Support #210

Non-resident adult children

Added by Robert de Vries about 10 years ago. Updated about 10 years ago.

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Hi, I'm interested in looking at people's transfers to their non-resident adult children. I'm wondering if it is possible to create an accurate variable in BHPS 18 which indicates whether a respondent has any non-resident children who are aged 18 or over. As far as I can see, the relevant variables are:

Whether the respondent is natural parent of any children (lprnt in xwavedat)
number of natural born children (lnprnt in xwavedat)
The age of the 1st born child (ch1by in xwavedat)
The number of children still resident, and their ages (derived from the household grid)

My two problems are: 1) Without knowing exactly how old each non-resident child is, I can't see how to create an exact indicator, 2)When I merge lprnt in from xwavedat, there are 7,343 cases marked 'not applicable'. From the documentation this would suggest that they were never asked whether/how many children they were a natural parent to. Is this the case? If so, is there any way of recovering the information I need?



Updated by Emma Salter about 10 years ago

Hi Rob

It looks from the variable info and questionnaire that the question for the lprnt variable was only asked of people when they were first interviewed, so perhaps the not applicable cases answered in previous waves of the BHPS?



Updated by Robert de Vries about 10 years ago

Thanks Emma,

I used the lprnt variable from xwavedat, rather than from any specific wave. Does this not contain information collated from all the waves?



Updated by Redmine Admin about 10 years ago

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Please have a look at the following added-value dataset and associated documentation;

British Household Panel Survey Consolidated Marital, Cohabitation and Fertility Histories, 1991-2009


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