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.

Marriage

mrstat          Current marital status
mrmore-mrhist   Marital history details
rrmr75f         Is the graduate married to a graduate respondent? 
mr75idus        IDPRIV of graduate's spouse
cmcmbg          Century month when current marriage began
agrcm           Age of graduate when graduate married current spouse
nochcm          Number of children born during current marriage
mrceds          Educational attainment of current spouse
mrcags,agspcm   Current spouse's age
csplfs,mrcrs    Current spouse's work status
incrs-ocicrs    Codes and scores for current spouse's current/last job
spsibs-spsis    Current spouse's number of sibling details
spinct          Did current spouse live with both parents until spouse was 16? 
sphhos,sphoh    Who is current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16
edsphh          Spouse's head of household's education when spouse was 16
insphh-ocisph   Codes and scores for current spouse's head of household's job
cmbglm          Century month for beginning of current/last marriage
marcur-cmenlm   Current/last marriage termination details
agrlm           Age of graduate when married last current/last spouse
lmnoch          Number of children born during current/last marriage
edlspu          Educational attainment of previous spouse at time of marriage
agelss          Age of current/last spouse when graduate married spouse
cmfmbg          Century month when first marriage began
fmstat-cmenfm   First marriage termination details
agrfm           Graduate's age at first marriage
fmnoch          Number of children born during first marriage
edfsp           Educational attainment of first spouse
agefsp          Age of first spouse when spouse married graduate 
 

 First loop for second marriage (*=s), second loop for third marriage (*=t)
          cm*mbg    Century month when marriage began
          *mstat    Termination status of marriage
          cmsl*m    Century month when stopped living with spouse
          cmen*m    Century month of official termination of marriage
          *mnoch    Number of children born during marriage 

A complete marriage roster that harmonizes data from all waves has been created
and is available for download.  To read more about the cross-wave harmonized
marriage roster
click here.

mrstat: Current marital status.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 535 1211
1 Single 284 265 549
2 Married 3823 4201 8024
3 Separated 31 52 83
4 Divorced 174 237 411
5 Widowed 3 36 39

mrmore: Married more than once?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 94, 95a, 111

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 537 1213
1 Never married 284 265 549
2 Once married 3734 4194 7928
3 Married more than once 297 330 627

marno: Number of marriages.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 98, 111, 114

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 535 1212
0 None 284 265 549
1 One marriage 3734 4196 7930
2 Two marriages 284 314 598
3 Three marriages 10 15 25
4 Four marriages 2 1 3

mrhist: Marital history.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 111

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 537 1213
1 Single; never married 284 265 549
2 Currently married; married only once 3555 3911 7466
3 Currently married; married more than once 268 289 557
4 Separated; married only once 26 43 69
5 Separated; married more than once 5 8 13
6 Divorced; married only once 150 209 359
7 Divorced; married more than once 24 28 52
8 Widowed; married only once 3 31 34
9 Widowed; married more than once 0 5 5

rrmr75f: Is the graduate married to another graduate respondent in the sample?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: mrstat
Revisions: Added 3/97     
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
0 NO 4877 5211 10088
1 YES 114 115 229
Note: See Appendix A - COR583a for the process used to identify
sample members who are married to one another.

See Appendix A - COR583a for the process used to identify
sample members who are married to one another.

mr75idus: IDPRIV of graduate's spouse if also a graduate respondent.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: rrmr75f, rrmr75f
Revisions: Added 3/97     
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-2 4877 5211 10088
800004 - 833954 IDPRIV OF SPOUSE RESPONDENT 114 115 229
Note: See Appendix A - COR583a for the process used to identify
sample members who are married to one another.

cmcmbg: Century month when current marriage began.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95a, 95b, 98a, 98c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 682 543 1225
-2 492 587 1079
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
655 - 908 CENTURY MONTHS 3816 4195 8011
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

agrcm: Age of graduate when graduate married current spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95a, 95b, QE, 98a, 98c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 683 544 1227
-2 492 587 1079
162 - 380 16.2 to 38.0 years (with implied decimal) 3816 4195 8011

nochcm: Number of children born during current marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95a, 95b, 98b, 98c, 117, 118

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 690 552 1242
-2 492 589 1081
0 No children 394 419 813
1 One child 441 348 789
2 Two children 1216 1066 2282
3 Three children 997 1150 2147
4 Four children 490 716 1206
5 - 12 Five to twelve children 271 486 757

mrceds: Educational attainment of current spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 99

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 546 1226
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 7 13
0 Less than one year of school 1 0 1
01 - 11 One to eleven years of school 251 507 758
12 Twelve years of school 2349 2067 4416
13 One year of college 196 168 364
14 Two years of college 241 268 509
15 Three years of college 122 110 232
16 Four years of college 504 519 1023
17 - 26 Five to fourteen years of college/one to ten years of graduate or professional school 149 545 694
18 6yrs cllge/2yr grad 73 205 278
19 7yrs cllge/3yrs grad 5 69 74
20 8yrs cllge/4yrs grad 7 83 90
21 9yrs cllge/5yrs grad 0 25 25
22 10yrs cllge/6yr grad 0 19 19
23 11yrs cllge/7yr grad 0 7 7
24 12yrs cllge/8yr grad 0 7 7
25 13yrs cllge/9yr grad 0 4 4
26 14yrs cllge/10yr grd 0 1 1

mrcags: Age of current spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 100

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 685 544 1229
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
18 - 33 1893 159 2052
34 - 35 1223 573 1796
36 - 37 520 1376 1896
38 - 41 143 1532 1675
42 - 65 33 553 586

agspcm: Age of current spouse when spouse married graduate.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95a, 95b, 98ac, 100

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 691 550 1241
-2 492 589 1081
5 - 19 1264 375 1639
20 - 21 1104 987 2091
22 - 23 690 996 1686
24 - 28 529 1224 1753
29 - 61 221 605 826
Note: Respondents reported the two components (year of current
marriage and age of current spouse) that were used to
calculate these values.

Although there appear to be wild codes, the two components were
checked on the questionnaire; these values reflect the responses to the questionnaire.

csplfs: Labor force status of current spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 101

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 540 1216
-2 492 589 1081
1 Employed 1617 4115 5732
2 Unemployed 13 41 54
3 NILF (Not In Labor Force) 2193 41 2234

mrcrs: Employment status of current spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 101

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 540 1216
-2 492 589 1081
0 Other 4 3 7
1 Working 1583 4059 5642
2 Has job but not at work 34 56 90
3 Looking for work 13 41 54
4 Unable to work 3 20 23
5 Retired 1 7 8
6 Student 30 8 38
7 Keeping house 2155 3 2158

incrs: 1970 Census detailed industry code for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 678 543 1221
-2 2681 603 3284
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
017 - 937 1970 INDUSTRY CODES 1630 4179 5809
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry,
occupation, and class of worker.

occrs: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 678 542 1220
-2 2681 603 3284
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
001 - 984 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 1630 4179 5809
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry,
occupation, and class of worker.

cwcrs: Class of worker code for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 679 542 1221
-2 2681 603 3284
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 Private company, business or individual for wages, salary or commission 1118 2668 3786
2 Government employee (federal, state or local government) 354 719 1073
3 Own business or professional practice; incorporated 17 219 236
4 Own business or professional practice; not incorporated 90 571 661
5 Working without pay in a family business or farm 50 2 52
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry,
occupation, and class of worker.

inmcrs: 1970 Major industry code for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102b
Revisions: Updated 6/95     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 678 543 1221
-2 2681 603 3284
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 39 228 267
2 Mining 0 17 17
3 Construction 15 360 375
4 Manufacturing 264 1492 1756
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 59 343 402
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 327 511 838
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 113 183 296
8 Business And Repair Services 50 133 183
9 Personal Services 79 37 116
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 13 18 31
11 Public Administration 58 323 381
12 Professional And Related Services 613 534 1147
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.

