Employment status: indall - indresp incosistency
Dear all, I would like to know your help about a probably silly question but on which I am struggling on.
Why the looking at the variable in the dataset it comes up less employed people than looking at the variable in the dataset
Thanks a lot in advance, best, Giorgio
#1 Updated by Alita Nandi about 2 months ago
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the indresp file includes everyone who has responded to the adult (16+ year) interviews, while indall includes everyone in the household including those who did not participate in the adult interview. So, there are fewer 16+ year olds in indresp than in indall in any wave. Taking the case of bb_indall and bb_indresp:
1. There are 9845 individuals in bb_indrsep, while there are 10225 16+ year olds in bb_indall
2. Employment status (employed or not) based on bb_jbstat shows that 5512 are employed while that based on bb_hgemp in bb_indall shows that there are 5945 16+ yaer olds who are employed
Note that as indall is based on information collected from one person in the household about everyone else while indresp includes self-reported information, there are a few cases where their employment status from the two sources don't match. This does not explain the larger number of employed in indall, but important to know.
#3 Updated by Giorgio Piccitto about 2 months ago
thanks a lot for your answer, just a quick clarification: what could be the reason for someone >16 to be in indall (so, enumerated as a component of the family and not present in the dataset child) but not in indresp?
Thanks a lot, best, Giorgio.
#4 Updated by Alita Nandi about 2 months ago
All 16+ year olds enumerated in the household (and so present in indall), are eligible for adult interviews, but not everyone agrees to participate. Those who participate, are in indresp - as it has the responses to the adult interview questions.