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- UnHarmonized Variables
This is a 4-digit numeric variable.
CSYRMAR gives the year (4 digits) of marriage from the person's most recent divorce or separation. The year of the most recent divorce is found in CSYRDIV.
Users should note that there are a number of cases where the year of marriage, CSYRMAR, is later than the year of divorce (CSYRDIV). These answers are found in the original data and might be a result of respondent error.
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 were asked CSYRMAR.
In the 1986 sample there are 2,003 records which have a CSYRDIV value, but are NIU for CSYRMAR. The reason for this discrepancy is unclear.
In the 1992 sample there are 3,444 respondents who are NIU for all Child Support Supplement variables despite meeting known supplement universe requirements.
This variable is otherwise comparable across all available years.
- 1979: Female respondents age 18 or older who have been married more than once
- 1982-1986: Female respondents age 18 or older who have been divorced
- 1992: Persons in month-in-samples 1-3 or 5-7 who have ever been divorced.
- 1994-2010: Persons who have ever been divorced.