Discrepancy in 'don't know' responses to yasoc00
For yasoc00 (and yasoc90/yasoc10), what occupation would you like to do, there are zero 'don't know' responses for waves 3 and 4, and then 370 'don't know' responses in wave 5. Is this due to a change in the way the interviewers asked the question? How were respondents coded if they had no occupational preferences in waves 3 and 4? Are they in 'missing'? If so, is there any way that 'don't knows' in waves 3 and 4 can be separated out from those who were missing for other reasons?
Updated by Gundi Knies about 6 years ago
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thanks for making us aware of this cross-wave data inconsistency.
The way the question is asked has not changed. There were in fact a number of young people in waves 3 and 4 who did not express occupational preferences and who were incorrectly coded to -9 rather than -1. We will fix this for the next data release (which is scheduled for November 2016).
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
On behalf of the Understanding Society team,