HAS LIVING CHILDREN: If you could go back to the time you did not have any children and could choose exactly the number of children to have in your whole life, how many would that be?
NO LIVING CHILDREN: If you could choose exactly the number of children to have in your whole life, how many would that be?
PROBE FOR A NUMERIC RESPONSE.
NONE 00 (GO TO 714)
NUMBER OF CHILDREN_____
OTHER (SPECIFY) _____ 96 (GO TO 714)
NIU (not in universe)
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.
Like IDEALKID, IDEALKIDGRP (V614) reports the total number of children the woman would hypothetically like to have in her whole life, regardless of her actual childbearing, but top-codes numeric responses at 6+ children and codes non-numeric responses as 7.
When children are chosen as the unit of analysis, the woman respondent indicates the mother of the child.