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SECTION W: WORK

In this section, we will talk about your work. First, I am interested in all of the jobs you have had since you first started working for pay.

 

W1. How old were you when you had your first job for

which you were being paid?

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YEARS

<0> NEVER HAD A JOB

 

IF NEVER HAD A JOB FOR PAY, CODE:

0 IN W1; N/A IN W2

 

W2. In your teen years how much of the time did you work in a paying job?

Would you say...

Never, 1

rarely, 2

sometimes, 3

often, 4

most of the time, or 5

always? 6

The next questions ask about the work you would like to do in the future.

 

W5. How much do you have an idea of what you want to do when you are 30 years old? Would you say not at all, very little, a little, somewhat, pretty much, or very much?

NOT AT ALL 1

VERY LITTLE 2

A LITTLE 3

SOMEWHAT 4

PRETTY MUCH 5

VERY MUCH 6

 

W6. What is it that you would like to be doing when you are 30 years old?

________________________________
 

W7. What do you see yourself actually doing in that job?

PROBE: Can you tell me three things that you would see yourself doing IN that job?

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________________________________

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W8_CJ1. Now I would like to ask you about your current job. Do you currently have a job?

Yes (GO TO W8) 1

No (GO TO W8_CJ2) 2

Don’t Know (GO TO W8_CJ2) 3

Refused (GO TO W8_CJ2) 4

  
 

W8_LJ1. How long ago did you leave your last job? CODE IN MONTHS

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# OF MONTHS

 

W8_LJ2. What was your reason for leaving that position?

READ CATEGORIES

CODE ONE

Took a job more in line with my goals 1

Interfered with school 2

Fired 3

Job ended 4

Lay off 5

Wages too low 6

Transportation problems 7

Found a job I liked better 8

Took a better paying job 9

Quit 10

Seasonal work ended 11

Still working in job 12

Child birth 13

Other (SPECIFY) 0

 

W8. What is your job title in your (current/last) main job?

____________________________________

JOB TITLE

N/A 9

 

W9. What is the name of the company you (work/worked) for?

____________________________________

NAME OF COMPANY

N/A 9

 

W10. What (do/did) you actually do in (this/that) job?

INTERVIEWER: LIST ALL JOB DUTIES

RECORD VERBATIM

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W10A. How many hours (do/did) you work in a typical week?

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# OF HOURS

 

W10B. What (is/was) your rate of pay?

INTERVIEWER: CODE ANSWER IN FORMAT RESPONDENT USES

$ |____|____|____| . |____|____|

HOURLY

$ |____|____|____|____| . |____|____|

WEEKLY

$ |____|____|____|____|____|____| . |____|____|

YEARLY

 

W10C. How long have you been employed at this job?

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# OF MONTHS

 

W11. How much do you think this job will be useful to you in the kind of work you’d like to be doing when you are 30 years old? Would you say...

Not at all, 1

very little, 2

a little, 3

somewhat, 4

pretty much, or 5

very much 6

 

W12. How much do you see this job as on the path to the kind of work you’d like to be doing when you are 30 years old? Would you say...

Not at all, 1

very little, 2

a little, 3

somewhat, 4

pretty much, or 5

very much 6

 

W13. How (do/did) you think you (are/were) doing as an employee? Would you say...

Very poor, 1

poor, 2

fair, 3

good, 4

very good, or 5

excellent 6

 

W15. As a career choice some people join the military. Have you ever served in the military?

YES 1

NO (GO TO W16) 2

 

W15a. What year did you enter the military?

|____|____|____|____|

YEAR

 

W15b. Are you currently serving in the military?

YES (GO TO W16) 1

NO 2

 

W15c. What year were you discharged from the military?

|____|____|____|____|

YEAR

 

W15d. What sort of discharge did you receive? Was it ...

Honorable, 1

General, 2

Bad Conduct, 3

Dishonorable or Dismissal, 4

Medical, or 5

Other (SPECIFY)? 6

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W16. What is the lowest hourly pay you would be willing to take on any job?

$ |___|___| . |___|___|

HOURLY

 

W17. How much did you make last year?

PROBE: READ CATEGORIES IF NECESSARY.

UNDER $1,000 1

$1,000 TO $2,999 2

$3,000 TO $3,999 3

$4,000 TO $4,999 4

$5,000 TO $5,999 5

$6,000 TO $6,999 6

$7,000 TO $7,999 7

$8,000 TO $8,999 8

$9,000 TO $9,999 9

$10,000 TO $12,499 10

$12,500 TO $14,999 11

$15,000 TO $17,499 12

$17,500 TO $19,999 13

$20,000 TO $22,499 14

$22,500 TO $24,999 15

$25,000 TO $34,999 16

$35,000 TO $49,999 17

$50,000 TO $54,999 18

$55,000 TO $59,999 19

$60,000 TO $64,999 20

$65,000 TO $69,999 21

$70,000 TO $74,999 22

$75,000 AND OVER 23

DID NOT EARN AN INCOME 99

 

IF NEVER HAD JOB OR NOT WORKED IN LAST YEAR: CODE N/A IN W18a-c

 

W18a. There are many different benefits people can receive on a job. Some are very tangible like dental benefits, others are not so clear, like flexible hours. I am going to read to you a list of benefits, for each one please tell me if you (are/were) eligible to receive it from your (current/last) job, even if you choose not to receive it. Are you eligible to receive health insurance from your (current/last) job?

YES 1

NO 2

 

W18_B. (Are/Were) you eligible to receive a contribution to a pension or retirement?

YES 1

NO 2

 

W18_C. (Are/Were) you eligible to receive other financial benefits like daycare or tuition help?

YES 1

NO 2

 

W19a. What are the main sources of your support this includes paying for such things as housing, food, school, and transportation?

CODE ALL THAT APPLY

Your salary 1

Money from your parents 2

TANF or welfare 3

Child support 4

Scholarship or grant funds 5

Other relatives 6

Student loans or other loans 7

 

W19b. Which would you say is the main support?_

CHOOSE ONE

Your salary 1

Money from your parents 2

TANF or welfare 3

Child support 4

Scholarship or grant funds 5

Other relatives 6

Student loans or other loans 7

 

W20a. Do you have a car loan?__

YES 1

NO 2

 

W20b. Do you have a checking or savings account?_

YES 1

NO 2

 

W20c. Do you have a mortgage?

YES 1

NO 2

 

W20d. Do you have a student loan?

YES 1

NO 2

 

W20e. Do you have any other loans?

YES 1

NO 2

 

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