Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997 - Codebook

All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).

1) Case weight (CASWGT)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20331.000.00
2) Weight adjusting for region and SMSA (WATE)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20331.000.25
3) Identification number (ID180)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20331,017.60587.44
4) Interviewer number (INTERV80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203393.6344.61
5) Serial number (SERNO80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20331,686.13985.00
6) Time interview began (BEGAN80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20331,609.03364.95
7) Time interview ended (ENDED80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20331,692.88367.07
8) Interview length in minutes (LENGTH80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203352.2112.07
9) Month interview held (MONTH80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203310.210.80
10) Date interview held (DATE80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203316.478.77
11) Day of week interview held (DAY80)
 TOTAL%
1) Monday40319.8
2) Tuesday35717.6
3) Wednesday37518.4
4) Thursday28013.8
5) Friday25512.5
6) Saturday1909.3
7) Sunday1738.5
Total2033100.0
12) Region of country (REGION)
 TOTAL%
1) West39019.2
2) North central56427.7
3) Northeast44621.9
4) South63331.1
Total2033100.0
13) SMSA status by region (REGSMSA)
 TOTAL%
1) Metro west29414.5
2) Metro north central34316.9
3) Metro northeast30715.1
4) Metro south32816.1
5) Non-metro west944.6
6) Non-metro north central22010.8
7) Non-metro northeast1386.8
8) Non-metro south30314.9
9) Unknown60.3
Total2033100.0
14) Sex of respondent (SEXR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Male82140.4
2) Female121259.6
Total2033100.0
15) Age of respondent (AGER80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203335.569.56
16) Respondent's years of schooling (EDUCR80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203313.432.63
17) Sex of spouse (SEXS80)
 TOTAL%
1) Male121259.6
2) Female82140.4
Total2033100.0
18) Age of spouse (AGES80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203336.069.56
19) Spouse's years of schooling (EDUCS80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203313.594.33
20) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. [List respondent, children oldest to youngest, other relatives, non-relatives.] How is this person related to the respondent? (REL380)
 TOTAL%
1) Child154976.2
2) Relative130.6
3) Other20.1
7) Inapplicable46923.1
Total2033100.0
21) Is this a male or female? (SEX380)
 TOTAL%
1) Male80439.5
2) Female75937.3
7) Inapplicable46923.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
22) How old was this person on his/her last birthday? (AGE380)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203331.2736.64
23) Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MARIT380)
 TOTAL%
1) Married221.1
2) Never married152775.1
3) Divorced60.3
4) Widowed40.2
5) Separated50.2
7) Inapplicable46923.1
Total2033100.0
24) How many years of schooling has this person completed? (EDUC380)
 TOTAL%
0) 044722.0
1) 1603.0
2) 2803.9
3) 3743.6
4) 4834.1
5) 5633.1
6) 6703.4
7) 7643.1
8) 8733.6
9) 9783.8
10) 10864.2
11) 111004.9
12) 121497.3
13) 13502.5
14) 14391.9
15) 15130.6
16) 16261.3
17) 1740.2
18) 1810.0
97) Inapplicable46923.1
98) Don't know40.2
Total2033100.0
25) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. [List respondent, spouse, children oldest to youngest, other relatives, non-relatives.] How is this person related to the respondent? (REL480)
 TOTAL%
1) Child106452.3
2) Relative211.0
3) Other10.0
7) Inapplicable94746.6
Total2033100.0
26) Is this a male or female? (SEX480)
 TOTAL%
1) Male53826.5
2) Female54626.9
7) Inapplicable94746.6
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
27) How old was this person on his/her last birthday? (AGE480)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203350.4943.87
28) Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MARIT480)
 TOTAL%
1) Married110.5
2) Never married106752.5
3) Divorced30.1
4) Widowed50.2
7) Inapplicable94746.6
Total2033100.0
29) How many years of schooling has this person completed? (EDUC480)
 TOTAL%
0) 038619.0
1) 1613.0
2) 2552.7
3) 3472.3
4) 4643.1
5) 5512.5
6) 6582.9
7) 7542.7
8) 8603.0
9) 9592.9
10) 10462.3
11) 11472.3
12) 12633.1
13) 13170.8
14) 14100.5
15) 1540.2
16) 1620.1
17) 1710.0
97) Inapplicable94746.6
98) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
30) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. [List respondent, spouse, children oldest to youngest, other relatives, non-relatives.] How is this person related to the respondent? (REL580)
 TOTAL%
1) Child43421.3
2) Relative281.4
3) Other40.2
7) Inapplicable156777.1
Total2033100.0
31) Is this a male or female? (SEX580)
 TOTAL%
1) Male22611.1
2) Female24011.8
7) Inapplicable156777.1
Total2033100.0
32) How old was this person on his/her last birthday? (AGE580)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203377.1436.82
33) Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MARIT580)
 TOTAL%
1) Married160.8
2) Never married44321.8
3) Divorced10.0
4) Widowed50.2
5) Separated10.0
7) Inapplicable156777.1
Total2033100.0
34) How many years of schooling has this person completed? (EDUC580)
 TOTAL%
0) 01808.9
1) 1201.0
2) 2241.2
3) 3261.3
4) 4301.5
5) 5301.5
6) 6321.6
7) 7150.7
8) 8190.9
9) 9170.8
10) 10211.0
11) 11160.8
12) 12211.0
13) 1360.3
14) 1420.1
15) 1510.0
16) 1610.0
18) 1820.1
19) 1910.0
97) Inapplicable156777.1
98) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
35) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. [List respondent spouse, children oldest to youngest, other relatives, non-relatives.] How is this person related to the respondent? (REL680)
 TOTAL%
1) Child1416.9
2) Relative180.9
3) Other20.1
7) Inapplicable187292.1
Total2033100.0
36) Is this a male or female? (SEX680)
 TOTAL%
1) Male814.0
2) Female803.9
7) Inapplicable187292.1
Total2033100.0
37) How old was this person on his/her last birthday? (AGE680)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203390.1223.68
38) Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MARIT680)
 TOTAL%
1) Married60.3
2) Never married1527.5
4) Widowed20.1
5) Separated10.0
7) Inapplicable187292.1
Total2033100.0
39) How many years of schooling has this person completed? (EDUC680)
 TOTAL%
0) 0623.0
1) 180.4
2) 2110.5
3) 3110.5
4) 480.4
5) 590.4
6) 670.3
7) 780.4
8) 870.3
9) 980.4
10) 1080.4
11) 1130.1
12) 1270.3
14) 1430.1
18) 1810.0
97) Inapplicable187292.1
Total2033100.0
40) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. [List respondent, spouse, children oldest to youngest, other relatives, non-relatives.] How is this person related to the respondent? (REL780)
 TOTAL%
1) Child532.6
2) Relative80.4
3) Other20.1
7) Inapplicable197096.9
Total2033100.0
41) Is this a male or female? (SEX780)
 TOTAL%
1) Male311.5
2) Female321.6
7) Inapplicable197096.9
Total2033100.0
42) How old was this person on his/her last birthday? (AGE780)
 TOTAL%
0) 040.2
1) 150.2
2) 220.1
3) 320.1
4) 420.1
5) 540.2
6) 640.2
7) 730.1
8) 850.2
9) 960.3
10) 1080.4
13) 1350.2
14) 1430.1
15) 1520.1
18) 1810.0
19) 1920.1
20) 2010.0
22) 2210.0
25) 2510.0
27) 2710.0
55) 5510.0
97) Inapplicable197096.9
Total2033100.0
43) Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MARIT780)
 TOTAL%
1) Married20.1
2) Never married613.0
7) Inapplicable197096.9
Total2033100.0
44) How many years of schooling has this person completed? (EDUC780)
 TOTAL%
0) 0221.1
1) 150.2
2) 250.2
3) 340.2
4) 470.3
5) 530.1
6) 620.1
7) 730.1
8) 830.1
9) 920.1
10) 1010.0
12) 1240.2
13) 1320.1
97) Inapplicable197096.9
Total2033100.0
45) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. [List respondent, spouse, children oldest to youngest, other relatives, non-relatives.] How is this person related to the respondent? (REL880)
 TOTAL%
1) Child180.9
2) Relative50.2
3) Other10.0
7) Inapplicable200998.8
Total2033100.0
46) Is this a male or female? (SEX880)
 TOTAL%
1) Male120.6
2) Female120.6
7) Inapplicable200998.8
Total2033100.0
47) How old was this person on his/her last birthday? (AGE880)
 TOTAL%
0) 010.0
3) 330.1
4) 420.1
5) 520.1
7) 750.2
8) 820.1
11) 1120.1
12) 1210.0
15) 1520.1
16) 1610.0
17) 1710.0
32) 3210.0
88) 8810.0
97) Inapplicable200998.8
Total2033100.0
48) Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MARIT880)
 TOTAL%
2) Never married221.1
3) Divorced10.0
4) Widowed10.0
7) Inapplicable200998.8
Total2033100.0
49) How many years of schooling has this person completed? (EDUC880)
 TOTAL%
0) 090.4
1) 130.1
2) 220.1
3) 310.0
5) 530.1
6) 610.0
7) 710.0
8) 810.0
9) 920.1
11) 1110.0
97) Inapplicable200998.8
Total2033100.0
50) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. [List respondent, children oldest to youngest, other relatives, non-relatives.] How is this person related to the respondent? (REL980)
 TOTAL%
1) Child50.2
2) Relative20.1
7) Inapplicable202699.7
Total2033100.0
51) Is this a male or female? (SEX980)
 TOTAL%
1) Male40.2
2) Female30.1
7) Inapplicable202699.7
Total2033100.0
52) How old was this person on his/her last birthday? (AGE980)
 TOTAL%
1) 110.0
2) 210.0
3) 310.0
4) 410.0
5) 510.0
14) 1410.0
26) 2610.0
97) Inapplicable202699.7
Total2033100.0
53) Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MARIT980)
 TOTAL%
1) Married10.0
2) Never married60.3
7) Inapplicable202699.7
Total2033100.0
54) How many years of schooling has this person completed? (EDUC980)
 TOTAL%
0) 050.2
7) 710.0
15) 1510.0
97) Inapplicable202699.7
Total2033100.0
55) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. [List respondent, spouse, children oldest to youngest, other relatives, non-relatives.] How is this person related to the respondent? (REL1080)
 TOTAL%
1) Child10.0
2) Relative10.0
7) Inapplicable203199.9
Total2033100.0
56) Is this a male or female? (SEX1080)
 TOTAL%
2) Female20.1
7) Inapplicable203199.9
Total2033100.0
57) How old was this person on his/her last birthday? (AGE1080)
 TOTAL%
12) 1210.0
21) 2110.0
97) Inapplicable203199.9
Total2033100.0
58) Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTL1080)
 TOTAL%
1) Married10.0
2) Never married10.0
7) Inapplicable203199.9
Total2033100.0
59) How many years of schooling has this person completed? (EDUC1080)
 TOTAL%
5) 510.0
12) 1210.0
97) Inapplicable203199.9
Total2033100.0
60) Do you live in a town or city, on a farm, or in open country but not on a farm? (URBAN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Town or city156376.9
2) Farm864.2
3) Open country38318.8
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
61) Here are some statements about life in general and I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. The things I do are as interesting to me as they ever were. (INT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43821.5
2) Agree135466.6
3) Disagree21610.6
4) Strongly disagree180.9
8) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
62) I've gotten pretty much what I expected out of life. (EXPECT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35317.4
2) Agree127462.7
3) Disagree34917.2
4) Strongly disagree301.5
8) Don't know271.3
Total2033100.0
63) When I think about the things I really want to achieve in life, I'm worried I don't have enough years left to get them done. (ACHIEV80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1306.4
2) Agree51825.5
3) Disagree110654.4
4) Strongly disagree25212.4
8) Don't know271.3
Total2033100.0
64) Sometimes I feel that I don't have enough control over the direction my life is taking. (NOCONT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1135.6
2) Agree66032.5
3) Disagree104051.2
4) Strongly disagree1999.8
8) Don't know211.0
Total2033100.0
65) Next, we have a few questions about your marital history. How many times have you been married? (NOMARR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Once173185.1
2) Twice26212.9
3) Three or more402.0
Total2033100.0
66) Age at first marriage (AGE1M80)
 TOTAL%
14) 14100.5
15) 15150.7
16) 16532.6
17) 171135.6
18) 1823811.7
19) 1927813.7
20) 2025412.5
21) 2129314.4
22) 221849.1
23) 231638.0
24) 241165.7
25) 251065.2
26) 26613.0
27) 27402.0
28) 28381.9
29) 29241.2
30) 30170.8
31) 3140.2
32) 32100.5
33) 3350.2
35) 3570.3
36) 3620.1
39) 3910.0
98) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
67) First marriage intact? (M1INT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes173185.1
2) No30214.9
Total2033100.0
68) Reason for ending first marriage (RSNE180)
 TOTAL%
1) Death190.9
2) Divorce27913.7
3) Separation40.2
7) Inapplicable173185.1
Total2033100.0
69) Age when first marriage ended (GE1ME80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203386.6025.24
70) Age at second marriage (AGE2M80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203387.0624.02
71) Second marriage intact? (M2INT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes26212.9
2) No402.0
7) Inapplicable173185.1
Total2033100.0
72) Reason for ending second marriage (RSNE280)
 TOTAL%
1) Death20.1
2) Divorce381.9
7) Inapplicable199398.0
Total2033100.0
73) Age when second marriage ended (GE2ME80)
 TOTAL%
20) 2010.0
21) 2110.0
22) 2210.0
23) 2320.1
25) 2540.2
26) 2630.1
27) 2730.1
28) 2810.0
29) 2920.1
30) 3030.1
31) 3120.1
32) 3250.2
33) 3310.0
35) 3520.1
37) 3720.1
38) 3820.1
39) 3910.0
40) 4010.0
44) 4410.0
45) 4510.0
50) 5010.0
97) Inapplicable199398.0
Total2033100.0
74) Age at third marriage (AGE3M80)
 TOTAL%
22) 2220.1
24) 2420.1
25) 2510.0
27) 2740.2
28) 2840.2
29) 2920.1
30) 3020.1
32) 3230.1
33) 3330.1
34) 3410.0
35) 3510.0
36) 3610.0
38) 3830.1
39) 3920.1
40) 4020.1
41) 4120.1
42) 4210.0
45) 4510.0
47) 4710.0
49) 4910.0
53) 5310.0
97) Inapplicable199398.0
Total2033100.0
75) Third marriage intact? (M3INT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes371.8
2) No30.1
7) Inapplicable199398.0
Total2033100.0
76) Reason for ending third marriage (RSNE380)
 TOTAL%
2) Divorce30.1
7) Inapplicable203099.9
Total2033100.0
77) Age when third marriage ended (AGE3ME80)
 TOTAL%
25) 2510.0
28) 2810.0
33) 3310.0
97) Inapplicable203099.9
Total2033100.0
78) Age at fourth marriage (AGE4M80)
 TOTAL%
27) 2710.0
33) 3310.0
41) 4110.0
97) Inapplicable203099.9
Total2033100.0
79) How many times has your (husband/wife) been married? (SPNOMR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Once173885.5
2) Twice26813.2
3) Three or more261.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
80) Spouse's age at first marriage (SPAG1M80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203322.699.19
81) Spouse's first marriage intact? (SPMINT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes173885.5
2) No29414.5
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
82) Reason spouse's first marriage ended (RSPND180)
 TOTAL%
1) Death170.8
2) Divorce27413.5
3) Separation20.1
7) Inapplicable173985.5
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
83) Age when spouse's first marriage ended (SPAGE180)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203388.0523.36
84) Spouse's age at second marriage (SPAGE280)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203387.6723.19
85) Spouse's second marriage intact? (SPM2IN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes26813.2
2) No261.3
7) Inapplicable173985.5
Total2033100.0
86) Reason spouse's second marriage ended (RSPND280)
 TOTAL%
1) Death30.1
2) Divorce231.1
7) Inapplicable200798.7
Total2033100.0
87) Age when spouse's second marriage ended (SPAGE380)
 TOTAL%
23) 2310.0
24) 2420.1
25) 2510.0
27) 2710.0
28) 2820.1
30) 3050.2
36) 3610.0
37) 3710.0
38) 3820.1
40) 4010.0
42) 4210.0
48) 4810.0
97) Inapplicable200798.7
98) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
88) Spouse's age at third marriage (SPAG480)
 TOTAL%
24) 2410.0
26) 2630.1
27) 2710.0
28) 2810.0
30) 3040.2
31) 3120.1
32) 3220.1
34) 3410.0
35) 3510.0
36) 3610.0
38) 3820.1
39) 3910.0
42) 4220.1
44) 4410.0
45) 4510.0
49) 4920.1
97) Inapplicable200798.7
Total2033100.0
89) Spouse's third marriage intact? (SPM3IN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes231.1
2) No30.1
7) Inapplicable200798.7
Total2033100.0
90) Reason spouse's third marriage ended (RSPND380)
 TOTAL%
1) Death10.0
2) Divorce20.1
7) Inapplicable203099.9
Total2033100.0
91) Age when spouse's third marriage ended (SPAGE580)
 TOTAL%
30) 3010.0
40) 4010.0
42) 4210.0
97) Inapplicable203099.9
Total2033100.0
92) Age at spouse's fourth marriage (SPAG680)
 TOTAL%
41) 4120.1
44) 4410.0
97) Inapplicable203099.9
Total2033100.0
93) Did you know your (husband/wife) before you were aged twelve? (KNSP1280)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1216.0
2) No191294.0
Total2033100.0
94) Did you talk with each other in school? (TLKSCH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes603.0
2) No603.0
7) Inapplicable191294.0
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
95) How much did you play together when you were children? (PLYCHD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Frequently201.0
2) Occasionally160.8
3) Seldom221.1
4) Never623.0
7) Inapplicable191294.0
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
96) How many months did you go with your (husband/wife) before you got married? (MTHBMR80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203322.6818.30
97) Did you live with your (husband/wife) before you got married? (LVBMR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes33016.2
2) No169883.5
9) Refused50.2
Total2033100.0
98) When you first got married, were either of your parents unhappy with your choice of a (husband/wife)? (PRHPPY80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30915.2
2) Neutral251.2
3) No164480.9
4) No parents371.8
8) Don't know180.9
Total2033100.0
99) How about now, how well do your parents and your (husband/wife) get along very well, pretty well, or not too well? (PARALG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well140569.1
2) Pretty well38919.1
3) Not too well542.7
4) No parents1758.6
8) Don't know100.5
Total2033100.0
100) When you first got married, were either of your in-laws unhappy about the marriage? (INLUNH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30114.8
2) Neutral231.1
3) No164981.1
4) No in-laws351.7
8) Don't know251.2
Total2033100.0
101) How about now, how well do you and your in-laws get along very well, pretty well, or not too well? (INLALG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well132465.1
2) Pretty well42120.7
3) Not too well793.9
4) No in-laws1437.0
7) Inapplicable603.0
8) Don't know60.3
Total2033100.0
102) Altogether, counting children who live with you and children who don't, how many children have you had? (NUMCHD80)
 TOTAL%
0) 034817.2
1) 137718.6
2) 261630.4
3) 337318.4
4) 41658.1
5) 5733.6
6) 6391.9
7) 7120.6
8) 8120.6
9) 940.2
10) 1050.2
11) 1120.1
14) 1410.0
98) Don't know10.0
Missing5
Total2028100.0
103) How many children have you had in this marriage? (CHMAR80)
 TOTAL%
0) 01155.7
1) 1673.3
2) 2512.5
3) 3140.7
4) 460.3
5) 510.0
6) 620.1
97) Inapplicable176987.4
Missing8
Total2025100.0
104) Do you intend to have any (more) children in the next three years? (CHD3YR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes44221.7
2) No88743.6
7) Inapplicable62430.7
8) Don't know723.5
9) Refused80.4
Total2033100.0
105) (Are you/is your wife) pregnant now? (WFPREG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1115.5
2) No32015.7
7) Inapplicable159178.3
8) Don't know100.5
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
106) If you could (have/have had) exactly the number of children you (want/wanted), what number would that be? (CHDESR80)
 TOTAL%
0) 0663.2
1) 11226.0
2) 285442.0
3) 344221.8
4) 428113.8
5) 5783.8
6) 6753.7
7) 7160.8
8) 8150.7
9) 920.1
10) 1070.3
11) 1120.1
12) 12120.6
14) 1420.1
15) 1520.1
20) 2010.0
98) Don't know522.6
99) Refused20.1
Missing2
Total2031100.0
107) What is your religious preference? Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RRLG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant116557.3
2) Catholic56527.8
3) Jewish462.3
4) None1356.6
5) Other1175.8
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused40.2
Total2033100.0
108) What specific denomination is that, if any? [Interviewer's note: Probe for full name.] (RDEN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant84441.5
2) Other31415.4
7) Inapplicable86842.7
8) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
109) Does your (husband/wife) have the same religious preference? (SPRLG80)
 TOTAL%
1) No43321.3
2) Yes159278.3
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
110) What specific denomination is that, if any? [Interviewer's note: Probe for full name.] (SPDEN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Protestant1818.9
2) Other24412.0
7) Inapplicable160078.7
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
111) How often do you and your (husband/wife) attend church together? (FRQCH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Weekly or more67333.1
2) Once monthly+35517.5
3) Several times per year44621.9
4) Less than once yearly55927.5
Total2033100.0
112) In general, how much would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life - very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or none? (RLINF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very much65932.4
2) Quite a bit52125.6
3) Some49324.2
4) A Little22210.9
5) None1306.4
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
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113) And how about your (husband/wife)? (SRLINF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very much58128.6
2) Quite a bit46222.7
3) Some51425.3
4) A Little26813.2
5) None1607.9
8) Don't know472.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
114) When you started going together, was your religious preference the same as your (husband's/wife's)? (SAMREL80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes113856.0
2) No88843.7
8) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
115) I am now going to ask a few questions about the kind of housing you live in. Is it a . . . [Interviewer's note: Read List] (TYPHSE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Single-family160679.0
2) Duplex844.1
3) Town, row house663.2
4) Apartment1678.2
5) Mobile1015.0
6) Other90.4
Total2033100.0
116) Not counting bathrooms, hallways, or an unfinished basement, how many rooms do you have in your household? (RMHHD80)
 TOTAL%
1) 110.0
2) 2150.7
3) 3763.7
4) 422711.2
5) 541920.6
6) 646823.0
7) 737518.4
8) 823411.5
9) 91125.5
10) 10542.7
11) 11211.0
12) 12180.9
13) 1340.2
14) 1430.1
16) 1610.0
18) 1810.0
20) 2010.0
98) Don't know20.1
99) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
117) Are you buying your home, renting it, or do you own it outright? (OWNHM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Own33416.4
2) Buying122660.3
3) Rent43621.4
4) Other371.8
Total2033100.0
118) In what year did you buy your home? (YRHM80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203378.6911.63
119) What would you estimate the dollar value of your house would be on the housing market today? (VALHM80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2033334,060.28420,113.57
120) What race do you consider yourself? [Interviewer's note: Use categories as probes if necessary.] (RSPRAC80)
 TOTAL%
1) White178988.0
2) Hispanic1065.2
3) Black984.8
4) Other371.8
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
121) What was the highest year of schooling obtained by your father? (FTHSCH80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203320.5827.71
122) What was the highest year of schooling he (father-in law) obtained? [Interviewer's note: If uncertain, request a guess. (FINSCH80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203335.8339.23
123) When you were growing up, how much of the time did your mother work outside the home? Would you say all of the time, most of the time, about half of the time, less than half of the time, or never? (MOMWRK80)
 TOTAL%
1) All the time21710.7
2) Most of time22311.0
3) About half22811.2
4) Less than half35817.6
5) Never99348.8
7) Inapplicable10.0
8) Don't know130.6
Total2033100.0
124) Was this usually part-time or full-time work? (MWKTIM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Part-time35217.3
2) Full-time66632.8
7) Inapplicable100749.5
8) Don't know80.4
Total2033100.0
125) What was the highest year of schooling obtained by your mother? (MOMSCH80)
 TOTAL%
0) 0211.0
1) 130.1
2) 290.4
3) 3150.7
4) 4241.2
5) 5251.2
6) 6693.4
7) 7502.5
8) 822811.2
9) 9763.7
10) 101155.7
11) 11984.8
12) 1274936.9
13) 13623.1
14) 141226.0
15) 15402.0
16) 161296.4
17) 17130.6
18) 18261.3
19) 1920.1
20) 2050.2
21) 2110.0
98) Don't know1477.2
Missing4
Total2029100.0
126) What about your mother-in-law, did she work outside the house when your spouse was growing up? Would you say all of the time, most of the time, about half of the time, less than half of the time, or never? (SPMWK80)
 TOTAL%
1) All the time24612.1
2) Most of time25212.4
3) About half21810.7
4) Less than half20910.3
5) Never102850.6
7) Inapplicable10.0
8) Don't know793.9
Total2033100.0
127) Was this usually part-time or full-time work? (SPMTM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Part-time28313.9
2) Full-time62430.7
7) Inapplicable110854.5
8) Don't know180.9
Total2033100.0
128) What was the highest year of schooling obtained by your mother-in-law? [Interviewer's note: Request a guess if don't know.] (SPMSCH80)
 TOTAL%
0) 0190.9
1) 120.1
2) 250.2
3) 3150.7
4) 4130.6
5) 5140.7
6) 6462.3
7) 7251.2
8) 81728.5
9) 9381.9
10) 10723.5
11) 11522.6
12) 1281540.1
13) 13422.1
14) 14763.7
15) 15180.9
16) 161165.7
17) 1780.4
18) 18241.2
20) 2030.1
98) Don't know45722.5
Missing1
Total2032100.0
129) We would like to know about (your husband's/your) present job. Last week (was your husband/were you) working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (HUSWRK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Full-time183690.3
2) Part-time613.0
3) Temporarily laid-off391.9
4) Unemployed472.3
5) Retired130.6
6) In school190.9
7) Keeping house10.0
8) Other170.8
Total2033100.0
130) Thinking about the people (he/you) work(s) most closely with, how many of them are men? Would you say all of them, most of them, about half of them, less than half of them, or none of them? (MENCOL80)
 TOTAL%
1) All59129.1
2) Most89143.8
3) Half25812.7
4) Less than half1457.1
5) None402.0
7) Inapplicable994.9
8) Don't know80.4
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
131) During the average week, how many hours (does he/do you) work, counting overtime, travel to work, and work done for the job at home? (HRSWRK80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203354.4116.04
132) Does (your husband's/your) job involve any of the following? Irregular hours (HJBHRS80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes110954.5
2) No82640.6
7) Inapplicable974.8
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
133) Does (your husband's/your) job involve any of the following? Shift work (HJBSHF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes37018.2
2) No156376.9
7) Inapplicable974.8
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
134) Does (your husband's/your) job involve any of the following? Evening meetings (HJEVN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes68033.4
2) No125361.6
7) Inapplicable974.8
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
135) Does (your husband's/your) job involve any of the following? Overnight trips (HJBTRP80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes67533.2
2) No125861.9
7) Inapplicable974.8
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
136) How much does (your husband's/your) job interfere with your family life? Would you say a lot, somewhat, not too much, or not at all? (HJBFAM80)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot1999.8
2) Somewhat38518.9
3) Not too much62030.5
4) Not at all72835.8
7) Inapplicable974.8
8) Don't know30.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
137) On the whole, how satisfied (is your husband/are you) with this job? Would you say very satisfied, moderately satisfied, a little dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (HJBSAT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied91144.8
2) Moderately71935.4
3) Little dissatisfied20610.1
4) Very dissatisfied944.6
7) Inapplicable974.8
8) Don't know50.2
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
138) Was there ever a time in your marriage when (your husband/you) did not have a job and could not bring money into the family for one month or longer? (HSUPPT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes62730.8
2) No140269.0
8) Don't know30.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
139) Did this occur in the last three years? [Asked after HSUPPT80] (HSP3YR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes27013.3
2) No35617.5
7) Inapplicable140669.2
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
140) (Where you/Was your wife) working for pay in the year before you got married? (WWKB480)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes155076.2
2) No47923.6
8) Don't know30.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
141) Since you got married, (have you/has she) ever worked for pay? (WWKAFT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes178587.8
2) No24812.2
Total2033100.0
142) How much of the time since you got married (have you/has she) held a job for pay? Would you say all of the time, most of the time, about half of the time, less than half of the time, or hardly any time at all? (WWKTIM80)
 TOTAL%
1) All the time39719.5
2) Most time39919.6
3) Half time26713.1
4) Less than half35817.6
5) Hardly any time36417.9
7) Inapplicable24812.2
Total2033100.0
143) (Were you/Was she) working at the start of your marriage? (WWKSTR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes129163.5
2) No49424.3
7) Inapplicable24812.2
Total2033100.0
144) Now I want to read you some reasons why people work. Please tell me how important each is as a reason why (you have/your wife has) worked during the time of your marriage. The first reason is "because (your/her) earnings are necessary to make ends meet." Would you say this is a very important, pretty important, not very important, or not important at all reason for (you/your wife) (WWKND80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important65632.3
2) Pretty important52225.7
3) Not very important34116.8
4) Not important at all26212.9
7) Inapplicable24812.2
8) Don't know40.2
Total2033100.0
145) To have enough money to get some of the better things? (WWKBTR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important44221.7
2) Pretty important69334.1
3) Not very important43221.2
4) Not important at all21210.4
7) Inapplicable24812.2
8) Don't know50.2
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
146) (You/She) wanted a career? (WWKCAR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important36518.0
2) Pretty important35817.6
3) Not very important50524.8
4) Not important at all54726.9
7) Inapplicable24812.2
8) Don't know100.5
Total2033100.0
147) For a feeling of accomplishment? (WWKACP80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important59829.4
2) Pretty important66032.5
3) Not very important27713.6
4) Not important at all23711.7
7) Inapplicable24812.2
8) Don't know130.6
Total2033100.0
148) To "get away from the family or children"? (WWKGTY80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important512.5
2) Pretty important1427.0
3) Not very important42520.9
4) Not important at all115256.7
7) Inapplicable24812.2
8) Don't know150.7
Total2033100.0
149) (You don't/She doesn't) like staying home? (WWKNTH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important1899.3
2) Pretty important29514.5
3) Not very important46723.0
4) Not important at all82140.4
7) Inapplicable24812.2
8) Don't know130.6
Total2033100.0
150) (You like/She likes) the contact with people? (WWKCNT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important80539.6
2) Pretty important67433.2
3) Not very important1869.1
4) Not important at all1165.7
7) Inapplicable24812.2
8) Don't know40.2
Total2033100.0
151) To make (you/her) more "financially independent"? (WWKMNY80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very Important38118.7
2) Pretty Important46122.7
3) Not very Important48223.7
4) Not Important at all45022.1
7) Inapplicable24812.2
8) Don't know110.5
Total2033100.0
152) (Are you/Is your wife) working for pay right now? (WWKPYN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes119758.9
2) No58828.9
7) Inapplicable24812.2
Total2033100.0
153) Is this job associated with (your husband's/yours) in any way for example, a family-owned business or farm or work for the same firm? (WHJOB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes-family492.4
2) Yes-same firm683.3
3) No107953.1
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
154) Is this a full-time or part-time job? (WWKTM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Full time84741.7
2) Part time34717.1
3) Both30.1
7) Inapplicable83641.1
Total2033100.0
155) Does the job involve any of the following? Irregular hours (WJBIHR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes38719.0
2) No81039.8
7) Inapplicable83641.1
Total2033100.0
156) Does the job involve any of the following? Shift work (WJBSHF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1798.8
2) No101750.0
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
157) Does the job involve any of the following? Evening meetings (WJEVNG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes28614.1
2) No91044.8
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
158) Does the job involve any of the following? Overnight trips (WJBTRP80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1115.5
2) No108553.4
7) Inapplicable83641.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
159) Does the job involve any of the following? Regular periods of a month or more of not working (WJBNWK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1969.6
2) No99749.0
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know40.2
Total2033100.0
160) During the average work week, how many hours does the job involve? Please include overtime hours averaged, travel to and from work, and work for the job that was done at home. (WJBHRS80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203362.5730.65
161) How many of these hours are spent away from home? (WJBWY80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203260.9032.36
162) On the whole, how satisfied (are you/is your wife) with this job? Would you say very satisfied, moderately satisfied, a little dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (WJBSAT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied55827.4
2) Moderately satisfied48423.8
3) A little dissatisfied1216.0
4) Very dissatisfied331.6
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
163) How long (have you/has she) had this job? (WFJBMT80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203363.8738.05
164) Thinking about the people (you work/your wife works) most closely with, how many of them are women? Would you say all of them, most of them, about half of them, less than half of them, or none of them? (WJWMN80)
 TOTAL%
1) All21110.4
2) Most52325.7
3) Half25712.6
4) Less than half1316.4
5) None683.3
7) Inapplicable83741.2
8) Don't know60.3
Total2033100.0
165) Taking all things together, how would you say that (your/your wife's) working has affected the quality of your marriage? Has it greatly increased it, increased it, decreased it, or greatly decreased it? (WMARQL80)
 TOTAL%
1) Greatly increased1276.2
2) Increased59829.4
3) Decreased663.2
4) Greatly decreased70.3
5) No change39219.3
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
166) How (does your husband/do you) generally feel about (your/your wife's) working? (Does he/Do you) strongly approve, approve, disapprove, or strongly disapprove? (RWFWK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve40119.7
2) Approve65932.4
3) Neutral633.1
4) Disapprove592.9
5) Strongly disapprove130.6
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
167) Do any of the following aspects of (your/your wife's) job cause (your husband/you) concern? IF YES, ASK: Is this a serious concern? Coming home crabby or irritable? (WJBCNA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Serious874.3
2) Not too serious31715.6
3) No concern78938.8
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know40.2
Total2033100.0
168) Not having time to do all the things (you/she) should do for (him/you)? (WJBCNB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Serious643.1
2) Not too serious1748.6
3) No concern95847.1
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
169) Having time to take care of the house? (WJBCNC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Serious603.0
2) Not too serious1668.2
3) No concern96947.7
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
170) Meeting too many men? (WJBCND80)
 TOTAL%
1) Serious190.9
2) Not too serious502.5
3) No concern112655.4
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
171) Not having time to do things together? (WJBCNE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Serious844.1
2) Not too serious1818.9
3) No concern93045.7
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
172) Taking proper care of the children? (WJBCNF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Serious251.2
2) Not too serious412.0
3) No concern72035.4
7) Inapplicable124761.3
Total2033100.0
173) Was there any time in the last three years when your family had to rely primarily on (your/your wife's) income because (your husband was/you were) not bringing in enough money? (LS3YRA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20310.0
2) No99248.8
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
174) (Within the last three years/Since you got married) has there been a period of six months or longer in which (you/your wife) didn't have a job? (LS3YRB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes32315.9
2) No87443.0
7) Inapplicable83641.1
Total2033100.0
175) How many months ago did (you/she) start working this last time? (LATJBA80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203383.3731.62
176) Before (you/she) started working this last time, how many months had it been since (you/she) worked? (LATJBB80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203387.8525.40
177) What caused (you/her) to start working? (Do not read, but check all that apply.) Are there any other reasons? (Continue to probe until there are no more.) Husband suggested that it would be good idea to go to work. (RSNWKA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes60.3
7) Inapplicable171099.7
Missing317
Total1716100.0
178) Earnings are necessary to make ends meet. (RSNWKB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1055.8
7) Inapplicable171094.2
Missing218
Total1815100.0
179) To have enough money to get some of the better things. (RSNWKC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes653.7
7) Inapplicable171096.3
Missing258
Total1775100.0
180) Wanted a career. (RSNWKD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes321.8
7) Inapplicable171098.2
Missing291
Total1742100.0
181) For a feeling of accomplishment. (RSNWKE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes523.0
7) Inapplicable171097.0
Missing271
Total1762100.0
182) To get away from the family or children. (RSNWKF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes221.3
7) Inapplicable171098.7
Missing301
Total1732100.0
183) Doesn't like staying home. (RSNWKG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes593.3
7) Inapplicable171096.7
Missing264
Total1769100.0
184) Likes the contact with people. (RSNWKH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes512.9
7) Inapplicable171097.1
Missing272
Total1761100.0
185) To be more financially independent. (RSNWKI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes191.1
7) Inapplicable171098.9
Missing304
Total1729100.0
186) Other (Specify) (RSNWKJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1387.5
7) Inapplicable171092.5
Missing185
Total1848100.0
187) (Have you/Has your wife) changed from part-time to full-time work (since you got married, within the last 3 years, since you/she last started to work)? (WFCHGE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1115.5
2) No108553.4
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
188) How long ago was that? (LNGWK80)
 TOTAL%
1) 160.3
2) 230.1
3) 330.1
4) 410.0
5) 540.2
6) 650.2
7) 710.0
8) 880.4
9) 920.1
10) 1040.2
12) 12221.1
13) 1310.0
18) 1870.3
24) 24241.2
30) 30100.5
34) 3420.1
36) 3670.3
97) Inapplicable192294.5
98) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
189) What caused (you/her) to change to full-time (Do not read, but check all that apply.) Are there any other reasons? (Continue to probe until there are no more.) Got a different job (WFCHA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes341.7
7) Inapplicable192298.3
Missing77
Total1956100.0
190) Employer shifted her to another job (WFCHB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes110.6
7) Inapplicable192299.4
Missing100
Total1933100.0
191) Husband suggested that it would be a good idea to work extra hours (WFCHC80)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable1922100.0
Missing111
Total1922100.0
192) Extra earnings are necessary to make ends meet (WFCHD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes221.1
7) Inapplicable192298.9
Missing89
Total1944100.0
193) To have extra money to get some of the better things (WFCHE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes140.7
7) Inapplicable192299.3
Missing97
Total1936100.0
194) Wanted a career (WFCHF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30.2
7) Inapplicable192299.8
Missing108
Total1925100.0
195) For a feeling of accomplishment (WFCHG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes60.3
7) Inapplicable192299.7
Missing105
Total1928100.0
196) To get away from the family or children more (WFCHH80)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable1922100.0
Missing111
Total1922100.0
197) Doesn't like staying at home (WFCHI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30.2
7) Inapplicable192299.8
Missing108
Total1925100.0
198) Likes the contact with people (WFCHJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10.1
7) Inapplicable192299.9
Missing110
Total1923100.0
199) To be more financially independent (WFCHK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes50.3
7) Inapplicable192299.7
Missing106
Total1927100.0
200) Other (Specify) (WFCHL80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes532.7
7) Inapplicable192297.3
Missing58
Total1975100.0
201) How about a change from full-time to part-time work? (WFPTM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes743.6
2) No112255.2
7) Inapplicable83641.1
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
202) Wife changed to part-time: How long ago was that? (WFTMA80)
 TOTAL%
0) 040.2
1) 190.4
2) 260.3
3) 350.2
4) 410.0
6) 660.3
7) 730.1
8) 810.0
9) 930.1
10) 1010.0
12) 12110.5
13) 1320.1
14) 1430.1
17) 1720.1
18) 1820.1
24) 2480.4
26) 2610.0
30) 3010.0
31) 3110.0
32) 3210.0
36) 3630.1
97) Inapplicable195996.4
Total2033100.0
203) What caused (you/her) to change to part-time? (Do not read, but check all that apply.) Are there any other reasons? (Continue to probe until there are no more.) Got a different job (WFTMB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes150.8
7) Inapplicable195999.2
Missing59
Total1974100.0
204) Employer cut hours down (WFTMC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20.1
7) Inapplicable195999.9
Missing72
Total1961100.0
205) To have or to take care of children (WFTMD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes301.5
7) Inapplicable195998.5
Missing44
Total1989100.0
206) Job was causing strains on the family or marriage (WFTME80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10.1
7) Inapplicable195999.9
Missing73
Total1960100.0
207) Husband did not want her to work so much (WFTMF80)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable1959100.0
Missing74
Total1959100.0
208) Wanted to spend more time at home (WFTMG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes80.4
7) Inapplicable195999.6
Missing66
Total1967100.0
209) Laid off or on strike (WFTMH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10.1
7) Inapplicable195999.9
Missing73
Total1960100.0
210) Couldn't stand the job any more (WFTMI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10.1
7) Inapplicable195999.9
Missing73
Total1960100.0
211) Other (Specify) (WFTMJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes311.6
7) Inapplicable195998.4
Missing43
Total1990100.0
212) What was the last year that (you/your wife) worked? (WFTMK80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203390.5910.65
213) How many months ago was that? (WFSTWK80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203383.5131.09
214) What caused (you/her) to stop working? (Do not read, but check all that apply.) Ask: Are there any others? (Continue probing until not more.) To have or take care of children (WFSTA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1518.2
7) Inapplicable169891.8
Missing184
Total1849100.0
215) Job was causing strains on the family or marriage (WFSTB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes90.5
7) Inapplicable169899.5
Missing326
Total1707100.0
216) Husband didn't want her to work anymore (WFSTC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes90.5
7) Inapplicable169899.5
Missing326
Total1707100.0
217) Wanted to spend more time at home (WFSTD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes221.3
7) Inapplicable169898.7
Missing313
Total1720100.0
218) Was laid off or on strike (WFSTE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes271.6
7) Inapplicable169898.4
Missing308
Total1725100.0
219) Couldn't stand the job any more (WFSTF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes231.3
7) Inapplicable169898.7
Missing312
Total1721100.0
220) Other (Specify) (WFSTG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1618.7
7) Inapplicable169891.3
Missing174
Total1859100.0
221) Let me see if I have (your/your wife's) work history right. (Within the last three years/Since you got married) (you have/she has) (Read each item on list that applies and check. If more than one, say: You said the most recent change was [ ]. Is that right?) Stopped working (CHNGA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Most recent change33621.0
7) Inapplicable126479.0
Missing433
Total1600100.0
222) Started work after absence (CHNGB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Most recent change28318.3
7) Inapplicable126481.7
Missing486
Total1547100.0
223) Started working more hours (CHNGC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Most recent change1017.4
7) Inapplicable126492.6
Missing668
Total1365100.0
224) Started working fewer hours (CHNGD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Most recent change493.7
7) Inapplicable126496.3
Missing720
Total1313100.0
225) Not changed your employment situation (CHNGE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Most recent change76575.5
7) Inapplicable24824.5
Missing1020
Total1013100.0
226) (Have you/Has your wife) wanted to go (back) to work? (WFWK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes36618.0
2) No46222.7
7) Inapplicable119758.9
8) Don't know80.4
Total2033100.0
227) Why would (you/she) like to go back to work? (Do not read, but check all that apply.) Ask: Are there any other reasons? (Continue to probe until there are no more.) To make ends meet; necessity (WFWKA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1066.0
7) Inapplicable166794.0
Missing260
Total1773100.0
228) To get some better or special things (WFWKB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes774.4
7) Inapplicable166795.6
Missing289
Total1744100.0
229) Wants a career (WFWKC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes442.6
7) Inapplicable166797.4
Missing322
Total1711100.0
230) Feeling of accomplishment (WFWKD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes653.8
7) Inapplicable166796.2
Missing301
Total1732100.0
231) To get away from house or kids (WFWKE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes543.1
7) Inapplicable166796.9
Missing312
Total1721100.0
232) Bored staying home (WFWKF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes905.1
7) Inapplicable166794.9
Missing276
Total1757100.0
233) Likes contact with people (WFWKG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes764.4
7) Inapplicable166795.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
234) Make her financially independent (WFWKH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes311.8
7) Inapplicable166798.2
Missing335
Total1698100.0
235) Other (Specify) (WFWKI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes905.1
7) Inapplicable166794.9
Missing276
Total1757100.0
236) I'm going to mention a list of reasons why some women don't work. For each reason would you tell me how important it is as a reason why (you aren't/your wife isn't) working? To take care of husband (WFWKJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important24712.1
2) Pretty important25712.6
3) Not very important32916.2
7) Inapplicable119758.9
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
237) (Husband/You) (disapproves/disapprove) (WFWKK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important1115.5
2) Pretty important924.5
3) Not very important62830.9
7) Inapplicable119758.9
8) Don't know50.2
Total2033100.0
238) Health prohibits working (WFWKL80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important743.6
2) Pretty important482.4
3) Not very important71435.1
7) Inapplicable119758.9
Total2033100.0
239) Probably no jobs available for (you/her) (WFWKM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important854.2
2) Pretty important643.1
3) Not very important67133.0
7) Inapplicable119758.9
8) Don't know160.8
Total2033100.0
240) To have or take care of children (WFWKN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important52926.0
2) Pretty important894.4
3) Not very important21210.4
7) Inapplicable120259.1
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
241) If for some unforeseen reason (you/Your wife) had to go to work next week, how difficult do you believe it would be for (you/her) to find a job? Would you say very difficult, pretty difficult, not very difficult, or not difficult? (DIFJB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very difficult1266.2
2) Pretty difficult1859.1
3) Not very difficult25812.7
4) Not difficult at all26212.9
7) Inapplicable119758.9
8) Don't know50.2
Total2033100.0
242) (Do you/Does your wife) have any training or job experience which qualifies (you/her) for a particular kind of job? (WFEXP80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes65732.3
2) No1778.7
7) Inapplicable119758.9
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
243) What kind of job would this be? (Try to fit into one of these three categories. If uncertain, write detail under "other." Do not read categories.) (WFEXPT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Little training1758.6
2) Some training31515.5
3) Much training1266.2
4) Other412.0
7) Inapplicable137667.7
Total2033100.0
244) How would (your husband/you) feel about (you/your wife) going to work full-time now? Would (he/you) strongly approve, approve, disapprove, or strongly disapprove? (HFEELA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve663.2
2) Approve30815.2
3) Disapprove27213.4
4) Strongly Disapprove1678.2
7) Inapplicable119758.9
8) Don't know221.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
245) (Has your husband/Have you) suggested to (you/your wife) that it might be a good idea if (you/she) went to work (again)? (HFEELB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1035.1
2) No26913.2
7) Inapplicable165981.6
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
246) Why would (he/you) disapprove? (Do not read, but check all that apply.) Ask: Are there any other reasons? (Continue probing until there are no more.) Wife needed to take care of children (HFEELC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes27514.7
7) Inapplicable159485.2
9) Refused20.1
Missing162
Total1871100.0
247) Loss of service - meals, housecleaning, ironing, etc. (HFEELD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes362.2
7) Inapplicable159497.7
9) Refused20.1
Missing401
Total1632100.0
248) Wife wouldn't make enough to cover costs of child care, transportation, taxes, etc. (HFEELE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes181.1
7) Inapplicable159498.8
9) Refused20.1
Missing419
Total1614100.0
249) Wife should stay at home - non-specific (HFEELF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1146.7
7) Inapplicable159493.2
9) Refused20.1
Missing323
Total1710100.0
250) Other (Specify) (HFEELG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1227.1
7) Inapplicable159492.8
9) Refused20.1
Missing315
Total1718100.0
251) How would he feel about a part-time job? Strongly approve, approve, disapprove, or strongly disapprove? (HFEELH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve90.4
2) Approve1869.1
3) Disapprove1617.9
4) Strongly disapprove713.5
5) Neutral10.0
7) Inapplicable159978.7
8) Don't know50.2
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
252) If (you/your wife) had a choice would (you/she) have a part-time job, a full-time job, or not work at all? (WIFEWK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Part time91044.8
2) Full time54827.0
3) Not work54326.7
8) Don't know321.6
Total2033100.0
253) Here are some statements about men's and women's roles. I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. (Read response as required.) A woman's most important task in life should be taking care of her children. (WIFTSK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree57028.0
2) Agree90144.3
3) Disagree42020.7
4) Strongly disagree1276.2
8) Don't know120.6
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
254) A husband should earn a larger salary than his wife. (HEARN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22311.0
2) Agree56227.6
3) Disagree99548.9
4) Strongly disagree1999.8
8) Don't know532.6
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
255) It should not bother the husband if a wife's job sometimes requires her to be away from home overnight. (HWORRY80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1718.4
2) Agree109954.1
3) Disagree60829.9
4) Strongly disagree1296.3
8) Don't know241.2
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
256) If his wife works full-time, a husband should share equally in household chores such as cooking, cleaning, and washing. (SHRCHR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree72135.5
2) Agree111554.8
3) Disagree1597.8
4) Strongly disagree211.0
8) Don't know170.8
Total2033100.0
257) If jobs are scarce, a woman whose husband can support her should not have a job. (WNTWK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1045.1
2) Agree68833.8
3) Disagree98448.4
4) Strongly disagree1648.1
8) Don't know894.4
9) Refused40.2
Total2033100.0
258) A working mother can establish just as good a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work. (GDRTLN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28213.9
2) Agree91945.2
3) Disagree63231.1
4) Strongly disagree1427.0
8) Don't know582.9
Total2033100.0
259) Even though a wife works outside the home, the husband should be the main breadwinner and the wife should have the responsibility for the home and children. (HRSPNS80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1517.4
2) Agree78638.7
3) Disagree89944.2
4) Strongly disagree1527.5
8) Don't know442.2
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
260) I am going to make some statements and for each one I would like you to tell me whether it is true for you or not true for you. I never hesitate to go out of my way to help someone in trouble. (VALUEA80)
 TOTAL%
1) True160578.9
2) Not true40519.9
8) Don't know221.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
261) I sometimes try to get even, rather than forgive and forget. (VALUEB80)
 TOTAL%
1) True60829.9
2) Not true141469.6
8) Don't know110.5
Total2033100.0
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262) No matter who I'm talking to, I'm always a good listener. (VALUEC80)
 TOTAL%
1) True135966.8
2) Not true65732.3
8) Don't know170.8
Total2033100.0
263) At times I have really insisted on having things go my own way. (VALUED80)
 TOTAL%
1) True154976.2
2) Not true47723.5
8) Don't know60.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
264) Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (VALUEE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy90244.4
2) Pretty happy104651.5
3) Not too happy834.1
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
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265) I am going to mention some of the things couples sometimes do together. For each one, I would like you to tell me how often you and your spouse do this together. How often do you eat your main meal together - almost always, usually, occasionally, or never? (VALUEF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always161379.3
2) Usually21110.4
3) Occasionally1939.5
4) Never150.7
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
266) Go shopping together? [Interviewer's note: Repeat response as necessary.) (VALUEG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always52525.8
2) Usually33016.2
3) Occasionally95446.9
4) Never22311.0
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
267) How often do you visit friends together? (VALUEH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always107452.8
2) Usually35417.4
3) Occasionally54827.0
4) Never572.8
Total2033100.0
268) Work together on projects around the house? (VALUEI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always85041.8
2) Usually46622.9
3) Occasionally61630.3
4) Never1004.9
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
269) When you go out - say, to play cards, bowling, or a movie - how often do you do this together? (VALUEJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always126062.0
2) Usually26713.1
3) Occasionally40419.9
4) Never994.9
8) Don't know30.1
Total2033100.0
270) If wife had a work change ask: Has the amount of time you and you (husband/wife) spend doing things together changed since (you/your wife) (Work change)? (VALUEK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes23311.5
2) No52725.9
7) Inapplicable126462.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused70.3
Total2033100.0
271) Has it increased or decreased? (FRNDA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased994.9
2) Decreased1336.5
7) Inapplicable180088.5
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
272) Are there any people you consider to be very close friends of yours who are not relatives? (FRNDB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes181189.1
2) No22110.9
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
273) How many persons would that be? (FRNDC80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203318.0130.15
274) How well do your friends get along with your (husband/wife) - very well, pretty well, or not too well? (FRNDD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very well139468.6
2) Pretty well37418.4
3) Not too well231.1
4) Mixed reaction130.6
5) No friends10.0
7) Inapplicable22210.9
8) Don't know60.3
Total2033100.0
275) How many of your close friends are also close friends of your spouse's? (FRNDE80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203316.7930.66
276) If wife had a work change, ask: Since (you/your wife) (Work change) has there been an increase or decrease in the number of your friends? (FRNDF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased1969.6
2) Decreased673.3
3) No change42621.0
7) Inapplicable134065.9
9) Refused40.2
Total2033100.0
277) Recently, has your (husband/wife) suggested that you should make new friends? (FRNDG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes21310.5
2) No181689.3
7) Inapplicable00.0
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
278) Have you recently suggested that your (husband/wife) should make new friends? (FRNDH80)
 TOTAL%
1) No29814.7
2) Yes173385.2
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
279) Some people are members of different organizations such as church groups, unions, or job-related groups, fraternal or civic groups, or recreation groups like bowling or card clubs. Do you belong to any groups or clubs? (MEMBRA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes106452.3
2) No96747.6
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
280) How many do you belong to? (MEMBRB80)
 TOTAL%
1) 145922.6
2) 227213.4
3) 31859.1
4) 4743.6
5) 5271.3
6) 6251.2
7) 740.2
8) 830.1
10) 10100.5
12) 1220.1
14) 1410.0
15) 1510.0
20) 2010.0
97) Inapplicable96947.7
Total2033100.0
281) How many of these does your (husband/wife) also belong to? (MEMBRC80)
 TOTAL%
0) 044922.1
1) 137218.3
2) 21437.0
3) 3643.1
4) 4180.9
5) 5140.7
6) 620.1
7) 710.0
10) 1010.0
97) Inapplicable96947.7
Total2033100.0
282) If wife had work change, ask: Did the number of groups and clubs you share increase or decrease since (you/your wife) (work change)? (MEMBRD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased462.3
2) Decreased33416.4
3) No change201.0
7) Inapplicable162680.0
8) Don't know40.2
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
283) Since you have been married have you ever taken part in consciousness-raising groups, encounter groups, sensitivity or assertiveness training, or any activities similar to these? (MEMBRE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25012.3
2) No178187.6
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
284) In every family there are a lot of routine tasks that have to be done - cleaning the house, doing the laundry, cleaning up after meals, cooking dinners, etc. How much of this kind of work usually is done by you - all of it, most of it, about half of it, less than half of it, or none of it? (CHOREA80)
 TOTAL%
1) All of it33216.3
2) Most of it63031.0
3) About half44421.8
4) Less than half54026.6
5) None of it864.2
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
285) Do you think this is fair or do you think you do more than your share? (CHOREB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Fair156076.7
2) Do more than share32616.0
3) Other1427.0
8) Don't know50.2
Total2033100.0
286) What about your spouse, does (he/she) think the current arrangement is fair or that (he/she) is doing more than (his/her) share? (CHOREC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Fair167982.6
2) Do more than share23411.5
3) Other834.1
8) Don't know361.8
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
287) Do you and your (husband/wife) have arguments or disagreements about whether one of you is doing their share of the housework? (CHORED80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes50825.0
2) No152475.0
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
288) If wife had work change, ask: Have these arguments increased or decreased since (you/your wife) (work change)? (CHOREE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased562.8
2) Decreased613.0
3) No change964.7
7) Inapplicable181989.5
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
289) If wife had work change ask: Has the responsibility for doing these household chores changed any since (you/your wife) (work change)? (CHOREF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes34717.1
2) No41720.5
7) Inapplicable126462.2
9) Refused50.2
Total2033100.0
290) Husband does more (CHOREG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1769.4
7) Inapplicable168690.5
8) Don't know10.1
Missing170
Total1863100.0
291) Husband does less (CHOREH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1236.8
7) Inapplicable168693.1
8) Don't know10.1
Missing223
Total1810100.0
292) Kids do more (CHOREI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes623.5
7) Inapplicable168696.4
8) Don't know10.1
Missing284
Total1749100.0
293) Make do with less (CHOREJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes60.4
7) Inapplicable168699.6
8) Don't know10.1
Missing340
Total1693100.0
294) Others do it (CHOREK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes70.4
2) Wife does more211.2
7) Inapplicable168698.2
8) Don't know30.2
Missing316
Total1717100.0
295) How much of the looking after children usually is done by you: all of it, most of it, about half of it, less than half of it, or none of it? (CHCARA80)
 TOTAL%
1) All of it1025.0
2) Most of it49324.2
3) About half50524.8
4) Less than half33416.4
5) None of it80.4
7) Inapplicable59029.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
296) Do you think this is fair or do you think you do more than your share? (CHCARB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Fair124161.0
2) Do more than share1517.4
3) Other462.3
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know30.1
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
297) What about your spouse, does (he/she) think the current arrangements is fair or that (he/she) is doing more than (his/her) share? (CHCARC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Fair129963.9
2) Do more than share844.1
3) Other512.5
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
298) Do you and your (husband/wife) have arguments or disagreements about whether one of you is doing their share or looking after the children? (CHCARD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes22010.8
2) No122160.1
7) Inapplicable59029.0
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
299) IF WIFE HAD WORK CHANGE, ASK: Have these arguments increased or decreased since (you/your wife) (work change)? (CHCARE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Increased291.4
2) Decreased201.0
3) No change532.6
7) Inapplicable192694.7
8) Don't know40.2
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
300) IF WIFE HAD WORK CHANGE, ASK: Has the responsibility for looking after the children changed any since (you/your wife) (word change)? (CHCARF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1648.1
2) No43521.4
7) Inapplicable142169.9
8) Don't know100.5
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
301) Husband does more (CHCARG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes844.3
7) Inapplicable186995.7
Missing80
Total1953100.0
302) Husband does less (CHCARH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes442.3
7) Inapplicable186997.7
Missing120
Total1913100.0
303) Kids do more (CHCARI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes170.9
7) Inapplicable186999.1
Missing147
Total1886100.0
304) Make do with less (CHCARJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10.1
7) Inapplicable186999.9
Missing163
Total1870100.0
305) Others do it (CHCARK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Others do it221.2
2) Wife does more110.6
7) Inapplicable186998.2
8) Don't know10.1
Missing130
Total1903100.0
306) When your spouse is away, would you say you miss (him/her) a great deal, somewhat, or hardly at all? (AWAYA80)
 TOTAL%
1) A great deal129763.8
2) Somewhat55427.3
3) Hardly at all773.8
4) Never away994.9
8) Don't know50.2
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
307) When you stay home all day with your family, how often do you feel tired or irritated? Would you say a lot of the time, some of the time, hardly ever, or never? (AWAYB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Lot of the time854.2
2) Some time80039.4
3) Hardly ever89644.1
4) Never24312.0
8) Don't know90.4
Total2033100.0
308) Sometimes married people think they would enjoy living apart from their spouse. How often do you feel this way? Would you say very often, often, occasionally, or never? (AWAYC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often190.9
2) Often361.8
3) Occasionally61930.4
4) Never135366.6
8) Don't know60.3
Total2033100.0
309) How about your children. How often do you wish you didn't have to live with them? (AWAYD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often70.3
2) Often180.9
3) Occasionally35517.5
4) Never106252.2
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
310) Compared to most children, would you say any of your children have given you a lot of problems, some problems, only a few problems, or haven't they given you any problems at all? (CHPROB80)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot512.5
2) Some22411.0
3) Only a few66632.8
4) None49924.5
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know30.1
Total2033100.0
311) Now, I would like you to think a minute about the way decisions are made at your house. Are there any kinds of decisions made around your house where your decision is the final word? (DECIDA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes135166.5
2) No67533.2
8) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
312) What about your spouse - are there any kinds of decisions where (his/her) decision is the final word? (DECIDE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes149273.4
2) No53426.3
8) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
313) Overall, considering all the kinds of decisions you two make, does your spouse more often have the final word or do you? (DECIDB80)
 TOTAL%
1) I do51225.2
2) Spouse does49424.3
3) Equal compromise101449.9
7) Inapplicable00.0
8) Don't know120.6
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
314) Overall, are you satisfied with the amount of influence you have in family decision making? (DEIDBB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes186291.6
2) More or less663.2
3) No1035.1
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
315) If wife had work change, ask: Has the amount of influence you have in family decision-making changed since (you/your wife) (work change)? (DECIDC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes894.4
2) No67033.0
7) Inapplicable126462.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused80.4
Total2033100.0
316) How often do you disagree with your (husband/wife)? Would you say never, rarely, sometimes, often, or very often? (DISAGA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Never211.0
