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Has car

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CAR indicates whether the household owns a car or a truck.

Respondents were asked to report what assets the household owned in order to calculate a wealth index based on assets. This information can be found in the variables SCORE, WEALTHQ, and WEALTHT.

The question associated with this variable was included in the household questionnaire.

Comparability — Index



Apart from slight variation in question wording, CAR is largely comparable across samples. Most commonly, this question was worded as "Does your household have a car or truck?"

Comparability — India [top]

The Round 1 survey asked if the household owned a car.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

CAR in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable CAR in IPUMS-DHS. There may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • All persons.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2016
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2016
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2017
  • Ghana: 2013-2016
  • India: 2016-2017
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2016
  • Nigeria: 2014-2017
  • Uganda: 2014-2017