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BHPS Summary Table

Summary of British Household Panel Survey, Scottish and Welsh Extension samples and Northern Ireland Panel Survey Variable components and proposed cycle for waves 14->18 BHPS/ waves 4->8 NIHPS

Wave BHPS
(Waves 1-18, 1991-2008)
Scottish and Welsh Extension samples
(Waves 1-10, 1999-2008)
Northern Ireland sample
(Waves 1-8, 2001-2008)
1 Initial conditions e.g. place of birth, ethnicity, qualifications etc.    
2 Marital and fertility history/ lifetime employment status history    
3 Lifetime Job History    
4 Youth Questionnaire added/ parental attitudes    
5 Wealth, assets and debt    
6 Technology use at home    
7 Family life and employment, crime, computer use    
8 Neighbourhood, expectations of relationships and marriage in the future    
9 Health (SF36), minimum wage, national identity, views of Europe Initial conditions e.g. place of birth, ethnicity, qualifications etc. Health (SF36), minimum wage, national identity, Welsh language use (for Wales only), and views of devolution and Europe.  
10 Wealth, assets and debt Wealth, assets and debt. Youth questionnaire added.  
11 Ageing, retirement, family support, health, and quality of life Marital and fertility history/ lifetime employment status history Initial conditions e.g. place of birth, ethnicity, qualifications etc.
12 Children and parenting, non-resident parents, aspirations of young people for the future, crime, computer use Children and parenting, non-resident parents, aspirations of young people for the future, family support, crime, computer use Marital and fertility history/ lifetime employment status history
13 Neighbourhood, expectations of relationships and marriage in the future, national identity Neighbourhood, expectations of relationships and marriage in the future, national identity Children and parenting, non-resident parents, aspirations of young people for the future, national identity
14 Health (SF36), height and weight, newspaper readership, work stress Health (SF36), height and weight, newspaper readership, work stress Health (SF36), height and weight, newspaper readership, work stress. Youth questionnaire added.
15 Wealth, assets and debt Wealth, assets and debt Wealth, assets and debt
16 Ageing, retirement, family support, health, and quality of life Ageing, retirement, family support, health, and quality of life Ageing, retirement, family support, health, and quality of life
17 Children and parenting, non-resident parents, aspirations of young people for the future, crime, computer use Children and parenting, non-resident parents, aspirations of young people for the future, crime, computer use Children and parenting, non-resident parents, aspirations of young people for the future, crime, computer use
18 Neighbourhood, expectations of relationships and marriage in the future, national identity Neighbourhood, expectations of relationships and marriage in the future, national identity Neighbourhood, expectations of relationships and marriage in the future, national identity