I had heard the question responses to the relationship to the household head question have changed in the CPS as of 2017. I reviewed the CPS March Supplement questionnaire (here: https://www2.census.gov/programs-surv…) and the anticiapted question responses were there…
S_RRP How (are / is) (name/you) related to (reference person’s name/you)?
42 Opposite-sex Spouse (Husband/Wife)
43 Opposite-sex Unmarried Partner
44 Same-sex Spouse (Husband/Wife)
45 Same-sex Unmarried Partner
48 Parent (Mother/Father)
50 Other relative (A
53 Roomer/Boarder 54 Other nonrelative
HOWEVER, when I look at the data (both via the Census and IPUMS-CPS), the categories do not mirror the questionnaire. Will the response categories in the questionnaire and data release eventually be consistent? If yes, is there an estimated time/year? I know the response categories are changing across multiple Census data projects/surveys, but at different time points…didn’t know if Census was going to wait until all data projects/surveys were using the same response categories to change the format of the data release?
Any info would be helpful–thanks, much!
~Krista K. Payne