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.

Education

xedexpr            Kind of Post-high school education
xedeqyr            Equivalent years of regular education
xdglev             Level of highest degree or certificate received
xxhiatt - xxhicmp  Highest grade attended and completed
xedelrs            Ever attended college?
xedstg             Current stage of college education
xedcurr            Currently enrolled in college?
xcmrcb             Date first attend college
xedyrcm - xedadgy  Years of college     
xcmdtba            Date last at college for baccalaureate degree
xedplba            College code for baccalaureate degree
xedmjba            Major field of study code for Baccalaureate degree
xedbanm            Kind of Baccalaureate degree received
xcmeddg            Date last at college for highest degree
xedcln2            College code for highest degree
xeddgm             Major field of study code for highest degree
xeddgnm            Kind of highest degree received
xcmedhl            Date last at college for highest degree
xedplhl            College code for highest degree
xedmjhl            Major field of study code for highest degree
xxcmhc             Date completed highest grade
xxhisc             High school code for last attended school
xxcmhs             Date last attended high school
xvtpfj             Voc-tech longer than 6 months completed before job?
xvteqyr            Equivalent years of education for voc-tech
xvtappr, xedvtno   Apprenticeship experience and number of years
xxvt6m             Voc-tech longer than 6 months?

We asked about the longest period of voc-tech schools/apprenticeship

   xedvtml            Major field of study
   xedvtll            Where received training/apprenticeship
   xedvtsl            Type of school
   xedvtwl            Length of participation
   xedvtel            Completion status
   xcmevtl            Century month last participated
   xedvtjl            Used on any job?

xedexpr: Post high school educational experience, college and vocational school. Constructed diffferently than EDEXPR.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 3, 12
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
0 None 327 481 808
1 College only 375 285 660
2 Vocational school only 245 260 505
3 College and vocational school 97 63 160
Note: The variable for the graduate, EDEXPR, counts experience registered
in Q15 (on the job training, etc.) in the codes 2 and 3. This question
was not asked in the sibling interview, so XEDEXPR and EDEXPR are different.

xedeqyr: Equivalent years of regular education.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1d, 4a, 5a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
4 - 11 Completed fourth - eleventh grade 84 79 163
11 completed 11th 20 28 48
12 Completed twelfth grade, received high school equivalency diploma or attended college but completed less than one year 512 691 1203
13 Completed one year of college (no degree or certificate) 49 63 112
14 Two-year teaching certificate, associate degree, two-year diploma or certificate or two years of college (no degree or certificate) 62 45 107
15 One or more years of college post two-year degree (but no higher degree) or three or more years of college (no degree or certificate) 38 22 60
16 Baccalaureate degree 157 134 291
17 Master's degree with major field of continuing/vocational education (XEDDGM = 042), curriculum (XEDDGM = 044), education (XEDDGM = 055) or library science (XEDDGM = 091) or one or more years post baccalaureate degree (no higher degree or certificate) 40 26 66
18 Two year master's (i.e., with major fields other than those listed under code 17 above), DVM, OD, BD, MDiv, ThB or one or more years post one-year master's (no higher degree or certificate) 53 18 71
19 DDS, JD, LLB, LLD, or one or more years post two-year master's (no higher degree) 25 5 30
20 PhD, MD, EdD, or post-doctorate education 24 5 29
Note: For code "17", we consider master's degrees in these fields
to be one-year programs. In the 1975 study, most people
who received them had completed five years of college.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xdglev: Level of highest degree or certificate received.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
-2 727 882 1609
1 ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 18 18 36
2 BACHELOR'S DEGREE 189 155 344
3 MASTER'S DEGREE 70 28 98
4 DOCTORATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 40 5 45
Note: See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xxhiatt: Highest grade or year of regular school ever attended.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3253 6647
4 - 11 Four to eleven years of school 112 77 189
12 Twelve of school 460 664 1124
13 One year of college 55 81 136
14 Two years of college 64 45 109
15 Three years of college 35 23 58
16 Four years of college 122 101 223
17 - 25 Five to thirteen years of college/one to nine years of graduate or professional school 195 97 292
18 6 colg or 2 grd/prf 42 17 59
19 7 colg or 3 grd/prf 31 9 40
20 8 colg or 4 grd/prf 31 7 38
21 9 colg or 5 grd/prf 3 4 7
22 10 colg or 6 grd/prf 6 1 7
23 11 colg or 7 grd/prf 2 0 2
24 12 colg or 8 grd/prf 1 0 1
25 13 colg or 9 grd/prf 1 0 1
Note: See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xxrged: Did sibling respondent pass a high school equivalency test?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
-2 919 1001 1920
0 NO 84 79 163
1 YES 41 9 50

