Correction - Data Description - Basic Demographic Variables - Marital Status - New Widows
1995 AHEAD (Wave 2) Core Final V2.0
For the respondent's current marital status, use D256, MARRIAGE STATUS, or D674, A21. R MARITAL STATUS; do not use D375, R MARITAL STAT. D256 and D674, which have identical values, identify 288 new widows.
Corrected text appears below. A revised data description incorporating the changes has been created.
8A. Basic Demographic Variables We have included many variables in the preload and coversheet sections because they determine the flow of the subsequent interview. Some of these variables were updated by information obtained later in the interview. We have noted this by including "UPDATED" in the label. However, all this can become confusing. In addition to the "A" variables listed above, Variables with Alternative Format, we recommend you use these variables for your analysis. Note that D256 and D674 have identical values. D257 NEW SP COUPLENESS A95CS_R D374 R SEX A95CS_R D256 MARRIAGE STATUS A95CS_R D674 A21. R MARITAL STATUS A95A_R