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BHPS Documentation - Thesaurus

This Thesaurus has been created to allow users to more readily locate the variables which are most relevant to their research interests, and to find other variables with related data throughout the database.

There are two types of entry:

Terms marked with a * are main terms which actually appear in the Cross-Wave Subject Category Index. For many of these, other related terms are indicated by "See also":

Alternative or expanded terms have references to the main term entries under which it is likely that variables of interest will appear.

Absence from work See Employment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Accidents See Health: Accidents, Illness
Accommodation See Housing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
Adopted Children See Children
Adoption See Children
Affiliation and Social Psychology See Social and Interest Group Activity
Social and Interest Group Membership
Age See Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Alimony See Financial Management: External Transfers
Allowances See Financial Management: Allowances
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Housing: Allowances/Rebates
Assets See Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
Housing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
Attitudes See Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Health: NHS vs Private
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Bedrooms See Housing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
Benefits See Employment: Benefits Receipt
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Births See Children
Fertility
Birthplace See Geographic Location
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Board/Keep See Financial Management: Internal Transfers
* Caring See also Child Care
Cars See Transport
Central Heating See Household Consumption: Heating and Fuel
* Child Care See also Gender Roles
Family Life
Child Support See Financial Management: External Transfers
* Children See also Family Life
Children: Care for See Child Care
Children: Financial Transfers To See Financial Management: External Transfers
Incomes
Children: Health See Health: Childrens Health
Children: Maintenance See Financial Management: External Transfers
Children: Number See Children
Fertility
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Class See Social Classification
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Clinic Visits See Health: Hospital and Clinic Use
Health: Medical Consultations
Cohabitation History See Marital and Cohabitation History
Marital Status
Colour Television See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
* Computers and Computing See also Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
CD Player See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Consumer Confidence See Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
Financial Management: Material Well-Being
Consumer Durables See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Consumption See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Household Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Household Consumption: Food
Household Consumption: Home Improvements
Health: Use of Health and Welfare Services
Country of Birth See Geographic Location
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Credit and Debt See Financial Management: Credit and Debt
Financial Management: Loan Repayments
Financial Management: Problems
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
* Crime See also Neighbourhood and Residence
Decision-Making See Gender Roles
Demographic Information See Children
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Dependants Allowances See Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Difficulties with Rent See Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Housing: Problems
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Disability Allowances See Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Disabilities See Health: Accidents, Illness
Health: Effect on Daily Life, Employment
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Dishwashers See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Division of Labour in Household See Child Care
Gender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Divorce See Marital and Cohabitation History
Marital Status
Doctors See Health: Childrens Health
Health: Medical Consultations
Health: NHS vs Private
Health: Use of Health and Welfare
Domestic Duties, Responsibility For See Child Care
Gender Roles
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Family Life
Driving Licences See Transport
Earnings See Employment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
* Education: Background and Attainments    
* Education: Expectations    
* Education: Recent Education and Training    
Elderly See Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
Financial Management: Pensions
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Elections See Political Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
* Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives    
* Employment: Benefits Receipt    
* Employment: Expectations    
* Employment: Hours Worked and Overtime    
* Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification    
* Employment: Labour Force Status    
* Employment: Length of Job Tenure    
* Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work    
* Employment: Prospects and Training See also Education: Background and Attainments
Education: Recent Education and Training
Values, Opinions, and Attitudes
* Employment: Second Job    
* Employment: Sector and Duties    
* Employment: Self-Employment    
* Employment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes    
* Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions See also Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
* Employment: Workplace and Size of Firm See also Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
* Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells See also Lifetime Employment History: Events
* Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs    
* Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties See also Employment: Workplace and Size of Firm
* Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions See also Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
* Environmental Issues See also Values, Opinions and Attitudes
* Ethnicity See also Geographic Location
Geographic Mobility
Expenditure See Financial Management: External Transfers
Financial Management: Internal Transfers
Financial Management: Loan Repayments
Financial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Personal Spending
External Transfers See Financial Management: External Transfers
Financial Management: Loan Repayments
Financial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Personal Spending
Family Allowances See Financial Management: Allowances
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Family History See Children
Fertility
Marital and Cohabitation History
* Family Life See also Children
Values Opinions and Attitudes
Family Structure See Children
Fertility
Marital and Cohabitation History
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Family Values See Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Father's Employment See Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Father's Job Title See Socio-Demographic Characteristics
* Fertility See also Children
Finance See Financial Management
Incomes
* Financial Management: Allowances    
* Financial Management: Credit and Debt    
* Financial Management: External Transfers    
* Financial Management: Internal Transfers    
* Financial Management: Loan Repayments See also Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
* Financial Management: Material Well-Being    
* Financial Management: Personal Spending    
* Financial Management: Pensions    
* Financial Management: Problems See also Credit and Debt
* Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts See also Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
Food See Household Consumption: Food
Freezer See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Friendship See Social Support Networks
Fuel See Household Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Full-Time Education See Education: Background and Attainments
Education: Recent Education and Training
Gas See Household Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Gender See Socio-Demographic Characteristics
* Gender Roles See also Child Care
Financial Management: Personal Spending
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
General Election See Political Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
General Health Questionnaire See Health: Personal Health Condition
* Geographic Location See also Geographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
* Geographic Mobility See also Geographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
Government Policies See Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Handicapped See Caring
Health: Personal Health Condition
* Health: Accidents, Illness    
* Health: Childrens Health    
* Health: Effect on Daily Life, Employment    
* Health: Hospital and Clinic Use    
* Health: NHS vs Private    
* Health: Medical Consultations    
* Health: Personal Health Condition    
* Health: Smoking    
* Health: Subjective Well-Being    
* Health: Use of Health and Welfare Services    
Heating See Household Consumption: Heating and Fuel
Home Computer See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Home Improvements See Household Consumption: Home Improvements
Housing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
Home Purchase See Housing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Home Working See Employment: Workplace and Size of Firm
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Lifetime Employment History: Events
Hospital See Health: Accidents, Illness
Health: Hospital and Clinic Use
Health: Medical Consultations
Health: Use of Health and Welfare Services
Hospital Visits See Health: Hospital and Clinic Use
Hours of Work See Employment: Hours Worked and Overtime
House Purchase See Housing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
House Values See Housing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
* Household Changes See also Geographic Mobility
Household Composition See Relationship between Household Members
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
* Household Consumption: Consumer Durables    
* Household Consumption: Food    
* Household Consumption: Heating and Fuel    
* Household Consumption: Home Improvements    
Household Finances: Decision-Making See Gender Roles
Household Type See Household Changes
Key Linking Variable
Relationship between Household Members
Housekeeping - Responsibility for See Gender Roles
Housekeeping Costs See Financial Management: Internal Transfers
Housework See Gender Roles
* Housing: Allowances/Rebates    
* Housing: Local Authority and Services Charges    
* Housing: Ownership Status and Tenure    
* Housing: Problems    
* Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details    
* Housing: Size and Condition of Dwelling See also Household Consumption: Home Improvements
Illness See Health: Accidents, Illness
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
* Imputation Flag Variable    
* Incomes See also Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
* Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions    
* Incomes: Grants for Education    
* Incomes: Household Income    
* Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments See also Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
* Incomes: Windfalls    
Information Technology See Computers and Computing
Inheritance See Incomes
Internal Transfers See Financial Management: Internal Transfers
International Standard Occupational Classification ISCO : Parent See Socio-Demographic Characteristics
International Standard Occupational Classification ISCO : Respondent See Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
* Interview Characteristics and Conditions    
Investments See Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
Job Description See Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Job Expectations See Employment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Job History See Employment History
Lifetime Employment History: Events
Job Preferences See Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Expectations
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Job Satisfaction See Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Job Search See Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
* Key Linking Variable    
Leisure See Leisure Activity
Social and Interest Group Activity
Social and Interest Group Membership
* Leisure Activity    
* Life Events    
* Lifetime Employment History: Events    
Loans See Financial Management: Loan Repayments
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
* Marital and Cohabitation History    
Maintenance Payments See Financial Management: External Transfers
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
* Marital Status    
Marriages See Marital and Cohabitation History
Marital Status
Maternity History See Children
Fertility
Membership of Organisations See Social and Interest Group Membership
Metropolitan Area See Geographic Location
Mobility See Geographic Mobility
Household Changes
Housing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Mortgages See Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Financial Management: Loan Repayments
