Variable HL11 : Father alive

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 3064 (2530.5)
Invalid: 6538 (6460.2)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: hl

De jure household members (usual residents) aged 0-17 (under 18)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
1 Yes
2 No
8 DK
9 Missing
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.

For children age 0-17 years ask HL9-HL12
If alive:
Literal question
Is (name's) natural father alive?
Interviewer instructions
For all children under age 18, we want to know whether either of their own (natural) parents is listed in the Household Listing, and their survival status. This information can be used to measure the prevalence of orphanhood and child fostering in the population. For everyone age 18 and older, HL9-12 will be left blank. 


Fill in these questions in exactly the same way as HL9 and HL10. This time, make sure to record the survival status and the line number of the natural (biological) fathers. If the father of the household member is not alive or his survival status is now known by the respondent, move to the next person on the list.
Generated: MAR-07-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit