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L005^FLL005_2 Besides ^FLL005 have you worked for any other employer for at least 5 years or more, including self-employment?OTR EMPLOYER 5+ YRS
L006How many different jobs have you had that lasted 5 years or more (not including your current job)?# EMPLOYERS
L007^FLL007 Were you working for someone else, were you self-employed, or what?SELF/OTR EMPLOYED
L009When did you start working for ^FLL009?START WRK-YR
L009_2When did you start working for ^FLL009_2?START WRK-YR
L010ORSTART WRK-YRS AGO
L010_2ORSTART WRK-YRS AGO
L011ORSTART WRK-AT AGE
L011_2ORSTART WRK-AT AGE
L016When did you ^FLL016?LEFT EMPLOYER-YR
L016_2When did you ^FLL016_2?LEFT EMPLOYER-YR
L017ORLEFT EMPLOYER-YRS AGO
L017_2ORLEFT EMPLOYER-YRS AGO
L018ORLEFT EMPLOYER- AT AGE
L018_2ORLEFT EMPLOYER- AT AGE
L020During your last full year at that job, how many hours a week did you usually work?HRS WRKED PR WK
L020_2During your last full year at that job, how many hours a week did you usually work?HRS WRKED PR WK
L021Counting paid vacations as weeks of work, how many weeks did you work that year?WKS WRKED PR YR
L021_2Counting paid vacations as weeks of work, how many weeks did you work that year?WKS WRKED PR YR
L022How much were you earning, before taxes and other deductions, that year?

If the amount is per hour, please enter both dollars and cents by including a decimal point.

EARNING IN LAST YR
L022_2How much were you earning, before taxes and other deductions, that year?

If the amount is per hour, please enter both dollars and cents by including a decimal point.

EARNING IN LAST YR
L023Per:EARNING IN LAST YR - PER
L023_2Per:EARNING IN LAST YR - PER
L025Why did you ^FLL025? Please choose all that apply.WHY LEFT EMPLOYER
L025_2Why did you ^FLL025_2? Please choose all that apply.WHY LEFT EMPLOYER
L027^FLL027INCLUDED IN PENSION PLAN
L028In how many different pension plans were you included on this job?# PENSION PLANS
L029Is this just one plan or more than one?INCLUDED IN ONE OR MORE PENSION PLANS
L031Besides the jobs you have already told us about, have you worked for any other employer, including self-employment where you were included in a pension or retirement plan, or in a tax-deferred savings plan of some sort?OTR EMPLOYER PENSIONS
L032How many such employers have you worked for?# EMPLOYERS INCLUDED PENSION PLAN
L039Counting paid vacations as weeks of work, how many weeks did you work in the last 12 months?# WEEKS PAID VACATION
L040Employers sometimes encourage older workers to leave a firm at a particular time by offering a special financial incentive, like a cash bonus or improved pension benefits. These are often called 'early retirement windows.'

Have you ever been offered such an early retirement window on any job?
OFFERED EARLY OUT WINDOWS
L041How many times has this happened?# OF EARLY OUT WINDOWS OFFERED
L043When was the ^FLL043 special incentive offered?YR EARLY OUT WINDOW OFFERED
L045Was the special incentive a cash bonus, improved pension benefits, or what?

TYPE EARLY OUT WINDOW
L047How much did the cash bonus offer amount to?

EARLY OUT WINDOW- AMOUNT CASH BONUS
L048How much did the extra pension benefits offer amount to?AMOUNT EXTRA PENSION BENEFITS
L049Per:AMOUNT EXTRA PENSION BENEFITS-PER
L050AMOUNT EXTRA PENSION BENEFITS - SPECIFY
L051Until what age was the temporary medical insurance offered?TEMP MEDICAL INSURANCE- UNTIL AGE
L051_optionsUntil what age was the temporary medical insurance offered?TEMP MEDICAL INSURANCE- UNTIL AGE
L052TEMP MEDICAL INSURANCE- NUMBER OF YEARS
L053TEMP MEDICAL INSURANCE- YEAR
L054How much did the temporary cash benefits amount to?AMOUNT TEMP CASH BENEFIT
L055Per:AMOUNT TEMP CASH BENEFIT- PER
L056Until what age was the temporary cash benefit offered?RECD TEMP CASH UNTIL-AGE
L056_optionsUntil what age was the temporary cash benefit offered?RECD TEMP CASH UNTIL-AGE
L057RECD TEMP CASH NUMBER OF YEARS
L058RECD TEMP CASH YEAR
L059How many years of service credit were you offered?# YRS SERVICE CREDIT
L060^FLL060

AMOUNT OF OTHER INCENTIVE OFFERS
L061Did you accept the incentive and leave that employer?ACCEPT INCENTIVES AND LEAVE
L062Was the special incentive important in your decision, or would you probably have left at about that time anyway?IMPORTANCE OF INCENTIVE IN LEAVING
L063If you had been offered twice as much (to leave) at that time, would you have done so?LEAVE IF INCENTIVE TWICE AMOUNT
L068We would like a little information about jobs you might have held years ago.

