Errata for 2012 Child/Young Adult Release

Errata for 2012 Child/Young Adult Release

Most Recently Posted Errata/Updates

Data Addition: Relationship of person(s) providing financial assistance [posted 2/22/2016]

In 2006, a new series of questions about receiving help with living expenses from anyone other than a spouse/partner was added to the income section of the Young Adult questionnaire and has been asked in all subsequent rounds. One question in this series, Q15-74C, has been inadvertently been omitted from public release. Q15-74C asks respondents how the person(s) helping was/were related to them. In 2006, this question only allowed the selection of one relationship.  From 2008 on, this question has allowed for multiple relationships to be selected. These data will be included in our next data release. Users who wish to access these variables now can download YoungAdult_2006-2012_Q15-74C.zip and merge it into their existing data extract(s).

Previously Posted Errata

Region of Residence variable now available for 1994 survey year [posted 9/10/2015]

Region of Residence has been constructed for all YA years starting in 1996, but this variable was not previously created for 1994. Region of Residence has now been constructed for 1994 and will be available in the merged data as of our next data release. Users who wish to access this variable now can download YA1994_region_of_residence.zip and merge it into their existing data extract(s).

Updates for two retrospective child care variables [posted 6/17/2015]

  • CCR0013 # months used 1st childcare arrangement in 2nd year of life
  • CCR0022 # months used 1st childcare arrangement in 3rd year of life

1. A file containing updated NLSY79 Child retrospective childcare data for CCR0013 is now available for public use. This file contains valid values for 106 cases in which CCR0013 (# months used 1st childcare arrangement in 2nd year of life) was previously missing in the database. One additional case changed value from 1 to 12.

File name = NLSY79Childcare_Mos1st2yr_CCR0013 (CPUBID, CCR0013_REV; comma-delimited, n=107) Click here for Excel file

2. A file containing NLSY79 Child retrospective childcare data for CCR0022 has been posted for public use. This file contains valid values for 129 cases in which CCR0022 (# months used 1st childcare arrangement in 3rd year of life) data were previously missing in the database. One additional case changed value from 1 to 6.

File name = NLSY79Childcare_Mos1st3yr_CCR0022 (CPUBID, CCR0022_REV; comma-delimited; n=130) Click here for Excel file

3. In addition to the above, the following retrospective childcare variables will be updated for two cases in the next data release (no separate file has been posted for these two cases):

CPUBID=164802

 Ref #

Qname

Title

Old

New

C03564.00

CCR0001

CHILD IN REGULAR CHILD CARE DURING 1ST YEAR?

-7

1

 

 

 

 

 

C03565.00

CCR0002

# OF CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHILD IN 1ST YEAR

-7

2

 

 

 

 

 

C03566.00

CCR0003

1ST CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 1ST YEAR

-7

12

 

 

 

 

 

C03567.00

CCR0004

# MONTHS USED 1ST CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 1ST YEAR

-7

12

 

 

 

 

 

C03568.00

CCR0005

2ND CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 1ST YEAR

-7

10

 

 

 

 

 

C03569.00

CCR0006

# MONTHS USED 2ND CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 1ST YEAR

-7

12

 

 

 

 

 

C03573.00

CCR0010

CHILD IN REGULAR CHILD CARE DURING 2ND YEAR?

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

C03574.00

CCR0011

# OF CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHILD IN 2ND YEAR

-3

-7

 

 

 

 

 

C03575.00

CCR0012

1ST CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 2ND YEAR

-3

-7

 

 

 

 

 

C03576.00

CCR0013

# MONTHS USED 1ST CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 2ND YEAR

7

-7

 

 

 

 

 

C03585.00

CCR0022

# MONTHS USED 1ST CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 3RD YEAR

7

12

CPUBID=1191602

 Ref #

Qname

Title

Old

New

C03574.00

CCR0011

# OF CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHILD IN 2ND YEAR

-3

1

 

 

 

 

 

C03575.00

CCR0012

1ST CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 2ND YEAR

-3

8

 

 

 

 

 

C03576.00

CCR0013

# MONTHS USED 1ST CHILD CARE ARRANGEMENT FOR CHILD IN 2ND YEAR

9

12

 

[1/15/2015 note:  An updated data release on 1/14/2015 corrected the 1/9/2015 errata posted below. As is our usual policy, we will keep this errata notice posted for any users who may have downloaded data prior to the updated data release]

R25-2012 NLSY79 Child/YA: 2012 Family background & Maternal HH Composition data update (1/9/2015)

In the current public release (December 26, 2014), a number of Child/YA cases were inadvertently assigned missing values for the following family background variables: HGCDOI2012 and ATTSCH2012.

 

RNUM

Q NAME

VARIABLE TITLE

YEAR

 

C55261.00

ATTSCH2012

MOTHER CURRENTLY ATTENDING OR ENROLLED IN REGULAR SCHOOL?

2012

 

C55262.00

HGCDOI2012

HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED BY MOTHER AS OF DATE OF INTERVIEW

2012

As a result, the counts for the following Maternal HH Composition variables do not reflect the mother’s status in 2012 for the child cases with missing values on ATTSCH and HGCDOI:

RNUM

Q NAME

VARIABLE TITLE

YEAR

C55269.00

NAHGC02012

# ADULTS IN HH OF MOTHER WITH HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED < 12 YRS

2012

C55270.00

NAHGC12012

# ADULTS IN HH OF MOTHER WITH HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED = 12-13 YRS

2012

C55271.00

NAHGC22012

# ADULTS IN HH OF MOTHER WITH HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED = 14-15 YRS

2012

C55272.00

NAHGC32012

# ADULTS IN HH OF MOTHER WITH HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED = 16+ YRS

2012

The following zipped csv format data file contains the updated data for all 6 variables (plus child public ID) for these Child/YA cases>
R25-2012NLSY79ChildYA_Errata_FamBackgroundHHComp (comma-delimited)

NOTE: In the next data release, these items will be updated in the public merged file and this errata will no longer be needed. Users may also wish to consider the alternative “Mother’s Highest Grade Completed” constructed variable as of May 1 (HGCREV2012), which contains the full number of valid cases for all children born to interviewed mothers in 2012. HGCREV2012 is a child-based version of HGCREV12 from the mother’s main Youth record, which is created to maintain consistency and prevent regression in years of schooling when respondents return to school in a new field:

 

RNUM

Q NAME

VARIABLE TITLE

YEAR

 #VALID

 

C55263.00

HGCREV2012

HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED BY MOTHER AS OF MAY 1 SURVEY YEAR (REVISED)

2012

7892