IFSS_ADKIDNUM2: Non-bio child index of second adopted child

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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_ADKIDNUM2

Non-bio child index of second adopted child

Availability

2002 NSFG
1995 NSFG

Source Variables

Source Questions

RELOTHKD8 BJ-5 2002 NSFG
RELOTHKD5 BJ-5 2002 NSFG
RELOTHKD4 BJ-5 2002 NSFG
RELOTHKD3 BJ-5 2002 NSFG
RELOTHKD2 BJ-5 2002 NSFG
RELOTH05 BL-5 1995 NSFG
RELOTH04 BL-5 1995 NSFG
RELOTH03 BL-5 1995 NSFG
RELOTH01 BL-5 1995 NSFG

Description

IFSS_ADKIDNUM_1, IFSS_ADKIDNUM_2, and IFSS_ADKIDNUM_3 provide the non-biological child index of the first, second and third adopted children in 1995 and 2002.

General Comparability Notes

Summary: This variable was created by IFSS to aid in creating other harmonized variables relating to adopted children in 1995 and 2002.

These variables represent the non-biological child index of the first, second or third child the respondent adopted. Thus, if the respondent cared for one non-biological child whom she did not adopt, followed by a second non-biological child whom she did adopt, IFSS_ADKIDNUM1=2. The first child she adopted is indexed as the second child in the non-biological child roster.

This variable is necessary because respondents were asked about all non-biological children in 1995 and 2002, but only adopted children in 1982 and 1988. Harmonizing variables about adopted children from 1982 to 2002 thus requires a mapping from non-biological children to adopted children, which is provided by this variable.

This variable is used extensively to generate harmonized variables relating to adopted children in 1995 and 2002. For IFSS_ADPKDRAC_1, for example, the harmonized variable for 2002 is equal to OTHKDRAC1 iff IFSS_ADKIDNUM1=1, and equal to OTHKDRAC2 if IFSS_ADKIDNUM1=2, etc.

All non-biological children are indexed by when they first came to live with the respondent. Adopted children are indexed by the date of adoption in 1982 and 1988, and by the date the came to live with the respondent in 1995 and 2002. While this might lead to slight inconsistencies over time, we believe the potential for error is small, since nearly all children are adopted in the same order they arrive in the household.

See also:
IFSS_ADKBORNUS_1
IFSS_ADKBORNUS_2
IFSS_ADKBORNUS_3
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

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