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CELL
Cellular phone availability

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      class Cell:public Editor {

public:
    Cell(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::ng2008a:
        {
            if (NG2008A_0047(0) == 2 && NG2008A_0053(0) == 1)
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::ng2009a:
        {
            if (NG2009A_0051(0) == 2 && NG2009A_0057(0) == 1)
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
		case dataset_id::fj2014a:
        {
            if ((FJ2014A_0078(0) > 0 && FJ2014A_0078(0) < 99) || (FJ2014A_0082(0) > 0 && FJ2014A_0082(0) < 9))
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

CELL indicates the availability of a cellular phone in the household.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Argentina
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Fiji
Indonesia
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Kenya
Mexico
Mozambique
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Palestine
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda

Comparability — General

The variable is comparable across samples, apart from differences in the universe.

Many samples indicate the presence of a land-line telephone connection in PHONE. In some of those samples, the presence of cellular phones is included with land lines.

Comparability — Argentina [top]

The census question asks whether the household has a cellular telephone.

Comparability — Botswana [top]

In 2011, the census question asks whether a household member owns a cellphone. The sample includes additional unharmonized variables indicating how many members own cell phones in the household and a person level variable identifying whether each individual owns a cell phone.

Comparability — Brazil [top]

The census question asks whether the housing unit has a cellular telephone.

Comparability — Burkina Faso [top]

The 2006 census question refers to the number of working cellular phones in the household.

Comparability — Cambodia [top]

The underlying source variable reports the number of cell phones owned by household members.

Comparability — Costa Rica [top]

The 2011 census question asks for the number of cellular phone lines in the dwelling.

Comparability — Ecuador [top]

The 2010 census question asks whether any household member has cellular phone service available to them.

Comparability — Egypt [top]

The underlying source variable reports the number of cell phones available for use by household members.

Comparability — El Salvador [top]

The census question required that a member of the household own a cellular phone, not simply have access to one.

Comparability — Fiji [top]

The 2007 census question refers to whether any member of the household owns a cellular phone. The 2014 sample indicates whether any member of the household owns a mobile or smart phone. The underlying data in 2007 and 2014 reports the number of mobile phones.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

Users should note the data for 2005 is not integrated here. The concept for the question in 2005 concerned ownership of any phone, but did not distinguish the cellular from land-lines. Those who are interested in cell phones for 2005 should refer to the PHONE variable.

Comparability — Israel [top]

The 2008 sample provides details on whether the household had more than one mobile phone in the corresponding unharmonized source variable.

Comparability — Italy [top]

The 2011 census asked whether a household member possesses at least one cellular phone with active service.

Comparability — Jamaica [top]

The census instructions are inconsistent with the questionnaire labels; we privilege the questionnaire in our interpretation. We assume that a response of "cellular" includes all households with cell phones. Households that had access to a phone only via a neighbor's facility are coded to "no". See the unharmonized source variable for the original categories.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The 2009 census question asks whether the household owns a cellular phone.

Comparability — Mexico [top]

The census question for the 2010 and 2015 Mexico samples requires that a member of the household own a cellular phone, not simply have access to one, and that the device be in working condition or with the intent to repair.

Comparability — Mozambique [top]

The 2007 census question asks for the number of people in the household that have a cellular phone.

Comparability — Nicaragua [top]

The census question required that a member of the household own a cellular phone, not simply have access to one.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

The 2006 and 2007 samples have a single source variable concerning cell phones in the household with "Access" and "Owns" as separate response categories. Households with access to or ownership of a cell phone are included in the "Yes" category in the integrated variable.

The 2008 and 2009 samples have two source variable concerning cell phones in the household. One variable records whether the household owns a cell phone. The other variable records whether the household has access to a cell phone. Households that own or have access to a cell phone are included in the "Yes" category in the integrated variable. See source variables for detail on ownership versus access.

The 2010 sample records whether someone in the household owns a cellular telephone in working condition.

Comparability — Palestine [top]

The data combine separate responses for Israeli and Palestinian cell phone service. See the unharmonized source variables for the original data.

Comparability — Panama [top]

The 2010 census question asks whether the household has a cellular phone.

Comparability — Paraguay [top]

The 2002 census question asks whether the household has a cellular phone.

Comparability — Philippines [top]

The 2010 census asked whether the household owns a cellular phone in working condition.

Comparability — Rwanda [top]

The 2002 census question required that a member of the household own a cellular phone, not simply have access to one. In 2012, the question only indicates that it has to be in functioning condition.

Comparability — Sierra Leone [top]

A large proportion of households do not have a response.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The question differs across samples with respect to the in-universe responses. In 1996 and 2007 the question was not addressed to collective households; in 2001 only "homeless" households were excluded. In 2011, the universe includes only private households residing in conventional housing units or converted hostels. Private households who spent census night in a hotel, or other collective dwelling or institution or that were in transit on census night are excluded from the universe. In 2016, the question is asked of all households.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The census question questionnaire asks if the household has or owns a mobile phone.

Comparability — Uganda [top]

The census question required that a member of the household own a cellular phone, not simply have access to one.

Universe

  • Argentina 2001: Non-collective dwellings and not homeless
  • Argentina 2010: All households
  • Botswana 2011: Private households
  • Brazil 2010: Occupied permanent private housing units
  • Burkina Faso 2006: All households
  • Cambodia 2008: Regular households
  • Cambodia 2013: All households
  • Chile 1992: Private occupied dwellings
  • Chile 2002: Private occupied dwellings
  • Costa Rica 2011: All households
  • Dominican Republic 2010: Private, occupied dweillings
  • Ecuador 2010: Private households
  • Egypt 2006: Private households
  • El Salvador 2007: Occupied private dwellings with people present
  • Fiji 2007: All households
  • Fiji 2014: All households
  • Indonesia 2010: Households in regular enumeration areas and enumerated apartments in remote areas
  • Israel 2008: Private households
  • Italy 2011: Private households
  • Jamaica 2001: Private households
  • Jordan 2004: Not hotel or public housing unit
  • Kenya 2009: Conventional households or refugee camps
  • Lesotho 2006: All households
  • Liberia 2008: All households
  • Mexico 2010: Dwellings built for habitation
  • Mexico 2015: Dwellings built for habitation
  • Morocco 2014: All households
  • Mozambique 2007: Households in private occupied dwellings
  • Myanmar 2014: Conventional households
  • Nepal 2011: All households
  • Nicaragua 2005: Private households with inhabitants present or hotel, boarding house and guest house
  • Nigeria 2006: All households
  • Nigeria 2007: All households
  • Nigeria 2008: All households
  • Nigeria 2009: All households
  • Nigeria 2010: All households
  • Palestine 2007: All households except Jerusalem annexed by Israel in 1967
  • Panama 2010: Non-collective dwellings
  • Paraguay 2002: Private or multi-household dwellings
  • Peru 2007: Private occupied dwellings
  • Philippines 2010: All households
  • Rwanda 2002: Private households
  • Rwanda 2012: All househoulds
  • Senegal 2013: Ordinary households
  • Sierra Leone 2004: All households
  • South Africa 1996: Private households
  • South Africa 2001: Non-homeless households
  • South Africa 2007: Private households
  • South Africa 2011: Households in housing units or converted hostels
  • South Africa 2016: All households
  • South Sudan 2008: All households
  • Sudan 2008: All households
  • Suriname 2012: All households
  • Tanzania 2012: All households
  • Togo 2010: All households
  • Uganda 2002: Private households
  • Uruguay 2006: All households
  • Uruguay 2011: Private occupied households
  • Zambia 2010: All households

Availability

  • Argentina: 2001, 2010
  • Botswana: 2011
  • Brazil: 2010
  • Burkina Faso: 2006
  • Cambodia: 2008, 2013
  • Chile: 1992, 2002
  • Costa Rica: 2011
  • Dominican Republic: 2010
  • Ecuador: 2010
  • Egypt: 2006
  • El Salvador: 2007
  • Fiji: 2007, 2014
  • Indonesia: 2010
  • Israel: 2008
  • Italy: 2011
  • Jamaica: 2001
  • Jordan: 2004
  • Kenya: 2009
  • Lesotho: 2006
  • Liberia: 2008
  • Mexico: 2010, 2015
  • Morocco: 2014
  • Mozambique: 2007
  • Myanmar: 2014
  • Nepal: 2011
  • Nicaragua: 2005
  • Nigeria: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Palestine: 2007
  • Panama: 2010
  • Paraguay: 2002
  • Peru: 2007
  • Philippines: 2010
  • Rwanda: 2002, 2012
  • Senegal: 2013
  • Sierra Leone: 2004
  • South Africa: 1996, 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016
  • South Sudan: 2008
  • Sudan: 2008
  • Suriname: 2012
  • Tanzania: 2012
  • Togo: 2010
  • Uganda: 2002
  • Uruguay: 2006, 2011
  • Zambia: 2010