I’m working with the 2016 ACS. I’m seeing single-person households where the person’s age is less than 18 and even some zeros. Seems pretty unlikely that there are 2 year olds out there living by themselves. Clearly there’s something about this data I don’t understand.
Could it be related to customizing the sample? I reduced the density to 33% because the full sample was too big to work with. When customizing a sample, are entire households kept or excluded, or are some people within a household kept while others in the same household are excluded? Meaning that my toddler householders are actually living with adults, but those adults were dropped from my sample?
Any thoughts on this are much appreciated!