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Support #1132

Non-biological children in cohabitation

Added by Ashley Burdett over 2 years ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Urgent
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
01/16/2019
% Done:

100%


Description

Dear UKHLS support,

Apologies for the multiple posts.

I would like to know if in the retrospective files regarding the number of adoptive/step children (a_adopt (USoc) and bb_childad (BHPS)) systematically contain information about non-biological children living in the respondents household because they are the biological child of their cohabitation partner ("cohabitation-step children").

I have been exploring the USoc data and it seems that some people report new stepchildren in historic cohabitation spells, however, because I do not see it specified in the documentation, I am unsure if these are errors/misunderstandings or indeed these variables do systemically contain "cohabitation-step children". Could you please clarify if the dataset contains this information, or if this information is available elsewhere.

Many thanks,

Ashley

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