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Pre-participation unemployment spell

Added by Chris Martin about 7 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

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08/26/2013
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Hello,

Is there a variable that records if a participant experienced a spell of unemployment before they began participating in BHPS? I have looked but haven't been able to find such a variable, but I wanted to be sure that no such variable exists.

Thanks,
Chris

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#1 Updated by Redmine Admin about 7 years ago

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Generally, a strength of the study is the long, individually linked time series of data of the annual event kind (e.g. spells of employment in the past year). BHPS did however carry life history event items, that could be used to establish e.g. if someone ever worked. Please see user guide, p. 232; "At Wave Two and Wave Three a range of lifetime history information was collected, covering, marriages (BMARRIAG), cohabitation spells (BCOHABIT), children (BCHILDAD, BCHILDNT), lifetime employment status (BLIFEMST) and a lifetime job history (CLIFEJOB)". Source: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/bhps/documentation/vola/vola.html

The Thesaurus provides an overview of the employment items, which might also be of interest;
https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/bhps/documentation/volb/indexes/subjcat5.html#Employment:%20Not%20Working/Seeking%20Work

Jakob

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin about 7 years ago

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