Variable wlthind5 : wealth index quintiles

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-5
Valid case(s): 43440 (18031070.1)
Invalid: 0 (0)

File: hh

Source of information
Variables constructed for analysis


Value Category Cases Weighted
0 2929 0 0.0%
1 Poorest 6010 3.671968E6 20.4%
2 Second 6755 3.501742E6 19.4%
3 Middle 8329 3.587851E6 19.9%
4 Fourth 9761 3.820422E6 21.2%
5 Richest 9656 3.449088E6 19.1%
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: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit