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For the individual studies, this variable exists in different sections from CPES.

Variable Label: Male head of household during most childhood


DM_CH8 Who was the male head of your household for most of your childhood?
IF R SAYS "FATHER", PROBE: Was that your biological father, step-father, adoptive father, or someone else?
IF R SAYS IT CHANGED, PROBE: Who was the male head of your household for most of the time before you turned seventeen?

A discrepancy exists between the question text in the surveys. You may wish to compare question text to determine how it affects the variable results.

This constructed variable combines the long form and short form versions of the question. For more information, please consult the processing notes (PDF 456K).

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Applicable for all respondents.

ValueLabelFrequencyValid
Percent
Total
Percent
1BIOLOGICAL FATHER558580.14%60.17%
2ADOPTIVE FATHER/STEP FATHER (SPOUSE/PARTNER OF MOTHER)63109.05%06.80%
4OTHER MALE (SPECIFY)26103.75%02.81%
5NO MALE IN HOUSEHOLD49207.06%05.30%
-9REFUSED9-00.10%
-8DONT KNOW1-00.01%
.Missing2303-24.81%

Disclaimer: Frequencies displayed above are not weighted.

A discrepancy exists between the response text in the surveys.

  • Missing Data Codes: -9 (Refused), -8 (Don't know), . (Missing)
  • Total Cases: 9282

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