IFSS_ACHIEVE: Better if man earns main living and woman stays home?

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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.


IFSS_ACHIEVE

Better if man earns main living and woman stays home?

Availability

2002 NSFG
1995 NSFG
1970 NFS

Source Variables

Source Questions

ACHIEVE IH-12 2002 NSFG
ACHIEVE ID-6 1995 NSFG
ATT_MOMHM CM327/PM218 1970 NFS

Description

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.

See Also:
IFSS_WARM
IFSS_AVGIDEAL

Imputation Flag Exists

Imputation Flag Values
-1 Illogical value
0 Not imputed
1 Imputed in original study
2 Logically imputed
3 Month imputed (Original file edit)
4 Age known, month imputed
5 Originally imputed as June, recoded to random month
6 Month imputed
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
16 Reported months=trunc(weeks/4.35)
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

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