Codes and Frequencies
SINGPAR records whether the diarist is the sole parent living with her or his child or children.
Comparability — Index
SINGPAR is largely comparable across all samples.
Comparability — Canada [top]
In 2010, this variable is created using LIVARR12 variable, which contains, among others, three options of single parenthood: no spouse and single child lt 25 years of age, no spouse and single child 25 years of age or older, and no spouse and non-single child(ren). Where a child is coded as present (=1) but the age of the respondent is lt 18, the observations were coded as "not a single parent" because the only child is the respondent him/herself. Childless people with "other" living arrangements LIVARR12=12 were also coded as not being single parents. This left us with 96 observations in which it is impossible to tell whether these are single parents or not.
Comparability — United States [top]
In 1985, this variable is created with limited information. In female and male-headed households where another member is sufficiently younger than an unmarried single person to plausibly be the child of that person, we coded the diarist as a single parent.
- All persons.
- Austria: 1992
- Bulgaria: 2001
- Canada: 2010
- Finland: 1979, 2009
- France: 1985, 1998
- Israel: 1991
- Netherlands: 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005
- Spain: 2002, 2009
- United Kingdom: 1974, 1983, 1987, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2014
- United States: 1965, 1975, 1985, 1998, 2003-2015