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NCOUPLES
Number of married couples in household

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Description

NCOUPLES is a constructed variable (using SPLOC) that counts the number of married couples within each dwelling unit. For persons in households that are not group quarters, NCOUPLES indicates the number of identified married couples in the household; for persons in group quarters, NCOUPLES indicates the number of identified married couples in any group of related individuals.

Comparability

The comparability of this variable is affected by variations in the information available for identifying spouses; see SPRULE and "Family Interrelationships."

For United States 1850, 1860, and 1870 samples, the numbers for NCOUPLES come from the variables US1850A_0040, US1860A_0040, and US1870A_0040. For more information, refer to SPRULE and SPLOC

Universe

  • Canada 1891: All households
  • Canada 1901: All households
  • Canada 1911: All households
  • Denmark 1787: All households
  • Denmark 1801: All households
  • Great Britain 1851a: All households
  • Great Britain 1851b: All households
  • Great Britain 1851c: All households
  • Great Britain 1861a: All households
  • Great Britain 1861b: All households
  • Great Britain 1871b: All households
  • Great Britain 1881a: All households
  • Great Britain 1881b: All households
  • Great Britain 1891a: All households
  • Great Britain 1891b: All households
  • Great Britain 1901a: All households
  • Great Britain 1901b: All households
  • Great Britain 1911: All households
  • Iceland 1703: All households
  • Iceland 1729: All households
  • Iceland 1801: All households
  • Iceland 1901: All households
  • Iceland 1910: All households
  • Norway 1801: All households
  • Norway 1865: All households
  • Norway 1875: All households
  • Norway 1900: All households
  • Norway 1910: All households
  • Sweden 1880: All households
  • Sweden 1890: All households
  • Sweden 1900: All households
  • Sweden 1910: All households
  • United States 1850a: All households
  • United States 1850b: All households
  • United States 1860: All households
  • United States 1870: All households
  • United States 1880a: All households
  • United States 1880b: All households
  • United States 1900: All households
  • United States 1910: All households

Availability

  • Canada: 1891, 1901, 1911
  • Denmark: 1787, 1801
  • Great Britain: 1851a, 1851b, 1851c, 1861a, 1861b, 1871b, 1881a, 1881b, 1891a, 1891b, 1901a, 1901b, 1911
  • Iceland: 1703, 1729, 1801, 1901, 1910
  • Norway: 1801, 1865, 1875, 1900, 1910
  • Sweden: 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910
  • United States: 1850a, 1850b, 1860, 1870, 1880a, 1880b, 1900, 1910