IFSS_SEXOTHKD_1: Sex of first non-bio child

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Summary for Variable Group: Non-biological children

This variable group provides information on whether the respondent raised her husband/partner's children or other non-biological children, and how many of those children she raised. Additional information is provided for the first three non-biological children who lived with the respondent. This information includes the child's sex, relationship to the respondent, date of birth, Hispanic origin, and race, as well as whether the respondent adopted the child, 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_SEXOTHKD_1

Sex of first non-bio child

Availability

2002 NSFG
1995 NSFG

Source Variables

Source Questions

SEXOTHKD BJ-4 2002 NSFG
SEXOTH00 BL-4 1995 NSFG

Description

IFSS_SEXOTHKD_1, IFSS_SEXOTHKD_2, and IFSS_SEXOTHKD_3 give the sex of each of the first three non-biological children.

General Comparability Notes

Summary: This variable is highly comparable across time. Respondents were asked to give a sex for each non-biological child she reported.

The same question, "Is [child] male or female?", was asked in both survey years. The data are exactly comparable. In both cases, an interviewer instruction read "Ask if necessary," so it is possible that the information was either gathered from the respondent earlier (e.g., in the household roster) and re-entered or the interviewer made a judgment based on the child's name. The universes were equivalent (the respondent reported having non-biological children that had been under her care). 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 chose to harmonize only the first three non-biological children across the studies to keep this variable consistent with the other non-biological children variables.

See also:
IFSS_OTHERKID
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_1
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_2
IFSS_ADPTOTKD_3
IFSS_CMOKDCAM_1
IFSS_CMOKDCAM_2
IFSS_CMOKDCAM_3
IFSS_CMOKDDOB_1
IFSS_CMOKDDOB_2
IFSS_CMOKDDOB_3
IFSS_NOTHERKID
IFSS_OKBORNUS_1
IFSS_OKBORNUS_2
IFSS_OKBORNUS_3
IFSS_OKDISABL
IFSS_OTHKDRAC_1
IFSS_OTHKDRAC_2
IFSS_OTHKDRAC_3
IFSS_OTHKDSPN_1
IFSS_OTHKDSPN_2
IFSS_OTHKDSPN_3
IFSS_RELOTHKD_1
IFSS_RELOTHKD_2
IFSS_RELOTHKD_3
IFSS_SEXOTHKD_2
IFSS_SEXOTHKD_3
IFSS_STILHEROK_1
IFSS_STILHEROK_2
IFSS_STILHEROK_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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