Data File Monthly

The data file contains observations of all households that are surveyed and accepted in the month. Each household is uniquely identified by an identity number. The first row in the data file contains variable names (column headers). Each row after the first row of the data file consists of observations of one household. Variables in the data file used for the estimation are described below:
  • HH_ID: This is a unique identifier of a household
  • COUNTRY: This specifies the country, in which the household is located.
  • STATE: This corresponds to the states of India, in which the household is located.
  • HR: This corresponds to Homogenous Region number.
  • TOWN_VILLAGE: Village number in case of rural regions and town number in case of urban regions.
  • REGION_TYPE: This indicates whether the household is in rural or urban regions.
  • SURVEY_STATUS: This is the status of survey for a household whether it was surveyed and ’Accepted’ or it was a ’Non-response’.
  • STRATA: The strata as defined in our sample design. This is the combination of state and region type.
  • FPC_REGION_HR_STATE_TOTAL: This is the number of homogeneous regions (surveyed and non-surveyed) at the State level as per Census 2011.
  • FPC_REGION_TV_HR_TOTAL: This is the number of towns and villages (surveyed and non-surveyed) in a Homogeneous region of the State as per Census 2011.
  • FPC_REGION_HH_TV: This is the estimated number of households (surveyed and non-surveyed) in a town or a village (surveyed and non-surveyed) as per Census 2011, depending on whether the REGION_TYPE is urban or rural, respectively.
  • HH_WEIGHT_STATE_REGTYPE_SAMPLE: This is the weight attached to each household for month-wise estimations. For urban, it is the ratio of the estimated population of households to the surveyed households in the urban region of the State. For rural, it is the ratio of the estimated population of households to the surveyed households in the rural region of the State.
  • CONSENTI_QUESTION_1_RESPONSE: This is the response recorded for question number
    1. The household can choose between three options-Better, Same, Worse.
  • CONSENTI_QUESTION_2_RESPONSE: This is the response recorded for question number
    2. The household can choose between three options-Better, Same, Worse.
  • CONSENTI_QUESTION_3_RESPONSE: This is the response recorded for question number
    3. The household can choose between three options- Good times, Uncertain times, Bad times.
  • CONSENTI_QUESTION_4_RESPONSE: This is the response recorded for question number
    4. The household can choose between three options-Continuously Good times, Uncertain with ups and down, Continuously bad times.
  • CONSENTI_QUESTION_5_RESPONSE: This is the response recorded for question number
    5. The household can choose between three options-Good time, same as other time, Bad time.
    1. GENDER: The gender of the respondent in a household. This is a binary response.
    2. AGE_YRS: The age in years of the respondent in a household. This is a numeric variable.
    3. AGE_MTH : The age in months, after the completed age in years of the respondent has been recorded in a household. This is a numeric variable.
  • NON_RESPONSE_FACTOR_HH_STATE_REGTYPE : This is the adjusting factor to take the non responses in the sample into account. It is the ratio of the sample households in a stratum in the month to the accepted households in that stratum in that month.

Dummy Variables
Each response recorded for each of the five questions in the raw data file is assigned a dummy variable. For each question, the response chosen by the household is assigned a value of 1. The other response then recieves a value of 0. These are:

  • QUESTION_No_1_BETTER: The favourable response receives a value of 1 when the household chooses the option-"BETTER". It is denoted as X1.
  • QUESTION_No_1_WORSE: The unfavourable response receives a value of 1 when the household chooses the option-"WORSE". It is denoted as Y1.
  • QUESTION_No_2_BETTER: The favourable response receives a value of 1 when the household chooses the option-"BETTER". It is denoted as X2.
  • QUESTION_No_2_WORSE : The unfavourable response a value of 1 when the household chooses the third option-"WORSE". It is denoted as Y2.
  • QUESTION_No_3_GOOD_TIMES: The favourable response receives a value of 1 when the household chooses the option-"GOOD TIMES". It is denoted as X3.
  • QUESTION_No_3_BAD_TIMES: The unfavourable response a value of 1 when the household chooses the option-"BAD TIMES". It is denoted as Y3.
  • QUESTION_No_4_CONTINUOUSLY_GOOD_TIMES: The favourable response receives a value of 1 when the household chooses the option-"CONTINUOUSLY GOOD TIMES". It is denoted as X14.
  • QUESTION_No_4_CONTINUOUSLY_BAD_TIMES: The unfavourable response a value of 1 when the household chooses the option-"CONTINUOUSLY BAD TIMES". It is denoted as Y14.
  • QUESTION_No_5_GOOD_TIME: The favourable response receives a value of 1 when the household chooses the option-"GOOD TIME". It is denoted as X15.
  • QUESTION_No_5__BAD_TIME: The unfavourable response a value of 1 when the household chooses the third option-"BAD TIME". It is denoted as Y15.