Variable MA6M : Month of first union
Valid case(s): 4847
Ever married women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview
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.
In what month and year did you first marry or start living with a man as if married?
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'.