Support #1235

Country of birth of children aged 0 to 15

Added by Marina Fernandez Reino over 4 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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I am struggling to find the country of birth for children under age 16. I thought I could find this variable in the child or indall files, but it seems that this information was not recorded for household members under age 16. Am I correct?


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 4 years ago

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Dear Marina,

We don't have this data for most children. There was a question, f_bornuk, in Wave 6 which asked if an individual was born in the UK or not, but this was only asked of IEMB households. It was asked as part of the household grid, so included all members of those households. The variable can be found in f_indall.

If you are interested in country within the UK then you could decide to assume that the child was born in the country where the mother lives, and this would give you data for children who have been born since the beginning of the survey.

Best wishes,


Updated by Marina Fernandez Reino over 4 years ago

Thanks for your answer, Stephanie


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 3 years ago

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