I_E. Family & Social Networks (FS)

I_E. Family & Social Networks (FS) of LASI 2017-2019

Label Type Description
FS101_intro Question [Instruction to the interviewer: If spouse is a household member and currently staying in the house, enter the spouses household person ID from pre-loaded household roster and skip question FS101 and FS102 and if the spouse is not a household member, then start from FS101].
FS101 Question [Ask if DM021=1 and DM025=2] Has your spouse ever attended school?
FS102 Question [Ask if DM021=1 and DM025=2 and FS101=1] What is the highest level of education that your spouse has completed?
FS103 Question [Ask only if DM021=1] Is your spouse employed (either working for someone else or for him/herself)?
FS201 Question How many children (including biological, adopted, and step-children) do you have? Please tell me how many of them are deceased and how many are alive. ________ alive [Hard check: FS201=FS201a+FS201b+FS201c]
FS201a Question How many children (including biological, adopted, and step-children) do you have? Please tell me how many of them are deceased and how many are alive. _______Number of biological children alive
FS201b Question How many children (including biological, adopted, and step-children) do you have? Please tell me how many of them are deceased and how many are alive. ______ Number of adopted children alive
FS201c Question How many children (including biological, adopted, and step-children) do you have? Please tell me how many of them are deceased and how many are alive. ______ Number of step-children alive
FS202 Question How many children (including biological, adopted, and step-children) do you have? Please tell me how many of them are deceased and how many are alive. ________ deceased [Hard check: FS202=FS202a+FS202b+FS202c]
FS202a Question How many children (including biological, adopted, and step-children) do you have? Please tell me how many of them are deceased and how many are alive. _______Number of biological children deceased
FS202b Question How many children (including biological, adopted, and step-children) do you have? Please tell me how many of them are deceased and how many are alive. ______ Number of adopted children deceased
FS202c Question How many children (including biological, adopted, and step-children) do you have? Please tell me how many of them are deceased and how many are alive. ______ Number of step-children deceased
FS203 Question Now, lets go over the names and some other details about your children. We will start with the eldest child. What is your eldest CHILDS NAME? Is this child a current member of your household? [Instruction for CAPI: If the child is a household member, enter household person ID from pre-loaded household roster. If not, enter the childs full name. If R does not provide the CHILDS NAME, write down the birth-order of child, e.g., 'the first born' or 'the second born. Please start with the eldest, in birth order.]
FS203a Question [Ask if( FS201 != 0 or FS202 != 0) and FS203=2]Is [CHILDs NAME/birth-order] alive or deceased?
FS204 Question [Ask only if FS203=2]Is[CHILDS NAME/ birth-order]your son or daughter?
FS205 Question [Ask if FS203 =2 and FS203a=1] How old is [CHILDS NAME/ birth-order]in completed years? [Enter 0 if child has not completed 1 year of age] Age ________ [Soft check: <(Respondents age + 10)]
FS205a Question [Ask if FS203 =2 and FS203a=2] I am sorry to hear you lost your child. How old was [CHILD’S NAME/ birth-order] when she/he passed away? [Enter ‘0’ if child has died before completing 1 year of age] Age_________ [If FS205a <=7, go to next child or FS213]
FS206 Question [Ask only if FS203 =2]Can/could [CHILDS NAME/ birth-order] read or write?
FS207 Question [Ask only if FS203 =2]Has [CHILDS NAME/ birth-order] ever attended school?
FS208 Question [Ask if FS203 =2 andFS207=1] How many years of schooling has [CHILDS NAME/birth-order] had? Years of schooling _______
FS209 Question [Ask if FS203 =2 and FS207=1] What is the highest level of education that [CHILDS NAME/birth-order] has completed?
FS210 Question [Ask if FS203 =2 and FS203a=1] Where does [CHILDS NAME] live? Does [CHILDS NAME] live within the village/city, village/city inside the state, outside the state, or outside the country?
FS211 Question [Ask only if FS205>10] Is [CHILDS NAME/birth-order] employed (either working for someone else or for him/herself)
FS212 Question [Ask only if FS205>18]Does[CHILDS NAME/birth-order] own a house?
FS213 Question Do you have any grandchildren?
FS214 Question [Ask only if FS213=1] How many grandchildren do you have?
FS215 Question [Ask only if FS213=1] Do you look after any of these grandchildren?
FS216 Question [Ask only if FS215=1] How many of your grandchildren do you look after?
FS217 Question [Ask only if FS215=1] How many hours per week do you look after/care for your grandchildren on average? ______ Hours per week[Hard check: 1<=FS217<168]
FS218 Question [Ask only if FS215=1]Why are you responsible for their care? [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS301 Question Now I am going to ask you about your father. Is your father household member? [Instruction for CAPI: Please identify Rs father from household roster. If father is household member, enter fathers household ID and skip from FS302-FS309 and if father is not in the household, enter fathers name and ask from FS302-FS309]
FS302 Question [Ask only ifFS301=2] Is he alive?
