In the paper - Occupational and job mobilityin the US - by Moscarini and Thomsson they state that;
"to reduce the interview burden and the possibility of misclassification a number of changes were introduced in 1994. Most importantly, “dependent coding” (sometimes referred to as "dependent interviewing) was introduced. Individuals interviewed in successive months were asked the following questions:
- “SAMEJOB”. Last month, it was reported that (name/you) worked for
(input company name). (Do/Does) (you/he/she) still work for (input
company name) at (your/his/her) main job?
• Yes (ask next question)
• No, Don’t know, Refused (skip to independent industry/occupation
- “CHDUTY”. Have the usual activities and duties of (your/his/her) job
changed since last month?
• Yes (skip to independent industry/occupation questions)
• No, Don’t know, Refused (ask next question)
- “SAMEACT”. Last month (name/you) (was/were) reported as (a/an)
(input occupation) and (your/his/her) usual activities were (input
duties 1) (input duties 2). Is this an accurate description of (your/his/her)
• Yes, Don’t know, Refused (end series and use dependent coding)
• No (skip to independent industry/occupation questions)
and if dependent coding was used, then the same occupation as in the
previous month was automatically assigned."
I haven’t been able to obtain a response from the authors on where they obtained these variables. They state that these questions were asked in the CPS data but they aren’t listed in the variable list nor do I see them nested under any other variable. Do you know how they came to obtain this information?