WLS Codebooks and Flowcharts

Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Job History and Unemployment

jobed             Have a full-time civilian job since completing school?
jr1bed            Begin first job before completing highest level in school? 
cmjx1b            Century month graduate began first job
inx1u - ocix1     Codes and scores for first job
jbc70             Work at a civilian job in March, 1970? 
inx70 - ocix70    Codes and scores for March, 1970 job
inr74 - oci74     Codes and scores for longest job last year
cmjxcr            Century month graduate began current or last job. 
inxcuru - ocixcr  Codes and scores for current or last job
wrwk74, lfwk74    Weeks graduate was in labor force in 1974
wrla74 - wr7452   Laid off? Weeks spent finding job. Spent time doing what?    
    
lf74fp            Work full-or part-time in 1974? 
newexper          Labor force experience for all graduates  
newten            Tenure at current job for all graduates  
lfstat, lfempl    Graduate's work status
nilf              Why is graduate not in labor force? 
lfunem, lfcivs    Graduate's labor force status
lfdur             Duration of unemployment 
lfmalw - lfus35   Last week's work details
jxlw16            Why did graduate start looking for work?  
jxlw17            Start looking for work how many weeks ago   
jxlw18            How many weeks ago was graduate laid off? 
lflkl4            Has graduate looked for work within the last four weeks? 
lflkpb - lflkot   How did graduate look for work in past four weeks
jxlkw9            Why did graduate start looking for full-or part-time work? 
jxlk10, jxlk13    Job search details
lfwhen, jxlwu1    Last job brief details
jxlwu2            Why did graduate leave last job? 
lflwun            Want a regular job now, either full-time or part-time?  
jxlwu4 - jxlwu8   Reasons, intentions for unemployed

jobed: Did graduate have a full-time civilian job since completing school?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 6, 10, 11a, 11d; z2, z2f
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 462 339 801
-2 162 158 320
0 NO 51 181 232
1 YES 4316 4648 8964
Note: If year last attended school is greater than 1975, questions about
the first job after completing school are not asked. These cases are
coded 9 for JOBED and all the following questions about first job.
There were nine cases with missing data for year job began. Only one
of these respondents reported any education after high school and the
last year attended for that respondent was 1964. So all nine of these
respondents were coded as if this first job had begun prior to 1975.

jr1bed: Did graduate begin first job before completing highest level of school?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12, 13

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 519 1189
-2 210 337 547
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
0 NO 3248 3861 7109
1 YES 862 607 1469

cmjx1b: Century month graduate began first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11e; z2e, z2f
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 478 338 816
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 19 11 30
522 - 908 CENTURY MONTHS 4281 4638 8919
Note: Last 2 digits of year times 12 plus 1 = January of year
used in the equation (e.g. 38 x 12 + 1 = 457 = January, 1938).
See Appendix A - COR607 for Conversion into century months.

inx1u: 1970 Census detailed industry code for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11b; z2b, z2c
Revisions: Replacement 9/99, contains data for 1975 NRs      Archived variable: inx1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS 461 337 798
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 6 8
017 - 937 1970 INDUSTRY CODES 4315 4644 8959
Note: See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

ocx1u: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11a; z2, z2a
Revisions: Replacement 9/99, contains data for 1975 NRs      Archived variable: ocx1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS 462 336 798
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
001 - 984 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 4314 4649 8963
Note: See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

cwx1u: Class of worker code for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11d; z2d, zz30, zz40
Revisions: Replacement 9/99, contains data for 1975 NRs      Archived variable: cwx1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS 462 337 799
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 5 7
1 Private company, business or individual for wages, salary or commission 3492 3816 7308
2 Government employee (federal, state or local government) 567 767 1334
3 Own business or professional practice; incorporated 24 4 28
4 Own business or professional practice; not incorporated 146 24 170
5 Working without pay in a family business or farm 85 34 119
Note: See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

inmx1u: 1970 Major industry code for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11b
Revisions: Replacement 9/99, contains data for 1975 NRs      Archived variable: inmx1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS 461 337 798
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 6 8
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 383 50 433
2 Mining 16 2 18
3 Construction 297 30 327
4 Manufacturing 1615 1039 2654
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 219 371 590
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 708 808 1516
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 153 603 756
8 Business And Repair Services 116 80 196
9 Personal Services 46 182 228
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 28 18 46
11 Public Administration 156 81 237
12 Professional And Related Services 578 1380 1958
Note: See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocmx1u: 1970 Major occupation code for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11a; z2, z2a
Revisions: Replacement 9/99, contains data for 1975 NRs      Archived variable: ocmx1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 465 338 803
-2 213 339 552
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 35 4 39
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 1043 916 1959
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 242 49 291
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 30 6 36
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 130 20 150
6 Sales: Retail Trade 82 158 240
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 337 2417 2754
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 202 18 220
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 124 1 125
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 184 23 207
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 691 327 1018
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 353 47 400
13 Service Occupations 108 585 693
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 124 11 135
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 285 24 309
16 Farm Operators & Managers 92 7 99
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 251 36 287
Note: This code divides occupation into broad categories derived
from occupation, industry and class of worker. (Group II occupation
is the name used for this variables in the OCG II codebooks.)

