hours worked per week


#1

I want to download the number of hours worked per week but it takes values from 0 to 99 and I don’t have the codes, so I don’t know how to do to get the exactly number of hours worked per week by each individual.


#2

It looks like you are looking at the HRSWORK1 variable in IPUMS USA. The code generally records the number of hours the respondent worked last week. Two exceptions are the “top-code” codes of 98 (for 1940-1950 samples) and 99 (for 1980-1999 samples). These top-codes indicate that the respondent worked more than 98 or 99 hours, respectively.

I hope this helps.


#3

But is it possible that a person worked more than 40 hours per week? I am looking UHRSWORK


#4

Yes, it is possible that a person worked more than 40 hours per week.