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How owned dwelling was acquired

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For housing occupied via ownership or a long-term lease, HOMEOWNGOTHOW reports the answer, from the respondent for the household survey, to the question, "How did you acquire this dwelling?" (e.g., bought versus inherited)

The information in HOMEOWNGOTHOW 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.


HOMEOWNGOTHOW has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Senegal 2005: Women age 15-49 in households that own their dwelling or have a long-term lease and were surveyed in Dakar.
  • Senegal: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-M, 2005-H, 2005-W