What is your marital status now: are you widowed, divorced or separated?
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.
Circle the code corresponding to the response given. For a man who is not currently married and not currently living with someone but who was formerly in a union, record his current marital status at the time of the interview. Since he was in a union at one time, but is not on the day you are interviewing him, he will be either widowed, divorced or separated.
You should use 'widowed' (a) for men who were married and their wife died, and (b) for men who were in an informal union and their partner died. 'Divorced' should be used for men who were formally married and whose marriage formally ended. 'Separated' should be used (a) for men who were married, but are no longer continuing the marriage with their wife, and (b) for men who were in an informal union and are no longer continuing the union with their partner.
Source of information
The eligible man selected for interview