ocmcrs: 1970 Major occupation code for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 680 578 1258
-2 2681 603 3284
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 20 118 138
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 368 789 1157
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 80 547 627
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 32 278 310
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 24 203 227
6 Sales: Retail Trade 80 42 122
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 559 188 747
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 17 395 412
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 1 213 214
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 7 302 309
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 107 409 516
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 38 188 226
13 Service Occupations 251 163 414
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 6 33 39
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 11 70 81
16 Farm Operators & Managers 7 194 201
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 22 13 35
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.

ocscrsu: 1970 Duncan SEI status score for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00      Archived variable: ocscrs

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 678 576 1254
-2 2681 603 3284
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
030 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 1630 4145 5775
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.

ocpcrsu: 1970 Siegel prestige score for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00      Archived variable: ocpcrs

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 678 576 1254
-2 2681 603 3284
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
141 - 812 1970 NORC/SIEGEL PRESTIGE 1630 4145 5775
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.

ocecrs: 1970 Occupational education score for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT or military occupation 678 576 1254
-2 2681 603 3284
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
0013 - 0995 1970 Education Score 1630 4145 5775
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.

ocicrs: 1970 Occupational income score for current spouse's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 102
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT or military occupation 678 576 1254
-2 2681 603 3284
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
0000 - 0877 1970 INCOME SCORE 1630 4145 5775
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.

spsibs: Number of siblings of current spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 10, 6 107

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 686 543 1229
-2 492 589 1081
0 none 254 294 548
1 807 876 1683
2 789 858 1647
3 - 4 1080 1087 2167
5 - 8 698 842 1540
9 - 23 185 237 422

spbro: Number of brothers of current spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 106

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 684 540 1224
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 3 4
0 No brothers 893 1081 1974
1 One brothers 1269 1231 2500
2 Two brothers 824 844 1668
3 Three brothers 400 471 871
4 - 14 Four to fourteen brothers 428 567 995

spsis: Number of sisters of current spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 107

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 684 540 1224
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
0 No sisters 1023 1064 2087
1 One sister 1211 1408 2619
2 Two sisters 755 804 1559
3 Three sisters 414 433 847
4 - 16 Four to sixteen sisters 410 486 896

spinct: Did current spouse live with both parents up to time spouse was 16?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 108

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 685 540 1225
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 2 5
0 NO 350 487 837
1 YES 3461 3708 7169

sphhos: Summary code for current spouse's head of household up to time spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 108, 108a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 685 540 1225
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 2 6
1 Father or family intact 3514 3789 7303
2 Mother 212 268 480
3 Other male 48 110 158
4 Other female 27 19 46
5 Other 9 9 18

sphoh: Detailed code for current spouse's head of household up to time spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 108, 108a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 685 540 1225
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 2 6
0 Other-- sex not specified 1 3 4
1 Father or family intact 3514 3789 7303
2 Mother 212 268 480
3 Stepfather 27 43 70
4 Stepmother 0 1 1
5 Grandfather 12 23 35
6 Grandmother 12 6 18
7 Older brother 0 7 7
8 Older sister 6 3 9
9 Uncle 1 17 18
10 Aunt 8 8 16
11 Guardian male-- foster father 6 13 19
12 Guardian female-- foster mother 0 1 1
13 Adoptive father 0 4 4
15 R lived in institution-- orphanage, reformatory, etc. 6 3 9
16 Friend-- no relation, sex not specified 2 1 3
17 R lived with many different people 0 2 2
59 Other-- male 2 3 5
69 Other-- female 1 0 1

edsphh: Educational attainment of current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 110

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 687 543 1230
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 756 1364 2120
0 Less than one year of school 2 4 6
01 - 11 One to eleven years of school 1452 1508 2960
12 Tweleve years of school 1116 879 1995
13 One year of college 46 45 91
14 Two year of college 91 95 186
15 Three year of college 24 19 43
16 Four year of college 176 173 349
17 - 26 Five to fourteen years of college/one to ten years of graduate or professional school 145 98 243
18 6yrs cllge/2yr grad 54 28 82
19 7yrs cllge/3yrs grad 25 21 46
20 8yrs cllge/4yrs grad 31 24 55
21 9yrs cllge/5yrs grad 2 4 6
22 10yrs cllge/6yr grad 5 4 9
23 11yrs cllge/7yr grad 0 1 1
24 12yrs cllge/8yr grad 3 1 4
69 Never attended school 4 9 13

