discwork: Discourged worker

Description

discwork indicates whether or not the respondent is a discouraged worker.

Availability

Sample Years
Basic 1989 - present
ORG 1989 - present

Warning

This variable is not consistent over time, with definition changes in 1989 and 1994.

Values

Value Label
0 Not discouraged worker
1 Discouraged worker
Variable creation
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* Discouraged worker
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gen byte discwork = .

if $monthlycps == 1 {
    if tm(1989m1) <= $date & $date <= tm(1993m12) {
        replace discwork = 0
        replace discwork = 1 if dscwk == 1
    }
    if tm(1994m1) <= $date {
        replace discwork = 0
        replace discwork = 1 if 1 <= prdisc & prdisc <= 2
    }
}

lab var discwork "Discourged worker"
lab def discwork 1 "Discouraged worker" 0 "Not discouraged worker"
lab val discwork discwork
notes discwork: Only available 1989-present
notes discwork: Definition/universe change 1989-1993, 1994-present
notes discwork: 1989-1993 Unicon: dscwk
notes discwork: 1994-present CPS: prdisc