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WORKEV
Ever worked

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Description

For sample persons aged 18 and over from 2001 to 2013 who were looking for work or not working last week and sample persons aged 18 and over from 2004 forward who were not working and not looking for work, or were looking for work last week, WORKEV indicates whether the sample person has ever held a job or worked at a business.

For more information about other related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.

Comparability

Changes in the universe may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IPUM NHIS weights.

Universe

  • 2001-2003: Sample adults aged 18 and older who were looking for work or not working last week
  • 2004-2018: Sample adults age 18+ who were looking for work last week, OR not working at a job or business and not looking for work, OR for whom employment status last week was unknown.

Availability

  • 2001-2018

Weights