- Questionnaire Text
- Source Variables
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SPRULE_HIST reports why the IPUMS variable SPLOC linked the person to a probable spouse in samples prior to 1970. IPUMS establishes spouse-spouse links according to seven basic rules, and SPRULE reports the number of the rule for the link in question. If a link could be made according to more than one rule, the lowest-numbered rule was applied. See "Family Interrelationships" and New IPUMS Family Interrelationship Variables for more information.
The following codes are included in SPRULE_HIST:
0 = No spouse of this person present in household.
1 = A married woman and a married man were linked because she was listed immediately after him on the form and both persons' relationship to the household head/householder, when compared with one another, justified a link. The following pairings justified links: