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West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Demographic and Health Survey Data Sets

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Demographic and Health Survey Data Sets present grids of maternal education levels and household wealth based on Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) cluster level data for ten West African countries. While the maternal education levels are comparable across countries, owing to different underlying indicators, the household wealth index is not. Education can directly influence risk perception, skills and knowledge and indirectly reduce poverty, improve health, and promote access to information and resources. When facing natural hazards or climate risks, educated individuals, households, and societies are assumed to be more empowered and more adaptive in their response to, preparation for, and recovery from disasters. Education is a key background indicator that helps contextualize a country's health and development situation. The household wealth index is a composite measure of a household's cumulative living standard. The wealth index is calculated using easy-to-collect data on a household's ownership of selected assets, such as televisions and bicycles, materials used for housing construction, and types of water access and sanitation facilities. Bayesian spatial interpolation methods were employed to create country level grids based on DHS cluster point data for each country. Data are from the following dates by country: Benin (2006), Cameroon (2011), Cote d'Ivoire (2012), Ghana (2008), Guinea (2012), Liberia (2011), Nigeria (2010), Sierra Leone (2008), and Togo (1998).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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https://doi.org/10.7927/H4F769H4
https://doi.org/10.7927/H4222RQJ
https://doi.org/10.7927/H4X9287N
https://doi.org/10.7927/H4SJ1HHX
https://doi.org/10.7927/H4J10131
https://doi.org/10.7927/H4DB7ZR7
https://doi.org/10.7927/H48K7719
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https://doi.org/10.7927/H4125QK5
https://doi.org/10.7927/H4W95738
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https://doi.org/10.7927/H4H41PCK
https://doi.org/10.7927/H49K485P
https://doi.org/10.7927/H4K0726D
http://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi4042561

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher SEDAC
Maintainer
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Data First Published 2018-12-06
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-12-06
Category WACVM, geospatial
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Citation Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2018-12-06. West Africa Coastal Vulnerability Mapping: Demographic and Health Survey Data Sets. Version 1.00. Palisades, NY. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H45T3HFZ. https://doi.org/10.7927/H45T3HFZ.
Creator Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University
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Temporal 1998-01-01T00:00:00Z/2013-12-31T00:00:00Z

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