I_A. Demographics (DM)

I_A. Demographics (DM) of LASI 2017-2019

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DM001

Please tell me your complete name including middle name and surname. [Instruction for the interviewer: Identify the respondent from the household roster]

PLEASE TELL ME YOUR COMPLETE NAME INCLUDING MIDDLE NAME AND SURNAME. [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: IDENTIFY THE RESPONDENT FROM THE HOUSEHOLD ROSTER]
 
DM002

Please think about your life as a whole. How satisfied are you with it? Are you completely satisfied, very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, not very satisfied, or not at all satisfied?

PLEASE THINK ABOUT YOUR LIFE AS A WHOLE. HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH IT? ARE YOU COMPLETELY SATISFIED, VERY SATISFIED, SOMEWHAT SATISFIED, NOT VERY SATISFIED, OR NOT AT ALL SATISFIED?
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DM003

[Instruction for the interviewer: Record sex of the respondent. If not clear to the interviewer, please ask the respondent about his/her sex.]

[INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD SEX OF THE RESPONDENT. IF NOT CLEAR TO THE INTERVIEWER, PLEASE ASK THE RESPONDENT ABOUT HIS/HER SEX.]
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DM004

In which month and year were you born?

IN WHICH MONTH AND YEAR WERE YOU BORN?
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DM005

How old were you at your last birthday? [Instruction for CAPI: CAPI should prompt if DM004 and DM005 are inconsistent; then interviewer should check with the respondent for the age or birth date and correct it]

HOW OLD WERE YOU AT YOUR LAST BIRTHDAY? [INSTRUCTION FOR CAPI: CAPI SHOULD PROMPT IF DM004 AND DM005 ARE INCONSISTENT; THEN INTERVIEWER SHOULD CHECK WITH THE RESPONDENT FOR THE AGE OR BIRTH DATE AND CORRECT IT] [CHECK; IF THE AGE IDENTIFIED IN DM004 OR DM005 IS < 45 YEARS FOR THE MAIN AGE ELIGIBLE RESPONDENT AND HIS/HER SPOUSE IS ALSO <45 YEARS OF AGE, THEN END THE INTERVIEW. PLEASE CONTINUE THE INTERVIEW IF THE SPOUSE OF THE RESPONDENT IS AGE ELIGIBLE]
 
DM006

Have you ever attended school?

HAVE YOU EVER ATTENDED SCHOOL?
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If Have you ever attended school? = 1 Yes »
 
   
 
DM007

[Ask only if DM006=1]How many years of schooling have you had? _______ Years

[ASK ONLY IF DM006=1]HOW MANY YEARS OF SCHOOLING HAVE YOU HAD? _______ YEARS
   
 
DM008

[Ask only if DM006=1]What is the highest level of education that you completed?

[ASK ONLY IF DM006=1]WHAT IS THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF EDUCATION THAT YOU COMPLETED?
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If Have you ever attended school? = 2 No or [Ask only if DM006=1]How many years of schooling have you had? _______ Years <= 5 »
 
   
 
DM009

[Ask if DM006 =2 or DM007 . 5 years of schooling] Can you read and write?

[ASK IF DM006 =2 OR DM007 . 5 YEARS OF SCHOOLING] CAN YOU READ AND WRITE?
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If [Ask if DM006 =2 or DM007 . 5 years of schooling] Can you read and write? = 1 Can read only 2 Can write only 3 Can both read and write 4 Cannot read or write or [Ask if DM006 =2 or DM007 . 5 years of schooling] Can you read and write? = 3 »
 
     
   
DM009A

[Ask only if DM009= 1 or 3] Show the sentence appearing on the CAPI screen to the respondent. Now I would like you to read this sentence. [Instruction for the interviewer: If respondent is not able to read the whole sentence, ask if he/she can read any part of the sentence shown in CAPI]

[ASK ONLY IF DM009= 1 OR 3] SHOW THE SENTENCE APPEARING ON THE CAPI SCREEN TO THE RESPONDENT. NOW I WOULD LIKE YOU TO READ THIS SENTENCE. [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT IS NOT ABLE TO READ THE WHOLE SENTENCE, ASK IF HE/SHE CAN READ ANY PART OF THE SENTENCE SHOWN IN CAPI]
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DM010

What is your religion?

WHAT IS YOUR RELIGION?
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If What is your religion? > 1 None 2 Hindu 3 Muslim 4 Christian 5 Sikh 6 Buddhist/neo-Buddhist 7 Jain 8 Jewish 9 Parsi/Zoroastrian 10  »
 
   
 
DM010A

In the past year, how often have you done pooja or prayer?

IN THE PAST YEAR, HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU DONE POOJA OR PRAYER?
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DM010B

In the past year, how often have you attended religious services (at temple/mosque/church, etc.)?

IN THE PAST YEAR, HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES (AT TEMPLE/MOSQUE/CHURCH, ETC.)?
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DM010C

In the past year, how often have you involved yourself in satsang/bhajan/kirtan/any religious gathering?

IN THE PAST YEAR, HOW OFTEN HAVE YOU INVOLVED YOURSELF IN SATSANG/BHAJAN/KIRTAN/ANY RELIGIOUS GATHERING?
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DM011

How important would you say religion is in your life?

HOW IMPORTANT WOULD YOU SAY RELIGION IS IN YOUR LIFE?
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DM012

What is your caste or tribe?

WHAT IS YOUR CASTE OR TRIBE?
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If What is your caste or tribe? < 3 »
 
   
 
DM013

[Ask only if DM012< 3]Do you belong to a scheduled caste, a scheduled tribe, other backward class, or none of these?

[ASK ONLY IF DM012< 3]DO YOU BELONG TO A SCHEDULED CASTE, A SCHEDULED TRIBE, OTHER BACKWARD CLASS, OR NONE OF THESE?
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DM014

What is your mother tongue?

WHAT IS YOUR MOTHER TONGUE?
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DM015

What other languages do you speak?[Multiple answers are allowed]

WHAT OTHER LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?[MULTIPLE ANSWERS ARE ALLOWED]
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DM016

How many years have you been living (continuously) in this area? [Instruction for the interviewer: If less than 1 year, enter 0]

HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN LIVING (CONTINUOUSLY) IN THIS AREA? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: IF LESS THAN 1 YEAR, ENTER 0]
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If How many years have you been living (continuously) in this area? [Instruction for the interviewer: If less than 1 year, enter 0] != 9993 Since birth »
 
   
 
DM017-1

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where is your place of birth? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] [Instructions for CAPI: If Country is not INDIA then do not show name of state, district, village and town] Name of COUNTRY (drop down list of all countries)

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE IS YOUR PLACE OF BIRTH? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] [INSTRUCTIONS FOR CAPI: IF COUNTRY IS NOT INDIA THEN DO NOT SHOW NAME OF STATE, DISTRICT, VILLAGE AND TOWN] NAME OF COUNTRY (DROP DOWN LIST OF ALL COUNTRIES)
   
 
DM017-2

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where is your place of birth? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] [Instructions for CAPI: If Country is not INDIA then do not show name of state, district, village and town] Name of STATE (drop down list of all states

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE IS YOUR PLACE OF BIRTH? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] [INSTRUCTIONS FOR CAPI: IF COUNTRY IS NOT INDIA THEN DO NOT SHOW NAME OF STATE, DISTRICT, VILLAGE AND TOWN] NAME OF STATE (DROP DOWN LIST OF ALL STATES
   
 
DM017-3

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where is your place of birth? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] [Instructions for CAPI: If Country is not INDIA then do not show name of state, district, village and town] Name of DISTRICT (drop down list of districts in each state)

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE IS YOUR PLACE OF BIRTH? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] [INSTRUCTIONS FOR CAPI: IF COUNTRY IS NOT INDIA THEN DO NOT SHOW NAME OF STATE, DISTRICT, VILLAGE AND TOWN] NAME OF DISTRICT (DROP DOWN LIST OF DISTRICTS IN EACH STATE)
   
 
DM018-1

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where were you living before coming to this place (place of last residence)? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] Name of COUNTRY (drop down list of all countries)

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE WERE YOU LIVING BEFORE COMING TO THIS PLACE (PLACE OF LAST RESIDENCE)? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] NAME OF COUNTRY (DROP DOWN LIST OF ALL COUNTRIES)
   
 
DM018-2

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where were you living before coming to this place (place of last residence)? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] Name of STATE (drop down list of all states

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE WERE YOU LIVING BEFORE COMING TO THIS PLACE (PLACE OF LAST RESIDENCE)? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] NAME OF STATE (DROP DOWN LIST OF ALL STATES
   
 
DM018-3

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where were you living before coming to this place (place of last residence)? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] Name of DISTRICT (drop down list of districts in each state)

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE WERE YOU LIVING BEFORE COMING TO THIS PLACE (PLACE OF LAST RESIDENCE)? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] NAME OF DISTRICT (DROP DOWN LIST OF DISTRICTS IN EACH STATE)
   
 
DM019-1

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where have you lived for most of your childhood (up to age 14)? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] Name of COUNTRY (drop down list of all countries)

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED FOR MOST OF YOUR CHILDHOOD (UP TO AGE 14)? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] NAME OF COUNTRY (DROP DOWN LIST OF ALL COUNTRIES)
   
 
DM019-2

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where have you lived for most of your childhood (up to age 14)? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] Name of STATE (drop down list of all states