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocsx1u2: 1970 Duncan SEI score for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11a; z2, z2a
Revisions: Replacement 9/99, contains data for 1975 NRs; Updated 3/96, 9/99, 9/00      Archived variable: ocsx1u, ocsx1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 463 336 799
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
020 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 4313 4649 8962
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.
ARCHIVE- See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

ocpx1u2: 1970 Siegel prestige score for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11a; z2, z2a
Revisions: Replacement 9/99, contains data for 1975 NRs; Updated 3/96, 9/99, 9/00      Archived variable: ocpx1u, ocpx1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 463 336 799
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
141 - 812 1970 SIEGEL PRESTIGE 4313 4649 8962
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

ocex1: 1970 Occupational education score for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11a; z2, z2a
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 463 336 799
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
0008 - 0995 1970 Education Score 4313 4649 8962
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--COR 638 and
COR 713for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

ocix1: 1970 Occupational income score for first job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 11a; z2, z2a
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 463 336 799
-2 213 339 552
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
0000 - 0877 1970 Income Score 4313 4649 8962
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--COR 638 and
COR 713for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

jbc70: Did graduate work at a civilian job in March, 1970?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16, 16c, 16i, 16k, 16m, 18

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 522 1184
1 YES 4129 2139 6268
2 NO-- in military 93 1 94
3 NO-- not working 107 2664 2771

inx70: 1970 Census detailed industry code for job in March, 1970.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 200 2665 2865
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
017 - 937 1970 INDUSTRY CODES 4128 2138 6266
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

ocx70: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for job in March, 1970.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
-2 200 2665 2865
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
001 - 984 1970 OCCUPATIONAL CODES 4128 2139 6267

cwx70: Class of worker code for job in March, 1970.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 519 1181
-2 200 2665 2865
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 6 9
1 Private company, business or individual for wages, salary or commission 3011 1476 4487
2 Government employee (federal, state or local government) 673 487 1160
3 Own business or professional practice; incorporated 99 11 110
4 Own business or professional practice; not incorporated 340 108 448
5 Working without pay in a family business or farm 3 54 57

inmx70: 1970 Major industry code for job in March, 1970.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18c
Revisions: Updated 6/95     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 200 2665 2865
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 195 46 241
2 Mining 16 1 17
3 Construction 298 27 325
4 Manufacturing 1581 357 1938
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 282 76 358
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 515 397 912
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 199 144 343
8 Business And Repair Services 123 55 178
9 Personal Services 52 72 124
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 13 14 27
11 Public Administration 265 53 318
12 Professional And Related Services 589 896 1485
Note: In all releases prior to 6/95, major industry variables
had codes "10" and "12" condensed into "10".
See Appendix E - COR569 for Correction of error in major
industry codes or Change Notice #1.
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocmx70: 1970 Major occupation code for Job in March, 1970

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 664 522 1186
-2 200 2665 2865
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 52 29 81
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 1031 595 1626
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 538 98 636
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 131 26 157
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 219 18 237
6 Sales: Retail Trade 57 101 158
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 249 750 999
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 361 19 380
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 196 0 196
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 244 8 252
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 470 146 616
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 168 31 199
13 Service Occupations 158 270 428
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 35 4 39
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 48 9 57
16 Farm Operators & Managers 148 14 162
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 22 21 43
Note: This code divides occupation into broad categories derived
from occupation, industry and class of worker. (Group II occupation is
the name used for this variables in the OCG II codebooks.)
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocsx70u: 1970 Duncan SEI score for job in March, 1970.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18b
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00      Archived variable: ocsx70

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT or military 662 518 1180
-2 200 2665 2865
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
020 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 4127 2139 6266
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about 9/00 update.
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocpx70u: 1970 Siegel prestige score for job in March, 1970.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18b
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00      Archived variable: ocpx70

