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apaiscoInternational SOC: father's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases8701Missing cases1563
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. Computed using CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork, and the coding frame for ISCO in Appendix to Vol. A. International Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: ISCO 88. Geneva: International Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apacssmCambridge Scale males: father's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
27.4518.010.5688.35
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00870184.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.0037.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00117411.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases8701Missing cases1563
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork, Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apacssfCambridge Scale females: father's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
27.7518.620.5598.85
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00870184.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.0037.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00117411.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases8701Missing cases1563
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for APACSSM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apahgsHope - Goldthorpe Scale: father's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.6214.5217.5282.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00870184.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.0037.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00117411.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases8701Missing cases1563
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1974) The Social Grading of Occupations: A New Approach and Scale, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apasecSocio-Economic Class: father's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher managerial2075.7.9
Higher prof tradn'l313113.03.6
Higher prof new emp3231.3.4
High prof trad s.emp3385.81.0
High prof new s.emp342.0.0
Lower Prof trad emps413613.54.1
Lower Prof new emps4292.91.1
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4323.2.3
Lower Prof new s.emp4425.2.3
Lower manag occupns506406.27.4
Hgher supervis occup602532.52.9
admin711721.72.0
serv722432.42.8
aux7350.5.6
Intermed engineering7440.4.5
Emp,small (non-prof)814023.94.6
Emp,small (agricult)821161.11.3
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)916426.37.4
Own acct wkrs(agric)921551.51.8
Lwr supervis occups10010159.911.7
Lwr technical craft1116286.17.2
Lwr tech process op1122822.73.2
Semi-routine sales12127.3.3
Semi-routine service1221751.72.0
Semi-routine tech1234114.04.7
Semi-routine op1243683.64.2
Semi-routine agric1251581.51.8
Semi-routine cleri12613.1.1
serv13137.4.4
Routine production13296.91.1
Routine technical133125312.214.4
Routine operative1344814.75.5
Routine agricultrl13539.4.4
Missing-937.4Missing
Inapplicable-8117411.4Missing
-73523.4Missing
Valid cases8701Missing cases1563
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amargscRG Social Class: mother's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ123.2.5
technic28578.320.4
Skilled non-manual3113911.127.1
Skilled manual45965.814.2
Partly skilled occ510069.824.0
Unskilled occ65755.613.7
Missing or wild-932.3Missing
Inapplicable-8568455.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases4196Missing cases6068
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for AJBRGSC.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amasegSocio economic group: mother's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large21311.33.1
Employers,small31171.12.8
Managers,small425.2.6
Professional Self-em59.1.2
Professional employe614.1.3
Int. non-manual,work75054.912.0
Int. non-man,foreman81471.43.5
Junior non-manual99799.523.3
Personal service wrk105305.212.6
Foreman manual1183.82.0
Skilled manual wkrs122312.35.5
Semi-skilled manual135425.312.9
Unskilled manual wkr145425.312.9
Own account wkrs152192.15.2
Farmers - employers,1611.1.3
Farmers - own accoun178.1.2
Agricultural workers181031.02.5
Missing-932.3Missing
Not Applicable-8568455.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases4196Missing cases6068
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for AJBSEG.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amagoldGoldthorpe Social Class: mother's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher11201.22.9
Service class,lower25825.713.9
Routine non-manual e36526.415.5
Personal service wor45545.413.2
Sml props w employee51111.12.6
Sml props w/o employ62162.15.1
Farmers,Smallholders742.41.0
Foreman,Technicians81941.94.6
Skilled manual worke93103.07.4
Semi,unskilled manua10133513.031.8
Agricultural workers1180.81.9
Missing-932.3Missing
Not Applicable-8568455.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases4196Missing cases6068
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for AJBGOLD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amaiscoInternational SOC: mother's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases4196Missing cases6068
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. See note for APAISCO.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amacssmCambridge Scale males: mother's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
29.1615.780.5685.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00419640.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.0032.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00568455.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases4196Missing cases6068
