Residential mobility of youth and children
I am analysing youth (10–15 years) and child (3, 5, 8 years) data. In my analyses, I would like to include a binary variable indicating whether the individual had moved since the previous wave (or since 2009). I found two variables that would be of interest: w_mvyr (year moved to current address) and w_addrmov_dv (participant changes address postcode since last wave). These variables are available in the indresp datafile, i.e. only for individuals aged 16+. How can I best infer whether a child moved from these data? I was thinking using information of the natural mother (using mnpid) as a proxy, as, in most cases, a child moves with their natural mother. Do you know of a better way of doing this?