2) Rarely51925.5
3) Sometimes124461.2
4) Often20810.2
5) Very often412.0
Total2033100.0
317) IF WIFE HAD WORK CHANGE, ASK: Has the frequency with which you disagree changed since (you/she) (work change)? (DISAGB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes733.6
2) No68133.5
7) Inapplicable127162.5
9) Refused80.4
Total2033100.0
318) In what way? (DISAGC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Fewer now331.6
2) More now391.9
7) Inapplicable196096.4
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
319) How many serious quarrels have you had with your spouse in the past two months? (DISAGD80)
 TOTAL%
0) 0142570.2
1) 132516.0
2) 21738.5
3) 3432.1
4) 4170.8
5) 5110.5
6) 6100.5
7) 710.0
8) 830.1
10) 1060.3
12) 1210.0
15) 1520.1
16) 1620.1
50) 5010.0
60) 6020.1
96) 9610.0
98) Don't know80.4
Missing2
Total2031100.0
320) In many households bad feelings and arguments occur from time to time. In many cases people get so angry that they slap, hit, push, kick, or throw things at one another. Has this ever happened between you and your (husband/wife)? (DISAGE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes39719.5
2) No163380.3
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
321) How many times has it happened over the last three years? (DISAGF80)
 TOTAL%
0) 01517.4
1) 1994.9
2) 2723.5
3) 3241.2
4) 4170.8
5) 580.4
6) 660.3
7) 710.0
8) 810.0
10) 1020.1
12) 1210.0
15) 1510.0
20) 2020.1
50) 5010.0
72) 7210.0
97) Inapplicable163680.5
98) Don't know100.5
Total2033100.0
322) Now I have some questions about your health. In general, would you say your own health is excellent, good, fair, or poor? (HLTHA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent103350.8
2) Good77838.3
3) Fair1829.0
4) Poor381.9
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
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323) Has this (fair/poor) health condition put a strain on your marriage? (HLTHB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes663.2
2) No1517.4
7) Inapplicable181389.2
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Missing1
Total2032100.0
324) Do you have any permanent health or physical conditions that restrict your ability to move about or limit you in dressing, bathing, eating, working, or keeping house? (HLTHC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1256.1
2) No190693.8
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
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325) Has this put a strain on your marriage? (HLTHD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes281.4
2) No954.7
7) Inapplicable190893.9
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
326) In the last three years, were there ever times when you were extremely unhappy, nervous, irritable, or depressed? (HLTHE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes108353.3
2) No95046.7
Total2033100.0
327) Have you felt that way recently? (HLTHF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes37618.5
2) No70434.6
7) Inapplicable95046.7
8) Don't know30.1
Total2033100.0
328) Did this lead you to cut down on your activities for several days or more? (HLTHG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1668.2
2) No21010.3
7) Inapplicable165781.5
Total2033100.0
329) Has this put a strain on your marriage? (HLTHH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1597.8
2) No21510.6
7) Inapplicable165781.5
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
330) In general, would you say your (husband's/wife's) health is excellent, good, fair, or poor? (HLTHI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent103651.0
2) Good80539.6
3) Fair1638.0
4) Poor291.4
Total2033100.0
331) Has this (fair/poor) health condition put a strain on your marriage? (HLTHJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes562.8
2) No1336.5
7) Inapplicable184190.6
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
332) Does your (husband/wife) have any permanent health or physical condition that restricts (him/her) ability to move about or limits (him/her) in dressing, bathing, eating, working, or keeping house? (HLTHK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1346.6
2) No189693.3
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
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333) Has this put a strain on your marriage? (HLTHL80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes402.0
2) No934.6
7) Inapplicable189993.4
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
334) In the past three years, were there times when (your husband/wife) was extremely unhappy, nervous, irritable, or depressed? (HLTHM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes95146.8
2) No106952.6
8) Don't know120.6
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
335) Has (he/she) felt that way recently? (HLTHN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes32816.1
2) No61630.3
7) Inapplicable108253.2
8) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
336) Did this lead (him/her) to cut down on (his/her) activities for several days or more? (HLTHO80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1286.3
2) No2009.8
7) Inapplicable170583.9
Total2033100.0
337) Has this put a strain on your marriage? (HLTHP80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1628.0
2) No1668.2
7) Inapplicable170583.9
Total2033100.0
338) I am going to mention some different aspects of married life. For each one, I would like you to tell me whether you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy with this aspect of your marriage. (Read alternatives as needed.) How happy are you with the amount of understanding you receive from your (husband/wife)? (SATISA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy101049.7
2) Pretty happy85041.8
3) Not too happy1718.4
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
339) With the amount of love and affection you receive? (SATISB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy123960.9
2) Pretty happy67133.0
3) Not too happy1195.9
8) Don't know40.2
Total2033100.0
340) How happy are you with the extent to which you and your spouse agree about things - very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (SATISC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy83040.8
2) Pretty happy106652.4
3) Not too happy1346.6
8) Don't know30.1
Total2033100.0
341) With your sexual relationship? (SATISD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy114356.2
2) Pretty happy75637.2
3) Not too happy1135.6
8) Don't know60.3
9) Refused150.7
Total2033100.0
342) If children in the household, ask: With the way your spouse gets along with your children? (SATISE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy94446.4
2) Pretty happy43821.5
3) Not too happy592.9
7) Inapplicable59029.0
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
343) How happy are you with your spouse's performance as a breadwinner - very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (SATISF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy111754.9
2) Pretty happy48023.6
3) Not too happy582.9
4) Doesn't apply36718.1
8) Don't know90.4
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
344) With your spouse as someone who takes care of things around the house? (SATISG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy109653.9
2) Pretty happy72535.7
3) Not too happy20610.1
8) Don't know60.3
Total2033100.0
345) With your spouse as someone to do things with? (SATISH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy138768.2
2) Pretty happy53026.1
3) Not too happy1145.6
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
346) With your spouse's faithfulness to you? (SATISI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy177187.1
2) Pretty happy22511.1
3) Not too happy291.4
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
347) With your financial situation? (SATISJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy79939.3
2) Pretty happy97047.7
3) Not too happy26012.8
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
348) With your home? (SATISK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy123460.7
2) Pretty happy66932.9
3) Not too happy1286.3
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
349) Marriage affects many areas of a person's life, sometimes positively and sometimes negatively. Does your marriage have a positive or negative effect on the following areas of your life -- Your social life? (MARRYA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Positive177087.1
2) Negative1396.8
3) No effect1105.4
8) Don't know130.6
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
350) Does your marriage have a positive or negative effect on the following areas of your life -- Your financial situation? (MARRYB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Positive174585.8
2) Negative1638.0
3) No effect1015.0
8) Don't know221.1
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
351) Does your marriage have a positive or negative effect on the following areas of your life -- Your peace of mind? (MARRYC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Positive186291.6
2) Negative944.6
3) No effect572.8
8) Don't know190.9
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
352) Does your marriage have a positive or negative effect on the following areas of your life -- Getting along with your children? (MARRYD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Positive137567.6
2) Negative311.5
3) No effect311.5
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know50.2
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
353) Does your marriage have a positive or negative effect on the following areas of your life -- Your job opportunities? (If employed) (MARRYE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Positive109453.8
2) Negative1497.3
3) No effect25812.7
7) Inapplicable51725.4
8) Don't know140.7
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
354) Often one partner in a marriage gives more than the other. Do you feel that one of you gives more to the marriage than the other? (MARRYF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes57828.4
2) No144371.0
8) Don't know120.6
Total2033100.0
355) If yes, who? (MARRYG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Self29714.6
2) Spouse27413.5
7) Inapplicable145571.6
8) Don't know70.3
Total2033100.0
356) I'd like to mention a number of problem areas. Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you - (If respondent says yes, ask: Which one of you?) Gets angry easily? (MARRYH80)
 TOTAL%
1) No135266.5
2) Yes, spouse23811.7
3) Yes, self33616.5
4) Both1035.1
8) Don't know30.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
357) Has feelings that are easily hurt? (MARRYI80)
 TOTAL%
1) No110754.5
2) Yes, spouse28914.2
3) Yes, self50724.9
4) Both1216.0
8) Don't know90.4
Total2033100.0
358) Is jealous? (MARRYJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) No163180.2
2) Yes, spouse1909.3
3) Yes, self1306.4
4) Both803.9
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
359) Is domineering? (MARRYK80)
 TOTAL%
1) No162579.9
2) Yes, spouse1778.7
3) Yes, self1718.4
4) Both442.2
8) Don't know140.7
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
360) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you is critical? (MARRYL80)
 TOTAL%
1) No154976.2
2) Yes, spouse1658.1
3) Yes, self24011.8
4) Both703.4
8) Don't know80.4
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
361) Is moody? (MARRYM80)
 TOTAL%
1) No130664.2
2) Yes, spouse21410.5
3) Yes, self36618.0
4) Both1447.1
8) Don't know30.1
Total2033100.0
362) Won't talk to the other? (MARRYN80)
 TOTAL%
1) No148473.0
2) Yes, spouse2029.9
3) Yes, self24011.8
4) Both1055.2
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
363) Has had a sexual relationship with someone else? (MARRYO80)
 TOTAL%
1) No191194.0
2) Yes, spouse502.5
3) Yes, self391.9
4) Both160.8
8) Don't know90.4
9) Refused80.4
Total2033100.0
364) Has irritating habits? (MARRYP80)
 TOTAL%
1) No165881.6
2) Yes, spouse1587.8
3) Yes, self854.2
4) Both1306.4
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
365) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you is not at home enough? (MARRYQ80)
 TOTAL%
1) No164380.8
2) Yes, spouse1839.0
3) Yes, self1829.0
4) Both231.1
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
366) Spends money foolishly? (MARRYR80)
 TOTAL%
1) No170383.8
2) Yes, spouse1487.3
3) Yes, self1125.5
4) Both683.3
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
367) Drinks or uses drugs? (MARRYS80)
 TOTAL%
1) No189693.3
2) Yes, spouse803.9
3) Yes, self412.0
4) Both140.7
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
368) Has been in trouble with the law? (MARRYT80)
 TOTAL%
1) No199698.2
2) Yes, spouse190.9
3) Yes, self160.8
4) Both20.1
Total2033100.0
369) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you - (If respondent says yes, ask: Which one of you?) If children, ask: Is sometimes abusive to the children? (MARRYU80)
 TOTAL%
1) No141069.4
2) Yes, spouse211.0
3) Yes, self70.3
4) Both30.1
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
370) If you had to do it all over again, would you marry someone else, the same person or not marry at all? (MARRYV80)
 TOTAL%
1) Someone else643.1
2) Same person175286.2
3) Not marry at all1607.9
8) Don't know542.7
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
371) When you were thinking about getting married, did you ever have doubts about whether this was the best marriage for you? (MARRYW80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes79639.2
2) No122860.4
8) Don't know90.4
Total2033100.0
372) Taking all things together, how would you describe your marriage? Would you say that your marriage is very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (MARRYX80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy128563.2
2) Pretty happy68533.7
3) Not too happy592.9
8) Don't know40.2
Total2033100.0
373) Compared to other marriages you know about, do you think your marriage is better than most, about the same as most, or not as good as most? (MARRYY80)
 TOTAL%
1) Better149173.3
2) Same48123.7
3) Not as good381.9
8) Don't know231.1
Total2033100.0
374) Even people who get along quite well with their spouse sometimes wonder whether their marriage is working out. Have you ever thought your marriage might be in trouble? (MARTBA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes95847.1
2) No107352.8
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
375) How long ago did you first feel that way? (If less than 1, record 0) (MARTBB80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203355.6745.52
376) If married more than three years, ask: Have you thought this within the last three years? (MARTBC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes40620.0
2) No34016.7
7) Inapplicable128263.1
8) Don't know30.1
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
377) Do you feel this way now? (MARTBD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes874.3
2) No32516.0
7) Inapplicable161779.5
8) Don't know40.2
Total2033100.0
378) Have you talked with your (husband/wife) about these problems? (MARTBE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes38619.0
2) No301.5
7) Inapplicable161779.5
Total2033100.0
379) Have you ever talked with family members, friends, clergy, counselors, or social workers about problems in your marriage? (MARTBF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes62330.6
2) No140769.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
380) If married more than 3 years, ask: Have you talked with them about your marital problems within the last three years? (MARTBG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30715.1
2) No1839.0
7) Inapplicable154275.8
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
381) Respondent talked to family regarding marital problems (MARTBH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Talked to25113.6
7) Inapplicable159386.4
Missing189
Total1844100.0
382) Respondent talked to friends regarding marital problems (MARTBI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Talked to21912.1
7) Inapplicable159387.9
Missing221
Total1812100.0
383) Respondent talked to clergy, doctor, or counselor regarding marital problems (MARTBJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Talked to1528.7
7) Inapplicable159391.3
Missing288
Total1745100.0
384) Respondent talked to others regarding marital problems (MARTBK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Talked to130.8
7) Inapplicable159399.2
Missing427
Total1606100.0
385) Have you talked with them recently? (MARTBL80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1678.2
2) No27313.4
7) Inapplicable159378.4
Total2033100.0
386) As far as you know, has you (husband/wife) talked with relatives, friends, or a counselor about problems either of you were having with your marriage? (MART80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes37718.5
2) No160979.1
8) Don't know452.2
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
387) If married more than 3 years, ask: Has (he/she) talked with any of them within the last three years? (MARTA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1889.2
2) No1015.0
7) Inapplicable173985.5
8) Don't know50.2
Total2033100.0
388) Has (he/she) done so recently? (MARTB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1045.1
2) No1487.3
7) Inapplicable176286.7
8) Don't know190.9
Total2033100.0
389) As far as you know, has your spouse ever thought your marriage was in trouble? (MARTBM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes65032.0
2) No133565.7
8) Don't know472.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
390) If married more than 3 years, ask: Has (he/she) thought this way in the last three years? (MARTBN80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes31015.2
2) No22110.9
7) Inapplicable149473.5
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
391) Does (he/she) feel this way now? (MARTBO80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes532.6
2) No23511.6
7) Inapplicable172384.8
8) Don't know221.1
Total2033100.0
392) Has the thought of getting a divorce or separation crossed your mind (In the last three years)? (DIVORA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes41920.6
2) No161279.3
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
393) Are you thinking about it now? (DIVORB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes512.5
2) No36818.1
7) Inapplicable161479.4
Total2033100.0
394) Do you think divorce or separation might be a good idea, are you uncertain about it, or do you feel that it is not a good idea? (DIVORC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Good idea150.7
2) Uncertain281.4
3) Not good idea70.3
7) Inapplicable198297.5
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
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395) As far as you know, has the thought of divorce or a separation crossed your (husband's/wife's) mind (In the last three years)? (DIVORD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes31315.4
2) No167382.3
8) Don't know462.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
396) Is (he/she) thinking about it now? (DIVORE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes221.1
2) No26913.2
7) Inapplicable172084.6
8) Don't know221.1
Total2033100.0
397) Do you think (he/she) feels divorce or a separation might be a good idea, is uncertain about it, or believes it is not a good idea? (DIVORF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Good idea70.3
2) Uncertain110.5
3) Not good idea30.1
7) Inapplicable201198.9
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
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398) Have you or your (husband/wife) ever seriously suggested the idea of divorce? (DIVORG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1999.8
2) No24312.0
7) Inapplicable158778.1
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
399) Has this been within the last three years? (DIVORH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1748.6
2) No251.2
7) Inapplicable183490.2
Total2033100.0
400) Recently? (DIVORI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes603.0
2) No1145.6
7) Inapplicable185991.4
Total2033100.0
401) Did this happen more than once? (DIVORJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes954.7
2) No793.9
7) Inapplicable185991.4
Total2033100.0
402) Who started the (most recent) conversation? (DIVORK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Self844.1
2) Spouse512.5
3) Both261.3
7) Inapplicable185991.4
8) Don't know130.6
Total2033100.0
403) During the conversation did you generally speak in favor of the idea, suggest it was not a good idea, or express uncertainty? (DIVORL80)
 TOTAL%
1) Favor idea653.2
2) Not good idea251.2
3) Uncertain814.0
7) Inapplicable185991.4
8) Don't know30.1
Total2033100.0
404) During the conversation did your (husband/wife) generally speak in favor of the idea, suggest it was not a good idea, or express uncertainty? (DIVORM80)
 TOTAL%
1) Favor idea452.2
2) Not good idea442.2
3) Uncertain753.7
4) Said nothing70.3
7) Inapplicable185991.4
8) Don't know30.1
Total2033100.0
405) Does (he/she) feel more strongly, less strongly, or the same as you do about it? (DIVORN80)
 TOTAL%
1) More strongly291.4
2) Less strongly623.0
3) About same713.5
7) Inapplicable185991.4
8) Don't know120.6
Total2033100.0
406) Did you talk about consulting an attorney? (DIVORO80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes643.1
2) No1095.4
7) Inapplicable185991.4
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
407) What about child custody, did you discuss that? (DIVORP80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes582.9
2) No723.5
7) Inapplicable190293.6
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
408) What about dividing up the property? (DIVORQ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes713.5
2) No1035.1
7) Inapplicable185991.4
Total2033100.0
409) Have you talked about the problems of living apart? (DIVORR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes854.2
2) No894.4
7) Inapplicable185991.4
Total2033100.0
410) Have you talked about filing? (DIVORS80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes532.6
2) No1216.0
7) Inapplicable185991.4
Total2033100.0
411) Have you or your (husband/wife) consulted an attorney about a divorce or separation? (DIVORT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes391.9
2) No1336.5
7) Inapplicable185991.4
8) Don't know20.1
Total2033100.0
412) Have you or your (husband/wife) filed a divorce or separation petition? (DIVORU80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes201.0
2) No1547.6
7) Inapplicable185991.4
Total2033100.0
413) What happened to the petition? (DIVORV80)
 TOTAL%
1) Withdrawn120.6
2) Pending70.3
7) Inapplicable201399.0
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
414) Have you discussed a divorce or separation with members of your family? (DIVORW80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1246.1
2) No31815.6
7) Inapplicable158778.1
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
415) Do they generally approve or disapprove of the idea? (DIVORX80)
 TOTAL%
1) Approve301.5
2) Disapprove522.6
3) Mixed feelings341.7
7) Inapplicable190993.9
8) Don't know80.4
Total2033100.0
416) Have you discussed a divorce or separation with a close friend? (DIVORY80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1658.1
2) No27713.6
7) Inapplicable158778.1
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
417) Does your friend generally approve or disapprove of the idea? (DIVORZ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Approve512.5
2) Disapprove562.8
3) Mixed feelings482.4
7) Inapplicable186891.9
8) Don't know100.5
Total2033100.0
418) Because of problems people are having with their marriage they sometimes leave home either for a short time or as a trial separation. Has this ever happened in your marriage? (SEPARA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes23411.5
2) No179788.4
8) Don't Know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
419) Has this happened within the last three years? (SEPARB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1276.2
2) No1075.3
7) Inapplicable179988.5
Total2033100.0
420) How many times? (SEPARC80)
 TOTAL%
1) 1934.6
2) 2261.3
3) 330.1
4) 430.1
5) 510.0
6) 610.0
97) Inapplicable190693.8
Total2033100.0
421) Who left the last time? (SEPARD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Self753.7
2) Spouse512.5
3) Both left10.0
7) Inapplicable190693.8
Total2033100.0
422) How long were you separated? (SEPARE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Few hours130.6
2) Overnight201.0
3) 2 or more days422.1
4) Month or more502.5
5) Haven't rejoined20.1
7) Inapplicable190693.8
Total2033100.0
423) Comparing your marriage to three years ago, is your marriage getting better, staying the same, or getting worse? (STNGA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Better141869.7
2) Same55727.4
3) Worse482.4
8) Don't know80.4
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
424) What do you see as the future of your marriage? Is it likely to get better, stay the same, or get worse? (STRNGB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Better151774.6
2) Same45022.1
3) Worse271.3
8) Don't know391.9
Total2033100.0
425) Would you say the feelings of love you have for your (husband/wife) are extremely strong, very strong, pretty strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (STRNGC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely strong104651.5
2) Very strong66232.6
3) Pretty strong27213.4
4) Not too strong351.7
5) Not strong at all120.6
8) Don't know30.1
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
426) How about your (husband's/wife's) feelings of love for you? Would you say they are extremely strong, very strong, pretty strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (STRNGD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely strong105351.8
2) Very strong65732.3
3) Pretty strong24812.2
4) Not too strong301.5
5) Not strong at all90.4
8) Don't know341.7
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
427) Have your natural parents divorced or permanently separated? (PARDIV80)
 TOTAL%
1) No170083.6
2) Divorced28714.1
3) Separated permanent412.0
8) Don't know50.2
Total2033100.0
428) Taking all things together, how would you describe your natural parent's marriage? Would you say that their marriage was very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (PARMAR80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy74636.7
2) Pretty happy71835.3
3) Not too happy1839.0
7) Inapplicable33316.4
8) Don't know532.6
Total2033100.0
429) Have your (husband's/wife's) parents divorced or permanently separated? (SPRMAR80)
 TOTAL%
1) No171684.4
2) Divorced25712.6
3) Separated permanent432.1
8) Don't know170.8
Total2033100.0
430) Do you have any brother or sister who has gotten a divorce or permanent separation or is in the process of doing so? (SIBDIV80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes81840.2
2) No121359.7
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
431) Do you have a close friend who has gotten a divorce or permanent separation or is in the process of doing so? (FRNDIV80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes111955.0
2) No91044.8
8) Don't know30.1
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
432) These days there are many uncertainties and marriages break up unexpectedly. While it may be an unlikely event, I would like to ask you a few questions about how you would get along on your own if your marriage ended in divorce or separation. Do you think you could earn enough money to support yourself and any people you would be responsible for? (BRKUPA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could100749.5
2) Probably could64331.6
3) Probably couldn't35917.7
8) Don't know211.0
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
433) What about your spouse? (BRKUPB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could123860.9
2) Probably could55627.3
3) Probably couldn't21110.4
8) Don't know251.2
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
434) Do you feel you could handle the children on your own? (BRKUPC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could79138.9
2) Probably could45422.3
3) Probably couldn't1849.1
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know90.4
9) Refused50.2
Total2033100.0
435) What about your spouse? (BRKUPD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could66332.6
2) Probably could49824.5
3) Probably couldn't26012.8
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know190.9
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
436) Do you feel you could handle living apart from your children? (BRKUPE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could874.3
2) Probably could26813.2
3) Probably couldn't105451.8
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know321.6
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
437) What about your spouse? (BRKUPF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could803.9
2) Probably could32716.1
3) Probably couldn't98048.2
7) Inapplicable59029.0
8) Don't know532.6
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
438) Emotionally, do you think you could handle living apart from your (husband/wife)? (BRKUPG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could32516.0
2) Probably could80239.4
3) Probably couldn't84241.4
8) Don't know623.0
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
439) What about your spouse - could (he/she) handle living apart from you? (BRKUPH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could24812.2
2) Probably could88543.5
3) Probably couldn't77938.3
8) Don't know1195.9
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
440) If you needed it, do you think you could rely on your relatives for help? (BRKUPI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could118458.2
2) Probably could46322.8
3) Probably couldn't36117.8
8) Don't know201.0
9) Refused50.2
Total2033100.0
441) What about your spouse - could (he/she) rely on (his/her) relatives for help? (BRKUPJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Definitely could111154.6
2) Probably could53126.1
3) Probably couldn't36217.8
8) Don't know271.3
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
442) How difficult do you think it would be for you to find another (husband/wife)? Would it be very difficult, somewhat difficult, not too difficult, or not difficult at all? (BRKUPK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very difficult43821.5
2) Somewhat difficult50024.6
3) Not too difficult56527.8
4) Not difficult at all30915.2
5) Would not look432.1
8) Don't know1678.2
9) Refused110.5
Total2033100.0
443) When you compare how attractive you are in relation to your (husband/wife), would you say (he/she) is more attractive than you, about the same, or less attractive than you? (RATTR80)
 TOTAL%
1) More56527.8
2) Same132865.3
3) Less1025.0
8) Don't know311.5
9) Refused70.3
Total2033100.0
444) How about intelligence, do you think (he/she) is more intelligent than you, about the same, or less intelligent? (RINTEL80)
 TOTAL%
1) More59729.4
2) Same122560.3
3) Less1969.6
8) Don't know120.6
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
445) Now I'm going to make some statements about marriage and I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. Couples are able to get divorced too easily today. (DIVOK80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree67433.2
2) Agree98148.3
3) Disagree32415.9
4) Strongly disagree281.4
8) Don't know241.2
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
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446) It's okay for people to get married thinking that if it does not work out, they can always get a divorce. (DIVOKA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree361.8
2) Agree23511.6
3) Disagree96047.2
4) Strongly disagree78738.7
8) Don't know130.6
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
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447) The personal happiness of an individual is more important than putting up with a bad marriage. (DIVOKB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree26813.2
2) Agree116057.1
3) Disagree42020.7
4) Strongly disagree623.0
8) Don't know1175.8
9) Refused60.3
Total2033100.0
448) If one spouse becomes mentally or physically disabled, the other person should stay in the marriage regardless of their own happiness. (DIVOKC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree20810.2
2) Agree91945.2
3) Disagree63831.4
4) Strongly disagree502.5
8) Don't know20610.1
9) Refused120.6
Total2033100.0
449) Marriage is for life, even if the couple is unhappy. (DIVOKD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree733.6
2) Agree39919.6
3) Disagree123860.9
4) Strongly disagree25312.4
8) Don't know653.2
9) Refused50.2
Total2033100.0
450) In marriages where parents fight a lot, children are better off if the parents divorce or separate. (DIVOKE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1879.2
2) Agree117157.6
3) Disagree45222.2
4) Strongly disagree341.7
8) Don't know1829.0
9) Refused70.3
Total2033100.0
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451) In general, do you think your (husband/wife) shares your views on when divorce is appropriate - or would (he/she) allow divorce under more circumstances or fewer circumstances than you? (DIVOKF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Shares view131064.4
2) More circumstances25612.6
3) Fewer circumstances35317.4
8) Don't know1125.5
9) Refused20.1
Total2033100.0
452) Is your total family income $20,000 or more, or less than $20,000? (INCA80)
 TOTAL%
1) $20,000 or more142069.8
2) Less than $20,00057228.1
8) Don't know180.9
9) Refused231.1
Total2033100.0
453) I am going to mention a number of income categories. When I mention the category which describes your total family income in 1979, please stop me. (INCB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Under $5,000150.7
2) $5,000-$9,999723.5
3) $10,000-$14,9991949.5
4) $15,000-$19,99927313.4
7) Inapplicable146171.9
8) Don't know100.5
9) Refused80.4
Total2033100.0
454) I am going to mention a number of income categories. When I mention the category which describes your total family income in 1979, please stop me. (INCC80)
 TOTAL%
1) $20,000-$24,99940820.1
2) $25,000-$29,99935217.3
3) $30,000-$39,99933016.2
4) $40,000-$49,9991487.3
5) $50,000-$59,999462.3
6) $60,000 or more904.4
7) Inapplicable61330.2
8) Don't know120.6
9) Refused341.7
Total2033100.0
455) About what percent of this total family income do you contribute? (INCD80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203267.71144.71
456) What percent of this total family income does your (husband/wife) contribute? (INCE80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203172.69139.36
457) Have you ever received income from any public assistance program - for example, Medicaid, food stamps, or welfare? (INCF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20310.0
2) No182489.7
9) Refused60.3
Total2033100.0
458) Does any member of your household receive Social Security benefits? (INCG80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes743.6
2) No195396.1
9) Refused60.3
Total2033100.0
459) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same? (INCH80)
 TOTAL%
1) Getting better125061.5
2) Getting worse26913.2
3) Stayed same50424.8
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
460) IF WIFE HAD WORK CHANGE, ASK: Since (you/your wife) (work change), has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same? (INCI80)
 TOTAL%
1) Getting better36317.9
2) Getting worse974.8
3) Stayed same28313.9
7) Inapplicable126462.2
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused190.9
Total2033100.0
461) Do you and your (husband/wife) jointly own any property (other than the home you have mentioned) - for example, a business, stocks or bonds, real estate, or other major investments? (INCJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes77838.3
2) No124561.2
8) Don't know10.0
9) Refused90.4
Total2033100.0
462) What is their approximate value? (INCK80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total776339,316.45432,770.96
463) Have you been able to speak freely during this interview or has there been someone else around whose ability to overhear the conversation caused you some concern? (PINTA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Spoke freely197797.2
2) Concerned482.4
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
464) Post-interview rating: Rate respondent's ability to understand the questions. (PINTB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very high63431.2
2) Above average74436.6
3) Average58028.5
4) Below average743.6
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
465) Post-interview rating: Overall, how great was respondent's interest in the interview? (PINTC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very high56227.6
2) Above average72835.8
3) Average68133.5
4) Below average623.0
Total2033100.0
466) Post-interview rating: How suspicious did respondent seem to be about the study before the interview? (PINTD80)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all176286.7
2) Somewhat23711.7
3) Very suspicious331.6
8) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
467) Post-interview rating: How would you assess the reliability of the data obtained? (PINTE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent93145.8
2) Good91445.0
3) Fair1698.3
4) Poor170.8
5) Worthless20.1
Total2033100.0
468) Post-interview rating: How would you assess the degree of cooperation given by respondent? (PINTF80)
 TOTAL%
1) Very cooperative120559.3
2) Cooperative66932.9
3) Neutral1306.4
4) Reluctant281.4
5) Hostile10.0
Total2033100.0
469) Post-interview rating: Did you have trouble hearing the respondent because of a poor phone connection or because (he/she) was talking softly? (PINTG80)
 TOTAL%
1) No trouble hearing181189.1
2) Poor connection924.5
3) R talking softly1296.3
4) Children noise10.0
Total2033100.0
470) Post-interview rating: Did you have trouble understanding the respondent because of a language problem? (PINTH80)
 TOTAL%
1) No197297.0
2) Somewhat582.9
3) Great difficulty30.1
Total2033100.0
471) Number in household (NOHHLD80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20333.661.34
472) Household type (HHTYPE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Husband-wife only47723.5
2) Husband-wife, dependent children148673.1
3) Husband-wife, dependent children, other relatives492.4
4) Husband-wife, dependent children, other relatives, non-relatives10.0
5) Husband-wife, dependent children, non-relatives60.3
8) Parent, own child10.0
13) Husband-wife, other relatives120.6
14) Husband-wife, non-relatives10.0
Total2033100.0
473) Standard metropolitan statistical area (METST80)
 TOTAL%
0) No75537.1
1) Yes127262.6
8) Don't know60.3
Total2033100.0
474) Respondent's ‘other' religion (RRELIG80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203391.9120.67
475) Respondent's ‘other' denomination (RDENOT80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203384.8629.03
476) Spouse's ‘other' religion (SRELOT80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203386.0229.88
477) Housing type-other (HHTOT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Dorm where couple is head resident10.0
2) Military housing20.1
3) 3-family house10.0
4) Four-plex10.0
5) Family owns house but they rent out part of it10.0
6) Tri-plex30.1
9) Inapplicable202499.6
Total2033100.0
478) Housing arrangement-other (HHANG80)
 TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable199998.3
1) Living in parent's house rent-free30.1
2) House comes with job90.4
3) Head residents of dorm10.0
4) Live on husband's father's farm rent-free20.1
5) Option to buy10.0
6) Living with relatives50.2
7) Military housing90.4
8) None10.0
9) In-laws letting us live in it30.1
Total2033100.0
479) Other race (OTHRCE80)
 TOTAL%
1) East Indian (India)80.4
2) Egyptian10.0
3) Oriental/Chinese100.5
4) American Indian80.4
5) Asian40.2
6) Filipino40.2
7) Half Indian-Half Black10.0
8) Asian Indian10.0
9) Inapplicable199698.2
Total2033100.0
480) Respondent's father occupation type (RFOCC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers21210.4
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors43021.2
3) Clerical and kindred workers693.4
4) Sales workers964.7
5) Craftsmen and foremen37718.5
6) Operatives24312.0
7) Non-farm laborers20410.0
8) Private household workers10.0
9) Service workers572.8
10) Farm laborers and foremen160.8
11) Military402.0
12) Farmer-rancher, small (less than 500 acres or 500 head)1025.0
13) Farmer-rancher, large211.0
14) Farmer-rancher, n.e.c.874.3
98) Don't know442.2
99) Refused341.7
Total2033100.0
481) Respondent's father occupational status (RFOST80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total195541.5023.46
482) Spouse's father occupation type (SFOCC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers1768.7
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors46622.9
3) Clerical and kindred workers492.4
4) Sales workers854.2
5) Craftsmen and foremen30515.0
6) Operatives23411.5
7) Non-farm laborers22110.9
8) Private household workers10.0
9) Service workers532.6
10) Farm laborers and foremen190.9
11) Military502.5
12) Farmer-rancher, small (less than 500 acres or 500 head)824.0
13) Farmer-rancher, large110.5
14) Farmer-rancher, n.e.c.1025.0
98) Don't know1386.8
99) Refused412.0
Total2033100.0
483) Spouse's father occupational status (SFOST80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total185341.0823.28
484) Respondent's mother occupational type (RMOCC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers1326.5
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors552.7
3) Clerical and kindred workers21710.7
4) Sales workers924.5
5) Craftsmen and foremen241.2
6) Operatives954.7
7) Non-farm laborers1276.2
8) Private household workers603.0
9) Service workers1808.9
10) Farm laborers and foremen221.1
11) Military10.0
12) Farmer-rancher, small (less than 500 acres or 500 head)30.1
14) Farmer-rancher, n.e.c.20.1
97) Inapplicable101149.7
98) Don't know120.6
Total2033100.0
485) Respondent's mother occupational status (RMOST80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total100933.4521.54
486) Spouse's mother occupational type (SMOCC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers1165.7
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors723.5
3) Clerical and kindred workers21310.5
4) Sales workers964.7
5) Craftsmen and foremen201.0
6) Operatives723.5
7) Non-farm laborers1155.7
8) Private household workers452.2
9) Service workers1406.9
10) Farm laborers and foremen60.3
12) Farmer-rancher, small (less than 500 acres or 500 head)30.1
14) Farmer-rancher, n.e.c.20.1
97) Inapplicable111254.7
98) Don't know211.0
Total2033100.0
487) Spouse's mother occupational status (SMOST80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total90035.2721.24
488) Husband's other activity (HOACT80)
 TOTAL%
1) Disabled150.7
2) Laid-off10.0
3) In military detention10.0
7) Inapplicable201699.2
Total2033100.0
489) Husband's occupational type (HOCC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers38919.1
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors46923.1
3) Clerical and kindred workers663.2
4) Sales workers964.7
5) Craftsmen and foremen39719.5
6) Operatives28514.0
7) Non-farm laborers1155.7
8) Private household workers30.1
9) Service workers643.1
10) Farm laborers and foremen50.2
11) Military552.7
12) Farmer-rancher, small (less than 500 acres or 500 head)130.6
13) Farmer-rancher, large130.6
14) Farmer-rancher, n.e.c.211.0
97) Inapplicable391.9
99) Refused30.1
Total2033100.0
490) Husband's occupational status (HOCCST80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total199147.4124.39
491) Wife's occupational type (WOCC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers36818.1
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors1497.3
3) Clerical and kindred workers64831.9
4) Sales workers1316.4
5) Craftsmen and foremen361.8
6) Operatives894.4
7) Non-farm laborers793.9
8) Private household workers110.5
9) Service workers25912.7
10) Farm laborers and foremen60.3
11) Military30.1
14) Farmer-rancher, n.e.c.10.0
97) Inapplicable25212.4
99) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
492) Wife's occupational status (WOCCST80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total178044.8220.17
493) Taking all things together, how would you say that (your/your wife's) working has affected the quality of your marriage? Has it greatly increased it, increased it, decreased it, or greatly decreased it? In what way? (WORK180)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2033620.52479.35
494) Taking all things together, how would you say that (your/your wife's) working has affected the quality of your marriage? Has it greatly increased it, increased it, decreased it, or greatly decreased it? In what way? (WORK280)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2033854.67346.99
495) Taking all things together, how would you say that (your/your wife's) working has affected the quality of your marriage? Has it greatly increased it, increased it, decreased it, or greatly decreased it? In what way? (WORK380)
 TOTAL%
3) Provides more things to talk about - share40.2
4) Provides wife sense of satisfaction/accomplishment/happiness/fulfillment/less tension/security/extras40.2
5) More income - better lifestyle/less tension/security/extras50.2
6) Provides woman with interests outside the home/new ideas40.2
9) Made marriage/family more happy, stable (closer)10.0
12) Increases family respect and appreciation20.1
14) Woman is participating in finances - burden not all on man10.0
20) Wife would be bored/lonely/grouchy if she had to stay home30.1
23) Increased understanding/concern/respect/closeness between couple30.1
29) Time apart makes time together better/fewer fights10.0
31) She is learning in job/career experience/sharper20.1
35) Wife has her own money10.0
41) Wife takes better care of herself (appearance)10.0
49) Makes her better all-around person20.1
997) Inapplicable123560.7
999) Refused76437.6
Total2033100.0
496) What caused (you/her) to start working? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE TO PROBE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (ORESA80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203391.3821.03
497) What caused (you/her) to start working? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE TO PROBE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (ORESB80)
 TOTAL%
1) She just wanted to work/liked job (personal contentment)10.0
2) To send kids/spouse to college/school10.0
8) Found a job she really liked/opportunity came20.1
15) Change of pace - get out - broaden life10.0
17) Social reasons - likes people10.0
18) Time on her hands/restless/bored20.1
19) A chance for on-the-job training10.0
28) To keep skills and abilities sharp10.0
47) Husband travelling10.0
97) Inapplicable189593.2
99) Refused1276.2
Total2033100.0
498) What caused (you/her) to change to full-time? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE TO PROBE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (ORESC80)
 TOTAL%
1) Liked job so much wanted full-time70.3
2) Kids able to manage on their own now20.1
3) Had to take over duties of woman who quit20.1
4) Job in management/advancement20.1
5) Got through college30.1
6) No benefits for part-time40.2
7) Got tired of previous job10.0
9) Switched from two part-time jobs to one full-time job10.0
10) Started part-time intending to work up to full-time20.1
11) The job developed into a full-time job130.6
12) Children in school/college20.1
13) Found good daycare for child10.0
14) Moved to another state20.1
15) To take mind off worries10.0
17) To help kids10.0
18) Got an advancement10.0
19) Return to U.S. from overseas assignment - USN10.0
20) She worked as political analyst during campaigning10.0
21) Became self-employed20.1
22) Good job was offered10.0
23) All kids gone10.0
24) Working two part-time jobs10.0
97) Inapplicable198097.4
99) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
499) What caused (you/her) to change to full-time? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE TO PROBE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (ORESD80)
 TOTAL%
2) Kids able to manage on their own now10.0
8) Poor salary of previous job20.1
11) The job developed into a full-time job10.0
12) Children in school/college10.0
16) Needed money for trip10.0
97) Inapplicable198097.4
99) Refused472.3
Total2033100.0
500) What caused (you/her) to change to part-time? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE TO PROBE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (ORESE80)
 TOTAL%
1) Went back to college/school60.3
3) Guilt feelings because of children10.0
4) Wanted more time at home10.0
6) Moved30.1
7) Left her family's business (too many hours)10.0
8) Couldn't keep up work at home10.0
9) Husband's business picked up again - husband went back to work20.1
10) No need to work full-time10.0
11) Needed some free time30.1
13) Got lazy10.0
14) No full-time available20.1
15) Nothing in her field10.0
16) She started to work full-time at a second job10.0
17) Wage dissatisfaction10.0
18) Full-time work was confining10.0
19) Wanted to do more things for myself10.0
20) Easier job10.0
21) A temporary job10.0
22) Job was causing stress10.0
97) Inapplicable200298.5
99) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
501) What caused (you/her) to change to part-time? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE TO PROBE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (ORESF80)
 TOTAL%
5) Wanted more time for sports10.0
12) Wanted to do volunteer work10.0
97) Inapplicable200298.5
99) Refused291.4
Total2033100.0
502) What caused (you/her) to stop working? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) ASK: Are there any others? (CONTINUE PROBING UNTIL NO MORE.) (ORESG80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203390.3422.99
503) What caused (you/her) to stop working? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) ASK: Are there any others? (CONTINUE PROBING UNTIL NO MORE.) (ORESH80)
 TOTAL%
5) Wife's income not needed/husband got a job10.0
6) School40.2
14) Job wasn't worth effort put into it10.0
27) Irregular hours/week-ends10.0
38) Pay wasn't that good10.0
97) Inapplicable161979.6
99) Refused40620.0
Total2033100.0
504) Why would (you/she) like to go back to work? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) ASK: Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE TO PROBE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (ORESI80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203393.1717.98
505) Why would (you/she) like to go back to work? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) ASK: Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE TO PROBE UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (ORESJ80)
 TOTAL%
1) Children grown/gone/in school/older20.1
2) Enjoyed working/job10.0
9) Further develop skills/career10.0
13) Don't enjoy housework/staying home10.0
20) She feels worthless/to feel more useful10.0
22) Children benefit from it10.0
23) Keep busy/time on her hands/lonely20.1
97) Inapplicable194395.6
99) Refused814.0
Total2033100.0
506) Wife other training, experience (WOTHER80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203395.2812.08
507) Why would (he/you) disapprove? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) ASK: Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE PROBING UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (DISWKA80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203391.8520.60
508) Why would (he/you) disapprove? (DO NOT READ, BUT CHECK ALL THAT APPLY.) ASK: Are there any other reasons? (CONTINUE PROBING UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE.) (DISWKB80)
 TOTAL%
2) Husband wants wife around when he's home (he's retired) and/or to go with him on job10.0
3) Husband feels wife enjoys/prefers staying home10.0
4) Income not needed - man makes enough20.1
5) Health problems of wife10.0
97) Inapplicable190993.9
99) Refused1195.9
Total2033100.0
509) Wife in school? (WFSCHL80)
 TOTAL%
0) Not in school198997.9
1) In school432.1
Missing1
Total2032100.0
510) Why have you thought your marriage might be in trouble? (PROBE: Is there anything else?) (MARTRA80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203378.4833.39
511) Why have you thought your marriage might be in trouble? (PROBE: Is there anything else?) (MARTRB80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203393.8315.83
512) Why have you thought your marriage might be in trouble? (PROBE: Is there anything else?) (MARTRC80)
 TOTAL%
2) Lack of or poor communication10.0
14) Spouse is jealous10.0
21) In-law trouble20.1
23) Alcohol problem20.1
24) Having a child caused problems (no sleep - baby sick a lot) wife moody10.0
27) Spouse gambling10.0
31) Lot of different things - nothing specific10.0
34) Spouse staying out late at night10.0
35) Spouse unhappy in job10.0
36) Lack of understanding, respect and concern for the other10.0
39) Honeymoon over and reality began10.0
42) Spouse away from home too much10.0
43) Spouse is domineering10.0
62) Both immature10.0
63) Physical abuse/threatened10.0
74) Problems over spouse's friends (going out with)20.1
76) Stress of spouse's job; when spouse changed jobs10.0
86) Spouse's lack of belief in God - religious problems10.0
88) Man jealous cause wife makes more money10.0
97) Inapplicable146972.3
99) Refused54226.7
Total2033100.0
513) As far as your marriage is concerned, what do you think would be the drawbacks of divorce? (PROBE: Are there any others?) (CONTINUE PROBING UNTIL NO MORE.) (DRWBKA80)
 TOTAL%
1) Children involved - hard on them231.1
2) Cares for spouse10.0
4) Financially difficult - financial security100.5
6) Hard emotionally/socially10.0
9) Losing all that money to lawyers10.0
11) Would be chaos for everyone involved20.1
12) None - don't see any drawbacks50.2
14) Spouse won't pay alimony10.0
16) Not sure10.0
17) Husband would swipe the kids10.0
18) Inability to resolve the changes that have occurred in the marriage10.0
19) Spouse's ill health10.0
20) Don't want to hurt him10.0
22) Hard to raise kids10.0
97) Inapplicable198297.5
98) Don't know10.0
Total2033100.0
514) As far as your marriage is concerned, what do you think would be the drawbacks of divorce? (PROBE: Are there any others?) (CONTINUE PROBING UNTIL NO MORE.) (DRBKB80)
 TOTAL%
1) Children involved - hard on them40.2
2) Cares for spouse10.0
3) Wife doesn't have a job10.0
4) Financially difficult - financial security60.3
6) Hard emotionally/socially30.1
7) Hates to lose spouse and children10.0
10) Needs spouse's help to get around10.0
13) Spouse will want to come back10.0
15) Children without real father10.0
21) Make it difficult to get back together10.0
97) Inapplicable198297.5
99) Refused311.5
Total2033100.0
515) As far as your marriage is concerned, what do you think would be the drawbacks of divorce? (PROBE: Are there any others?) (CONTINUE PROBING UNTIL NO MORE.) (DRBKC80)
 TOTAL%
4) Financially difficult - financial security20.1
5) Against religion10.0
14) Spouse won't pay alimony10.0
15) Children without real father10.0
97) Inapplicable198297.5
99) Refused462.3
Total2033100.0
516) We've talked about many different aspects of family life and the way a wife who works outside the home can affect marriage. Is there anything else you can tell me that would help us to understand what may happen in a marriage when the wife works. (RECORD EXACT RESPONSE.) [See ARDA summary page for codes] (MRELNA80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2033399.37471.29
517) We've talked about many different aspects of family life and the way a wife who works outside the home can affect marriage. Is there anything else you can tell me that would help us to understand what may happen in a marriage when the wife works. (RECORD EXACT RESPONSE.) [See ARDA summary page for codes] (MRELNB80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2033710.11442.15
518) Number of children under 18 (CHILD80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20331.401.22
519) Amount of disagreement with spouse (DSGRM80)
 TOTAL%
0) Little201.0
1) 137018.3
2) 210.0
3) 364632.0
4) 420910.3
5) 532716.2
6) 62019.9
7) 7793.9
8) 8562.8
9) 9723.6
10) 10311.5
12) A lot90.4
Missing12
Total2021100.0
520) Amount of household chores done by respondent (DIVLAC80)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent does half or less107052.7
1) Respondent does most or all96247.3
Missing1
Total2032100.0
521) Amount of child care done by respondent (DIVLAK80)
 TOTAL%
0) Respondent does half or less84758.7
1) Respondent does most or all59541.3
Missing591
Total1442100.0
522) Social desirability response tendency (SDRT80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total19872.411.03
523) Number of years married to current spouse (YRSMAR80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total202812.579.19
524) Marital instability 1980 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (LOGRMI80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20260.320.37
525) Index of marital instability (See ARDA summary page for codes) (MI80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20255.9210.14
526) Marital problems in 1980 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (MARPRB80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total19782.692.58
527) Marital happiness 1980 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (MARHP180)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total197228.504.01
528) Spousal interaction scale (See ARDA summary page for codes) (NTRACT80)
 TOTAL%
5) Low30.1
6) 630.1
7) 770.3
8) 8100.5
9) 9231.1
10) 10542.7
11) 11623.0
12) 121326.5
13) 131246.1
14) 1422811.2
15) 151929.4
16) 1630915.2
17) 1722711.2
18) 1830615.1
19) 191346.6
20) High21910.8
Total2033100.0
529) Sex role scale 1997 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (SXROL80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203316.663.71
530) Scale of male dominance in decision making (HSBDOM80)
 TOTAL%
0) Refused211.0
2) High1628.0
3) 358028.5
4) 458929.0
5) 560729.9
6) 6391.9
7) Low351.7
Total2033100.0
531) Working wife's job commitment (See ARDA summary page for codes) (JBCOM80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203346.7943.70
532) Dollar value of all family income (FAMINC80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total199227,469.8813,232.28
533) Dollar value of house and other assets (ASSETS80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total201261,568.08123,080.12
534) Financial satisfaction scale (FINSAT80)
 TOTAL%
2) 21045.1
3) 31829.0
4) 440219.8
5) 575737.2
6) 657428.2
9) Refused140.7
Total2033100.0
535) Wife's percent contribution to family income (WFCNTR80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total198820.7822.49
536) Dollar value of wife's income (WFINC80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total19575,611.506,651.07
537) Traditionality of housework division (TRADDL80)
 TOTAL%
1) Husband does all60.3
2) Husband does most371.8
3) Husband does half44421.8
4) Husband does less than half113355.7
5) Husband does none41220.3
9) Refused10.0
Total2033100.0
538) Nonworking wife's work potential (WORKPO80)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203359.7047.06
539) Identification number of respondent-1983 (SEQNUM83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20331,325.091,082.51
540) Interviewer number-1983 (INTERV83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2032346.19361.81
541) Time interview began-1983 (BEGAN83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20333,499.703,585.11
542) Time interview ended-1983 (ENDED83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total20333,550.003,557.76
543) Interview length in minutes-1983 (LENGTH83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total2033262.77404.41
544) Month interview held-1983 (MONTH83)
 TOTAL%
1) 1221.1
3) 360.3
10) 10114756.4
11) 1135717.6
12) 12613.0
99) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
545) Date interview held-1983 (DATE83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203332.7035.61
546) Day of week interview held-1983 (DAY83)
 TOTAL%
1) Monday32716.1
2) Tuesday25012.3
3) Wednesday24712.1
4) Thursday24111.9
5) Friday23411.5
6) Saturday1708.4
7) Sunday1246.1
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
547) Resolution of interview attempt-1983 (RESOL83)
 TOTAL%
1) Completed157877.6
2) Partial150.7
3) Respondent refusal1336.5
4) Respondent deceased130.6
5) Respondent unlocatable26413.0
6) Respondent not at home221.1
7) Respondent too sick10.0
8) Other70.3
Total2033100.0
548) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. Respondent---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEXR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Male63531.2
2) Female95847.1
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
549) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. Respondent---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGER83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total159138.789.15
550) Respondent---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARITR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Married150874.2
3) Divorced472.3
4) Widowed90.4
5) Separated291.4
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
551) Respondent---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUCR83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total159313.722.66
552) Spouse---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEXS83)
 TOTAL%
1) Male90744.6
2) Female60129.6
7) Inapplicable854.2
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
553) Spouse---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGES83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total150639.439.25
554) Spouse---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARITS83)
 TOTAL%
1) Married150874.2
7) Inapplicable854.2
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
555) Spouse---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUCS83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total150413.752.79
556) Third person---How is this person related to the respondent?--1983 (REL383)
 TOTAL%
1) Child125561.7
2) Relative190.9
3) Other90.4
7) Inapplicable31015.2
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
557) Third person---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEX383)
 TOTAL%
1) Male63931.4
2) Female64431.7
7) Inapplicable31015.2
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
558) Third person---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGE383)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203344.4241.72
559) Third person---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARIT383)
 TOTAL%
1) Married140.7
2) Never married124161.0
3) Divorced160.8
4) Widowed60.3
5) Separated50.2
7) Inapplicable31015.2
9) Missing44121.7
Total2033100.0
560) Third person---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUC383)
 TOTAL%
0) 029914.7
1) 1603.0
2) 2562.8
3) 3472.3
4) 4412.0
5) 5723.5
6) 6572.8
7) 7703.4
8) 8683.3
9) 9763.7
10) 10592.9
11) 11874.3
12) 121497.3
13) 13402.0
14) 14502.5
15) 15110.5
16) 16291.4
17) 1750.2
18) 1830.1
19) 1910.0
20) 2010.0
97) Inapplicable31015.2
98) Don't know20.1
99) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
561) Third person---If kids, are any of these children stepchildren or foster children or are they all children of this marriage?--1983 (KID383)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent's and spouse's child115556.8
2) Respondent's child only643.1
3) Spouse's child only341.7
4) Other's child20.1
7) Inapplicable33816.6
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
562) Fourth person---How is this person related to the respondent?--1983 (REL483)
 TOTAL%
1) Child84841.7
2) Relative231.1
3) Other110.5
7) Inapplicable71135.0
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
563) Fourth person---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEX483)
 TOTAL%
1) Male43321.3
2) Female44822.0
7) Inapplicable71135.0
9) Missing44121.7
Total2033100.0
564) Fourth person---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGE483)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203359.9243.73
565) Fourth person---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARIT483)
 TOTAL%
1) Married100.5
2) Never married85942.3
3) Divorced50.2
4) Widowed60.3
5) Separated10.0
7) Inapplicable71135.0
9) Missing44121.7
Total2033100.0
566) Fourth person---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUC483)
 TOTAL%
0) 032115.8
1) 1432.1
2) 2422.1
3) 3412.0
4) 4432.1
5) 5432.1
6) 6402.0
7) 7512.5
8) 8442.2
9) 9472.3
10) 10331.6
11) 11331.6
12) 12562.8
13) 13140.7
14) 14201.0
15) 1530.1
16) 1650.2
97) Inapplicable71135.0
98) Don't know20.1
99) Missing44121.7
Total2033100.0
567) Fourth person---IF KIDS, are any of these children, stepchildren, or foster children, or are they all children of this marriage?--1983 (KID483)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent's and spouse's child79439.1
2) Respondent's child only311.5
3) Spouse's child only221.1
4) Other's child10.0
7) Inapplicable74536.6
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
568) Fifth person---How is this person related to the respondent?--1983 (REL583)
 TOTAL%
1) Child32115.8
2) Relative231.1
3) Other50.2
7) Inapplicable124461.2
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
569) Fifth person---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEX583)
 TOTAL%
1) Male1688.3
2) Female1808.9
7) Inapplicable124461.2
9) Missing44121.7
Total2033100.0
570) Fifth person---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGE583)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203382.5033.32
571) Fifth person---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARIT583)
 TOTAL%
1) Married100.5
2) Never married33316.4
3) Divorced20.1
4) Widowed30.1
7) Inapplicable124461.2
9) Missing44121.7
Total2033100.0
572) Fifth person---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUC583)
 TOTAL%
0) 01527.5
1) 1160.8
2) 2221.1
3) 3110.5
4) 4180.9
5) 5160.8
6) 6160.8
7) 7140.7
8) 8201.0
9) 9120.6
10) 1070.3
11) 11100.5
12) 12211.0
13) 1350.2
14) 1410.0
16) 1620.1
18) 1810.0
20) 2010.0
97) Inapplicable124461.2
98) Don't know40.2
99) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
573) Fifth person---If kids, are any of these children, stepchildren, or foster children, or are they all children of this marriage?--1983 (KID583)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent's and spouse's child29414.5
2) Respondent's child only140.7
3) Spouse's child only100.5
4) Other's child20.1
7) Inapplicable127362.6
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
574) Marital information on non-interviews--1983 (NONINT83)
 TOTAL%
0) Complete or Partial159278.3
1) Non-No Marital Info29114.3
2) Non-Marital Info1507.4
Total2033100.0
575) Sixth person---How is this person related to the respondent?--1983 (REL683)
 TOTAL%
1) Child905.2
2) Relative140.8
3) Other50.3
7) Inapplicable148485.1
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
576) Sixth person---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEX683)
 TOTAL%
1) Male603.4
2) Female492.8
7) Inapplicable148485.1
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
577) Sixth person---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGE683)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total174391.8920.94
578) Sixth person---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARIT683)
 TOTAL%
1) Married50.3
2) Never married985.6
3) Divorced20.1
4) Widowed40.2
7) Inapplicable148485.1
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
579) Sixth person---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUC683)
 TOTAL%
0) 0492.8
1) 130.2
2) 220.1
3) 380.5
4) 470.4
5) 560.3
6) 660.3
7) 740.2
8) 820.1
9) 950.3
10) 1040.2
11) 1140.2
12) 1240.2
14) 1410.1
16) 1610.1
18) 1810.1
97) Inapplicable148485.1
98) Don't know20.1
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
580) Sixth person---If kids, are any of these children, stepchildren, or foster children, or are they all children of this marriage?--1983 (KID683)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent's and spouse's child844.8
2) Respondent's child only20.1
3) Spouse's child only40.2
7) Inapplicable150386.2
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
581) Seventh person---How is this person related to the respondent?--1983 (REL783)
 TOTAL%
1) Child271.5
2) Relative90.5
3) Other20.1
7) Inapplicable155589.2
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
582) Seventh person---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEX783)
 TOTAL%
1) Male191.1
2) Female191.1
7) Inapplicable155589.2
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
583) Seventh person---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGE783)
 TOTAL%
0) 040.2
1) 120.1
3) 350.3
4) 410.1
6) 640.2
7) 710.1
8) 820.1
10) 1010.1
11) 1130.2
13) 1330.2
14) 1420.1
17) 1710.1
18) 1810.1
20) 2010.1
21) 2110.1
23) 2310.1
29) 2910.1
45) 4510.1
60) 6010.1
70) 7010.1
78) 7810.1
97) Inapplicable155589.2
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
584) Seventh person---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARIT783)
 TOTAL%
1) Married50.3
2) Never married311.8
3) Divorced20.1
7) Inapplicable155589.2
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
585) Seventh person---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUC783)
 TOTAL%
0) 0160.9
1) 130.2
2) 220.1
4) 420.1
5) 510.1
7) 710.1
8) 840.2
10) 1010.1
11) 1120.1
12) 1240.2
16) 1610.1
97) Inapplicable155589.2
98) Don't know10.1
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
586) Seventh person---If kids, are any of these children, stepchildren, or foster children, or are they all children of this marriage?--1983 (KID783)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent's and spouse's child251.4
2) Respondent's child only20.1
7) Inapplicable156689.8
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
587) Eighth person---How is this person related to the respondent?--1983 (REL883)
 TOTAL%
1) Child70.4
2) Relative40.2