FS303 Question [Ask if FS301=2 and FS302=1] How old is he?[Soft check: >=Respondents Age + 13] ____ Years old.Go to FS305
FS304 Question [Ask if FS301=2 and FS302=2] How old was he when he died? ____ Years old [Soft check: > 25&<=120]
FS305 Question [Ask only if FS301=2] Can (could) he read and write?
FS306 Question [Ask only ifFS301=2] Did he ever attend school?
FS307 Question [Ask only if FS306=1] How many years of schooling has he completed (did he complete)? Number of years _______
FS308 Question [Ask only if FS306=1] What is (was) the highest level of education that he completed?
FS309 Question [Ask if FS301=2 and FS302=1] Does he live alone or with others?
FS310 Question Now I have few questions about your mother. Is your mother a household member? [Instruction for CAPI: Please identify Rs mother from household roster. If mother is household member, enter mothers household ID and skip FS311-FS318 and if mother is not a household member, enter mothers name and ask from FS311-FS318]
FS311 Question [Ask only if FS310=2] Is she alive?
FS312 Question [Ask if FS310=2 and FS311=1] How old is she?[Soft check: >=Respondents Age + 13] ____ Years old.Go to FS314
FS313 Question [Ask only if FS311=2] How old was she when she died?[Soft check: <25 OR>100] ____ Years old
FS314 Question [Ask only if FS310=2] Can (could) she read and write?
FS315 Question [Ask only if FS310=2] Did she ever attend school?
FS316 Question [Ask only if FS315=1] How many years of schooling has she completed (did she complete)? Number of years _______
FS317 Question [Ask only if FS315=1]What is (was) the highest level of education that she completed?
FS318 Question [Ask if FS310=2 and FS311=1]Does she live alone or with others?
FS319 Question Now I have some questions about any brothers or sisters you may have, accounting for both deceased and living. Are you the only child or do you have any siblings?
FS320 Question [Ask only if FS319=2] What is your birth order? Birth order: 1st/2nd/3rd/4th...
FS321a Question Number of brother/s Older, alive
FS321b Question Number of brother/s Older, deceased
FS321c Question Number of brother/s Younger, alive
FS321d Question Number of brother/s Younger, deceased
FS322a Question Number of sister/s Older, alive
FS322b Question Number of sister/s Older, deceased
FS322c Question Number of sister/s Younger, alive
FS322d Question Number of sister/s Younger, deceased
FS323 Question Among your family members, with whom would you say you have a close relationship with? [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS324 Question Do you have any friends?
FS325 Question [Ask only if FS324=1]With how many of these friends would you say you have a close relationship?
FS326 Question [Ask only if FS324=1]On average, how often do you meet up with friends?
FS327 Question [Ask only if FS324=1]On average, how often do you speak on the phone or mail/e-mail with friends?
FS328 Question With whom do you share most of your personal matters?[
FS329 Question Are you satisfied with your current living arrangements?
FS330 Question Who mainly decided about your current place of residence?
FS331 Question Do you have any intention of changing your living arrangement in the future?
FS401 Question Now we are going to ask you about financial support that you may have given, or received from, your family and friends. By financial support we mean giving money, helping to pay bills, or covering specific types of costs such as those for medical care or insurance, schooling, marriages in family, religious events, down payment for buying a home, and rent. Costs shared for housing and food excluded. Have you received financial help/support from your family (parents, children, siblings, grandchildren, parents of spouse, or any other family members) or friends during the past 12 months? Financial support includes monetary support in which annual cost totals more than Rs. 1,000.
FS402 Question [Ask only if FS401=1]From whom did you receive financial help? Please identify all family members or friends who gave financial support/help to you. All family members include biological, adopted, and step children and siblings. [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS402a Question [Ask only If FS401=1] For what purpose/s did your family members/friends financially help you? [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS403 Question [Ask only if FS401=1] What is the total value of the financial help you received from your family or friends in the past 12 months? ________ Rs.
FS403a Question Does it amount to less than [threshold value randomly chosen] [Rupees 1,000; Rupees 5,000; Rupees 10,000; Rupees 50,000; Rupees 1, 00,000]
FS403b Question Does it amount to more than [threshold value randomly chosen] [Rupees 1,000; Rupees 5,000; Rupees 10,000; Rupees 50,000; Rupees 1, 00,000]
FS403c Question Does it amount to what? [Rupees 1,000; Rupees 5,000; Rupees 10,000; Rupees 50,000; Rupees 1, 00,000]
FS404 Question Have you given any financial help/support to your family (parents, children, siblings, grandchildren, parents of spouse) or friends during the past 12 months? Financial support includes monetary support in which the annual cost totals more than Rs. 1000.
