Variable MA6M : Month of first union

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-99
Invalid: 99
Valid case(s): 4847
Invalid: 2430
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 98

File: wm

Ever married women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category
97 Inconsistent
98 DK
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
In what month and year did you first marry or start living with a man as if married?
Interviewer instructions
If the respondent knows the date that she first married write it in the appropriate spaces for 'Month' and 'Year'. You will need to convert the month into numbers, as instructed earlier. For example, January is '01,' February is '02,' March is '03,' etc. 

If she does not recall the date that she first married  ask whether she has any documentation that might give the date. If she does not know or have documentation of the month, circle '98' for 'DK month' and ask her the year that she first married. Enter the year in the space provided. Once again, if she does not know and does not have documentation of the year that she first married or started living with a man as if married, circle '9998' for 'DK year'.
Generated: MAR-20-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit