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.
WIFEPARNUM (MV035) reports the number of wives or co-resident partners the man has for whom household line numbers are available or who are coded as "Not in household" (LINENOWIFE_ALL (MV034_x).
The related variable WIFENUMMN (MV505) reports the number of wives or partners the man currently has.
Marriage and cohabitation Variables -- TOPICS