Codes and Frequencies
For unmarried persons who are currently cohabiting, PARTNERPNUM reports the person number (PX) of the person's cohabiting partner.
PARTNERPNUM is available starting in 2006. IHIS offers a constructed variable SPLOC that reports the person number (PERNUM) of every person's spouse or cohabiting partner from 1963 forward. PARTNERPNUM and SPLOC overwhelmingly agree for years when PARTNERPNUM is available.
Users should note that SPLOC is constructed by IHIS and is based on the IHIS-constructed person number PERNUM. Researchers should use PERNUM with YEAR, SERIAL, and FAMNUMR to uniquely identify household members.
- 2006-2013; 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018: Persons who are currently cohabiting.
- 2006-2018 : PERWEIGHT