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st: PCA- Wealth index

From   Loveena Dookhony <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: PCA- Wealth index
Date   Thu, 27 Jan 2005 12:40:49 -0600 (CST)

      I was following the message thread between you and Amadou on the
Stata website. I am also trying to make a wealth index using STATA. I
am a bit confused as to what command to use:

I am doing:

pca roof car borehole ......
score index

Is this my wealth index, the 1st eigenfactor??

What's the difference between pca and factor?

I will appreciate your help in this matter ( coming from a random

Thank you very much.

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