Hours Worked Variables Notes

There are multiple overlapping hours worked variables as part of the sequence of basic labor force questions, ASEC supplement questions, and Outgoing Rotation Group/Earner Study questions. These notes summarize the differences between harmonized IPUMS variables. Details on the availability and specific codes can be found on each variable's description page. With the exception of UHRSWORKORG, the hours worked variables can be found in the Work variable category under Person variables.

Actual hours worked - last week

There are three variables that report the actual number of hours the respondent worked in the week before the survey.

Usual hours worked per week

There are five variables describing the usual number of hours the respondent worked per week.

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