Gender

Gender

 

Child

Created variables

CSEX (C00054.00). SEX OF CHILD

The official fertility record in the mother's main Youth record is reconciled with reports in the child interview to ascertain the best determination of the child's gender. The gender of each child CSEX (reference number C00054.00) is created as a cross-round (XRND) key variable for all children regardless of age. CSEX is assigned to the CHILD BACKGROUND area of interest. A comparable variable (YASEX), just for children ever interviewed as Young Adults, can be found in the YA COMMON KEY VARIABLES area of interest.

Survey Instruments Child's gender is determined using information from Mother's main Youth interview and reports in the Child interview.
Areas of Interest CHILD BACKGROUND

 

Young Adult

Created variables

YASEX (Y06774.00). Sex of Young Adult

The Young Adult cohort includes both male and female offspring of the NLSY79 mothers. The Y06774.00 XRND variable indicates a sex of Young Adult composition of 4220 males and 4042 females.

Comparison to Other NLS Cohorts: Information on sex is available in the NLSY79. Sex for all biological children born to female members of the NLSY79 is available. Information on sex is also available for the NLSY97. Sex is implicit by membership in the Original Cohorts. For more precise details about the content of each survey, consult the appropriate cohort's User's Guide using the tabs above for more information.

Survey Instruments Gender is created as a single cross-round variable for all Young Adults.
Areas of Interest YA Common Key Variables