Support #674

Family Structure

Added by K.Samantha Russell Jonsson almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

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Dear Support team,
I am interested to examine the relationship between family structures and a range of youth outcomes. I am aware that there ia a variable for household type (hhtype_dv),however,
what I am interested is the identity/relationships of the people living within a given household.

Firstly, I would like to have a variable which is coded something like (1) never married parent(s) and divorced single parent households (2)cohabiting households (3)remarried households (4) traditional two parent biological households. In the cohabiting households it would also be good if I was able to identify if one parent and which parent is the step parent.

In addition, I would like to know if a young person does not reside in a traditional household with mother and father, is it possible to identify the relationship between them and the other members of the household.For example, if they resided with their mother and an aunt or cousins etc.

And finaly, would it be possible to identify grandparents?

Thank you for your time.
PhD candidate
Essex University


Updated by Gundi Knies almost 7 years ago

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Hi Kenisha,
you may want to look at derived variables in the following files: _indall, _child, _egoalt.
The first two data files contain the pointer to the biological parents, but also to grandparents and adoptive parents. The pointer is applicable so long as the biological parent lives in the same household as the child in the current wave e.g.: _fpid (for PIPD of father) _fnpno (for PNO of father in current wave household). From that it should be easy to derive your household typology. For other relationships you will have to derive the pointers yourself using the _relationship_dv variable in _egoalt.
Hope this helps, best wishes


Updated by Victoria Nolan almost 7 years ago

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Updated by K.Samantha Russell Jonsson almost 7 years ago

Thank you Gundi.
I will try that.


Updated by Victoria Nolan almost 7 years ago

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