Marital & partner status

Marital and partner status


LASA010

General note: All variables documented below are in LASAz010 and this documentation is based on these variables. Values in LASAz010 may deviate from values on the same variables present in LSNa010, LASAb010, LASAc010 and LASAd010 due to substitution from other data sources or on the basis of likelihood.

Marital status
What is your official marital status?
Wat is uw officiële burgerlijke staat?
Note: Married includes officially separated ("gescheiden van tafel en bed").

amarst (LSNa010), bmarst (LASAb010), cmarst (LASAc010), dmarst (LASAd010)

  amarst bmarst cmarst dmarst
1 unmarried 298 190 126 96
2 married 2610 1942 1365 1036
3 divorced 210 162 128 103
4 widowed 1376 813 738 639
N 4494 3107 2357 1874


Partner status

A "partner" is either a spouse, a person of the opposite sex sharing living quarters considered by the respondent to be a partner, a person of the same sex sharing living quarters considered by the respondent to be a partner, or someone who is considered to be a partner, but with whom R does not share living quarters (also referred to as Living-Apart-Together; LAT-partner).
Een "partner" is òf een huwelijkspartner, òf iemand van het andere geslacht met wie wordt samengewoond en die als partner wordt beschouwd, òf iemand van hetzelfde geslacht met wordt samengewoond en die als partner wordt beschouwd, òf iemand met wie R een lat-relatie onderhoudt.

Are you currently living with someone (= person of the opposite sex), whom you consider to be a partner?
Are you currently living with someone (= person of the same sex), whom you consider to be a partner?
Is there someone with whom you do not share living quarters, but do consider to be a partner? And: Is this a man or a woman?
Are you currently living together with your husband/wife? Answer "yes" if the separation is temporary, e.g. in connection with employment, schooling or admission in hospital. Answer "no" if the separation will probably have a duration of over six months.

Woont u nu met een vriend/vriendin (= iemand van het andere geslacht) samen die u als een partner beschouwt?
Woont u nu met een vriend/vriendin (= iemand van het gelijke geslacht) samen die u als een partner beschouwt?
Hebt u iemand waarmee u niet samenwoont, maar die u wel als uw partner beschouwt? En: Is dit een man of een vrouw?
Woont u momenteel met uw man/vrouw samen? Als de man/vrouw van R tijdelijk afwezig is, bijv. vanwege studie, werk of ziekenhuisverblijf, dan "ja" antwoorden. Bij afwezigheid die waarschijnlijk langer dan zes maanden zal duren, ook al is die vanwege studie, ziekenhuisverblijf, en dergelijke, dan "nee" antwoorden.

apartst (LSNa010), bpartst (LASAb010), cpartst (LASAc010), dpartst (LASAd010)

  apartst bpartst cpartst dpartst
-1 missing observation 5 0 0
0 no partner 1708 1037 890 745
1 with spouse (married, sharing household) 2544 1899 1326 1012
2 with partner (opposite sex, not married, sharing household) 78 53 43 34
3 with partner (same sex, not married, sharing household) 11 11 6 5
4 partner (opposite sex) outside the household (not married) 85 58 52 53
5 partner (same sex) outside the household (not married) 1 1 1 1
6 spouse outside the household (married) 66 41 37 23
7 combination 4 & 6 0 1 0 0
8 combination 1 & 4 1 1 1 1
9 combination 2 & 6 0 1 0
N 4494 3107 2357 1874

If married, not living together with the spouse and the separation will probably have a duration of over six months, the following question is asked.

What is the reason that you are not living together with your spouse?
1 P is in a home of the elderly, hospital, institution, etc.
2 R is in a home of the elderly, hospital, institution, etc.
3 P is elsewhere in connection with employment, schooling, etc.
4 R is elsewhere in connection with employment, schooling, etc.
5 R and P are not living together, are not officially divorced but the relationship still exists
6 R and P have separated without officially being divorced
7 otherwise, namely.

Waarom woont u niet met uw man/vrouw samen?
1 P verblijft in tehuis, ziekenhuis, inrichting, etc.
2 R verblijft in tehuis, ziekenhuis, inrichting, etc.
3 P verblijft elders wegens werk, opleiding etc.
4 R verblijft elders wegens werk, opleiding etc.
5 R en P wonen niet bij elkaar, zijn niet officieel gescheiden, en de partnerrelatie bestaat nog wel
6 R en P zijn uit elkaar zonder officieel gescheiden te zijn, of alleen van tafel en bed gescheiden
7 anders

asepar (LSNa010), bsepar (LASAb010), csepar (LASAc010), dsepar (LASAd010)

  asepar bsepar csepar dsepar
-3 not married 1884 1164 992 838
-2 not separated 2543 1899 1326 1012
-1 no answer, not asked 2 1 1
1 spouse in hospital or nursing home 31 20 17 11
2 respondent in hospital or nursing home 15 8 7 2
3 spouse elsewhere due to work or education 1 0 0
4 respondent elsewhere due to work or education 0 0 0 1
5 other (relationship exists) 6 7 7 3
6 relationship broken 10 7 7 6
8 wants to live alone 1 0 0
9 political refugee 1 0 0 0
10 wife abroad, no house available 1 0 0 0
N 4494 3107 2357 1874

Comprehensive variables for partner status

To create a comprehensive variable for the partner status, for example to explain differences in well-being, the next syntax has been executed (example for wave a):
if (apartst<0)apartner=-1.
if (apartst>0)apartner=1.
if ((apartst=6 & asepar=6) | apartst=0)apartner=0.

apartner (LSNa010), bpartner (LASAb010), cpartner (LASAc010), dpartner (LASAd010)

  apartner bpartner cpartner dpartner
-1 missing observation 5 0 0
0 no partner 1718 1043 896 751
1 partner 2776 2059 1461 1123
N 4494 3107 2357 1874

In addition to the previous variable, a variable for the combination of partner and marital status has been computed (example for wave a):
if (amarst=2 & (apartst=1 | apartst=8))aparmar=1.
if (amarst=2 & apartst=6 & asepar=6)aparmar=2.
if (amarst=2 & apartst=6 & asepar<6)aparmar=3.
* Note: The next two assignments are arbitrary.
if (amarst=2 & apartst=7 & asepar=6)aparmar=8.
if (amarst=2 & apartst=9 & asepar=6)aparmar=7.
* Note: Within the next three syntax commands, the assignments in case of a missing partner status are arbitrary.
if (amarst=4 & (apartst=0 | apartst=-1))aparmar=4.
if (amarst=3 & (apartst=0 | apartst=-1))aparmar=5.
if (amarst=1 & (apartst=0 | apartst=-1))aparmar=6.
if (amarst<2 & (apartst=2 | apartst=3))aparmar=7.
if (amarst<2 & (apartst=4 | apartst=5))aparmar=8.
Note: For most cases with values 2 or 3, this situation is due to institutionalization and severe illness of the partner. Therefore, these values might be combined.

aparmar, bparmar, cparmar, dparmar (LASAz010)

  aparmar bparmar cparmar dparmar
1 married, partner in the household 2544 1900 1327 1013
2 married, partner relationship broken 10 6 6 6
3 married, separated 56 35 31 17
4 widowed no partner 1285 750 680 585
5 divorced no partner 153 121 97 77
6 unmarried no partner 270 171 113 83
7 not married, partner in the household 90 64 50 39
8 not married, partner outside the household 86 60 53 54
N 4494 3107 2357 1874

To create a variable apsex with the sex of the partner, execute:
match files /file 'LSNa008.sys' /file 'LSNa010.sys' /keep respnr sex apartst /by respnr.
if (apartst<0)apsex=-1.
if (apartst=0)apsex=-2.
if (apartst=3 | apartst=5)apsex=sex.
if (apartst>0 & missing(apsex))apsex=3-sex.
missing values apsex (-2,-1).
format apsex (f2).
variable label apsex 'sex partner/spouse'.
value label apsex -2'no partner' -1'missing observation' 1'male' 2'female'.