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 662 518 1180
-2 200 2665 2865
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
122 - 812 1970 SIEGEL PRESTIGE 4127 2139 6266
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocex70: 1970 Occupational education score for job in March, 1970.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18b
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 662 518 1180
-2 200 2665 2865
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
0021 - 0995 1970 Education Score 4127 2139 6266
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--COR 638 and
COR 713for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

ocix70: 1970 Occupational income score for job in March, 1970.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 18b
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 662 518 1180
-2 200 2665 2865
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
0002 - 0877 1970 INCOME SCORE 4127 2139 6266
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--COR 638 and
COR 713for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

inr74: 1970 Census detailed industry code for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 57b, 28d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 525 1193
-2 19 1679 1698
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
017 - 937 1970 INDUSTRY CODES 4304 3121 7425
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

ocr74: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 56, 57
Revisions: Updated 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 523 1192
-2 19 1679 1698
001 - 984 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 4303 3124 7427
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

cwr74: Class of worker code for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28e, 57, 57c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 524 1192
-2 19 1679 1698
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 Private company, business or individual for wages, salary or commission 2892 2020 4912
2 Government employee (federal, state or local government) 784 639 1423
3 Own business or professional practice; incorporated 182 43 225
4 Own business or professional practice; not incorporated 440 265 705
5 Working without pay in a family business or farm 4 154 158

inmr74: 1970 Major industry code for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28d, 57, 57b
Revisions: Updated 6/95     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 525 1193
-2 19 1679 1698
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 203 129 332
2 Mining 18 3 21
3 Construction 319 45 364
4 Manufacturing 1546 470 2016
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 302 89 391
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 531 644 1175
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 223 197 420
8 Business And Repair Services 123 113 236
9 Personal Services 49 178 227
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 16 32 48
11 Public Administration 357 82 439
12 Professional And Related Services 617 1139 1756
Note: In all releases prior to 6/95, major industry variables
had codes "10" and "12" condensed into "10".
See Appendix E - COR569 for Correction of error in major
industry codes or Change Notice #1.
See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocmr74: 1970 Major occupation code for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 56, 57
Revisions: Updated 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 703 523 1226
-2 19 1679 1698
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 88 55 143
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 957 668 1625
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 661 151 812
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 222 63 285
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 227 47 274
6 Sales: Retail Trade 49 175 224
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 241 1012 1253
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 371 23 394
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 181 2 183
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 232 23 255
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 435 205 640
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 185 67 252
13 Service Occupations 160 493 653
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 28 14 42
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 53 21 74
16 Farm Operators & Managers 168 35 203
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 11 70 81
Note: This code divides occupation into broad categories derived
from occupation, industry and class of worker. (Group II occupation is
the name used for this variables in the OCG II codebooks.)

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocs74u: 1970 Duncan SEI score for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 56, 57
Revisions: Replacement 11/95, Updated 3/96, 9/99, 9/00      Archived variable: ocs74

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 703 523 1226
-2 19 1679 1698
030 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 4269 3124 7393
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

ocp74u: 1970 Siegel prestige score for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 56, 57
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/99, 9/00      Archived variable: ocp74

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 703 523 1226
-2 19 1679 1698
141 - 812 1970 SIEGEL PRESTIGE 4269 3124 7393
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

oce74: 1970 Occupational education score for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 56, 57
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 703 523 1226
-2 19 1679 1698
0016 - 0995 1970 Education Score 4269 3124 7393
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--COR 638 and
COR 713for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

oci74: 1970 Occupational income score for longest job last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28, 56, 57
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 703 523 1226
-2 19 1679 1698
0002 - 0877 1970 INCOME SCORE 4269 3124 7393
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--COR 638 and
COR 713for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

cmjxcr: Century month graduate began current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28d; bb07, ddind
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 434 288 722
-2 62 1453 1515
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 6 8
546 - 910 CENTURY MONTHS 4493 3579 8072
Note: Last 2 digits of year times 12 plus 1 = January of year
used in the equation (e.g. 38 x 12 + 1 = 457 = January,
1938). See Appendix A - COR607 for Conversion into century months.

For 475 people who did not respond in 1975, their current
job is the job held in January, 1975.

inxcuru: 1970 Census detailed industry code for current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28d; bb07, ddind
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs, 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 428 287 715
-2 43 1426 1469
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
017 - 937 1970 INDUSTRY CODES 4520 3611 8131
Note: For 475 people who did not respond in 1975, their current
job is the job held in January, 1975.

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

This 9/99 update includes codes for 46 respondents previously
coded "998" - Inappropriate for this variable.

Five respondents indicated they were not employed as of 1/75 in response
to bb07. They later reported having a job spell that included the time
period 1/75. We have coded their data exactly as they reported it -
ie. variables INXCURU through OCPXCRU2 in Wave 1 are coded inappropriate
and variables in Wave 2 have a job spell that includes 1/75.

See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

ocxcuru: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for current of last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28d; bb07, ddind
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs, 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 429 286 715
-2 43 1426 1469
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
001 - 984 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 4519 3613 8132
Note: For 475 people who did not respond in 1975, their current
job is the job held in January, 1975.

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

This 9/99 update includes codes for 46 respondents previously
coded "998" - Inappropriate for this variable.

Five respondents indicated they were not employed as of 1/75 in response
to bb07. They later reported having a job spell that included the time
period 1/75. We have coded their data exactly as they reported it -
ie. variables INXCURU through OCPXCRU2 in Wave 1 are coded inappropriate
and variables in Wave 2 have a job spell that includes 1/75.

