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Individual Characteristics

We are mostly interested in the characteristics of the respondent. We also, however, have asked for some information about the respondent's parents and about other household members. We discuss information about the respondent's parents and other household members mostly under other concept categories.

AGER: Grouped age of respondent.

AGER2 2-category grouping of age: under 65, 65 and older

AGER3 3-category grouping of age 1 'under 25' 2 '25-64' 3 '65 and older'

Note: Variables providing the grouped ages of all household members exist as AGEP2 to AGEP12.

All respondents are either Inuit or Saami.

A8a: Gender of respondent.

PARETH Both parents Native.

Note: Variables identifying the ethnicity of all other household members as Native or non-Native exist as NATIVEB3 to NATIVEL3.

RMARRY: Respondent is married to another household member (note: respondent may be not married to another household member but married to (and likely separated from) someone else).

Some characteristics like traditional and western education we think of as resources used by the respondent to maintain or improve their living conditions. For these variables, see "Individual Resources".

LIVEHERE Respondent grew up and has continued to live in community without leaving for a year or more.

B2 Mother born in respondent's current community.

B2a Mother born in a camp.

B3 Father born in respondent's current community.

B3a Father born in a camp.

MOMHERE Mom born in respondent's community or in a camp.

DADHERE Dad born in respondent's community or in a camp.

PARHERE Number of parents born in respondent's community.

DADWED Grouped values of dad's western education

MOMWED Grouped values of mom's western education

DADSUB 'Father did subsistence as a main way of making a living' 

DADEMP 'Father had a wage job as a main way of making a living' 

DADHOME 'Father was a homemaker as a main way of making a living' 

MOMSUB 'Mother did subsistence as a main way of making a living' 

MOMEMP 'Mother had a wage job as a main way of making a living' 

MOMHOME 'Mother was a homemaker as a main way of making a living' 

DADWK 'count of ways father made a living - subsistence,job,home' 

MOMWK 'count of ways mother made a living - subsistence,job,home'.

BOARDING: Respondent went to boarding school outside of their home town for all of elementary and/or all of high school.

OUTSCH: Respondent spent at least a year away from home, mentioning school as the reason, and returned to the community.

EDSTRESS Summary of respondent's stress from elementary and high school education.

D42. Alcohol or drug problems in home during childhood.