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Document Type
Comparative Reports
Publication Topic(s)
Household and Respondent Characteristics
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Ayad, Mohamed, Bernard Barrere, and James Otto. 1997. Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Households. DHS Comparative Studies No. 26. Calverton, Maryland, USA: Macro International
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Publication Date
September 1997
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This report provided information on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of households for 41 countries under the DHS II and DHS III programs. The study provides information on the age structure and size of households, household headship, levels of orphanhood, socioeconomic profile of households, housing characteristics, household possessions, and the standard of living index.


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