Support #898

Pay data - include or exclude overtime payment?

Added by Jack Worth about 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Please could you advise me on whether usual pay for overtime is included in the variable paygu_dv? I am trying to construct a variable that captures hourly wages, using consistent measures of usual working hours, and am interested in the distinction between basic and overtime hours (and therefore pay).

Currently I have: wage = paygu_dv / (jbhrs + jbot)
(plus I separately make an adjustment for comparing monthly pay to weekly hours)

Is this a consistent definition, or should I use a different combination depending on whether I am including or excluding overtime?

Many thanks,


Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years 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.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer


Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 3 years ago

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Dear Jack,

Yes, w_paygu_dv includes pay for usual amounts of overtime.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer


Updated by Alita Nandi almost 3 years ago

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Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

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