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Phone: Education

NOTE:     Read Appendix B - MEMO115A, COR554, COR555, COR573 Creation of 
          Education Variables before using these variables.

rb001re-rb009red    Summary of educational history using data collected in
                    1975 and 1992. (N=8493)

rb010re-rb014ree    Update of the educational history collected during the
                    1993 survey from the time of the last interview with the
                    respondent.

                    For 1975 respondents (IN75 = 1), these variables
                    update any educational experiences after the 1975
                    interview (N=8018).

                    For 1975 non-respondents (IN75 ^= 1), these
                    variables update any educational experiences after
                    the 1957 interview (N=475).

        rb010re-rb012rec    Summary variables for educational history update
                            using 1993 data only.

        rb013ree-rb014ree   College information for 1975 non-respondents 
                            and for 1975 respondents who obtained less than 
                            a bachelor's degree - using 1993 data only.

rb015red-rb017red   Bachelor's degree variables using 1975 and 1992
                    data. (N=8493)

rb018red-rb021red   Most recent degree variables using 1975 and 1992
                    data. (N=8493)

rb022red-rb023ree   Post (most recent) degree experience using 1975
                    and 1993 data. (N=8493)

rb024ree-rb026ree   Post (most recent) degree college information 1992
                    update data only.
                          1975 respondents (N=8018)
                          1975 non-respondents (N=475)

rb027re-rb028rec    Current school enrollment and plans (N=8493)

rb029re-rb033rec    Military experience using 1975 and 1993 data. (N=8493)

rb034re-rb036re     Importance of education, work, and finances.
                    (N=8493)

rb037re-rb039re     Success in education, work, and finances.
                    (N=8493)
     
NOTE:     Variable names appearing in () after the descriptions were the
          sources used to construct the variable.  @vname indicates that 
          the source variable came from WLS23 (1957-77 data file).
          The remaining vnames are the same as the original question
          numbers on the 1992/93 questionnaires.  An "s" preceding the
          vname means the source was an open-ended response to the 
          original question.

rb001re: Summary of ever attended college.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDELRS, IN75, 2c, 3a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
1 YES 2098 1876 3974
2 NO 1882 2637 4519

rb002rec: Summary of total number of years of college completed.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDYRCM, IN75, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4g, RB001RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-2 1882 2637 4519
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
0 LESS THAN ONE YEAR 195 233 428
1 208 272 480
2 256 268 524
3 113 126 239
4 451 426 877
5 216 175 391
6 237 156 393
7 148 81 229
8 119 56 175
9 68 38 106
10 40 18 58
11 14 6 20
12 9 10 19
13 9 7 16
14 2 2 4
15 5 1 6
16 2 0 2
17 1 0 1
18 2 0 2

rb003red: Summary of equivalent years of regular education based on highest degree.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDEQYR, IN75, 2c, 3j, 3k, s3n, 3t, 3u, 5, 5a, s5b, 5s, 5u, RB001RE, RB002REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
12 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR LESS, OR LESS THAN ONE YEAR OF COLLEGE 2078 2871 4949
13 ONE-YEAR COLLEGE CERTIFICATE, ONE YEAR OF COLLEGE (NO DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 205 265 470
14 TWO -YEAR TEACHING CERTIFICATE, ASSOCIATE DEGREE, TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE, TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE (NO DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 275 284 559
15 COLLEGE TRAINED REGISTERED NURSES, ONE OR MORE YEARS POST TWO-YEAR DEGREE (BUT NO HIGHER DEGREE), THREE OR MORE YEARS OF COLLEGE (NO DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 152 162 314
16 BACHELOR'S DEGREE 561 540 1101
17 MASTER'S DEGREE WITH MAJOR FIELD: CONTINUING/VOCATIONAL EDUC (042) CURRICULUM (044) EDUCATION (050) ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (055) LIBRARY SCIENCE (091), OR ONE OR MORE YEARS POST- BACHELOR'S DEGREE (NO HIGHER DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 163 174 337
18 TWO-YEAR MASTER'S, WITH MAJOR FIELD NOT LISTED ABOVE, OR ONE OR MORE YEARS POST-ONE-YEAR- MASTER'S (NO HIGHER DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 293 163 456
19 DDS, LLD, LLB, JD, OR ONE OR MORE YEARS POST-TWO- YEAR-MASTER'S (NO HIGHER DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 119 32 151
20 PHD, MD, OTHER DOCTORATES NOT PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED, OR ONE OR MORE YEARS POST-PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 133 20 153
21 POST DOCTORATE EDUCATION 0 2 2
Note: The highest equivalent educational level reported for RB003RED may
not use the latest degree obtained. Some respondents received "lower"
degrees after their 1975 interview (for example, a respondent with a
Bachelor's degree returned to school for an Associate's degree.)
Use RB004RED to get the equivalent educational level for the most
recent degree obtained.

If there was no schooling for 1975 respondents after 1975, they
received the same code they had in EDEQYR. If 1975 Rs had schooling
after 1975 but did not earn a degree, they received either EDEQYR
or 12+(# years college), whichever was higher.

rb004red: Summary of equivalent years of regular education based on most recent degree.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDEQYR, IN75, 2c, 3j, 3k, s3k, s3n, 3t, 3u, 5, 5a, s5a, s5b, 5s, 5u, RB001RE, RB002REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
12 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR LESS, OR LESS THAN ONE YEAR OF COLLEGE 2078 2871 4949
13 ONE-YEAR COLLEGE CERTIFICATE, ONE YEAR OF COLLEGE (NO DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 205 266 471
14 TWO -YEAR TEACHING CERTIFICATE, ASSOCIATE DEGREE, TWO-YEAR DIPLOMA OR CERTIFICATE, TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE (NO DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 279 291 570
15 COLLEGE TRAINED REGISTERED NURSES, ONE OR MORE YEARS POST TWO-YEAR DEGREE (BUT NO HIGHER DEGREE), THREE OR MORE YEARS OF COLLEGE (NO DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 150 168 318
16 BACHELOR'S DEGREE 563 530 1093
17 MASTER'S DEGREE WITH MAJOR FIELD: CONTINUING/VOCATIONAL EDUC (042) CURRICULUM (044) EDUCATION (050) ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (055) LIBRARY SCIENCE (091), OR ONE OR MORE YEARS POST- BACHELOR'S DEGREE (NO HIGHER DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 164 174 338
18 TWO-YEAR MASTER'S, WITH MAJOR FIELD NOT LISTED ABOVE, OR ONE OR MORE YEARS POST-ONE-YEAR- MASTER'S (NO HIGHER DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 298 163 461
19 DDS, LLD, LLB, JD, OR ONE OR MORE YEARS POST-TWO- YEAR-MASTER'S (NO HIGHER DEGREE OR CERTIFICATE) 110 30 140
20 PHD, MD, OTHER DOCTORATES NOT PREVIOUSLY INCLUDED, OR ONE OR MORE YEARS POST-PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 132 18 150
21 POST DOCTORATE EDUCATION 0 2 2
Note: The most recent equivalent educational level reported for RB004RED
may not use the highest degree obtained. Some respondents received
"lower" degrees after their 1975 interview (for example, a respondent
with a Bachelor's degree returned to school for an Associate's
degree.) Use RB003RED to get the equivalent educational level for
the highest degree obtained.

If there was no schooling for 1975 respondents after 1975, they
received the same code they had in EDEQYR. If 1975 Rs had schooling
after 1975 but did not earn a degree, they received either EDEQYR or
12+(# years college), whichever was higher.

rb005rec: Level of highest degree since high school.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: DGLEV, IN75, 3j, 3k, 5, 5a, RB001RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-2 2616 3440 6056
-1 DON'T KNOW OR DEGREE NOT CODEABLE 4 12 16
1 ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 92 131 223
2 BACHELOR'S DEGREE 678 625 1303
3 MASTER'S DEGREE 397 273 670
4 DOCTORATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 192 31 223
Note: The highest degree reported for RB005REC may not be the latest degree
obtained. Some respondents received "lower" degrees after their 1975
interview (for example, a respondent with a Bachelor's degree returned
to school for an Associate's degree.) Use RB007REC to get the most
recent degree obtained.

See Appendix B - COR554, Creation of Level of Degree

rb006ree: Highest degree, certificate or diploma ever earned.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDDGNM, IN75, 3j, 3k, 5, 5a, RB001RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-2 2616 3440 6056
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 Other, NFS. 4 10 14
1 1 year diploma/certificate 0 2 2
2 2 year diploma/certificate 5 20 25
3 A.A.-assoc of arts 15 11 26
4 A.S.-assoc of science 14 1 15
7 B.A./A.B.-bachelor of arts 124 124 248
8 B.A.E.-architectural engr 1 0 1
10 B.Arch.-bachelor architecture 3 0 3
11 B.B.A.-bachelor bus admin 35 1 36
14 B.D.-bachelor of divinty 1 0 1
15 B.E.-bachelor educ/engr 6 18 24
16 B.E.E.-bachelor electrical engr 6 0 6
18 B.F.A.-bachelor fine arts 0 3 3
22 B.M.-bachelor of music 1 2 3
26 B.S./S.B.-bachelor science 415 335 750
31 D.D.S.-dr dental sci 9 0 9
34 D.O.-dr osteopathy 1 0 1
37 D.P.H.-dr pub health 1 0 1
39 D.S.W.-dr social work 1 0 1
41 D.V.M.-dr vet med 2 0 2
42 Ed.D.-dr of educ 5 2 7
43 Ed.S.-educ specialst 2 0 2
48 J.D.-dr jurisprudence 31 9 40
52 LL.B.-bachelor of laws 11 0 11
53 LL.D.-dr of laws 7 0 7
55 M.A.-master of arts 49 48 97
57 M.B.A.-master bus admn 25 0 25
60 M.D. 34 3 37
61 M.Div.-master divinity 7 0 7
62 M.E.-master engr 4 0 4
63 M.Ed.-master of educ 8 8 16
66 M.F.A. master fine art 1 1 2
67 M.L.S.-master library science 1 3 4
68 M.M.-master of music 2 0 2
69 M.M.E.-master music ed 2 0 2
71 M.R.E.-master religious ed 0 1 1
72 M.S.-master of science 88 36 124
73 M.S.W.-master social work 8 5 13
74 M.Th./Th.M. 1 0 1
76 O.D. 1 0 1
79 Ph.D.-dr of philosophy 80 14 94
84 S.T.D. 1 0 1
88 Masters degree, NFS. 199 171 370
89 Bachelors degree, NFS. 85 131 216
90 Two year teacher certificate 5 25 30
91 B.M.E.-bachelor music ed 1 5 6
92 Associate degree, NFS. 53 73 126
93 Doctorate, NFS. 6 3 9
94 D.C.-dr chiropractic 2 0 2
95 R.N.-registered nurse 0 6 6
Note: The highest degree reported for RB006REE may not be the latest degree
obtained. Some respondents received "lower" degrees after their 1975
interview (for example, a respondent with a Bachelor's degree returned
to school for an Associate's degree.) Use RB008REC to get the most
recent degree obtained.

See Appendix B - COR554, Degree Titles

rb007rec: Level of most recent degree since high school.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: DGLEV, IN75, 3j, 3k, 5, 5a, RB001RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-2 2616 3440 6056
-1 DON'T KNOW OR DEGREE NOT CODEABLE 4 12 16
1 ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE 92 138 230
2 BACHELOR'S DEGREE 679 619 1298
3 MASTER'S DEGREE 398 274 672
4 DOCTORATE OR PROFESSIONAL DEGREE 190 29 219
Note: The most recent degree reported for RB007REC may not be the highest
degree obtained. Some respondents received "lower" degrees after
their 1975 interview (for example, a respondent with a Bachelor's
degree returned to school for an Associate's degree.) Use RB005REC
to get the highest degree obtained.

See Appendix B - COR554, Creation of Level of Degree

rb008rec: Most recent degree, certificate or diploma ever earned.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDDGNM, IN75, 3j, 3k, 5, 5a, RB001RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-2 2616 3440 6056
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 Other, NFS. 4 10 14
1 1 year diploma/certificate 0 2 2
2 2 year diploma/certificate 5 20 25
3 A.A.-assoc of arts 15 11 26
4 A.S.-assoc of science 14 1 15
7 B.A./A.B.-bachelor of arts 124 124 248
8 B.A.E.-architectural engr 1 0 1
10 B.Arch.-bachelor architecture 3 0 3
11 B.B.A.-bachelor bus admin 35 1 36
14 B.D.-bachelor of divinty 1 0 1
15 B.E.-bachelor educ/engr 6 18 24
16 B.E.E.-bachelor electrical engr 6 0 6
18 B.F.A.-bachelor fine arts 0 3 3
22 B.M.-bachelor of music 1 1 2
26 B.S./S.B.-bachelor science 415 329 744
31 D.D.S.-dr dental sci 9 0 9
34 D.O.-dr osteopathy 1 0 1
37 D.P.H.-dr pub health 1 0 1
39 D.S.W.-dr social work 1 0 1
41 D.V.M.-dr vet med 2 0 2
42 Ed.D.-dr of educ 5 2 7
43 Ed.S.-educ specialst 2 0 2
48 J.D.-dr jurisprudence 30 9 39
52 LL.B.-bachelor of laws 11 0 11
53 LL.D.-dr of laws 7 0 7
55 M.A.-master of arts 49 48 97
57 M.B.A.-master bus admn 25 0 25
60 M.D. 33 3 36
61 M.Div.-master divinity 7 0 7
62 M.E.-master engr 4 0 4
63 M.Ed.-master of educ 8 8 16
66 M.F.A. master fine art 1 1 2
67 M.L.S.-master library science 1 3 4
68 M.M.-master of music 2 0 2
69 M.M.E.-master music ed 2 0 2
71 M.R.E.-master religious ed 0 1 1
72 M.S.-master of science 88 35 123
73 M.S.W.-master social work 7 5 12
74 M.Th./Th.M. 1 0 1
76 O.D. 1 0 1
79 Ph.D.-dr of philosophy 80 12 92
84 S.T.D. 1 0 1
88 Masters degree, NFS. 201 173 374
89 Bachelors degree, NFS. 86 132 218
90 Two year teacher certificate 5 26 31
91 B.M.E.-bachelor music ed 1 5 6
92 Associate degree, NFS. 53 79 132
93 Doctorate, NFS. 6 3 9
94 D.C.-dr chiropractic 2 0 2
95 R.N.-registered nurse 0 6 6
Note: The most recent degree reported for RB008REC may not be the highest
degree obtained. Some respondents received "lower" degrees after
their 1975 interview (for example, a respondent with a Bachelor's
degree returned to school for an Associate's degree.) Use RB006REE
to get the highest degree obtained.

See Appendix B - COR554, Degree Titles

rb009red: Flag comparing degree levels between 1993 and 1975.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: DGLEV, RB007REC, IN75, 2c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED 5 10 15
0 NO ADDITIONAL EDUCATION IN 1993, OR 1975 NR 3353 3487 6840
1 1975 DEGREE LEVEL LOWER THAN 1993 DEGREE LEVEL 120 302 422
2 1975 DEGREE LEVEL EQUAL TO 1993 DEGREE LEVEL 499 704 1203
3 1975 DEGREE LEVEL GREATER THAN 1993 DEGREE LEVEL 3 10 13
Note: Some of the cases in the RB009RED = 2 category may be cases of
respondents who reported the same degree twice; i.e., a degree
received before 1975 and reported in the 1975 interview was reported
in the 1992 interview as being conferred after 1975. Compare 1975
variables EDDGNM, EDCLN2, CMEDDG, and EDDGM to 1992 variables RB008REC,
RB018RED, RB020RED, and RB021RED to identify respondents who may have
double-reported their degrees.

