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Job History Data

Added by Anuj Vithlani over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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12/09/2015
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I've looked at both the BHPS and UKHLS data. Am I correct in saying that BHPS has job history data whilst the UKHLS does not? I wanted to extract the 'years of part time work experience' and the 'years of full time work experience' and use them as variables. Is this not possible with the UKHLS data?

Thank you!

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#1 Updated by Redmine Admin over 4 years ago

  • Assignee set to Alita Nandi
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#2 Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

Employment histories were collected for the 1-6 month samples in wave 1 and for the remaining 6-24 month samples in wave 5.
Best wishes,
On behalf of the team.

#3 Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

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#4 Updated by Anuj Vithlani over 4 years ago

Alita Nandi wrote:

Employment histories were collected for the 1-6 month samples in wave 1 and for the remaining 6-24 month samples in wave 5.
Best wishes,
On behalf of the team.

Hi Alita, thanks for your reply that answers my query.

I had another question. I wanted to ask if you knew how to use these employment histories to sum up an individuals part-time and full-time employment experience? I wanted to make variables which give a person's part-time and full-time work experience which could be used in a wage equation.

Thanks

#5 Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

Hi Anuj,
You will have to create these variables yourself. We do not provide these derived variables as yet.
Best wishes,
On behalf of the team.

#6 Updated by Anuj Vithlani over 4 years ago

Alita Nandi wrote:

Hi Anuj,
You will have to create these variables yourself. We do not provide these derived variables as yet.
Best wishes,
On behalf of the team.

Hi Alita,

Thank you for your reply.

I wanted to ask why the employment histories for the 1-6 month samples were in wave 1 and the 7-24 month samples were in wave 5. Is there a specific reason for this? I wanted to ask because of sample selection issues.

Thanks

#7 Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

As the reasons for this decision was not dependant on any individual, household or regional characteristics and as the monthly samples are random samples, there should not be any selection bias. However, depending on how you use the data, you will have to consider differential non-response (wave 1 vs wave 5).
Best wishes,
On behalf of the team.

#8 Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

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#9 Updated by Anuj Vithlani over 4 years ago

Alita Nandi wrote:

As the reasons for this decision was not dependant on any individual, household or regional characteristics and as the monthly samples are random samples, there should not be any selection bias. However, depending on how you use the data, you will have to consider differential non-response (wave 1 vs wave 5).
Best wishes,
On behalf of the team.

Hi Alita,

Thanks for your reply, that was very helpful.

I wanted to ask if the UKHLS dataset provided a variable for which region the individual lives in. So, whether they are living in London, or Scotland, or the South-East?

Thanks,
Anuj

#10 Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

Yes, it is called w_gor_dv (w is the wave prefix)

#11 Updated by Anuj Vithlani over 4 years ago

Alita Nandi wrote:

Yes, it is called w_gor_dv (w is the wave prefix)

Ahh ok thank you very much. Also, I was struggling to find an indicator for a person being in a trade union? I remember the BHPS did have this, so I was assuming the UKHLS must have this too.

Thanks,
Anuj

#12 Updated by Alita Nandi over 4 years ago

The best way to find out is to either search in the questionnaire for the wave you are interested in
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/questionnaires

or use our online search facility
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation

Hope this helps.

#13 Updated by Victoria Nolan over 4 years ago

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