IFSS_ADKBORNUS_3: Third adopted child born in the US

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Summary for Variable Group: Adoption and adopted children

This variable group describes the respondent's experience with adoption, including whether she has ever considered adoption, as well as information about the first three children she adopted. This information includes the child's sex, relationship to the respondent, date of birth, Hispanic origin, and race, as well as when the child came to live with the respondent, whether the child still lives with the respondent, and whether the child was born in the U.S.


IFSS_ADKBORNUS_3

Third adopted child born in the US

Availability

2002 NSFG
1995 NSFG
1988 NSFG
1982 NSFG

Source Variables

Source Questions

OKBORNUS8 BJ-15 2002 NSFG
OKBORNUS5 BJ-15 2002 NSFG
OKBORNUS4 BJ-15 2002 NSFG
OKBORNUS3 BJ-15 2002 NSFG
OKBORNUS2 BJ-15 2002 NSFG
OKBORNUS BJ-15 2002 NSFG
OKBORN05 BL-14 1995 NSFG
OKBORN04 BL-14 1995 NSFG
OKBORN03 BL-14 1995 NSFG
OKBORN02 BL-14 1995 NSFG
OKBORN01 BL-14 1995 NSFG
OKBORN00 BL-14 1995 NSFG
B52C3 B-52 1988 NSFG
B57_3 B-57 1982 NSFG

Description

IFSS_ADKBORNUS_1, IFSS_ADKBORNUS_2, and IFSS_ADKBORNUS_3 indicate whether each of the respondent's first three adopted children was born in the United States.

General Comparability Notes

Summary: This variable is highly comparable across time. In all years, respondents were asked whether the child was born in the United States or in another country, and the answer categories are also the same across studies. There is some inconsistency in universe/focal child such that 1982 and 1988 are exactly comparable but 1995 and 2002 differ. These differences are described below.

The respondent universes were functionally equivalent in the four surveys (the respondent reported having non-biological children that had been under her care and whom she adopted). The differences in the applicability criteria, such as that the respondent had not yet begun her period, are unlikely to result in many women being left out of the question sample who would otherwise have been included. In 1982, women who were never married and never pregnant were also excluded, but given the rarity of single-parent adoptions at that time, it seems reasonable that the overall universe was not significantly changed.

We used the variables ADPTOTKD (2002) and ADPT00 (1995) to determine whether the referenced non-biological child was legally adopted by the respondent and included only those who were to make the answers as comparable to the earlier years as possible. IFSS_ADKIDNUM provides the non-biological child index of the first three adopted children.

We chose to harmonize only the first three adopted children across the studies to keep this variable consistent with the other non-biological children variables.

See also:
IFSS_ADKBORNUS_1
IFSS_ADKBORNUS_2
IFSS_ADKIDNUM1
IFSS_ADKIDNUM2
IFSS_ADKIDNUM3
IFSS_ADPKDRAC_1
IFSS_ADPKDRAC_2
IFSS_ADPKDRAC_3
IFSS_ADPKDSPN_1
IFSS_ADPKDSPN_2
IFSS_ADPKDSPN_3
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_1
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_2
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_3
IFSS_CMADKCAM_1
IFSS_CMADKCAM_2
IFSS_CMADKCAM_3
IFSS_CMADKDOB_1
IFSS_CMADKDOB_2
IFSS_CMADKDOB_3
IFSS_RELADPKD_1
IFSS_RELADPKD_2
IFSS_RELADPKD_3
IFSS_STILHERAD_1
IFSS_STILHERAD_2
IFSS_STILHERAD_3
IFSS_SEXADPKD_1
IFSS_SEXADPKD_2
IFSS_SEXADPKD_3

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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