Midlife in the United States (MIDUS Refresher), 2011-2014, Aggregate Data


UNEMPLOYMENT



RA1SG11
Ever been unemployed
Text of this Question or Item
Think of the year that you first worked at least six months. Since that time, excluding retirement, has there ever been a period of time when you were not working for pay at all?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
53.2
37.2
1,332
1
YES
46.8
32.8
1,174
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


1.1
41
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4400-4401


RA1SG12A
Unemployed longest period (numbers)
Text of this Question or Item
Excluding retirement, how long was the single longest period of time that you were not working for pay at all? - NUMBER.
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
0.9
0.3
11
0

10.5
3.7
132
1

13.8
4.9
174
2

13.1
4.6
166
3

9.7
3.4
122
4

7.0
2.5
88
5

13.4
4.7
169
6

2.9
1.0
37
7

4.1
1.5
52
8

4.5
1.6
57
9

4.6
1.6
58
10

2.0
0.7
25
11

2.1
0.8
27
12

1.2
0.4
15
13

1.3
0.4
16
14

1.5
0.5
19
15

0.4
0.1
5
16

0.6
0.2
7
17

2.4
0.8
30
18

0.5
0.2
6
19

1.0
0.3
12
20

0.2
0.1
3
21

0.3
0.1
4
22

0.1
0.0
1
24

0.3
0.1
4
25

0.2
0.1
3
26

0.2
0.1
3
27

0.1
0.0
1
29

0.6
0.2
8
30

0.1
0.0
1
35

0.2
0.1
2
40

0.1
0.0
1
48

0.1
0.0
1
50

0.2
0.1
2
52

0.1
0.0
1
104



27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.1
110
998
REFUSED


34.2
1,225
999
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,998,999
Record/columns: 1/4402-4404


RA1SG12B
Unemployed longest period (weeks, months, years)
Text of this Question or Item
Excluding retirement, how long was the single longest period of time that you were not working for pay at all? - WEEKS/MONTHS/YEARS.
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
5.4
1.9
67
1
WEEKS
40.3
13.9
497
2
MONTHS
54.3
18.7
669
3
YEARS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.9
140
8
REFUSED


34.2
1,225
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4405-4406


RA1SG13A
Unemployed longest period - Month
Text of this Question or Item
In what month and year did that longest period begin? - MONTH
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
11.7
3.9
141
1

6.1
2.0
73
2

7.0
2.3
84
3

7.4
2.5
89
4

9.0
3.0
108
5

12.6
4.2
152
6

6.7
2.3
81
7

10.7
3.6
129
8

12.3
4.1
148
9

6.2
2.1
75
10

5.9
2.0
71
11

4.5
1.5
54
12



27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


4.7
168
98
REFUSED


34.2
1,225
99
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,98,99
Record/columns: 1/4407-4408


RA1SG13B
Unemployed longest period - Year
Text of this Question or Item
In what month and year did that longest period begin? - YEAR
Total Cases: 3,577 (Range of valid codes: 1,950-2,013)
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,9998,9999
Record/columns: 1/4409-4412


RA1SG14
Main reason unemployed during longest period
Text of this Question or Item
What was the main reason you were not working during that longest period?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
31.1
11.4
408
1
COULD NOT FIND A JOB
7.2
2.6
94
2
PHYSICAL INJURY OR ILLNESS
2.0
0.7
26
3
MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS
0.6
0.2
8
4
ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS
32.9
12.1
432
5
FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES--CARING CHILDREN,SPOUSE,PARENTS
15.1
5.5
198
6
ATTENDED SCHOOL PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME
11.1
4.1
146
7
CHOSE NOT TO WORK TO PURSUE PERSONAL INTERESTS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


1.7
61
8
REFUSED


34.2
1,225
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4413-4414


RA1SG15
Full-time student at any point since 1/2002
Text of this Question or Item
Since January of 2002 have you been a full-time student at any point?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
15.6
10.9
391
1
YES
84.4
59.2
2,117
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


