D. PAID WORK (S3, 2011)

EM1S3 D1 During the past year (since June 2010) have you had a steady job (at least once a week) for pay outside your own home?  Include all paid jobs, such as jobs done for neighbors, like babysitting and yard work, and in businesses or other organizations.

0 No

1 Yes

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D2 Complete the following chart for all the jobs you have had outside your own home.  Include current employment.  

            For more information about this variable, see work history and occupational coding

EM2S3 D3 Are you currently employed in a steady job (at least once a week) for pay?  (Include jobs like babysitting and yard work.  Jobs can be for other families and businesses or other organizations.)

1 No, but I am looking for a job

2 No, and I am NOT looking for a job

3 Yes, I have a job

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EM3S3 D4 How many different employers do you work for?

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D5 What days of the week, and what hours each day, do you usually work? (Please enter start and end times for the days you work, and circle AM or PM after Start or End time.)

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Usual Start Time

Usual End Time

Monday EM4A1S3 EM4A2S3EM4A3S3EM4A4S3
Tuesday EM4B1S3 EM4B2S3EM4B3S3EM4B4S3
Wednesday EM4C1S3 EM4C2S3EM4C3S3EM4C4S3
Thursday EM4D1S3 EM4D2S3EM4D3S3EM4D4S3
Friday EM4E1S3 EM4E2S3EM4E3S3EM4E4S3
Saturday EM4F1S3 EM4F2S3EM4F3S3EM4F4S3
Sunday EM4G1S3 EM4G2S3EM4G3S3EM4G4S3


EM6S3 D6 Are you now working in

1 One or more homes (babysitting, yard work, snow shoveling) 

2 Business or Industry

3 Another setting

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EP6XS3 D6A Please tell us what they do or make in the place where you work.

D7 Why did you seek your current job? (Circle all that apply.)

0 Not checked

1 Checked

Missing EM5MS3

EM5AS3  To buy things

EM5BS3  To save for my future education

EM5CS3  To save for other purposes

EM5DS3 For the experience of working

EM5ES3 To learn new skills

EM5FS3  My friends work

EM5GS3  My parents wanted me to work

EM5HS3  To get out of the house

D8 How did you find out about your current job? (Circle all that apply)

0 Not checked

1 Checked

EM7AS3  Parents

EM7BS3  Other relatives

EM7CS3  A friend 

EM7DS3  A neighbor

EM7ES3  An adult from school (teacher, counselor, etc.)

EM7FS3  Saw an advertisement 

EM7GS3  I asked if there were any job openings

EM7HS3  My employer told me about it

EM7IS3   The Internet

EM7MS3  None of the options checked

EM12S3 D9 Do you think you can stay on your present job as long as you like?

1 Yes, I can definitely keep this job as long as I want

2 I probably can keep this job as long as I want

3 No, I could be laid off at any time

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D10 How much money did you earned during the past two weeks?

INC1HS3 High figure 

INC1LS3 Low figure 

EM9S3 D11 Would you consider your pay "good pay" for the work you do?

1 Yes, definitely

2 Yes, it is pretty good

3 I am not sure

4 No, the pay is not good

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D12 How many workers do you supervise on your job?

EM11LS3 Low figure

EM11HS3 High figure

EM13S3 D13 Do you have to think of new ways of doing things or solving problems on your job?


1 Almost always

2 Often

3 Sometimes

4 Rarely

5 Never

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EM15S3 D14 Overall, how much freedom do you have to make important decisions about what you do at work and how you do it?


1 Complete freedom

2 A great deal of freedom

3 A fair amount of freedom

4 Some, but not much freedom

5 Almost none at all

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How much has your job helped you to develop the following abilities?

1 Not at all 

2 A little

3 Some

4 A great deal

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EM22AS3  D15 To follow directions

EM22BS3  D16 To get along with people

EM22CS3  D17 To be on time

EM22DS3  D18 To take responsibility for your work

EM22ES3  D19 To manage your money

EM23S3 D20 Do you think things you are learning in your job will be useful to you in your later life?

1 Extremely useful

2 Very useful

3 Somewhat useful

4 Not at all useful

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EM21S3 D21 How satisfied are you with your job as a whole?

1 Extremely satisfied

2 Very satisfied

3 Somewhat satisfied

4 Somewhat dissatisfied

5 Very dissatisfied

6 Extremely dissatisfied

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C. Volunteering (S3, 2011)
E. Thinking About the Future (S3, 2011