Education and employment generalizations

OBSERVATION TABLE

Education data in the Observation table comes from the answers to the question below in THE BASICS survey.

Question: What is the highest grade or year of school you completed?

Options: Never attended school or only attended kindergarten; Grades 1 through 4 (Primary); Grades 5 through 8 (Middle school); Grades 9 through 11 (Some high school); Grade 12 or GED (High school graduate); 1 to 3 years (Some college, Associate's Degree or technical school); College 4 years or more (College graduate); Advanced degree (Master's, Doctorate, etc.); Prefer not to answer

PARTICIPANT SELECTION

Value

Any of the following are selected:

  • Never attended school or only attended kindergarten
  • Grades 1 through 4 (Primary)  
  • Grades 5 through 8 (Middle school)
  • Grades 9 through 11 (Some high school)

Less than a high school degree or equivalent

 

Grade 12 or GED (High school graduate)

High school graduate

1 to 3 years (Some college, Associate's Degree, or technical school)

Some college

Either of the following are selected:

  • College 4 years or more (College graduate)
  • Advanced degree (Master's, Doctorate, etc.)

College graduate or advanced degree

Prefer not to answer

Prefer Not To Answer

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OBSERVATION TABLE

Employment data in the Observation table comes from the answers to the question below in THE BASICS survey. Because the question allows for multiple selections, there may be more than one row in the observation table to reflect multiple generalized values.

Question: What is your current employment status? Please select 1 or more of these categories.

Options: Employed for wages (part-time or full-time); Self-employed; Out of work for 1 year or more; Out of work for less than 1 year; A homemaker; A student; Retired; Unable to work (disabled); Prefer not to answer

PARTICIPANT SELECTION(S)

Value

Any one or combination of the following selected:

  • Employed for wages (part-time or full-time)
  • Self-employed

Employed for wages or self-employed

Any one or combination of the following selected:

  • Out of work for 1 year or more
  • Out of work for less than 1 year
  • A homemaker
  • A student
  • Retired
  • Unable to work (disabled)

Not currently employed for wages

Prefer not to answer

Prefer Not To Answer

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