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MHMAR1M
Month of first marriage

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This is a 2-digit numeric variable.

Description

MHMAR1M indicates the month of the respondent's first marriage.

In 1976, there were values larger than 12 in the original data. These have been recoded to NIU and have a value of 5 for QMHMAR1.

In 1982, there is one male who reported a month of first marriage. This person's sex was allocated by IPUMS. See QSEX for details.

In 1986, there are two never-married women and six males who have reported a month of first marriage. These are in the original data.

In 1987, there are 24 non-females who have reported a month of first marriage. These are in the original data.

In 1988, there are 26 non-females who have reported a month of first marriage. These are in the original data.

In 1994, there is one male who reported a month of first marriage. This is in the original data.

Comparability

MHMAR1M is limited to ever-married women in all available samples, except for 1980 where ever-married men are included.

In 1980 and 1990, the MHMAR1M variable includes women who have been married only once. These women also have values for "month of last marriage" (MHMARLM); for these cases, values for MHMAR1M and MHMARLM are the same. In 1995, women who have been married only once are in-universe only for MHMARLM.

There is a great deal of variation in the in-universe age range for this variable. Please see the universe tab for details.

Universe

  • Jun 1979 and Jun 1976: Females 14-59 who have ever been married.
  • Jun 1977: Females 14-44 who have ever been married.
  • Jun 1980: Persons 15-75 who have ever been married.
  • Jun 1981, Jun 1982, and Jun 1983: Females 15-59 who have ever been married.
  • Jun 1986, Jun 1988, and Jun 1987: Females 18-44 who have ever been married.
  • Jun 1990: Females 15-65 who have ever been married.
  • Jun 1992 and Jun 1994: Females 15-44 who have ever been married.
  • Jun 1995: Females 15-65 who have been married 2+ times.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1976 – 1977 - - - - - X - - - - - -
1979 – 1983 - - - - - X - - - - - -
1986 – 1988 - - - - - X - - - - - -
1990 - - - - - X - - - - - -
1992 - - - - - X - - - - - -
1994 – 1995 - - - - - X - - - - - -

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