I am trying to look at participants' start date of their current job. In the Wave 12 questionnaire, it looks like "jbbgdat" was used, however I can't find this variable in my dataset or in the variable search tool. I looked at the jbbgd/m/y variables, but they have ~98% inapplicable responses. Was jbbgdat included in Wave 12 or any previous waves? Or is there a different variable I should be using to look at employment start dates?
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If you look at the Universe below this question in the Wave 12 questionnaire you will see who gets asked the question, and that will explain most of the inapplicable cases. I am attaching a Stata syntax file that shows this. There are however, 48 cases who were eligible but were not asked this question, 17 of them are proxy interviews, 30 web and 1 telephone. Additionally there are 4 cases (2 F2f, 2 Tel) who were not eligible but were asked these questions. We will look into these cases and get back to you.
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