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.

Summary, Status and Geography

idof01          Private Office ID in 1975
upd93           1975 variables updated in 1993 for 1975 nonrespondents?
age75           Graduate's current age
st75g, iost75   State of residence
geog75, mcd75   Geocodes for 1975 place of residence
spl100          Population of 1975 place of residence
adr70           1975 residence same as 1970?
geog70, mcd70   Geocodes for 1975 place of residence
rspl100         Population of 1975 place of residence
timin - idint   Time, length, date of interview

idof01: private office id

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

upd93: Was data for 1975 variables updated from retrospective questions in 1993 for 1975 nonrespondents?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: STAT92P
Revisions: Added 11/95     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
0 NO UPDATE 4751 5091 9842
1 UPDATED FROM RETROSPECTIVE INFORMATION 240 235 475
Note: See Appendix A - COR586 for complete details including names of
1975 variables that were updated with 1993 retrospective data.

age75: Graduate's current age.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: CMBRDX
Revisions: Added 9/05     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-2 INAPPROPRIATE 661 518 1179
33 - 63 GRADUATE RESPONDENT AGE 4329 4808 9137
Note: Age75 is topcoded at 38 on the public release.

st75g: Graduate's current state of residence. Wisconsin or not Wisconsin available on public release.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 138
Revisions: Added 9/04     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-2 118 56 174
-1 DON'T KNOW 273 275 548
0 Foreign Country 2 2 4
1 Alabama 8 4 12
2 Alaska 1 0 1
3 Arizona 34 41 75
4 Arkansas 5 4 9
5 California 181 173 354
6 Colorado 41 56 97
7 Connecticut 8 10 18
8 Delaware 4 3 7
9 Washington, D.C. 6 5 11
10 Florida 42 57 99
11 Georgia 13 9 22
13 Idaho 6 5 11
14 Illinois 211 225 436
15 Indiana 26 27 53
16 Iowa 37 44 81
17 Kansas 7 9 16
18 Kentucky 5 7 12
19 Louisiana 9 3 12
20 Maine 3 2 5
21 Maryland 17 14 31
22 Massachusetts 11 21 32
23 Michigan 54 65 119
24 Minnesota 210 208 418
25 Mississippi 4 3 7
26 Missouri 21 24 45
27 Montana 5 7 12
28 Nebraska 11 11 22
29 Nevada 6 3 9
30 New Hampshire 3 2 5
31 New Jersey 16 18 34
32 New Mexico 12 14 26
33 New York 24 36 60
34 North Carolina 13 13 26
35 North Dakota 3 5 8
36 Ohio 36 36 72
37 Oklahoma 9 11 20
38 Oregon 24 21 45
39 Pennsylvania 15 22 37
40 Rhode Island 0 1 1
41 South Carolina 3 5 8
42 South Dakota 6 3 9
43 Tennessee 8 9 17
44 Texas 42 36 78
45 Utah 4 4 8
46 Vermont 2 2 4
47 Virginia 27 25 52
48 Washington 41 18 59
49 West Virginia 3 0 3
50 Wisconsin 3319 3666 6985
51 Wyoming 2 6 8
Note: Only codes "50" for Wisconsin and "0" for not Wisconsin are
available on the public release.

See Appendix J, Cor483S for state codes.

iost75: Did the graduate live in Wisconsin at the time of interview?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: ST75G

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
0 NO 1222 1287 2509
1 YES 3108 3521 6629

geog75: Graduate's place of residence. Includes state, county, and place.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 138
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
40,130,305 1 6 7
60,372,400 1 1 2
121031900 0 1 1
170934690 1 0 1
361091745 1 3 4
482011975 5 5 10
550090700 21 16 37
550431705 1 1 2
550470000 0 1 1
551331720 11 8 19
Note: Digits 1-2 reflect state, digits 3-5 reflect
county, and digits 6-9 reflect place. Uncodable responses are
coded zeros for state, county and/or place.

See Appendix J - Memo007 for Codes from GEOGRAPHIC
IDENTIFICATION CODE SCHEME; 1970 Census PHC(R)-3.

If R lived in a foreign country the code was taken from
Geographical Location Codes (Sept. 1969), U.S. General
Services Administration, Office of Finance.

