lookdur: Job seeking duration (weeks)

Description

lookdur is the number of weeks the unemployed respondent is looking for a job. See also unempdur.

Availability

Sample Years
Basic All years
May All years
ORG All years

Warning

The top-coding for this variable are inconsistent across time: 99 weeks during 1976-1993; 999 weeks during 1994-20011m3; 119 weeks during 2011m4-present.

Variable creation
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* Weeks unemployed, looking
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gen int lookdur = .

if $monthlycps == 1 | $maycps == 1 {
    if tm(1973m1) <= $date & $date <= tm(1993m12) {
        replace lookdur = wksun if wksun >= 0 & wksun ~= .
    }
    if tm(1994m1) <= $date {
        replace lookdur = pelkdur if pelkdur >= 0 & pelkdur ~= .
    }
}

lab var lookdur "Job seeking duration (weeks)"
notes lookdur: Top-code inconsistent across time
notes lookdur: Top-code 1976-1993: 99; 1994-2011m3: 999; 2011m4-present: 119
notes lookdur: Definition/universe changes: 1973-1988, 1989-1993, 1994-present
notes lookdur: 1973-1993 Unicon: wksun
notes lookdur: 1994-present CPS: pelkdur