I’m wondering what is the difference between NOC in ACS PUMS 2014 data which is defined as:
NOC 2 Number of own children in household (unweighted) bb .N/A(GQ/vacant) 00 .No own children 01..19 .Number of own children in household And NCHILD in ACS IPUMS 2014 data which is defined as: NCHILD counts the number of own children (of any age or marital status) residing with each individual. NCHILD includes step-children and adopted children as well as biological children. Persons with no children present are coded "0." When I compare ACS PUM and IPUMS, they result in very different numbers. With ACS PUMs having a higher count of parents with children. Specifically, I'm trying to get at parents with children and it seems that using NOC/NCHILD might be the easiest way to get a count of parents with children.