Codes and Frequencies
LITWRITE indicates whether the respondent can write a letter.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, LITWRITE is largely comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
LITWRITE is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Pakistan [top]
The 1991 Pakistan survey asks whether the respondent can write a simple letter.
- Pakistan 1991: Women age 15-49 who have no education or whose highest level of education was primary school and who can read easily or with difficulty.
- Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54 who have no education or whose highest level of education was less than 4 years of primary school and who can read.