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED FOR MOST OF YOUR CHILDHOOD (UP TO AGE 14)? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] NAME OF STATE (DROP DOWN LIST OF ALL STATES
   
 
DM019-3

[Ask only if DM016 != 9993] Where have you lived for most of your childhood (up to age 14)? [Instruction for the Interviewer: Record the name of the village or town, district, state or union territories.] Name of DISTRICT (drop down list of districts in each state)

[ASK ONLY IF DM016 != 9993] WHERE HAVE YOU LIVED FOR MOST OF YOUR CHILDHOOD (UP TO AGE 14)? [INSTRUCTION FOR THE INTERVIEWER: RECORD THE NAME OF THE VILLAGE OR TOWN, DISTRICT, STATE OR UNION TERRITORIES.] NAME OF DISTRICT (DROP DOWN LIST OF DISTRICTS IN EACH STATE)
   
 
DM020
   
DM021

What is your current (latest) marital status?

WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT (LATEST) MARITAL STATUS?
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DM021A

When did you get widowed/divorced/separated/deserted (with respect to your most recent marriage)? Number of YEARS: ____ AND Number of MONTHS: ____

WHEN DID YOU GET WIDOWED/DIVORCED/SEPARATED/DESERTED (WITH RESPECT TO YOUR MOST RECENT MARRIAGE)? NUMBER OF YEARS: ____ AND NUMBER OF MONTHS: ____
 
If What is your current (latest) marital status? = 1 Currently married .Go to DM022 2 Widowed 3 Divorced 4 Separated 5 Deserted 6 Live-in relationship 7 Never married .Go to DM031  »
 
   
 
DM022

[Ask only if DM0021=1] Do you currently have one spouse or more than one spouse?

[ASK ONLY IF DM0021=1] DO YOU CURRENTLY HAVE ONE SPOUSE OR MORE THAN ONE SPOUSE?
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If [Ask only if DM0021=1] Do you currently have one spouse or more than one spouse? = 2 »
 
     
   
DM023

[Ask only if DM0022=2] In total, how many spouses do you have? Number of spouses

[ASK ONLY IF DM0022=2] IN TOTAL, HOW MANY SPOUSES DO YOU HAVE? NUMBER OF SPOUSES
     
DM024

Please tell me the name of each of your spouse/spouses, (starting with the one you married first) [Instruction for CAPI: Column for name & line number for spouse will appear as per the response given in DM023] Line number of the spouse: ___________/ Name of your spouse: __________

PLEASE TELL ME THE NAME OF EACH OF YOUR SPOUSE/SPOUSES, (STARTING WITH THE ONE YOU MARRIED FIRST) [INSTRUCTION FOR CAPI: COLUMN FOR NAME & LINE NUMBER FOR SPOUSE WILL APPEAR AS PER THE RESPONSE GIVEN IN DM023] LINE NUMBER OF THE SPOUSE: ___________/ NAME OF YOUR SPOUSE: __________
 
If What is your current (latest) marital status? = 1 Currently married .Go to DM022 2 Widowed 3 Divorced 4 Separated 5 Deserted 6 Live-in relationship 7 Never married .Go to DM031  »
 
   
 
DM025

[Ask only if DM021=1] Is your SPOUSE living with you now, or is (he/she) staying elsewhere?

[ASK ONLY IF DM021=1] IS YOUR SPOUSE LIVING WITH YOU NOW, OR IS (HE/SHE) STAYING ELSEWHERE?
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If [Ask only if DM021=1] Is your SPOUSE living with you now, or is (he/she) staying elsewhere? = 2 »
 
     
   
DM026

[Ask only if DM025=2] For how long have you not been living with your spouse? Number of YEARS: ____ AND Number of MONTHS: ____

[ASK ONLY IF DM025=2] FOR HOW LONG HAVE YOU NOT BEEN LIVING WITH YOUR SPOUSE? NUMBER OF YEARS: ____ AND NUMBER OF MONTHS: ____
     
   
DM027

[Ask only if DM025=2] What is the primary reason that you are not living with your spouse?

[ASK ONLY IF DM025=2] WHAT IS THE PRIMARY REASON THAT YOU ARE NOT LIVING WITH YOUR SPOUSE?
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If What is your current (latest) marital status? = 1 Currently married .Go to DM022 2 Widowed 3 Divorced 4 Separated 5 Deserted 6 Live-in relationship 7 Never married .Go to DM031 and [Ask only if DM0021=1] Do you currently have one spouse or more than one spouse? = 1 Only one spouse 2 More than one spouse  »
 
   
 
DM028A

[Ask if DM021=1 & DM022=1] Have you ever been married to any man/woman other than your current spouse? [Instruction for CAPI: CAPI will generate total number of marriages after calculating] [Interviewer: Exclude the current marriage]

