G. Last Job

This module focuses on respondent’s last job. Contents include job characteristics, dates, description, earnings, hours, pension and retirement plans.

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If Q168 = 1 »
 
   
 
W7000

Have you ever worked for pay for more than a few months?

HAVE YOU EVER WORKED FOR PAY FOR MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS?
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If Have you ever worked for pay for more than a few months? = 1 »
 
     
   
W7001

In what year did you last work for pay?

IN WHAT YEAR DID YOU LAST WORK FOR PAY?
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If R LAST WORKED NOT BEFORE 1974 »
 
       
     
W7005

The next questions are about the last job you had. We're interested in your situation near the end of this job. Did you work for someone else, were you self-employed, or what? IF R SAYS, "I RUN MY OWN BUSINESS" ENTER "SELF-EMPLOYED".

THE NEXT QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT THE LAST JOB YOU HAD. WE'RE INTERESTED IN YOUR SITUATION NEAR THE END OF THIS JOB. DID YOU WORK FOR SOMEONE ELSE, WERE YOU SELF-EMPLOYED, OR WHAT? IF R SAYS, "I RUN MY OWN BUSINESS" ENTER "SELF-EMPLOYED".
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W7006

What kind of business or industry did you work in-- that is, what did they make or do at the place where you worked? [NOTE: These data have been masked for confidentiality. The values in parentheses indicate the original U.S. Census codes, as found in the Master Codes section of the codebook.]

WHAT KIND OF BUSINESS OR INDUSTRY DID YOU WORK IN-- THAT IS, WHAT DID THEY MAKE OR DO AT THE PLACE WHERE YOU WORKED? [NOTE: THESE DATA HAVE BEEN MASKED FOR CONFIDENTIALITY. THE VALUES IN PARENTHESES INDICATE THE ORIGINAL U.S. CENSUS CODES, AS FOUND IN THE MASTER CODES SECTION OF THE CODEBOOK.]
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W7007

What was the official title of your job? (The title that your employer used?) G6. What sort of work did you do? (Tell me a little more about what you did.) [NOTE: These data have been masked for confidentiality. The values in parentheses indicate the original U.S. Census codes, as found in the Master Codes section of the codebook.]

WHAT WAS THE OFFICIAL TITLE OF YOUR JOB? (THE TITLE THAT YOUR EMPLOYER USED?) G6. WHAT SORT OF WORK DID YOU DO? (TELL ME A LITTLE MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU DID.) [NOTE: THESE DATA HAVE BEEN MASKED FOR CONFIDENTIALITY. THE VALUES IN PARENTHESES INDICATE THE ORIGINAL U.S. CENSUS CODES, AS FOUND IN THE MASTER CODES SECTION OF THE CODEBOOK.]
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W7008

How many hours a week did you usually work for this employer?

HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK DID YOU USUALLY WORK FOR THIS EMPLOYER?
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W7009

Not counting any overtime hours, could you have reduced the number of hours in your regular work schedule?

NOT COUNTING ANY OVERTIME HOURS, COULD YOU HAVE REDUCED THE NUMBER OF HOURS IN YOUR REGULAR WORK SCHEDULE?
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If Not counting any overtime hours, could you have reduced the number of hours in your regular work schedule? = 1 »
 
         
       
W7010

Could you have reduced your work hours by quite a lot, say to half what you usually worked, without affecting either your hourly pay rate or your fringe benefits?

COULD YOU HAVE REDUCED YOUR WORK HOURS BY QUITE A LOT, SAY TO HALF WHAT YOU USUALLY WORKED, WITHOUT AFFECTING EITHER YOUR HOURLY PAY RATE OR YOUR FRINGE BENEFITS?
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W7011

READ SLOWLY Counting paid vacations as weeks of work, how many weeks a year did you usually work?

READ SLOWLY COUNTING PAID VACATIONS AS WEEKS OF WORK, HOW MANY WEEKS A YEAR DID YOU USUALLY WORK?
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W7012

How much were you earning, before deductions, when you left that employer?

HOW MUCH WERE YOU EARNING, BEFORE DEDUCTIONS, WHEN YOU LEFT THAT EMPLOYER?
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W7014

About how many employees worked for that company or organization at the location where you worked?

ABOUT HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WORKED FOR THAT COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION AT THE LOCATION WHERE YOU WORKED?
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If About how many employees worked for that company or organization at the location where you worked? = 98 or About how many employees worked for that company or organization at the location where you worked? = 99 »
 
         
       
W7015

Was it fewer than 5, 5 to 14, 15 to 24, 25 to 99, 100 to 499, or 500 or more?

WAS IT FEWER THAN 5, 5 TO 14, 15 TO 24, 25 TO 99, 100 TO 499, OR 500 OR MORE?
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W7016

About how many employees worked for that company or organization at all locations?

ABOUT HOW MANY EMPLOYEES WORKED FOR THAT COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION AT ALL LOCATIONS?
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W7021

How much were you earning, before taxes and other deductions, when you started?

HOW MUCH WERE YOU EARNING, BEFORE TAXES AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS, WHEN YOU STARTED?
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W7023

Were you covered on that job by a union or employee-association contract?

WERE YOU COVERED ON THAT JOB BY A UNION OR EMPLOYEE-ASSOCIATION CONTRACT?
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W7024

BUSINESS CLOSED

BUSINESS CLOSED
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W7032

Were you included in a pension or retirement plan, or in any tax deferred savings plan, when you worked for (that employer/yourself)?

WERE YOU INCLUDED IN A PENSION OR RETIREMENT PLAN, OR IN ANY TAX DEFERRED SAVINGS PLAN, WHEN YOU WORKED FOR (THAT EMPLOYER/YOURSELF)?
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If Were you included in a pension or retirement plan, or in any tax deferred savings plan, when you worked for (that employer/yourself)? = 1 »
 
         
       
W7033

I would like to know what type of plan this was. In some retirement plans, Type A, benefits are usually based on a formula involving age, years of service, and salary. In other plans, Type B, money is accumulated in an account for you. Was your plan Type A or Type B?

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT TYPE OF PLAN THIS WAS. IN SOME RETIREMENT PLANS, TYPE A, BENEFITS ARE USUALLY BASED ON A FORMULA INVOLVING AGE, YEARS OF SERVICE, AND SALARY. IN OTHER PLANS, TYPE B, MONEY IS ACCUMULATED IN AN ACCOUNT FOR YOU. WAS YOUR PLAN TYPE A OR TYPE B?
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If I would like to know what type of plan this was. In some retirement plans, Type A, benefits are usually based on a formula involving age, years of service, and salary. In other plans, Type B, money is accumulated in an account for you. Was your plan Type A or Type B? != 9 »
 
           
         
If I would like to know what type of plan this was. In some retirement plans, Type A, benefits are usually based on a formula involving age, years of service, and salary. In other plans, Type B, money is accumulated in an account for you. Was your plan Type A or Type B? != 2 »
 
             
           
If I would like to know what type of plan this was. In some retirement plans, Type A, benefits are usually based on a formula involving age, years of service, and salary. In other plans, Type B, money is accumulated in an account for you. Was your plan Type A or Type B? = 3 »
 
               
             
W7034

How much money was in your account when you left that employer?

HOW MUCH MONEY WAS IN YOUR ACCOUNT WHEN YOU LEFT THAT EMPLOYER?
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W7035

EXPECT FUTURE BENEFITS

EXPECT FUTURE BENEFITS
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If EXPECT FUTURE BENEFITS = 2 »
 
               
             
W7043

How much are the benefits per month or year?

HOW MUCH ARE THE BENEFITS PER MONTH OR YEAR?
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W7045

Are the benefits adjusted for changes in the cost of living?

ARE THE BENEFITS ADJUSTED FOR CHANGES IN THE COST OF LIVING?
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If Are the benefits adjusted for changes in the cost of living? != 1 »
 
                 
               
W7046

Have they ever been adjusted for changes in the cost of living?

HAVE THEY EVER BEEN ADJUSTED FOR CHANGES IN THE COST OF LIVING?
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Else If EXPECT FUTURE BENEFITS = 3 »
 
               
             
W7047

RECEIVED CASH SETTLEMENT How much did that amount to?

RECEIVED CASH SETTLEMENT HOW MUCH DID THAT AMOUNT TO?
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W7048

What did you do with the money?

WHAT DID YOU DO WITH THE MONEY?
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Else If EXPECT FUTURE BENEFITS = 4 »
 
               
             
W7054

IRA ROLLOVER How much did that amount to?

