Summary for Variable Group: Sociodemographic characteristics
The variables in this group describe the respondent's marital status, age, racial and ethnic background, religion, attitudes, region of residence, and farm experience. In addition, the unique identifier variable is included in this group. Information related to the respondent's education is described in the "Education" variable group.
Better if man earns main living and woman stays home?
|IFSS_ACHIEVE describes to what extent the respondent believes it is better if the man earns the main living in the household.
General Comparability Notes
Summary: This variable is highly comparable across three surveys, with only minor differences in the question wording.
This variable applies to all respondents across three surveys. In the 1970 National Fertility Survey and the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, respondents were asked if they agreed with the following statement: "It is much better for everyone involved if the man is the achiever outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and family." In the 2002 NSFG the statement changed slightly to: "It is much better for everyone if the man earns the main living and the woman takes care of the home and family." The change in wording is unlikely to substantively affect analysis.
Across all surveys, respondents had the option of selecting one of the following answers: "strongly agree," "agree," "uncertain/don't know," "disagree," "strongly disagree," or "refused/no answer." The 2002 NSFG survey provided insistent respondents with an additional answer: "neither agree nor disagree," which is coded as "uncertain/don't know" in the harmonized variable.
Imputation Flag Exists
|Imputation Flag Values|
|1||Imputed in original study|
|3||Month imputed (Original file edit)|
|4||Age known, month imputed|
|5||Originally imputed as June, recoded to random month|
|7||Multiple regression imputed: Not ascertained|
|8||Multiple regression imputed: Refused|
|9||Multiple regression imputed: Don't know|
|10||Midpoint of a given range|
|11||Answer comes from a follow-up question|
|12||Midpoint of a range given as a follow-up|
|13||Answer is rounded up|
|14||Answer is rounded down|
|15||Reported months and weeks, weeks<=4|
|17||Reported months=weeks & weeks>4|
|18||Reported months!=trunc(weeks/4.35), months!=weeks, weeks>4|
|19||Months coded NA/RF/DK|
|20||Weeks coded NA/RF/DK|
|21||Impossible to determine which method used last|