I’m trying to analyze household level data in the CPS ASEC. I need to estimate HH tenure and # of own children. I’m trying to benchmark it to Census’s “Families and Living Arrangement” tables but am way off base.
I would like to create 1 observation for each HH, which variable should I use to do that? Serial? HRHHID? Relate = 101? They all produce different estimates.
Related to this, why are the #s of unique serial #s lower than the # of HH level records in the Samples page of IPUMS website?