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.

Phone: Future plans and retirement

rw001re - rw003red       What respondent would like to be doing 10
                         years from now.

rw004ref - rw020reh      1970 Industry and Occupation codes,
                         prestige scores, and SES scores.  Uncoded
                         variables for 1990 Industry and
                         Occupation codes.

rw021red                 Chances respondent will be doing what
                         s/he wants in 10 years.

rw022red - rw0023ree     Respondent's retirement status, and
                         century-month of retirement.

rw024sp - rw025spd       Spouse's retirement status, and century-
                         month of retirement.

rw026red - rw030ree      Chances a currently working respondent
                         will reduce hours before retirement, work
                         full time until age 55, 62, or 65, and
                         the expected change in respondent's
                         standard of living at retirement.

rw031ree - rw032ree      Chances a currently retired respondent
                         will return to work, and the change in
                         respondent's standard of living since
                         retirement.

rw033re                  How far is respondent from what s/he
                         would eventually like to achieve in life?

rw001re: What would you like to be doing 10 years from now, in terms of work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 934f, s934f
Revisions: Updated 12/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 91 74 165
-1 DON'T KNOW 18 21 39
1 SAME WORK AS NOW 101 83 184
2 WORKING FULL-TIME 620 368 988
3 WORKING PART-TIME 895 1056 1951
4 NOT WORKING 55 322 377
5 KEEPING HOUSE 0 40 40
6 RETIRED 2134 2420 4554
7 TERMINALLY ILL 2 3 5
8 VOLUNTEER 14 40 54
9 WORKING FULL- or PART-TIME 17 20 37
10 RETIRED AND WORKING PART-TIME 4 0 4
11 RETIRED AND WORKING FULL-TIME 1 0 1
12 VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES - NON-CHURCH RELATED OR NOT SPECIFIED 1 8 9
13 VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES - CHURCH RELATED 2 5 7
14 LEISURE ACTIVITIES - CREATIVE (E.G., WRITING, CARVING, INVENTING) 7 15 22
15 LEISURE ACTIVITIES - SPORTS (E.G., GOLFING, WALKING) 1 1 2
16 LEISURE ACTIVITIES - TRAVEL 5 13 18
17 FAMILY ACTIVITIES 0 1 1
18 ATTENDING SCHOOL 0 2 2
19 DISABLED, CANNOT WORK 1 5 6
20 OTHER 11 16 27
Note: Some individuals have reported they are partially retired
or retired and employed full or part-time. This creates
some confusion about where this places the graduate in
terms of employment. Questions concerning an individual's
employment can be answered by examining the Job History
section and the Current or Last Job Characteristics section.

rw002red: Is what you would like to do 10 years from now, the same kind of work that you are doing now?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 934f, s934f, 934h
Revisions: Updated 9/99, 12/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED/NOT ASCERTAINED 0 2 2
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 40 61 101
1 YES 1200 1063 2263
2 NO 398 401 799

rw003ree: Is the job you would like to do 10 years from now working for yourself or for someone else?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 934f, s934f, 934h, 934s
Revisions: Updated 9/99, 12/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 1 3 4
-2 3542 4049 7591
-1 DON'T KNOW 30 48 78
1 SELF 260 170 430
2 SOMEONE ELSE 147 243 390

rwu04ref: 1970 Census detailed industry code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU33JCE, 934m, 934s
Revisions: Replacement 9/99      Archived variable: rw004ref

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 30 63 93
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 117 129 246
017 - 937 1970 INDUSTRY CODES 1491 1335 2826
Note: If respondent would like to be doing the same work in 10 years
that s/he is doing now, then the future industry code (RWU04REF)
is the same as that for current/last job.

See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and
original variables. Original variables used prior to the
9/99 update are retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E on occupational coding and variable construction.

rwu05ref: 1970 Census detailed occupation code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g
Revisions: Replacement 9/99      Archived variable: rw005ref

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
001 - 984 1970 OCCUPATION CODES 1510 1351 2861
Note: If respondent would like to be doing the same work in 10 years
that s/he is doing now, then the future occupation code (RWU05REF)
is the same as that for current/last job.

See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and
original variables. Original variables used prior to the
9/99 update are retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E on occupational coding and variable construction.

rwu06ref: Class of worker code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU07JCE, 934s
Revisions: Replacement 9/99; Updated 9/00      Archived variable: rw006ref

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 30 66 96
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 31 50 81
1 Private company, business or individual for wages, salary or commission 762 844 1606
2 Government employee (federal, state or local government) 138 217 355
3 Own business or professional practice; incorporated 142 36 178
4 Own business or professional practice; not incorporated 530 300 830
5 Working without pay in a family business or farm 5 14 19
Note: See Change Notice #21 for description of corrections made to this
variable in 9/00.

If respondent would like to be doing the same work in 10 years
that s/he is doing now, then the class of worker code (RWU06REF)
is the same as that for current/last job.

Class of worker could not be differentiated between government and
private (for respondents working for someone else), and between
incorporated and not incorporated self-employment. For all
respondents who responded that they wished to work for someone
else in the future (934s=2), RWU06REF = 1. All respondents who
indicated that they wished to work for themselves in the future
(934s=1) were coded RWU06REF = 4.

See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and
original variables. Original variables used prior to the
9/99 update are retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E on occupational coding and variable construction.

rwu07reg: Major industry code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU33JCE, 934m, 934s, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g
Revisions: Replacement 9/99      Archived variable: rw007reg

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 30 63 93
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 117 129 246
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 119 51 170
2 Mining 3 2 5
3 Construction 142 9 151
4 Manufacturing 310 107 417
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 64 50 114
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 215 260 475
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 136 88 224
8 Business And Repair Services 117 50 167
9 Personal Services 26 58 84
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 27 16 43
11 Public Administration 41 46 87
12 Professional And Related Services 291 598 889
Note: See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and original
variables. Original variables used prior to the 9/99 update are
retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E - COR713 for Creation of major industry, major
occupation, status, and prestige.

rwu08reg: 1970 Major occupation code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU33JCE, 934m, 934s, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g, RFU07JCE
Revisions: Replacement 9/99      Archived variable: rw008reg

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 133 108 241
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 260 324 584
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 246 136 382
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 199 67 266
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 132 49 181
6 Sales: Retail Trade 30 58 88
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 60 339 399
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 54 10 64
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 70 1 71
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 76 23 99
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 38 17 55
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 38 22 60
13 Service Occupations 41 143 184
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 7 2 9
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 26 15 41
16 Farm Operators & Managers 95 26 121
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 5 11 16
Note: See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and original
variables. Original variables used prior to the 9/99 update are
retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E - COR713 for Creation of major industry, major
occupation, status, and prestige.

rwa09reg: 1970 Occupational Education Score for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU33JCE, 934m, 934s, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g, RFU07JCE
Revisions: Added 9/99; Updated 12/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
0022 - 0995 1970 EDUCATION SCORE 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about 9/00 update.

There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational education score is the
percentage of persons in the 1970 Census in an occupation/
industry/class-of-worker category who completed
one year of college or more. See Appendix E--
COR 638 and COR 713 for details, and a recommended
transformation of this variable is described in MEMO 133.

rwb09reg: 1970 Occupational Income Score for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU33JCE, 934m, 934s, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g, RFU07JCE
Revisions: Added 9/99; Updated 12/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
0002 - 0877 1970 INCOME SCORE 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about 9/00 update.

There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1970-basis occupational income score is the
percentage of persons in the 1970 Census in an occupation/
industry/class-of-worker category whose income was
at least $10,000 in 1969. See Appendix E--
COR 638 and COR 713 for details, and a recommended
transformation of this variable is described in MEMO 133.

rwu09reg: 1970 Duncan SEI score for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU33JCE, 934m, 934s, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g, RFU07JCE
Revisions: Replacement 9/99; Updated 9/00      Archived variable: rw009reg

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
041 - 960 1970 DUNCAN SEI 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about 9/00 update.

See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and original
variables. Original variables used prior to the 9/99 update are
retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO 133 for Creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

rwu10reg: 1970 Siegel prestige score for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU33JCE, 934m, 934s, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g, RFU07JCE
Revisions: Replacement 9/99; Updated 9/00      Archived variable: rw010reg

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
144 - 812 1970 SIEGEL PRESTIGE 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about 9/00 update.

See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and original
variables. Original variables used prior to the 9/99 update are
retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for Creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

rwu11reg: 1970 MSEI2 occupational status score for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g
Revisions: Replacement 9/99      Archived variable: rw011reg

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
1309 - 8865 1970 MSEI2 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and original
variables. Original variables used prior to the 9/99 update are
retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for Creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

rwu12reg: 1970 TSEI2 occupational status score for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RFU34JCE, 934i, 934g
Revisions: Replacement 9/99      Archived variable: rw012reg

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
1448 - 9045 1970 TSEI2 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Change Notice #19 for difference between updated and original
variables. Original variables used prior to the 9/99 update are
retained in a separate module - archvd57_94.

See Appendix E - COR713 and MEMO133 for Creation of major industry,
major occupation, status, and prestige.

rw013reg: 1990 Census detailed industry code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RF041JCF, 934m, 934s
Revisions: Added 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 30 63 93
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 117 129 246
010 - 940 1990 INDUSTRY CODE 1491 1335 2826
Note: See Appendix E on occupational coding and variable construction.

rw014reg: 1990 Census detailed occupation code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002js, 934f, s934f, 934h, RF042JCF, 934i, 934g
Revisions: Added 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
003 - 889 1990 OCCUPATION CODE 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Appendix E on Occupation Coding and Variable Construction.

rw015reh: 1990 Major industry code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RF041JCF, 934m, 934s, RF042JCF, 934i, 934g
Revisions: Added 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 147 192 339
-2 2342 2986 5328
1 Agriculture, Forestry, And Fisheries 119 50 169
2 Mining 3 2 5
3 Construction 144 9 153
4 Manufacturing 310 107 417
5 Transportation, Communications, And Other Public Utilities 71 56 127
6 Wholesale And Retail Trade 215 260 475
7 Finance, Insurance, And Real Estate 134 88 222
8 Business And Repair Services 82 44 126
9 Personal Services 22 49 71
10 Entertainment And Recreation Services 29 17 46
11 Public Administration 33 42 75
12 Professional And Related Services 329 610 939
13 Active Duty Military 0 1 1
Note: The 1990 Major Industry categories are selected
to resemble the 1970 categories, but individual
industries which may have changed category between
1970 and 1990 (for example, US Postal Service)
keep their 1990 major industry designation. No
attempt was made to reconcile these cases.

See Appendix E - COR681 for detailed coding instructions.

rw016reh: 1990 Major occupation code for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RF041JCF, 934m, 934s, RF042JCF, 934i, 934g, RFU07JCE
Revisions: Added 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 128 176 304
-2 2342 2986 5328
1 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 114 109 223
2 Professional, Technical & Specialty: Salaried & N.A. 264 319 583
3 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Salaried & N.A. 175 98 273
4 Executives, Administrators & Managers: Self-Employed & w/o Pay 155 35 190
5 Sales: Not Retail Trade 189 56 245
6 Sales: Retail Trade 72 120 192
7 Administrator Support, Including Clerical 47 348 395
8 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Manufacturing 58 5 63
9 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: Construction 78 0 78
10 Precision Production, Craftsmen, Repair: All Other & N.A. 82 13 95
11 Operators & Fabricators: Manufacturing 43 22 65
12 Operators & Fabricators: All Other & N.A. 49 21 70
13 Service Occupations 41 146 187
14 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: Manufacturing 4 6 10
15 Handlers, Equipment Cleaners, Helpers/Laborers: All Other & N.A. 21 9 30
16 Farm Operators & Managers 95 28 123
17 Farm Workers & Related Occupations 23 16 39
Note: The 1990 Major Occupation categories are selected
to resemble the 1970 categories, but individual
occupations which may have changed category
between 1970 and 1990 (for example, Actors &
Directors) keep their 1990 major industry
designation. No attempt was made to reconcile
these cases. The large number of such cases makes
direct comparison between 1970 and 1990 Major
Occupation categories unadvisable. For a list of
all such individual changes, see Kubitschek 1986
(CDE Working Paper 86-6).

Consistent with 1990 Census procedures, civilian occupation
codes were assigned to military personnel if they described
civilian occupational activities. Therefore, it is possible
to assign a code for those individuals on this variable.

Individuals in the military who only described military
occupations were assigned the military occupation codes and
coded military on this variable.

See Appendix E - COR681 for detailed coding instructions.

rw017reh: 1989 Nakao-Treas Prestige Rating for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RF042JCF, 934i, 934g
Revisions: Added 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 63 94
-2 2342 2986 5328
-1 DON'T KNOW 97 113 210
126 - 946 1990 PRESTIGE RATING 1510 1351 2861
Note: There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of the
right most digit.

The 1989 Nakao-Treas prestige rating is the
percentage of repsondents in the 1989 NORC General
Social Survey who ranked an occupation in category 5
or above on a 9-point scale. See Appendix E--COR 683
for details and a recommended transformation of this
variable.

Consistent with 1990 Census procedures, civilian occupation
codes were assigned to military personnel if they described
civilian occupational activities. Therefore, it is possible
to assign a code for those individuals on this variable.

Individuals in the military who only described military
occupations were assigned the military occupation codes and
coded military on this variable.

rw018reh: 1990 Occupational Education Score for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RF041JCF, 934m, 934s, RF042JCF, 934i, 934g, RFU07JCE
Revisions: Added 9/99; Updated 12/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 DON'T KNOW, REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 128 176 304
-2 2342 2986 5328
0000 - 0999 1990 Education score 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about 9/00 update.

There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of the
right most digit.

The 1990-basis occupational education score is the
percentage of persons in the 1990 Census in an occupation/
industry/class-of-worker category who completed
one year of college or more. See Appendix E--
COR 639 and COR 684 for details, and a recommended
transformation of this variable.

Consistent with 1990 Census procedures, civilian occupation
codes were assigned to military personnel if they described
civilian occupational activities. Therefore, it is possible
to assign a code for those individuals on this variable.

Individuals in the military who only described military
occupations were assigned the military occupation codes and
coded inappropriate on this variable.

rw019reh: 1990 Occupational Earnings Score for respondent's future employer in 10 years.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 934f, s934f, 934h, RF041JCF, 934m, 934s, RF042JCF, 934i, 934g, RFU07JCE
Revisions: Added 9/99; Updated 12/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 DON'T KNOW, REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 128 176 304
-2 2342 2986 5328
0037 - 0876 TOTAL EARNINGS SCORE 1510 1351 2861
Note: See Change Notice #21 for information about 9/00 update.

There is an implied decimal point one place to the left of
the right most digit.

The 1990-basis occupational earnings score is the
percentage of persons in the 1990 Census in an occupation/
industry/class-of-worker category who earned
at least $14.30 per hour in 1989. See Appendix E--
COR 639 and COR 684 for details, and a recommended
transformation of this variable.

Consistent with 1990 Census procedures, civilian occupation
codes were assigned to military personnel if they described
civilian occupational activities. Therefore, it is possible
to assign a code for those individuals on this variable.

Individuals in the military who only described military
occupations were assigned the military occupation codes and
coded inappropriate on this variable.

rw021red: What are the chances that you will be doing what you want to do 10 years from now?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 934f, s934f, 936

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 3 4 7
-2 111 98 209
-1 DON'T KNOW 25 47 72
0 ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 98 148 246
1 27 24 51
2 41 49 90
3 53 53 106
4 37 69 106
5 613 873 1486
6 117 148 265
7 292 317 609
8 700 809 1509
9 343 298 641
10 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN 1520 1576 3096

rw022red: What is your retirement status?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 936m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 94 81 175
-2 19 338 357
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 16 20
1 PARTLY RETIRED 214 377 591
2 COMPLETELY RETIRED 169 228 397
3 NOT RETIRED AT ALL 3480 3473 6953

rw023ree: Century month of respondent's retirement.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 936m, 936s, 938

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 7 19 26
-2 3597 3908 7505
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 18 20
741 - 1124 CENTURY-MONTHS 374 568 942
Note: If the month of retirement is missing, June of the retirement year
is used to calculate the century-month of retirement.

rw024sp: What is your spouse's retirement status?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 34m, 942m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 78 63 141
-2 593 920 1513
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 2 4
1 RETIRED 76 416 492
2 PARTLY RETIRED 84 210 294
3 WORKING AND NOT RETIRED AT ALL 2493 2784 5277
4 NOT WORKING AND NOT RETIRED 654 118 772

rw025spd: Century month of respondent spouse's retirement.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 34m, 942m, 34m, 942s, 944

