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Palestine - Expenditure and Consumption Survey, PECS 1998 (For documentation only)

Literacy status (PLIT)
File: Pal_1998_Person
Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimals: 0
Range: 0-1
Valid cases: 12529 (12446.5)
Invalid: 7584 (7515.5)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 1
Mean: 0.9 (0.9)
Standard deviation: 0.3 (0.3)
Definition
This variable indicates whether the person is literate (can read and write) or not
Universe
All individuals aged 12+
Source of information
Data Dictionary & Questionnaire/Codebook
Categories
ValueCategoryCasesWeighted
0 No 1558 1537 12.3%
1 Can read & write 10971 10910 87.7%
Sysmiss 7584 7516
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
Derivation
Original survey variable recoded/renamed (Ref: Data dictionary.pdf)
Others
Notes
GENERAL NOTES
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A person is considered literate if they can both read and write and not just one or the other. A semi-literate person (one who can read, but cannot write) is said to be illiterate.
In the case where the survey asks only whether a person can read but does not ask if they can write, and in case there no information in the questionnaire about the reading and writing ability literacy cannot be determined, these are coded as missing.
If there are no questions about the read and write ability but the educational attainment is elementary or upper the individual is considered literate


COUNTRY SPECIFIC NOTES
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