Chitwan Valley Family Study: Changing Social Contexts and Family Formation, Nepal, 1995-2017 (ICPSR 4538)

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William G. Axinn, University of Michigan; Dirgha J. Ghimire, University of Michigan; Arland Thornton, University of Michigan; Jennifer S. Barber, University of Michigan; Thomas E. (Thomas Earl) Fricke, University of Michigan; Stephen Matthews, Pennsylvania State University; Dharma Dangol, Institute for Social and Environmental Research - Nepal; Lisa Pearce, University of Michigan; Jordan W. Smoller, Massachusetts General Hospital

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04538.v19

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  • V13 [2019-12-23] unpublished
  • V12 [2019-12-18] unpublished
  • V11 [2018-06-25] unpublished
  • V10 [2018-06-13] unpublished
  • V9 [2018-05-10] unpublished
  • V8 [2014-10-01] unpublished

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Additional information about this collection can be found in Version History.

2022-02-10 The part name for dataset 42 was corrected at the request of the Principal Investigator. The data and documentation files for dataset 42 were updated to reflect this change. Also, a codebook by the P.I. was included as part of the documentation. Finally, textual changes were made to the overall description (metadata) of this study at the request of the Principal Investigator.

2021-12-16 Part 42 data and documentation were added to the collection. Parts 14 and 22 were updated to have the frequencies for variables NX and NY suppressed within the public-use codebooks.

2021-06-22 Updated the codebooks and questionnaires for the datasets 33, 36, 37, 40, and 41 to correct minor errors and format the documents to current ICPSR standards.

2021-03-29 Broken links in codebooks for Parts 34, 35, and 38 were fixed.

2021-03-25 Parts 34 and 35 were updated to incorporate value labels and variable groups. Additionally, online analysis capabilities were added for both parts.

2021-03-22 Part 38 was updated to incorporate value labels, variable groups, and to replace RESPID with a scrambled version of this variable provided by the P.I. Additionally, online analysis capabilities were added for Part 38.

2019-12-23 2019-12-23 The codebook for Part 39 was updated to correct the title to indicate that these data are restricted-use.

2019-12-18 The principal investigators added 9 additional datasets to the collection, parts 33-41. Part 38 is a public-use version of part 39 resulting in 8 unique parts added for this update. The study range was changed to 1995 - 2017 in the title and the metadata. Other minor edits were made to the metadata.

2018-06-25 Part 28 was updated to revise document covers.

2018-06-13 Part 28 was updated to correct the title to indicate that this file is restricted-use. Documentation was also updated to reflect the correct title.

2018-05-10 Collection was updated to add online analysis capabilities.

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:

  • Axinn, William G., Dirgha J. Ghimire, Arland Thornton, Jennifer S. Barber, Thomas E. (Thomas Earl) Fricke, Stephen Matthews, Dharma Dangol, Lisa Pearce, and Jordan W. Smoller. Chitwan Valley Family Study: Changing Social Contexts and Family Formation, Nepal, 1995-2017. ICPSR04538-v19. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-02-10. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04538.v19

2014-10-01 Turning over PI-provided codebooks publicly for parts 7, 18, 32 as requested by PI.

2014-08-25 Part 7 has additional months of data. For Part 18, variables T2A19a-T2A19o have been added. For Part 15, one of the respondent's codes for Spouse 2 should be "4". The same change was made for Part 16. Part 32 contains forest calendar data.

2014-08-25 Adding additional documentation (codebooks) to be released publicly.

2012-11-14 Minor edits made to the metadata.

2012-11-14 Documentation files were added for public release.

2011-09-06 Files missing from the previous update are now available.

2011-09-01 The principal investigators submitted 3 new datasets, parts 29, 30, and 31. Part 29 is a combined dataset of 1996 and 2008 Panel Data.

2010-10-22 The principal investigators submitted updates of the Household Registry at 126 months restricted and public-use data. Also, parts 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, and 24 are being updated. Additionally, it has been discovered that previously parts 21 and 25 are the same. Therefore, a duplicate part has been removed, making 26 parts instead of 27.

2010-07-23 The principal investigators submitted additional datasets, Parts 24-27, as well as updated Parts 15-17 and 18-23.

2009-05-20 Principal investigators re-submitted an updated Part 14 dataset

2009-05-13 New data for Part 13 were submitted by the principal investigators to correct the sample size.

2007-08-02 The User Agreement has been updated by adding the complete list of restricted data files available under the agreement.

2007-01-18 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:

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

The Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS) is a comprehensive family panel study of individuals, households, and communities in the Chitwan Valley of Nepal. The study was initially designed to investigate the influence of changing community and household contexts on population outcomes such as marital and childbearing processes. Over time, the goals of the study expanded to investigate family dynamics, intergenerational influences, child health, migration, labor force participation, attitudes and beliefs, mental health, agricultural production, environmental change, and many other topics. The data include full life histories for more than 10,000 individuals, tracking and interviews with all migrants, continuous measurement of community change, over 25 years of demographic event registry, and many other data collections. For additional information regarding the Chitwan Valley Family Study, please visit the Chitwan Valley Family Study Website.

