Support #1215

wJHSTAT for employment at same firm

Added by Chris Martin over 4 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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I'm trying to find a way to use wJHSTAT to find out whether a participant worked at the same firm through all their labour spells. I have a few questions:
--wJHSTAT is only in BHPS. Is there a variable comparable to wJHSTAT in UKHLS?
--wJHSTAT has a value of 1 if someone has a different job at the same workplace. However, what happens if the person has the same job as the same workplace? Is wJHSTAT not applicable then? I'm not able to find this answer in the documentation.
--More broadly, is there a way using BHPS + UKHLS panel data to find who was employed at the same firm during every employment spell?



Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,


Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

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Hi Chris,

Please see our response to #1218, a similar query to yours. That is not a complete answer for this query or query 1218, but it shows the route to follow. Unfortunately there is no quick answer.

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Best wishes,


Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago


Updated by Alita Nandi over 3 years ago

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