Variable hl3 : Relationship to the head

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-99
Valid case(s): 137006 (65064069.5)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 98

File: hl

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


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Head 40511 1.8159315E7 27.9%
2 Wife or Husband 26290 1.2116861E7 18.6%
3 Son or Daugher 40016 1.9964816E7 30.7%
4 Son/Daughter in law 4631 2.717356E6 4.2%
5 Grandchild 13515 6.794371E6 10.4%
6 Parent 2205 784615 1.2%
7 Parent in law 897 350220 0.5%
8 Brother or sister 2581 1.170626E6 1.8%
9 Brother/sister in law 392 220485 0.3%
10 Uncle/Aunt 172 67524 0.1%
11 Niece/nephew by blood 1827 829561 1.3%
12 Niece/nephew by marriage 48 19774 0.0%
13 Other relative 2255 1.075335E6 1.7%
14 Adopted/foster/stepchild 410 196547 0.3%
15 Not related 1233 583953 0.9%
97 Inconsistent 20 11969 0.0%
98 DK 3 743 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-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit