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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.

Military

milty            Ever been in the military?
mlentr           How first enter the military?
mled             Highest grade completed prior to entering the military?
cmmlbg           Century month first entered active military duty
mlbrsv           Branch of military served in?
mil75            Are you currently on active military duty?
cmmlen           Century month of last separation
mlrank           Current/last Military rank
mildur           Duration of military service
mlintr           Was your military service interrupted?
cmmlb1 - cmmle3  Century month separation began/ended, up to 3 separations
mltrno           Number of training programs completed while in the military

There are three loops for training program/school details
   mltrm*          Major field of study for type of military training
   mltrl*          Number of weeks participated in training program
   mltjb*          Use the training on any subsequent job?


Note:  See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

milty: Have you ever been in the military?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16; z3
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 421 284 705
0 NO 1945 5000 6945
1 YES 2625 42 2667
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mlentr: How did you first enter the military?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16a; z3, z3a, z3a
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 421 284 705
-2 1945 5000 6945
0 Other (Berry plan, direct commission) 13 2 15
1 Drafter 301 0 301
2 Enlisted 1400 38 1438
3 Reserves, National Guard 786 2 788
4 ROTC, Academy, OCS 125 0 125
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mled: What is the highest grade you completed prior to entering the military?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16b; z3, z3b, z3c
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 422 284 706
-2 1945 5000 6945
11 Eleven years of school 20 0 20
12 Twelve years of school 1994 37 2031
13 One year of college 129 0 129
14 Two years of college 115 0 115
15 Three years of college 45 1 46
16 Four years of college 231 4 235
17 - 22 Five to ten years of college/one to six years of graduate or professional school 90 0 90
18 6 yrs college 20 0 20
19 7 yrs college 11 0 11
20 8 yrs college 21 0 21
21 9 yrs college 3 0 3
22 10 yrs college 3 0 3
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

cmmlbg: Century month first entered active military duty.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16c; z3, z3e, z3d
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 421 284 705
-2 1945 5000 6945
-1 DON'T KNOW 15 0 15
677 - 889 CENTURY MONTHS 2610 42 2652
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 T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mlbrsv: In what branch of military service did graduate serve in?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 518 1186
-2 1853 4771 6624
0 U.S. Public Health Service 3 0 3
1 Air Force 407 17 424
2 Army 1290 11 1301
3 Coast Guard 18 0 18
4 Marines 192 1 193
5 Navy 428 8 436
6 National Guard 111 0 111
7 Air National Guard 21 0 21
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables and
Appendix E - COR691 for Labor force and current occupation for
the 1975 and 1977 surveys. Branch of service for those
currently on active duty was obtained from "current job" information.

mil75: Are you currently on active military duty?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16h; z3, z3f, z3g
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 423 284 707
-2 1945 5000 6945
0 NO 2507 41 2548
1 YES 116 1 117
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

cmmlen: Century month of last separation from active military duty.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16i; z3, z3g, z3f
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 425 284 709
-2 2061 5001 7062
-1 DON'T KNOW 19 0 19
680 - 903 CENTURY MONTHS 2486 41 2527
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 T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mlrank: Military rank at last separation or current rank.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16j, 28

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 666 518 1184
-2 1853 4771 6624
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 Pay grade not specified; Army private 2 0 2
1 Pay grade E-1; Army private, Marine private, Air Force airman/basic or Navy seaman recruit 115 4 119
2 Pay grade E-2; Army private, Marine private 1st class, Air Force airman or Navy seaman apprentice 219 9 228
3 Pay grade E-3; Army private 1st class, Marine lance corporal, Air Force airman 1st class or Navy seaman 551 10 561
4 Pay grade E-4; Army corporal, Marine corporal, Air Force sergeant or Navy petty officer 3rd class 821 4 825
5 Pay grade E-5; Army sergeant, Marine sergeant, Air Force staff sergeant or Navy petty officer 2nd class 425 0 425
6 Pay grade E-6; Army staff sergeant, Marine staff sergeant, Air Force technical sergeant or Navy petty officer 1st class 74 0 74
7 Pay grade E-7; Army sergeant 1st class, Marine gunnery sergeant, Air Force master sergeant or Navy chief petty officer 17 1 18
8 Pay grade E-8; Army 1st sergeant or master sergeant, Marine 1st sergeant or master sergeant, Air Force senior master sergeant or Navy senior chief petty officer 3 0 3
9 Pay grade E-9; Army command sergeant major or sergeant major, Marine sergeant major or master gunnery sergeant, Air Force master sergeant or Navy master chief petty officer 2 0 2
15 Pay grade O-1; Army 2nd lieutenant, Marine 2nd lieutenant, Air Force 2nd lieutenant or Navy ensign 5 0 5
16 Pay grade O-2; Army 1st lieutenant, Marine 1st lieutenant, Air Force 1st lieutenant or Navy lieutenant (junior grade) 68 3 71
17 Pay grade O-3; Army captain, Marine captain, Air Force captain or Navy lieutenant 83 3 86
18 Pay grade O-4; Army major, Marine major, Air Force major or Navy lieutenant commander 38 2 40
19 Pay grade O-5; Army lieutenant colonel, Marine lieutenant colonel, Air Force lieutenant colonel or Navy commander 2 0 2
30 Enlisted, no further information 28 1 29
35 Officer, no further information 10 0 10
60 Other, midshipman, cadet, etc. 8 0 8
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mildur: Number of months of military service.

