Matching Non coresident partners to households in EGOALT
Dear Support Team,
I am interested in matching respondents who have a child/children living in the household at wave 1(EGOALT) and have a non-coresident partner.
However, when I examined the documentation, it seemed that questions regarding non-coresident partnership are only available from wave 3 onwards.
Is there a way to match these partnerships backwards in time? or is there some indicator for how long they have had this relationship?
If these non-co resident partners are for example a childs biological parent, would it be possible to indentify them as such?
Thank you beforehand for your time.
#1 Updated by Alita Nandi over 2 years ago
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Using a_egoalt, you will be able to identify if a person is living in a household with his/her natural child but not with the child's other natural parent. Would that help?
#2 Updated by K.Samantha Russell Jonsson over 2 years ago
If I understand you correctly, using a_egoalt I will have information on whether a respondent lives in a household with his/her child.
What I would like to do is to link this a_egoalt file with non-coresident partner information that is provided in wave c onwards.
I would then like to identify if any of the non-coresident partners,is the biological parent of a child living with the respondents found in a_egoalt household.
Does this make sense?
#3 Updated by Alita Nandi over 2 years ago
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I see what you mean.
In Wave 3, any person who has a child <18, whose other parent is not co-resident and not deceased is asked about child maintenance payments (and other qs) about this other parent. This information is recorded at the non-resident parent level and not at the child level. In some cases you will be able to deduce that the non-resident parent reported in Wave 3 is the non-resident parent of the child in Wave 1. For example, for person A, there is information about one non-resident parent reported in Wave 3. From c_egoalt you know that person A has one child, B, and the B's parent is not present in the household. Suppose you also see that in Wave 1, A was living with B, with or without B's parent then you can say that B's non-resident parent information was provided in Wave C. Now suppose another example, where everything is the same except that person A has two children with two partners.
In that case while you can find information about the two non-resident parents in Wave C, you will not be able to identify which child belong's to which non-resident parent.