Support #751

Confusing data on rjbstat

Added by Julia Borodina over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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Dear Support Team,
I'm having a problem interpreting the Stata output attached.
I am working with a merged file (Wave 18 of BHPS merged with Wave 3 of Understanding Society) and I cannot understand why "self-employed" and other groups other than "employed" satisfy the filter I've applied. As far as I know, self-employed have their own variables on hours worked in a normal week, overtime hours and usual gross monthly pay.
Could you please clafify this issue.
Many thanks!


stata.PNG (9.7 KB) stata.PNG Julia Borodina, 03/18/2017 08:26 PM

Updated by Gundi Knies over 6 years ago

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  • Target version set to BHPS
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Hi Julia,
we cannot reproduce your analysis data set from the description you have sent. We can only recommend that you stick to the orginial BHPS Wave 18 data first so you can better understand the questionnaire routing into the (r)jbhrs question. In this specific case, but without having checked, it may be that the respondent has reported another job ((r)jbhas=1) later on in the interview. (r)jbstat only records the main activity status as perceived by the respondent and they may have a paid job in which they are not working for their own account.
Hope htis helps,


Updated by Victoria Nolan over 6 years ago

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Updated by Victoria Nolan over 6 years ago

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