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 683 518 1201
-2 1853 4771 6624
1 - 9 503 3 506
10 - 24 663 15 678
25 - 38 491 11 502
39 - 53 497 2 499
54 - 217 301 6 307
Note: Constructed as time from date first went on active duty to
date last separated.

For those currently on active duty, MILDUR was constructed
by subtracting the value of CMMLBG from the century month
value for June, 1975 (906).

See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mlintr: Was your military service interrupted?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16k

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
-2 1853 4771 6624
0 NO 2363 37 2400
1 YES 114 0 114
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

cmmlb1: Century month first separation from military service began.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 663 518 1181
-2 4216 4808 9024
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 0 4
692 - 847 CENTURY MONTHS 108 0 108
Note: This is the month the 1st segment of military service ended.

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 T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

cmmle1: Century month first separation from military service ended.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 664 518 1182
-2 4216 4808 9024
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 0 4
698 - 896 CENTURY MONTHS 107 0 107
Note: This is the Month the 2nd segment of military service began.

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 T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

cmmlb2: Century month second separation from military service began.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 663 518 1181
-2 4319 4808 9127
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 0 3
729 - 839 CENTURY MONTHS 6 0 6
Note: This is the month the 2nd segment of military service ended.

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 T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

cmmle2: Century month second separation from military service ended.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 663 518 1181
-2 4319 4808 9127
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 0 3
740 - 897 CENTURY MONTHS 6 0 6
Note: This is the month the 3rd segment of military service began.

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 T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

cmmlb3: Century month third separation from military service began.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 663 518 1181
-2 4326 4808 9134
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
Note: This is the month the 3rd segment of military service ended.

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 T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

cmmle3: Century month third separation from military service ended.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 663 518 1181
-2 4326 4808 9134
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
Note: This is the month the 4th segment of military service began.

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 T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltrno: Number of training programs or schools completed while in the military.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 518 1180
-2 1853 4771 6624
-1 DON'T KNOW 9 0 9
0 None 653 13 666
01 - 42 One to forty-two programs 1814 24 1838

mltrm1: Major field of study for type of military training in first reported military training program or school.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 518 1191
-2 2506 4784 7290
000 - 711 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 1812 24 1836
Note: See Appendix B - COR555 for Major fields of study.

See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltrl1: Number of weeks graduate participated in first reported military training program or school.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 674 518 1192
-2 2506 4784 7290
-1 DON'T KNOW 15 0 15
0 - 8 582 11 593
9 - 13 473 8 481
14 - 26 515 4 519
27 - 310 226 1 227
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltjb1: Did graduate use the training from first reported training program or school on any job subsequent to military service?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 518 1189
-2 2506 4784 7290
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 NO 1286 13 1299
1 YES 527 11 538
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltrm2: Major field of study for type of military training in second reported military training program or school.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 518 1189
-2 3606 4803 8409
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
000 - 711 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 713 5 718
Note: See Appendix B - COR555 for Major fields of study.

See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltrl2: Number of weeks graduate participated in second reported military training program or school.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 518 1194
-2 3606 4803 8409
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 0 11
0 - 4 172 2 174
5 - 8 143 1 144
9 - 13 145 0 145
14 - 26 138 2 140
28 - 206 100 0 100
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltjb2: Did graduate use the training from second reported training program or school on any job subsequent to military service?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 518 1188
-2 3606 4803 8409
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 0 3
0 NO 486 4 490
1 YES 226 1 227
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltrm3: Major field of study for type of military training in third reported military training program or school.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 518 1188
-2 3984 4805 8789
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 0 3
000 - 711 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 334 3 337
Note: See Appendix B - COR555 for Major fields of study.

See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltrl3: Number of weeks graduate participated in third reported military training program or school.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 518 1188
-2 3984 4805 8789
-1 DON'T KNOW 9 0 9
0 - 3 70 1 71
4 - 6 79 2 81
7 - 13 84 0 84
14 - 43 66 0 66
47 - 206 29 0 29
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables.

mltjb3: Did graduate use the training from third reported training program or school on any job subsequent to military service?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 16g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 518 1187
-2 3984 4805 8789
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
0 NO 227 2 229
1 YES 109 1 110
Note: See Appendix T - Memo026 for Creation of military variables

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