Volume 36 - Article 31 | Pages 893–904  

Extracting and reshaping World Fertility Survey data in Stata

By Germán Rodriguez, Trevor Croft


Background: The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) program has made available online a large number of public use files from its predecessor, the World Fertility Survey (WFS) program, see wfs.dhsprogram.com.

Contribution: To encourage and facilitate the use of these data we provide a Stata command that can be used to extract and reshape the data, using local copies or directly from the DHS data archive pages.

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