Circumstances, Independent Variables
Our circumstances are the conditions that divide our survey population into groups, they are our independent variables. For each indicator we define which circumstances may impact access and then run the algorithm to see what our data says. We often find that is not a singular circumstance, but an intersection of these circumstances which creates disadvantage in access. So for example, as we mentioned before… when we look at access to electricity as an indicator we are looking at Residence, Education, and Wealth as possible circumstance.