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Mail: Job Characteristic

ng001rer-ng010rer          Importance of job characteristics compared to high
                           pay items.

Job characteristic items are repeated in the 1993-94 Wisconsin
Longitudinal Study Sibling Phone Questionnaire.  Please see items 
sg062jj-sg065jj.

This series of questions was not administered to any respondents
from groups 0 and 1 (sa004re=0,1) who were not in the 1977 selected
sibling sample (sa011re=99).

NOTE:  See Appendix E - MEMO120 for Job Importance Items.

ng001rer: How important is having the opportunity to get on-the-job training compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: sn10, XS77, GP91, 46a, MG001RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 53 82 135
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 164 252 416
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 298 428 726
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 246 251 497
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 450 523 973
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 178 162 340
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 139 98 237
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 117 60 177

ng002rer: How important is having a large number of paid vacation days compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46b, MG002RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 57 99 156
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 85 101 186
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 203 285 488
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 209 247 456
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 440 530 970
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 274 285 559
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 220 199 419
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 157 110 267

ng003rer: How important is being able to do different things rather than the same things over and over compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46c, MG003RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 57 89 146
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 266 378 644
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 441 444 885
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 293 307 600
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 305 342 647
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 140 147 287
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 95 94 189
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 48 55 103

ng004rer: How important is having a low risk of losing your job compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46d, MG004RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 53 109 162
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 302 444 746
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 428 466 894
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 258 267 525
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 288 338 626
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 111 99 210
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 95 67 162
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 110 66 176

ng005rer: How important is being able to decide what time to come to work and when to leave compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46e, MG005RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 58 93 151
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 130 194 324
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 218 216 434
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 211 219 430
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 258 241 499
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 231 245 476
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 230 245 475
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 309 403 712

ng006rer: How important is being able to work without frequent checking by a supervisor compared high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46f, MG006RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 57 95 152
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 265 343 608
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 344 359 703
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 233 232 465
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 270 314 584
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 172 179 351
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 157 179 336
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 147 155 302

ng007rer: How important is being able to avoid getting dirty on the job compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46g, MG007RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 66 116 182
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 22 70 92
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 82 130 212
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 122 169 291
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 189 226 415
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 225 280 505
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 339 295 634
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 600 570 1170

ng008rer: How important is having a job that other people regard highly compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46h, MG008RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 61 107 168
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 84 132 216
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 214 238 452
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 170 218 388
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 362 391 753
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 186 234 420
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 243 216 459
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 325 320 645

ng009rer: How important is having a job that provides health insurance compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46i, MG009RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 52 90 142
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 419 629 1048
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 378 413 791
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 191 156 347
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 370 350 720
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 76 64 140
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 67 57 124
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 92 97 189

ng010rer: How important is having a job that provides a pension plan compared to high pay?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 46j, MG010RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 53 90 143
-2 257 304 561
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 438 593 1031
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 395 426 821
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 206 176 382
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 328 358 686
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 72 84 156
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 65 57 122
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 88 72 160

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