Intergenerational relations

Children

Data at the respondent level are stored in LASAz222; identification variable: respnr
Time variant child and relationship data are stored in LASAz122; identification variable: znwmem + zwave
Child's sex, whether he or she is alive and relationship type (own, step, foster or adoptive child) are stored in LASAz022; identification variable: znwmem

Availability of children

zchild parental status (LASAz222)

-1 availability of children not known

11

0 childless

593

1 yes, no specific information on child characteristics available 

237

2 own children only

3426

3 step, foster or adoptive children only

50

4 own and step, foster or adoptive children 

177

N=

4494

zchown number of own children (LASAz222)
zchsfa number of step/foster/adoptive children (LASAz222)
zchownd number of own children deceased (LASAz222)
zchsfad number of step/foster/adoptive children deceased (LASAz222)
Note: all data according to the most recently collected information

Characteristics of parent - child relationship and of child

Availability of data within the studies

variable

Main Study

 

Network Study

 

Widowhood Study

 

Care

 



 


 


 

a

b

c

d

e

 

g

gn

h

hn

i

in

 

k

l

m

n

o

 

dc

zchage

4

-

-

-

3

 

-

1

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

-

 

3

zgcage

4

-

-

-

3

 

-

1

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

-

 

3

zchpart

4

2

-

-

3

 

-

1

-

1

-

1

 

1

-

-

-

-

 

3

zchempl

4

-

-

-

3

 

-

1

-

1

-

1

 

1

-

-

-

-

 

3

zchtrav

4

2

2

2

3

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

1

-

-

-

-

 

3

zchinhh

4

2

2

2

3

 

-

1

-

1

-

1

 

1

1

1

1

1

 

3

zchfreq

4

2

2

2

3

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

1

1

1

1

1

 

3

zcher zchir zcheg zchig

2

2

2

2

2

 

1

1

1

1

1

1

 

1

1

1

1

1

 

-

Legend for the availability of data
1 = subsample of the children, subsample of the respondents
2 = subsample of the children, all respondents
3 = all children, subsample of the respondents (Note: wave e includes respondents not included in wave dc; if the time lag of about one year is neglected, the combination of these waves provides complete information, i.e., code 4)
4 = all children, all respondents

Legend for the studies and the waves of observations
a-e= Main study, wave a (LSN 1992), wave b (LASA 1992-1993), wave c (LASA 1995-1996), wave d (LASA 1998-1999), wave e (LASA 2001-2002)
dc= LASA substudy on care (2000-2001)
g-i= as anchor in the Network Study, wave g (LSN 1992-1993), wave h (LSN 1993-1994), wave i (LSN 1994-1995)
gn-in= as network member in the Network Study, wave g (LSN 1992-1993), wave h (LSN 1993-1994), wave i (LSN 1994-1995)
k-o= Widowhood Study, wave k (LSN 1992-1996), wave l (LSN 1993-1997), wave m (LSN 1993-1997), wave n (LSN 1994-1998), wave o (LSN 1994-1998)

Note: data in the Main Study wave e (LASAe) were collected complementary to the data collected in LASAdc. The combination of the data files for variables with code 3 results in a code 4 within the table.

zchtype own, step, foster or adoptive child (LASAz022)
1 own child; 2 step/foster/adoptive child
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAb047 LASAc047 LASAd047 LASAdc22 LSNk047 LSNl047 LSNm047 LSNn047 LSNo047

zchdied child died (LASAz022)
-1 unknown; 0 alive; 1 died<wave a; 3 died<wave c; 4 died<wave d; 19xx or 20xx year
Retrieved from LSNa022 LASAc072 LASAd072 LASAdc22 LSNk047

zchsex son or daughter (LASAz022)
-1 unknown; 1 son; 2 daughter
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAb047 LASAc047 LASAd047 LSNg047 LSNh047 LSNi047 LASAdc22 LSNk047 LSNl047 LSNm047 LSNn047 LSNo047

zchage age child (LASAz122)
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAdc22 LSNw047
Retrieved from LSNg008 LSNh008 LSNi008 (data provided by child)

zgcage age youngest child of child (LASAz122)
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAdc22
Retrieved from LSNg010 (data provided by child)

zchpart partner status of child (LASAz122)
0 no partner; 1 partner
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAb047 LASAdc22 LSNw047
Retrieved from LSNg010 LSNh010 LSNi010 (data provided by child)

zchempl employment status of child (LASAz122)
0 not employed; 1 employed <28 hours/week; 2 employed >27 hours/week
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAdc22 LSNw047
Retrieved from LSNg010 LSNh010 LSNi010 (data provided by child)

zchtrav travelling time to child (LASAz122)
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAb047 LASAc047 LASAd047 LSNg051 LSNh051 LSNi051LASAdc22 LSNw047
Retrieved from LSNg051 LSNh051 LSNi051(data provided by child)

zchinhh child and parent sharing household (LASAz122)
0 not sharing; 1 sharing household
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAb047 LASAc047 LASAd047 LSNg010 LSNh010 LSNi010 LASAdc22 LSNk047 LSNl047 LSNm047 LSNn047 LSNo047

zchfreq contact frequency (LASAz122)
1 never; 2 once a year or less; 3 few times a year; 4 once a month; 5 once a fortnight; 6 once a week; 7 few times a week; 8 each day
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAb047 LASAc047 LASAd047 LSNg051 LSNh051 LSNi051 LASAdc22 LSNk047 LSNl047 LSNm047 LSNn047 LSNo047
Retrieved from LSNg051 LSNh051 LSNi051 (data provided by child)

zcher zchir zcheg zchig receiving and giving instrumental and emotional support (LASAz122)
Retrieved from LSNa022/LSNa047 LASAb047 LASAc047 LASAd047 LSNg251 LSNh251 LSNi251 LSNk047 LSNl047 LSNm047 LSNn047 LSNo047
Retrieved from LSNg251 LSNh251 LSNi251 (data provided by child)
Note: scores in LSNg251 LSNh251 LSNi251 are scale scores for each relationship, based on three items (range 3-12); scores in other files are from single items with values: 1 never; 2 seldom; 3 sometimes; 4 often

Available in LASAdc22 and LASAe...
dcchadl1 echadl1 help child with adl task 1
dcchadl2 echadl2 help child with adl task 2
dcchadl3 echadl3 help child with adl task 3
dcchadl4 echadl4 help child with adl task 4
dcchadl5 echadl5 help child with adl task 5
dcchhht1 echhht1 help child with household task 1
dcchhht2 echhht2 help child with household task 2
dcchhht3 echhht3 help child with household task 3
dcchhht4 echhht4 help child with household task 4
dcchhht5 echhht5 help child with household task 5

Updated 20-12-2001