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					German Life History Survey


      201 respondents
The German life history survey (GLHS)

 • Retrospective survey about life histories of men
   and women born in 1929-31, 1939-41, and 1949-
   51 (3 cohorts)
 • Data collected in 1981-1983
 •   Description: Brückner and Mayer (1998). In: Giele and Elder
     ‘Methods of life course research’, Sage.
 • Blossfeld and Rohwer (1995): subsample of 201
   respondents with total of 600 employment spells
           The GLS subsample

• Overall average rate of job change:
  – Number of job episodes: 600
  – Number of job changes: 458 (closed intervals)
  – Total time spent in jobs: 40781 months
     • Average per episode: 67.97 months (B&R, p. 86)
  – Overall average rate of job change:
     458/40781 = 0.01123 per month (B&R, p. 86)
Retrospective design




                 Mark Clements, Cancer
                 Council New South Wales,
                 Australia, Multistate Lung
                 Cancer Projection
                 In: 2002\MD\p|Cancer
German life history study, Sample data (Blossfeld and Rohwer, 1995)
                             Event file


                                       1 ID Identif. Number
                                       2 NOJ Serial number of the job
                                       3 TS Starting time of job
                                       4 ET Ending time of job
                                       5 SEX (1 =men, 2 = women)
                                       6 TI   Date of interview
                                       7 TB Date of birth
                                       8 T1    Date of entry into labor market
                                       9 TM Date of marriage (0 if no marriage)
                                       10 PRES Prestige score of job i
                                       11 PRESN Prestige score of job i+1
                                       12 EDU Highest educational attainment
Number of jobs held, by sex (201 respondents)
Duration of jobs




                                                   (B&R, 95, p. 86)




 Duration = endjcm - startcjm (or interview) + 1
Employment histories
Employment histories
Employment histories
Employment episodes
Employment episodes
             Position of employment career at selected ages
     ORIGIN STATE : NOJOB   
          

                                        DESTINATION
 Age  Occupancy Exposure  Entries    NOJOB      JOB Censored
   0        201   201.00      201        0        0        0
  12        201   201.00        0        0        0        0
  13        201   199.17        0        0        6        0
  14        195   180.58        0        0       24        0
  15        173   167.17        0        0       12        0
  20         55    62.83        0        0       16        0
  25         58    62.00        0        0        3        0
  30         61    57.58        0        0        3        6
  31         54    51.33        0        0        5        9
  35         46    43.92        0        0        4        0
  40         41    36.25        0        0        4        5
  50         22    17.92        0        0        1       10
  51         13     8.83        0        0        0        8
  52          5     2.00        0        0        0        5
  53          0     0.00        0        0        0        0
TOTAL      4852  4934.00      201        0      323       59
 MAGE                                 0.00    21.61    42.38
 DISTRIB                              0.00    84.55
             Position of employment career at selected ages
     ORIGIN STATE : JOB     
          

                                        DESTINATION
 Age  Occupancy Exposure  Entries    NOJOB      JOB Censored
   0          0     0.00        0        0        0        0
  12          0     0.00        0        0        0        0
  13          0     1.83        0        0        1        0
  14          6    20.42        0        2        2        0
  15         28    33.83        0        3        4        0
  20        146   138.17        0       24       17        0
  25        143   139.00        0       11       10        0
  30        138   127.75        0        2       14       19
  31        120   108.83        0        5        5       18
  35         84    86.08        0        1        4        0
  40         88    83.17        0        1        3       17
  50         51    37.25        0        2        0       26
  51         24    15.67        0        0        0       17
  52          7     3.33        0        0        0        7
  53          0     0.00        0        0        0        0
TOTAL     3380  3396.83        0      181      277      142
 MAGE                                25.02    27.11    41.07
 DISTRIB                             30.17    46.17 
             State occupancies
                         Table 8.4
             State occupancies at selected ages
                 Observation starts at birth
 Age      NOJOB      JOB   In Obs Censored
   0        201        0      201        0
  12        201        0      201        0
  13        201        0      201        0
  14        195        6      201        0
  15        173       28      201        0
  20         55      146      201        0
  25         58      143      201        0
  30         61      138      199        2
  35         46       84      130       71
  40         41       88      129       72
  50         22       51       73      128
  51         13       24       37      164
  52          5        7       12      189
  53          0        0        0      201
State occupancy at censoring
                     Table 8.5
      State occupancies at censoring by age at
              censoring, selected ages
             Observation starts at birth

   Age       Total   NOJOB      JOB     
    29          2        0        2
    30         25        6       19
    31         27        9       18
    32         17        3       14
    39          1        0        1
    40         22        5       17
    41         17        5       12
    42         15        7        8
    49          2        1        1
    50         36       10       26
    51         25        8       17
    52         12        5        7
   
   Total      201       59      142
   MAGE              42.38    41.07
   MED               42.00    41.00
   %       100.00    29.35    70.65
                                 Table 8.6
                             Exposure, by age
                          Observation starts at birth
          TOTAL   IN OBS  YRS_OBS  n.y.obs    NOJOB      JOB Censored
   0     201.00     0.00   201.00     0.00   201.00     0.00     0.00
  12     201.00   201.00   201.00     0.00   201.00     0.00     0.00
  13     201.00   201.00   201.00     0.00   199.17     1.83     0.00
  14     201.00   201.00   201.00     0.00   180.58    20.42     0.00
  15     201.00   201.00   201.00     0.00   167.17    33.83     0.00
  20     201.00   201.00   201.00     0.00    62.83   138.17     0.00
  25     201.00   201.00   201.00     0.00    62.00   139.00     0.00
  30     201.00   199.00   185.33     0.00    57.58   127.75    15.67
  35     201.00   130.00   130.00     0.00    43.92    86.08    71.00
  40     201.00   129.00   119.42     0.00    36.25    83.17    81.58
  50     201.00    73.00    55.17     0.00    17.92    37.25   145.83
  51     201.00    37.00    24.50     0.00     8.83    15.67   176.50
  52     201.00    12.00     5.33     0.00     2.00     3.33   195.67
  53     201.00     0.00     0.00     0.00     0.00     0.00   201.00
 
Total  11256.00  8232.00  8330.83     0.00  4934.00  3396.83  2925.17
State occupancies
 201 respondents

              Censored
Exposures and transitions




                                          Years in
                                         observation


                         Open episodes Closed episodes
        Total episodes       142            458
Transition rates




                   Exit from job episode
                   (see also SPSS)

				
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