Overview of (changes in) the partner relationship

zpartner (LASAz010)

0000 never partner (no change) 499
0001 gain after T3 10
0009 3x no partner (no change) 188
0010 gain after T2 & loss after T3 3
0011 gain after T2 9
0012 loss & gain after T3 1
0019 gain after T2 4
0099 2x no partner (no change) 280
0109 gain after T1 & loss after T2 1
0111 gain after T1 7
0199 gain after T1 5
0999 no partner T1 (T1 observation only) 711
1000 loss after T1 23
1002 loss after T1 & gain after T3 1
1009 loss after T1 10
1020 loss after T1 & gain after T2 & loss after T3 2
1022 loss after T1 & gain after T2 1
1099 loss after T1 12
1100 loss after T2 125
1102 loss after T2 & gain after T3 5
1109 loss after T2 30
1110 loss after T3 95
1111 always partner (no change) 1078
1112 loss & gain after T3 4
1119 3x partner (no change) 248
1120 loss & gain after T2 & loss after T3 2
1122 loss & gain after T2 4
1123 loss & gain after T2 & loss & gain after T3 (3 partners) 1
1199 2x partner (no change) 451
1203 3 partners 1
1222 loss & gain after T1 1
1299 loss & gain after T1 1
1900 loss after T1 (status T2?) 2
1909 loss after T1 (status T2?) 1
1929 loss after T1 (status T2?) & gain before T3 1
1999 1x partner (T1 observation only) 677
  N 4494

 

Specification of changes in the partner relationship

bpartch, cpartch, dpartch (LASAz010)

    bpartch cpartch dpartch
-1 Missing observation 5 0 0
0 No change 3017 2140 1737
Partner relationship lost      
11 Marriage continued, relationship with spouse lost  0 0 0
12 Marriage continued, relationship with spouse, previously in the household, terminated (for example due to institutionalization of spouse or respondent) 0 1 0
13 Marriage continued, relationship with spouse, previously not in the household, terminated (for example due to institutionalization of spouse or respondent) 1 0 2
14 Widowed (spouse deceased) 38 145 85
15 Divorced (relationship with spouse terminated) 1 1 1
16 Not married (continued), relationship with partner (different sex, previously sharing the household) terminated 3 4 5
17 Not married (continued), relationship with partner (different sex, previously not sharing the household) terminated 6 13 7
18 Not married (continued), relationship with partner (same sex, previously sharing the household) terminated 0 0 1
19 Not married (continued), relationship with partner (same sex, previously not sharing the household) terminated 0 0 0
Partner relationship gained      
21 Marriage (spouse sharing the household gained) 2 0 0
22 Relationship with partner (different sex, sharing the household) initiated 2 5 2
23 Relationship with partner (different sex, not sharing the household) initiated 4 15 15
24 Relationship with partner (same sex, sharing the household) initiated 2 0 0
25 Relationship with partner (same sex, not sharing the household) initiated 1 0 0
26 Marriage continued, relationship with spouse restored within the household 1 0 0
More than one change affecting the partner relationship      
31 Combination 12 & 23 0 1 0
32 Remarried with other spouse after widowhood (combination 14 & 21) 0 0 0
33 Combination 14 & 22 0 3 0
34 Combination 14 & 23 1 1 2
35 Remarried with other spouse after divorce (combination 15 & 21)  0 0 0
36 Combination 15 & 22  0 0 0
37 Combination 15 & 23  1  0 0
38 Combination 15 & 24  1  0 0
39 Combination 15 & 25  0 0 0
40 Remarried with other spouse (combination (14 or 15) & 21) 0 1 1
41 Combination 16 & 22 0 0 1
42 Combination 16 & 23 0 1 0
43 Combination 17 & 23 0 1 2
44 Marriage continued, no relationship with spouse & 17 0 1 1
45 Marriage continued, no relationship with spouse & 23 1 0 0
Other changes, not affecting the existence of a partner relationship      
51 Not married (continued), same partner, previously not sharing the household, now sharing the household  2 1 1
52 Not married (continued), same partner, previously sharing the household, now not sharing the household 3 2 1
53 Marriage continued, same partner, previously sharing the household, now not sharing the household 0 1 0
54 Marriage continued, spouse or respondent institutionalized 7 13 5
55 Marriage continued, spouse or respondent previously institutionalized, now sharing the household 2 1 0
56 Marriage continued, same partner, previously not sharing the household, now sharing the household 0 0 1
57 Marriage continued, same partner, previously not sharing the household, now not sharing the household (change in reason) 3 1 1
58 Marriage: same partner, previously not sharing the household, now sharing the household 1 2 1
59 Marriage: same partner, previously sharing the household, now not sharing the household 0 1 0
60 Marriage: same partner, previously sharing the household, now sharing the household 0 1 1
61 Widowed; relationship with spouse previously lost 0 0 1
62 Divorced; relationship with spouse previously lost 2 1 0
  N 3107 2357 1874


An overview of observations among widowed respondents is available.