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HH owns sheep/goats

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SHEEPGOATYN indicates whether the household has sheep or goats. The related variables SHEEPYN and GOATYN indicate whether the household has sheep and goats, respectively.

The information in SHEEPGOATYN 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 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



SHEEPGOATYN slightly differs across samples in question wording, as noted below. Some samples asked whether the household "owned" these animals, while others asked whether the household "had" such animals (which might imply tending a flock without full ownership in some cases).

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Ethiopia [top]

The 2000 Ethiopian survey asked if the household "had" any sheep or goats.

Comparability — Mali [top]

The 2006 Malian survey asked if anyone in the household "owned" sheep or goats.


  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh 2011: Ever-married women age 12-49.
  • Bangladesh 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 2007-H, 2007-C, 2007-W, 2007-M, 2007-B, 2007-W, 2011-H, 2011-C, 2011-W, 2011-M, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2014-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-W
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-M, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-H
  • Mali: 2006-W, 2006-M, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-H
  • Senegal: 2005-H, 2005-W, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-M