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Likelihood of eviction from current dwelling

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EVICTEDRISK reports the household respondent's evaluation of the likelihood of being evicted from the current dwelling, on a scale from not likely to very likely.

The information in EVICTEDRISK is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, 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.


Along with universe differences, EVICTEDRISK differs across samples in the number of response categories. To maximize comparability, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding for this variable. The first digit distinguishes between the broad categories of "Not likely," "Somewhat likely," and "Very likely." The second digit provides additional detail only sometimes available (e.g., code 31 for "eviction probable" versus code 32 for "eviction very likely").

Comparability - Standard DHS

EVICTEDRISK is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.


  • Egypt 2003: Ever-married women age 15-49 in households that do not own their dwelling.
  • Ghana 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2005: Women age 15-49 in households surveyed in Dakar.
  • Egypt: 2003-B, 2003-C, 2003-W, 2003-H
  • Ghana: 2003-C, 2003-H, 2003-M, 2003-W, 2003-B, 2003-W
  • Senegal: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-M, 2005-H, 2005-W