See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry, occupation
and class of worker.

cwxcuru: Class of worker code for current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28e; ddcw, dd25, dd30, dd40
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs, 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 431 286 717
-2 43 1426 1469
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 3 7
1 Private company, business or individual for wages, salary or commission 3009 2362 5371
2 Government employee (federal, state or local government) 808 746 1554
3 Own business or professional practice; incorporated 197 49 246
4 Own business or professional practice; not incorporated 496 289 785
5 Working without pay in a family business or farm 3 165 168
Note: For 475 people who did not respond in 1975, their current
job is the job held in January, 1975.

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

This 9/99 update includes codes for 46 respondents previously
coded "998" - Inappropriate for this variable.

Five respondents indicated they were not employed as of 1/75 in response
to bb07. They later reported having a job spell that included the time
period 1/75. We have coded their data exactly as they reported it -
ie. variables INXCURU through OCPXCRU2 in Wave 1 are coded inappropriate
and variables in Wave 2 have a job spell that includes 1/75.

inmxcru: 1970 Major industry code for current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28e; ddcw, dd25, dd30, dd40
Revisions: Updated 6/95, 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs, 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 428 287 715
-2 43 1426 1469
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 219 135 354
2 Mining 17 2 19
3 Construction 324 47 371
4 Manufacturing 1621 557 2178
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 320 104 424
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 569 762 1331
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 232 224 456
8 Business And Repair Services 138 112 250
9 Personal Services 54 191 245
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 21 39 60
11 Public Administration 365 108 473
12 Professional And Related Services 640 1330 1970
Note: For 475 people who did not respond in 1975, their current
job is the job held in January, 1975.

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

This 9/99 update includes codes for 46 respondents previously
coded "998" - Inappropriate for this variable.

Five respondents indicated they were not employed as of 1/75 in response
to bb07. They later reported having a job spell that included the time
period 1/75. We have coded their data exactly as they reported it -
ie. variables INXCURU through OCPXCRU2 in Wave 1 are coded inappropriate
and variables in Wave 2 have a job spell that includes 1/75.

ARCHIVE- In all releases prior to 6/95, major industry variables
had codes "10" and "12" condensed into "10".
See Appendix E - COR569 for Correction of error in major
industry codes or Change Notice #1.

ocmxcru: 1970 Major occupation code for current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28e; ddcw, dd25, dd30, dd40
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs, 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 459 287 746
-2 43 1426 1469
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 99 58 157
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 980 765 1745
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 691 169 860
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 254 75 329
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 233 57 290
6 Sales: Retail Trade 56 208 264
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 253 1198 1451
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 383 27 410
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 186 2 188
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 245 27 272
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 458 226 684
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 202 74 276
13 Service Occupations 167 573 740
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 35 19 54
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 55 26 81
16 Farm Operators & Managers 180 36 216
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 12 73 85
Note: For 475 people who did not respond in 1975, their current
job is the job held in January, 1975.

This code divides occupation into broad categories derived from
occupation, industry and class of worker. (Group II occupation is the
name used for this variables in the OCG II codebooks.)

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

This 9/99 update includes codes for 46 respondents previously
coded "998" - Inappropriate for this variable.

Five respondents indicated they were not employed as of 1/75 in response
to bb07. They later reported having a job spell that included the time
period 1/75. We have coded their data exactly as they reported it -
ie. variables INXCURU through OCPXCRU2 in Wave 1 are coded inappropriate
and variables in Wave 2 have a job spell that includes 1/75.

ocsxcru2: 1970 Duncan SEI score for current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28e; ddcw, dd25, dd30, dd40
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs, 3/96, 9/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 459 286 745
-2 43 1426 1469
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
030 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 4489 3613 8102
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.
For 475 people who did not respond in 1975, their current
job is the job held in January, 1975.

Five respondents indicated they were not employed as of 1/75 in response
to bb07. They later reported having a job spell that included the time
period 1/75. We have coded their data exactly as they reported it -
ie. variables INXCURU through OCPXCRU2 in Wave 1 are coded inappropriate
and variables in Wave 2 have a job spell that includes 1/75.

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and
original variables.

This 9/99 update includes codes for 46 respondents previously
coded "998" - Inappropriate for this variable.

ocpxcru2: 1970 Siegel prestige score for current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28e; ddcw, dd25, dd30, dd40
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs, 3/96, 9/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 459 286 745
-2 43 1426 1469
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
141 - 812 1970 NORC/SIEGEL PRESTIGE 4489 3613 8102
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

For 475 people who did not respond in 1975, their current
job is the job held in January, 1975.

Five respondents indicated they were not employed as of 1/75 in response
to bb07. They later reported having a job spell that included the time
period 1/75. We have coded their data exactly as they reported it -
ie. variables INXCURU through OCPXCRU2 in Wave 1 are coded inappropriate
and variables in Wave 2 have a job spell that includes 1/75.

