Variable LN : Line number

Overview
Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Valid case(s): 54121 (51261.1)
Invalid: 0 (0)

File: hl

Universe
De jure household members (usual residents)
Pre-question
FIRST, PLEASE TELL ME THE NAME OF EACH PERSON WHO USUALLY LIVES HERE, STARTING WITH THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD.
List the head of the household in line 01. List all household members (HL2), their relationship to the household head (HL3), and their sex (HL4). 
Then ask: ARE THERE ANY OTHERS WHO LIVE HERE, EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT AT HOME NOW? (THESE MAY INCLUDE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL OR AT WORK). If yes, complete listing. 
Then, ask questions starting with HL5 for each person at a time. Add a continuation sheet if there are more than 15 household members. Tick here if continuation sheet used
Interviewer instructions
A household is a person or group of persons who usually live and eat together. Any adult member of the household can serve as the respondent for this section. As described below, there are a number of modules in the Household Questionnaire that you have to administer to mothers or primary caretakers of children. Therefore, it can be an advantage if you begin the Household Questionnaire with a mother or primary caretaker. While you should not make a specific effort to ensure this, you will indeed start the interview with such persons in many cases, since, in practice, these persons are more likely to be at home than, say, male household heads. 

Note that the Household Listing Form includes HL1. Line No. This is the number used to identify each person listed. You must obtain a complete list of all persons who usually live in the household, but you do not need to fill in or do anything in this column since the numbers are already provided. This is a very important number, since once household members are assigned these line numbers as the Household Listing is being completed, they are identified with these line numbers throughout the questionnaires administered in this household.

You should begin by saying:
FIRST, PLEASE TELL ME THE NAME OF EACH PERSON WHO USUALLY LIVES HERE, STARTING WITH THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD.

List the head of the household in line 01. List all household members (HL2), their relationship to the household head (HL3), and their sex (HL4). Then ask:
ARE THERE ANY OTHERS WHO LIVE HERE - EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT AT HOME NOW? (THESE MAY INCLUDE CHILDREN AT SCHOOL OR AT WORK). If yes, complete the listing. 

Note that the household head is determined solely on the basis of what the respondent tells you. You are not required to assess who the household head is most likely to be, or whether the person stated as the household head has the necessary characteristics to be the household head.

Also note that if there are more than 15 household members, you will need to use a continuation sheet to record the additional household members. Please remember to change the line numbers of household members on the continuation sheet to read '16', '17', '18', etc., and to tick the box provided at the top of the Household Listing indicating that a continuation sheet has been used.

The Household Listing will be completed in two stages: first, names (HL2), relationship codes (HL3) and sex (HL4) of all household members are recorded until all household members are included in the list. When the respondent is asked to provide the names of persons living in the household, their relationship to the head of the household and their sex is naturally mentioned during the course of listing the names. For this reason, the list is completed vertically for HL2, HL3 and HL4 during the first stage. Then, questions from HL5 to HL12 are asked for each person before moving to the next person.

Fill in the name of each household member, starting with the head of household (the person who is considered to be responsible for the household). It is up to the respondent to define who the head of the household is. The head of the household should always be on the first row of the list. Never contest the respondent's answer.

Also note that the names of household members will never be used for analysis purposes. However, recording the names of all household members is important since you will be using these names to address the questions.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit