We have another NGS question... Any help would be greatly appreciated - here is my student's request:
"I am looking into brain drain, and am interested to see the differences in wage earnings of individuals who moved to the US with how much they would have earned if they stayed back in Canada. My supervisor and I looked into the NGS data and couldn't find the wage variable identifying the individuals who moved to the US and the field of study of those who did move. It'd be great if you could inform me whether these variables are available or not, and the name of the variable"
Subject-matter specialists in the division that manages the National Graduates Survey (NGS) have provided the following information in response to your student's question. As the variables they list are not available on the NGS 2005 PUMF, the student may wish to see if the RDC analytical file could be used for this project. Data for the variables listed below would also available on a custom basis for a fee.
"Here are some variables that you can use. Not sure if they’re what you’re looking for.
You can only use the information for job held last week. We do have income for 2011 however this does not tell us if respondent lived in the US for 6 months and is now back in Canada.
CIP of program completed in Canada in 2005
Respondents who worked last week
LF_Q18 - In what country was this job located?
You might want to exclude those who said OTHER
LF_Q85 - Including tips and commissions, what is your (hourly/daily/weekly/yearly etc.) wage or salary, before taxes and other deductions?
LF_Q87 - Is this amount in Canadian or American dollars?
Respondents who have taken programs since graduation in 2005
These questions are important as a respondent might have had a BA in 2005 and now have an MA. This would influence your outcome.
I hope that this information is helpful. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.