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routing for a_jbhad and b_jbbgd/b_jbbgm/b_jbbgy

Added by Zoe Oldfield over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Data documentation
Start date:
05/21/2016
% Done:

100%


Description

Hi,

I am trying to work out the routing for some of the employment variables and for some variables, the routing in the questionnaire doesn't seem to match the routing in the data.

1. In wave 1, the routing stated in the questionnaire for a_jbhad is:

IF JBHAS = 2 AND JBOFF = 2

However, when I do the following (stata code):

gen route = a_jbhas==2 & a_jboff==2
tab a_jbhad route

I get the following:

ever had paid |         route
employment | 0 1 | Total
-----------------+----------------------+----------
missing | 0 29 | 29
inapplicable | 26,525 1,190 | 27,715
proxy respondent | 2,036 1,226 | 3,262
refused | 0 2 | 2
don't know | 0 14 | 14
yes | 0 16,108 | 16,108
no | 0 3,864 | 3,864
-----------------+----------------------+----------
Total | 28,561 22,433 | 50,994

So there are 1190 observations that look like they should have been asked jbhad but were not. Why is this? Am I missing something in the routing?

2. The routing for b_jbbgd/b_jbbgm/b_jbbgy is the following:


     IF     (JBHAS = 1 OR JBOFF = 1)
     AND IF (FF_IVLOLW<>1 & FF_EVERINT<>1)

However when I do the following (stata code):


gen route = (b_jbhas==1|b_jboff==1) & (b_ff_ivlolw~=1 & b_ff_everint~=1)
tab b_jbbgy route

I get this:


year started |         route
current job  |         0          1 |     Total
-------------+----------------------+----------
missing      |         0          1 |         1
inapplicable |    50,010      1,982 |    51,992
don't know   |         0         16 |        16

So there are 1982 observations who do not get asked the date that their current job started even though they have never been interviewed before. Why is this? Again, am I missing something?

Thanks.

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