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for APACSSM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amacssfCambridge Scale females: mother's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
29.4816.710.5587.85
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00419640.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.0032.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00568455.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases4196Missing cases6068
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for APACSSM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amahgsHope - Goldthorpe Scale: mother's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
38.1014.51082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0018.2.4
Amount Stated1.00417840.799.6
Missing or wild-9.0032.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00568455.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases4196Missing cases6068
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note for APAHGS.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


amasecSocio-Economic Class: mother's job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher managerial202.0.0
Higher prof tradn'l3118.2.4
Higher prof new emp322.0.0
High prof trad s.emp336.1.1
Lower Prof trad emps414344.210.3
Lower Prof new emps4216.2.4
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4317.2.4
Lower Prof new s.emp443.0.1
Lower manag occupns501111.12.6
Hgher supervis occup6091.92.2
admin714224.110.1
serv721201.22.9
aux7395.92.3
Intermed engineering741.0.0
Emp,small (non-prof)812132.15.1
Emp,small (agricult)8220.2.5
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)911391.43.3
Own acct wkrs(agric)9222.2.5
Lwr supervis occups1002392.35.7
Lwr technical craft11137.4.9
Lwr tech process op11243.41.0
Semi-routine sales1213493.48.3
Semi-routine service1223233.17.7
Semi-routine tech12349.51.2
Semi-routine op1241491.53.6
Semi-routine agric12556.51.3
Semi-routine cleri12675.71.8
Semi-rtne childcare12721.2.5
serv1311781.74.2
Routine production1322682.66.4
Routine technical1331281.23.1
Routine operative1345305.212.6
Routine agricultrl13519.2.5
Missing-932.3Missing
Inapplicable-8568455.4Missing
-73523.4Missing
Valid cases4196Missing cases6068
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Variable OccurrenceW1 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apaygGross rate of pay per month:last payment
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
955.18741.505.7814010.80
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00467745.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.004874.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00474846.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases4677Missing cases5587
Question RouteUses APAYGW APAYGL APAYNW APAYNL APAYNW ASPJB AMLSTAT ASEX AJBPENM on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job (APAYGL) to monthly amount. If gross pay was missing, but net pay was present, then gross pay is estimated from net pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apaynNet rate of pay per month: last payment
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
707.85492.985.788506.54
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00467745.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.004874.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00474846.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases4677Missing cases5587
Question RouteUses APAYGW APAYGL APAYNW APAYNL APAYNW ASPJB AMLSTAT ASEX AJBPENM on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job (APAYNL) to a monthly amount. If net pay was missing, but gross pay was present, then net pay is estimated from gross pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apayguUsual gross pay per month: current job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
922.72679.488.678666.67
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00516450.3100.0
Inapplicable-8.00474846.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases5164Missing cases5100
Question RouteUses AJBPENM APAYUSL APAYG APAYUG APAYU APAYUW APAYN AMLSTAT ASEX ASPJB AJBSEMP on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures usual monthly wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job for employees. If last gross payment was the "usual", this is used. If last gross pay was missing, but net pay was present, and this was given as "usual", gross pay was estimated from net pay, in the light of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership. If last payment was not the "usual", "usual payment" was given gross, this was used. If "usual payment" was net, this was converted as above at APAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable APAYGUI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apaynuUsual net pay per month: current job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
686.86453.838.677583.33
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00516450.3100.0
Inapplicable-8.00474846.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases5164Missing cases5100
Question RouteUses AJBPENM APAYUSL APAYN APAYG APAYUG APAYU APAYUW AMLSTAT ASEX ASPJB AJBSEMP on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures usual monthly wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job for employees. If last net payment was the usual, then this is used. If last net pay was missing, but gross pay was present, and this was usual, then net pay is estimated from gross pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership. If last payment was not the usual, then if usual payment is given net, this is used. Otherwise, if usual payment is given gross, then this is converted as above at APAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable APAYNUI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or - 8 otherwise.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apaygtyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept this year
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
940.58802.24012600
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0097.91.6
Amount Stated1.00579656.598.4
Inapplicable-8.00401939.2Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases5893Missing cases4371
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF AJBSEMP AJSACCS AJSPROF AJSPAYG AJBPENM AMLSTAT ASEX APAYGU AJTYID on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJHSTAT AJHGPAY on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.91. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees APAYGU is used, and for self-employed the current pay or profit. If current job spell started after 1.9.91, then this variable is equal to value of AJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable APAYGTI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apayglyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
891.10772.55012600
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0084.81.4
Amount Stated1.00579456.498.6
Inapplicable-8.00403439.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases5878Missing cases4386
Question RouteUses AJBPENM AMLSTAT ASEX AJBOFF AJBHAS AJBSEMP AJSACCS AJSPROF AJSPAYG APAYLY APAYLYW APAYLYG ACJSBLY ASPJB AJLYID APAYGU on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJHSTAT AJHGPAY on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.90. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees the answer to E27 is used, converted from net to gross where necessary, and for the self employed the current pay or profit. If the current job spell started after 1.9.90, then this variable is equal to the value of AJHGPAY for the job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable APAYGLI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apayntyUsual monthly net pay: Sept this year
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
702.98538.1607796.37
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0097.91.6
Amount Stated1.00579656.598.4
Inapplicable-8.00401939.2Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases5893Missing cases4371
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF AJBSEMP AJSACCS AJSPROF AJSPAYG AJBPENM AMLSTAT ASEX APAYNU AJTYID on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJHSTAT AJHNPAY on Record AJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.91. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees APAYNU is used, and for the self-employed current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. If current job spell started after 1.9.91, then this variable is equal to the value of AJHNPAY for the job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable APAYNTYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


apaynlyUsual monthly net pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
668.96512.3707796.37
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0084.81.4
Amount Stated1.00579456.498.6
Inapplicable-8.00403439.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases5878Missing cases4386
Question RouteUses AJBPENM AMLSTAT ASEX AJBOFF AJBHAS AJBSEMP AJSACCS AJSPRF AJSPRBM AJSPRBY AJSPREM AJSPAYL AJSPYBM AJSPYBY AJSPYEM AJSPYEY APAYLY APAYLYW APAYLYG ACJSBLY ASPJB AJLYID APAYNU on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJHSTAT AJHNPAY on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.90. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees the answer to E27 is used, converted from gross to net where necessary, and for the self-employed current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. If current job spell started after 1.9.90, then this variable is equal to the value of AJHNPAY for the job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable APAYNLI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajsprofMonthly self employed profit
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1038.651420.6408333.08
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-8937091.29Missing
proxy-73523.43Missing
[Value >= 0]5425.28100.0
Total10264100.00
Valid cases542Missing cases9722
Question RouteUses AJBSEMP AJSACCS AJSPAYL AJSPYBM AJSPYBY AJSPYEM AJSPYEY on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteComputes a monthly self-employed profit variable for self-employed respondents who draw up profit and loss accounts. Inapplicable for those who are not self-employed, and the self employed who do not draw up accounts. (cf. AJSPAYG). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here AJSPROFI) takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajspaygMonthly self employed gross pay
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
849.47951.8905500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.0.9
Amount Stated1.002272.299.1
Inapplicable-8.00968394.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases229Missing cases10035
Question RouteUses AJBSEMP AJSACCS AJSPAYL AJSPYBM AJSPYBY AJSPYEM AJSPYEY on Record AINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteComputes a monthly self-employed gross pay variable if a self-employed respondent does not draw up profit and loss accounts. Inapplicable for those who are not self employed, and the self employed who draw up accounts. (cf. AJSPROF). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here AJSPAYG) takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


acjstenLength (days) of current labour market
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2681.703552.77031679
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.005.0.1
Amount Stated1.00965794.199.9
Missing or wild-9.002502.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases9662Missing cases602
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF AJBBGD AJBBGM AJBBGY AJBSEMP AJSBGD AJSBGM AJSBGY ACJSBGD ACJSBGM ACJSBGY ADOID ADOIM on Record AINDRESP
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
NoteMeasures the length of time in the current labour market spell, whether, employee, self employed or not employed in number of days. Where day is missing, this is assumed to be one. For years before 1990, where month is missing, this is assumed to be July.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


acjswk9Weeks in current spell: year to 1.9.91
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.3516.32052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.005485.35.5
Amount Stated1.00936191.294.5
Missing or wild-9.003.0Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases9909Missing cases355
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF AJBSTAT ACJSBLY ANJBS AJBHAD on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJSPNO AJHSTAT on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
NoteMeasures number of weeks in current labour market spell which fell into reference year (1.9.90 - 31.8.91). Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajlidIdentifier of latest job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0615460.063.9
Job spell 115485.35.7
Job spell 2237.4.4
Job spell 331.0.0
Last job - J9312289128.230.0
Missing-930.3Missing
Proxy respondent-71331.3Missing
Never had a job-34704.6Missing
Valid cases9631Missing cases633
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF AJBSTAT ACJSBLY ANJBS AJBHAD on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJSPNO AJHSTAT on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteProvides a means of identifying the latest job (i.e. the current job or the most recent if not currently employed).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajlyidIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.90
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0757373.876.4
Job spell 11165416.116.7
Job spell 224624.54.7
Job spell 331441.41.5
Job spell 4451.5.5
Job spell 5514.1.1
Job spell 666.1.1
Job spell 775.0.1
Missing-93.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases9909Missing cases355
Question RouteUses AJBSTAT ACJSBLY ACJSBGD ACJSBGM ACJSBGY AIVFIO on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJSPNO on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies the respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 1990. (i.e. it identifies the current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.90, and the relevant AJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajtyidIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.91
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0945992.295.6
Job spell 114154.04.2
Job spell 2225.2.3
Missing-913.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases9899Missing cases365
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF AJBSEMP AJBSTAT AJBBGD AJBBGM AJBBGY AJSBGD AJSBGM AJSBGY ACJSBGD ACJSBGM ACJSBGY ACJSBLY on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJSPNO AJHBGD AJHBGM AJHBGY AJHSTAT on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 1991. (i.e. identifies current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.91, and relevant AJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbsegSocio economic group: present job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large18.1.1
Managers,large24734.67.7
Employers,small31821.83.0
Managers,small42802.74.6
Professional Self-em575.71.2
Professional employe62542.54.1
Int. non-manual,work77457.312.1
Int. non-man,foreman82942.94.8
Junior non-manual9120811.819.6
Personal service wrk103423.35.6
Foreman manual112862.84.6
Skilled manual wkrs126796.611.0
Semi-skilled manual135485.38.9
Unskilled manual wkr142642.64.3
Own account wkrs153923.86.4
Farmers - employers,1619.2.3
Farmers - own accoun1718.2.3
Agricultural workers1866.61.1
Members of armed for1918.2.3
Missing-93.0Missing
Not Applicable-8411040.0Missing
Valid cases6151Missing cases4113
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteCASOC computes the Socio-Economic Group for jobs, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbgoldGoldthorpe Social Class: present job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher18428.213.7
Service class,lower2120211.719.5
Routine non-manual e38978.714.6
Personal service wor44494.47.3
Sml props w employee51551.52.5
Sml props w/o employ63783.76.1
Farmers,Smallholders754.5.9
Foreman,Technicians84674.57.6
Skilled manual worke95375.28.7
Semi,unskilled manua10111810.918.2
Agricultural workers1152.5.8
Missing-93.0Missing
Not Applicable-8411040.0Missing
Valid cases6151Missing cases4113
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
NoteCASOC computes the Goldthorpe social class classification for jobs, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbrgscRG Social Class: present job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ13303.25.4
technic2167616.327.2
Skilled non-manual3153014.924.9
Skilled manual4136713.322.2
Partly skilled occ59349.115.2
Unskilled occ62962.94.8
Armed forces718.2.3
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8411040.0Missing
Valid cases6151Missing cases4113
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
NoteCASOC computes the Registrar General's Social Class for jobs based on the 3 digit Standard occupational classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbiscoInternational SOC: present job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases6151Missing cases4113
