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States as Employers-of-Choice Survey, 2008-2009

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie (Boston College. Sloan Center on Aging and Work)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2014-01-17
Funding Reference
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
age groups; employee benefits; employers; funding; generations; health insurance; job training; labor force; older workers; organizational culture; personnel policy; retirement; state government; training; union membership; work environment; work experience; workplaces
Description
  • Abstract

    The States as Employer-of-Choice was designed to examine the shifting age demographics of the workforces in state governments and help state agencies respond to the changing multigenerational workforce, with data collected from 222 state agencies in 27 states. Two surveys were conducted at two time periods: (1) before the resources and technical assistance were offered to the administrators of state agencies in 2008 (Time 1), and (2) after the completion of the technical assistance program in 2009 (Time 2). The surveys queried respondents about descriptive information on their workplace, the current workforce of the agency, factors outside of the agency that might affect workforce strategy, the perceived culture of the agency, and policies and benefits programs available to employees. Information was gathered from Human Resources managers in public sector state agencies to gauge their understanding of the following: (a) changes in the age demographics of their workforces, (b) steps they have taken to assess how these changes might impact their agencies, and (c) employer-sponsored resources (policies, programs, and benefits) that might help them to recruit, engage, and retain a multi-generational workforce, including older workers. As part of the Time 2 survey, questions on agency response to the economic downturn and assessments of the intervention were included. Demographic information includes the agency's budget, number of employees, average salary, percent of full and part-time workers. The respondent's background information includes their current position in the agency and the number of years with the agency.
  • Abstract

    The survey was implemented in two time periods: (1) The 2008 Time 1 survey collected data from a total of 222 agencies in 27 states, and (2) The 2009 Time 2 survey collected data on 108 agencies in the same 27 states. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for more information on study design.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: (1) 14.3 percent (2) 27.0 percent. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for addtional information on response rates.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-05-12 / 2008-09-30
    Time period: 2008-05-12--2008-09-30
  • 2009-09-17 / 2009-12-01
    Time period: 2009-09-17--2009-12-01
  • 2008-05-12 / 2008-09-30
    Collection date: 2008-05-12--2008-09-30
  • 2009-09-17 / 2009-12-01
    Collection date: 2009-09-17--2009-12-01
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State agencies in the United States with web sites. Smallest Geographic Unit: State
Sampling
Using the web sites of the 50 state governments, 20 state agencies that had counterparts in other states were identified (e.g. Department of Children and Family Services, Department of Revenue, and Department of Corrections). Each agency needed to have at least 50 employees. Please refer to the Original P. I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook for information on sampling.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted self interview (CASI)

    Please refer to the Sloan Center On Aging and Work Web site for more information on the States as Employers-of-Choice Survey study.

Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34890 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34890.v1
Publications
  • Besen, Elyssa, McNamara, Tay. Attitudes Toward Workers of Different Career Stages. State Issue Brief 03. State and Private Sector Priorities.Chestnut Hill, MA: Twiga Foundation; Sloan Center on Aging & Work. 2009.
    • ID: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/SIB03_Attitudes.pdf (URL)
  • Brown, Melissa, Wong, Michelle, McNamara, Tay. Comparing the Priorities of State Agencies and the Private Sector. State Issue Brief 02. State and Private Sector Priorities.Chestnut Hill, MA: Twiga Foundation; Sloan Center on Aging & Work. 2009.
    • ID: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/SIB02_Agencies.pdf (URL)
  • Brown, Melissa, Wong, Michelle, McNamara, Tay. Flexible Work Options in State Agencies. States as Employers-of-Choice. State Issue Brief 01.Chestnut Hill, MA: Twiga Foundation; Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. 2009.
    • ID: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/SIB01_Flex.pdf (URL)
  • Careiro, Vanessa. State Population Aged 55+ with College Degree (2006). States as Employers-of-Choice. State Fact Sheet 4.4, Chestnut Hill, MA: Twiga Foundation; Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. 2009.
    • ID: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/SFS04_Education.pdf (URL)
  • Careiro, Vanessa. State Unemployment Rates for Persons Aged 55+ (2006). States as Employers-of-Choice. State Fact Sheet 3.Chestnut Hill, MA: Twiga Foundation; Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. 2009.
    • ID: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/SFS03_Employment_Rate_55+.pdf (URL)
  • McNamara, Tay, Wong, Michelle, Brown, Melissa, Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie. States as Employer-of-Choice. Research Highlight Report.Chestnut Hill, MA: Twiga Foundation; Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. 2009.
    • ID: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/SRH01_EmployersofChoice.pdf (URL)
  • Careiro, Vanessa. State Government Workforce by Age Group (2006). States as Employers-of-Choice. State Fact Sheet 1.1, Chestnut Hill, MA: Twiga Foundation; Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. 2008.
    • ID: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/SFS01_State_Gov_Workforce.pdf (URL)
  • Careiro, Vanessa. State Unemployment Rates by Age Group (2006). States as Employers-of-Choice. State Fact Sheet 2.Chestnut Hill, MA: Twiga Foundation; Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. 2008.
    • ID: http://www.bc.edu/content/dam/files/research_sites/agingandwork/pdf/publications/SFS02_Unemployment_by_Age.pdf (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Pitt-Catsouphes, Marcie (2014): States as Employers-of-Choice Survey, 2008-2009. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34890