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Measure: Current Employment Status   #011300

Definition:

Question asking the respondent for his or her current employment status.

Purpose:

The purpose of this question is to ascertain whether the respondent is presently in the labor force. Employed persons differ considerably from those who are not employed in terms of their health, health insurance, and demographic characteristics (e.g., age). Moreover, nonemployed persons are also heterogeneous, representing those who are retired, in school, homemakers, not seeking work, and others. These nonemployed individuals also vary in health, health insurance, and demographic characteristics.

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Keywords:

Demographics, job, employment, work, unemployed, occupation, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, PSID

Measure Release Date: May 31, 2016

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