rb010re: Since you were last interviewed have you taken any courses for credit in a four-year college or university or a two-year college?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: IN75, 2c, 3a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 6 17
1 YES 749 1122 1871
2 NO 3220 3383 6603

rb011rec: Total number of years of college since you were last interviewed.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: IN75, 3b, 4g, RB010RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 5 0 5
-2 3231 3391 6622
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 11 17
0 LESS THAN ONE YEAR 210 331 541
1 162 208 370
2 160 286 446
3 66 105 171
4 63 86 149
5 20 36 56
6 33 23 56
7 8 13 21
8 4 10 14
9 9 10 19
10 2 3 5
16 1 0 1

rb012rec: Earned any degree from a college or university since you were last interviewed?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: IN75, 3j, 5, RB010RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 22 24 46
-2 3231 3391 6622
1 YES 248 394 642
2 NO 479 704 1183

rb013ree: For respondents with less than a bachelor's degree, college code of the college last attended. Based on most recent degree obtained.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: IN75, 3b, s3c, 3j, 3t, s3x, sz2I, 3v, 3m, 4g, s4h, 5, s5d, 5s, 6, s6p, s6a, RB004RED, RB010RE
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-2 3690 3965 7655
0 CODES TO BE ADDED LATER. 289 548 837
Note: For some respondents, most recent degree is not the same as highest
degree. To remove respondents who obtained a bachelor's degree or
higher before 1975, then returned to school for a degree lower than
a bachelor's after 1975, recode RB013REE = -2 when RB009RED = 3.

Only available for 1975 non-respondents and post-1975 schooling for 1975 respondents.

If enrolled for credit for less than one year after earning most
recent degree (RB004RED < 16 AND RB023REE = 0 AND RB013REE = RB018RED),
college code from college where R obtained most recent degree is used.

rb014ree: For respondents with less than a bachelor's degree, century month of last attendance for the college last attended. Based on most recent degree obtained.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: IN75, 3b, 3f, 3g, 3h, 3j, 3D, 3G, 3H, 3L, 3M, 3N, 3t, 3q, 3r, 3s, 4g, 4k, 4n, 4o, 5, 5s, 5g, 5j, 5k, 6, 6g, 6m, 6o, 6s, 6v, 6w, RB004RED, RB010RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED OR HIGHER (RB004RED = 16-21) 1 2 3
-2 3690 3965 7655
-1 DON'T KNOW 12 31 43
685 - 1128 CENTURY MONTHS 277 515 792
Note: For some respondents, most recent degree is not the same as highest
degree. To remove respondents who obtained a bachelor's degree or
higher before 1975, then returned to school for a degree lower than
a bachelor's after 1975, recode RB014REE = -2 when RB009RED = 3.

If enrolled for credit for less than one year after earning most
recent degree (RB004RED < 16 AND RB023REE = 0 AND RB014REE =
RB020RED), century-month of college last attended is used.

All dates for education were asked by season and the mid-point of
each season was selected for the data.
(Summer = July; Fall = Oct; Winter = Jan; Spring = April)

See Appendix O - COR607, Century Months.

rb015red: College code of the college where respondent earned bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDPLBA, IN75, 3k, 3m, 3v, 3x, 3V, 3W, 5a, 5d, 6a, 9, RB005REC, RB010RE
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 17 15 32
-2 2708 3571 6279
0 CODES TO BE ADDED LATER 8 13 21
1000 - 40000 CODES (FROM EDPLBA) 277 216 493
40007 - 55002 301 168 469
55003 - 55016 215 195 410
55017 - 55022 217 150 367
55046 - 55064 183 160 343
55066 - 390041 54 25 79
Note: Where data for the college code where respondent completed
bachelor's exists in both 1975 (EDPLBA) and 1992 (n9),
the 1992 data is reported.

rb016red: Century month completed bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: CMDTBA, IN75, 3P, 3T, 3U, 3k, 3q, 3r, 3s, 5a, 5g, 5j, 5k, 7m, 8f, 8m, RB005REC, RB010RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 15 17 32
-2 2708 3571 6279
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 3 6
726 - 1123 CENTURY MONTHS 1254 922 2176
Note: Where data for the century-month completed bachelor's exists in
both 1975 (CMDTBA) and 1992 (v7m), the 1992 data is reported.

