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NameLabel RecordWaves 1 - 18
wBWTPN1 Child 1 PNO wINDRESP - - - - - - - - I J K L M N O P Q R
wBWTPN2 Child 2 PNO wINDRESP - - - - - - - - I J K L M N O P Q R
wBWTPN3 Child 3 PNO wINDRESP - - - - - - - - I J K L M N O P Q R
wBWTPN4 Child 4 PNO wINDRESP - - - - - - - - I - - - - - - - - -
wCHPPID ECHP Cross-wave person identifier wINDSAMP - - - - - - E - - - - - - - - - - -
wECHPHID ECHP Household ID wHHSAMP - - - - - - G - - - - - - - - - - -
wFICODE Income receipt code wINCOME A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wFID Fieldwork household identifier wHHSAMP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wFISEQ Income receipt sequence number wINCOME A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wFNSPID X-wave PID of father (nat/step) wYOUTH - - - D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wFNSPNO Person number of father (nat/step) wYOUTH - - - D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wFPID Cross-wave person identifier of father wINDRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number wCHILD - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wHID Household identification number wCHILDAD - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wHID Household identification number wCHILDNT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wHID Household identification number wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wHID Household Identification number wEGOALT A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number wHHRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number - Wave 1 wHHSAMP - A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
wHID Household identification number wHHSAMP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number wINCOME A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number wINDALL A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number wINDRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number wINDSAMP - B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number wJOBHIST A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wHID Household identification number wJOBHSTD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P Q R
wHID Household Identification number wLIFEJOB - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wHID Household Identification number wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wHID Household identification number wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wHID Household identification number wYOUTH - - - D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
PID Cross-wave person identifier wCHILD - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
PID Cross-wave person identifier wCHILDAD - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
PID Cross-wave person identifier wCHILDNT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
PID Cross-wave person identifier wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
PID Cross-wave person identifier wEGOALT A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
PID Cross-wave person identifier wINCOME A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
PID Cross-wave person identifier wINDALL A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
PID Cross-wave person identifier wINDSAMP - B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
PID Cross-wave person identifier wJOBHIST A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
PID Cross-wave person identifier wJOBHSTD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P Q R
PID Cross-wave person identifier wLIFEJOB - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
PID Cross-wave person identifier wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
PID Cross-wave person identifier wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
PID Cross-wave person identifier wYOUTH - - - D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wJSPNO Spell number of labour force status wJOBHIST A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wJSPNO Spell number of labour force status wJOBHSTD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P Q R
wLACNO Adopted child number wCHILDAD - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCSNO Cohabitation spell number wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLESHNO Lifetime employment history event number wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLJSEQ Job spell number wLIFEJOB - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLNCNO Natural child number wCHILDNT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLWSTAT Alter's residence at last wave wEGOALT - B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMARNO Marriage number wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wMNSPID Cross-wave PID of mother (nat/step) wYOUTH - - - D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMNSPNO Person number of mother (nat/step) wYOUTH - - - D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMPID Cross-wave person identifier of mother wINDRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMPNO ID of current married partner wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wNWSTAT Alter's residence at next wave wEGOALT A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q -
wOPID Alter's Cross-wave person identifier wEGOALT A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wPNO Person number wCHILD - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wPNO Person number wCHILDAD - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wPNO Person number wCHILDNT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wPNO Person number wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wPNO Ego's Person number wEGOALT A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wPNO Person number wINCOME A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wPNO Person number wINDALL A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wPNO Person number wINDRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wPNO Person number wINDSAMP - B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wPNO Person number wJOBHIST A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wPNO Person number wJOBHSTD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - P Q R
wPNO Person number wLIFEJOB - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wPNO Person number wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wPNO Person number wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wPNO Person number wYOUTH - - - D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wPYPNO1 First youth person number wINDRESP - - - D E F G H - - - - - - - - - -
wPYPNO2 Second youth person number wINDRESP - - - D E F G H - - - - - - - - - -
wPYPNO3 Third youth person number wINDRESP - - - D E F G H - - - - - - - - - -
wPYSPN1 1st SAT: Person number wINDRESP - - - - E F - - - - - - - - - - - -
wPYSPN2 2nd SAT: Person number wINDRESP - - - - E F - - - - - - - - - - - -
wPYSPN3 3rd SAT: Person number wINDRESP - - - - E F - - - - - - - - - - - -
wSCPID Child's person identifier wCHILD - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wSCPNO Child PNO wCHILD - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wSPPID Cross-wave person identifier of spouse wINDRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R

Leisure Activity

NameLabel RecordWaves 1 - 18
wLACTA Play sport/go walking/swimming wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTB Go to watch live sport wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTC Go to the cinema wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTD Go to concert/theatre/live performance wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTE Have a meal in a restaurant/cafe/pub wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTF Go for a drink at a pub/club wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTG How often: Visit/visited by friends wINDRESP - - - - - F - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLACTH Work in the garden wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTI Do diy/home maintenance/car repairs wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTJ Attend evening classes/keep fit/yoga wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTK Attend local group/voluntary organisations wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLACTL Do unpaid voluntary work wINDRESP - - - - - F - H - J - L - N - P - R
wLEIKID Often spends leisure time with children wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wLFSAT7 Satisfaction with: amount of leisure time wINDRESP - - - - - F G H I J - L M N O P Q R
wLFSAT8 Satisfaction with: use of leisure time wINDRESP - - - - - F G H I J - L M N O P Q R
wPCUSED Computer use: Playing games wINDRESP - - - - - - G - - - - L - - - - Q -
wPCUSEH Computer use: Hobbies wINDRESP - - - - - - G - - - - L - - - - Q -
wRTPRO5 Benefits retirement: time for leisure activities wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K - - - - P - -
wXPLEIS Amount spent on leisure per month wINDRESP - - - - - - G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wYPACTA How often: Walk/swim/play sport wYOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wYPACTB How often: Watch live sport wYOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wYPACTC How often: Go to the cinema wYOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wYPACTD How often: Go to theatre/concert wYOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wYPACTE How often: Eat out wYOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wYPACTL How often: Do voluntary work wYOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wYPACTM How often: Go to youth club wYOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wYPACTN How often: Go to disco wYOUTH - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wYPFARCA Frequency of going to amusement arcade wYOUTH - - - - - - G H - - - - - - - - - -
wYPFDISC How often: go to nightclubs wYOUTH - - - - - - G H I J K - - - - P - R
wYPFPARK Frequency of meeting friends outdoors wYOUTH - - - - - - G H - - - - - - - - - -
wYPFSPOR How often: do sports wYOUTH - - - - - - G H I J K - - - - P - R

Life Events

NameLabel RecordWaves 1 - 18
wEVENT1 1st mentioned important event of year wINDRESP - B C D E - - - I - K - - N - - - -
wEVENT1S Subject of 1st mentioned event of year wINDRESP - B C D E - - - I - K - - N - - - -
wEVENT2 2nd mentioned important event of year wINDRESP - B C D E - - - I - K - - N - - - -
wEVENT2S Subject of 2nd mentioned event of year wINDRESP - B C D E - - - I - K - - N - - - -
wEVENT3 3rd mentioned important event of year wINDRESP - B C D E - - - I - K - - N - - - -
wEVENT3S Subject of 3rd mentioned event of year wINDRESP - B C D E - - - I - K - - N - - - -
wEVENT4 4th mentioned important event of year wINDRESP - B C D E - - - I - K - - N - - - -
wEVENT4S Subject of 4th mentioned event of year wINDRESP - B C D E - - - I - K - - N - - - -
wYPEVNT1 1st mentioned important event of year wYOUTH - - - D E F - - - - - - - N - - Q -
wYPEVNT2 2nd mentioned important event of year wYOUTH - - - D E F - - - - - - - N - - Q -
wYPEVNT3 3rd mentioned important event of year wYOUTH - - - D E F - - - - - - - - - - - -
wYPEVNT4 4th mentioned important event of year wYOUTH - - - D E F - - - - - - - - - - - -

Lifetime Employment History: Events

NameLabel RecordWaves 1 - 18
wLESHEM Month lifetime emp. hist. status changed wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLESHEY Year lifetime emp. history status changed wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLESHEY4 Year lifetime emp. history status changed wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLESHNE Lifetime emp. history status not ended wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLESHNO Lifetime employment history event number wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLESHSM Month lifetime emp. hist. status started wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLESHST Lifetime employment history status wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLESHSY Year lifetime emp. history status started wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLESHSY4 Year lifetime emp. history status started wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLESLEN Length of emp. history spell (months) wLIFEMST - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLJESFV Employment spell history correct wINDRESP - - C - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Marital and Cohabitation History

