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Family size, round record


For all persons who are eligible for data collection in the round, FAMSZERD reports the number of persons associated with a single family unit in round. FAMSZERD is calculated after students are linked to their associated parent RUs for analytical purposes. This variable is appropriate for family-level analyses, though users should note that persons ineligible for data collection are not included.

FAMSZERD is a two-digit numeric variable.


0: Not in universe


In 1996, FAMSZERD only includes eligible persons in rounds 1 and 2 of data collection; in subsequent years, FAMSZERD is available for all inscope persons. Otherwise, this variable is completely comparable across time.


  • 1996: All persons who are eligible (ELIGRD = 4) and in rounds 1 or 2 of data collection.
  • 1997-2021: All persons who are in scope.


  • 1996-2021



This variable has no flags.