Annex 2: Education Related Variables in the Selected Datasets
A2.1 Nepal’s 2006 DHS Dataset
The dataset from 2006 Nepal DHS contains seven SPSS data files: (i) Births Recode, (ii) Couples’ Recode, (iii) Household Recode, (iv) Individual Recode, (v) Children’s Recode, (vi) Male Recode, and (vii) Household Member Recode. The last data file NPPR51FL.SAV (for the individual household members; 44,057 persons x 258 variables) contains all necessary information except for one important differential of access to and attainment of education, the “wealth index” (households grouped into five quintiles based on wealth). The wealth index could obtain from the third data file for the households. The selected variables from NPPR51FL.SAV are:
From the above variables, the following frequency tables could be constructed for the children aged 5-14.
A2.2 Albania’s 2005 LSMS Dataset
The 2005 Albania LSMS covered 3,638 households residing 17,302 persons. The survey datasets are available on the LSMS website. Since LSMS questionnaire covers several topics and items, datasets were split into several files. The datasets directly concerned with education are educationa_cl.sav (for preschool education), educationb_cl.sav (for general education and literacy), and household_rostera_cl.sav (for age, and sex).
The selected variables from those datasets are:
From the above variables, literacy (read and write) and schooling status for the children aged 7-14 could be analyzed as seen in the following tables: