Information about most recent job
I am carrying out some analysis of the cohort of respondents who were unemployed at Wave 8 of the survey (h_jbstat = 3). I would like to include information about their most recent employment. In particular, I would like to derive a variable for the NS-SEC of the most recent job held.
I think I can use h_jbhad to identify people who have never had paid employment, and h_jlnssec_dv for respondents who were new entrants to the survey at Wave 8. For the others, do I need to go back to each previous wave of the survey and pull through non-missing values for g_jbnssec_dv, f_jbnssec_dv and so on?
Is there a quicker/easier way of doing this?!