Variable HL3 : Relationship to the head

Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-99
Valid case(s): 21063 (17425.7)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 98

File: hl

Universe
De jure household members (usual residents)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member

Categories

Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Head 5549 5549 31.8%
2 Wife or Husband 4268 3811 21.9%
3 Son or Daugher 7551 5842 33.5%
4 Son/Daughter in law 1070 583 3.3%
5 Grandchild 1763 960 5.5%
6 Parent 465 371 2.1%
7 Parent in law 86 62 0.4%
8 Brother or sister 154 131 0.7%
9 Brother/sister in law 20 16 0.1%
10 Uncle/Aunt 9 7 0.0%
11 Niece/nephew by blood 25 23 0.1%
12 Niece/nephew by marriage 1 0 0.0%
13 Other relative 51 23 0.1%
14 Adopted/foster/stepchild 29 25 0.1%
15 Not related 21 22 0.1%
97 Inconsistent 0 0 0.0%
98 DK 1 0 0.0%
99 Missing 0 0 0.0%
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

Literal question
What is the relationship of (name) to the head of the household?
Interviewer instructions
Enter the code corresponding to how the person listed is related to the head of the household. Use the codes at the bottom of the Household Listing. Be particularly careful in doing this if the respondent is not the head of the household. Make sure that you record the relationship of each person to the household head, not the relationship to the respondent. For example, if the respondent is the wife of the head of the household and she says that Sola is her brother, then Sola should be coded as '09' ('Brother or sister-in-law'), not as '08' ('Brother or sister'), because Sola is a brother-in-law of the head of the household. Be very careful in obtaining this information correctly, since respondents tend to provide the relationship of the person to themselves, rather than to the head of the household. 

If the head of the household is married to a woman who has a child from a previous marriage, that child's relationship to the head of the household should be coded as '14' ('Adopted/foster/stepchild'). If a household member is not related to the head of household, such as a friend who lives with the household, enter '15' ('Not related'). Enter '98' if the respondent doesn't know the relationship of a household member to the head of household.
Generated: MAR-18-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit