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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

lhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Valid cases124Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


lpnoperson number
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
18568.568.5
23931.531.5
Valid cases124Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacbmmonth of birth - adopted child
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24AM : I would like to ask you about each adopted or step child. What is the child's date of birth? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January197.38.7
February297.38.7
March3129.711.5
April4118.910.6
May586.57.7
June643.23.8
July797.38.7
August886.57.7
September997.38.7
October1075.66.7
November11108.19.6
December1286.57.7
Don't know-12016.1Missing
Valid cases104Missing cases20
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteIncludes children of all ages, not only those under 16; excludes foster children unless subsequently adopted; includes de facto step children i.e. acquired through cohabitation.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacby4year of birth - adopted child
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24AY : I would like to ask you about each adopted or step child. What is the child's date of birth? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1978.7512.8819461996
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given111088.7100.0
Don't know-11411.3Missing
Valid cases110Missing cases14
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for LLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacsxsex of adopted child
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24B : Is the child a boy or a girl?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Boy17056.558.3
Girl25040.341.7
Don't know-143.2Missing
Valid cases120Missing cases4
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for LLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacststatus of adopted child
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24C : Is s/he a step or adopted child?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Stepchild18871.073.3
Adopted23225.826.7
Don't know-143.2Missing
Valid cases120Missing cases4
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for LLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacyb4year adopted child joined resp. hh
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24D : In what year did s/he begin living with you?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1987.2512.6719522002
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given111996.0100.0
Don't know-154.0Missing
Valid cases119Missing cases5
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for LLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llaclvadopted child still lives in resp. hh
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24E : Does s/he still live with you?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14435.536.7
No27459.761.7
Died321.61.7
Don't know-143.2Missing
Valid cases120Missing cases4
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for LLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacyd4year adopted child died
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24G : IF DIED When was that? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
19931.4119921994
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given121.6100.0
Inapplicable-812298.4Missing
Valid cases2Missing cases122
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1 AND LLACLV = 3) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him and adopted\step child has died.
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for LLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacalage adopted child left resp. hh
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24H : IF LIVING ELSEWHERE What age was s/he when s/he last lived with you?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
17.886.72135
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given17258.1100.0
Inapplicable-85040.3Missing
Don't know-121.6Missing
Valid cases72Missing cases52
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1 AND LLALV = 2) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and R's adopted\step child once lived with R and now lives elsewhere
Index TermsChildren
NoteSee note for LLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacnoadopted child number
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text LL24F : ENTER PNO OF CHILD FROM HOUSEHOLD GRID
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
16955.655.6
23326.626.6
31310.510.5
464.84.8
521.61.6
61.8.8
Valid cases124Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LLADOPT = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has ever had one or more adopted or step children living with her\him
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteSee note for LLACBM above.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeLCHILDAD
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text LEG3
Valid cases124Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking VariablePIDP Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeLCHILDAD
Valid cases124Missing cases0