# Measuring the Desire for Children in Low Fertility Settings > Wave 1

Longitudinal Wave

#### General Information

Title

Wave 1

Project Number

51.1

Abstract

This is the first wave of the survey Measuring the Desire for Children in Low Fertility Settings

Longitudinal Type

Longitudinal Wave

Begin date

02-08-2010

End date

31-08-2010

Researcher

Bühler, C., Gauthier, A.H., Goldstein, J.R., Hin, S.C.

Publisher

CentERdata

Copyright

© 2010 CentERdata

Funding Organization

CentERdata/MESS Project

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-xmd-c4r9

#### Datasets and documentation

#### View Documentation

Codebook in Dutch

Codebook in English

#### Data Files

English SPSS file

English STATA file

#### Variables

Variable name | Variable Label | Variable Type |
---|---|---|

nomem_encr | Number of the household member encrypted | preloaded |

dq10a_m | Year and month of the field work period | constructed |

dq10a001 | question presented first: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a002 | question presented second: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a003 | question presented third: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a004 | question presented fourth: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a005 | question presented fifth: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a006 | question presented sixth: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a007 | question presented seventh: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a008 | question presented eighth: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a009 | question presented ninth: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a010 | question presented tenth: dq10a029-dq10a038; dq10a039-dq10a048 | constructed |

dq10a011 | random variabele: order of choice | constructed |

dq10a012 | random variable: groups | constructed |

dq10a013 | This questionnaire is about your family and having children. Filling in this questionnaire will take only a few minutes of your time. Do you wish to participate? | directly measured |

dq10a014 | We would like to know more about your preferences for different numbers of children. Can you to tell us how many children you would ideally desire? What is your ideal number of children? | directly measured |

dq10a015 | Suppose for some reason you are unable to have one child, would you rather have no child or 2 children? | directly measured |

dq10a016 | If you also couldn’t have 2 children, would you rather have no child or 3 children? | directly measured |

dq10a017 | If you also couldn’t have 3 children, would you rather have no child or 4 or more children? | directly measured |

dq10a018 | Suppose for some reason you are unable to have 2 children, would you rather have 1 child or 3 children? | directly measured |

dq10a019 | If you also couldn’t have one child, would you rather have no child or 3 children? | directly measured |

dq10a020 | If you also couldn’t have 3 children, would you rather have no child or 4 or more children? | directly measured |

dq10a021 | If you also couldn’t have 3 children, would you rather have 1 child or 4 or more children? | directly measured |

dq10a022 | If you couldn’t have one child, would you rather have no child or 4 or more children? | directly measured |

dq10a023 | Suppose for some reason you were unable to have 3 children, would you rather have 2 children or 4 or more children? | directly measured |

dq10a024 | If you also couldn’t have two children, would you rather have 1 child or 4 or more children? | directly measured |

dq10a025 | If you also couldn’t have one child, would you have no child or 4 or more children? | directly measured |

dq10a026 | How much do you prefer having [1 child/ 2 children/ 3 children] over [no child/2 children/1 child /3 children /4 children or more]? | directly measured |

dq10a027 | How much do you prefer having [no children/2 children /1 child/ 3 children/4 children or more] over [no child/3 children/no child/3 children /1 child/4 children or more]? | directly measured |

dq10a028 | We would like to know more about your preferences for different numbers of children. Filling it in will take only a few minutes of your time. Do you wish to participate? | directly measured |

dq10a029 | Suppose you have to choose between having either no child or 1 child. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a030 | Suppose you have to choose between having either no child or 2 children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a031 | Suppose you have to choose between having either no child or 2 children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a032 | Suppose you have to choose between having either no child or 4 or more children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a033 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 1 child or 2 children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a034 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 1 child or 3 children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a035 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 1 child or 4 or more children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a036 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 2 children or 3 children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a037 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 2 children or 4 or more children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a038 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 3 children or 4 or more children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a039 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 1 child or no child. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a040 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 2 children or no child. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a041 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 3 children or no child. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a042 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 4 or more children or no child. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a043 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 2 children or 1 child. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a044 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 3 children or 1 child. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a045 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 4 or more children or 1 child. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a046 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 3 children or 2 children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a047 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 4 or more children or 2 children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a048 | Suppose you have to choose between having either 4 or more children or 3 children. Which would you choose? | directly measured |

dq10a049 | Was it difficult to answer the questions? | directly measured |

dq10a050 | Were the questions sufficiently clear? | directly measured |

dq10a051 | Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things? | directly measured |

dq10a052 | Was it an interesting subject? | directly measured |

dq10a053 | Did you enjoy answering the questions? | directly measured |

dq10a054 | Starting date questionnaire | constructed |

dq10a055 | Starting time questionnaire | constructed |

dq10a056 | End date questionnaire | constructed |

dq10a057 | End time questionnaire | constructed |

dq10a058 | Duration in seconds | derived |

#### Questions

#### Questionnaire: Desire for Children1

This questionnaire was originally conducted in Dutch.

Browse Desire for Children1#### Response Information

##### Response Overview

Selected number of household members: 4018 (100%)Non-response: 1427 (35.5%)

Response: 2591 (64.5%)

Complete: 2587 (64.4%)

Incomplete: 4 (0.1%)

##### Collection Events

Period

02-08-2010 to 31-08-2010

Sample

The questionnaire was presented to 4018 panel members with the age of 16 years and older

Collection Mode

internet survey

Fieldwork Note

a reminder was sent twice to non-respondents