Dear List (I hope the subject line reflects what I intend to present as
my problem),
Something has been slowly eating away at me and at this point I have
decided to seek help from the list. I have plot level data on use of
soil conservation measures and would like to construct a "single"
dependent variable for each household for use in a multinomial logit.
The data look something like this
hhd_id plnum fert man fanyaju
1001 1 0 1 0
1001 2 0 1 1
1001 3 1 0 1
1002 1 0 0 0
1002 2 1 1 1
1003 1 1 0 0
Where
hhd_id: Household id
plnum: Plot number (a household may have more than one plot)
And fert, man and fanyaju are 3 possible soil conservation measures a
household may undertake (it is possible that more than one measure can
be applied to a plot)
My question is how do I go about with constructing a single dependent
variable for use in a multinomial logit in this case (and would this be
correct). I have considered the simplest case where I construct a simple
dummy for each plot indicating whether or not a household used at least
one of the measures however, I feel that it would be more interesting if
I could say something on the determinants for the use of the different
measures
Many thanks
Ronnie
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