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Transition or change variables

Russell A. Transition or change variables. December 2006.

The Data Management Group has developed rules and SAS code for many variables describing transition/change, mainly between Survey 1 and 2 but in some cases including the first 3 Surveys. While it was initially anticipated that this work would to lead to the compilation of transition data sets, it was subsequently decided that these variables may have little general utility, and the ALSWH no longer intends to prepare such data sets.

The Data Management Group has concluded that transition variables will need to be developed according to the needs of specific analyses and that the following materials may assist in that process.

The material included here was previously included in the Data Dictionary Supplement.