Status:Closed    Asked:Feb 19, 2017 - 02:24 AM

Explanation of the EMPSTATSA Variable in the IHIS data.

I am trying to recode the EMPSTATSA variable in the IHIS data set and am confused about a category.

Can someone please clarify category 2 of this variable for me? The codebook states:

2 With job or business, not at work

What does this mean? Is it self-employment? Or something else?

Thank you for your assistance!

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

Staff Answer


Jeff Bloem


This code does not indicate self-employment, rather it indicates that the respondent has a job but for some reason was not at work last week. In the NHIS survey the reference period for these work variables is "last week", so these categories are important for avoiding extrapolating irregularities within the reference period.


Feb 20, 2017 - 09:45 AM

Report it


Why are not all the "not in the labour force" categories filled for the EMPST...
Advice on EMPSTAT Variable IHIS
I am getting strange numbers for NIU persons in the sixties, especially 1962-...
Health Insurance Unit in ACS versus MEPS
Login   |   Register

Recently Active Members

View More »

Share |