Variable wlthind5 : Wealth index quintiles

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-5
Valid case(s): 33273 (28163)
Invalid: 0 (0)

File: hl

De jure household members (usual residents)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Poorest 10886 5634 20.0%
2 Second 6435 5626 20.0%
3 Middle 5823 5639 20.0%
4 Fourth 5303 5634 20.0%
5 Richest 4826 5629 20.0%
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