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. Computed using CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork, and coding frame for ISCO in Appendix to Vol. A. International Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: ISCO 88. Geneva: International Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbcssmCambridge Scale males: present job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34.3117.520.5790.32
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00615159.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.003.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00411040.0Missing
Valid cases6151Missing cases4113
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork, Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbcssfCambridge Scale females: present job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
35.0118.750.6098.85
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00615159.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.003.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00411040.0Missing
Valid cases6151Missing cases4113
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
NoteSee note for AJGCSSM.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbhgsHope - Goldthorpe Scale: present job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
45.9315.65082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.003.0.0
Amount Stated1.00614859.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.003.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00411040.0Missing
Valid cases6151Missing cases4113
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1974) The Social Grading of Occupations: A New Approach and Scale, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ajbsecSocio-Economic Class: current job
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org108.1.1
Higher managerial201871.83.0
Higher prof tradn'l312272.23.7
Higher prof new emp3284.81.4
High prof trad s.emp3369.71.1
High prof new s.emp346.1.1
Lower Prof trad emps416816.611.1
Lower Prof new emps4236.4.6
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4364.61.0
Lower Prof new s.emp4416.2.3
Lower manag occupns503583.55.8
Hgher supervis occup602442.44.0
admin716025.99.8
serv722202.13.6
aux7375.71.2
Intermed engineering7429.3.5
Emp,small (non-prof)811901.93.1
Emp,small (agricult)8219.2.3
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)914134.06.7
Own acct wkrs(agric)9229.3.5
Lwr supervis occups1004364.27.1
Lwr technical craft1112372.33.9
Lwr tech process op11258.6.9
Semi-routine sales1212942.94.8
Semi-routine service1222812.74.6
Semi-routine tech1231131.11.8
Semi-routine op1241301.32.1
Semi-routine agric12533.3.5
Semi-routine cleri12679.81.3
Semi-rtne childcare12731.3.5
serv1311471.42.4
Routine production1321321.32.1
Routine technical1333083.05.0
Routine operative1343033.04.9
Routine agricultrl13512.1.2
Missing-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8411040.0Missing
Valid cases6151Missing cases4113
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


anjbwksAnnual weeks employed: year to Sept 1
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
30.9724.59052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00347633.935.4
Amount Stated1.00635061.964.6
Missing or wild-9.0086.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases9826Missing cases438
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF ACJSBLY ACJSWK9 AJLYID AJBSTAT on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJSPNO AJHSTAT AJHSPW on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of employment in reference year (1.9.90 31.8.91). The measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


anjuwksAnnual weeks unemployed: year to Sept 1
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2.259.22052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00903188.091.8
Amount Stated1.008127.98.2
Missing or wild-9.0069.7Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases9843Missing cases421
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF ACJSBLY ACJSWK9 AJLYID AJBSTAT on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJSPNO AJHSTAT AJHSPW on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of unemployment in reference year (1.9.90 - 31.8.91). Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


anjiwksAnnual weeks inactive: year to Sept 1
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
18.8524.41052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00592057.760.3
Amount Stated1.00390538.039.7
Missing or wild-9.0087.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003523.4Missing
Valid cases9825Missing cases439
Question RouteUses AJBHAS AJBOFF ACJSBLY ACJSWK9 AJLYID AJBSTAT on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJSPNO AJHSTAT AJHSPW on Record AJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of economically inactive (i.e. not in employment or unemployed) in reference year (1.9.90 - 31.8.91). Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


anjbnewNo. different employers: year to Sept 1
Record TypeAINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None0349234.035.4
1564755.057.2
26256.16.3
387.8.9
410.1.1
51.0.0
61.0.0
71.0.0
Missing or wild-948.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73523.4Missing
Valid cases9864Missing cases400
Question RouteUses AJLYID AJBHAS AJBOFF AJBSTAT ACJSWK9 on Record AINDRESP. Uses AJSPNO AJHSTAT AJHSPW on Record AJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of jobs with distinct employers, (or self-employment spells) held in reference year (1.9.90 - 1.9.91).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18