xxhicmp: Highest grade or year of regular school completed.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1d
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
4 - 11 Four to eleven years of school 84 79 163
12 Twelve years of school 512 691 1203
13 1 yrs of college 49 63 112
14 2 yrs of college 59 45 104
15 3 yrs of college 34 18 52
16 4 yrs of college 147 133 280
17 - 25 Five to thirteen years of college/one to nine years of graduate or professional school 159 59 218
18 6 colg or 2 grd/prf 39 20 59
19 7 colg or 3 grd/prf 26 6 32
20 8 colg or 4 grd/prf 28 7 35
21 9 colg or 5 grd/prf 2 3 5
22 10 colg or 6 grd/prf 8 0 8
24 12 colg or 8 grd/prf 1 0 1
25 13 colg or 9 grd/prf 1 0 1
Note: See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedelrs: Ever attended college?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 2, 3
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
0 NO 572 741 1313
1 YES 472 348 820

xedstg: What stage of college education is sibling respondent at currently?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1, 1a, 4, 5, 5a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
1 Never attended college 572 741 1313
2 Attended college but for less than one year 24 29 53
3 Attended college for a year or more but received no degree or certificate 131 112 243
4 Received college degree or certificate and attended for less than one year or not at all after the highest one 268 175 443
5 Received college degree or certificate and attended for one year or more after the highest one 49 31 80
Note: See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedcurr: Is sibling respondent currently enrolled in college?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 8
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
0 NO 1017 1052 2069
1 YES 27 37 64
Note: Q8 was intended to ascertain whether sib-respondent was currently
enrolled in any level of regular education, including high school.
However, the question did not include high school as a possibility.
As far as we can tell, there were no sib-respondents who were enrolled
in high school at the time of the interview.

The "0" and "8" codes for EDCURR should be collapsed for comparability.

xcmrcb: Century month of when first attend college.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 3a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3255 6649
-2 572 741 1313
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
416 - 925 CENTURY MONTHS 470 345 815
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 A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedyrcm: Self-reported total number of years of college completed.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1d
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
-2 572 741 1313
0 Attended college for less than one year 24 29 53
1 1 49 63 112
01 - 13 Completed one year to thirteen years of college 448 318 766
2 2 59 45 104
13 13 1 0 1
Note: This variable was computed from the response to Q1d, which
is different than Q3b in the 1975 study.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xeddur: Duration of college education.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1d, 3a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED-- attended college for less than one year (response to Q1 of 1977 Questionnaire sums to less than thirteen and response to Q1d sums to twelve), missing data on dates (response to Q1d or Q3a don't know or response not obtained) OR NONSAMPLE 3426 3283 6709
-2 572 741 1313
5 - 407 Number of Months 439 317 756
407 407 months 0 1 1
Note: This variable represents the number of months between the date
sib-respondent first attended college and the date sib-respondent
completed highest level (whether sib-respondent is currently enrolled or
not) and does not take interruptions into account.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedadgy: Number of years sibling respondent attended college or university since receiving highest degree or certificate.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 5a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
-2 937 1011 1948
0 Attended less than one year after highest degree 58 46 104
1 1 34 21 55
01 - 06 Attended one year to six years after highest degree 49 31 80
2 2 9 5 14
6 6 1 0 1
Note: Those who never attended after their highest degree or
certificate are "-2" on XEDADGY.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xcmdtba: Century month last attended college or university for Baccalaureate degree.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4d, 7a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3395 3253 6648
-2 745 900 1645
498 - 925 CENTURY MONTHS 295 188 483
996 Received a higher degree or certificate but no baccalaureate 2 0 2
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 A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedplba: State/College code for where sibling respondent received Baccalaureate degree.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4c, 7b
Revisions: Updated 3/97     
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3395 3253 6648
-2 745 900 1645
006002 - 055123 STATE AND COLLEGE CODES 295 188 483
999996 Received a higher degree or certificate but not baccalaureate 2 0 2
Note: Digits 1-3 for state, digits 4-6 for specific college.

See Appendix B - COR573 for State and College Code Manual.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedmjba: Major field of study code for Baccalaureate degree.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4b, 7c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3395 3253 6648
-2 745 900 1645
000 - 589 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 295 188 483
996 Received a higher degree or certificate 2 0 2
Note: See Appendix B - COR555 for Major fields of study.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedbanm: What kind of Baccalaureate degree did sibling respondent receive?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
-2 745 900 1645
7 B.A./A.B.-bachelor of arts 48 37 85
11 B.B.A.-bachelor bus admin 12 1 13
15 B.E.-bachelor educ/engr 4 5 9
16 B.E.E.-bachelor electrical engr 3 0 3
18 B.F.A.-bachelor fine arts 2 4 6
22 B.M.-bachelor of music 0 3 3
23 B.N.-bachelor of nursing 0 2 2
26 B.S./S.B.-bachelor science 118 103 221
89 Bachelors degree, NFS. 1 0 1
91 B.M.E.-bachelor music ed 1 0 1
96 Had higher degree or certificate 110 33 143
Note: See Appendix B - COR554 for Degree titles.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xcmeddg: Century month last attended college or a university for highest degree or certificate.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4d
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3254 6647
-2 727 882 1609
438 - 925 CENTURY MONTHS 317 205 522
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 A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedcln2: State and college code for place last attended college or a university for highest degree or certificate.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
-2 727 882 1609
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
006002 - 480054 STATE AND COLLEGE CODES 317 205 522
Note: Digits 1-3 for state, digits 4-6 for specific college.

See Appendix B - COR573 for State and College Code Manual.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xeddgm: Major field of study code for highest degree or certificate.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4b
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3253 6647
-2 727 882 1609
000 - 991 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 316 206 522
Note: See Appendix B - COR555 for Major fields of study.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xeddgnm: Highest degree or certificate attained.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
-2 727 882 1609
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 Other, NFS. 3 1 4
2 2 year diploma/certificate 3 1 4
3 A.A.-assoc of arts 7 6 13
4 A.S.-assoc of science 2 1 3
7 B.A./A.B.-bachelor of arts 48 37 85
11 B.B.A.-bachelor bus admin 12 1 13
14 B.D.-bachelor of divinty 3 0 3
15 B.E.-bachelor educ/engr 4 5 9
16 B.E.E.-bachelor electrical engr 3 0 3
18 B.F.A.-bachelor fine arts 2 4 6
22 B.M.-bachelor of music 0 3 3
23 B.N.-bachelor of nursing 0 2 2
26 B.S./S.B.-bachelor science 118 103 221
31 D.D.S.-dr dental sci 6 0 6
41 D.V.M.-dr vet med 1 0 1
42 Ed.D.-dr of educ 2 1 3
48 J.D.-dr jurisprudence 6 0 6
52 LL.B.-bachelor of laws 2 0 2
53 LL.D.-dr of laws 1 0 1
55 M.A.-master of arts 9 10 19
57 M.B.A.-master bus admn 9 1 10
58 M.C.E. 1 0 1
60 M.D. 7 0 7
61 M.Div.-master divinity 1 0 1
62 M.E.-master engr 1 0 1
63 M.Ed.-master of educ 4 1 5
66 M.F.A. master fine art 2 1 3
67 M.L.S.-master library science 0 1 1
68 M.M.-master of music 1 1 2
72 M.S.-master of science 20 7 27
73 M.S.W.-master social work 2 0 2
76 O.D. 1 0 1
79 Ph.D.-dr of philosophy 13 4 17
86 Th.B.-bachelor theology 1 0 1
88 Masters degree, NFS. 13 5 18
89 Bachelors degree, NFS. 1 0 1
90 Two year teacher certificate 1 6 7
91 B.M.E.-bachelor music ed 1 0 1
92 Associate degree, NFS. 5 4 9
Note: See Appendix B - COR554 for Degree titles.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xcmedhl: Century month last attended college or university for highest level of college education.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1d
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, attended college for less than one year (response to Q3b sums to less than one) OR NONSAMPLE 3424 3283 6707
-2 572 741 1313
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
450 - 927 CENTURY MONTHS 440 317 757
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 A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedplhl: State/college code for last attended for highest level of college education.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4c, 6
Revisions: Updated 3/97     
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, attended college for less than one year (response to Q3b of 1977 Questionnaire sums to less than one year) OR NONSAMPLE 3418 3282 6700
-2 572 741 1313
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
004001 - 925053 STATE AND COLLEGE CODES 447 317 764
Note: Digits 1-3 for state, digits 4-6 for specific college.

