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    WorldPop dataset details: Kenya, female adult literacy in 2008/9

    DATASET: version 1.0 estimates of the proportion of women aged 15-49 per grid square that were classed as literate in 2008/9; the data series is comprised of two datasets, a) predicted proportion of female literacy (KEN_literacy_F.tif), and b) related uncertainty map (KEN_literacy_F_interdecile.tif).
    REGION: Africa
    SPATIAL RESOLUTION: 0.00833333 decimal degrees (approx 1km at the equator)
    PROJECTION: Geographic, WGS84
    UNITS: Dataset a: Proportion of women aged 15-49 classed at literate (median value); dataset b: Interdecile range - the difference between the first and the ninth deciles (uncertainty dataset).
    MAPPING APPROACH: Bayesian geostatistical modelling methods in combination with high resolution gridded spatial covariates applied to GPS-located household survey data on literacy from the DHS program, circa 2008/9.
    FORMAT: Geotiff (zipped using 7-zip (open access tool): www.7-zip.org)
    FILENAMES: Example - KEN_literacy_F.tif = Kenya (KEN) female (F) literacy values.
    DATE OF PRODUCTION: March 2017
    CITATION: Bosco, C.; Alegana, V.; Bird, T.; Pezzulo, C.; Bengtsson, L.; Sorichetta, A.; Steele, J.; Hornby, G.; Ruktanonchai, C.; Ruktanonchai, N.; Wetter, E.; Tatem, A. J. (2017): Exploring the high-resolution mapping of gender disaggregated development indicators. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 14(129). DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2016.0825.

    DOI: 10.5258/SOTON/WP00126

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