Head of Household in ACS data


We are trying to determine how many older adults in the state live with an adult child where the older adult is the head of household. Is there a way using the IPUMS ACS data to compute that number?

Thank you.



This sounds very possible using IPUMS-USA ACS samples. You can identify households with older adult heads of household using a combination of AGE and RELATE. RELATE could also help identify adult children of the head of household. You could also make use of the Family Interrelationship variables to identify adult children living with their mother or father.

I hope this helps.