Codes and Frequencies
For sample adults aged 18 and over who worked during the previous week or (in 2011-foward) have ever worked, PAIDSICK indicates whether the sample adult has paid sick leave on his/her main job, or on the job that he/she held the longest, or on the job the he/she held most recently.
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Beginning in 2011, the universe for this variable was expanded not only to include sample adults who were working; with a job or business, but were not at work; or were working, but not for pay, at a family-owned job or business the previous week, OR those who had ever worked. Other than this change in universe, there are no comparability issues.
- 1997-2010: Sample adults age 18+ who worked during the previous week.
- 2011-2018: Sample adults aged 18+ years who were working last week, or who were with a job or business but not at work, or who were working, but not for pay, at a family-owned job or business, or who have ever worked.
- 1997-2018 : SAMPWEIGHT