IFSS_ADPKDSPN_3: Third adopted child of Hispanic origin

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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_ADPKDSPN_3

Third adopted child of Hispanic origin

Availability

2002 NSFG
1995 NSFG

Source Variables

Source Questions

OTHKDSPN8 BJ-12 2002 NSFG
OTHKDSPN5 BJ-12 2002 NSFG
OTHKDSPN4 BJ-12 2002 NSFG
OTHKDSPN3 BJ-12 2002 NSFG
OTHKDS05 BL-11 1995 NSFG
OTHKDS04 BL-11 1995 NSFG
OTHKDS03 BL-11 1995 NSFG

Description

IFSS_ADPKDSPN_1, IFSS_ADPKDSPN_2, IFSS_ADPKDSPN_3 indicate whether the adopted child is of Hispanic or Spanish origin.

General Comparability Notes

Summary: This variable is completely comparable across both surveys. The respondent was asked whether each non-biological child she reported was of Hispanic origin - this variable represents only those children she legally adopted.

The questions, while not identical, were comparable between the two surveys. "Is (child) of Hispanic or Spanish origin" was asked in 1995 and in 2002, respondents were asked whether the child was "Hispanic or Latino, or of Spanish origin." In both years this question directly preceded the race question so as to make the distinction between ethnicity and race clearer to respondents. The universes were also 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_ADPKDRAC_1
IFSS_ADPKDRAC_2
IFSS_ADPKDRAC_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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