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Palestine - Expenditure and Consumption Survey, PECS 1995/1996 (For documentation only)

Mother present at home (PMPRES)
File: Pal_1996_Person
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimals: 0
Range: 1-3
Valid cases: 25386 (25018.7)
Invalid: 6301 (6217)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 2
Mean: 1.2 (1.2)
Standard deviation: 0.4 (0.4)
Indicates whether the mother is present at home, not a household member or dead.
All individuals
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
1 Yes 20937 20612 82.4%
2 Mother is not a household member 4449 4407 17.6%
3 Mother is dead 0 0 0.0%
Sysmiss 6301 6217
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Imputation and Derivation
Generated by ERF
There might be a problem identifying the mother from the Roster in case of multiple spouses. This variable can be clearly identified only in the fathers'/mothers' ID is provided in the dataset. In case of only one spouse she is assumed to be the mother, unless the age checking is could identify those living with their step mother (mother died or divorced).

• All parents related variables were generated by ERF including the presence status generated using the relationship to head variable, therefore those dead could not be identified.

• Father's and Mother's variables were generated for head of the household's children, the head him/herself whenever his/her parent(s) are household members, for head’s siblings if parents’ data is available, and for head’s grandchildren if he/she has sons/daughters married or in laws leaving in the household. In some cases, children were linked to their parents based on the HH data entry order.

• Since the relationship to the head variable did not include the son/daughter in law category, to generate the in-laws' characteristics, we assumed that the son in law is a married male recoded as other relative in the relationship to head variable where the number of married female daughters in the household >=1.
The same technique was applied to the daughter in law , a married female recoded as other relative in the relationship to head variable where the number of married male sons >=1 is considered a daughter in law.

• In case of the head has multiple spouses, the identification of the children’s mothers among different spouses is judgmental whether on age basis, or on members order in the household.

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