Survey of Intergenerational Financial Linkages in Chile, 2003 (ICPSR 36342)

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Seymour Spilerman, Columbia University; Florencia Torche, Columbia University

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The main objective of the 2003 Survey of Intergenerational Financial Linkages in Chile (IFLC) was to examine living standards and intergenerational financial assistance across three generations in Chile.

The survey randomly selected 4,300 married/cohabitating adults between the ages of 25-69 (designed as the focal generation) and collected information on their living standards, their parents, and their children.

The following information was collected on respondents: Socioeconomic resources of husband/male partner's parents and wife/female partner's parents, assistance received from parents, current economic standing of the focal generation, education, occupation, income, home ownership, inheritances and net worth of both partners, and opinions about intergenerational assistance. The survey also collected information on education, occupation, income and wealth for the focal generation's children.

Spilerman, Seymour, and Torche, Florencia. Survey of Intergenerational Financial Linkages in Chile, 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-02-25.

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This collection contains variable and value labels in Spanish. In addition, the Data Collection Instrument is available in both Spanish and English.

The collection has been been minimally processed by ICPSR.

The IFLC used a probabilistic, stratified, and multistage sampling design. First, 87 primary sampling units (PSUs) were selected. Then blocks within the PSUs were selected, and finally, households within blocks were chosen. Counties were stratified according to size (fewer than 20,000; 20,000 to 100,000; 100,000 to 200,000; and more than 200,000 inhabitants) and by geographic zone (North, Center, South). All PSUs in the large size stratum were included in the sample to increase efficiency.


Married and cohabiting couples living in Chile that had been living together for at least 3 years, and where the male partner is 25-69 years old.

Individual, Household
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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Spilerman, Seymour, and Florencia Torche. Survey of Intergenerational Financial Linkages in Chile, 2003. ICPSR36342-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-02-25.

2016-02-25 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

The data are not weighted, however, the data contain a weight variable 'PONDE' which adjusts for sample design. Weighting by 'PONDE' renders the sample representative of the study population.


  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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This study was originally processed, archived, and disseminated by Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), a project funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).