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Person id 2nd parent of diarist

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PARNTID2 records the person-level identifier (PERSID) of the second parent of the diarist if the parent also completed a diary or otherwise has person-level information included in the original survey. When both parents are in the household or completed diaries, this variable takes the value of the parent with the higher person identifier. PARNTID1 identifies the first parent in the household where applicable.

Missing values are assigned as follows. If multiple people completed diaries in the household and the diarist does not live with a parent, this variable takes a value of -7. If the diarist lives with a parent and this parent should have but did not complete a diary or cannot be identified, this variable takes a value of -8. In cases where only one person per household completed a diary and no other information is available about household members, PARNTID1 is coded as -9.

Users may also find PARTID and PARNTID1 useful.

Comparability — Index

South Korea
United States


PARNTID2 is broadly comparable across all samples.

Comparability — South Korea [top]

In 2004 and 2009, CTUR states, “it was not possible to distinguish the parent of married child and that of the son/daughter in law.”

Comparability — Spain [top]

In Spain 2002, parents cannot be distinguished from parents-in-law; nonetheless, PARNTID1 and PARNTID2 are still assigned. In the cases where a diarist lives with her or his in laws, there will be some messiness in assignment of parental locations.

Comparability — United States [top]

In 1985, there is no household roster; therefore, PARNTID1 along with PARNTID2, PARTID, and RELREFP are constructed based on the following logic.

  • For single-person households, no partner or parents are present.
  • For two-person couple households, no parents are present and PARTID is easily assigned.
  • For households containing couples with children or couples and others AND only one diarist reports being married and another diarist is missing or two people report being married and no one else in the household reports being married, the couples are considered married.
  • In cases where there are multiple eligible partners or an odd number of married individuals, we privilege age similarity in partnering couples.

An adult legally has responsibility for children aged under 18 in the USA. In households with couples and children in which the adults are of an age to plausibly be the parents, we coded child and parent relationships accordingly. Other household relations are plausible guesses.


  • All persons who live with parent(s).


  • Armenia: 2008
  • Austria: 1992, 2008
  • Canada: 2005
  • France: 1985
  • Israel: 1991
  • Italy: 2002, 2008
  • South Africa: 2010
  • South Korea: 2004, 2009
  • Spain: 2002
  • United Kingdom: 1983, 1987, 2000
  • United States: 1985, 2003-2022