All dates for education were asked by season and the mid-point of
each season was selected for the data.
(Summer = July; Fall = Oct; Winter = Jan; Spring = April)

See Appendix O - COR607, Century Months.

rb017red: Major field or specialty at the college or university where earned bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDMJBA, IN75, 3V, 3k, s3n, 5a, s5b, s3Z, 3n, 9, 12, RB005REC, RB010RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 17 15 32
-2 2708 3571 6279
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
000 - 991 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 1254 926 2180
Note: Where data for the major field of bachelor's exists in both
1975 (EDMJBA) and 1992 (n12), the 1992 data is reported.

See Appendix B - COR555, Major Fields of Study

rb018red: College code of the college where respondent obtained most recent degree.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDCLN2, IN75, 3k, 3m, 5a, 5d, RB007REC
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 4 1 5
-2 2616 3440 6056
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 CODES TO BE ADDED LATER 248 392 640
1001 - 925032 (FROM EDCLN2) 1112 679 1112 679 1791
Note: To obtain the college code of the college where respondent obtained
highest degree, recode RB018RED = EDCLN2 for cases where RB009RED = 3.

rb019red: State where most recent degree was obtained.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDCLN2, IN75, 3p, 5, 5f, RB007REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 5 2 7
-2 2616 3440 6056
0 Foreign Country 11 3 14
1 Alabama 6 0 6
2 Alaska 1 0 1
3 Arizona 8 6 14
4 Arkansas 1 2 3
5 California 59 38 97
6 Colorado 25 18 43
7 Connecticut 6 6 12
9 Washington, D.C. 7 8 15
10 Florida 12 10 22
11 Georgia 8 1 9
12 Hawaii 1 0 1
13 Idaho 3 1 4
14 Illinois 71 65 136
15 Indiana 28 14 42
16 Iowa 25 24 49
17 Kansas 1 6 7
18 Kentucky 3 2 5
19 Louisiana 2 1 3
21 Maryland 12 3 15
22 Massachusetts 12 18 30
23 Michigan 44 18 62
24 Minnesota 54 47 101
25 Mississippi 0 2 2
26 Missouri 10 11 21
27 Montana 1 1 2
28 Nebraska 4 1 5
29 Nevada 1 0 1
30 New Hampshire 1 0 1
31 New Jersey 3 5 8
32 New Mexico 4 5 9
33 New York 17 21 38
34 North Carolina 4 2 6
35 North Dakota 3 1 4
36 Ohio 19 15 34
37 Oklahoma 3 4 7
38 Oregon 5 2 7
39 Pennsylvania 11 15 26
40 Rhode Island 0 1 1
41 South Carolina 2 0 2
42 South Dakota 2 0 2
43 Tennessee 2 1 3
44 Texas 9 3 12
45 Utah 6 1 7
46 Vermont 1 2 3
47 Virginia 3 4 7
48 Washington 7 4 11
49 West Virginia 1 1 2
50 Wisconsin 840 678 1518
Note: Public and private data differ. Only codes for public are Wisconsin (50) vs. non-Wisconsin (0).
Note: To obtain the state where respondent obtained highest degree,
recode RB019RED from the first three digits of EDCLN2 in
Appendix B - COR573, College Codes for cases where RB009RED = 3.

rb020red: Century month for completion of most recent degree.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: CMEDDG, IN75, 3q, 3r, 3s, 5, 5g, 5j, 5k, RB007REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
-2 2616 3440 6056
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 3 10
699 - 1123 CENTURY MONTHS 1357 1069 2426
Note: To obtain the century-month for completion of highest degree,
recode RB020RED = CMEDDG for cases where RB009RED = 3.