Mother's Employment See Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Mother's Job Title See Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Moving House See Geographic Mobility
Housing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Neighbourhood and Residence
National Health Service (NHS) See Health: Hospital and Clinic Use
Health: Medical Consultations
Health: NHS vs Private
Health: Use of Health and Welfare Services
* Neighbourhood and Residence See also Crime
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
* Newspaper Readership    
Old Age Benefits See Employment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
Financial Management: Pensions
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
One-Parent Families See Relationship between Household Members
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Opinions See Health: Subjective Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Health: NHS vs Private
Neighbourhood and Residence
Life Events
Orphans See Fertility
Children
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Overtime See Employment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Owner-Occupier See Housing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Part-Time Work See Employment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Labour Force Status
Parental Care See Child Care
Children
Relationship between Household Members
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Family Life
Parental Status See Children
Partisan Support See Newspaper Readership
Political Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Pay See Employment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
Pensions See Employment: Superannuation and Pension Schemes
Financial Management: Pensions
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Personal Events See Life Events
Personal Opinions See Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Financial Management: Material Well-Being
Gender Roles
Health: NHS vs Private
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Neighbourhood and Residence
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Life Events
Personal Spending See Financial Management: Personal Spending
* Physical Characteristics
Place of Birth See Geographic Location
Geographic Mobility
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Political Efficacy See Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Political Party See Newspaper Readership
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
* Political Support and Behaviour See also Newspaper Readership
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Politics See Newspaper Readership
Political Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Private Medicine See Health: Hospital and Clinic Use
Health: Medical Consultations
Health: NHS vs Private
Health: Use of Health and Welfare Services
Promotions See Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Lifetime Employment History: Events
Purchases See Gender Roles
Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Redundancy See Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Region See Geographic Location
* Relationship between Household Members See also Relationship between Household Members
* Religion See also Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Social and Interest Group Activity
Social and Interest Group Membership
Rents See Housing: Allowances/Rebates
Housing: Rent, Mortgage and Loan Details
Incomes: Rent, Savings, Investments
Residence See Neighbourhood and Residence
Geographic Location
Housing: Size and Condition of Dwelling
* Retirement    
* Sampling Factors    
Satisfaction with: Accommodation See Housing: Problems
Neighbourhood and Residence
Satisfaction with: Job See Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Satisfaction with: Health Services See Health: NHS vs Private
Savings and Bank Accounts See Incomes: Rent,Savings,Investments
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
School See Education: Background and Attainments
Education: Recent Education and Training
Second Job See Employment: Second Job
Employment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Sector of Employment See Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Self-Employment See Employment: Self-Employment
Sickness See Health: Accidents, Illness
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Personal Health Condition
Size of Household See Household Changes
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Key Linking Variable
Smoking See Health: Smoking
* Social and Interest Group Activity    
* Social and Interest Group Membership    
Social and Welfare Services See Health: Use of Health and Welfare Services
* Social Classification    
* Social Support Networks    
* Socio-demographic Characteristics    
Socio-Economic Status See Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC): Parents See Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC): Respondent See Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): Parents See Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Socio-Demographic Characteristics
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): Respondent See Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Step Children See Children
Telephone See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Television See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Terminal Education Age See Education: Background and Attainments
Education: Recent Education and Training
* Time Use    
* Trade Unions and Union Membership See also Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Training See Education: Background and Attainments
Education: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
* Transport    
Travel to Work See Transport
Unemployment See Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Unemployment Benefits See Employment: Benefits Receipt
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Union Membership See Trades Unions and Union Membership
Use of Health Services See Health: Use of Health and Welfare Services
* Values, Opinions and Attitudes    
Video Recorder See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Voting See Political Support and Behaviour
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Wages See Employment: Second Job
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Washing Machine See Household Consumption: Consumer Durables
Welfare Services See Health: Use of Health and Welfare Services
Well-Being See Health: Subjective Well-Being
Financial Management: Material Well-Being
Widows See Marital and Cohabitation History
Marital Status
Workplace See Employment: Workplace and Size of Firm
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Young Persons See Children
Family Life