Variable HL12 : Father line number in HH

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-99
Valid case(s): 16771
Invalid: 50315
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 99

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
97 Inconsistent
99 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
Literal question
Does (name's) natural father live in this household?
Record Line no. of father or 00 for 'No'
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. 


When you have completed the listing of all household members and all questions in the Household Listing, probe to see if there are any other household members you have not included in the list: "ARE THERE ANY OTHER PERSONS LIVING HERE - EVEN IF THEY ARE NOT MEMBERS OF YOUR FAMILY OR DO NOT HAVE PARENTS LIVING IN THIS HOUSEHOLD? INCLUDING CHILDREN AT WORK OR AT SCHOOL?" If yes, insert child's name and complete the form.

After you have made sure that there are no other household members to be included in the list, complete the row at the bottom of the household list, 'Totals'. Calculate the number of eligible women in the household and record the number under 'Women 15-49', calculate the number of children aged 5-14 years in the household and record the number under 'Children 5-14' and, finally, calculate the number of children under five, and record the number under 'Under-5s'. The numbers recorded here for the women 15-49 and under-5s will indicate to you the number of individual women's and under-five questionnaires you should have in the household (see below). You will also record these numbers in HH12 and HH14 in the Household Information Panel.

When you have completed the Household Listing Form for all household members, prepare the individual questionnaire forms for this household:

. For each woman age 15-49 years, write her name and line number in the spaces provided (WM3 and WM4) at the top of her Questionnaire for Individual Women. 

. For each child under age five, write his/her name and line number and the name and line number of his/her mother or caretaker in the spaces provided (UF3-6) at the top of the Questionnaire for Children Under Five. 

You should now have a separate questionnaire for each eligible woman and child under five in the household, ready for use when you administer the questionnaires later on.
Generated: MAR-20-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit