Codes and Frequencies
For persons who are related household members of the respondent, LAIDOFFAM reports whether any member of the household was laid off from a job or lost a job in the past 12 months.
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Apart from changes in the universe, there are no comparability issues. Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.
- 1983: Persons in quarters 3 and 4 who are related household members of the respondent.
- 1984; 1986; 1989: Persons who are related household members of the respondent.
- 1983-1984, 1986, 1989