Codes 91...93 were for respondents who lived outside the
U.S., but they were interviewed during a visit to the U.S.

mcd75: Minor Civil Division for 1975 residence.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 138
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
-2 1 3 4
2 - 995 Minor Civil Division 4329 4805 9134
Note: This variable is to be used with GEOG75. It
is meaningless alone. See GEOG75 for state marginals.

See Appendix J - Memo007 for Codes from GEOGRAPHIC
IDENTIFICATION CODE SCHEME; 1970 Census PHC(R)-3.
If R lived in a foreign country, the MCD is coded 000.

spl100: Size of 1975 place of residence in hundreds using 1970 census data.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: GEOG75

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED (GEOG75=-3) 865 771 1636
00000 - 00009 1-950 316 306 622
00010 - 33670 951-3,367,050 3804 4241 8045
78949 7,894,900 6 8 14
Note: This code has been rounded to the nearest 100 then truncated
to hundreds. For example, code "0" is for places from 1-50
in size, code "1" is for 51-150, etc. See Appendix J - COR337a
and COR344a for creation of size of place variables.

adr70: Is current residence same as that of march, 1970?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 17, 138

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 662 518 1180
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
0 NO 2252 2106 4358
1 YES 2075 2700 4775

geog70: Graduate's place of residence, March 1970. Includes state, county, and place.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 17
Revisions: Updated 10/06     
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
60,372,400 1 2 3
121031900 1 1 2
171030130 1 0 1
361091745 0 3 3
482011975 6 10 16
530391435 0 1 1
550090700 19 17 36
550431705 0 1 1
550470000 0 1 1
551331720 9 4 13
Note: Digits one and two reflect state, Digits 3-5 reflect
county, and digits 6-9 reflect place. Uncodable responses are
coded zeros for state, county and/or place.

See Appendix J - Memo007 for Codes from GEOGRAPHIC
IDENTIFICATION CODE SCHEME; 1970 Census PHC(R)-3.

If R lived in a foreign country the code was taken from
Geographical Location Codes (Sept. 1969), U.S. General
Services Administration, Office of Finance.

mcd70: Minor Civil Division for March, 1970 residence.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 17
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
0 Lived in a foreign country 58 45 103
2 - 625 4272 4763 9035
Note: This variable is to be used with GEOG70. It
is meaningless alone. See GEOG70 for state marginals.

See Appendix J - Memo007 for Codes from GEOGRAPHIC
IDENTIFICATION CODE SCHEME; 1970 Census PHC(R)-3.
If R lived in a foreign country, the MCD is coded 000.

rspl100: Size of 1970 place of residence in hundreds using 1970 census data.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: GEOG70

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED (GEOG70 = -3) 889 766 1655
00000 - 00009 1-900 283 282 565
00010 - 33670 1,000-3,367,000 3807 4265 8072
78949 7,894,900 12 13 25
Note: This code has been truncated to hundreds. Ie. code "0"
is for places from 1-99 in size, code "1" is for 100-199, etc.
See Appendix J - COR337a and COR344a for creation of size
of place variables

timint: Time started interview.

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 663 518 1181
702 7:02AM 1 0 1
0730 - 2300 7:30AM-11:00PM 4327 4808 9135

lngint: Length of interview.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: v, vi

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 741 632 1373
10 Ten minutes 1 2 3
013 - 170 Thirteen to one-hundred-seventy minutes 4249 4692 8941

moint: Month of interview.

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
1 January 133 159 292
2 February 727 886 1613
3 March 649 680 1329
4 April 532 620 1152
5 May 1021 1190 2211
6 June 768 730 1498
7 July 353 362 715
8 August 6 8 14
9 September 139 172 311
10 October 2 1 3

dayint: Day of interview.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: ii
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
01 - 31 1st to 31st day of month 4330 4808 9138

cmint: Date of interview.

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
901 January, 1975 133 159 292
902 - 910 February-October, 1975 4197 4649 8846
Note: No allocations needed for construction - so there is no
allocation flag accompanying this variable.
(Allocation flags indicate whether some method other than
"straight" coding was used to assign a code to a variable.)

idint: Interviewer ID#.

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

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NONRESPONDENT 661 518 1179
01 - 65 Interviewer's ID # 4330 4808 9138

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