NameLabel RecordWaves 1 - 18
wCOH1BM Month first began cohabitating wINDRESP - - - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R
wCOH1BY Year first began cohabitating wINDRESP - - - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R
wCOH1EM Month first cohabitation ended wINDRESP - - - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R
wCOH1EY Year first cohabitation ended wINDRESP - - - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R
wCOH1MR Went on to marry first cohabitee wINDRESP - - - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R
wCOHLBM1 Month began most recent cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLBM2 Month began 2nd M.R. cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLBM3 Month began 3rd M.R. cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLBY1 Year began most recent cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLBY2 Year began 2nd M.R. cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLBY3 Year began 3rd M.R. cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLEM1 Month ended most recent cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLEM2 Month ended 2nd M.R. cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLEM3 Month ended 3rd M.R. cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLEY1 Year ended most recent cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLEY2 Year ended 2nd M.R. cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLEY3 Year ended 3rd M.R. cohabit'n spell wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wCOHLYR Cohabited in past year wINDRESP - - - - - - - H - - - - - - - - - -
wLCMARM Current marriage: month married wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCMARY4 Current marriage: year married wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCMCBM Current marriage: month began cohabiting wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCMCBY4 Current marriage: year began cohabiting wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCMCOH Current marriage: cohabited before wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCMSPM Current marriage: month cohabition ended wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCMSPY4 Current marriage: year cohabition ended wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCOH Ever cohabited without marrying wINDRESP - B - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R
wLCSBM Month began cohabitation spell wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCSBY Year began cohabitation spell wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLCSBY4 Year began cohabitation spell wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCSEM Month ceased cohabitation spell wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCSEY Year ceased cohabitation spell wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLCSEY4 Year ceased cohabitation spell wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCSNE Cohabitation spell not ended wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLCSNO Cohabitation spell number wCOHABIT - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMAR1M Month of first marriage wINDRESP - - - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R
wLMAR1Y Year of first marriage wINDRESP - - - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R
wLMARM Month of marriage wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMARY Year of marriage wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLMARY4 Year of marriage wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMCBM Month began cohabiting before marriage wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMCBY Year began cohabiting before marriage wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLMCBY4 Year began cohabiting before marriage wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMCOH Cohabited before marriage wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMDVM Month divorced wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMDVY Year divorced wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLMDVY4 Year divorced wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMEND Whether marriage ended wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMSPM Month separated wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMSPY Year separated wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLMSPY4 Year separated wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMWWM Month widowed wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLMWWY Year widowed wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wLMWWY4 Year widowed wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wLNCOH No. of partners cohabited with wINDRESP - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wMARNO Marriage number wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wMLCHM Marital status changed, month wINDRESP - - C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMLCHNG Marital status changed since 1.9.2007 wINDRESP - - C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMLCHY Marital status change, year wINDRESP - - C D E F - - - - - - - - - - - -
wMLCHY4 Marital status change, year wINDRESP - - C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMPNO Current marriage: spouse person number wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - K L - - - - - -
wMPNO ID of current married partner wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wMRMSEQ Sequence number of most recent marriage wMARRIAG - B - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
wNMAR No. of times resp. married wINDRESP - B - - - - - H I J K L M N O P Q R

Marital Status

NameLabel RecordWaves 1 - 18
wFUTRI Likelihood: marry at sometime wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wFUTRJ Likelihood: cohabit wINDRESP - - - - - - - - - - - L M - - - Q -
wMASTAT Marital status wINDALL A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMASTAT Marital status wINDRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMLCHM Marital status changed, month wINDRESP - - C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMLCHNG Marital status changed since 1.9.2007 wINDRESP - - C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMLCHY Marital status change, year wINDRESP - - C D E F - - - - - - - - - - - -
wMLCHY4 Marital status change, year wINDRESP - - C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wMLSTAT Present legal marital status wINDRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wNCOUPLE Number of Couples in household wHHRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wNONEPAR Number of Single Parents in household wHHRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R
wNWED Number of married persons in household wHHRESP A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R

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