In what year did you first work for six months or more?
1ST WRK SIX MO OR GREATER- YR
L069START YR WORK SIX MOS OR GREATER
L070END YR WORK SIX MOS OR GREATER
L071# YRS WORK SIX MOS OR GREATER
L072Based on questions we've asked you so far, we have a good idea of your employment history since ^L094EarliestJob. The next question refers to the period between ^L068 and ^L094EarliestJob.

During how many of these years did you work six months or more?
ALL YRS WORK SIX MOS OR GREATER
L073BEGIN YR WORKED FULL TIME
L074END YR WORKED FULL TIME
L075# YRS WORKED FULL TIME
L076And during how many of these years did you work full time?ALL YRS WORKED FULL TIME
L077Just to confirm, have you ever been employed by a branch of a state, county, or local government?EMP BY ST/COUNTY/LOCAL GOVT
L078During what years were you employed by state or local governments?EMPLOYED BY ST/LO GOVERNMENT- START YR-1
L079EMPLOYED BY ST/LO GOVERNMENT- END YR- 1
L080For the second period of employment with the government, during what years were you employed by state or local governments?EMPLOYED BY ST/LO GOVERNMENT- START YR-2
L080_askDid you have a second period in which you were employed by a unit of a state, county, or local government?R SECOND EMPLOYMENT PERIOD
L081EMPLOYED BY ST/LO GOVERNMENT- END YR- 2
L082Aside from military service, have you ever been employed by the federal government?EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
L083During what years were you employed by the federal government?EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- START YR-1
L084EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- END YR- 1
L085For the second period of employment with the government, during what years were you employed by state or local governments?EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- START YR-2
L085_askDid you have a second period in which you were employed by the federal government?R SECOND EMPLOYMENT PERIOD
L086EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- END YR- 2
L087^FLL087 you ever work in a job where you did not pay social security taxes?JOB WHERE DID NOT PAY SOC SEC TAX
L088During what years were you first employed in a job where social security taxes were not paid?JOB NO SOC SEC- START YR-1
L089JOB NO SOC SEC- END YR- 1
L090For the second period, during what years were you in a job where social security taxes were not paid?JOB NO SOC SEC- START YR-2
L090_askDid you have a second period in which you were employed in a job where social security taxes were not paid?R SECOND PERIOD JOB NO SOC SEC
L091JOB NO SOC SEC- END YR- 2
L092How often did you receive assistance with the questions about your job history?ASSIST SECTION L- JOB HISTORY
L094EarliestJobYEAR EARLIEST JOB
L095Were you covered on that job by a union or employee-association contract?COVERED BY UNION ON JOB
L095_2Were you covered on that job by a union or employee-association contract?COVERED BY UNION ON JOB
L096How were you paid on that job?SALARIED OR HOURLY-MOST RECENT JOB
L096_2How were you paid on that job?SALARIED OR HOURLY-MOST RECENT JOB
L099^FLL099 Were you working for someone else, were you self-employed, or what?SELF/OTR EMPLOYED
L102Between ^L068 and ^L102_year, were there any years when you did not work at least six months?years not working for at least six months
L102_year
L103About how many years total did you work less than six months?number of years not working for at least six months
L105Going to schoolGoing to school
L106Raising childrenRaising children
L107Other family obligationsOther family obligations
L108Health problemsHealth problems
L109Couldn’t find workCouldn’t find work
LJ133_Unf_RandomRANDOM START NUMBER FOR UNFOLDING BRACKETS
LW003_Unf_RandomRANDOM START NUMBER FOR UNFOLDING BRACKETS
LW010_Unf_RandomRANDOM START NUMBER FOR UNFOLDING BRACKETS
LW066Do you have any (other) pension plans from former jobs from which you are not currently receiving any income payments and that you have not already told us about?OTHER PAST PENSIONS- DON'T RECV PAYMENTS
LW067Now thinking about the type of plans that give regular payments and considering only retirement plans from other current or former jobs from which you are not currently receiving any income payments, how much do you expect to receive in total from all such plans per month or per year?AMT EXPECT IN FUTURE-PAST PENSION PLANS
LW068Per:AMT EXPECT IN FUTURE-PAST PENS PLANS-PER
LW069The next few questions relate to retirement plans from other current or former jobs from which you are not currently receiving any income payments, and that you have not already told us about.

Thinking first about the type of plans that accumulate a balance, what is the sum of the balance in all the remaining pension plans where you expect to receive benefits in the future?
TOTAL ACCT BALANCE ALL PAST PENS PLANS
LW070Could you withdraw the money from ^FLLW070 if you wanted to?OTHER PAST PENSIONS- WITHDRAW MONEY
LW788Is it located in ^X025_MainCty, ^X026_MainSt?SAME CITY/STATE AS R
LW788_2Is it located in ^X025_MainCty, ^X026_MainSt?SAME CITY/STATE AS R