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Person who owns or is buying dwelling: Spouse

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For sample adults aged 55 and older who live in a house/apartment that is owned or being bought by a household member, HOWNSPOUSE reports whether the house/apartment is owned or being bought by the person's spouse.

This variable was first introduced in 1984 as part of the Supplement on Aging. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


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  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who live in a house or apartment that is owned or being bought by a household member.


  • 1984