Principal Investigators

  • William G. Axinn, University of Michigan
  • Dirgha Ghimire, University of Michigan
  • Jordan Smoller, Massachusetts General Hospital

Baseline Design Team

  • William Axinn, University of Michigan
  • Jennifer S. Barber, University of Michigan
  • Thomas E. (Thomas Earl) Fricke, University of Michigan
  • Dirgha Ghimire, University of Michigan
  • Steve Heeringa, University of Michigan
  • Dan Hill, University of Michigan
  • Arland Thornton, University of Michigan

Past Investigators

  • Jennifer S. Barber, University of Michigan
  • Dharma Dangol, Institute for Social and Environmental Research - Nepal
  • Thomas E. (Thomas Earl) Fricke, University of Michigan
  • Stephen Matthews, Pennsylvania State University
  • Lisa Pearce, University of Michigan
  • Arland Thornton, University of Michigan

** IMPORTANT NOTE FOR STATA USERS **

The Stata files for datasets 7, 15, 16, 18, 32, 34, 35, 38, and 42 were produced in Stata 13 (or higher). Users of earlier versions of Stata will not be able to read them.

There are a few options for users of Stata 12 or earlier to work around the compatibility issue:

- Upgrade to Stata 13

- Find a computer with Stata 13 and use the 'saveold' command to create a Version 12 file

- Use the latest version of a file conversion utility, such as Stat/Transfer (older versions cannot read Stata 13 files)

Axinn, William G., Ghimire, Dirgha J., Thornton, Arland, Barber, Jennifer S., Fricke, Thomas E. (Thomas Earl), Matthews, Stephen, … Smoller, Jordan W. Chitwan Valley Family Study: Changing Social Contexts and Family Formation, Nepal, 1995-2017. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-02-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04538.v19

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health, National Science Foundation

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This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.

To protect respondent privacy, some of the data files in this collection are restricted from general dissemination. To obtain these restricted files, researchers must agree to the terms and conditions of a Restricted Data Use Agreement.

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1995 -- 2017
1995 -- 2017
  1. Additional PI codebooks are available at the Chitwan Valley Family Study Website.
  2. For additional information regarding the Chitwan Valley Family Study, please visit the Chitwan Valley Family Study Website.
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A multistage, stratified clustered sampling design to represent the general population of the western Chitwan Valley in south central Nepal in 1995. In 2008, and 2016, the CVFS sample was refreshed to insure representation of the population of Chitwan.

Residents of the western Chitwan Valley in south central Nepal and their spouses.

Individual, Household, Community

Response rates for each data collection are available on the Data page of the Chitwan Valley Family Study website.

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2007-01-18

2022-02-10 The part name for dataset 42 was corrected at the request of the Principal Investigator. The data and documentation files for dataset 42 were updated to reflect this change. Also, a codebook by the P.I. was included as part of the documentation. Finally, textual changes were made to the overall description (metadata) of this study at the request of the Principal Investigator.

2021-12-16 Part 42 data and documentation were added to the collection. Parts 14 and 22 were updated to have the frequencies for variables NX and NY suppressed within the public-use codebooks.

2021-06-22 Updated the codebooks and questionnaires for the datasets 33, 36, 37, 40, and 41 to correct minor errors and format the documents to current ICPSR standards.

2021-03-29 Broken links in codebooks for Parts 34, 35, and 38 were fixed.

2021-03-25 Parts 34 and 35 were updated to incorporate value labels and variable groups. Additionally, online analysis capabilities were added for both parts.

2021-03-22 Part 38 was updated to incorporate value labels, variable groups, and to replace RESPID with a scrambled version of this variable provided by the P.I. Additionally, online analysis capabilities were added for Part 38.

2019-12-23 2019-12-23 The codebook for Part 39 was updated to correct the title to indicate that these data are restricted-use.

2019-12-18 The principal investigators added 9 additional datasets to the collection, parts 33-41. Part 38 is a public-use version of part 39 resulting in 8 unique parts added for this update. The study range was changed to 1995 - 2017 in the title and the metadata. Other minor edits were made to the metadata.

2018-06-25 Part 28 was updated to revise document covers.

2018-06-13 Part 28 was updated to correct the title to indicate that this file is restricted-use. Documentation was also updated to reflect the correct title.

2018-05-10 Collection was updated to add online analysis capabilities.

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:
  • Axinn, William G., Dirgha J. Ghimire, Arland Thornton, Jennifer S. Barber, Thomas E. (Thomas Earl) Fricke, Stephen Matthews, Dharma Dangol, Lisa Pearce, and Jordan W. Smoller. Chitwan Valley Family Study: Changing Social Contexts and Family Formation, Nepal, 1995-2017. ICPSR04538-v19. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-02-10. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04538.v19

2014-10-01 Turning over PI-provided codebooks publicly for parts 7, 18, 32 as requested by PI.

2014-08-25 Part 7 has additional months of data. For Part 18, variables T2A19a-T2A19o have been added. For Part 15, one of the respondent's codes for Spouse 2 should be "4". The same change was made for Part 16. Part 32 contains forest calendar data.

2014-08-25 Adding additional documentation (codebooks) to be released publicly.

2012-11-14 Minor edits made to the metadata.

2012-11-14 Documentation files were added for public release.

2011-09-06 Files missing from the previous update are now available.

2011-09-01 The principal investigators submitted 3 new datasets, parts 29, 30, and 31. Part 29 is a combined dataset of 1996 and 2008 Panel Data.

2010-10-22 The principal investigators submitted updates of the Household Registry at 126 months restricted and public-use data. Also, parts 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, and 24 are being updated. Additionally, it has been discovered that previously parts 21 and 25 are the same. Therefore, a duplicate part has been removed, making 26 parts instead of 27.

2010-07-23 The principal investigators submitted additional datasets, Parts 24-27, as well as updated Parts 15-17 and 18-23.

2009-05-20 Principal investigators re-submitted an updated Part 14 dataset

2009-05-13 New data for Part 13 were submitted by the principal investigators to correct the sample size.

2007-08-02 The User Agreement has been updated by adding the complete list of restricted data files available under the agreement.

2007-01-18 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:

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