Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health 2014 Wave 2 - Mexico: Caregiving for Children

The Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health 2014 Wave 2-Mexico: Caregiving for Children, includes 13 items to assess caregiving aspects to children in the household. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.


Geographies Tested: Mexico

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults


Interviewer: I want to shift now to questions about children under the age of 18 in the household, and about care you provide or have provided over the last 12 months – including those for whom one or both parents are ill or absent (prolonged illness or absent through death or migration or other reason). Care could be related to physical care, health care, financial or emotional support or other reasons, where you are responsible for the well-being of the childchildren.

1. Over the last 12 months, have there been any children under the age of 18 years living in your household or compound whose parents are not currently living in the household or who cannotdo not provide primary care?

2. Over the last 12 months have there been any children under 18 years living in your household or compound whose parents cannotdo not provide enough care and require some help?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

3. In total, how many children in the household or household compound have needed care or support in the last 12 months?

Response Options:
_____ [number of children]

Please tell me about the children needing and receiving care, starting with the oldest child:

4. What is your relationship to this person? This person iswas your

Response Options:
Spouse or partner - 2
Daughter or son - 3
Daughter- or son-in law - 4
Grandchild - 5
Brother or sister - 8
Other relative, child (e.g. cousin) - 11
Not related, child - 12

5. Is the father

6. Is the mother

Response Options:
Living outside the household - 1
Ill or unable to care for the child - 2
Deceased - 3
Location or status unknown to caregiver - 4
Respondent - 5

7. Who is the person primarily responsible for the support and care of this child?

Response Options:
Respondent - 1
Another household member - 2
Other - 3

8. For how long have had you been providing care? (over the last 12 months)

Response Options:
Less than 30 days - 1
1 to 3 months - 2
More than 3 months but less than 6 months - 3
6 months or more - 4

9. Please indicate the support or care you provide by responding yes or no to each of the following. For this child, do you:

  • Pay his or her school, medical or other fees
  • Dress andor feed her or him
  • Make sure she or he gets medical care when needed
  • Make sure she or he attends school
  • Assist with her or his studies
  • Other (choose all that apply)

Response Options:
Yes – 1
No - 2

10. Iswas support and care generally provided

Response Options:
Daily - 1
Several days per week - 2
Once per week - 3
Once per month - 4
Occasionally, as needed - 5

11. How much supportcare does this person require?

Response Options:
Regular help to do most things - 1
Regular help to do specific activities - 2
Occasional help with most things - 3
Occasional help with specific activities - 4
Other - 5

12. About how much time per week on average diddo you spend providing supportcare for this adult?

Response Options:
By hours: ____
By minutes: ____
Don’t know – 88:88

13. How much difficulty did you have with providing this supportcare?

Response Options:
None - 1
Mild - 2
Moderate - 3
Severe - 4
Extreme or could not do - 5

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Salinas-Rodriguez, A., & Manrique-Espinoza, B. S. (2016). Mexico - Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health-2014, Wave 2.

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