1.1
39
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4415-4416

EMPLOYMENT STATUS



RA1SG16A
2011 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2011?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
31.8
3.0
109
1
YES
68.2
6.5
234
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.4
87
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4417-4418


RA1SG16B
2010 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2010?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
33.3
3.2
115
1
YES
66.7
6.4
230
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.4
85
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4419-4420


RA1SG16C
2009 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2009?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
30.0
2.9
103
1
YES
70.0
6.7
240
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.4
87
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4421-4422


RA1SG16D
2008 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2008?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
27.4
2.6
94
1
YES
72.6
7.0
249
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.4
87
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4423-4424


RA1SG16E
2007 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2007?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
29.6
2.8
101
1
YES
70.4
6.7
240
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.5
89
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4425-4426


RA1SG16F
2006 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2006?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
34.9
3.3
119
1
YES
65.1
6.2
222
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.5
89
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4427-4428


RA1SG16G
2005 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2005?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
44.2
4.3
153
1
YES
55.8
5.4
193
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.3
84
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4429-4430


RA1SG16H
2004 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2004?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
51.6
5.1
182
1
YES
48.4
4.8
171
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.2
77
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4431-4432


RA1SG16I
2003 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2003?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
57.3
5.6
200
1
YES
42.7
4.2
149
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.3
81
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4433-4434


RA1SG16J
2002 employment status (full-time student)
Text of this Question or Item
Were you a full-time student at any point during - 2002?
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
64.0
6.3
226
1
YES
36.0
3.6
127
2
NO


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.2
77
8
REFUSED


60.6
2,168
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4435-4436


RA1SG17A
2011 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2011
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
54.5
37.2
1,330
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
15.0
10.2
366
2
WORKED PART-TIME
30.5
20.8
744
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.0
107
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4437-4438


RA1SG17B
2010 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2010
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
56.3
38.3
1,369
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
15.7
10.7
381
2
WORKED PART-TIME
28.0
19.0
681
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.2
116
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4439-4440


RA1SG17C
2009 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2009
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
57.7
39.3
1,406
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
15.2
10.4
371
2
WORKED PART-TIME
27.0
18.4
658
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.1
112
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4441-4442


RA1SG17D
2008 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2008
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
61.1
41.7
1,491
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
14.4
9.8
352
2
WORKED PART-TIME
24.5
16.7
597
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.0
107
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4443-4444


RA1SG17E
2007 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2007
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
64.1
43.7
1,564
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
14.2
9.7
346
2
WORKED PART-TIME
21.7
14.8
530
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.0
107
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4445-4446


RA1SG17F
2006 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2006
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
65.8
44.9
1,605
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
13.9
9.5
340
2
WORKED PART-TIME
20.3
13.9
496
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.0
106
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4447-4448


RA1SG17G
2005 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2005
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
66.3
45.3
1,621
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
14.3
9.8
349
2
WORKED PART-TIME
19.4
13.3
474
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.9
103
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4449-4450


RA1SG17H
2004 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2004
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
66.9
45.8
1,638
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
13.6
9.3
334
2
WORKED PART-TIME
19.4
13.3
476
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.8
99
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4451-4452


RA1SG17I
2003 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2003
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
67.2
45.9
1,641
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
14.2
9.7
348
2
WORKED PART-TIME
18.6
12.7
454
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


2.9
104
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4453-4454


RA1SG17J
2002 employment status (full, part, no work)
Text of this Question or Item
Which of these situations best describes your employment status from January to December of each year listed below? - 2002
% Valid
% All
N
Value
Label
67.6
46.0
1,647
1
WORKED FULL-TIME
14.3
9.7
348
2
WORKED PART-TIME
18.2
12.4
443
3
NO WORK OR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS


27.4
979
-1
RESPONDENT DOES NOT HAVE SAQ DATA


3.0
109
8
REFUSED


1.4
51
9
INAPP
100.0
100.0
3,577


Total
Properties
Data type: numeric
Missing-data codes: -1,8,9
Record/columns: 1/4455-4456