Employment History

The original Employment History questionnaire was created by Howe and Frazis (1992) at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLSY97, Round 3). The Items used in the Fast Track interviews were adapted from the NLYS97.

Abstract: The Employment History is a 46-item questionnaire measuring employment outcomes up to 4 employers. The questionnaire establishes the employment status of the respondent and then proceeds to measure layoffs, reasons for layoffs and voluntary withdrawals from the labor market. The questionnaire gathers information on employers, type of activity measured by Census Codes as well as Hollingshead Codes, earnings, and reasons for termination from employment. No scales are constructed for this measure. The user is advised to examine variables corresponding to 2nd, 3rd and 4th employer. Counts for those variables are rather low.  

Who Completed this Measure?: select one

Cohort 1 - Administrative History

  • Year 19 | age 24-25

Cohort 2 - Administrative History

  • Year 19 | age 24-25

Cohort 3 - Administrative History

  • Year 19 | age 24-25

Technical Reports:

Raw Dataset Name: CyCO

Scored Dataset Name: EMYySCc

Hours Worked, Income, Job Search, Unemployment, Wages, Work Schedule, Youth Employment

Is this Measure Available for Public Use?: No

Obtain Measure:

NLS User Services
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Email: usersvc@chrr.ohio-state.edu
Web: National Longitudinal Survey
Items were utlized from the NLSY97 Round 3 Questionnaire