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HH member has micro-finance organization account

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MICROACCT indicates whether a member of the household has an account with a micro-finance organization. Such organizations offer financial services to low-income populations. Almost all such organizations give loans to their members, and some organizations offer other services, such as insurance and financial deposit options.

The information in MICROACCT 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.


MICROACCT has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Benin 2017: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-M, 2017-H, 2017-W