Grandparent family

Mnemonic reference (code): GRANDFAM

Type: Derived variable

Definition: A family is defined as a group of people who are:

• married, same-sex civil partnership or cohabiting couple, with or without child(ren),

• lone parent with child(ren),

• married, same-sex civil partnership or cohabiting couple with grandchild(ren) but with no children present from the intervening generation, or

• single grandparent with grandchild(ren) but no children present from the intervening generation.

Children in couple families need not belong to both members of the couple. For single or couple grandparents with grandchildren present, the children of the grandparent(s) may also be present if they are not the parents or grandparents of the youngest generation present.

A grandparent family is a family with grandchildren and no parents present in the intervening generation.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

<Code Name
0 Not in a grandparent family
1 A grandparent couple/lone grandparent with no children in intervening generation
2 A grandparent couple/lone grandparent with a combination of their children and/ or step children and grandchildren (but where the children and/or step-children are not parents or grandparents of the grandchildren)
3 A grandparent couple/lone grandparent with any combination of unknown relationships linked to them in generation 2
X No code required
C Communal Person

Total number of categories: 6

Not applicable category (X) comprises: Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time.

Source variables GRANDFAM is derived from:

HCA

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.