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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Phone: Parental Income

so001re-so002pa     Sample selection, marital and death status for
                    respondent's parents.

so004pac-so008pac   Income, net worth, and homeownership for respondent's 
                    parents who are still married to each other.

so009fac-so013fac   Income, net worth, and homeownership for respondent's 
                    father who is not married to respondent's mother.

so014mac-so018mac   Income, net worth, and homeownership for respondent's 
                    mother who is not married to respondent's father.

so001re: Is the respondent in the random 50% sampling group.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: RN2, RO001RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
0 NOT IN 50% RANDOM SAMPLE 1182 1260 2442
1 IN 50% RANDOM SAMPLE 1142 1220 2362

so002pa: Marital and death status of the respondent's parents.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 140f, 146, 148m, RO002PA

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-2 1182 1260 2442
0 PARENTS STILL MARRIED TO EACH OTHER 192 175 367
1 PARENTS NOT MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, BOTH PARENTS ALIVE 9 14 23
2 PARENTS NOT MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, FATHER ALIVE, MOTHER DECEASED 66 94 160
3 PARENTS NOT MARRIED TO EACH OTHER, MOTHER ALIVE, FATHER DECEASED OR UNKNOWN 435 459 894
4 BOTH PARENTS DECEASED 438 477 915
5 MOTHER DECEASED, FATHER MORTALITY STATUS UNKNOWN 2 1 3

so004pac: How much income would you say both your parents, who are still married to each other, rceived in the past 12 months? Direct report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 540m, RO004PAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 5 6
-2 2132 2305 4437
-1 DON'T KNOW 107 123 230
0 1 1 2
3000 - 200000 $3,000 - $200,000 83 46 129
Note: In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $100,000.

so005pac: How much income would you say both your parents, who are still married to each other, received in the past 12 months? Bracketed report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 540m, 540s, 542, 542f, RO005PAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 2 5 7
-2 2132 2305 4437
-1 DON'T KNOW 17 21 38
0 $4,999 OR LESS 2 2 4
1 $5,000 - $24,999 86 72 158
2 $25,000 - $49,999 51 35 86
3 $50,000 OR MORE 15 9 24
4 $5,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 12 21 33
5 $24,999 OR LESS, INCOMPLETE REPORT 1 2 3
6 $25,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 6 8 14

so006pac: What is the net worth for your both parents, who are still married to each other? Direct report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 542s, 544, RO006PAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 2 3
-2 2132 2305 4437
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 9 16
0 NONE 4 10 14
1 IN DEBT 1 2 3
2 SOMETHING LEFT, BRACKETED 70 91 161
3 SOMETHING LEFT, REFUSED 2 4 6
3500 - 1,000,000 $3,500 - $ 1,000,000 107 57 164
Note: In the public release this variable was top coded at $ 600,000.
$1,000,000 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire.

so007pac: What is the net worth for your both parents, who are still married to each other? Bracketed report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 542s, 544, 544f, 544m, 544s, RO07PAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 3 7 10
-2 2132 2305 4437
-1 DON'T KNOW 17 20 37
0 $999 OR LESS 5 12 17
1 $1,000 - $24,999 11 12 23
2 $25,000 - $99,999 57 58 115
3 $100,000 OR MORE 90 55 145
4 $1,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 1 3 4
6 $25,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 8 8 16

so008pac: Are both parents, who are still married to each other, home owners?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 542m, RO008PAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2132 2305 4437
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 YES 154 142 296
2 NO 38 30 68

so009fac: How much income would you say your father, who is not married to your mother, received in the past 12 months? Direct report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 552, RO009FAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 7 2 9
-2 2249 2372 4621
-1 DON'T KNOW 40 77 117
0 0 1 1
1000 - 100000 $1000 - $100,000 28 28 56
Note: In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $100,000.

