For the POPLOC variable, there are missing codes.


What are the codes for ‘01’, ‘02’, ‘03’, and the rest? Only ‘00’ (No father of this person present in household) is explained! I am looking to make sense of this Data, but it seems it is not as simple as ‘present’ or ‘not present’.

Thanks in advance!



Non-zero values of POPLOC give the PERNUM of the person’s father within the household. So if the person lives in household SERIAL number 33451, and POPLOC==2 that means that the person’s father can be identified as PERNUM==2 & SERIAL==33451 (within a single data set). If you simply want to know whether or not a person’s father is present in the household, any value other than zero indicates that the father is present.

I hope this helps.