I am dealing with the cohabitation histories of UKHLS (first wave) and the spells of cohabitation within the panel.
At first, I would like to know whether I can detect a "not-dissolved" union by checking the end date of the spell of cohabitation and verifying if it is equal to -8, which means inapplicable.
Provided that this is the case, I am currently dealing with the cohabitation histories of couples. There are often inconsistencies about the starting date of the union between the two members. Which member do you think I have to refer in order to have the most reliable information?
Thank you and best,
#1 Updated by Alita Nandi over 3 years ago
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Yes you are correct in assuming that cohabitation spells with end month and year = -8 are ongoing cohabitation spells.