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Support #1806

Socioeconomic classification

Added by Neil Kaye 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
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Category:
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Start date:
11/14/2022
% Done:

80%


Description

I am wondering if there is Stata syntax available to construct a socioeconomic status variable for each wave of the UKHLS?

I see the current jbnssec_dv variable is only applicable to respondents currently in a job (w_jbhas==1) or in work but not at their job currently (w_jbhas==2 & w_jboff==1). For new entrants to a wave, SES may be captured by w_jbnssec_dv if in work, or by w_jlnssec_dv if not in work but has previously worked. As far as I can see, there is no 'fed-forward' SES indicator for previous interviewees not currently in work.

This is what I am trying to derive - an SES indicator that captures a) current SES if in work or b) most recent SES if not currently in work, with a residual category for those who have never worked.

Many thanks

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