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WHYLEFT
Reason left last job (NILF now)

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Description

WHYLEFT reports the reason for leaving their most recent job, for respondents who were not currently in the labor force but who had worked at a regular job or business within the past five years. The question, "Why did [this person] leave that job?" was open-ended, with responses coded into 7 specific categories and a residual "other" category. The response "unsatisfactory work arrangements" covered such factors as dissatisfaction with hours and pay. If a respondent specified pregnancy as the reason for leaving the last job, this answer was coded as "personal, family, or school" (code 1) rather than "health" (code 2).

Comparability

Apart from universe changes, this variable is comparable over time.

Universe

  • 1976-1979: Civilians age 14+ in rotation groups 4 and 8 who were not in the labor force during the preceding week but who had worked in the past five years.
  • 1980-1993: Civilians age 15+ in rotation groups 4 and 8 who were not in the labor force during the preceding week but who had worked in the past five years.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1976 – 1993 - - X - - - - - - - - -

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