See Change Notice #18 for difference between updated and original
variables.

This 9/99 update includes codes for 46 respondents previously
coded "998" - Inappropriate for this variable.

ocexcr: 1970 Occupational education score for current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 459 286 745
-2 43 1426 1469
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0015 - 0995 1970 Education Score 4489 3613 8102
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--cor638 and
cor713 for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

ocixcr: 1970 Occupational income score for current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 28
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT IN BOTH 1975 AND 1992/93 INTERVIEWS OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 459 286 745
-2 43 1426 1469
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0002 - 0877 1970 INCOME SCORE 4489 3613 8102
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the percentage of persons
in the 1970 Census in an occupation/industry/class-of-worker category
who completed one year of college or more. See Appendix P--cor638 and
cor713 for details, and a recommended transformation of this variable
is described in MEMO133.

wrwk74: How many weeks did graduate work last year, either full-or part-time?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 51

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 528 1195
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 8 8
0 none 19 1678 1697
1 one week 1 24 25
2 - 44 298 1248 1546
45 - 52 4006 1840 5846

lfwk74: Weeks graduate was in labor force last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 51, 52a, 52b, 52c, 53

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 538 1206
0 none 16 1607 1623
1 one week 0 19 19
2 - 46 239 1300 1539
47 - 52 4068 1862 5930

wrla74: Did graduate lose weeks because of layoff last year?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 52a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 525 1192
-2 597 3174 3771
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 NO 3701 1612 5313
1 YES 26 14 40

wrlk74: Even though graduate did not work last year, did graduate spend anytime trying to find a job last year?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 52b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 525 1192
-2 4305 3122 7427
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 NO 16 1607 1623
1 YES 3 71 74

wrn4l2: If graduate did not work at all last year, number of weeks graduate was looking for work or on layoff last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 52c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 525 1192
-2 4321 4729 9050
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 One to four weeks 0 51 51
2 Five to fourteen weeks 0 9 9
3 Fifteen to twenty-six weeks 0 5 5
4 Twenty-seven to thirty-nine weeks 0 1 1
5 Forty weeks or more 2 5 7

wrn4l3: Main reason graduate did not work last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 52d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 526 1193
-2 4305 3122 7427
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 Other 0 7 7
1 Ill or disabled and unable to work 14 36 50
2 Taking care of home or family 0 1210 1210
3 Going to school 1 37 38
4 Could not find work 2 40 42
6 Retired 0 3 3
7 Didn't need to work--husband makes good money 0 128 128
8 Didn't want to work 0 118 118
9 Pregnant 0 23 23
10 Husband didn't want me to work 0 45 45
11 Volunteer work 0 18 18
12 Moving, traveling 1 13 14

wrp4l1: Weeks graduate was looking for work or was on layoff last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 53

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 526 1193
-2 3746 3304 7050
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 none 350 1287 1637
1 one week 10 12 22
2 - 4 51 64 115
5 - 8 66 33 99
9 - 16 53 44 97
17 - 32 43 41 84
34 - 51 5 14 19

wrlkst: Number of stretches graduate was looking for work last year.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 53a, 53b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 532 1202
-2 4096 4591 8687
1 - 10 One to ten stretches 225 203 428

wr7452: When not looking for work, what was graduate doing most of remaining weeks last year?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 54a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 536 1204
-2 3932 3410 7342
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 Other 6 16 22
1 Ill or disabled and unable to work 49 64 113
2 Taking care of home or family 23 873 896
3 Going to school 38 49 87
5 Retired 0 1 1
6 On vacation, traveling 235 321 556
7 On strike 18 10 28
8 Doing volunteer work 2 12 14
9 Moving 3 22 25
10 Doing other work 17 11 28

lf74fp: Did graduate work full-or part-time last year?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 55

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 527 1194
-2 19 1678 1697
0 Full time 4280 1680 5960
1 Part time 25 1441 1466

newexper: Labor force experience for all graduates. Proportion of time from june 1957 to the month of interview that the graduate was not known to be out of the civilian labor force.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: na
Revisions: Replacement 11/81      Archived variable: exper

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 569 1238
0000 - 0009 0.000 - 0.009 11 25 36
0010 - 0999 0.010 - 0.999 3608 4572 8180
1000 1.000 703 160 863
Note: This variable should only be used with extreme caution. To
construct this, we made a number of quite arbitrary decisions which
affect the meaning of this variable. Read Appendix E and consider
the implications of the decisions before using it.

This variable is the proportion of months from June, 1957 to the month
of interview that R was not known to be out of the civilian labor force.
It was constructed in a complex fashion from R's reports of educational
and military experience, weeks worked in 1974 and, in the case of
ever-married females, work in marriage-birth intervals. See
Appendix E - Memo043 for construction of EXPER and TENURE and COR331a
for the updated versions NEWEXPER and NEWTEN.

