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NEXTKIDSEXPREF (NEXTKIDSEXPREF)
Preferred gender of next birth

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Description

NEXTKIDSEXPREF reports the preferred gender of the respondent's next child: boy, girl, either, or some other response (such as "up to God").

Comparability

Along with universe differences, NEXTKIDSEXPREF varies across samples in terms of whether an "other response" category was included. Presumably such "other" responses were combined with "either" for samples lacking this "other" response category. IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding to give both of these non-gendered answers a common first digit of 3 and distinguishes between "either" and "some other response" in the second digit.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Universe

  • Burundi 1987: Currently married women age 15-49 who want to have another child.
  • Pakistan 1991: Currently married women age 15-49 who are not sterilized and whose partners are not sterilized and who want to have another child.
  • Senegal 1986: Currently married women age 15-49 who want to have another child.
  • Yemen 1991: Currently married women age 15-54 who are not sterilized and whose partners are not sterilized, who are not currently pregnant, and who want to have another child.
  • Burundi: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B
  • Senegal: 1986-W, 1986-C, 1986-B
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C