I am doing a parity analysis, so I’m looking at counts of newborn babies, divided up depending on previous births to that mother (in the household). For example, how many babies were born to a mother that already has one son? one daughter? A son then a daughter? etc.
So while I am counting the individuals, they’ve been formed into family units that might be more similar to households.
I am using the 2007-2011 ACS 1-year data.
In this case should I be using the baby’s weight, the mother’s or the households?