00 = No spouse of this person present in household.
SPLOC is a constructed variable that indicates whether the person's spouse lived in the same household and, if so, gives the person number (PERNUM) of the spouse. The method by which probable spouse-spouse links are identified is described in SPRULE.
SPLOC makes it easy for researchers to link the characteristics of (probable) spouses.
This variable is comparable from 2003 onward.
Comparability with IPUMS-USA
SPLOC is conceptually identical in ATUS-X, IPUMS-CPS, and IPUMS-USA. The development of new family interrelationship variables was prompted by the desire to have more comparability between different IPUMS projects and over time. The family interrelationship variables use common logic across ATUS-X, IPUMS CPS, IHIS, and USA (modern years). Each project has different allowed links because of different level of detail in each project, but the logic of assigning parents in ambiguous situations is the same.
- ATUS respondent household members.