According to the IPUMS description: “HHRESPLN indicates the line number (LINENO) of the household respondent.” However, when I try to tabulate these two variables, their values are quite different. What’s the exact difference between the two variables?
Related to the above question: I am trying to identify “household respondent,” who actually responds to each 8 round of survey. Is it correct if I use (LINENO==1) as an indicator for the household respondent? Should I use (HHRESPLN==1) instead?
Or is it more safe to use household head/householder information? (RELATE==101)
Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it.