IFSS_CMADKCAM_1: Century month first adopted child came to live with R
|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.
|Century month first adopted child came to live with R|
|IFSS_CMADKCAM_1, IFSS_CMADKCAM_2, and IFSS_CMADKCAM_3 represent the century month in which each of the first three adopted children came to live with the respondent.
General Comparability Notes
Summary: Century month the child began living with the respondent was obtained by asking either for the actual date the child began residing with the respondent or for the month and year that occurred - all dates were then converted to century months. Instructions in the two most recent surveys direct the interviewer to probe for a season when a month is not known. The questions and resulting data are highly comparable across the four surveys.
The universes for these variables were functionally equivalent (the respondent reported having non-biological children that had been under her care and whom she adopted). The only differences in the applicability criteria, such as that the respondent had not yet begun her period or had never been married or pregnant, are unlikely to result in many, if any, women being left out of the question sample who would have been included otherwise.
The universe of children about whom the question was asked varies. In 1982 and 1988 the question was asked about all adopted children and in 1995 it was asked about all non-biological children. In 2002, however, the question is only asked about children currently living in the respondent's household. As a result, adopted children who have already left the household would not be included in 2002.
For 2002 and 1995 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.
Imputation Flag Exists
|Imputation Flag Values|
|1||Imputed in original study|
|3||Month imputed (Original file edit)|
|4||Age known, month imputed|
|5||Originally imputed as June, recoded to random month|
|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|
|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|