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.
First adopted child of Hispanic origin
|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.
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|