3) Other10.1
7) Inapplicable158190.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
588) Eighth person---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEX883)
 TOTAL%
1) Male50.3
2) Female70.4
7) Inapplicable158190.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
589) Eighth person---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGE883)
 TOTAL%
0) 010.1
1) 110.1
4) 410.1
5) 510.1
6) 620.1
7) 710.1
10) 1010.1
17) 1710.1
33) 3310.1
39) 3910.1
65) 6510.1
97) Inapplicable158190.7
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
590) Eighth person---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARIT883)
 TOTAL%
1) Married10.1
2) Never married90.5
3) Divorced20.1
7) Inapplicable158190.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
591) Eighth person---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUC883)
 TOTAL%
0) 080.5
4) 410.1
10) 1010.1
97) Inapplicable158190.7
98) Don't know20.1
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
592) Eighth person---If kids, are any of these children, stepchildren, or foster children, or are they all children of this marriage?--1983 (KID883)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent's and spouse's child60.3
3) Spouse's child only10.1
7) Inapplicable158691.0
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
593) Ninth person---How is this person related to the respondent?--1983 (REL983)
 TOTAL%
1) Child20.1
2) Relative10.1
7) Inapplicable159091.2
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
594) Ninth person---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEX983)
 TOTAL%
1) Male10.1
2) Female20.1
7) Inapplicable159091.2
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
595) Ninth person---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGE983)
 TOTAL%
0) 010.1
4) 410.1
15) 1510.1
97) Inapplicable159091.2
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
596) Ninth person---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARIT983)
 TOTAL%
2) Never married30.2
7) Inapplicable159091.2
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
597) Ninth person---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUC983)
 TOTAL%
0) 020.1
97) Inapplicable159091.2
98) Don't know10.1
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
598) Ninth person---If kids, are any of these children, stepchildren, or foster children, or are they all children of this marriage?--1983 (KID983)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent's and spouse's child10.1
2) Respondent's child only10.1
7) Inapplicable159191.3
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
599) Tenth person---How is this person related to the respondent?--1983 (REL1083)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable159391.4
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
600) Tenth person---Is this a male or female?--1983 (SEX1083)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable159391.4
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
601) Tenth person---How old was this person on his/her last birthday?--1983 (AGE1083)
 TOTAL%
97) Inapplicable159391.4
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
602) Tenth person---Is this person married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated?--1983 (MARI1083)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable159391.4
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
603) Tenth person---How many years of schooling has this person completed?--1983 (EDUC1083)
 TOTAL%
97) Inapplicable159391.4
99) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
604) Tenth person---IF KIDS, are any of these children stepchildren or foster children or are they all children of this marriage?--1983 (KID1083)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable159391.4
9) Refused1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
605) Have you divorced or been widowed since we interviewed you in the fall of 1980? (DIV8083)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes, divorced854.2
2) Yes, widowed110.5
3) No164681.0
9) Missing29114.3
Total2033100.0
606) Are you currently separated from your (husband/wife)? (CURSEP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes371.8
2) No160979.1
7) Inapplicable964.7
9) Missing29114.3
Total2033100.0
607) Interviewer: Check cover sheet. Compare table with one completed in 1980. Have there been changes? (CHAG8083)
 TOTAL%
1) No changes88350.7
2) Changes71040.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
608) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you. Changes since 1980--Spouse left, divorce (CHAA83)
 TOTAL%
0) No change65137.3
1) Change593.4
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
609) Changes since 1980--Spouse left, separated (CHAB83)
 TOTAL%
0) No change68139.1
1) Change291.7
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
610) Changes since 1980--Spouse died (CHAC83)
 TOTAL%
0) No change70040.2
1) Change100.6
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
611) Changes since 1980--Respondent remarried (CHAD83)
 TOTAL%
0) No change69740.0
1) Change130.7
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
612) Changes since 1980--Respondent living with someone (CHAE83)
 TOTAL%
0) No change70240.3
1) Change80.5
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
613) Changes since 1980---Child born (CHAF83)
 TOTAL%
0) No change41523.8
1) 125214.5
2) 2422.4
3) 310.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
614) Changes since 1980--Stepchild added (CHAG83)
 TOTAL%
0) No change70040.2
1) 170.4
2) 220.1
5) 510.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
615) Changes since 1980---Foster child added (CHAH83)
 TOTAL%
0) No changes70940.7
2) 210.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
616) Changes since 1980---Child left to live with other parent (CHAI83)
 TOTAL%
0) No changes67438.7
1) 1201.1
2) 2110.6
3) 350.3
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
617) Changes since 1980---Child moved out (CHAJ83)
 TOTAL%
0) 044625.6
1) 119411.1
2) 2553.2
3) 3140.8
4) 410.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
618) Changes since 1980---Child moved back (CHAK83)
 TOTAL%
0) No changes65837.8
1) 1442.5
2) 270.4
3) 310.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
619) Changes since 1980---Other relatives moved in (CHAL83)
 TOTAL%
0) No changes66538.2
1) 1342.0
2) 270.4
3) 330.2
5) 510.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
620) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you . Changes since 1980---Other relatives moved out (CHAM83)
 TOTAL%
0) No changes68839.5
1) 1150.9
2) 260.3
6) 610.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
621) Changes since 1980---Friends moved in (CHAN83)
 TOTAL%
0) No changes69539.9
1) 1130.7
2) 220.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
622) Changes since 1980---Friends moved out (CHAO83)
 TOTAL%
0) No changes69039.6
1) 130.2
2) 210.1
5) 5150.9
6) 610.1
7) Inapplicable88350.7
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
623) Have you moved to another residence since the fall of 1980? (MOVED83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes40423.2
2) No118968.2
9) Missing1508.6
Missing290
Total1743100.0
624) How many times? (NMOVE83)
 TOTAL%
1) 128616.4
2) 2784.5
3) 3301.7
4) 4100.6
97) Inapplicable133976.8
Missing290
Total1743100.0
625) I would like to ask you about your residence since the fall of 1980--Current home. Do/Did you live in a town or city, on a farm, or in open country but not on a farm? (CURSZE83)
 TOTAL%
1) City32418.6
2) Farm140.8
3) Open Country663.8
7) Inapplicable133976.8
Missing290
Total1743100.0
626) I would like to ask you about your residence since the fall of 1980--Second home (before current home). Do/Did you live in a town or city, on a farm, or in open country but not on a farm? (SECSZE83)
 TOTAL%
1) City955.5
2) Farm50.3
3) Open Country171.0
7) Inapplicable162593.2
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
627) I would like to ask you about your residence since the fall of 1980--Third home (before second/previous house). Do/Did you live in a town or city, on a farm, or in open country but not on a farm? (THDSZE83)
 TOTAL%
1) City362.1
2) Farm10.1
3) Open Country20.1
7) Inapplicable170397.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
628) Was this a move to another community?--Current home (CURCOM83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes23813.7
2) No1669.5
7) Inapplicable133976.8
Missing290
Total1743100.0
629) Was this a move to another community?--Second/Previous home (SECCOM83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes724.1
2) No452.6
7) Inapplicable162593.2
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
630) Was this a move to another community?--Third/Previous home to second (THDCOM83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes241.4
2) No150.9
7) Inapplicable170397.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
631) What type of housing is/was it?--Current home (CURTYP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Single family27916.0
2) Duplex241.4
3) Townhouse140.8
4) Apartment533.0
5) Mobile home281.6
6) Other60.3
7) Inapplicable133976.8
Missing290
Total1743100.0
632) What type of housing is/was it?--Second/Previous home (SECTYP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Single family543.1
2) Duplex80.5
3) Townhouse120.7
4) Apartment382.2
5) Mobile home40.2
6) Other10.1
7) Inapplicable162593.2
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
633) What type of housing is/was it?--Third/Previous home to second (THDTYP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Single family150.9
2) Duplex20.1
3) Townhouse10.1
4) Apartment150.9
5) Mobile home40.2
6) Other20.1
7) Inapplicable170397.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
634) Are/Were you buying your house, renting it, or do/did you own it outright?--Current home (CURRNT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Own442.5
2) Buying19311.1
3) Renting1589.1
4) Other90.5
7) Inapplicable133976.8
Missing290
Total1743100.0
635) Are/Were you buying your house, renting it, or do/did you own it outright?--Second/Previous home (SECRNT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Own40.2
2) Buying140.8
3) Renting915.2
4) Other80.5
7) Inapplicable162593.2
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
636) Are/Were you buying your house, renting it, or do/did you own it outright?--Third/Previous home to second (THDRNT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Own10.1
3) Renting311.8
4) Other70.4
7) Inapplicable170397.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
637) Is/was your residence of the same quality as the one in which you lived in 1980, worse quality, or better quality?--Current home (CURQUA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Better27115.5
2) Same864.9
3) Worse452.6
7) Inapplicable133976.8
8) Don't Know20.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
638) Is/was your residence of the same quality as the one in which you lived in 1980, worse quality, or better quality?--Second/Previous home (SECQUA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Better402.3
2) Same362.1
3) Worse412.4
7) Inapplicable162593.2
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
639) Is/was your residence of the same quality as the one in which you lived in 1980, worse quality, or better quality?--Third/Previous home to second (THDQUA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Better150.9
2) Same120.7
3) Worse120.7
7) Inapplicable170397.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing290
Total1743100.0
640) What was the size of the community in which you lived when you were 16 years old? (COM1683)
 TOTAL%
1) Farm/open country18011.3
2) Town or Village under 1,50017511.0
3) 1,500-9,99928818.1
4) 10,000-49,99934721.8
5) 50,000-149,99917911.2
6) 150,000-499,999966.0
7) 500,000 or more23814.9
8) Don't know875.5
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
641) Altogether, counting children who live with you and children who don't, how many children have you had? (NUMKID83)
 TOTAL%
0) 01439.0
1) 126816.8
2) 258336.6
3) 333721.2
4) 41489.3
5) 5664.1
6) 6271.7
7) 790.6
8) 860.4
10) 1030.2
11) 1110.1
99) Refused20.1
Missing440
Total1593100.0
642) Here are some statements about life in general and I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. As I grow older, things seem better than I thought they would be. (LIFEA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16110.1
2) Agree103164.7
3) Disagree35522.3
4) Strongly disagree231.4
8) Don't know211.3
9) Refused20.1
Missing440
Total1593100.0
643) I have gotten more of the breaks in life than most of the people I know. (LIFEB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree19011.9
2) Agree96060.3
3) Disagree39424.7
4) Strongly disagree251.6
8) Don't know221.4
9) Refused20.1
Missing440
Total1593100.0
644) This is the dreariest time of my life. (LIFEC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree161.0
2) Agree1499.4
3) Disagree89856.4
4) Strongly disagree51832.5
8) Don't know90.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
645) These are the best years of my life. (LIFED83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21313.4
2) Agree94459.3
3) Disagree37823.7
4) Strongly disagree181.1
8) Don't know372.3
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
646) Most of the things I do are boring or monotonous. (LIFEE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree100.6
2) Agree16410.3
3) Disagree103064.7
4) Strongly disagree38324.0
8) Don't know40.3
9) Refused20.1
Missing440
Total1593100.0
647) The things I do are as interesting to me as they ever were. (LIFEF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22213.9
2) Agree111670.1
3) Disagree23314.6
4) Strongly disagree100.6
8) Don't know90.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
648) As I look back on my life, I am fairly well satisfied. (LIFEG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree25215.8
2) Agree112370.5
3) Disagree18811.8
4) Strongly disagree140.9
8) Don't know110.7
9) Refused50.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
649) When I think back over my life, I didn't get the important things I wanted. (LIFEH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree261.6
2) Agree27117.0
3) Disagree104565.6
4) Strongly disagree23514.8
8) Don't know120.8
9) Refused40.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
650) Compared to other people, I get down in the dumps too often. (LIFEI83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree201.3
2) Agree19011.9
3) Disagree111670.1
4) Strongly disagree25816.2
8) Don't know60.4
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
651) I've gotten pretty much what I expected out of life. (LIFEJ83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1308.2
2) Agree114872.1
3) Disagree27817.5
4) Strongly disagree130.8
8) Don't know201.3
9) Refused40.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
652) The lot of the average person is getting worse, not better. (LIFEK83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree483.0
2) Agree62839.4
3) Disagree77548.7
4) Strongly disagree704.4
8) Don't know684.3
9) Refused40.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
653) There is still plenty of time to do most of the things I want to do. (LIFEL83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23314.6
2) Agree116773.3
3) Disagree16410.3
4) Strongly disagree100.6
8) Don't know161.0
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
654) When I think about the things I really want to achieve in life, I'm worried I don't have enough years left to get them done. (LIFEM83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree352.2
2) Agree27417.2
3) Disagree111469.9
4) Strongly disagree1489.3
8) Don't know171.1
9) Refused50.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
655) Have there been times recently when you have set back and seriously evaluated what you have achieved in life and where you're going? (EVAL83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes130581.9
2) No28417.8
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
656) We would like to know what aspects of your life you are evaluating. Are you evaluating your career? (EVALA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes98661.9
2) No31920.0
7) Inapplicable28818.1
Missing440
Total1593100.0
657) Are you evaluating your relations with your children? (EVALB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes91157.2
2) No27117.0
7) Inapplicable40325.3
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused60.4
Missing440
Total1593100.0
658) Are you evaluating your marriage? (EVALC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes83841.2
2) No39119.2
7) Inapplicable80439.5
Total2033100.0
659) Are you evaluating some other aspect of your life? (EVALD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes62038.9
2) No68242.8
7) Inapplicable28818.1
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing440
Total1593100.0
660) During the last three years, did you change your religion? (CHAREL83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes543.4
2) No153496.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused40.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
661) Are you about as religious now as you were three years ago in 1980, more religious, or less religious? (MORREL83)
 TOTAL%
1) About same108468.0
2) More religious40425.4
3) Less religious1006.3
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
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662) I am going to make some statements and for each one I would like you to tell me whether it is true for you or not true for you. I never hesitate to go out of my way to help someone in trouble. (SELFA83)
 TOTAL%
1) True128080.4
2) Not true30018.8
8) Don't know90.6
9) Refused40.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
663) I sometimes try to get even, rather than forgive and forget. (SELFB83)
 TOTAL%
1) True44027.6
2) Not true114571.9
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused50.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
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664) No matter who I'm talking to, I'm always a good listener. (SELFC83)
 TOTAL%
1) True105366.1
2) Not true52733.1
8) Don't know100.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
665) At times I have really insisted on having things go my own way. (SELFD83)
 TOTAL%
1) True116573.1
2) Not true41726.2
8) Don't know80.5
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
666) Taking all things together, how would you say you are these days? Would you say you are very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (HAPPY83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy55234.7
2) Pretty happy95660.0
3) Not too happy784.9
8) Don't know40.3
9) Refused30.2
Missing440
Total1593100.0
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667) Here are some statements about men's and women's roles. I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. A woman's most important task in life should be taking care of her children. (ROLEA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree28417.8
2) Agree73946.4
3) Disagree45328.4
4) Strongly disagree996.2
8) Don't know130.8
9) Refused50.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
668) A husband should earn a larger salary than his wife. (ROLEB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree664.1
2) Agree36623.0
3) Disagree96260.4
4) Strongly disagree17310.9
8) Don't know211.3
9) Refused50.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
669) It should not bother the husband if a wife's job sometimes requires her to be away from home overnight. (ROLEC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1117.0
2) Agree111169.7
3) Disagree31119.5
4) Strongly disagree422.6
8) Don't know130.8
9) Refused50.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
670) If his wife works full-time, a husband should share equally in household chores such as cooking, cleaning, and washing. (ROLED83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree46829.4
2) Agree100663.2
3) Disagree1006.3
4) Strongly disagree70.4
8) Don't know80.5
9) Refused40.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
671) If jobs are scarce, a woman whose husband can support her ought not to have a job. (ROLEE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree543.4
2) Agree43927.6
3) Disagree92057.8
4) Strongly disagree1418.9
8) Don't know352.2
9) Refused40.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
672) A working mother can establish just as good a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work. (ROLEF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree21613.6
2) Agree78449.2
3) Disagree46529.2
4) Strongly disagree1016.3
8) Don't know231.4
9) Refused40.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
673) Even though a wife works outside the home, the husband should be the main breadwinner and the wife should have the responsibility for the home and children. (ROLEG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree654.1
2) Agree50531.7
3) Disagree83852.6
4) Strongly disagree1539.6
8) Don't know251.6
9) Refused70.4
Missing440
Total1593100.0
674) Now I'm going to make some statements about marriage and I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. Couples are able to get divorced too easily today. (MARRA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree36623.0
2) Agree91657.5
3) Disagree26616.7
4) Strongly disagree201.3
8) Don't know201.3
9) Refused50.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
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675) It's okay for people to get married thinking that if it does not work out, they can always get a divorce. (MARRB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree261.6
2) Agree1318.2
3) Disagree82451.7
4) Strongly disagree60137.7
8) Don't know60.4
9) Refused50.3
Missing440
Total1593100.0
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676) The personal happiness of an individual is more important than putting up with a bad marriage. (MARRC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1408.8
2) Agree91657.5
3) Disagree42826.9
4) Strongly disagree422.6
8) Don't know583.6
9) Refused90.6
Missing440
Total1593100.0
677) If one spouse becomes mentally or physically disabled, the other person should stay in the marriage regardless of their own happiness. (MARRD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1006.3
2) Agree80550.5
3) Disagree55234.7
4) Strongly disagree291.8
8) Don't know976.1
9) Refused100.6
Missing440
Total1593100.0
678) Marriage is for life, even if the couple is unhappy. (MARRE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree452.8
2) Agree34421.6
3) Disagree101763.8
4) Strongly disagree1539.6
8) Don't know261.6
9) Refused80.5
Missing440
Total1593100.0
679) In marriages where the parents fight a lot, children are better off if their parents divorce or separate. (MARRF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree875.5
2) Agree90156.6
3) Disagree49130.8
4) Strongly disagree251.6
8) Don't know815.1
9) Refused80.5
Missing440
Total1593100.0
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680) Have you been married more than once? (MARONC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes19411.9
2) No129879.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
681) Do you have any children from a previous marriage who are not living with you now? (CHIPRE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1016.2
2) No935.7
7) Inapplicable143488.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
682) Do you have any significant financial obligations such as child support, medical expenses, or college for these children? (FINOB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes261.6
2) No754.6
7) Inapplicable152793.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
683) How close do you feel to these children--very close, somewhat close, not too close, or not close at all? (CHICLO83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close684.2
2) Somewhat close171.0
3) Not too close60.4
4) Not close at all80.5
7) Inapplicable152793.8
8) Don't know20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
684) Compared to most children, would you say these children have given you a lot of problems, some problems, only a few problems, or haven't they given you any problems at all? (PROBCH83)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot40.2
2) Some241.5
3) Only a few442.7
4) None291.8
7) Inapplicable152793.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
685) Has your spouse been married more than once? (SPOMAR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes19512.0
2) No129779.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
686) Does your spouse have any children from a previous marriage who are not living with you now? (SPOCHI83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes895.5
2) No1066.5
7) Inapplicable143388.0
Missing405
Total1628100.0
687) Do you or your spouse have any significant financial obligations such as child support, medical expenses, or college for these children? (SPOFIN83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes332.0
2) No563.4
7) Inapplicable153994.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
688) How close do you feel to these children--very close, somewhat close, not too close, or not close at all? (SPOCLO83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very close281.7
2) Somewhat close332.0
3) Not too close100.6
4) Not close at all171.0
7) Inapplicable153994.5
8) Don't know10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
689) Compared to most children, would you say these children have given you a lot of problems, some problems, only a few problems, or haven't they given you any problems at all? (SPOPRO83)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot90.6
2) Some251.5
3) Only a few281.7
4) None261.6
7) Inapplicable153994.5
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
690) Do you intend to have any (more) children in the next three years? (MRECHI83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20412.5
2) No62238.2
7) Inapplicable75846.6
8) Don't know362.2
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
691) Are you/Is your wife pregnant now? (PREG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes493.0
2) No1438.8
7) Inapplicable142487.5
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused70.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
692) What race does your husband/wife consider himself/herself? (SPRACE83)
 TOTAL%
1) White, non-Hispanic135483.2
2) White, Hispanic513.1
3) Black573.5
4) Other261.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know00.0
9) Refused70.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
693) We would like to know about your husband's/your present job. Last week was your husband/were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (HUSEMP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full-time135183.0
2) Working part-time432.6
3) With a job but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, or strike211.3
4) Unemployed291.8
5) Retired211.3
6) In school110.7
7) Keeping house40.2
8) Other110.7
97) Inapplicable1338.2
99) Refused40.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
694) What kind of work does your husband/do you normally do? (HUSOCC83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162856.9826.40
695) Husband's occupational type (HUSTYP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers29918.4
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors39624.3
3) Clerical and kindred workers523.2
4) Sales workers744.5
5) Craftsmen and foremen31819.5
6) Operatives1489.1
7) Non-farm laborers442.7
9) Service workers472.9
10) Farm laborers and foremen10.1
11) Military271.7
12) Farmer-rancher, small (less than 500 acres or 500 head)110.7
13) Farmer-rancher, large130.8
14) Farmer-rancher, n.e.c.80.5
97) Inapplicable18511.4
98) Don't know10.1
99) Refused40.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
696) During the average week, how many hours does he/do you work, counting overtime, travel to and from work, and work done for the job at home? (HUSHRS83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162858.0019.23
697) Does your husband's/your job involve any of the following? Irregular hours (HUSHRA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes83751.4
2) No57635.4
7) Inapplicable21313.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
698) Does your husband's/your job involve any of the following? Shift work (HUSHRB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25015.4
2) No116271.4
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
699) Does your husband's/your job involve any of the following? Evening meetings (HUSHRC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes54533.5
2) No86853.3
7) Inapplicable21313.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
700) Does your husband's/your job involve any of the following? Overnight trips (HUSHRD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes56534.7
2) No84852.1
7) Inapplicable21313.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
701) Does your husband's/your job involve any of the following? Periods of no work (HUSHRE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes945.8
2) No131881.0
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
702) How much does your husband's/your job interfere with your family life? Would you say a lot, somewhat, not too much, or not at all? (HJOBIN83)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot1267.7
2) Somewhat31619.4
3) Not too much46628.6
4) Not at all50230.8
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
703) On the whole, how satisfied is your husband/are you with this job? Would you say very satisfied, moderately satisfied, a little dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (HJOBSA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied64639.7
2) Moderately satisfied53432.8
3) A little dissatisfied17410.7
4) Very dissatisfied583.6
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
704) We'd like to ask a few questions about things that might have happened to your husband's/your job since the fall of 1980. Was your husband/Were you unemployed for a month or longer? (HJBUNA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25615.7
2) No115671.0
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
705) How many months? (HJBUNB83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162883.0132.68
706) We'd like to ask a few questions about things that might have happened to your husband's/your job since the fall of 1980. Did your husband/you have a reduction in pay? (HJBCHB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes27516.9
2) No113469.7
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
707) Did he/you go to work for a different employer? (HJBCHC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes33620.6
2) No107766.2
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
708) Did he/you get a big increase in responsibility or pay? (HJBCHD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes61337.7
2) No79648.9
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
709) Did he/you start school or training program to increase his/your job skills? (HJBCHA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes31319.2
2) No109967.5
7) Inapplicable21313.1
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
710) Do you/Does your wife have a job? (WJOB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes93357.3
2) No55834.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused40.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
711) Have you/Has she worked at any time in the last three years? (WJOBA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes18611.4
2) No37022.7
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
712) When did you/she stop working? Number of months: (WSTPWK83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162887.5027.12
713) What would you say are the most important reasons why you aren't/your wife isn't working now? To take care of husband. (WREASA83)
 TOTAL%
0) No48729.9
1) Yes694.2
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
714) Husband/you disapproves. (WREASB83)
 TOTAL%
0) No50931.3
1) Yes472.9
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
715) Health prohibits working (WREASC83)
 TOTAL%
0) No51431.6
1) Yes422.6
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
716) Probably no jobs available (WREASD83)
 TOTAL%
0) No51831.8
1) Yes382.3
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
717) To have or take care of kids (WREASE83)
 TOTAL%
0) No23214.3
1) Yes32419.9
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
718) Laid off/on strike (WREASF83)
 TOTAL%
0) No54533.5
1) Yes110.7
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
719) Going to school (WREASG83)
 TOTAL%
0) No53332.7
1) Yes231.4
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
720) Retired (WREASH83)
 TOTAL%
0) No54933.7
1) Yes70.4
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
721) Don't need the money (WREASI83)
 TOTAL%
0) No46028.3
1) Yes965.9
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
722) Other (WREASJ83)
 TOTAL%
0) No39524.3
1) Yes1619.9
7) Inapplicable106665.5
9) Refused60.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
723) What is your/her current job? (WOCCS83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162869.8827.32
724) Wife's occupational type (WTYPE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, and kindred workers23414.4
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors1227.5
3) Clerical and kindred workers34221.0
4) Sales workers493.0
5) Craftsmen and foremen171.0
6) Operatives352.1
7) Non-farm laborers191.2
8) Private household workers20.1
9) Service workers1066.5
10) Farm laborers and foremen00.0
11) Military20.1
12) Farmer-rancher, small (less than 500 acres or 500 head)10.1
13) Farmer-rancher, large10.1
14) Farmer-rancher, n.e.c.10.1
97) Inapplicable69642.8
99) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
725) During the average week, how many hours does the job involve? Please include overtime hours averaged, travel to and from work, and work for the job that was done at home. Number of hours: (WHRS83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162862.8231.53
726) Does your/your wife's job involve any of the following? Irregular hours (WHRSA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30818.9
2) No62438.3
7) Inapplicable69542.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
727) Does your/your wife's job involve any of the following? Shift work (WHRSB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1207.4
2) No81149.8
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
728) Does your/your wife's job involve any of the following? Evening meetings (WHRSC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25215.5
2) No67941.7
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
729) Does your/your wife's job involve any of the following? Overnight trips (WHRSD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1257.7