All dates for education were asked by season and the mid-point of
each season was selected for the data.
(Summer = July; Fall = Oct; Winter = Jan; Spring = April)

See Appendix O - COR607, Century Months.

rb021red: Major field or specialty of most recent degree obtained.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDDGM, IN75, 3k, 3n, 5, 5a, 5b, RB007REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 1 2
-2 2616 3440 6056
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
000 - 991 MAJOR FIELDS OF STUDY 1362 1070 2432
Note: See Appendix B - COR555, Major Fields of Study

To obtain the major field or specialty of highest degree,
recode RB021RED = EDDGM for cases where RB009RED = 3.

rb022red: Has respondent taken any course since obtaining most recent degree?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDADGY, IN75, 3t, 5s, RB007REC, RB010RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 1 4 5
-2 2616 3440 6056
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 YES 490 479 969
2 NO 872 590 1462
Note: To obtain whether respondent has taken any course since obtaining
highest degree, recode RB022RED = 1 for all RB009RED = 3.

rb023ree: Years of school respondent completed after most recent degree.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: EDADGY, IN75, 3u, 4g, 5, 5u, RB010RE, RB022RED

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 2 0 2
-2 3490 4034 7524
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 4 6
0 LESS THAN ONE 187 207 394
1 150 134 284
2 90 83 173
3 23 26 49
4 22 10 32
5 9 9 18
6 1 2 3
7 1 1 2
8 2 2 4
9 1 1 2
Note: To obtain the years of school completed after highest degree,
recode RB023REE = EDADGY + RB011REC when EDADGY < 77 and
RB011REC < 97 and RB009RED = 3.

rb024ree: College code for respondent's last attended college since obtaining most recent degree. Only available for those who took post-degree courses since they were last interviewed or who are nonrespondents of last interview wave.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: IN75, 3t, 3u, 3v, 3m, 3x, 5s, 4g, 4h, 5, 5d, 6, 6a, RB010RE, RB022RED
*NOT AVAILABLE ON PUBLIC RELEASE*

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-2 3672 4160 7832
0 CODES TO BE ADDED LATER. 307 353 660
Note: College names were not obtained in 1975 for post-degree courses.
Therefore, if a 1975 respondent did not take any additional courses
after 1975, we have no college names from the earlier data to use as
a fill for this variable. Post degree college information was not
obtained if attended for less than one year for 1975 non-respondents.

rb025ree: Century month first attended college or university after obtaining most recent degree. Only available for those who took post-degree courses since last wave of interview or who were nonrespondents.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: IN75, 3t, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3u, 5u, 6d, 6e, 6f, RB012REC, RB022RED

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 17 23 40
-2 3937 4446 8383
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
742 - 1120 CENTURY MONTHS 25 42 67
Note: Date respondent FIRST attended college after receiving most recent
degree is only available for those who received a degree and took
post-degree courses after 1975. Please note that this is different
from RB024REE and RB026REE, where information about post-degree
college attendance is available if the respondent took ANY courses
after 1975.

Starting dates were not obtained in 1975 for post-degree courses.
Therefore, if a 1975 respondent did not receive a degree after 1975,
we have no starting dates from the earlier data to use as a fill
for this variable. Post degree college information were not obtained
if attended for less than one year for 1975 non-respondents.

All dates for education were asked by season and the mid-point of
each season was selected for the data.
(Summer = July; Fall = Oct; Winter = Jan; Spring = April)

See Appendix O - COR607, Century Months.

rb026ree: Century month last attended college or university after obtaining most recent degree. Only available for those who took post-degree courses since last wave of interview or who were nonrespondents.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: IN75, 3t, 3D, 3G, 3H, 3u, 5s, 5u, 6g, 6m, 6o, 4g, 4k, 4n, 4o, 5, 6s, 6v, 6w, RB010RE, RB022RED

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 7 8
-2 3672 4160 7832
-1 DON'T KNOW 8 12 20
760 - 1126 CENTURY MONTHS 299 334 633
Note: Ending dates were not obtained in 1975 for post-degree courses.
Therefore, if a 1975 respondent did not take any additional courses
after 1975, we have no ending dates from the earlier data to use as
a fill for this variable. Post degree college information was not
obtained if attended for less than one year for 1975 non-respondents.

All dates for education were asked by season and the mid-point of
each season was selected for the data.
(Summer = July; Fall = Oct; Winter = Jan; Spring = April)

See Appendix O - COR607, Century Months.

rb027re: Respondent currently enrolled in a formal program in a college or university?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 3i, 3t, 4s, 13a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 5 8 13
1 YES 33 100 133
2 NO 3942 4405 8347

rb028rec: Respondent plans to attend a four-year college or university or a two-year college in the future?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 24

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED (RB027RE = 7,9) 2 0 2
-1 DON'T KNOW 128 243 371
1 YES 298 480 778
2 NO 3519 3690 7209
3 CURRENTLY ENROLLED 33 100 133

rb029re: Respondent ever been on active duty in the U.S. military or spent at least two months on active duty for training in the Reserves or National Guard?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: MILTY, IN75, z3

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 1 1
1 YES 2304 37 2341
2 NO 1676 4475 6151

rb030rec: How did respondent first enter the military service?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: MLENTR, IN75, z3a, RB029RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-2 1676 4476 6152
0 OTHER (BERRY PLAN, DIRECT COMMISSION) 12 2 14
1 DRAFTED 257 0 257
2 ENLISTED 1226 33 1259
3 RESERVES, NATIONAL GUARD 698 2 700
4 ROTC, OCS, ACADEMY 111 0 111

rb031rec: Highest grade or year of regular school respondent completed before entering active military service.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: MLED, IN75, z3b, z3c, RB029RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 0 1
-2 1676 4476 6152
11 THIRD YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL 17 0 17
12 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE 1736 32 1768
13 ONE YEAR OF COLLEGE 113 0 113
14 TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE 105 0 105
15 THREE YEARS OF COLLEGE 39 1 40
16 COLLEGE GRADUATE 212 4 216
17 ONE YEAR POST GRADUATE EDUCATION 28 0 28
18 TWO YEARS POST GRADUATE EDUCATION 19 0 19
19 THREE YEARS POST GRADUATE EDUCATION 11 0 11
20 FOUR YEARS POST GRADUATE EDUCATION 20 0 20
21 FIVE YEARS POST GRADUATE EDUCATION 2 0 2
22 SIX YEARS POST GRADUATE EDUCATION 1 0 1

rb032rec: Century month respondent first entered military service.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: CMMLBG, IN75, z3d, z3e, RB029RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-2 1676 4476 6152
-1 DON'T KNOW 15 0 15
677 - 889 CENTURY MONTHS 2289 37 2326
Note: See Appendix O - COR607, Century Months.

rb033rec: Century month respondent last left military service.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: CMMLEN, IN75, z3f, z3g, RB029RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 78 1 79
-2 1676 4476 6152
-1 DON'T KNOW 19 0 19
680 - 1118 CENTURY MONTHS 2207 36 2243
Note: See Appendix O - COR607, Century Months.

rb034re: Importance of respondent's education.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 412s

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 4 0 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 5 11
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 17 6 23
2 NOT VERY IMPORTANT 37 35 72
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 547 504 1051
4 VERY IMPORTANT 3369 3963 7332

rb035re: Importance of respondent's work.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 414

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 3 6 9
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 17 22
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 21 37 58
2 NOT VERY IMPORTANT 29 100 129
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 478 826 1304
4 VERY IMPORTANT 3444 3527 6971

rb036re: Importance of respondent's financial situation.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 414f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 4 0 4
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 13 17
1 NOT AT ALL IMPORTANT 8 8 16
2 NOT VERY IMPORTANT 68 62 130
3 SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT 1287 1231 2518
4 VERY IMPORTANT 2609 3199 5808

rb037re: To what extent have you been successful in education?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 416s

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 8 0 8
-1 DON'T KNOW 9 25 34
1 NOT AT ALL SUCCESSFUL 20 41 61
2 NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL 267 390 657
3 SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL 2525 2706 5231
4 VERY SUCCESSFUL 1151 1351 2502

rb038re: To what extent have you been successful in work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 418

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 0 3 3
-1 DON'T KNOW 13 38 51
1 NOT AT ALL SUCCESSFUL 4 22 26
2 NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL 73 161 234
3 SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL 1716 1892 3608
4 VERY SUCCESSFUL 2174 2397 4571

rb039re: To what extent have you been successful in finance?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 418f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 4 4 8
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 11 16
1 NOT AT ALL SUCCESSFUL 20 33 53
2 NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL 189 334 523
3 SOMEWHAT SUCCESSFUL 2656 2842 5498
4 VERY SUCCESSFUL 1106 1289 2395

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