A. Demographics

A. Demographics module of AHEAD 1993

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V114 Question First, I have some questions about your background. In what month, day, and year were you born?
V117 Question Were you born in the United States?
V118 Question In what state were you born?
COUNTRY Question In what country were you born?
V120 Question In about what year did you come to the United States?
V125 Question What is the highest grade of school or year of college you completed?
V126 Question Did you get a high school diploma or pass a high school equivalency test?
V128 Question (Did you get a college degree?)
DEGREE Question (What is the highest degree you have earned?)
V130 Question Did your mother attend 8 years or more of school?
V131 Question Did your father attend 8 years or more of school?
V134 Question What is your religious preference; Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or do you have no preference?
A6a Question What religion is that?
V136 Question How important would you say religion is in your life; is it very important, somewhat important, or not too important?
V140 Question Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino?
V141 Question Would you say you are Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American or something else? [IWER: CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY]
V143 Question Do you consider yourself primarily white or Caucasian, Black or African American, American Indian, or Asian, or something else?
V145 Question How many children have you ever had? Please don't count adopted or step-children for this question.
V146 Question Have you ever served in the active military of the United States?
V147 Question During what years were you in active service?
V149 Question Do you have a disability connected with military service?
V150 Question Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married?
V156 Question In about what year were you married?
V157 Question In about what year did you begin living together?
V158 Question Have you ever been married?
V159 Question In about what year did that marriage end?
V160 Question Did that marriage end in divorce or were you widowed?
V161 Question About how many years were you married (most recently)?
A11g Question In about what year were you (divorced/widowed) (most recently)?
V163 Question About how many years were you married (most recently)?
V165 Question What is the highest grade of school or year of college your (former/late) (husband/wife) completed?
V166 Question Altogether, how many times have you been married (including your current marriage)?
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V114

First, I have some questions about your background. In what month, day, and year were you born?

FIRST, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND. IN WHAT MONTH, DAY, AND YEAR WERE YOU BORN?
 
V117

Were you born in the United States?

WERE YOU BORN IN THE UNITED STATES?
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If Were you born in the United States? != (DK or RF) »
 
   
 
If Were you born in the United States? != NO
 
     
   
V118

In what state were you born?

IN WHAT STATE WERE YOU BORN?
     
 
COUNTRY

In what country were you born?

IN WHAT COUNTRY WERE YOU BORN?
   
 
V120

In about what year did you come to the United States?

IN ABOUT WHAT YEAR DID YOU COME TO THE UNITED STATES?
   
V125

What is the highest grade of school or year of college you completed?

WHAT IS THE HIGHEST GRADE OF SCHOOL OR YEAR OF COLLEGE YOU COMPLETED?
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If What is the highest grade of school or year of college you completed? != (13-15 or 16 or 17) »
 
   
 
V126

Did you get a high school diploma or pass a high school equivalency test?

DID YOU GET A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR PASS A HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST?
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If Did you get a high school diploma or pass a high school equivalency test? = Answered
 
   
 
V128

(Did you get a college degree?)

(DID YOU GET A COLLEGE DEGREE?)
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If (Did you get a college degree?) != (NO or DK or RF) »
 
     
   
DEGREE

(What is the highest degree you have earned?)

(WHAT IS THE HIGHEST DEGREE YOU HAVE EARNED?)
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V130

Did your mother attend 8 years or more of school?

DID YOUR MOTHER ATTEND 8 YEARS OR MORE OF SCHOOL?
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V131

Did your father attend 8 years or more of school?

DID YOUR FATHER ATTEND 8 YEARS OR MORE OF SCHOOL?
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V134

What is your religious preference; Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or do you have no preference?

WHAT IS YOUR RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE; IS IT PROTESTANT, CATHOLIC, JEWISH, SOME OTHER RELIGION, OR DO YOU HAVE NO PREFERENCE?
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If What is your religious preference; Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or do you have no preference? = 7 OTHER »
 
   
 
A6A

What religion is that?

WHAT RELIGION IS THAT?
   
V136

How important would you say religion is in your life; is it very important, somewhat important, or not too important?

HOW IMPORTANT WOULD YOU SAY RELIGION IS IN YOUR LIFE; IS IT VERY IMPORTANT, SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT, OR NOT TOO IMPORTANT?
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V140

Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino?

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF HISPANIC OR LATINO?
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If Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino? != (NO or DK or RF) »
 
   
 
V141

Would you say you are Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American or something else? [IWER: CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY]

WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE MEXICAN AMERICAN, PUERTO RICAN, CUBAN AMERICAN OR SOMETHING ELSE? [IWER: CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY]
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V145

How many children have you ever had? Please don't count adopted or step-children for this question.

HOW MANY CHILDREN HAVE YOU EVER HAD? PLEASE DON'T COUNT ADOPTED OR STEP-CHILDREN FOR THIS QUESTION.
 
V146

Have you ever served in the active military of the United States?

HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OF THE UNITED STATES?
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If Have you ever served in the active military of the United States? != (NO or DK or RF) »
 
   
 
V147

During what years were you in active service?

DURING WHAT YEARS WERE YOU IN ACTIVE SERVICE?
   
V150

Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married?

PLEASE REMIND ME, ARE YOU CURRENTLY MARRIED, LIVING WITH A PARTNER, DIVORCED, WIDOWED, OR HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MARRIED?
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If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? != 6 NEVER MARRIED
 
   
 
If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? != 4 DIVORCED/SEPARATED or 5 »
 
     
   
If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? = 1 MARRIED, SPOUSE PRESENT or 2
 
       
     
V156

In about what year were you married?

IN ABOUT WHAT YEAR WERE YOU MARRIED?
       
   
If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? = 3 LIVING WITH SOMEONE or In about what year were you married? was answered Don't know or RF
 
       
     
V157

In about what year did you begin living together?

IN ABOUT WHAT YEAR DID YOU BEGIN LIVING TOGETHER?
       
     
V158

Have you ever been married?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MARRIED?
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If Have you ever been married? = 1 YES
 
         
       
V159

In about what year did that marriage end?

IN ABOUT WHAT YEAR DID THAT MARRIAGE END?
         
       
V160

Did that marriage end in divorce or were you widowed?

DID THAT MARRIAGE END IN DIVORCE OR WERE YOU WIDOWED?
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V161

About how many years were you married (most recently)?

ABOUT HOW MANY YEARS WERE YOU MARRIED (MOST RECENTLY)?
         
 
If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? = 4OR5 or In about what year were you married? was answered Don't know or RF or V150C = 1 or V150F was answered Don't know or RF »
 
     
   
V150G
     
   
V163

About how many years were you married (most recently)?

ABOUT HOW MANY YEARS WERE YOU MARRIED (MOST RECENTLY)?
     
 
If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? = 4OR5 or In about what year were you married? was answered Don't know or RF or V150C = 1 »
 
     
   
V165

What is the highest grade of school or year of college your (former/late) (husband/wife) completed?

WHAT IS THE HIGHEST GRADE OF SCHOOL OR YEAR OF COLLEGE YOUR (FORMER/LATE) (HUSBAND/WIFE) COMPLETED?
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If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? = 4 DIVORCED/SEPARATED or 5 or V156 !was answered Don't know or RF or V150C = 1 »
 
     
   
V166

Altogether, how many times have you been married (including your current marriage)?

ALTOGETHER, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED (INCLUDING YOUR CURRENT MARRIAGE)?
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V114
First, I have some questions about your background. In what month, day, and year were you born?

FIRST, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND. IN WHAT MONTH, DAY, AND YEAR WERE YOU BORN?

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V117
Were you born in the United States?

WERE YOU BORN IN THE UNITED STATES?
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1 YES
5 NO
8 DK
9 RF


If Were you born in the United States? (V117) != (DK or RF) »

If Were you born in the United States? (V117) != NO

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V118
In what state were you born?

IN WHAT STATE WERE YOU BORN?

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COUNTRY
In what country were you born?

IN WHAT COUNTRY WERE YOU BORN?

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V120
In about what year did you come to the United States?

IN ABOUT WHAT YEAR DID YOU COME TO THE UNITED STATES?

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V125
What is the highest grade of school or year of college you completed?

WHAT IS THE HIGHEST GRADE OF SCHOOL OR YEAR OF COLLEGE YOU COMPLETED?
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0 FOR NO FORMAL EDUCATION
1-11 GRADES
12 HIGH SCHOOL
97 OTHER
98 DK
99 RF
13-15 SOME COLLEGE
16 COLLEGE GRAD
17 POST COLLEGE (17+YEARS)


If What is the highest grade of school or year of college you completed? (V125) != (13-15 or 16 or 17) »

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V126
Did you get a high school diploma or pass a high school equivalency test?

DID YOU GET A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR PASS A HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY TEST?
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1 YES, DIPLOMA
2 YES, EQUIVALENCY [GED)
5 NO
8 DK
9 RF


If Did you get a high school diploma or pass a high school equivalency test? (V126) = Answered

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V128
(Did you get a college degree?)

(DID YOU GET A COLLEGE DEGREE?)
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1 YES
5 NO
8 DK
9 RF


If (Did you get a college degree?) (V128) != (NO or DK or RF) »

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DEGREE
(What is the highest degree you have earned?)

(WHAT IS THE HIGHEST DEGREE YOU HAVE EARNED?)
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1 ASSOCIATES
2 BACHELORS
3 MASTERS/MBA
4 LAW
5 PHD
6 MD
7 OTHER
8 DK
9 RF


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V130
Did your mother attend 8 years or more of school?

DID YOUR MOTHER ATTEND 8 YEARS OR MORE OF SCHOOL?
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1 YES
5 NO
8 DK
9 RF


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V131
Did your father attend 8 years or more of school?

DID YOUR FATHER ATTEND 8 YEARS OR MORE OF SCHOOL?
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1 YES
5 NO
8 DK
9 RF


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V134
What is your religious preference; Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or do you have no preference?