[ASK IF DM021=1 & DM022=1] HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MARRIED TO ANY MAN/WOMAN OTHER THAN YOUR CURRENT SPOUSE? [INSTRUCTION FOR CAPI: CAPI WILL GENERATE TOTAL NUMBER OF MARRIAGES AFTER CALCULATING] [INTERVIEWER: EXCLUDE THE CURRENT MARRIAGE]
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If What is your current (latest) marital status? = 1 Currently married .Go to DM022 2 Widowed 3 Divorced 4 Separated 5 Deserted 6 Live-in relationship 7 Never married .Go to DM031 and [Ask only if DM0021=1] Do you currently have one spouse or more than one spouse? = 2 »
 
   
 
DM028B

[Ask if DM021= 1 & DM022=2] Have you ever been married to any other man/women in addition to those you have told me? [Interviewer: Exclude the current marriage]

[ASK IF DM021= 1 & DM022=2] HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MARRIED TO ANY OTHER MAN/WOMEN IN ADDITION TO THOSE YOU HAVE TOLD ME? [INTERVIEWER: EXCLUDE THE CURRENT MARRIAGE]
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If What is your current (latest) marital status? = 2/3/4/5 »
 
   
 
DM028C

[Ask if DM021=2/3/4/5] Were you ever been married before the marriage that ended in Divorced/Widowed/Separated/Deserted? [Interviewer: Exclude the current marriage]

[ASK IF DM021=2/3/4/5] WERE YOU EVER BEEN MARRIED BEFORE THE MARRIAGE THAT ENDED IN DIVORCED/WIDOWED/SEPARATED/DESERTED? [INTERVIEWER: EXCLUDE THE CURRENT MARRIAGE]
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DM028_DISPLAY

In total, you have been married times [Instructions for CAPI: show the total number of marriages here] [Instruction for interviewer/CAPI: If answer to DM028_display is Yes, go to DM029, else, CAPI will take you to DM028a/b/c, to modify the number of mar

IN TOTAL, YOU HAVE BEEN MARRIED TIMES [INSTRUCTIONS FOR CAPI: SHOW THE TOTAL NUMBER OF MARRIAGES HERE] [INSTRUCTION FOR INTERVIEWER/CAPI: IF ANSWER TO DM028_DISPLAY IS YES, GO TO DM029, ELSE, CAPI WILL TAKE YOU TO DM028A/B/C, TO MODIFY THE NUMBER OF MAR
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If In total, you have been married times [Instructions for CAPI: show the total number of marriages here] [Instruction for interviewer/CAPI: If answer to DM028_display is Yes, go to DM029, else, CAPI will take you to DM028a/b/c, to modify the number of mar = 1 Yes »
 
   
 
DM029

[Ask only if DM028_display=1]In which year and month did you get married? OR [Ask only if DM028_ display>1]Now I would like to ask about when you married your first spouse. In what month and year was that? YEAR: ______ MONTH: ___ [Hard check: 1..12 months] Do not Know (For YEAR): 9998 Do not Know (For MONTH): 98 DM030: [Ask only if DM021!=6 or 7] How old were you when you (first) got married? Completed Age in Years: _______ Do not Know 9998 [For the interviewer]

[ASK ONLY IF DM028_DISPLAY=1]IN WHICH YEAR AND MONTH DID YOU GET MARRIED? OR [ASK ONLY IF DM028_ DISPLAY>1]NOW I WOULD LIKE TO ASK ABOUT WHEN YOU MARRIED YOUR FIRST SPOUSE. IN WHAT MONTH AND YEAR WAS THAT? YEAR: ______ MONTH: ___ [HARD CHECK: 1..12 MONTHS] DO NOT KNOW (FOR YEAR): 9998 DO NOT KNOW (FOR MONTH): 98 DM030: [ASK ONLY IF DM021!=6 OR 7] HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU (FIRST) GOT MARRIED? COMPLETED AGE IN YEARS: _______ DO NOT KNOW 9998 [FOR THE INTERVIEWER]
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If What is your current (latest) marital status? != 6 or 7 »
 
   
 
DM030

[Ask only if DM021!=6 or 7] How old were you when you (first) got married?

[ASK ONLY IF DM021!=6 OR 7] HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU (FIRST) GOT MARRIED?
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DM031

How often did the respondent receive assistance in answering this section?

HOW OFTEN DID THE RESPONDENT RECEIVE ASSISTANCE IN ANSWERING THIS SECTION?
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If How often did the respondent receive assistance in answering this section? > 1 Never 2 A few times 3 Most or all of the time  »
 
   
 
DM032

[Ask only if DM031>1] Who helped the respondent in answering this section?

[ASK ONLY IF DM031>1] WHO HELPED THE RESPONDENT IN ANSWERING THIS SECTION?
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