IRA ROLLOVER HOW MUCH DID THAT AMOUNT TO?
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Else If EXPECT FUTURE BENEFITS = 1 »
 
               
             
W7055

EXPECT FUTURE BENEFITS How many years altogether were you included in this plan? INCLUDE YEARS WITH OTHER EMPLOYERS IF SAME PLAN.

EXPECT FUTURE BENEFITS HOW MANY YEARS ALTOGETHER WERE YOU INCLUDED IN THIS PLAN? INCLUDE YEARS WITH OTHER EMPLOYERS IF SAME PLAN.
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W7056

At what age do you expect to start receiving (the rest of your) benefits from this plan?

AT WHAT AGE DO YOU EXPECT TO START RECEIVING (THE REST OF YOUR) BENEFITS FROM THIS PLAN?
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If At what age do you expect to start receiving (the rest of your) benefits from this plan? != 96 »
 
                 
               
W7057

About how much do you expect these benefits to be? (As a proportion of your pay when you left that job, or as an amount per month or year when you start receiving them?)

ABOUT HOW MUCH DO YOU EXPECT THESE BENEFITS TO BE? (AS A PROPORTION OF YOUR PAY WHEN YOU LEFT THAT JOB, OR AS AN AMOUNT PER MONTH OR YEAR WHEN YOU START RECEIVING THEM?)
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W7062

How much money was in your account when you left that employer?

HOW MUCH MONEY WAS IN YOUR ACCOUNT WHEN YOU LEFT THAT EMPLOYER?
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W7063

When you left that employer, did you withdraw the money, roll it over into an IRA, leave it to accumulate in your old plan, convert it to an annuity, or what? [DO NOT PROBE BUT IF MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE GIVEN, CHECK BOX 7 AND RECORD ALL DETAILS.

WHEN YOU LEFT THAT EMPLOYER, DID YOU WITHDRAW THE MONEY, ROLL IT OVER INTO AN IRA, LEAVE IT TO ACCUMULATE IN YOUR OLD PLAN, CONVERT IT TO AN ANNUITY, OR WHAT? [DO NOT PROBE BUT IF MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE GIVEN, CHECK BOX 7 AND RECORD ALL DETAILS.
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If When you left that employer, did you withdraw the money, roll it over into an IRA, leave it to accumulate in your old plan, convert it to an annuity, or what? [DO NOT PROBE BUT IF MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE GIVEN, CHECK BOX 7 AND RECORD ALL DETAILS. = 2 or When you left that employer, did you withdraw the money, roll it over into an IRA, leave it to accumulate in your old plan, convert it to an annuity, or what? [DO NOT PROBE BUT IF MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE GIVEN, CHECK BOX 7 AND RECORD ALL DETAILS. = 3 »
 
               
             
W7064

How much is in your account now?

HOW MUCH IS IN YOUR ACCOUNT NOW?
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Else If When you left that employer, did you withdraw the money, roll it over into an IRA, leave it to accumulate in your old plan, convert it to an annuity, or what? [DO NOT PROBE BUT IF MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE GIVEN, CHECK BOX 7 AND RECORD ALL DETAILS. = 4 »
 
               
             
W7065

How old were you when that annuity started?

HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN THAT ANNUITY STARTED?
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W7066

How much are the benefits per month or year?

HOW MUCH ARE THE BENEFITS PER MONTH OR YEAR?
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W7068

What is the earliest age at which you could have left that employer and begun to receive pension benefits?

WHAT IS THE EARLIEST AGE AT WHICH YOU COULD HAVE LEFT THAT EMPLOYER AND BEGUN TO RECEIVE PENSION BENEFITS?
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W7069

Over the last 10 years, since 1984, have you ever been on temporary layoff, or unemployed and looking for work? INCLUDE CURRENT PERIOD IF R IS NOW LOOKING FOR WORK.

OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, SINCE 1984, HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON TEMPORARY LAYOFF, OR UNEMPLOYED AND LOOKING FOR WORK? INCLUDE CURRENT PERIOD IF R IS NOW LOOKING FOR WORK.
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If Over the last 10 years, since 1984, have you ever been on temporary layoff, or unemployed and looking for work? INCLUDE CURRENT PERIOD IF R IS NOW LOOKING FOR WORK. = 1 »
 
         
       
W7070

How many times have you been on temporary layoff or unemployed and looking for work?

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BEEN ON TEMPORARY LAYOFF OR UNEMPLOYED AND LOOKING FOR WORK?
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