IFSS_CS1960: 1960 GAF comparable sample

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Summary for Variable Group: Comparable sample

The Comparable sample variable group contains ten binary variables (one for each component survey) to allow users to generate samples that are consistent across time. With few exceptions, the sampling frames become more inclusive over time, with the earliest surveys having the most restrictive sample. Comparable sample ("CS") variables are equal to 1 if the respondent would have been included in the sample in that year. For example, a sample that is consistent with the 1955 GAF would include only those respondents who would have been included in a survey using the sample restrictions for the 1955 GAF, i.e., those for whom IFSS_CS1955=1. A consistent sample spanning multiple surveys would include only those respondents with a value of 1 for the comparable sample variable for each survey. For example, a consistent sample from 1965 to 1976 would contain only respondents for whom IFSS_CS1965=1, IFSS_CS1970=1, IFSS_CS1973=1 and IFSS_CS1976=1.


IFSS_CS1960

1960 GAF comparable sample

Availability

2002 NSFG
1995 NSFG
1988 NSFG
1982 NSFG
1976 NSFG: Couple File
1973 NSFG
1970 NFS
1965 NFS
1960 GAF
1955 GAF

Source Variables

Source Questions

RACE AC-3/AC-4 2002 NSFG
FMARITAL N/A 2002 NSFG
CMINTVW N/A 2002 NSFG
CMBIRTH AA-2 2002 NSFG
RRACE0 IC3 1995 NSFG
RACEBEST IC3 1995 NSFG
MONCOMP N/A 1995 NSFG
MARSTAT AA-3 1995 NSFG
BDAYCENM AA-2 1995 NSFG
F9B F9 1988 NSFG
F9A F9 1988 NSFG
CMOIMO N/A 1988 NSFG
A_3 A3 1988 NSFG
A_1 A1 1988 NSFG
R7_CM R7 1982 NSFG
FMARITAL N/A 1982 NSFG
F47 F47 1982 NSFG
CMBIRTH N/A 1982 NSFG
R7_CM R7 1976 NSFG: Couple File
MARSTAT N/A 1976 NSFG: Couple File
F1 F1 1976 NSFG: Couple File
A7_CM A7 1976 NSFG: Couple File
RACE N/A 1973 NSFG
MAR_STAT N/A 1973 NSFG
DTINTCOMPLETED N/A 1973 NSFG
DOB_MMYY 6 1973 NSFG
PER_RACE CM244, PM353 1970 NFS
MAR_STAT N/A 1970 NFS
INT_MONTH N/A 1970 NFS
DOB N/A 1970 NFS
PER_RACE N/A 1965 NFS
INT_DT N/A 1965 NFS
DOB N/A 1965 NFS
INT_NUM N/A 1960 GAF
INT_DT N/A 1955 GAF
DOB_Y N/A 1955 GAF
DOB_M N/A 1955 GAF

Description

This variable indicates whether the respondent would have been included in the 1960 GAF sampling frame.

General Comparability Notes

The universe listed in the ICSPR documentation for the 1960 GAF is "(1) currently married White women aged 18-44, living in private households, who were either living with their husbands or temporarily separated because of their husband's military service, (2) previously married White women aged 23-44, who were married and living with their husband in 1960 (except for temporary separation due to military service), and (3) currently married non-White women aged 18-39, living with their husband (except for temporary separation due to military service)."

IFSS_CS1960 is equal to 1 for currently married white women between the ages of 18 and 44, and currently married black women between the ages of 18 and 39; IFSS_CS1960 is equal to 0 for all other women. Although some previously married women were eligible to be sampled in the 1960 GAF, previously married women are not included in the comparable sample universe. Previously married women are excluded from the comparable sample because, although they were eligible in 1960, no women actually sampled report being post-married (divorced/widowed), probably because they had to have been living with their husband in 1960 to be included; point (2) therefore must have applied retroactively rather than concurrently. Additionally, all non-white women in 1960 reported their race as black, so only black women are included in IFSS_CS1960. Because the reporting patterns of race have changed over time, there are likely some women in later surveys who do not classify themselves as black but who would have been classified as black in 1960.

IFSS cannot determine which women were living with their husbands, though in later years respondents could list their marital status as "separated;" those women are not included in IFSS_CS1960. IFSS also cannot determine whether women were living in private households; later surveys included the entire noninstitutionalized population, some of whom would have been excluded from the 1960 sampling frame but cannot be separated out.

See also:
IFSS_CS1955
IFSS_CS1965
IFSS_CS1970
IFSS_CS1973
IFSS_CS1976
IFSS_CS1982
IFSS_CS1988
IFSS_CS1995
IFSS_CS2002

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