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Variables for employment

Added by Lior Shabtai about 2 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
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Category:
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Start date:
09/20/2020
% Done:

100%


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Hello,

I am trying to understand what is the best variable to use in order to understand if a person is employed.

I found two variables that seem helpful, but I have a few questions about them:

1) The variable employ: this variable seems to be useful, but I don't understand what the "proxy" values (-7) are, and why in Wave 3 there are different interpretations for the values 1 and 2 (in the indresp datasets).

2) The second variable that seem to work is jbsemp (employee or self-employed), but can I be sure that if a person has a value of -8 (inapplicable) it necessarily means that he/she is unemployed?

One final question, can this information (employed/unemployed) be derived directly from variables for working hours or income (such as jbhrs or paygu_dv) using the inapplicable values (-8)?

Thank you very much!
Lior Shabtai

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