Support #2027

jbft_dv variable

Added by Yuliya Tavares 3 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Dear Team Member,

There is a derived variable 'jbft_dv' to identify full or part-time employment. In the last 13th wave there are no observations under this variable. Could you please guide me on which variable identifies full- or part-time employment in the recent wave? My search in the dataset and relevant questionnaire has not been successful.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards,
Yuliya Tavares


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months 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. We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months ago

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Hello Yuliya,

It should be the same variable you mentioned. The Study introduces an improvement in the employment-related content. From Wave 13, the questionnaire design allows up to 16 jobs to be reported and the “Second jobs” module is no longer asked. Therefore, you may have multiple jobs and wouldn’t make sense to say that you’re employed part-time. However, we use the main job variable to produce jbft_dv. We’ll amend this variable as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can run the syntax code to produce this variable. It is available in the Data management syntax files section at Simply search for the required variable.

I hope this information is helpful.

Best wishes,
Roberto Cavazos


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 2 months ago

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