See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

newten: Tenure at current job for all graduates. Time in months from the start of the current job to the month of interview.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: na
Revisions: Replacement 11/81      Archived variable: tenure

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 Unemployed and has never worked full-time at least two consecutive weeks, NILF and has not worked for pay at a regular job or business within the last five years (LFCIVS = 3) or NONRESPONDENT 675 1936 2611
0 Less than one full month 104 192 296
1 One full month 33 126 159
2 Two full months 32 128 160
003 - 219 Three to two-hundred-nineteen full months 4147 2944 7091
Note: This variable should only be used with extreme caution. To
construct this, we made a number of quite arbitrary decisions which
affect the meaning of this variable. Read Appendix E and consider the
implications of the decisions before using it.

This variable is corrected for time known to be out of the civilian
labor force. It was constructed in a complex fashion from R's reports
of educational and military experience, weeks worked in 1974, work in
marriage-birth intervals (in the case of ever-married females only) and
when began current job (CMJXCR). See Appendix E - Memo043 for
construction of EXPER and TENURE and COR331a for the updated versions
NEWEXPER and NEWTEN.

See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and current occupation for
the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfstat: Graduate's labor force status.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16h, 19, 20, 20a, 21a, 21b, 22, 22b, 24, 24a, 25, 26, 28e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
1 Employed--civilian 4112 2729 6841
2 Experienced unemployed 91 129 220
3 Inexperienced unemployed 1 3 4
4 Not in labor force (NILF) 40 1945 1985
5 Employed--military 86 1 87
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfempl: Graduate's employment classification.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16h, 19, 20, 20a, 21a, 21b, 22, 22b, 24, 24a, 25, 26, 28e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 132 2077 2209
1 At work--civilian 3916 2525 6441
2 With a job or not at work--civilian 196 204 400
3 In military 86 1 87
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

nilf: Why is graduate not in labor force?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16h, 19, 20, 20a, 21a, 21b, 22, 22b, 24, 24a, 25, 26, 28e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4290 2862 7152
1 Engaged in own housework 0 1833 1833
2 In school 15 34 49
3 Unable to work 13 12 25
4 Other 12 66 78
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfunem: Graduate's labor force status with details for the unemployed.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16h, 19, 20, 20a, 21a, 21b, 22, 22b, 23, 24, 24a, 25, 26, 28e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 40 1945 1985
1 At work--civilian 3916 2525 6441
2 With a job or not at work--civilian 196 204 400
3 In military 86 1 87
4 Unemployed seeking full-time work 60 55 115
5 Unemployed seeking part-time work 6 52 58
6 Unemployed not ascertained whether seeking full- or part-time work 26 25 51
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfcivs: Graduate's labor force status code with civilian and military specification.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16a, 16h, 19, 20, 20a, 21a, 21b, 22, 22b, 24, 24a, 25, 26, 28b, 28d, 28e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
1 Currently employed (civilian and military) 4198 2730 6928
2 Not employed but have information about last job (civilian and military) 126 748 874
3 No information about a current or last job 6 1330 1336
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfdur: Duration of unemployment.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 21f, 21g, 22d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 663 522 1185
-2 4238 4675 8913
0 Less than one week 0 1 1
1 One week 7 15 22
02 - 79 Two to seventy-nine weeks or more 83 113 196
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfmalw: Graduate's major activity last week.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 19

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
1 Working 3945 2216 6161
2 With a job but not at work 230 135 365
3 Looking for work 37 23 60
4 Keeping house 3 2275 2278
5 Going to school 32 51 83
6 Unable to work 11 10 21
7 Other (including retired) 72 98 170
Note: This is not a summary variable concerning labor force status,
employment, etc. It is the introductory question to the labor force
series. For measures of the respondents labor force status, employment
status, etc. we suggest variables LFSTAT-LFDUR.

See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflwk: Did graduate do any work at all last week?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 20

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
-2 3956 2226 6182
0 NO 326 2197 2523
1 YES 48 385 433
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlwk3: How many hours did graduate work last week at all jobs?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 20a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 665 520 1185
-2 337 2207 2544
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
0 Less than one hour 1 0 1
1 one hour 0 3 3
01 - 79 One to seventy-nine hours or more 3987 2597 6584
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

ckjhr: Total number of hours graduate worked last week at all jobs.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 20b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 664 520 1184
-2 337 2207 2544
1 One to thirty-four hours 356 1295 1651
2 Thirty-five to forty-eight hours 1898 1051 2949
3 Forty-nine hours or more 1736 253 1989
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lf35hr: Does graduate usually work full-time, even though graduate did not last week?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 20c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 666 522 1188
-2 3974 3515 7489
0 NO 37 1069 1106
1 YES 314 220 534
Note: Full time is defined as 35 hours or more a week.

