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HH has rickshaw/van

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RICKSHAW indicates whether the household, or some member of the household, has or owns a rickshaw or van.

The information in RICKSHAW 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.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, RICKSHAW is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Bangladesh [top]

The 2007 Bangladesh survey asks if the household has a rickshaw or van. The 2011, 2014, and 2018 Bangladesh surveys ask if any household member owns a rickshaw or van.

Comparability — Ethiopia [top]

The 2019 Ethiopian survey asked whether the household had a "bajaja."

Comparability — Myanmar [top]

The 2015 Myanmar survey asks whether any household member owns a "tuk tuk" (a three-wheeled motorized vehicle used as a taxi, also known as an "auto rickshaw") or "htawlargyi" (locally made village vehicle or trailer).

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

The 2017 Pakistan survey asks whether any household member owns "a Rickshaw/chingchi." The latter term refers to a motorcycle with an attached compartment for carrying passengers.


  • Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh 2011: Ever-married women age 12-49.
  • Bangladesh 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Chad 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2019: All women age 15-49.
  • Myanmar 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Afghanistan: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H, 2015-W
  • Bangladesh: 2007-W, 2007-H, 2007-W, 2007-B, 2007-M, 2007-C, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-H, 2011-W, 2011-B, 2011-M, 2014-W, 2014-H, 2014-B, 2014-C, 2014-W
  • Chad: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-H
  • Ethiopia: 2019-W, 2019-C, 2019-B, 2019-H
  • Myanmar: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H, 2015-W
  • Pakistan: 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-M, 2017-H, 2017-W