FS405 Question To whom did you give financial help? Please identify all family members or friends to whom you gave financial help. All family members include biological, adopted, step children and siblings. [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS405a Question For what purposes did you financially help your family members/friends? [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS406 Question What is the total value of the financial help you gave to your family or friends in the past 12 months? ________ Rs [Instruction for CAPI: Go to FS406a if R selects DONT KNOW (DK) or REFUSED. Otherwise, proceed to FS406d if the respondent can give an approximate value]
FS406a Question Does it amount to less than [threshold value randomly chosen] [Rupees 1,000; Rupees 5,000; Rupees 10,000; Rupees 50,000; Rupees 1, 00,000]
FS406b Question Does it amount to more than [threshold value randomly chosen] [Rupees 1,000; Rupees 5,000; Rupees 10,000; Rupees 50,000; Rupees 1, 00,000]
FS406c Question Does it amount to what? [Rupees 1,000; Rupees 5,000; Rupees 10,000; Rupees 50,000; Rupees 1, 00,000]
FS407 Question Are there any members of your family (spouse, parents, parents of spouse, siblings, and/or children) who are unable to carry out their basic daily activities? Basic daily activities refer to everyday routines such as eating, putting on clothes, taking bath, and using toilet, etc.
FS408 Question [Ask only if FS407=1] Do you take care of any of your family members who are unable to carry out their basic daily activities?
FS409 Question [Ask only if FS408=1] How often do you take care of your family member(s)?
FS410 Question [Ask only if FS408=1] For how many hours did you provide such a care in the past week? _________ Hours past week[Soft check: FS410>140]
FS411 Question Do you care for any other sick or disabled adults other than your family members?
FS412 Question [Ask only if FS411=1] How often do you care for a sick or disabled adult outside of your family?
FS413 Question [Ask only if FS411=1] For how many hours did you provide such a care in the past week? _________ Hours past week [Soft check: FS410>140]
FS414 Question [Ask if FS408=1 or FS411=1] What is your relationship to the primary person for whom you provide care? The primary person for whom you provide care is your..
FS415 Question [Ask if FS408=1 or FS411=1] Which of the following activities do you usually do as part of the care you provide to the recipient? [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS416a Question [Ask if FS408=1 or FS411=1] Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about your care giving role. Made me feel more needed
FS416b Question [Ask if FS408=1 or FS411=1] Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about your care giving role. Made me feel good about myself
FS416c Question [Ask if FS408=1 or FS411=1] Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about your care giving role. Made me feel restricted
FS417 Question [Ask if FS408=1 or FS411=1] People occupy several roles at once, like that of a spouse, son/daughter or friend. We would like to know whether your current care giving role interferes with any of the roles you may have. [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS418a Question Who usually makes the following decisions? Please describe your role in decision-making. Do you have no role, or you make the decision alone, or with your spouse, your children, or others? Marriage of son/daughter
FS418b Question Who usually makes the following decisions? Please describe your role in decision-making. Do you have no role, or you make the decision alone, or with your spouse, your children, or others? Buying and selling of property
FS418c Question Who usually makes the following decisions? Please describe your role in decision-making. Do you have no role, or you make the decision alone, or with your spouse, your children, or others? Gifts to children, grandchildren, other relatives
FS418d Question Who usually makes the following decisions? Please describe your role in decision-making. Do you have no role, or you make the decision alone, or with your spouse, your children, or others? Education of the family member
FS418e Question Who usually makes the following decisions? Please describe your role in decision-making. Do you have no role, or you make the decision alone, or with your spouse, your children, or others? Arrangement of social or religious events
FS419 Question Are you usually involved in the following household activities?
FS501 Question Are you member of any social organizations, religious groups, clubs or societies?
FS502 Question [Ask only if FS501=1]Are you a member of any of these organizations, religious groups, clubs, or societies?[Multiple answers are allowed]
FS503 Question [Ask only if FS501 = 1] Thinking about all the organizations, clubs, or societies that you are a member of, how many meetings/regular gathering, if any, do you attend in a year?
FS504 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Eat out of the house (Restaurant/Hotel)
FS505 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Go to park/beach for relaxing/entertainment
FS506 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Play cards or indoor games
FS507 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Play out door games/sports/exercise/jog/yoga
FS508 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Visit relatives /friends
FS509 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Attend cultural performances /shows/Cinema
FS510 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Attend religious functions /events such as bhajan/satsang/prayer
FS511 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Attend political/community/organization group meetings
FS512 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Read books/newspapers/magazines
FS513 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Watch television/listen radio
FS514 Question How often, if at all, do you do any of the following activities? Use a computer for e-mail/net surfing etc.
