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SINGPAR
Diarist is a single parent

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Description

SINGPAR records whether the diarist is the sole parent living with her or his child or children.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Canada
United States

Comparability

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.

Universe

  • All persons.

Availability

  • Austria: 1992
  • Bulgaria: 2001
  • Canada: 2010
  • Finland: 1979, 2009
  • France: 1985, 1998, 2009
  • Hungary: 1999
  • 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