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LIVELIHOOD (LIVELIHOOD)
Livelihood zone of household
Group: Social

LIVELIHOOD is a categorical variable expressed as a 6-digit numeric variable. The first 3 digits are the ISO country code, and the last 3 digits are the livelihood zone number for that country. Livelihood zones are country-specific.

Codes

-998 = Missing

Please refer to the livelihood zone legend for the list of livelihood zones' labels and codes, categorized by country.

Description

LIVELIHOOD reports the predominant livelihood zone within a 5-kilometer circular buffer around each DHS cluster location. Livelihood zones can be used as an indicator for sources of food and/or income and as a measure of people's vulnerability to hazards, such as flood, drought, food crisis, market disruption, or conflicts.

Information on livelihood zones are available for selected countries of Africa, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Livelihood zones are country-specific; therefore, codes and labels for LIVELIHOOD vary across countries.

The original LIVELIHOOD zone codes from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) begin with the 2-character alphabetic ISO code followed by the livelihood zone code. In place of the 2-character alphabetic ISO code used in the source data, IPUMS-DHS substitutes the 3-digit ISO country code (e.g., 231 for Ethiopia), followed by the 3-digit numeric livelihood zone code (e.g., 177 for West Central Teff).

LIVELIHOOD, like the other IPUMS-DHS contextual variables, is calculated and based on sources external to the DHS data. For more information on IPUMS-DHS contextual variables and how they are constructed, refer to the documentation on these variables.

Comparability

Livelihood zones are country-specific; therefore, LIVELIHOOD is only comparable within countries.

Comparability - Standard DHS

LIVELIHOOD is a contextual variable based on sources outside the DHS data.

Universe

  • Angola 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 1993: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Burkina Faso 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Burundi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Burundi 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2007: All women age 15-49.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Guinea 1999: All women age 15-49.
  • Guinea 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Guinea 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar 1997: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 1995: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 2001: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Mozambique 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Niger 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 1990: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Nigeria 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 1997: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Senegal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 1999: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Tanzania 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia 2007: All women age 15-49.
  • Zambia 2013: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 1999: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Angola: 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H
  • Burkina Faso: 1993-W, 1993-M, 1993-C, 1993-B, 1993-H, 1998-W, 1998-M, 1998-C, 1998-B, 1998-H, 2003-W, 2003-M, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-H, 2010-M, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-H
  • Burundi: 2010-C, 2010-M, 2010-B, 2010-H, 2010-W, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2007-H, 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-M, 2007-W, 2013-W, 2013-H, 2013-C, 2013-B, 2013-M
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-M, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-H, 2005-W, 2005-M, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-H, 2011-W, 2011-M, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Guinea: 1999-W, 1999-M, 1999-C, 1999-B, 1999-H, 2005-W, 2005-M, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-H, 2012-W, 2012-M, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-H
  • Kenya: 2003-W, 2003-M, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-H, 2008-W, 2008-M, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-H, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-M, 2014-B, 2014-H
  • Lesotho: 2004-W, 2004-M, 2004-H, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2009-W, 2009-M, 2009-H, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-M, 2014-H
  • Madagascar: 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-H, 2008-W, 2008-M, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-H
  • Malawi: 2000-W, 2000-M, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-H, 2004-W, 2004-M, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2004-H, 2010-W, 2010-M, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-H, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Mali: 1995-W, 1995-M, 1995-C, 1995-B, 1995-H, 2001-W, 2001-M, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2001-H, 2006-W, 2006-M, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-H, 2012-W, 2012-M, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-H
  • Mozambique: 2011-W, 2011-M, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-H
  • Niger: 1992-W, 1992-M, 1992-C, 1992-B, 1992-H, 1998-W, 1998-M, 1998-C, 1998-B, 1998-H
  • Nigeria: 1990-W, 1990-C, 1990-B, 1990-H, 2003-W, 2003-M, 2003-C, 2003-H, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-M, 2008-C, 2008-H, 2008-B, 2013-W, 2013-M, 2013-C, 2013-H, 2013-B
  • Senegal: 1992-B, 1992-M, 1992-H, 1992-W, 1992-C, 1997-B, 1997-M, 1997-H, 1997-W, 1997-C, 2005-B, 2005-M, 2005-H, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2010-B, 2010-M, 2010-H, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2012-B, 2012-H, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2015-M, 2015-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-M, 2016-H
  • Tanzania: 1999-B, 1999-W, 1999-M, 1999-C, 1999-H, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-M, 2010-C, 2010-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H
  • Zambia: 2007-B, 2007-W, 2007-M, 2007-C, 2007-H, 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-M, 2013-H
  • Zimbabwe: 1999-H, 1999-B, 1999-W, 1999-M, 1999-C, 2005-H, 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-M, 2005-C, 2010-H, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-M, 2010-C, 2015-H, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M