2019 Fall Life History Mail Survey Supplemental Questionnaire Occupation and Industry Data

The 2019 Fall Life History Mail Survey (2019 Fall LHMS) contains questions about residential, education, employment and health history, and other important childhood and family events. The LHMS is part of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which is funded under a cooperative agreement between the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.

To protect the confidentiality of the information that respondents provide, a number of variables have been masked or are simply not included in the final release public file. Some of these variables are available to analysts as restricted data. The names of variables that were masked for confidentiality end in the capital letter "M".

The variables in the 2019 Fall LHMS long version Restricted file are identical to those in the 2019 Fall LHMS long version Public file except for the following variables that include detailed respondent-level information for industry and occupation. The same rules apply to the 2019 Fall supplemental version restricted and public files although the variable names in the short versions differ from the long versions (see 3b. in the Data Description).

2019 Fall LHMS Variable Name Description
LH41_1E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 1
LH41_1EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 1
LH41_1F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 1
LH41_1FL LAST JOB TITLE – 1
LH41_2E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 2
LH41_2EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 2
LH41_2F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 2
LH41_2FL LAST JOB TITLE – 2
LH41_3E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 3
LH41_3EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 3
LH41_3F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 3
LH41_3FL LAST JOB TITLE – 3
LH41_4E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 4
LH41_4EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 4
LH41_4F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 4
LH41_4FL LAST JOB TITLE – 4
LH41_5E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 5
LH41_5EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 5
LH41_5F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 5
LH41_5FL LAST JOB TITLE – 5
LH41_6E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 6
LH41_6EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 6
LH41_6F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 6
LH41_6FL LAST JOB TITLE – 6
LH41_7E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 7
LH41_7EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 7
LH41_7F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 7
LH41_7FL LAST JOB TITLE – 7
LH41_8E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 8
LH41_8EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 8
LH41_8F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 8
LH41_8FL LAST JOB TITLE – 8
LH41_9E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 9
LH41_9EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS - 9
LH41_9F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 9
LH41_9FL LAST JOB TITLE – 9
LH41_10E FIRST OR ONLY TYPE BUSINESS - 10
LH41_10EL LAST JOB TYPE BUSINESS – 10
LH41_10F FIRST OR ONLY JOB TITLE – 10
LH41_10FL LAST JOB TITLE – 10
LH45 (MOST IMPORTANT) JOB TITLE
LH46 (MOST IMPORTANT) TYPE OF EMPLOYER OR BUSINESS

The field period for the 2019 Fall Supplemental LHMS was October 2019 through March 2020. The data file contains 233 variables and data for 206 respondents.

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