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For the individual studies, this variable exists in different sections from CPES.

Variable Label: Age 1st yr worked 6 mths + at paid job

DM_EM1 Please think about the first year you worked for six months or more at a paid job, whether it was full-time or part-time. How old were you at that time? (Your best estimate is fine.)

This constructed variable combines the long form and short form versions of the question. For more information, please consult the processing notes (PDF 456K).


Applicable for all respondents.

  • Valid N: 6808
  • Refused: 12
  • Don't Know: 2
  • Missing (Other): 174
  • Missing (System): 2286
MeanStd DevMedianMinMax
  • Valid Range: 1 - 111
  • Total Cases: 9282

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