2) No80749.6
7) Inapplicable69542.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
730) Does your/your wife's job involve any of the following? Regular periods of month or more of not working (WHRSE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1318.0
2) No80149.2
7) Inapplicable69542.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
731) How much does your/your wife's job interfere with your family life? Would you say a lot, somewhat, not too much, or not at all? (WWKINT83)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot442.7
2) Somewhat19812.2
3) Not too much29818.3
4) Not at all39124.0
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
732) Taking all things together, how would you say that your/your wife's working has affected the quality of your marriage? Has it greatly increased it, increased it, decreased it, or greatly decreased it? (WWKAFF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Greatly increased1126.9
2) Increased54833.7
3) Decreased583.6
4) Greatly decreased50.3
5) No change20712.7
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
733) On the whole, how satisfied are you/is your wife with this job? Would you say very satisfied, moderately satisfied, a little dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (WWKSAT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied37823.2
2) Moderately satisfied41725.6
3) A little satisfied1116.8
4) Very dissatisfied241.5
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
734) We'd like to know about things that might have happened to your/your wife's job since the fall of 1980. Were you/your wife unemployed for a month or longer? (WWKCHA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes25515.7
2) No67641.5
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
735) How many months? Number of months (WUNEM83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162883.5931.69
736) We'd like to know about things that might have happened to your/your wife's job since the fall of 1980. Did you/your wife have a reduction in pay? (WWKCHB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1378.4
2) No79048.5
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
737) Did you/she go to work for a different employer? (WWKCHC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes26816.5
2) No66340.7
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
738) Did you/she get a big increase in responsibility or pay? (WWKCHD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes39424.2
2) No53332.7
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know40.2
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
739) Did you/your wife start school or training program to increase your/her job skills? (WWKCHE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes22413.8
2) No70743.4
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
740) Was there any time in the last three years when your family had to rely primarily on your/your wife's income because your husband was/you were not bringing in enough money? (WRELY83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes16610.2
2) No76547.0
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
741) How does your husband/do you generally feel about your/your wife's working? Does he/Do you strongly approve, approve, disapprove, or strongly disapprove? (WHUSFL83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly approve39724.4
2) Approve47329.1
3) Neutral241.5
4) Disapprove362.2
5) Strongly disapprove20.1
7) Inapplicable69542.7
8) Don't know10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
742) If you/your wife had a choice, would you/she have a part-time job, a full-time job, or not work at all? (WWKCHO83)
 TOTAL%
1) Part-time72044.2
2) Full-time35221.6
3) Not work40224.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know130.8
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
743) I am going to mention some things couples sometimes do together. For each one, I would like you to tell me how often you and your spouse do this together. How often do you eat your main meal together--almost always, usually, occasionally, or never? (COPACA93)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always113369.6
2) Usually1599.8
3) Occasionally18311.2
4) Never120.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
744) Go shopping together?--almost always, usually, occasionally, or never? (COPACB93)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always29117.9
2) Usually22613.9
3) Occasionally78448.2
4) Never18611.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
745) How often do you visit friends together?--almost always, usually, occasionally, or never? (COPACC93)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always72744.7
2) Usually28717.6
3) Occasionally41625.6
4) Never563.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
746) Work together on projects around the house?--almost always, usually, occasionally, or never? (COPACD93)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always49530.4
2) Usually36722.5
3) Occasionally52832.4
4) Never976.0
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
747) When you go out--say, to play cards, bowling, or a movie--how often do you do this together?--almost always, usually, occasionally, or never? (COPACE93)
 TOTAL%
1) Almost always87853.9
2) Usually19712.1
3) Occasionally32319.8
4) Never875.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused90.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
748) Are there any people you consider to be very close friends of yours who are not relatives? (FRDNS83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes131881.0
2) No16610.2
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused90.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
749) How many persons would that be? (NUMFRD83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162824.6736.62
750) How many of your close friends are also close friends of your husband/wife? (SHRFRD83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162823.8437.16
751) In every family there are a lot of routine tasks that have to be done--cleaning the house, doing the laundry, cleaning up after meals, cooking dinners, etc. How much of this kind of work usually is done by you--all of it, most of it, about half of it, less than half of it, or none of it? (CHORES83)
 TOTAL%
1) All of it20912.8
2) Most of it48129.5
3) About half of it31719.5
4) Less than half41825.7
5) None of it613.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
752) Do you think this is fair or do you think you do more than your share? (CHOFAR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Fair116871.7
2) Do more than own share22513.8
3) Other875.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know70.4
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
753) What about your spouse, does he/she think the current arrangement is fair or that he/she is doing more than his/her share? (CHOSPO83)
 TOTAL%
1) Fair123575.9
2) Do more than own share17210.6
3) Other563.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know231.4
9) Refused90.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
754) Do you and your husband/wife have arguments or disagreements about whether one of you is doing their share of the housework? (CHOFGT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes36722.5
2) No112068.8
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused80.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
755) How much of the looking after children usually is done by you--all of it, most of it, about half of it, less than half of it, or none of it? (CHICAR83)
 TOTAL%
1) All of it643.9
2) Most of it35521.8
3) About half of it36722.5
4) Less than half24515.0
5) None of it100.6
7) Inapplicable57535.3
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused100.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
756) Do you think this is fair or do you think you do more than your share? (CHIFAR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Fair90655.7
2) Do more than own share955.8
3) Other342.1
7) Inapplicable57535.3
8) Don't know70.4
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
757) What about your spouse, does he/she think the current arrangement is fair or that he/she is doing more than his/her share? (CHISPO83)
 TOTAL%
1) Fair92556.8
2) Do more than own share724.4
3) Other301.8
7) Inapplicable57535.3
8) Don't know161.0
9) Refused100.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
758) Do you and your husband/wife have arguments or disagreements about whether one of you is doing their share of looking after the children? (CHIFGT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes17210.6
2) No86953.4
7) Inapplicable57535.3
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused100.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
759) Sometimes people think they would enjoy living apart from their children. How often do you feel this way? Would you say very often, often, occasionally, or never? (LIVAPT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often100.6
2) Often171.0
3) Occasionally29318.0
4) Never72344.4
7) Inapplicable57535.3
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused90.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
760) Compared to most children, would you say any of your children have given you a lot of problems, some problems, only a few problems, or haven't they given you any problems at all? (CHDPRO83)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot241.5
2) Some1569.6
3) Only a few48229.6
4) None35021.5
7) Inapplicable60337.0
8) Don't know00.0
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
761) When you stay home all day with your family, how often do you feel tired or irritated? Would you say a lot of the time, some of the time, hardly never, or never? (FAMIRR83)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot of the time503.1
2) Some of the time55233.9
3) Hardly ever73445.1
4) Never1388.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know120.7
9) Refused90.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
762) When your spouse is away, would you say you miss him/her a great deal, somewhat, or hardly at all? (SPOAWY83)
 TOTAL%
1) A great deal84051.6
2) Somewhat49930.7
3) Hardly at all794.9
4) Never away643.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know40.2
9) Refused90.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
763) Sometimes married people think they would enjoy living apart from their spouse. How often do you feel this way? Would you say very often, often, occasionally, or never? (ENJAPT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very often241.5
2) Often261.6
3) Occasionally43927.0
4) Never99461.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
764) Now, I would like you to think a minute about the way decisions are made at your house. Are there any kinds of decisions made around your house where your decision is the final word? (DECIA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes105464.7
2) No42926.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused90.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
765) What about your spouse--are there any kinds of decisions where his/her decision is the final word? (DECIB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes113369.6
2) No35221.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused90.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
766) Overall, considering all the kinds of decisions you two make, does your spouse more often have the final word or do you? (DECIC83)
 TOTAL%
1) I do39524.3
2) Spouse does37623.1
3) Equal/Compromise71043.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know40.2
9) Refused100.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
767) Overall, are you satisfied with the amount of influence you have in family decision making? (DECID83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes141186.7
2) No734.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused100.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
768) How often do you disagree with your husband/wife? Would you say never, rarely, sometimes, often, or very often? (FIGHTA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Never150.9
2) Rarely35922.1
3) Sometimes93857.6
4) Often1489.1
5) Very often251.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused100.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
769) How many serious quarrels have you had with your spouse in the past two months? (FIGHTB83)
 TOTAL%
0) 0102763.1
1) 123214.3
2) 21358.3
3) 3322.0
4) 4191.2
5) 570.4
6) 670.4
8) 810.1
10) 10100.6
12) 1240.2
15) 1520.1
20) 2010.1
25) 2510.1
30) 3010.1
97) Inapplicable1338.2
98) Don't know50.3
99) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
770) In many households bad feelings and arguments occur from time to time. In many cases people get so angry that they slap, hit, push, kick, or throw things at one another. Has this ever happened between you and your husband/wife? (FIGHTC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes28817.7
2) No119573.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
771) Now I have some questions about your health. In general, would you say your own health is excellent, good, fair, or poor? (RHLTH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent65840.4
2) Good65039.9
3) Fair1368.4
4) Poor412.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused100.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
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772) Has this fair/poor health condition put a strain on your marriage? (PRHLTH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes573.5
2) No1197.3
7) Inapplicable145189.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
773) Do you have any permanent health or physical conditions that restrict your ability to move about or limit you in dressing, bathing, eating, working, or keeping house? (HLRES83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1066.5
2) No137984.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused100.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
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774) Has this put a strain on your marriage? (HLRESA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes301.8
2) No744.5
7) Inapplicable152293.5
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
775) In the last three years, has there been a decline in your eyesight? (HLTDEA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes48529.8
2) No99661.2
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
776) In the last three years, has there been a decline in your hearing? (HLTDEB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1318.0
2) No135082.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
777) In the last three years, has there been a decline in your teeth? (HLTDEC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes21113.0
2) No127278.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
778) In the last three years, has there been a decline in your energy? (HLTDED83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes51931.9
2) No96359.2
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
779) In the last three years, has there been a decline in your hair condition? (HLTDEE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes21913.5
2) No126477.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
780) In the last three years, has there been a decline in your skin condition? (HLTDEF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1076.6
2) No137684.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
781) In the last three years, has there been a decline in your body shape? (HLTDEG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes50230.8
2) No97960.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
782) In the last three years, have you gained weight? (HLTDEH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes58335.8
2) No89955.2
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
783) In the last three years, were there ever times when you were extremely unhappy, nervous, irritable, or depressed? (DEPREA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes89855.2
2) No58636.0
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
784) Have you felt that way recently? (DEPREB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes36522.4
2) No53232.7
7) Inapplicable73044.8
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
785) Did this lead you to cut down on your activities for several days or more? (DEPREC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1469.0
2) No21913.5
7) Inapplicable126377.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
786) Has this put a strain on your marriage? (DEPRED83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1469.0
2) No21713.3
7) Inapplicable126377.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
787) How often in the last year were you bothered by acid or sour stomach? Would you say often, sometimes, or never? (BOTHA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often1609.8
2) Sometimes62238.2
3) Never69842.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
788) How often in the last year were you troubled with headaches or pains in the head? Would you say often, sometimes, or never? (BOTHB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often21113.0
2) Sometimes82450.6
3) Never44827.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
789) How often have you been bothered by breaking out in 'cold sweats'? (BOTHC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often372.3
2) Sometimes18911.6
3) Never125577.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
790) How often in the last year have you been bothered with nervousness, where you were irritable, fidgety, or tense? (BOTHD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often18111.1
2) Sometimes86953.4
3) Never43126.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
791) How often would you say you felt rather isolated or alone, somewhat apart from others, even among friends? (BOTHE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often734.5
2) Sometimes57435.3
3) Never83351.2
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know40.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
792) How often would you say you feel that nothing turns out for you the way you want it to, that your wishes aren't fulfilled? (BOTHF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often563.4
2) Sometimes72444.5
3) Never69742.8
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know70.4
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
793) How often in the last year have you found yourself wondering if anything is worthwhile anymore? (BOTHG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often482.9
2) Sometimes39124.0
3) Never104364.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
794) Within the last year, would you say that most of the time you were in very good spirits, good spirits, low spirits, or very low spirits? (BOTHH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very good spirits36822.6
2) Good spirits103063.3
3) Low spirits734.5
4) Very low spirits80.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
795) In general, would you say your husband's/wife's health is excellent, good, fair, or poor? (SPOHL83)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent65740.4
2) Good66140.6
3) Fair1338.2
4) Poor322.0
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
796) Has this (fair/poor) health condition put a strain on your marriage? (HLTSTR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes623.8
2) No1016.2
7) Inapplicable146389.9
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
797) Does your (husband/wife) have any permanent health or physical condition that restricts (his/her) ability to move about or limits (him/her) in dressing, bathing, eating, working, or keeping house? (SPHLTP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1006.1
2) No138184.8
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
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798) Has this put a strain on your marriage? (HLTST283)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes291.8
2) No704.3
7) Inapplicable152893.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
799) In the last three years, has there been a decline in (your husband's/your wife's) eyesight? (HLTDA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes36322.3
2) No111568.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know60.4
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
800) In the last three years, has there been a decline in (your husband's/your wife's) hearing? (HLTDB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1187.2
2) No136283.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know40.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
801) In the last three years, has there been a decline in (your husband's/your wife's) teeth? (HLTDC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1438.8
2) No133882.2
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
802) In the last three years, has there been a decline in (your husband's/your wife's) energy? (HLTDD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes33820.8
2) No113970.0
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know70.4
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
803) In the last three years, has there been a decline in (your husband's/your wife's) hair condition? (HLTDE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1579.6
2) No132581.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
804) In the last three years, has there been a decline in (your husband's/your wife's) skin condition? (HLTDF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes432.6
2) No144188.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
805) In the last three years, has there been a decline in (your husband's/your wife's) body shape? (HLTDG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes34221.0
2) No114270.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
806) In the last three years, has your (husband/wife) gained weight? (HLTDH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes52031.9
2) No96159.0
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused110.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
807) In the past three years, were there times when (your husband/ your wife) was extremely unhappy, nervous, irritable or depressed? (MNHLTA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes87253.6
2) No60036.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know110.7
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
808) Has (he/she) felt that way recently? (MNHLTB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes39424.2
2) No46828.7
7) Inapplicable75646.4
8) Don't know90.6
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
809) Did this lead (him/her) to cut down on (his/her) activities for several days or more? (MNHLAC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1358.3
2) No25815.8
7) Inapplicable123475.8
8) Don't know10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
810) Has this put a strain on your marriage? (MNHLST83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes19411.9
2) No19712.1
7) Inapplicable123475.8
9) Refused30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
811) How happy are you with the amount of understanding you receive from your (husband/wife)? (SATUND83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy66741.0
2) Pretty happy69142.4
3) Not too happy1247.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
812) How happy are you with the amount of love and affection you receive? (SATLOV83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy80149.2
2) Pretty happy58535.9
3) Not too happy945.8
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
813) How happy are you with the extent to which you and your spouse agree about things? (SATAGR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy55534.1
2) Pretty happy83451.2
3) Not too happy925.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
814) How happy are you with your sexual relationship? (SATSEX83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy69142.4
2) Pretty happy66240.7
3) Not too happy1177.2
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know70.4
9) Refused181.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
815) How happy are you with the way your spouse gets along with your children? (SATKID83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy81049.8
2) Pretty happy46528.6
3) Not too happy593.6
7) Inapplicable26816.5
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused231.4
Missing405
Total1628100.0
816) How happy are you with your spouse's performance as a breadwinner? (SATFIN83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy78148.0
2) Pretty happy34421.1
3) Not too happy372.3
7) Inapplicable44627.4
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
817) How happy are you with your spouse as someone who takes care of things around the house? (SATHSE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy72944.8
2) Pretty happy56134.5
3) Not too happy18911.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
818) How happy are you with your spouse as someone to do things with? (SATTDO83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy90355.5
2) Pretty happy50330.9
3) Not too happy764.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
819) How happy are you with your spouse's faithfulness to you? (SATFTH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy128478.9
2) Pretty happy16910.4
3) Not too happy251.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
820) How happy are you with your financial situation? (SATFN83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy62438.3
2) Pretty happy69542.7
3) Not too happy1619.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
821) How happy are you with your home? (SATHME83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy87954.0
2) Pretty happy51631.7
3) Not too happy875.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
822) Marriage affects many areas of a person's life, sometimes improving it and sometimes causing problems. Would you say your marriage has improved or worsened the following areas of your life? --Your social life? (BTWRA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved108366.5
2) Worsened1368.4
3) No effect25415.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know60.4
9) Refused161.0
Missing405
Total1628100.0
823) Your financial situation? (BTWRB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved119773.5
2) Worsened996.1
3) No effect18011.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
824) Your peace of mind? (BTWRC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved124676.5
2) Worsened925.7
3) No effect1358.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know70.4
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
825) Your getting along with your children? (BTWRD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved110167.6
2) Worsened261.6
3) No effect20412.5
7) Inapplicable25415.6
8) Don't know231.4
9) Refused201.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
826) Your job opportunities? (BTWRE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved66540.8
2) Worsened16310.0
3) No effect62338.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know291.8
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
827) Often one partner in a marriage gives more than the other. Do you feel that one of you gives more to the marriage than the other? (GIVES83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes43526.7
2) No104063.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know80.5
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
828) Often one partner in a marriage gives more than the other. Do you feel that one of you gives more to the marriage than the other? Who? (GIVESA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Self24014.7
2) Spouse18711.5
7) Inapplicable119373.3
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
829) I'd like to mention a number of problem areas. Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you gets angry easily? (PROBA83)
 TOTAL%
1) No100361.6
2) Yes, spouse16510.1
3) Yes, self22613.9
4) Both885.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
830) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you has feelings that are easily hurt? (PROBB83)
 TOTAL%
1) No89454.9
2) Yes, spouse18311.2
3) Yes, self33020.3
4) Both754.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
831) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you is jealous? (PROBC83)
 TOTAL%
1) No125377.0
2) Yes, spouse1106.8
3) Yes, self674.1
4) Both523.2
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
832) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you is domineering? (PROBD83)
 TOTAL%
1) No119873.6
2) Yes, spouse1479.0
3) Yes, self1106.8
4) Both271.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
833) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you is critical? (PROBE83)
 TOTAL%
1) No109967.5
2) Yes, spouse1257.7
3) Yes, self18211.2
4) Both744.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
834) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you is moody? (PROBF83)
 TOTAL%
1) No98860.7
2) Yes, spouse17210.6
3) Yes, self22814.0
4) Both945.8
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
835) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you won't talk to the other? (PROBG83)
 TOTAL%
1) No105064.5
2) Yes, spouse19111.7
3) Yes, self1589.7
4) Both835.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
836) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you has become less interested in sex? (PROBH83)
 TOTAL%
1) No124776.6
2) Yes, spouse945.8
3) Yes, self935.7
4) Both382.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know50.3
9) Refused181.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
837) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you has a sexual relationship with someone else? (PROBI83)
 TOTAL%
1) No140786.4
2) Yes, spouse291.8
3) Yes, self311.9
4) Both80.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused171.0
Missing405
Total1628100.0
838) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you has irritating habits? (PROBJ83)
 TOTAL%
1) No121274.4
2) Yes, spouse945.8
3) Yes, self654.0
4) Both1106.8
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
839) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you is not at home enough? (PROBK83)
 TOTAL%
1) No121074.3
2) Yes, spouse1318.0
3) Yes, self1237.6
4) Both171.0
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
840) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you spends money foolishly? (PROBL83)
 TOTAL%
1) No127578.3
2) Yes, spouse1006.1
3) Yes, self784.8
4) Both281.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
841) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you drinks or uses drugs? (PROBM83)
 TOTAL%
1) No139285.5
2) Yes, spouse603.7
3) Yes, self241.5
4) Both60.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
842) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you has been in trouble with the law? (PROBN83)
 TOTAL%
1) No146990.2
2) Yes, spouse60.4
3) Yes, self50.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
843) Have you had a problem in your marriage because one of you is sometimes too mean to the children? (PROBO83)
 TOTAL%
1) No112769.2
2) Yes, spouse332.0
3) Yes, self130.8
4) Both70.4
7) Inapplicable42726.2
9) Refused211.3
Missing405
Total1628100.0
844) Compared to most children, would you say your stepchildren have given you a lot of problems, only a few problems, or haven't they given you any problems at all? (PROBSC83)
 TOTAL%
1) A lot60.4
3) Only a few201.2
4) None100.6
7) Inapplicable159097.7
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
845) If you had to do it all over again, would you marry someone else, the same person, or not marry at all? (MARAGN83)
 TOTAL%
1) Someone else563.4
2) Same person128378.8
3) Not marry at all915.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know493.0
9) Refused161.0
Missing405
Total1628100.0
846) Taking all things together, how would you describe your marriage? Would you say that your marriage is very happy, pretty happy, or not too happy? (MARHAP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very happy85752.6
2) Pretty happy56634.8
3) Not too happy543.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
847) Compared to other marriages you know about, do you think your marriage is better than most, about the same as most, or not as good as most? (MARHPC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Better104264.0
2) Same38723.8
3) Not as good412.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know80.5
9) Refused171.0
Missing405
Total1628100.0
848) Many marriages go through some ups and downs from time to time. Even people who get along quite well with their spouse sometimes wonder whether their marriage is working out. Have you ever thought your marriage might be in trouble? (MARTRB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes74845.9
2) No73245.0
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
849) How long ago did you first feel that way? (MRTRBA83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162858.2944.93
850) Have you thought this within the last three years? (MRTRBC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes42125.9
2) No32319.8
7) Inapplicable88054.1
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
851) Do you feel this way now? (MRTRBD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes845.2
2) No33320.5
7) Inapplicable120774.1
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
852) Have you ever talked with family members, friends, clergy, counselors, or social workers about problems in your marriage? (PBCN83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes51031.3
2) No97059.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
853) Have you talked with them about your marital problems within the last three years? (PBCNA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes34321.1
2) No16510.1
7) Inapplicable111868.7
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
854) Have you talked with them recently? (PBCNB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1448.8
2) No19812.2
7) Inapplicable128578.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
855) As far as you know has your (husband/wife) talked with relatives, friends, or a counselor about problems either of you were having with your marriage? (PBCNS83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes28817.7
2) No115671.0
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know362.2
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
856) Has (he/she) talked with any of them within the last three years? (PBCNSA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20612.7
2) No734.5
7) Inapplicable134082.3
8) Don't know70.4
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
