- Questionnaire Text
- UnHarmonized Variables
This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
WSSHFTREAS specifies the primary reason for why the respondent works a schedule other than a regular day shift. The type of schedule worked is detailed in the variable WSOTHSHFT.
This variable is part of the Work Schedules Supplement.
Some responses were added or removed over time, but the available responses are comparable across all years.
Starting in 2001, the responses "Better arrangements for care of other family members" and "better child care arrangements" were combined into one response.
In 1985, 6,214 individuals were in-universe for the Work Schedules Supplement but did not answer the supplement questions. These individuals have been coded as "No Response" if they met WSSHFTREAS universe criteria.
This variable is otherwise comparable across available samples.
- 1985: Persons age 14+ who are currently employed and do not work a regular daytime shift.
- 1991, 1997, 2001, 2004: Persons age 15+ who are currently employed and do not work a regular daytime shift.