Variable wlthind5 : Wealth index quintiles

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-5
Valid case(s): 9953 (9886.9)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 5

File: hh

Source of information
Variables constructed for analysis


Value Category Cases Weighted
0 1223 1157 11.7%
1 Poorest 2779 1934 19.6%
2 Second 1586 1627 16.5%
3 Middle 1493 1659 16.8%
4 Fourth 1447 1705 17.2%
5 Richest 1425 1805 18.3%
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.

Recoded variable
The wealth index is calculated by the program wealth.sps, which creates a data file wealth.sav that contains identification variables, a variable containing each household wealth score and a variable containing each household's wealth index. The program wealth.sps first produces frequencies of all household variables concerned with wealth or assets. It then recodes variables describing household and individual assets into dichotomous variables. The program then uses factor analysis (specifically principal components analysis) to calculate a wealth score for each household. Finally, it uses the wealth score to create household wealth quintiles (that is, the wealth index) and then saves them in an SPSS data file. Once the wealth index has been calculated, executing the program wealth_merge.sps will add it to the analysis files. 

All the above mentioned SPSS files can be found in the data processing folder under technical information.
Generated: MAR-07-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit