HAS LIVING CHILDREN (a. 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 (b. If you could choose exactly the number of children to have in your whole life, how many would that be?)
NONE 00 (GO TO 501)
NUMBER __ __
OTHER (SPECIFY)____________96 (GO TO 501)
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 IDEALKIDMN, IDEALKIDGRPMN (MV614) reports the total number of children the man would hypothetically like to have in his whole life, regardless of how many children he actually had, but top-codes numeric responses at 6+ children and codes non-numeric responses as 7.