Empstat / employment history
I am interested in looking at employment histories for respondents. I understand that around 1/4 of the sample was asked in wave 1 and the remainder in wave 5. Once merging the two waves it seems that around 322 people report their histories in both W1 and W5. I just wanted to check whether this should be the case and why this is? Would the W1 or W5 histories be most accurate for the early years prior to the employment status within the wave years? For some individuals there does seem to be some differences in the dates / pattern of spells.