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 12 10 22
-2 3820 3887 7707
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 7 12
732 - 1125 CENTURY-MONTHS 143 609 752
Note: If the month of spouse's retirement is missing, June of the
retirement year is used to calculate the century-month of
retirement.

rw026red: What are the chances that you will reduce the time spent working before stopping work altogether?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 944m
Revisions: Updatd 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 85 74 159
-2 295 1002 1297
-1 DON'T KNOW 40 47 87
0 ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE 1423 1344 2767
1 74 50 124
2 134 100 234
3 85 72 157
4 43 39 82
5 603 693 1296
6 104 78 182
7 167 146 313
8 311 307 618
9 122 79 201
10 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN 494 482 976

rw027red: What are the chances that you will be working full-time after reaching age 55?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 946s
Revisions: Updatd 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 83 71 154
-2 295 1002 1297
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 20 31
0 NO CHANCE 197 586 783
1 22 29 51
2 28 52 80
3 31 47 78
4 18 40 58
5 249 369 618
6 36 43 79
7 75 69 144
8 192 217 409
9 168 96 264
10 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN 2575 1872 4447

rw028ree: If any chance of working after reaching age 55, what are the chances that you will be working full-time after reaching age 62?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 946s, 948
Revisions: Updatd 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 83 71 154
-2 492 1588 2080
-1 DON'T KNOW 25 37 62
0 NO CHANCE 925 921 1846
1 82 76 158
2 223 179 402
3 178 166 344
4 105 100 205
5 672 572 1244
6 94 68 162
7 161 89 250
8 272 206 478
9 88 47 135
10 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN 580 393 973

rw029ref: If any chance of working after reaching age 62, what are the chances that you will be working full-time after reaching age 65?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, RF027RED, RF028REE, 948f
Revisions: Updatd 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 83 72 155
-2 1417 2509 3926
-1 DON'T KNOW 39 41 80
0 NO CHANCE 993 877 1870
1 146 105 251
2 230 163 393
3 166 125 291
4 91 52 143
5 359 278 637
6 37 25 62
7 66 37 103
8 114 78 192
9 31 18 49
10 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN 208 133 341

rw030ree: Upon retirement, what are your expected change in standard of living?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 936m, 948m
Revisions: Updatd 9/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 85 70 155
-2 470 1235 1705
-1 DON'T KNOW 21 21 42
1 INCREASE A LOT 27 27 54
2 INCREASE SOMEWHAT 155 113 268
3 STAY ABOUT THE SAME 2125 1907 4032
4 DECLINE SOMEWHAT 1002 993 1995
5 DECLINE A LOT 95 147 242
Note: The frequency of code 8, inappropriate, is not exactly equal
to the sum of the number of respondents not currently working
plus the number of respondents who are currently retired or
partially retired. This is because there is overlap between
the categories of not currently working and retired. In addition
some of the partially retired respondents are currently working.

rw031ree: What are the chances that you will go back to work sometime in the future?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: RF002JS, 936m, 948s

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 2 1 3
-2 3772 4141 7913
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 3 9
0 NO CHANCE 70 147 217
1 16 8 24
2 19 23 42
3 14 22 36
4 7 14 21
5 26 82 108
6 5 15 20
7 10 14 24
8 9 13 22
9 1 4 5
10 ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN 23 24 47
96 HAS GONE BACK TO WORK - CURRENTLY WORKING 0 2 2
Note: The code 98, inappropriate, encompasses all respondents
who are currently working as well as all non-retired
respondents who are not currently working.

rw032ree: How has your standard of living changed since retirement?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 936m, 952

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 0 3 3
-2 3597 3908 7505
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 INCREASED A LOT 21 49 70
2 INCREASED SOMEWHAT 35 71 106
3 STAYED ABOUT THE SAME 227 377 604
4 DECREASED SOMEWHAT 76 80 156
5 DECREASED A LOT 23 24 47

rw033re: How far are you from what you would eventually like to achieve in life?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 954f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 95 79 174
-1 DON'T KNOW 36 58 94
1 EXTREMELY FAR 407 561 968
2 SOMEWHAT FAR 1658 1893 3551
3 NOT FAR AT ALL 1693 1837 3530
4 ACCOMPLISHED EVERYTHING 91 85 176

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