The child to caregiver map provides information on 1968 INTERVIEW NUMBER (ID68) and PERSON NUMBER 68 (PN) variables about CDS individuals. The CDS individuals are Child, Primary Caregiver (PCG) and Other Caregiver (OCG). The map data file has following structure:
ER30001 "CHILD: 1968 INTERVIEW
ER30002 "CHILD: PERSON NUMBER 68"
PCGID_97 "PCG 1997: 1968 INTERVIEW NUMBER"
PCGPN_97 "PCG 1997: PERSON NUMBER 68"
OCGID_97 "OCG 1997: 1968 INTERVIEW NUMBER"
OCGPN_97 "OCG 1997: PERSON NUMBER 68"
PCGID_02 "PCG 2002: 1968 INTERVIEW NUMBER"
PCGPN_02 "PCG 2002: PERSON NUMBER 68"
OCGID_02 "OCG 2002: 1968 INTERVIEW NUMBER"
OCGPN_02 "OCG 2002: PERSON NUMBER 68"
All CDS files contain variables ER30001 and ER30002. These columns are also in the map file. The map file can be used to merge PCG and OCG data from Main PSID data to CDS Child level data. This can be done in two steps:
Below is the sample data from the map file.
ER30002 PCGID_97 PCGPN_97 OCGID_97 OCGPN_97 PCGID_02 PCGPN_02 OCGID_02
All data values are ID68 and PN of different CDS individuals. Missing data means that the child did not have PCG or OCG from the CDS interview year.