Three Class NS-SEC - jbnssec3_dv
I try to make use of jbnnsec3_dv variable. According to the value labels, three categories are (1) management & professional, (2) intermediate, and (3) routine & never worked & long-term unemployed. That said, for around 40% of the individuals in each wave, this question is coded as "inapplicable". This sounds a bit weird to me, given that unemployed and inactive individuals are coded as 3.
I went a bit further and checked the code book to see how filters work for this variable. I think, as it is a derived variable, there is no filter information. Then I realise that the value labels in the code book are different from those in the data (i.e. 3=routine).
Can you please let me know what are the correct label values for this question, and also for whom this question is considered as "inapplicable"
#1 Updated by Gundi Knies almost 3 years ago
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you are right. the label was misleading. The variable is derived from JBNSSEC_DV, which in turn is derived from JBSOC & ES2000, which are both not applicable to the unemployed. Mote, however, that the label has already been corrected. You probably use an older version of the Understanding Society data.