See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlwk5: Why did graduate not work full-time last week?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 20d, 20e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 525 1198
-2 3974 3515 7489
0 Other 9 14 23
1 Slack work 31 81 112
3 Plant or machine repair 0 1 1
4 New job started during week 1 0 1
5 Job terminated during week 1 1 2
6 Could find only part-time work 1 3 4
7 Holiday 94 67 161
8 Labor dispute 2 0 2
9 Bad weather 16 5 21
10 Own illness 47 35 82
11 On vacation 73 37 110
12 Too busy with housework, school or personal business 25 426 451
13 Did not want full-time work 3 133 136
14 Full-time work under thirty-five hours 15 42 57
15 Part-time work; not further specified 5 350 355
16 Variable demand for services--work when needed 7 75 82
17 Seasonal work 7 12 19
18 Laid off 7 4 11
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfablw: Did graduate have a job from which he was temporarily absent or on layoff last week?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 20e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
-2 4212 2738 6950
0 NO 55 1943 1998
1 YES 63 127 190
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlw13: Why was graduate absent from work last week?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 21b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 518 1180
-2 4059 4554 8613
0 Other 4 10 14
1 Own illness 36 25 61
2 On vacation 151 134 285
3 Bad weather 3 0 3
4 Labor dispute 1 1 2
5 New job to begin within thirty days 3 1 4
6 Temporary layoff; less than thirty days 16 12 28
7 Indefinite layoff; greater than thirty days or indefinite 45 36 81
8 Variable demand for services or seasonal work 4 15 19
9 Too busy with housework, school, personal business, etc. 7 20 27
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfwage: Is graduate getting wages or salary for any time off last week?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 21c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 519 1181
-2 4123 4603 8726
0 NO 40 123 163
1 YES 157 72 229
3 Self-employed 9 9 18
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfus35: Does graduate usually work full-time at the job graduate was absent from last week?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 21d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4123 4603 8726
0 NO 5 108 113
1 YES 202 96 298
Note: Full time is defined as 35 hours or more a week.

See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlw16: Why did graduate start looking for work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 21e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 518 1180
-2 4327 4807 9134
1 Lost job 1 0 1
3 Quit 1 1 2
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlw17: How many weeks ago did graduate start looking for work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 21f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 519 1181
-2 4327 4807 9134
9 1 0 1
30 1 0 1
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlw18: How many weeks ago was graduate laid off?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 21g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 518 1180
-2 4269 4760 9029
1 one week ago 6 7 13
2 - 5 13 9 22
6 - 9 11 8 19
10 - 14 10 9 19
15 - 22 12 8 20
23 - 79 8 7 15
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkl4: Has graduate looked for work within the last four weeks?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
-2 4299 2888 7187
0 NO 22 1836 1858
1 YES 9 84 93
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkpb: Did graduate use a public employment agency to find work in the last four weeks?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4297 4701 8998
0 NO 20 89 109
1 YES 13 17 30
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkpr: Did graduate use a private employment agency to find work in the last four weeks?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4297 4701 8998
0 NO 28 98 126
1 YES 5 8 13
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkem: Did graduate contact possible employer directly to find work in last four weeks?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4297 4701 8998
0 NO 16 53 69
1 YES 17 53 70
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkfr: Did graduate contact friends or relatives to find work in last four weeks?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4297 4701 8998
0 NO 25 86 111
1 YES 8 20 28
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkad: Did graduate place or answer an ad to find work in last four weeks?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4297 4701 8998
0 NO 19 71 90
1 YES 14 35 49
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkno: Did graduate do nothing to find work in last four weeks?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4297 4701 8998
0 NO 31 97 128
1 YES 2 9 11
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkot: Did graduate do something other than using a public employment agency, a private employment agency, contacting a possible employer directly, contacting friends or relatives, placing or answering ads, or doing nothing to find work in last four weeks?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4297 4701 8998
0 NO 26 95 121
1 YES 7 11 18
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlkw9: Why did graduate start looking for full-or part-time work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4299 4710 9009
0 Other 7 41 48
1 Lost job 18 12 30
2 Wanted temporary work 1 26 27
3 Quit 1 12 13
4 Left school 4 6 10
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlk10: How many weeks has graduate been looking for work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 22d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 520 1181
-2 4299 4710 9009
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 Less than one week 0 1 1
1 One week 1 8 9
02 - 79 Two to seventy-nine weeks or more 30 86 116
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkfp: Has graduate been looking for full-or part-time work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 23

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 687 546 1233
-2 4235 4661 8896
0 Full-time 63 59 122
1 Part-time 6 60 66
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfrnlw: Is there any reason that graduate could not take a job last week?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 24

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 521 1183
-2 4235 4661 8896
0 NO 78 109 187
1 YES 16 35 51
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlk13: Reason graduate could not take a job last week.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 24a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 521 1183
-2 4313 4770 9083
0 Other 3 17 20
1 Already has a job 4 2 6
2 Temporary illness 0 5 5
3 Going to school 3 2 5
4 No job available 6 9 15
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lfwhen: When did graduate last work at a full-time job or business lasting 2 consecutive weeks or more?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 25