insphh: 1970 Census detailed industry code for current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 689 548 1237
-2 492 589 1081
-1 DON'T KNOW 127 270 397
017 - 947 1970 INDUSTRY CODES 3625 3842 7467
991 Answered never worked to Q109 of 1975 questionnaire 58 77 135
Note: See Appendix E for Coding of 1975 and 1977 industry,
occupation, and class of worker.

ocsphh: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 688 546 1234
-2 654 883 1537
-1 DON'T KNOW TO SPECIFIC OCCUPATION 38 76 114
001 - 984 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 3611 3821 7432
Note: If R answered "don't know" to the initial question asking about
job of current spouse's head of household when current spouse was 16
years old, they skipped the entire section. Therefore, if INSPHH = -1
the remaining variables = -2. (321 people answered "don't know" to Q109
and were coded -3 on INSPHH and -2 on OCSPHH. Four people answered
something other than "don't know" for INSPHH and asnwered "don't know"
to specific questions.)

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

cwsphh: Class of worker code for current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 689 543 1232
-2 654 883 1537
-1 DON'T KNOW 14 24 38
1 Private company, business or individual for wages, salary or commission 1979 1960 3939
2 Government employee (federal, state or local government) 329 318 647
3 Own business or professional practice; incorporated 104 115 219
4 Own business or professional practice; not incorporated 1221 1473 2694
5 Working without pay in a family business or farm 1 10 11

inmsph: 1970 Major industry code for current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109b
Revisions: Updated 6/95     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 689 548 1237
-2 550 666 1216
-1 DON'T KNOW 127 270 397
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 723 958 1681
2 Mining 30 44 74
3 Construction 361 308 669
4 Manufacturing 1118 1114 2232
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 258 293 551
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 521 537 1058
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 75 62 137
8 Business And Repair Services 72 85 157
9 Personal Services 59 85 144
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 15 14 29
11 Public Administration 167 133 300
12 Professional And Related Services 226 209 435
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.

ocmsph: 1970 Major occupation code for current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109
Revisions: Updated 3/96     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 743 630 1373
-2 654 883 1537
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 59 74 133
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 214 178 392
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 250 214 464
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 323 337 660
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 106 89 195
6 Sales: Retail Trade 61 50 111
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 131 138 269
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 372 327 699
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 221 207 428
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 228 241 469
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 398 428 826
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 187 235 422
13 Service Occupations 174 185 359
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 57 71 128
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 95 93 188
16 Farm Operators & Managers 691 903 1594
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 27 43 70
Note: All inapps and refusals in releases prior to 3/96 were
coded 99. They have been split into the correct inapp (-2)
and not ascertained (-3) codes. See Change Notice #3.

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.)

ocssphu: 1970 Duncan SEI score for current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 705 554 1259
-2 654 883 1537
-1 DON'T KNOW 38 76 114
010 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 3594 3813 7407
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about the 9/00 update.

ocpsphu: 1970 Siegel pretige score for current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109
Revisions: Replacement 11/95; Updated 3/96, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT OR MILITARY OCCUPATION 705 554 1259
-2 654 883 1537
-1 DON'T KNOW 38 76 114
154 - 812 1970 NORC/SIEGEL PRESTIGE 3594 3813 7407
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.

ocesph: 1970 Occupational education score for current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT or military occupation 705 554 1259
-2 654 883 1537
-1 DON'T KNOW 38 76 114
0008 - 0995 1970 Education Score 3594 3813 7407
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.

ocisph: 1970 Occupational income score of current spouse's head of household when spouse was 16.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 109
Revisions: Added 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT or military occupation 705 554 1259
-2 654 883 1537
-1 DON'T KNOW 38 76 114
0000 - 0877 1970 Income Score 3594 3813 7407
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.

cmbglm: Century month for beginning of current/last marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95a, 95b, 98ac, 111, 111a, 114al

