Volume 36 - Article 31 | Pages 893–904 Author has provided data and code for replicating results

Extracting and reshaping World Fertility Survey data in Stata

By Germán Rodriguez, Trevor Croft

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Date received:25 Nov 2016
Date published:22 Mar 2017
Word count:2694
Keywords:birth history, Stata, survey, surveys, union histories
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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.

Author's Affiliation

Germán Rodriguez - Princeton University, United States of America [Email]
Trevor Croft - ICF International, United States of America [Email]

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