where is work experience in the BHPS?
how do I get BHPS data on individual level work experience as appears in studies such as Blundell et al 2005 "job changes, hours changes and the path of labour supply adjustment"?
#1 Updated by Redmine Admin over 7 years ago
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Have a look this variable:
#2 Updated by James Nield over 7 years ago
Many thanks for your quick response Jakob. My apologies for making my question ambiguous. When I mentioned work experience I meant the total number of years an individual has spent working over the course of their life, for example, a 21 year old may have 2 years work experience working for an accounting company after leaving university.
In the paper I referenced, the authors claimed to have used the BHPS to compute the mean number of total years work experience among lone mothers to be 8.67 (page 33). I cannot seem to find the variable for total years work experience.