CHANGE NOTICE #
Change Notice #24 – 10/06 Updated WLS Data from WLS 1957 - 2004
Various Corrections to 1957 – 2004 Data.
If you received WLS data before October 4,th 2006 please read this notice.
¨ Modules in web codebook reorganized to allow for ease of finding
¨ CLGFD, CL1NM6, and CL2NM6 - changed inappropriate and not ascertained/
refused codes to match standard -2 and -3.
¨ MRST64 - previously coded ‘married/no date’ are actually ‘refused/not ascertained’.
MRYR64 for these cases recoded from ‘never married’ to ‘refused/not
¨ In 1964, 41 deceased graduates with no education info available were assumed
to have 12 yrs of education. For the entire module, these are recoded to
¨ Variables moved to archives: idsamp isverif hsr hsrnrm iqhnq iqhnscrq iq iqscor iqjrs iqfcr iqfscor iqfrs iqjcr iqjscor edfa57 edmo57 plns58 plnsed nccled tchcnt tchinf tchenc parcnt parinf parenc frndpl milpln marpln iqerr iqsource exper tenure xiq xiqraw xiqyr xiqgd xiqscor xidof01. These variables are now only available in archvd57_94.
¨ XIDSWL deleted - use IDSWL instead.
¨ XSEXRSP deleted - use SSBSEX instead.
1993 Graduate Survey
¨ Additional variable: FIPS code for selected child's address at time of
1993 interview (RJA02SK).
¨ RF042JCF, RF044JCG, RF045JCG, RF046JCG, RF047JCG renamed to RFU42JCF, RFU44JCG, RFU45JCG, RFU46JCG, RFU47JCG. These variables were updated
in February 2006 and not renamed at that time.
¨ Variables moved to archives: rf050j1d rf050j2d rf050j3d rf050j4d rf050jce rg066jjd rg067jjd. These variables are now only available in archvd57_94.
2004 Graduate Survey
¨ Grad Mail extra cases filled into graduate phone. Graduates who were unable or refused to complete a telephone interview were sent a mail questionnaire. This mail questionnaire was a slightly modified version of the questionnaire sent to the grads who completed the telephone survey. The additional questions corresponded to a few which would have been collected during the graduate telephone interview.
The corresponding variables in phone modules have been updated to include
these additional 467 respondents: GC003RE GC005RE GC010SP GC016SP GC015SP GD001KD GD103KD GD299 GD310_0 - GD310_4 GD335_0 - GD335_4 GF017JSC GF002JS GF043JCG GFU07JCE GF104JCD GF001JCD GF002JCD GF013JSC GF016JPF GFU07JPE GF104JPD GF001JPD GF002JPD.
¨ Summary variables for graduates 2004 data split into two modules-
Data about the
¨ Ages in marriage module now in standard age format.
¨ GX202ARE (HUI3 Summary Score) in Graduate Health Module corrected.
¨ GI206RE (Version of letter fluency task) valid codes for many cases
previously coded missing.
¨ Emplyoment module, Corrections to these variables due to error carried
over from 1993 survey:
Variable corrected # cases
GF015J1D is 1990 Census detailed occupation code for first/only job in 1st employment spell. GF015J1D updated due to previous error in 1993 last job. Change to GF015J1D affected other variables listed above.
For those who did not change jobs since 1993, this affected gf015jce - 1990 Census detailed occupation code for first/only job in current/last employment spell and associated variables:
That in turn affected gf015jpe - 1990 Census detailed occupation code for first/only job in pre-retirement spell and associated variables:
¨ Updates to Other Income variables - for a few variables, about 50
cases were given more detailed values based upon the other specify
codes and the notes.
¨ Updates to immediate and delayed recall variables. Detailed checking/ coding resulted in valid codes for numerous cases previously coded “not ascertained” or
“refused” for all variables in the recall module.
¨ End of Life Preparations - GY031REC, GY032REC, and GY033REC corrected to be set to 2, "No", when R answered "No one" in GY034RE. A very small number of cases (between 1 and 5, depending on the variable) were given more detailed values based on open-ended responses.
¨ End of Life Death - GY403PA and GY220SP: correction to numerous cases previously coded system missing.
¨ Religion - GL008SPD. Spouse’s religious preference at time of marriage carried over from 1993 interview if available to “fill-in” for 5154 cases previously not coded since question not asked in 2004 if grad in same marriage.
¨ Corrections to the following variables from the mail survey:
IA004MRE (month mail survey returned) for about 100 cases.
IX082REC (total # of physical symptoms) for 2000 + cases.
IX082RED (# of physical symptoms items answered) for about 50 cases.
IX117RED (# of illness items answered) for 1200 cases.
IX013REC (does R currently smoke?) for 2798 cases.
The coding for IXSP01RE takes the Respondent's answer to q1m (question 1 in
gmail.marriage, analysis var IC001RE) into consideration. These respondents
gave an answer implying they had a spouse for IXSP01RE, but said they did
not have a spouse for q1m/IC001RE. Due to the response to q1m/IC001RE,
they were coded as -2 for IXSP01RE.