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 682 543 1225
-2 284 265 549
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
378 - 908 CENTURY MONTHS 4023 4517 8540
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

marcur: Termination status of current/last marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 535 1211
-2 284 265 549
1 Still married 3823 4201 8024
2 Separated 31 52 83
3 Terminated by divorce 174 237 411
4 Terminated by death 3 36 39

cmsllm: Century month when stopped living with last spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 111, 111b, 114dl

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 537 1213
-2 4110 4502 8612
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 3 5
714 - 907 CENTURY MONTHS 203 284 487
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

cmenlm: Century month of official termination of last marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 111, 111c, 114el

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 678 538 1216
-2 4138 4518 8656
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
713 - 908 CENTURY MONTHS 174 268 442
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

agrlm: Age of graduate when graduate married last current/last spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95a, 95b, 98ac, 111, 111a, 114al

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 684 544 1228
-2 284 265 549
162 - 380 16.2 to 38.0 years (with implied decimal) 4023 4517 8540

lmnoch: Number of children born during current/last marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 95b, 98bc, 111, 111a, 114bl, 117, 118

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 691 556 1247
-2 284 265 549
0 No children 448 478 926
1 One child 481 409 890
2 Two children 1275 1151 2426
3 Three children 1032 1202 2234
4 - 12 Four to twelve children 780 1265 2045

edlspu: Educational attainment of previous spouse at time of marriage

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 116
Revisions: Updated 10/07     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 679 545 1224
-2 4107 4466 8573
01 - 11 One to eleven years of school 32 62 94
12 Tweleve years of school 122 135 257
13 One year of college 8 17 25
14 Two year of college 17 28 45
15 Three year of college 8 16 24
16 Four year of college 15 36 51
17 - 26 Five to fourteen years of college/one to ten years of graduate or professional school 3 21 24
18 6yrs cllge/2yr grad 2 4 6
19 7yrs cllge/3yrs grad 0 1 1
20 8yrs cllge/4yrs grad 0 3 3
21 9yrs cllge/5yrs grad 1 1 2
Note: Only coded for not currently married respondents who were previously married.

agelss: Age of current/last spouse when graduate married spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 95b, 98a, 100, 115

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 695 556 1251
-2 284 265 549
5 - 19 1350 407 1757
20 - 21 1144 1058 2202
22 - 23 718 1059 1777
24 - 27 511 1195 1706
28 - 61 289 786 1075
Note: Although there appear to be wild codes, the two components
were checked on the questionnaire; these values reflect the
responses to the questionnaire.

cmfmbg: Century month when first marriage began.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 95b, 98a1, 111, 111a, 114a1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 681 540 1221
-2 284 265 549
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 1 5
378 - 906 CENTURY MONTHS 4022 4520 8542
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

fmstat: Termination status of first marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 98c1, 111, 114c1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 536 1213
-2 284 265 549
1 Still married 3555 3912 7467
2 Separated 26 44 70
3 Divorced 435 493 928
4 Widowed 14 76 90

cmslfm: Century month when stopped living with first spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 98d1, 111, 111b, 114d1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 678 540 1218
-2 3853 4253 8106
-1 DON'T KNOW 10 19 29
691 - 907 CENTURY MONTHS 450 514 964
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

cmenfm: Century month of official termination of first marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 98e1, 111, 111c, 114e1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 682 542 1224
-2 3865 4221 8086
-1 DON'T KNOW 12 13 25
701 - 908 CENTURY MONTHS 432 550 982
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

agrfm: Graduate's age at first marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 95b, 98a1, 111, 111a, 114a1

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 685 541 1226
-2 284 265 549
162 - 364 16.2 to 36.4 years (with implied decimal) 4022 4520 8542

fmnoch: Number of children during first marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 95a, 95b, 98b1, 111, 111a, 114b1, 117, 118

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 690 555 1245
-2 284 265 549
0 No children 374 380 754
1 One child 477 380 857
2 Two children 1312 1196 2508
3 Three children 1055 1255 2310
4 - 12 Four to twelve children 799 1295 2094

edfsp: Educational attainment of first spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95a, 97, 99, 111, 113, 116

