Variable HL3 : Relationship to the head

Overview
Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-99
Valid case(s): 40340 (41695)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 15

File: hl

Universe
De jure household members (usual residents)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member

Categories

Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Head 6684 6684 16.0%
2 Wife or Husband 5148 5250 12.6%
3 Son or Daugher 19297 20209 48.5%
4 Son/Daughter in law 2386 2569 6.2%
5 Grandchild 5598 5828 14.0%
6 Parent 292 294 0.7%
7 Parent in law 31 22 0.1%
8 Brother or sister 403 341 0.8%
9 Brother/sister in law 37 32 0.1%
10 Uncle/Aunt 10 11 0.0%
11 Niece/nephew by blood 216 205 0.5%
12 Niece/nephew by marriage 64 49 0.1%
13 Other relative 125 149 0.4%
14 Adopted/foster/stepchild 38 46 0.1%
15 Not related 11 7 0.0%
97 Inconsistent 0 0 0.0%
98 DK 0 0 0.0%
99 Missing 0 0 0.0%
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
What is the relationship of (name) to the head of the household?
Interviewer instructions
Enter the code corresponding to how the person listed is related to the head of the household. Use the codes at the bottom of the Household Listing. Be particularly careful in doing this if the respondent is not the head of the household. Make sure that you record the relationship of each person to the household head, not the relationship to the respondent. For example, if the respondent is the wife of the head of the household and she says that Sola is her brother, then Sola should be coded as '09' ('Brother or sister-in-law'), not as '08' ('Brother or sister'), because Sola is a brother-in-law of the head of the household. Be very careful in obtaining this information correctly, since respondents tend to provide the relationship of the person to themselves, rather than to the head of the household. 

If the head of the household is married to a woman who has a child from a previous marriage, that child's relationship to the head of the household should be coded as '14' ('Adopted/foster/stepchild'). If a household member is not related to the head of household, such as a friend who lives with the household, enter '15' ('Not related'). Enter '98' if the respondent doesn't know the relationship of a household member to the head of household.
Generated: APR-02-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit