216. WRITE THE NUMBERS FROM THE HOUSEHOLD QUESTIONNAIRE FOR EACH WIFE. IF A WIFE IS NOT LISTED IN THE HOUSEHOLD SCHEDULE, RECORD '00' IN THE BOXES FOR LINE NUMBER. THE NUMBER OF LINES FILLED IN MUST BE EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF WIVES.
(IF RESPONDENT HAS MORE THAN FOUR WIVES, USE SPACE AT THE END OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE.)
ONLY ONE WIFE (a. please tell me the name of your wife.)
MORE THAN ONE WIFE (b. Please tell me the name of each of your wives, starting with the one you married first.)
WIFE NUMBER __
LINE NUMBER IF HOUSEHOLD QUESTIONNAIRE __ __
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.
LINENOWIFE_ALL (MV034_x) reports the line number of the man's wives/partners. These variables can be used, in conjunction with HHID to match the men - s data with the women - s data, to allow for the analysis of couples. A value of "0" means the wife was not listed as a member of the household.
LINENOWIFE_ALL consists of a set of eight separate variables, covering the man's first wife/partner (LINENOWIFE_01) up to his eighth wife/partner (LINENOWIFE_08). If LINENOWIFE_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
Information for this variable was collected on all of the man's wives/partners, up to a maximum of eight. In many cases, data were hypothetically collected on up to eight wives/partners, but no men in the survey had so many wives/partners (e.g., no man had seven or eight wives/partners). If, for example, no man in a survey had eight wives/partners and only blank values were included in the original DHS file, then LINENOWIFE_08 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.
Marriage and cohabitation Variables -- TOPICS