- Questionnaire Text
- UnHarmonized Variables
CSAMDUE is a 6-digit numeric code reporting the total amount of child support the respondent is owed. CSAMDUE specific variable codes for missing, blank, or observations not in universe (NIU) are provided below.
CSAMDUE Specific Variable Codes
99997 = Missing
99998 = Blank
99999 = N.I.U. (Not in Universe)
CSAMDUE is a Census recode that determines the total amount of child support the respondent is owed. The amount the respondent actually received is found in CSAMREC. This variable is found on the parent record.
Blank values for this variable represent individuals who were not interviewed in April of the sample year.
This variable is part of the Child Support Supplement.
In samples from 1979-1986 only female respondents with children under 20 years old in the household were asked about child support agreements with the father of their children if that person lived outside the household.
The maximum value in 1986 is substantially lower than surrounding samples. This is present in the original CPS data, and no explanation is given for this change.
In the 1992 sample there are 3,444 respondents who are NIU for all Child Support Supplement variables despite meeting known supplement universe requirements.
In samples from 1992 onward, parents of children in the household are asked about child support agreements with another parent who lives outside the household.
- 1979-1986: Divorced or never-married females aged 18 or older who have children with a father outside the household and were supposed to receive child support payments last year
- 1992: Persons in months-in-samples 1-3 and 5-7 who were supposed to receive child support payments
- 1994-2018: Persons who were supposed to receive child support payments