Codes and Frequencies
For sample persons aged 55 and older in 1984 who live in a house/apartment that is owned or mortgaged by themselves or by their spouse and, persons from 1993 to 1996 who live in a house/apartment that is owned or mortgaged by their family, HOMOWNFREE reports whether the house/apartment is fully paid for or there is a mortgage being paid.
This variable was first introduced in 1984 as part of the Supplement on Aging. From 1993 to 1996, HOMOWNFREE is part of the Family Resources supplement that provides information on individuals' health benefits, amount of coverage and income received from employment, welfare benefits, public assistance, and savings.
Questions in the Family Resources supplement are different from those in the core survey in terms of the content and the treatment of missing data. Questions in the Family Resources were normally asked of the month prior to the interview while the core survey asked of the last calendar year. Missing data in the Family Resources supplement were imputed by NHIS. Users can refer to the imputation flag variable HOMPDIMFL to identify persons with imputed data.
For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.
- 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who own or mortgage their house or apartment or whose spouse owns or mortgages the house or apartment.
- 1993: Persons in quarters 3 and 4 who live in houses that are owned or mortgaged by their family.
- 1994-1996: Persons who live in houses that are owned or mortgaged by their family.
- 1984, 1993-1996