Sonia Bhalotra and Cliff Attfield, "Intrahousehold Resource Allocation in
Rural Pakistan: A Semiparametric Analysis", Journal of Applied Econometrics,
Vol. 13, No. 5, 1998, pp. 463-480.
There is a single data file, called ba-data.dat, which is zipped in the file
ba-data.zip. The file is an ASCII file in DOS format. When unzipping it on a
Unix system, use "unzip -a".
Filesize: 4046901 (Unix format)
4183275 (DOS format)
The file is organized as columns separated by spaces. The data are a cross
section of households, and the columns are variables. The number of records
is 136374. Min record length=7 and max=105.
Number of observations=9741
Number of variables=700
Source of data: Household Income and Expenditure Survey, Government of
Pakistan.
LIST OF VARIABLES (slash denotes end of line in the data file):
hhcode fdsh lsize lpcexp lpcexpsq/
lpcinc lpcincsq mksh adsh chsh/
dp dn ds db dq1 dq2 dq3 dq4/
dmorder dforder hhhlit hhslit/
prpm01-prpm08/
wprpm09 wprpm10-wprpm15 pmwork5-pmwork7/
dprpm09 dprpm10-dprpm15 pmdept5-pmdept7/
prpf01-prpf08/
wprpf09 wprpf10-wprpf15 pfwork5-pfwork7/
dprpf09 dprpf10-dprpf15 pfdept5-pfdept7/
prpm01-prpm09/
prpm10-prpm15 m5-m7/
prpf01-prpf09/
prpf10-prpf15 f5-f7.
Variable definitions:
hhcode = household ID
fdsh = share of food expenditure in household budget
lsize = log of household size
lpcexp = log of per capita expenditure of household
lpcexpsq = square of lpcexp
lpcinc = log of per capita income of household
lpcincsq = square of lpcinc
mksh = share of milk expenditure in household budget
chsh = share of budget spent on "child goods"
adsh = share of budget spent on "adult goods"
dp = dummy variable that is 1 if province=Punjab
dn = dummy variable that is 1 if province=NWFP
ds = dummy variable that is 1 if province=Sind
dq1 = dummy variable that is 1 if quarter=1
dq2 = dummy variable that is 1 if quarter=1
dq3 = dummy variable that is 1 if quarter=1
dq4 = dummy variable that is 1 if quarter=1
dmorder = birth order dummy for males
(dmorder is defined as 1 if there exists a male child in the hh)
dforder = birth order dummy for females
hhhlit = literacy (0/1) of household head
hhslit = literacy (0/1) of household head's spouse
prpm(i) = number of males of age i as a proportion of total hh size.
prpf(i) = number of females of age i as a proportion of total hh size.
wprpm(i) = number of working males of age i as propn. of hhsize
wprpf(i) = number of working females of age i as propn of hhsize
dprpm(i) = number of dependent males of age i as a propn of hhsize
dprpf(i) = number of dependent females of age i as a propn of hhsize
(NB: wprpm(i)+dprpm(i)=prpm(i), ie propn working males + propn dependent
males = propn males.)
pmwork(i) = number of working males of age-group i as a proportion of hhsize.
pfwork(i) = number of working females of age-group i as a proportion of
hhsize.
pmdept(i) = number of dependent males of age-group i as a proportion of hhsize.
pfdept(i) = number of dependent females of age-group i as a proportion of
hhsize.
Sonia R. Bhalotra
Department of Economics
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN
U.K.
E-mail: s.bhalotra@bristol.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 117 928 8418
Fax: +44 117 928 8577