WHAT IS YOUR RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE; IS IT PROTESTANT, CATHOLIC, JEWISH, SOME OTHER RELIGION, OR DO YOU HAVE NO PREFERENCE?
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1 PROTESTANT
2 CATHOLIC
3 JEWISH
4 NO PREFERENCE
8 DK
9 RF
7 OTHER


If What is your religious preference; Is it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or do you have no preference? (V134) = 7 OTHER »

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A6A
What religion is that?

WHAT RELIGION IS THAT?

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V136
How important would you say religion is in your life; is it very important, somewhat important, or not too important?

HOW IMPORTANT WOULD YOU SAY RELIGION IS IN YOUR LIFE; IS IT VERY IMPORTANT, SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT, OR NOT TOO IMPORTANT?
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1 VERY IMPORTANT
2 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT
3 NOT TOO IMPORTANT
8 DK
9 RF


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V140
Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino?

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF HISPANIC OR LATINO?
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1 YES
5 NO
8 DK
9 RF


If Do you consider yourself Hispanic or Latino? (V140) != (NO or DK or RF) »

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V141
Would you say you are Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American or something else? [IWER: CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY]

WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE MEXICAN AMERICAN, PUERTO RICAN, CUBAN AMERICAN OR SOMETHING ELSE? [IWER: CHOOSE ALL THAT APPLY]
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1 MEXICAN AMERICAN/CHICANO
2 PUERTO RICAN
3 CUBAN AMERICAN
7 OTHER (SPECIFY) _________
8 DK
9 RF


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V145
How many children have you ever had? Please don't count adopted or step-children for this question.

HOW MANY CHILDREN HAVE YOU EVER HAD? PLEASE DON'T COUNT ADOPTED OR STEP-CHILDREN FOR THIS QUESTION.

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V146
Have you ever served in the active military of the United States?

HAVE YOU EVER SERVED IN THE ACTIVE MILITARY OF THE UNITED STATES?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 YES
5 NO
8 DK
9 RF


If Have you ever served in the active military of the United States? (V146) != (NO or DK or RF) »

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V147
During what years were you in active service?

DURING WHAT YEARS WERE YOU IN ACTIVE SERVICE?

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V150
Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married?

PLEASE REMIND ME, ARE YOU CURRENTLY MARRIED, LIVING WITH A PARTNER, DIVORCED, WIDOWED, OR HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MARRIED?
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1 MARRIED, SPOUSE PRESENT
2 MARRIED, SPOUSE ABSENT
3 LIVING WITH SOMEONE
4 DIVORCED/SEPARATED
5 WIDOWED
6 NEVER MARRIED


If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (V150) != 6 NEVER MARRIED

If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (V150) != 4 DIVORCED/SEPARATED or 5 »

| |  If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (V150) = 1 MARRIED, SPOUSE PRESENT or 2

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V156
In about what year were you married?

IN ABOUT WHAT YEAR WERE YOU MARRIED?

| |  If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (V150) = 3 LIVING WITH SOMEONE or In about what year were you married? (V156) was answered Don't know or RF

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V157
In about what year did you begin living together?

IN ABOUT WHAT YEAR DID YOU BEGIN LIVING TOGETHER?

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V158
Have you ever been married?

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MARRIED?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1 YES
5 NO
8 DK
9 RF


| | |  If Have you ever been married? (V158) = 1 YES

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V159
In about what year did that marriage end?

IN ABOUT WHAT YEAR DID THAT MARRIAGE END?

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V160
Did that marriage end in divorce or were you widowed?

DID THAT MARRIAGE END IN DIVORCE OR WERE YOU WIDOWED?
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4 DIVORCED
5 WIDOWED
7 OTHER
8 DK
9 RF


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V161
About how many years were you married (most recently)?

ABOUT HOW MANY YEARS WERE YOU MARRIED (MOST RECENTLY)?

If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (V150) = 4OR5 or In about what year were you married? (V156) was answered Don't know or RF or V150C = 1 or V150F was answered Don't know or RF »

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V150G
V150G

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V163
About how many years were you married (most recently)?

ABOUT HOW MANY YEARS WERE YOU MARRIED (MOST RECENTLY)?

If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (V150) = 4OR5 or In about what year were you married? (V156) was answered Don't know or RF or V150C = 1 »

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V165
What is the highest grade of school or year of college your (former/late) (husband/wife) completed?

WHAT IS THE HIGHEST GRADE OF SCHOOL OR YEAR OF COLLEGE YOUR (FORMER/LATE) (HUSBAND/WIFE) COMPLETED?
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
0 FOR NO FORMAL EDUCATION
1-11 GRADES
12 HIGH SCHOOL
13-15 SOME COLLEGE
16 COLLEGE GRAD
17 POST COLLEGE (17+YEARS)
97 OTHER (SPECIFY) __________


If Please remind me, are you currently married, living with a partner, divorced, widowed, or have you never been married? (V150) = 4 DIVORCED/SEPARATED or 5 or V156 !was answered Don't know or RF or V150C = 1 »

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V166
Altogether, how many times have you been married (including your current marriage)?

ALTOGETHER, HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED (INCLUDING YOUR CURRENT MARRIAGE)?
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1 ONCE
2 TWICE
3 THREE TIMES
4 FOUR OR MORE
8 DK
9 RF


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