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Adult Subject Birth Order

Added by INGO OUTES 11 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

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11/11/2021
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Dear UndSoc team,

I am interested in analysing the long term effects of birth order using the UndSoc dataset. I am aware of studies using the birth ordering of UndSoc mother/father's children. However, I am interested in building the birth ordering for the UndSoc adult subject (the mother or father). I have not been able to find any survey questions that would allow to construct this birth ordering variable. Am i right to conclude this?

Many thanks for your help.

Ingo

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 11 months ago

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Hello,

This information is available for adult respondents only for the BHPS sample - they were asked in Wave 13:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/fampos

For children in the sample who grow up and become adult respondents, this information can be derived from their parents interview who were asked about all their children and the dates of birth of those children.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by INGO OUTES 11 months ago

Dear Support Team,
Thank you very much for your response and pointing out the fampos variable in BHPS Wave13. I have a couple of follow up questions.
Is there a complementary variable (to BHPS Wave13) that identifies if the adult respondent is a single child or total number of siblings?
Am I correct in assuming that no birth order variable (or information on siblings that would allow to construct a birth order) is available for the main post-2009 UndSoc sample?
Many thanks for your help.
With best wishes,
Ingo

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 11 months ago

Yes, there is a variable which ask for the number of siblings - NSIBS (also asked in BHPS Wave 13)
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/nsibs

Yes, similar questions about siblings have not been asked as part of Understanding Society, post 2009.

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 8 months ago

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