FS515 Question Did you vote in the last panchayat/municipal/assembly/parliament elections?
FS516 Question [Ask only if FS515=2] Why you did not vote?
FS517 Question Who is present while interviewing this module? [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS518 Question How often did the respondent receive assistance in answering this section?
FS520 Question [Ask only if FS518>1] What is his/her relationship to [NAME OF RESPONDENT]?
FS521 Question In your day-to-day life, how often have any of the following things happened to you? You are treated with less courtesy or respect than other people
FS522 Question In your day-to-day life, how often have any of the following things happened to you? You receive poorer service than other people at restaurants or stores
FS523 Question In your day-to-day life, how often have any of the following things happened to you? People act as if they think you are not smart
FS524 Question In your day-to-day life, how often have any of the following things happened to you? People act as if they are afraid of you
FS525 Question In your day-to-day life, how often have any of the following things happened to you? You are threatened or harassed
FS526 Question In your day-to-day life, how often have any of the following things happened to you? You receive poorer service or treatment than other people from doctors or hospitals
FS527 Question [Ask if any of FS521-FS526 are < 6 ] What do you think were the reasons why these experiences happened to you? [Multiple answers allowed]
FS601 Question Have you felt that you were ill-treated in the past year?
FS602 Question [Ask only if FS601=1] How often did you feel that way?
FS603 Question [Instruction for the interviewer: Is anyone else besides the respondent present in the room? Do not ask to the respondent, observe and mark the options which is applicable]
FS604 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] Who are the persons, ill-treated you during the last one year? [Multiple answers are allowed]
FS605a1 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year within Household? Physical
FS605a2 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year outside Household? Physical
FS605b1 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year within Household? Verbal /Disrespect
FS605b2 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year outside Household? Verbal /Disrespect
FS605c1 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year within Household? Economic exploitation
FS605c2 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year outside Household? Economic exploitation
FS605d1 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year within Household? Emotional/Psychological
FS605d2 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year outside Household? Emotional/Psychological
FS605e1 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year within Household? Neglect
FS605e2 Question [Ask only if FS603=2] What kind of ill-treatment did you face during the last one year outside Household? Neglect
FS606 Question In general, how safe from crime and violence do you feel when you are alone at home?
FS607 Question How safe do you feel when walking down your street/locality alone after dark?
FS608 Question In the last 12 months, have you been the victim of a violent crime, such as assault/mugging/ threat to life/others?
FS609a Question In most ways my life is close to ideal.
FS609b Question The conditions of my life are excellent.
FS609c Question I am satisfied with my life.
FS609d Question So far, I have got the important things I want in life.
FS609e Question If I could live my life again, I would change almost nothing.
FS610_intro Question Now, I will ask a few questions on spirituality and religiosity: Religion focuses on the content of one's belief and the outworking of that belief; while spirituality's focus on the process of becoming more attuned to unworldly affairs. It is possible to be religious without being spiritual and spiritual without being religious. A religious person accepts a certain set of beliefs as true and observes a certain set of rituals. Spirituality is the fact of being spiritual and is usually evidenced by the act of doing spiritual things. Praying, meditating, reading scripture, and giving to a charity are all things that a "spiritual" person might do. For being spiritual, you dont necessarily need to attach yourself with a religion.
FS611a Question do you think that you have a feeling of deep inner peace?
FS611b Question do you think that you are spiritually touched by the beauty of creation?
FS611c Question do you think that you are thankful for whatever you received in your life?
FS611d Question do you think that you are selflessly caring for others?
FS612 Question Think of this ladder as representing where people stand in our society. At the top of the ladder are the people who are the best off - those who have the most money, most education, and best jobs. At the bottom are the people who are the worst off - who have the least money, least education, and the worst jobs or no jobs. The higher up you are on this ladder, the closer you are to the people at the very top and the lower you are, the closer you are to the people at the very bottom of your society. Please indicate the number given on the rung on the ladder where you would place yourself. [Interviewer needs to fill the number in the box given in the side of the ladder]
FS701 Question How often did you have trouble concentrating during the past week?
FS702 Question How often did you feel depressed during the past week?
FS703 Question How often did you feel tired or low in energy during the past week?
FS704 Question How often were you afraid of something during the past week?
FS705 Question How often did you feel you were overall satisfied during the past week?
FS706 Question How often did you feel alone during the past week?
FS707 Question How often were you bothered by things that dont usually bother you during the past week?
FS708 Question How often did you feel that everything you did was an effort during the past week?
FS709 Question How often did you feel hopeful about the future during the past week?
FS710 Question How often did you feel happy during the past week?