All of the values of the variable “SPOUSE” appear to be missing, even in the 1975 sample. Are the spouse time diaries available?
The spouse diaries are currently not available on IPUMS Time Use. This explains the “missing” information in the SPOUSE variable. I just verified with the IPUMS Time Use team that the goal is to have the spouse files available before the end of the year.
Are there any updates on the spouse diaries?
The IPUMS Time Use team is expecting to add the spouse diaries to the 1975 sample sometime in early 2022.