857) Has (he/she) done so recently? (PBCNSB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes875.3
2) No1076.6
7) Inapplicable142287.3
8) Don't know120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
858) As far as you know, has your spouse ever thought your marriage was in trouble? (MRTRBS83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes50330.9
2) No95058.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know261.6
9) Refused161.0
Missing405
Total1628100.0
859) As far as you know, has your spouse ever thought your marriage was in trouble? When? (MRTBSA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes28817.7
2) No20012.3
7) Inapplicable112569.1
8) Don't know120.7
9) Refused30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
860) Does (he/she) feel this way now? (MRTBSB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes643.9
2) No20512.6
7) Inapplicable134082.3
8) Don't know171.0
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
861) Has the thought of getting a divorce or separation crossed your mind in the last three years? (DIVOR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30618.8
2) No117372.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
862) Are you thinking about it now? (DIVORA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes503.1
2) No25415.6
7) Inapplicable132281.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
863) As far as you know, has the thought of divorce or a separation crossed your (husband's/wife's) mind in the last three years? (DIVRS83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes24815.2
2) No121474.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know181.1
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
864) Is (he/she) thinking about it now? (DIVRSA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes382.3
2) No19612.0
7) Inapplicable138084.8
8) Don't know120.7
9) Refused20.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
865) Have you or your (husband/wife) ever seriously suggested the idea of divorce? (DIVR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1539.4
2) No17710.9
7) Inapplicable129779.7
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
866) Has this been within the last three years? (DIVRA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes1368.4
2) No171.0
7) Inapplicable147590.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
867) Have you or your (husband/wife) ever seriously suggested the idea of divorce? Recently? (DIVRB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes623.8
2) No744.5
7) Inapplicable149291.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
868) Who started the (most recent conversation)? (DIVRC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Self724.4
2) Spouse392.4
3) Both221.4
7) Inapplicable149291.6
8) Don't know30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
869) During the conversation did you generally speak in favor of the idea, suggest it was not a good idea, or express uncertainty? (DIVRD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Favor idea412.5
2) Not a good idea211.3
3) Uncertainty734.5
7) Inapplicable149291.6
8) Don't know10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
870) Did you talk about consulting an attorney? (DIVRE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes412.5
2) No955.8
7) Inapplicable149291.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
871) What about dividing up the property? (DIVRF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes493.0
2) No875.3
7) Inapplicable149291.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
872) Have you talked about filing? (DIVRG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes362.2
2) No1006.1
7) Inapplicable149291.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
873) Have you or your (husband/wife) consulted an attorney about a divorce or separation in the last three years? (DIVRH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes261.6
2) No1106.8
7) Inapplicable149291.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
874) Have you or your (husband/wife) filed a divorce or separation petition in the last three years? (DIVRI83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes40.2
2) No1328.1
7) Inapplicable149291.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
875) Have you discussed a divorce or separation with members of your family? (DIVFM83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes694.2
2) No674.1
7) Inapplicable149291.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
876) Was this in the last three years? (DIVFMA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes694.2
7) Inapplicable155995.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
877) Do they generally approve or disapprove of the idea? (DIVFMB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Approve150.9
2) Disapprove332.0
3) Mixed feelings181.1
7) Inapplicable155995.8
8) Don't know30.2
Missing405
Total1628100.0
878) Have you discussed a divorce or separation with a close friend? (SEPCN83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes804.9
2) No563.4
7) Inapplicable149291.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
879) Was this within the last three years? (SEPCNA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes804.9
7) Inapplicable154895.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
880) Does your friend generally approve or disapprove of the idea? (SEPCNB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Approve261.6
2) Disapprove291.8
3) Mixed feelings201.2
7) Inapplicable154895.1
8) Don't know40.2
9) Refused10.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
881) Because of problems people are having with their marriage they sometimes leave home either for a short time or as a trial separation. Has this ever happened in your marriage? (TRSEPA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes16810.3
2) No131380.7
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
882) Has this happened within the last three years? (TRSEPB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes664.1
2) No1026.3
9) Refused146089.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
883) How many times within the last three years? Number (TRSEPC83)
 TOTAL%
1) 1452.8
2) 2161.0
3) 340.2
4) 410.1
97) Inapplicable156295.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
884) Who left the last time? (TRSEPD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Self362.2
2) Spouse301.8
7) Inapplicable156295.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
885) How long were you separated (the last time)? (TRSEPE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Few hours100.6
2) Overnight70.4
3) Two or more days281.7
4) A month or more211.3
7) Inapplicable156295.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
886) Comparing your marriage to three years ago, is your marriage getting better, staying the same, or getting worse? (MARBET83)
 TOTAL%
1) Better95458.6
2) Same47128.9
3) Worse553.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
887) What do you see as the future of your marriage? Is it likely to get better, stay the same, or get worse? (MARFUT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Better107666.1
2) Same35321.7
3) Worse251.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know271.7
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
888) Would you say the feelings of love you have for your (husband/wife) are extremely strong, very strong, pretty strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (LOVEA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely strong73044.8
2) Very strong49930.7
3) Pretty strong20212.4
4) Not too strong352.1
5) Not strong at all140.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
889) How about your (husband's/wife's) feelings of love for you? Would you say they are extremely strong, very strong, pretty strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (LOVEB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Extremely strong74145.5
2) Very strong48930.0
3) Pretty strong19011.7
4) Not too strong291.8
5) Not strong at all90.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know231.4
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
890) A lot of things help to keep marriages together. I'm going to mention some things and I would like you to tell me if they are very important, somewhat important, or not very important in keeping your marriage together. How important is financial security in keeping your marriage together? (BONDA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important37322.9
2) Somewhat important72744.7
3) Not very important37322.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know80.5
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
891) How important is not wanting to leave this residence? (BONDB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important29718.2
2) Somewhat important32620.0
3) Not very important84852.1
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know100.6
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
892) Your spouse's dependency on you. (BONDC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important45027.6
2) Somewhat important53733.0
3) Not very important46928.8
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know251.5
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
893) Your dependency on your spouse. (BONDD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important48930.0
2) Somewhat important55334.0
3) Not very important42826.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know100.6
9) Refused150.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
894) How important are your religious beliefs in keeping your marriage together? (BONDE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important59936.8
2) Somewhat important36022.1
3) Not very important52031.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
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895) How important is worrying whether your children would suffer if you divorced? (BONDF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important74946.0
2) Somewhat important25015.4
3) Not very important32620.0
7) Inapplicable25415.6
8) Don't know241.5
9) Refused251.5
Missing405
Total1628100.0
896) Your children would disapprove of divorce. (BONDG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important58535.9
2) Somewhat important29318.0
3) Not very important43526.7
7) Inapplicable25415.6
8) Don't know352.1
9) Refused261.6
Missing405
Total1628100.0
897) You might lose your children. (BONDH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important67941.7
2) Somewhat important1539.4
3) Not very important47229.0
7) Inapplicable25415.6
8) Don't know412.5
9) Refused291.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
898) Family or friends would disapprove of divorce. (BONDI83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very important17510.7
2) Somewhat important31019.0
3) Not very important98660.6
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know60.4
9) Refused181.1
Missing405
Total1628100.0
899) Is your total family income $20,000 or more, or less than $20,000? (INCOMA83)
 TOTAL%
1) $20,000 or more126677.8
2) Less than $20,00020212.4
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know60.4
9) Refused211.3
Missing405
Total1628100.0
900) READ FOLLOWING IF INCOME $20,000 OR MORE: I am going to mention a number of income categories. When I mention the category which describes your total family income in 1982, please stop me. (INCOMB83)
 TOTAL%
1) $20,000-$24,99924114.8
2) $25,000-$29,99924815.2
3) $30,000-$39,99932620.0
4) $40,000-$49,99919812.2
5) $50,000-$59,999945.8
6) $60,000 or more1368.4
7) Inapplicable36222.2
8) Don't know60.4
9) Refused171.0
Missing405
Total1628100.0
901) READ FOLLOWING IF INCOME LESS THAN $20,000: I am going to mention a number of income categories. When I mention the category which describes your total family income in 1982, please stop me. (INCOMC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Under $5,00060.4
2) $5,000-$9,999332.0
3) $10,000-$14,999583.6
4) $15,000-$19,9991006.1
7) Inapplicable142687.6
8) Don't know50.3
Missing405
Total1628100.0
902) About what percent of this total family income do you contribute? (INCOMD83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1628137.26284.08
903) What percent of this total family income does your husband/wife contribute? (INCOME83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1628145.65280.38
904) Have you received income from any public assistance program for example, Medicaid, food stamps, or welfare since the fall of 1980? (PUBASS83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes573.5
2) No142487.5
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused130.8
Missing405
Total1628100.0
905) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same? (FINBET83)
 TOTAL%
1) Getting better88954.6
2) Getting worse16610.2
3) Stayed the same42025.8
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Don't know60.4
9) Refused140.9
Missing405
Total1628100.0
906) Do you and your (husband/wife) jointly own any property (other than the home you have mentioned) -- for example, a business, stocks or bonds, real estate, or other major investments? (FINPRP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes71343.8
2) No77047.3
7) Inapplicable1338.2
9) Refused120.7
Missing405
Total1628100.0
907) What is their approximate value? (PROVL83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1628697,019.06438,137.74
908) You said earlier that you had separated from your (husband/wife). How long ago did this happen? (SEPAR83)
 TOTAL%
0) 010.0
1) 110.0
2) 230.1
3) 320.1
4) 420.1
5) 520.1
6) 610.0
7) 710.0
8) 810.0
10) 1020.1
12) 1240.2
17) 1710.0
24) 2430.1
29) 2910.0
35) 3510.0
36) 3620.1
97) Inapplicable199698.6
99) Refused10.0
Missing8
Total2025100.0
909) Is this a legal separation? (SEPARA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes140.7
2) No130.6
7) Inapplicable199698.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing8
Total2025100.0
910) Do you expect that this will be a permanent separation or do you expect to get back together? (SEPARB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Permanent160.8
2) Get back together50.2
7) Inapplicable199698.6
8) Don't know70.3
9) Refused10.0
Missing8
Total2025100.0
911) When you separated, was it you that left or your (husband/wife)? (SEPARC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Self150.7
2) Spouse120.6
7) Inapplicable199698.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing8
Total2025100.0
912) Are you going with someone now? (SEPRD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes110.5
2) No160.8
7) Inapplicable199698.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing8
Total2025100.0
913) How long have you been going together? (SEPRDA83)
 TOTAL%
1) 120.1
2) 230.1
6) 610.0
8) 810.0
24) 2420.1
35) 3510.0
97) Inapplicable201499.5
98) Don't know10.0
Missing8
Total2025100.0
914) Are you engaged or living together? (SEPRDB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20.1
2) No90.4
7) Inapplicable201499.5
Missing8
Total2025100.0
915) You said earlier that you had lost your (husband/wife)? How long ago did this happen? (WIDW83)
 TOTAL%
3) 310.0
10) 1010.0
12) 1210.0
18) 1810.0
24) 2420.1
27) 2710.0
29) 2910.0
30) 3020.1
97) Inapplicable202299.5
Missing1
Total2032100.0
916) Have you remarried? (WIDWA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10.0
2) No90.4
7) Inapplicable202299.5
Missing1
Total2032100.0
917) How long ago did you remarry? (WIDWB83)
 TOTAL%
6) 610.0
97) Inapplicable2031100.0
Missing1
Total2032100.0
918) Are you still married to this person? (WIDWC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes10.0
7) Inapplicable2031100.0
Missing1
Total2032100.0
919) How did the marriage end? (WIDWCA83)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable2032100.0
Missing1
Total2032100.0
920) Are you going with someone now? (WIDWD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes20.1
2) No70.3
7) Inapplicable202399.6
Missing1
Total2032100.0
921) How long have you been going together? (WIDWDA83)
 TOTAL%
5) 510.0
18) 1810.0
97) Inapplicable203099.9
Missing1
Total2032100.0
922) Are you engaged or living together? (WIDWDB83)
 TOTAL%
2) No20.1
7) Inapplicable203099.9
Missing1
Total2032100.0
923) You said earlier that you had gotten a divorce. How long ago did the divorce become final? (DIVC83)
 TOTAL%
0) 070.3
1) 110.0
2) 210.0
3) 350.2
4) 440.2
5) 510.0
6) 620.1
7) 710.0
8) 820.1
10) 1030.1
12) 1270.3
17) 1710.0
18) 1830.1
19) 1920.1
20) 2030.1
24) 2460.3
26) 2610.0
28) 2830.1
30) 3030.1
31) 3110.0
33) 3310.0
36) 3610.0
97) Inapplicable194897.1
Missing26
Total2007100.0
924) How long ago did you and your (husband/wife) permanently separate from each other? (DIVCA83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total200794.7912.85
925) Have you remarried? (DIVCB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes120.6
2) No472.3
97) 97194897.1
Missing26
Total2007100.0
926) How long ago did you remarry? (DIVCBA83)
 TOTAL%
0) 010.0
2) 220.1
4) 410.0
5) 510.0
10) 1010.0
12) 1220.1
15) 1510.0
16) 1620.1
24) 2410.0
97) Inapplicable199599.4
Missing26
Total2007100.0
927) Are you still married to this person? (DIVCBB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes120.6
7) Inapplicable199599.4
Missing26
Total2007100.0
928) How did this marriage end? (DIVBBA83)
 TOTAL%
7) Inapplicable2007100.0
Missing26
Total2007100.0
929) Are you going with someone now? (DIVCC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes251.2
2) No221.1
7) Inapplicable196097.7
Missing26
Total2007100.0
930) How long have you been going together? (DIVCCA83)
 TOTAL%
1) 120.1
2) 220.1
3) 310.0
6) 640.2
9) 910.0
10) 1020.1
12) 1250.2
18) 1810.0
22) 2210.0
24) 2430.1
42) 4210.0
96) 9610.0
97) Inapplicable198298.8
99) Refused10.0
Missing26
Total2007100.0
931) Are you engaged or living together? (DIVCCB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes120.6
2) No120.6
7) Inapplicable198298.8
9) Refused10.0
Missing26
Total2007100.0
932) I'd like to ask a few questions about the (divorce/separation) from your spouse. Quite often when people separate, one person wants to separate more than the other. When separation first came up, who seemed to want it more -- you or your (husband/wife)? (DVRC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Self502.5
2) Spouse231.2
3) About equal120.6
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
933) Who was it who first suggested the idea of divorce? (DVRCA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent502.5
2) Spouse271.4
3) Mutual50.3
7) Inapplicable191195.6
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused40.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
934) Who actually filed for the divorce? (DVRCB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent432.2
2) Spouse231.2
3) Mutual50.3
4) Not filed120.6
7) Inapplicable191195.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused40.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
935) When you first separated who left home? (DVRCC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent402.0
2) Spouse412.1
3) Both40.2
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
936) Overall, do you think you or your spouse has been most happy with the decision to divorce? (DVRD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Respondent462.3
2) Spouse120.6
3) Equally happy191.0
4) Neither happy50.3
7) Inapplicable191195.6
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused40.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
937) Looking back, do you think the divorce was a good idea or a bad idea? (DVRE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Good idea693.5
2) Bad idea70.4
3) A little of both70.4
7) Inapplicable191195.6
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
938) There are a lot of concerns people have when getting a (divorce/separation). Would you tell me how much the following factors worried you when you were (divorcing/ separating). For each one, I would like you to tell me whether it worried you a great deal, somewhat, or not at all. How much did you worry about loss of financial security? (DVFCTA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal261.3
2) Somewhat301.5
3) Not at all301.5
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
939) How much did you worry about having to move to a new place? (DVFCTB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal130.7
2) Somewhat191.0
3) Not at all542.7
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
940) About your spouse's dependence on you? (DVFCTC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal180.9
2) Somewhat251.3
3) Not at all422.1
7) Inapplicable191195.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
941) How much did you worry about your dependence on your spouse? (DVFCTD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal100.5
2) Somewhat271.4
3) Not at all492.5
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
942) About your religious beliefs? (DVFCTE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal150.8
2) Somewhat170.9
3) Not at all542.7
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
943) How much did you worry about its effect on your children's welfare? (DVFTF183)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal542.7
2) Somewhat130.7
3) Not at all90.5
7) Inapplicable192196.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
944) About your children's approval of the divorce? (DVFTF283)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal331.7
2) Somewhat150.8
3) Not at all281.4
7) Inapplicable192196.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
945) About losing your children? (DVFTF383)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal271.4
2) Somewhat90.5
3) Not at all392.0
7) Inapplicable192196.1
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
946) About the opinions of (other) family or friends? (DVFCTG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Great deal191.0
2) Somewhat281.4
3) Not at all392.0
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
947) (Divorce/Separation) affects many areas of a person's life, sometimes improving things and sometimes making them worse. Has your (divorce/separation) improved or worsened the following areas of your life? Your social life? (DIVLFA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved452.3
2) Worsened130.7
3) No effect271.4
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
948) Your financial situation? (DIVLFB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved231.2
2) Worsened412.1
3) No effect211.1
7) Inapplicable191195.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
949) Your peace of mind? (DIVLFC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved643.2
2) Worsened170.9
3) No effect30.2
7) Inapplicable191195.6
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
950) Getting along with your children? (DIVLFD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved462.3
2) Worsened50.3
3) No effect251.3
7) Inapplicable192196.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
951) Your job opportunities? (DIVLFE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Improved371.9
2) Worsened60.3
3) No effect432.2
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused20.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
952) I am going to mention some feelings some people have about their (husband/wife) after a (separation/divorce). For each one I would like you to tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree. I find myself wondering what my (husband/wife) is doing. (DIVTHA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree30.2
2) Agree291.5
3) Disagree392.0
4) Strongly Disagree140.7
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
953) I find myself spending a lot of time thinking about my (husband/wife). (DIVTHB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree10.1
2) Agree170.9
3) Disagree492.5
4) Strongly Disagree180.9
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
954) Sometimes I can't believe that we're (separated/divorced). (DIVTHC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree40.2
2) Agree251.3
3) Disagree452.3
4) Strongly Disagree110.6
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
955) I feel I will never get over the (separation/divorce). (DIVTHD83)
 TOTAL%
2) Agree120.6
3) Disagree402.0
4) Strongly Disagree331.7
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused30.2
Missing34
Total1999100.0
956) We would like to know about your present job. Last week were you working full-time, part-time, going to school, keeping house, or what? (JOB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Working full-time733.7
2) Working part-time80.4
4) Unemployed50.3
6) In school60.3
7) Keeping house50.3
97) Inapplicable190095.1
99) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
957) Have you worked at any time in the last three years? (JOBA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes100.5
2) No60.3
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
958) When did you stop working? (JOBA183)
 TOTAL%
2) 210.1
3) 310.1
4) 420.1
7) 710.1
8) 810.1
14) 1410.1
17) 1710.1
21) 2110.1
97) Inapplicable198899.5
99) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
959) What would you say are the most important reasons that you aren't working? PROBE, Are there any other reasons? Health prohibits working (JOBB183)
 TOTAL%
0) No150.8
1) Yes10.1
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
960) Probably no jobs available (JOBB283)
 TOTAL%
0) No160.8
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
961) To have or take care of kids (JOBB383)
 TOTAL%
0) No80.4
1) Yes80.4
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
962) Laid off or on strike (JOBB483)
 TOTAL%
0) No150.8
1) Yes10.1
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
963) Going to school (JOBB583)
 TOTAL%
0) No100.5
1) Yes60.3
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
964) Retired (JOBB683)
 TOTAL%
0) No160.8
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
965) Don't need the money (JOBB783)
 TOTAL%
0) No140.7
1) Yes20.1
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
966) Other, please specify (JOBB883)
 TOTAL%
0) No120.6
1) Yes40.2
7) Inapplicable198199.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
967) What is your current job? (OBTAIN JOB TITLE, DUTIES, INDUSTRY, SELF-EMPLOYED, OR EMPLOYEE.) Occupational Status (JOBCUR83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total199895.0910.35
968) What is your current job? (OBTAIN JOB TITLE, DUTIES, INDUSTRY, SELF-EMPLOYED, OR EMPLOYEE.) Occupational Type (JOBCRA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Professional, technical, or kindred worker170.9
2) Managers, officials, and proprietors150.8
3) Clerical and kindred workers211.1
4) Sales workers30.2
5) Craftsmen and foremen90.5
6) Operatives60.3
7) Non-farm laborers20.1
9) Service workers70.4
97) Inapplicable191795.9
99) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
969) During the average week, how many hours do you work, counting overtime, travel to and from work, and work done for the job at home? (JOBHRS83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total199894.9610.32
970) Does your job involve any of the following? Irregular hours (JOBDTA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes271.4
2) No532.7
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
971) Does your job involve any of the following? Shift work (JOBDTB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes140.7
2) No663.3
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
972) Does your job involve any of the following? Evening meetings (JOBDTC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes231.2
2) No572.9
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
973) Does your job involve any of the following? Overnight trips (JOBDTD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes201.0
2) No603.0
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
974) Does your job involve any of the following? Regular periods of a month or more of not working (JOBDTE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes100.5
2) No703.5
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
975) On the whole, how satisfied are you with this job? Would you say very satisfied, moderately satisfied, a little dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? (JOBST83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very satisfied351.8
2) Moderately satisfied351.8
3) A little dissatisfied70.4
4) Very dissatisfied30.2
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
976) We'd like to know about things that might have happened to your job since the fall of 1980. Were you unemployed for a month or longer? (JOB3YA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes321.6
2) No482.4
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
977) How many months? (JB3YA183)
 TOTAL%
1) 110.1
2) 240.2
3) 330.2
4) 420.1
5) 520.1
6) 640.2
8) 820.1
9) 910.1
10) 1010.1
11) 1110.1
12) 1270.4
16) 1610.1
22) 2210.1
24) 2410.1
36) 3610.1
97) Inapplicable196698.4
Missing35
Total1998100.0
978) Did you have a reduction in pay? (JOB3YB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes191.0
2) No593.0
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused30.2
Missing35
Total1998100.0
979) Did you go to work for a different employer? (JOB3YC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes311.6
2) No492.5
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
980) Did you get a big increase in responsibility or pay? (JOB3YD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes351.8
2) No452.3
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
981) Did you start school or training program to increase your job skills? (JOB3YE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes251.3
2) No552.8
7) Inapplicable191795.9
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
982) IF R IS FEMALE, ASK: If you had a choice, would you have a part-time job, full-time job, or not work at all? (JOBFM83)
 TOTAL%
1) Part-time211.1
2) Full-time321.6
3) Not work90.5
7) Inapplicable193696.9
Missing35
Total1998100.0
983) Now I have some questions about your health. In general, would you say your own health is excellent, good, fair or poor? (HLT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent522.6
2) Good351.8
3) Fair90.5
4) Poor10.1
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
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984) Do you have any permanent health or physical conditions that restrict your ability to move about or limit you in dressing, bathing, eating, working, or keeping house? (HLTPRM83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes30.2
2) No944.7
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
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985) In the last three years has there been a decline in your eyesight? (HLT3YA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes301.5
2) No673.4
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
986) In the last three years has there been a decline in your hearing? (HLT3YB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes70.4
2) No904.5
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
987) In the last three years has there been a decline in your teeth? (HLT3YC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes180.9
2) No794.0
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
988) In the last three years has there been a decline in your energy? (HLT3YD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes201.0
2) No773.9
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
989) In the last three years has there been a decline in your hair condition? (HLT3YE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes130.7
2) No844.2
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
990) In the last three years has there been a decline in your skin condition? (HLT3YF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes60.3
2) No914.6
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
991) In the last three years has there been a decline in your body shape? (HLT3YG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes301.5
2) No673.4
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
992) In the last three years have you gained weight? (HLT3YH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes271.4
2) No703.5
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
993) In the last three years, were there ever times when you were extremely unhappy, nervous, irritable, or depressed? (MTHLT83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes854.3
2) No120.6
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
994) In the last three years, were there ever times when you were extremely unhappy, nervous, irritable, or depressed? Have you felt that way recently? (MTHLTA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes341.7
2) No512.6
7) Inapplicable191395.7
Missing35
Total1998100.0
995) Did this lead you to cut down on your activities for several days or more? (MTHTA183)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes160.8
2) No180.9
7) Inapplicable196498.3
Missing35
Total1998100.0
996) How often in the last year were you bothered by acid or sour stomach? Would you say often, sometimes, or never? (BTHA83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often150.8
2) Sometimes402.0
3) Never422.1
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
997) How often in the last year were you troubled with headaches or pains in the head? Would you say often, sometimes, or never? (BTHB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often180.9
2) Sometimes482.4
3) Never311.6
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
998) How often have you been bothered by breaking out in "cold sweats"? (BTHC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often20.1
2) Sometimes180.9
3) Never773.9
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
999) How often in the last year have you been bothered with nervousness, where you were irritable, fidgety, or tense? (BTHD83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often241.2
2) Sometimes542.7
3) Never191.0
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1000) How often would you say you felt rather isolated or alone, somewhat apart from others, even among friends? (BTHE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often221.1
2) Sometimes502.5
3) Never251.3
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1001) How often would you say you feel that nothing turns out for you the way you want it to, that your wishes aren't fulfilled? (BTHF83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often70.4
2) Sometimes572.9
3) Never331.7
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1002) How often in the last year have you found yourself wondering if anything is worthwhile anymore? (BTHG83)
 TOTAL%
1) Often100.5
2) Sometimes381.9
3) Never492.5
