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Reason first started working: Husband died/became ill

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WK1STHUSBILL indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported the death or illness of her husband as the reason for starting to work.


WK1STHUSBILL has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

WK1STHUSBILL is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever worked.
  • Pakistan: 1991-B, 1991-W, 1991-C