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 683 549 1232
-2 284 265 549
-1 DON'T KNOW 9 13 22
0 Less than one year of school 1 0 1
1 - 11 One to eleven years of school 314 590 904
12 Twelve years of school 2476 2217 4693
13 One year of college 188 187 375
14 Two years of college 247 287 534
15 Three years of college 130 131 261
16 Four years of college 514 551 1065
17 - 26 Five to fourteen years of college/one to ten years of graduate or professional school 145 536 681
18 6yrs cllge/2yr grad 69 205 274
19 7yrs cllge/3yrs grad 6 57 63
20 8yrs cllge/4yrs grad 7 80 87
21 9yrs cllge/5yrs grad 1 25 26
22 10yrs cllge/6yr grad 0 20 20
23 11yrs cllge/7yr grad 0 7 7
24 12yrs cllge/8yr grad 0 7 7
25 13yrs cllge/9yr grad 0 4 4
26 14yrs cllge/10yr grd 0 1 1
Note: For currently married or married only once, it is educational
attainment of spouse.

agefsp: Age of first spouse when spouse married graduate.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95a, 95b, 96, 100, 111, 112, 115

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 DON'T KNOW, NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 692 552 1244
-2 284 265 549
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 1 6
5 - 19 1479 453 1932
20 - 21 1189 1151 2340
22 - 23 716 1118 1834
24 - 28 491 1311 1802
29 - 61 135 475 610
Note: Although there appear to be wild codes, the two components
were checked on the questionnaire; these values reflect the
responses to the questionnaire.

cmsmbg: Century month when second marriage began.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 98, 98a2, 98al, 114, 114a2, 114al

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 678 538 1216
-2 4018 4461 8479
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
705 - 908 CENTURY MONTHS 294 326 620
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

smstat: Termination status of second marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 98, 98c2, 114, 114c2

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 535 1212
-2 4018 4461 8479
1 Still married 255 275 530
2 Separated 5 8 13
3 Divorced 36 41 77
4 Widowed 0 6 6

cmslsm: Century month when stopped living with second spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 98, 98d2, 114, 114d2, 114dl

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 535 1212
-2 4273 4742 9015
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
763 - 904 CENTURY MONTHS 39 48 87
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

cmensm: Century month of official termination of second marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 98, 98e2, 114, 114e2, 114el

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 536 1213
-2 4278 4744 9022
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 3 4
767 - 907 CENTURY MONTHS 35 43 78
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

smnoch: Number of children born during second marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 98, 98b2, 98bl, 114, 114b2, 114b(L

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 678 537 1215
-2 4018 4461 8479
0 none 154 164 318
1 74 96 170
2 42 43 85
3 20 14 34
4 3 6 9
5 1 4 5
6 1 1 2

cmtmbg: Century month when third marriage began.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 98, 98a3, 98al, 114, 114a3, 114al

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 536 1213
-2 4302 4775 9077
788 - 904 CENTURY MONTHS 12 15 27
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

tmstat: Termination status of third marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 98c3, 114, 114c3, 114cl

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 535 1212
-2 4302 4775 9077
1 Still married 10 14 24
3 Divorced 2 2 4

cmsltm: Century month when stopped living with third spouse.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 98, 98d, 114d3, 114dl

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 535 1212
-2 4312 4789 9101
838 - 896 CENTURY MONTHS 2 2 4
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys.

cmentm: Century month of official termination of third marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 98, 98e3, 114, 114e3, 114el

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 535 1212
-2 4312 4789 9101
841 - 897 CENTURY MONTHS 2 2 4
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.

See Appendix C - COR690 for major decision made in the cleaning
and edition of the marriage, fertility and work history sections
of the 1975 and 1977 surveys

tmnoch: Number of children born during third marriage.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 95, 98, 98b3, 98bl, 114, 114b3, 114bl

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 535 1212
-2 4302 4775 9077
0 none 10 8 18
1 0 6 6
2 1 2 3
3 1 0 1

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