Variable HL3 : Relationship to the head

Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-99
Valid case(s): 15643 (15698.1)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 99

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 4767 4767 30.4%
2 Wife or Husband 1864 1893 12.1%
3 Son or Daugher 5305 5347 34.1%
4 Son/Daughter in law 107 105 0.7%
5 Grandchild 1656 1605 10.2%
6 Parent 119 123 0.8%
7 Parent in law 25 24 0.2%
8 Brother or sister 296 309 2.0%
9 Brother/sister in law 59 64 0.4%
10 Uncle/Aunt 20 21 0.1%
11 Niece/nephew by blood 313 335 2.1%
12 Niece/nephew by marriage 0 0 0.0%
13 Other relative 401 400 2.6%
14 Adopted/foster/stepchild 485 477 3.0%
15 Not related 215 215 1.4%
97 Inconsistent 8 8 0.1%
98 DK 1 2 0.0%
99 Missing 2 2 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-03-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit