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Tracking parental death

Added by Emily Lowthian about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Data analysis
Target version:
-
Start date:
06/26/2017
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Hi there,

I'm looking to create a variable of parental death. However, I am having trouble of finding cases where individuals are both parents (using wave 4) to children in wave 6. I currently am using mnpno, fnpno, finloc, mpid and ivfio. However, it seems to be that no parents have deceased?

Any thoughts or guidance to where I could be going wrong, or whether there is no way of coding parental death would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Emily

History

#1 Updated by Alita Nandi about 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Alita Nandi to Emily Lowthian
  • % Done changed from 0 to 90

Use INDSAMP file to identify people who have died. Deceased persons will appear in the W_INDSAMP file of the wave after they have died and can be identified by W_IVFIO=99. They will not appear in any future wave files. [Note W_INDSAMP file has multiple observations per person in cases where a person moves. In those cases W_FINLOC=0 is the household where they were expected to be found and then W_FINLOC=1 is where they were found. But in case of deceased persons there will be only one row of observation per person.]

#2 Updated by Alita Nandi about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

#3 Updated by Alita Nandi about 2 years ago

  • Private changed from Yes to No

#4 Updated by Emily Lowthian about 2 years ago

Alita Nandi wrote:

Use INDSAMP file to identify people who have died. Deceased persons will appear in the W_INDSAMP file of the wave after they have died and can be identified by W_IVFIO=99. They will not appear in any future wave files. [Note W_INDSAMP file has multiple observations per person in cases where a person moves. In those cases W_FINLOC=0 is the household where they were expected to be found and then W_FINLOC=1 is where they were found. But in case of deceased persons there will be only one row of observation per person.]

- Ok thats great, thank you!

#5 Updated by Victoria Nolan about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

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