See Appendix B - COR573 for State and College Code Manual.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedmjhl: Major field of study for highest level for college education.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 4b, 6a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED, attended college for less than one year (less than one year in Q3b of 1977 Questionnaire) OR NONSAMPLE 3419 3282 6701
-2 572 741 1313
000 - 991 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 446 318 764
Note: See Appendix B - COR555 for Major fields of study.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xxcmhc: Century month completed highest grade or year of regular school.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 1d
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3400 3254 6654
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 3 7
342 - 927 CENTURY MONTHS 1033 1084 2117
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 A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xxhisc: High school code for last high school attended.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 2a, 2b
Revisions: Updated 3/97     
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3253 6646
-2 28 20 48
000 - 915 WISCONSIN HIGH SCHOOL CODES 1016 1068 2084
Note: See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

See Appendix A - COR588 for Code numbers of Wisconsin
high schools. (Not available for public release)

xxcmhs: Century month last attended high school.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 2c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
-2 28 20 48
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
353 - 915 CENTURY MONTHS 1015 1068 2083
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 A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xvtpfj: Was sibling respondent's longest vocational-technical training program of over six months completed prior to first job?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 9e, 12i
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3397 3253 6650
-2 793 861 1654
0 NO 220 160 380
1 YES 27 67 94
Note: Since in the sibling study we only asked detailed questions
about sib-R's longest program that took six months or more,
this variable is not comparable to VTPFJ.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xvteqyr: Equivalent years of education for vocational-technical training.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12, 12a-i
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
0 None 896 927 1823
1 One year 125 161 286
2 Two years 23 1 24
Note: Since in the sibling study we only asked detailed questions
about sib-R's longest program that took six months or more,
this variable is not comparable to VTEQYR. Furthermore,
this variable is of questionable validity as a measure of
the amount of education given by the program asked about.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xvtappr: Apprenticeship program experience.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12, 12a-i
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
0 Respondent had no vocational-technical education 702 766 1468
1 Respondent had some vocational-technical education but either no program took at least six months or the longest such program was neither an apprenticeship nor a substantial program 149 136 285
2 Respondent had a vocational-technical program of six months or longer and the longest such program was a substantial program 163 186 349
3 Respondent had a vocational-technical program of six months or longer and the longest such program was an apprenticeship 30 1 31
Note: Since in the sibling study we (1) only asked detailed questions
about sib-R's longest program that took six months or more and
(2) ascertained apprenticeships in a different (but probably better)
way, this variable is not comparable to VTAPPR.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedvtno: Number of vocational-technical or apprenticeship programs.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12, 12a
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3393 3252 6645
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 no programs 704 766 1470
1 one 257 296 553
2 two 35 21 56
3 21 3 24
4 11 2 13
5 4 1 5
6 2 0 2
9 2 0 2
12 4 0 4
20 2 0 2
30 thirty 1 0 1
Note: See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xxvt6m: Did any of the vocational-technical or apprenticeship programs last 6 months or longer?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12b
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3252 6646
-2 704 766 1470
0 NO 85 83 168
1 YES 254 240 494
Note: New variable -- question not directly asked in 1975, but it
was ascertained by looking at the charts in Q14 and Q15.

See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedvtm1: Type of vocational-technical or apprenticeship training of longest program.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12c
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3252 6646
-2 788 849 1637
000 - 706 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 255 240 495
Note: See Appendix B - COR555 for Major fields of study.

xedvtl1: Where did sibling respondent receive vocational-technical or apprenticeship training for longest program?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12d, 12e
Revisions: Added 3/96; Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3252 6646
-2 788 849 1637
1 At a school 188 204 392
2 On the job 52 11 63
3 At a business or firm 4 1 5
4 Charitable or service organization 0 1 1
8 Home study or correspondence 10 0 10
9 Hospital 0 18 18
10 Government (local, state, federal) 0 4 4
13 Other 1 1 2

xedvts1: Type of school where vocational-technical or apprenticeship training was received for longest program.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12f
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3252 6646
-2 856 886 1742
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 Public 132 94 226
2 Private 45 86 131
3 Commercial 10 20 30

xedvtw1: Length of participation in longest vocational-technical or apprenticeship training program.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12g
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3252 6646
-2 788 849 1637
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 0 3
4 4 weeks 0 1 1
6 - 35 48 50 98
36 - 52 60 104 164
56 - 104 68 39 107
108 - 208 61 45 106
245 - 364 14 1 15
520 520 weeks 1 0 1
Note: See Appendix A - Memo044 for Notes on cleaning education
variables in 1977 sibling study.

xedvte1: Completion status for longest vocational-technical or apprenticeship training program.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12h
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3252 6646
-2 788 849 1637
1 Still going 19 5 24
2 Finished 185 188 373
3 Dropped out 51 47 98

xcmevt1: Century month sibling respondent last participated in longest vocational-technical or apprenticeship training program.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12i
Revisions: Updated 3/97, 10/06     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3252 6646
-2 807 854 1661
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 1 7
474 - 927 CENTURY MONTHS 230 234 464
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

xedvtj1: Was longest vocational-technical or apprenticeship training program used on any job?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 12j
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3252 6646
-2 788 849 1637
0 NO 47 47 94
1 YES 208 193 401

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