Is there a more detailed version of the WKSTAT variable available, which contains the codes for the reasons for full time or part time status described in the CPS questionnaire?
The Question from the CPS is below:
Some people work part time because they cannot find full time work or because business is poor. Others work part time because of family obligations or other personal reasons. What is (name’s/your) MAIN reason for working part time? Probe if necessary: What is (name’s/your) main reason for working part time instead of full time?
1 Slack work/business conditions
2 Could only find part-time work
3 Seasonal work
4 Child care problems
5 Other family/personal obligations
6 Health/medical limitations
8 Retired/Social Security limit on earnings
9 Full-time workweek is less than 35 hours
10 Other - specify