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1003) Within the last year, would you say that most of the time you were in very good spirits, good spirits, low spirits, or very low spirits? (BTHH83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very good spirits160.8
2) Good spirits623.1
3) Low spirits160.8
4) Very low spirits30.2
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1004) Is your total family income $20,000 or more, or less than $20,000? (FAMINC83)
 TOTAL%
1) $20,000 or more562.8
2) Less than $20,000402.0
7) Inapplicable190095.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1005) I am going to mention a number of income categories. When I mention the category which describes your total family income in 1982, please stop me. READ FOLLOWING IF INCOME $20,000 OR MORE: (INC20K83)
 TOTAL%
1) $20,000-$24,999170.9
2) $25,000-$29,999110.6
3) $30,000-$39,99980.4
4) $40,000-$49,999100.5
5) $50,000-$59,99930.2
6) $60,000 or More70.4
7) Inapplicable194297.2
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1006) I am going to mention a number of income categories. When I mention the category which describes your total family income in 1982, please stop me. READ FOLLOWING IF INCOME LESS THAN $20,000: (INL20K83)
 TOTAL%
1) Under $5,00030.2
2) $5,000-$9,99990.5
3) $10,000-$14,999120.6
4) $15,000-$19,999150.8
7) Inapplicable195898.0
8) Don't know10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1007) Have you received income from any public assistance program -- for example, Medicaid, food stamps, or welfare since the fall of 1980? (INCHLP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes170.9
2) No804.0
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused10.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1008) IF DIVORCED OR SEPARATED, ASK: Have you received any income from alimony or child support since the fall of 1980? (INCDIV83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes301.5
2) No572.9
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused10.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
1009) IF DIVORCED OR SEPARATED, ASK: Are you making regular alimony or child support payments? (INCDVP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes221.1
2) No653.3
7) Inapplicable191195.6
9) Refused10.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
1010) IF DIVORCED OR SEPARATED, ASK: Are you making regular alimony or child support payments? How much do you pay each month? (INCDVC83)
 TOTAL%
100) 10020.1
120) 12010.1
130) 13010.1
160) 16020.1
200) 20010.1
240) 24020.1
250) 25010.1
285) 28510.1
300) 30030.2
420) 42010.1
500) 50030.2
600) 60010.1
1200) 120010.1
2100) 210010.1
9997) Inapplicable197798.9
9999) Refused10.1
Missing34
Total1999100.0
1011) During the last few years, has your financial situation been getting better, getting worse, or has it stayed the same? (INCYRS83)
 TOTAL%
1) Getting better402.0
2) Getting worse271.4
3) Stayed the same281.4
7) Inapplicable190095.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1012) Do you own any property (not counting the home you live in) --for example, a business, stocks or bonds, real estate, or other major investments? (INCPRP83)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes301.5
2) No663.3
7) Inapplicable190095.1
9) Refused20.1
Missing35
Total1998100.0
1013) What is their approximate value? (INCPRA83)
 TOTAL%
1500) 150010.1
5000) 500010.1
7000) 700030.2
8000) 800010.1
10000) 1000020.1
12000) 1200010.1
18000) 1800010.1
20000) 2000010.1
25000) 2500020.1
30000) 3000010.1
40000) 4000010.1
45000) 4500010.1
95000) 9500010.1
100000) 10000010.1
150000) 15000010.1
200000) 20000030.2
575000) 57500010.1
999997) Inapplicable196898.5
999998) Don't know50.3
999999) Refused10.1
Missing36
Total1997100.0
1014) Have you been able to speak freely during this interview or has there been someone else around whose ability to overhear the conversation caused you some concern? (SPKFRE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Spoke freely154496.9
2) Concerned342.1
9) Refused150.9
Missing440
Total1593100.0
1015) Rate respondent's ability to understand the questions (UNDQUE83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very high46429.1
2) Above average62439.2
3) Average40825.6
4) Below average513.2
7) Inapplicable311.9
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused130.8
Missing440
Total1593100.0
1016) Overall, how great was respondent's interest in the interview? (INTRST83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very high49931.3
2) Above average50631.8
3) Average49030.8
4) Below average533.3
7) Inapplicable311.9
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused120.8
Missing440
Total1593100.0
1017) How suspicious did respondent seem to be about the study before the interview? (SUSPC83)
 TOTAL%
1) Not at all143089.8
2) Somewhat805.0
3) Very suspicious372.3
7) Inapplicable311.9
8) Don't know30.2
9) Refused120.8
Missing440
Total1593100.0
1018) How would you assess the reliability of the data obtained? (RELIAB83)
 TOTAL%
1) Excellent78649.3
2) Good64640.6
3) Fair1006.3
4) Poor140.9
5) Worthless20.1
7) Inapplicable311.9
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused120.8
Missing440
Total1593100.0
1019) How would you assess the degree of cooperation given by respondent? (COOPER83)
 TOTAL%
1) Very cooperative103965.2
2) Cooperative41526.1
3) Neutral684.3
4) Reluctant251.6
5) Hostile10.1
7) Inapplicable311.9
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused120.8
Missing440
Total1593100.0
1020) Did you have trouble hearing the respondent because of a poor phone connection or because (she/he) was talking softly? (PHONTR83)
 TOTAL%
1) Did not have trouble hearing140187.9
2) Poor phone connection684.3
3) Respondent was talking softly795.0
7) Inapplicable311.9
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused120.8
Missing440
Total1593100.0
1021) Did you have trouble understanding the respondent because of a language problem? (LANGTR83)
 TOTAL%
1) No149293.7
2) Somewhat523.3
3) Great deal of difficulty40.3
7) Inapplicable311.9
8) Don't know20.1
9) Refused120.8
Missing440
Total1593100.0
1022) Offspring under 18 in household (CHILD83)
 TOTAL%
0) 048724.0
1) 140119.7
2) 246222.7
3) 31788.8
4) 4502.5
5) 5100.5
6) 640.2
7) 710.0
9) Missing44021.6
Total2033100.0
1023) Family income in 1983 (INCOM83)
 TOTAL%
2500) 250090.4
7500) 7500422.1
12500) 12500753.7
17500) 175001155.7
22500) 2250025812.7
27500) 2750028213.9
35000) 3500033416.4
45000) 4500020810.2
55000) 55000974.8
65000) 650001437.0
99999) Missing47023.1
Total2033100.0
1024) Wife's income in 1983 (WIFEIN83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total230110.41280.73
1025) Sex role attitudes scale 1983 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (SEXROL83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total203333.8534.55
1026) Spousal interaction scale 1983 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (NTRACT83)
 TOTAL%
5) 510.0
6) 640.2
7) 790.4
8) 8140.7
9) 9241.2
10) 10502.5
11) 11613.0
12) 121075.3
13) 131095.4
14) 141879.2
15) 151628.0
16) 1621310.5
17) 171457.1
18) 1822210.9
19) 19793.9
20) 201004.9
99) Missing54626.9
Total2033100.0
1027) Spousal disagreement scale 1983 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (SPSDIS83)
 TOTAL%
0) 0120.7
1) 125615.7
2) 220.1
3) 349230.2
4) 41479.0
5) 524214.9
6) 61458.9
7) 7563.4
8) 8382.3
9) 9633.9
10) 10181.1
12) 1260.4
99) Missing1519.3
Missing405
Total1628100.0
1028) Marital instability index 1983 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (MI83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total162815.1629.61
1029) Marital Instability 1983 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (LOGRMI83)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total14640.310.38
1030) Marital Problems in 1983 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (MARPRB83)
 TOTAL%
0) 040720.1
1) 124111.9
2) 21979.7
3) 31758.6
4) 41326.5
5) 51015.0
6) 6934.6
7) 7452.2
8) 8371.8
9) 9231.1
10) 1070.3
11) 11100.5
99) Missing55827.5
Missing7
Total2026100.0
1031) Marital Happiness 1983 (See ARDA summary page for codes) (MARHP183)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total145027.894.18
1032) Divorced between 1980 and 1983 (DIVORC83)
 TOTAL%
0) 0162479.9
1) 11185.8
9) Missing29114.3
Total2033100.0
1033) First, I would like to know who lives there and a little about each person. Let's start with you. Could I have your first name? (NAME88)
 TOTAL%
1) Name given1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1034) Record respondent's sex (SEX88)
 TOTAL%
1) Male52138.9
2) Female82061.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1035) Are you married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTSTS88)
 TOTAL%
1) Married131591.6
3) Divorced805.6
4) Widowed211.5
5) Separated171.2
6) Married, living apart20.1
Missing598
Total1435100.0
1036) What was your age on your last birthday? (AGE88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134143.199.14
1037) How many years of schooling have you completed? (SCHOOL88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134113.922.73
1038) What is the first name of the next person? (NAME288)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified433.2
1) Name given129896.8
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1039) Is this person male or female? (SEX288)
 TOTAL%
1) Male77858.0
2) Female52038.8
97) Inapplicable433.2
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1040) How is this person related to you? (REL288)
 TOTAL%
1) Spouse of respondent122191.1
2) Child/stepchild of respondent574.3
3) Parent of respondent30.2
4) Grandchild of respondent10.1
5) Other relative40.3
6) Non-relative100.7
7) Other20.1
97) Inapplicable433.2
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1041) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE288)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134172.97168.61
1042) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTST288)
 TOTAL%
1) Married122591.3
2) Never married352.6
3) Divorced70.5
4) Widowed30.2
5) Separated30.2
7) Don't know10.1
97) Inapplicable675.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1043) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHOL288)
 TOTAL%
4) 410.1
6) 670.5
8) 8231.7
9) 9171.3
10) 10392.9
11) 11372.8
12) 1243832.7
13) 13856.3
14) 1416512.3
15) 15806.0
16) 1620115.0
17) 17392.9
18) 18695.1
19) 19251.9
20) 20302.2
21) 2130.2
22) 2240.3
23) 2310.1
24) 2420.1
25) 2510.1
26) 2630.2
29) Don't know30.2
30) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable675.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1044) What is the first name of the third person? (NAME388)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified39329.3
1) Name given94870.7
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1045) Is this person male or female? (SEX388)
 TOTAL%
1) Male49136.6
2) Female45433.9
3) Don't know10.1
4) Refused20.1
97) Inapplicable39329.3
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1046) How is (he/she) related to you? (REL388)
 TOTAL%
1) Spouse of respondent50.4
2) Child/stepchild of respondent91968.5
3) Parent of respondent50.4
4) Grandchild of respondent40.3
5) Other relative80.6
6) Non-relative40.3
7) Other10.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable39329.3
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1047) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE388)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1341302.80447.20
1048) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTST388)
 TOTAL%
1) Married201.5
2) Never married44933.5
3) Divorced141.0
4) Widowed50.4
5) Separated10.1
8) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable85163.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1049) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHOL388)
 TOTAL%
0) 010.1
6) 620.1
7) 720.1
8) 8191.4
9) 9574.3
10) 10604.5
11) 11806.0
12) 121239.2
13) 13483.6
14) 14423.1
15) 15161.2
16) 16282.1
17) 1730.2
18) 1850.4
19) 1910.1
29) Don't know20.1
30) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable85163.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1050) What is the first name of the next person? (NAME488)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified67850.6
1) Name given66349.4
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1051) Is this person male or female? (SEX488)
 TOTAL%
1) Male33424.9
2) Female32624.3
3) Don't know10.1
4) Refused20.1
97) Inapplicable67850.6
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1052) How is (he/she) related to you? (REL488)
 TOTAL%
1) Spouse of respondent70.5
2) Child/stepchild of respondent63047.0
3) Parent of respondent10.1
4) Grandchild of respondent70.5
5) Other relative100.7
6) Non-relative50.4
7) Other20.1
9) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable67850.6
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1053) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE488)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1341509.56493.14
1054) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTST488)
 TOTAL%
1) Married100.7
2) Never married16512.3
3) Divorced70.5
4) Widowed10.1
8) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable115786.3
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1055) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHOL488)
 TOTAL%
1) 110.1
7) 710.1
8) 8110.8
9) 9322.4
10) 10332.5
11) 11261.9
12) 12382.8
13) 13131.0
14) 14131.0
15) 1550.4
16) 1650.4
18) 1820.1
29) Don't know30.2
30) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable115786.3
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1056) What is the first name of the next person? (NAME588)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified107279.9
1) Name given26920.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1057) Is this person male or female? (SEX588)
 TOTAL%
1) Male13610.1
2) Female1319.8
3) Don't know10.1
4) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable107279.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1058) How is (he/she) related to you? (REL588)
 TOTAL%
1) Spouse of respondent50.4
2) Child/stepchild of respondent24518.3
3) Parent of respondent20.1
4) Grandchild of respondent60.4
5) Other relative40.3
6) Non-relative20.1
7) Other20.1
8) Don't know10.1
9) Refused20.1
97) Inapplicable107279.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1059) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE588)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1341799.01395.43
1060) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTST588)
 TOTAL%
1) Married50.4
2) Never married352.6
3) Divorced40.3
4) Widowed20.1
7) Don't know10.1
97) Inapplicable129496.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1061) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHOL588)
 TOTAL%
8) 810.1
9) 960.4
10) 1070.5
11) 1180.6
12) 12141.0
13) 1340.3
14) 1440.3
16) 1620.1
29) Don't know10.1
97) Inapplicable129496.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1062) What is the first name of the next person? (NAME688)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified125593.6
1) Name given866.4
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1063) Is this person male or female? (SEX688)
 TOTAL%
1) Male403.0
2) Female453.4
3) Don't know10.1
97) Inapplicable125593.6
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1064) How is (he/she) related to you? (REL688)
 TOTAL%
2) Child/stepchild of respondent685.1
3) Parent of respondent10.1
4) Grandchild of respondent80.6
5) Other relative50.4
6) Non-relative20.1
7) Other10.1
9) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable125593.6
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1065) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE688)
 TOTAL%
0) 050.4
1) 130.2
2) 2100.7
3) 360.4
4) 460.4
5) 530.2
6) 690.7
7) 740.3
8) 860.4
9) 9100.7
10) 1020.1
12) 1220.1
13) 1330.2
14) 1430.2
15) 1550.4
17) 1720.1
18) 1810.1
26) 2610.1
27) 2710.1
51) 5110.1
60) 6010.1
70) 7010.1
73) 7310.1
997) Inapplicable125593.6
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1066) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTST688)
 TOTAL%
1) Married30.2
2) Never married90.7
4) Widowed20.1
97) Inapplicable132799.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1067) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHOL688)
 TOTAL%
7) 710.1
8) 830.2
9) 930.2
10) 1020.1
11) 1110.1
12) 1210.1
14) 1410.1
29) Don't know20.1
97) Inapplicable132799.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1068) What is the first name of the next person? (NAME788)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified131698.1
1) Name given251.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1069) Is this person male or female? (SEX788)
 TOTAL%
1) Male100.7
2) Female151.1
97) Inapplicable131698.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1070) How is (he/she) related to you? (REL788)
 TOTAL%
2) Child/stepchild of respondent161.2
3) Parent of respondent20.1
4) Grandchild of respondent50.4
7) Other20.1
97) Inapplicable131698.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1071) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE788)
 TOTAL%
1) 110.1
2) 210.1
3) 320.1
4) 440.3
5) 540.3
6) 610.1
7) 730.2
11) 1120.1
12) 1210.1
14) 1420.1
15) 1510.1
22) 2210.1
60) 6010.1
70) 7010.1
997) Inapplicable131698.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1072) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTST788)
 TOTAL%
1) Married10.1
2) Never married20.1
4) Widowed10.1
97) Inapplicable133799.7
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1073) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHOL788)
 TOTAL%
8) 810.1
9) 910.1
16) 1610.1
29) Don't know10.1
97) Inapplicable133799.7
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1074) What is the first name of the next person? (NAME888)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified133499.5
1) Name given70.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1075) Is this person male or female? (SEX888)
 TOTAL%
1) Male60.4
2) Female10.1
97) Inapplicable133499.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1076) How is (he/she) related to you? (REL888)
 TOTAL%
2) Child/Stepchild of respondent30.2
4) Grandchild of respondent20.1
7) Other20.1
97) Inapplicable133499.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1077) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE888)
 TOTAL%
1) 120.1
2) 210.1
3) 310.1
5) 520.1
20) 2010.1
997) Inapplicable133499.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1078) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTST888)
 TOTAL%
2) Never married10.1
97) Inapplicable134099.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1079) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHOL888)
 TOTAL%
13) 1310.1
97) Inapplicable134099.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1080) What is the first name of the next person? (NAME988)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified134099.9
1) Name given10.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1081) Is this person male or female? (SEX988)
 TOTAL%
2) Female10.1
97) Inapplicable134099.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1082) How is (he/she) related to you? (REL988)
 TOTAL%
7) Other10.1
97) Inapplicable134099.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1083) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE988)
 TOTAL%
0) 010.1
997) Inapplicable134099.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1084) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRTST988)
 TOTAL%
97) Inapplicable1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1085) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHOL988)
 TOTAL%
97) Inapplicable1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1086) What is the first name of the next person? (NAME1088)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total13410.000.00
1087) Is this person male or female? (SEX1088)
 TOTAL%
97) Inapplicable1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1088) How is (he/she) related to you? (REL1088)
 TOTAL%
97) Inapplicable1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1089) What was (his/her) age on (his/her) last birthday? (AGE1088)
 TOTAL%
997) Inapplicable1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1090) Is (he/she) married, never married, divorced, widowed, or separated? (MRST1088)
 TOTAL%
97) Inapplicable1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1091) How many years of schooling has (he/she) completed? (SCHL1088)
 TOTAL%
97) Inapplicable1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1092) According to our records, when we last interviewed you on (DATE FROM COVER SHEET) you were: (FIRST RECORD IF CORRECT, THEN ENTER THE CORRECT MARITAL STATUS) Is this correct? [Is your previous marital status correct?] (CORMAR88)
 TOTAL%
7) Yes133699.6
8) No50.4
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1093) According to our records, when we last interviewed you on (DATE FROM COVER SHEET) you were: (FIRST RECORD IF CORRECT, THEN ENTER THE CORRECT MARITAL STATUS) (MARTI88)
 TOTAL%
1) Married135794.6
2) Divorced from the (husband/wife) you had in 1980 and remarried120.8
3) Divorced342.4
4) Widowed since 1980 and remarried10.1
5) Widowed100.7
6) Separated211.5
Missing598
Total1435100.0
1094) Have you divorced since we last interviewed you? (DIVC88)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes886.1
2) No134793.9
Missing598
Total1435100.0
1095) How many months ago did you divorce? (DIVCMN88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134149.676.37
1096) Have you been widowed since we last interviewed you? (WIDOW88)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes141.0
2) No142199.0
4) Refused10.1
Missing597
Total1436100.0
1097) How many months ago were you widowed? (WIDOWB88)
 TOTAL%
6) 610.1
7) 710.1
16) 1610.1
18) 1820.1
23) 2320.1
25) 2510.1
27) 2710.1
29) 2910.1
32) 3210.1
34) 3410.1
48) 4810.1
51) Inapplicable132899.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1098) Have you remarried since we interviewed you last? (REMARR88)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes463.2
2) No138896.7
3) Don't know10.1
4) Refused10.1
Missing597
Total1436100.0
1099) How many months ago did you remarry? (REMARB88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134150.145.42
1100) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. (CHANG88)
 TOTAL%
1) Changes58343.5
2) No Changes75756.5
4) Refused10.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1101) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? First change (CHNG188)
 TOTAL%
1) Divorced735.4
2) Spouse left, separation100.7
3) Spouse died100.7
4) Respondent remarried161.2
5) Respondent living with someone10.1
6) Child born14310.5
7) Stepchild added20.1
8) Foster or adopted child added40.3
9) Child left to live with other parent30.2
10) Child moved out24117.7
11) Child moved back231.7
12) Other relatives moved in60.4
13) Other relatives moved out90.7
14) Friends moved in40.3
15) Friends moved out40.3
16) Other433.2
18) Refused10.1
19) None/No other75955.7
25) Added child, unknown100.7
Missing671
Total1362100.0
1102) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Second change (CHNG288)
 TOTAL%
1) Divorced10.1
2) Spouse left, separation30.2
3) Spouse died20.1
4) Respondent remarried241.8
5) Respondent living with someone60.4
6) Child born241.8
7) Stepchild added60.4
8) Foster or adopted child added10.1
9) Child left to live with other parent80.6
10) Child moved out614.5
11) Child moved back60.4
12) Other relatives moved in120.9
13) Other relatives moved out70.5
14) Friends moved in20.1
15) Friends moved out20.1
16) Other151.1
19) None/No other116686.6
25) Added child, unknown10.1
Missing686
Total1347100.0
1103) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Third change (CHNG388)
 TOTAL%
3) Spouse died10.1
4) Respondent remarried10.1
5) Respondent living with someone10.1
6) Child born60.4
7) Stepchild added70.5
9) Child left to live with other parent40.3
10) Child moved out201.5
11) Child moved back20.1
12) Other relatives moved in10.1
14) Friends moved in10.1
15) Friends moved out10.1
16) Other30.2
17) Don't know10.1
19) None/No other129296.3
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1104) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Fourth change (CHNG488)
 TOTAL%
7) Stepchild added10.1
9) Child left to live with other parent10.1
10) Child moved out70.5
11) Child moved back10.1
12) Other relatives moved in20.1
14) Friends moved in10.1
19) None/No other132899.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1105) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Fifth change (CHNG588)
 TOTAL%
9) Child left to live with other parent10.1
10) Child moved out10.1
14) Friends moved in20.1
19) None/No other133799.7
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1106) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Sixth change (CHNG688)
 TOTAL%
9) Child left to live with other parent10.1
10) Child moved out10.1
19) None/No other133999.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1107) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Seventh change (CHNG788)
 TOTAL%
10) Child moved out10.1
19) None/No other134099.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1108) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Eighth change (CHNG888)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1109) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Ninth change (CHNG988)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1110) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Tenth change (CHNG1088)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1111) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Eleventh change (CHNG1188)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1112) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Twelfth change (CHNG1288)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1113) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Thirteenth change (CHNG1388)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1114) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Fourteenth change (CHNG1488)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1115) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Fifteenth change (CHNG1588)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1116) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Sixteenth change (CHNG1688)
 TOTAL%
19) None/No other1341100.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1117) It looks like there have been some changes in your household since we last interviewed you in 1983. What were these changes? Specify other (CHNG1788)
 TOTAL%
0) No changes128295.6
1) Other changes594.4
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1118) Which child moved back? (KIDBK88)
 TOTAL%
1) 1332.5
97) Inapplicable130897.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1119) Why did this child move back? (KIDBKB88)
 TOTAL%
1) 1332.5
97) Inapplicable130897.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1120) Which relative(s) moved in? (RELIN88)
 TOTAL%
1) 1241.8
97) Inapplicable131798.2
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1121) Why did this/these relative(s) move in? (RELINB88)
 TOTAL%
1) 1241.8
97) Inapplicable131798.2
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1122) Which relative(s) moved out? (RLOUT88)
 TOTAL%
1) 1181.3
97) Inapplicable132398.7
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1123) Why did this/these relative(s) move out? (RLOUTB88)
 TOTAL%
1) 1181.3
97) Inapplicable132398.7
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1124) Which friend(s) moved in? (FRDIN88)
 TOTAL%
1) 190.7
97) Inapplicable133299.3
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1125) Why did this/these friend(s) move in? (FRDINB88)
 TOTAL%
1) 190.7
97) Inapplicable133299.3
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1126) Which friend(s) moved out? (FROUT88)
 TOTAL%
1) 170.5
97) Inapplicable133499.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1127) Why did this/these friend(s) move out? (FROUTB88)
 TOTAL%
1) 170.5
97) Inapplicable133499.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1128) As I understand it, you had the following changes in your household since 1983--REVIEW CHANGES. Is this correct? (MAKE CHANGE IF NECESSARY) (CHNGCO88)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes57843.1
97) Inapplicable76356.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1129) If respondent indicates that the 1983 household information is incorrect, record discrepancies on 1983 summary table and indicate below. (HSECOR88)
 TOTAL%
1) 1983 Household Information Incorrect70.5
2) 1983 Household Information Correct133299.3
3) Don't know10.1
4) Refused10.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1130) Have you moved to another residence since the fall of 1983, when we last interviewed you? (MOVE88)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes56437.0
2) No95962.8
4) Refused30.2
Missing507
Total1526100.0
1131) Have you moved to another residence since the fall of 1983, when we last interviewed you? How many times have you moved? (MOVEB88)
 TOTAL%
1) 128821.5
2) 2896.6
3) 3211.6
4) 4110.8
5) 540.3
6) 630.2
7) 730.2
98) Don't know10.1
99) Refused20.1
997) Inapplicable91968.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1132) Do you live in a town or city, on a farm, or in open country but not on a farm? (LOCAT88)
 TOTAL%
1) Town or City32724.4
2) Farm171.3
3) Open country, non-farm795.9
97) Inapplicable91868.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1133) Do you live in the same community as you did in 1983? (LOCATC88)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes17413.0
2) No24818.5
3) Don't know10.1
97) Inapplicable91868.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1134) What type of housing do you now live in? (READ LIST) (HSTYPE88)
 TOTAL%
1) Single family dwelling32123.9
2) Duplex251.9
3) Townhouse, row house231.7
4) Apartment241.8
5) Mobile Home221.6
6) Other80.6
97) Inapplicable91868.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1135) Is your residence of the same quality as the one in which you lived in 1983, worse quality, or better quality? (HSQUAL88)
 TOTAL%
1) Same Quality1007.5
2) Worse Quality433.2
3) Better Quality27920.8
4) Don't know10.1
97) Inapplicable91868.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1136) Altogether, counting children who live with you and children who don't, how many children do you have? (CHILD88)
 TOTAL%
1) 116612.4
2) 253439.8
3) 331323.3
4) 414310.7
5) 5564.2
6) 6292.2
7) 760.4
8) 880.6
9) 910.1
10) 1030.2
11) 1110.1
25) None/No children785.8
27) Refused30.2
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1137) Do you have children who aren't living with you? (KIDAWA88)
 TOTAL%
1) Yes58543.6
2) No67350.2
3) Don't know10.1
4) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable816.0
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1138) Name of child (who does not live at home)? (KIDNME88)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified75856.5
1) Name given58343.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1139) Age of child (KIDAGE88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1341573.86481.24
1140) Is this child male or female? (KIDGND88)
 TOTAL%
1) Male28020.9
2) Female30222.5
4) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable75856.5
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1141) How many miles away does this child live? (KIDMLE88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134158,143.7649,152.13
1142) How many days, approximately, has it been since you have talked with or received a letter from (him/her)? (KIDCNT88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total13415,718.734,941.28
1143) Name of child (who does not live at home)? (KDNMEB88)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified92669.1
1) Name given41530.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1144) Age of child (KDAGEB88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1341696.71448.75
1145) Is this child male or female? (KDGNDB88)
 TOTAL%
1) Male21215.8
2) Female20115.0
3) Don't know10.1
4) Refused10.1
97) 9792669.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1146) How many miles away does this child live? (KDMLEB88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134170,201.0945,582.03
1147) How many days, approximately, has it been since you have talked with or received a letter from (him/her)? (KDCNTB88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total13416,944.934,601.05
1148) Name of child (who does not live at home)? (KDNMEC88)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified112583.9
1) Name given21616.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1149) Age of child (KDAGEC88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total1341840.64356.99
1150) Is this child male or female? (KDGNDC88)
 TOTAL%
1) Male947.0
2) Female1219.0
4) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable112583.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1151) How many miles away does this child live? (KDMLEC88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134184,567.4336,030.66
1152) How many days, approximately, has it been since you have talked with or received a letter from (him/her)? (KDCNTC88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total13418,425.463,638.24
1153) Name of child (who does not live at home)? (KDNMED88)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified123792.2
1) Name given1047.8
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1154) Age of child (KDAGED88)
 TOTAL%
6) 610.1
10) 1020.1
16) 1610.1
18) 1810.1
19) 1930.2
20) 2050.4
21) 2140.3
22) 2290.7
23) 23100.7
24) 2450.4
25) 2570.5
26) 2640.3
27) 27100.7
28) 2890.7
29) 2970.5
30) 3070.5
31) 3160.4
32) 3210.1
33) 3310.1
34) 3440.3
35) 3550.4
36) 3610.1
99) Refused10.1
997) Inapplicable123792.2
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1155) Is this child male or female? (KDGNDD88)
 TOTAL%
1) Male463.4
2) Female574.3
4) Refused10.1
97) Inapplicable123792.2
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1156) How many miles away does this child live? (KDMLED88)
 NMeanStd. Deviation
Total134192,795.2525,802.38
1157) How many days, approximately, has it been since you have talked with or received a letter from (him/her)? (KDCNTD88)
 TOTAL%
1) 1493.7
2) 2110.8
3) 360.4
4) 460.4
6) 610.1
7) 790.7
14) 1450.4
21) 2120.1
30) 3030.2
60) 6020.1
90) 9020.1
180) 18010.1
270) 27010.1
368) 36810.1
9997) Inapplicable123792.2
9998) Don't know30.2
9999) Refused20.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1158) Name of child (who does not live at home)? (KDNMEE88)
 TOTAL%
0) No name specified129996.9
1) Name given423.1
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1159) Age of child (KDAGEE88)
 TOTAL%
12) 1210.1
18) 1810.1
20) 2020.1
21) 2130.2
22) 2230.2
23) 2330.2
24) 2440.3
25) 2530.2
26) 2640.3
27) 2740.3
28) 2830.2
29) 2920.1
30) 3030.2
31) 3120.1
32) 3210.1
33) 3320.1
37) 3710.1
997) Inapplicable129996.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0
1160) Is this child male or female? (KDGNDE88)
</
 TOTAL%
1) Male221.6
2) Female201.5
97) Inapplicable129996.9
Missing692
Total1341100.0