so010fac: How much income would you say your father, who is not married to your mother, received in the past 12 months? Bracketed report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 552, 552f, 552m, 552s, RO010FAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 7 4 11
-2 2249 2372 4621
-1 DON'T KNOW 8 13 21
0 $4,999 OR LESS 4 4 8
1 $5,000 - $24,999 32 45 77
2 $25,000 - $49,999 17 14 31
3 $50,000 OR MORE 0 10 10
4 $5,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 3 11 14
5 $24,999 OR LESS, INCOMPLETE REPORT 3 4 7
6 $25,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 1 3 4

so011fac: What is the net worth for your father, who is not married to your mother? Direct report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 554f, 554m, RO011FAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 4 2 6
-2 2249 2372 4621
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 11 18
0 NONE 4 13 17
1 IN DEBT 1 4 5
2 SOMETHING LEFT, BRACKETED 24 34 58
3 SOMETHING LEFT, REFUSED 3 2 5
7000 - 1,000,000 $7000 - $ 1,000,000 32 42 74
Note: In the public release this variable was top coded at $ 380,000.
$1,000,000 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire.

so012fac: What is the net worth for your father, who is not married to your mother? Bracketed report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 554f, 554m, 554s, 556, 556f, RO012FAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 7 4 11
-2 2249 2372 4621
-1 DON'T KNOW 13 18 31
0 $999 OR LESS 5 17 22
1 $1,000 - $24,999 4 11 15
2 $25,000 - $99,999 20 17 37
3 $100,000 OR MORE 19 38 57
4 $1,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 2 1 3
6 $25,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 5 2 7

so013fac: Is your father, who is not married to your mother, a home owner?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 554, RO013FAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 3 2 5
-2 2249 2372 4621
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 YES 46 56 102
2 NO 24 48 72

so014mac: How much income would you say your mother, who is not married to your father, received in the past 12 months? Direct report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 562m, RO014MAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 18 12 30
-2 1880 2007 3887
-1 DON'T KNOW 222 287 509
0 NONE 3 1 4
87 - 120000 $87 - $120,000 201 173 374
Note: In the public release, this variable is top-coded at $100,000.

so015mac: How much income would you say your mother, who is not married to your father, received in the past 12 months? Bracketed report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 562m, 562s, 564, 564f, RO015MAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 18 13 31
-2 1880 2007 3887
-1 DON'T KNOW 34 44 78
0 $4,999 OR LESS 22 25 47
1 $5,000 - $24,999 266 272 538
2 $25,000 - $49,999 46 50 96
3 $50,000 OR MORE 15 8 23
4 $5,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 18 33 51
5 $24,999 OR LESS, INCOMPLETE REPORT 18 16 34
6 $25,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 7 12 19

so016mac: What is the net worth for your mother, who is not married to your father? Direct report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 564s, 566, RO016MAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 11 10 21
-2 1880 2007 3887
-1 DON'T KNOW 21 24 45
0 NONE 53 72 125
1 IN DEBT 6 9 15
2 SOMETHING LEFT, BRACKETED 138 194 332
3 SOMETHING LEFT, REFUSED 4 5 9
100 - 1,000,000 $ 100 - $ 1,000,000 211 159 370
Note: In the public release, this variable was top coded at $ 600,000.
$1,000,000 was the maximum amount allowed in the questionnaire.

so017mac: What is the net worth for your mother, who is not married to your father? Bracketed report.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 564s, 566, 566f, 566m, 566s, RO017MAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 16 17 33
-2 1880 2007 3887
-1 DON'T KNOW 47 50 97
0 $999 OR LESS 62 81 143
1 $1,000 - $24,999 52 77 129
2 $25,000 - $99,999 140 130 270
3 $100,000 OR MORE 104 81 185
4 $1,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 17 19 36
6 $25,000 OR MORE, INCOMPLETE REPORT 6 18 24

so018mac: Is your mother, who is not married to your father, a home owner?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 564m, RO018MAC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 8 9 17
-2 1880 2007 3887
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 4 5
1 YES 238 244 482
2 NO 197 216 413

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