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 519 1180
-2 4235 4661 8896
0 Never worked at all 0 1 1
1 Never worked full-time two consecutive weeks or more 1 2 3
2 1970 or later, not further specified 1 2 3
3 Before 1970 2 41 43
841 January, 1970 1 0 1
844 April, 1970 0 1 1
845 - 908 May, 1970 to August, 1975 90 99 189
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlwu1: When did graduate last work for pay at a regular job of business, either full-time or part-time?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 26

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
-2 4295 2953 7248
0 Within past twelve months 18 213 231
1 1 - 1.9 years ago 4 69 73
2 2 - 2.9 years ago 2 89 91
3 3 - 3.9 years ago 6 79 85
4 4 - 4.9 years ago 0 79 79
5 Five or more years ago 5 1298 1303
6 Never worked 0 28 28
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlwu2: Why did graduate leave last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 26a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 518 1180
-2 4300 4279 8579
0 Other 2 1 3
1 Personal, family or school--moving, trip or vacation, marriage, illness in the family, pregnancy, child care, school pension retirement 8 277 285
2 Health--illness or disability, job physically taxing 9 42 51
3 Retirement or old age--retired, laid off because of age, too old to work, retired because of health 1 1 2
4 Seasonal job completed--crop season ended, company closed for winter, Christmas job ended, part-time job during the holidays, job lasts from spring until fall 2 38 40
5 Slack work or business conditions--job eliminated, no need for services, laid off, reductions in force, plant was automated, business closed, factory was moved, plant burned down, business went bankrupt and was sold, employer died (fired) 5 47 52
6 Temporary nonseasonal job completed--just working temporarily, just helping out for a while, only wanted a job that would last a month, substitute teaching job over 0 49 49
7 Unsatisfactory work arrangements, left voluntarily because dissatisfied with working conditions-- hours too long, pay too low, work too hard, transportation unavailable, couldn't get along with supervisor, unsanitary working conditions 1 35 36
8 I don't like to work, no desire to continue working 1 32 33
69 Haven't left job-- on call, part-time job 0 7 7
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflwun: Does graduate want a regular job now, either full-time or part-time?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 26b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 522 1183
-2 4295 2953 7248
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 29 30
0 NO 19 1511 1530
1 Maybe, it depends 3 103 106
2 YES 12 208 220
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlwu4: First response for why graduate is not looking for work.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 26c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 527 1188
-2 4315 4493 8808
0 Other 0 18 18
1 Believes no work available in line of work in area 4 20 24
2 Couldn't find any work 1 18 19
3 Lacks necessary schooling, training, skills or experience 0 7 7
5 Other personal handicap in finding job 1 8 9
6 Can't arrange child care 0 9 9
7 Family responsibilities 0 165 165
8 In school or other training 2 13 15
9 Ill health, physical disability 7 17 24
10 Do not want a job 0 9 9
11 Haven't started looking yet 0 16 16
12 Busy with volunteer work 0 6 6
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlwu5: Second response for why graduate is not looking for work.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 26c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 527 1188
-2 4330 4769 9099
0 Other 0 2 2
1 Believes no work available in line of work 0 4 4
2 Couldn't find any work 0 2 2
3 Lack necessary schooling, training, skills or experience 0 4 4
5 Other personal handicap in finding job 0 3 3
6 Can't arrange child care 0 4 4
7 Family responsibilities 0 5 5
9 Ill health, physical disability 0 3 3
10 Do not want a job 0 2 2
12 Busy with volunteer work 0 1 1
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lf12mo: Does graduate intend to look for work of any kind in the next 12 months?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 26d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 521 1182
-2 4295 2953 7248
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 81 85
0 NO 15 1358 1373
1 Depends 3 141 144
2 YES 13 272 285
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

lflkfu: Does graduate intend to look for a job at anytime in the future?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 26e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 521 1182
-2 4308 3225 7533
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 382 388
0 NO 5 361 366
1 YES 11 837 848
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

jxlwu8: When does graduate intend to look for work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 26f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDEN 661 521 1182
-2 4319 3968 8287
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 95 99
1 One month 0 2 2
02 - 10 Two to ten months 0 36 36
21 One year 3 55 58
22 - 40 Two to twenty years 4 649 653
23 three years 0 133 133
24 four years 1 73 74
25 five years 0 146 146
26 six years 0 35 35
27 seven years 0 14 14
28 eight years 0 13 13
29 nine years 1 1 2
30 ten years 0 50 50
32 twelve years 0 6 6
33 thirteen years 0 3 3
34 fourteen years 0 1 1
35 fifteen years 0 7 7
38 eighteen years 0 2 2
40 twenty years 0 1 1
Note: See Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and
current occupation for the 1975 and 1977 surveys

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