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Preferred language for teaching child

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CHHEDTEACHLANG indicates whether the parent or caretaker of the child selected for the child education module preferred that child (CHHEDKIDLINENO) be taught in their home language (other than English), in English, or in both English and the language spoken at home.

The information in CHHEDTEACHLANG is taken from the household record and applies to regular household members, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.


CHHEDTEACHLANG has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

CHHEDTEACHLANG is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Ghana 2014: Women age 15-49 in households with a child age 4-15 who 1) was selected for the child education module and 2) whose parent/caretaker lives in the same household.
  • Ghana: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-H, 2014-W