Uniform October CPS Person-Household File - Appendix G Calculation of Number of Children Aged 0-5 for 1968-1977 OCSP029 - Calculation of Number of Children Aged 0-5 for 1968-1977. OCTOBER CPS - DATA DOCUMENTATION OCSP029 From: Linda Jordan Date: November 23, 1990 Subj: Notes about Variable #85 NUMCHD5, Number of children in household with age <= 5. This note should become an appendix to OCD064 Notes about Variable #85 - NUMCHD5 For the years 1968 through 1977, the data sets contain records for respondents aged 3 and up. In the later years, there is a record for each member of the household aged 0 and older. Thus, for the earlier years there is no way to directly calculate the value for variable #85, NUMCHD5 (number of children aged 0-5 in the household). For these years, NUMCHD5 was calculated by subtracting the number of children in the family aged 6-13 (determined by counting records for that age group in each household) from the sum of the variables Number of Boys aged 0-13 plus Number of Girls aged 0-13. Special cases were handled as follows: a. If both variables Number of Boys aged 0-13 and Number of Girls aged 0-13 were missing, the actual number of records in the household with children aged 3-5 was used as the value for NUMCHD5. A counter was maintained to indicate how many times this occurred. b. If either of the variables Number of Boys or Number of Girls was missing but the other was coded, the available information was used and treated as if it were complete. c. If the actual number of children aged 3-5 in a household exceeds the calculation for number of children aged 0-5, then the count for children aged 3-5 in the data set is used. A counter was also maintained to indicate the number of times that this occurred. d. If the calcualtion for children aged 0-5 results in a negative value, then 0 is used as the count. A counter indicates the number of times that this occurred. Note that this check was done after the check in step c. The number of occurrences of these "special" cases for each year are as follows: Year Step a. Step c. Step d. 1968 119 417 389 1969 181 286 468 1970 90 414 512 1971 69 350 545 1972 86 412 534 1973 51 469 521 1974 125 342 394 1975 85 303 389 1976 67 231 430 1977 91 239 380