IFSS_ADPKDRAC_1: Race of first 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_ADPKDRAC_1

Race of first adopted child

Availability

2002 NSFG
1995 NSFG

Source Variables

Source Questions

OTHKDRAC6 BJ-13 2002 NSFG
OTHKDRAC36 BJ-13 2002 NSFG
OTHKDRAC21 BJ-13 2002 NSFG
OTHKDRAC16 BJ-13 2002 NSFG
OTHKDRAC11 BJ-13 2002 NSFG
OTHKDRAC1 BJ-13 2002 NSFG
OTHKDR15 BL-13 1995 NSFG
OTHKDR12 BL-13 1995 NSFG
OTHKDR09 BL-13 1995 NSFG
OTHKDR06 BL-13 1995 NSFG
OTHKDR03 BL-13 1995 NSFG
OTHKDR00 BL-13 1995 NSFG

Description

IFSS_ADPKDRAC_1, IFSS_ADPKDRAC_2, and IFSS_ADPKDRAC_3 give the first mentioned race of each of the first three adopted children.

General Comparability Notes

Summary: This variable is completely comparable across both surveys. Respondents were asked to choose a race from categories listed on a show card for each non-biological child reported - this variable represents only those children who were legally adopted.

In both 1995 and 2002, the respondent was asked to choose one or more races that best describe the focal child from a list shown on a card. In 1995, four options were listed: Alaskan Native or American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, and White. In 2002, "Asian" was listed alone and "Hawaiian Native or Other Pacific Islander" was provided as a choice. In harmonizing the two variables, we collapsed these two options to generate consistent information across the years.

The question universes were generally equivalent (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 in 1995 who would have been included in 2002.

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_ADKBORNUS_3
IFSS_ADKIDNUM1
IFSS_ADKIDNUM2
IFSS_ADKIDNUM3
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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