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pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG3
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteConsistent across waves.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeJINDSAMP
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jpnoperson number
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
11089542.042.0
2739028.528.5
3409215.815.8
423689.19.1
58403.23.2
6245.9.9
789.3.3
833.1.1
99.0.0
104.0.0
112.0.0
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jiviolwinterview outcome prev wave
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11570760.564.8
Eligible but not int218587.27.7
Youth int311424.44.7
Child < 114376214.515.5
Adult in non-int hho517546.87.2
Retired rejoiner618.1.1
Inapplicable-817266.6Missing
Valid cases24241Missing cases1726
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivstat1interview status: previous waves
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ever interviewed11759767.872.6
New entrant 16yrs22981.11.2
New entrant adult313355.15.5
Youth416896.57.0
Child5311712.012.9
Check6161.6.7
Deceased744.2.2
Inapplicable-817266.6Missing
Valid cases24241Missing cases1726
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jiveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12240686.392.4
No218357.17.6
Inapplicable-817266.6Missing
Valid cases24241Missing cases1726
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 10 non-contact025249.79.7
Enum member resident12047778.978.9
Enum member absent271.3.3
Enum member moved38173.13.1
Enum member deceased4232.9.9
Enum membr -rejoiner5102.4.4
New entrant -residen610654.14.1
New entrant - absent72.0.0
Retired rejoiner818.1.1
ECHP rejoiner - PSM91.0.0
LISW non-con at W9116582.52.5
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jnewhynew entrants - why living in hh
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02477995.495.5
New baby12751.11.1
Marriage/cohabitatio22801.11.1
Return from uni/coll343.2.2
Return frm institutn43.0.0
Never left532.1.1
Moved in with parent6102.4.4
Shared accommodation791.4.4
Other83291.31.3
Don't know-133.1Missing
Valid cases25934Missing cases33
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02478495.495.9
January168.3.3
February281.3.3
March383.3.3
April471.3.3
May594.4.4
June691.4.4
July7116.4.4
August894.4.4
September9153.6.6
October1082.3.3
November1184.3.3
December1250.2.2
Don't know-1116.4Missing
Valid cases25851Missing cases116
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member02478495.495.8
19971.0.0
19984.0.0
1999157.6.6
20008513.33.3
200170.3.3
Don't know-1100.4Missing
Valid cases25867Missing cases100
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlvwhyleavers - why left
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02239486.296.1
Deceased1232.91.0
Separation/divorce2125.5.5
University/coll367.3.3
Institution49.0.0
Left for job578.3.3
Marriage/cohabitatio643.2.2
Set up own home758.2.2
Other83041.21.3
Don't know-1265710.2Missing
Valid cases23310Missing cases2657
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02239486.296.8
January160.2.3
February248.2.2
March364.2.3
April468.3.3
May552.2.2
June659.2.3
July767.3.3
August871.3.3
September9103.4.4
October1076.3.3
November1131.1.1
December1242.2.2
Don't know-1283210.9Missing
Valid cases23135Missing cases2832
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlvyr4leavers - year left
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02239486.296.7
19961.0.0
19982.0.0
1999109.4.5
20006022.32.6
200161.2.3
Don't know-1279810.8Missing
Valid cases23169Missing cases2798
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident02239486.295.5
At prev Wave HH195.4.4
New local add- known22721.01.2
In GB priv add known3115.4.5
In GB priv add unkno4138.5.6
Outside GB536.1.2
TSM - won't follow6161.6.7
Deceased7232.91.0
Don't know-125249.7Missing
Valid cases23443Missing cases2524
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Household Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG14, EG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11508158.158.1
Proxy interview23101.21.2
Telephone intvw3212.8.8
Refusal109413.63.6
Other non-intvw11240.9.9
Moved126372.52.5
Child under 162052.2.2
Youth Interview2114145.45.4
Youth: Refusal22106.4.4
Youth: Oth non-int2362.2.2
Child under 1124318412.312.3
Refusal/non-int HH304841.91.9
Non-int/non-int HH3195.4.4
Moved/non-int HH32138.5.5
Child in non-int HH402.0.0
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4125.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH4213.1.1
Child u 11 no-int HH4368.3.3
Refusal/non-cont HH50176.7.7
Lang prob/NC HH512.0.0
Age, infirm/NC HH52129.5.5
Non-cont/NC HH539813.83.8
Out of scope/NC HH544561.81.8
Institutnsd/NC HH5539.2.2
Untraced mover5640.2.2
Child ref/NC HH6044.2.2
Chd lang prob/NC HH611.0.0
Chd infirm/NC HH622.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH63221.9.9
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6477.3.3
Chd untraced mover662.0.0
No one elig in HH803261.31.3
Prev wave adamant re81175.7.7
Dead99232.9.9
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAn important variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxies have been merged with that from respondents. Proxies and telephone interviewees, however, have zero respondent weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. Additional categories and minor recoding in comparison with Wave One. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG15 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill130.12.5
Too elderly22.0.2
Senile319.11.6
Speaks no English47.0.6
Stressful fam sit516.11.3
Care of ill/old102.0.2
R. rarely home1259.24.8
R. temp. absent1342.23.4
Too busy1491.47.5
No confidentlty201.0.1
Q's too personal2112.01.0
Won't bother30208.817.0
Nothing changed319.0.7
Survey too long321.0.1
Waste of time3323.11.9
HH mem says refuse409.0.7
Othr says refuse412.0.2
HH mem refs for R4212.01.0
Risk other response43156.612.8
Other9610.0.8
No reason given995102.041.8
Inapplicable-82474695.3Missing
Valid cases1221Missing cases24746
Question RouteIF (JIVFIO = 10 or 11) Asked if R refuses interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG16 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field124.12.0
No re-issue to field211974.698.0
Inapplicable-82474695.3Missing
Valid cases1221Missing cases24746
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether individual re-issued to field after conversion attempt.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate08173.13.1
Final record12515096.996.9
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAllows identification of the last h/hold where the sample member was expected to be found.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101810869.769.7
Interviews + proxies119183.53.5
Interviews + refusal12289111.111.1
Pxy at original addr157.0.0
Phone interview only164021.51.5
Address not found5010484.04.0
No HH member contact51227.9.9
Refus to Rsrch Cntre602881.11.1
Refusal to intviewer615922.32.3
Language problems623.0.0
No intv.: Age/health63160.6.6
Moved prev wave add7060.2.2
Out scope-institut'n8042.2.2
Moved out of scope815382.12.1
Whole HH deceased90120.5.5
No PSM's resident913871.51.5
Adamant refusal92176.7.7
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAll waves after Wave 1 use a consistent coding frame derived from the coversheet interviewer check. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Volume A: Appendix 3.7.1.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jmemorigsample origin
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample11497257.757.7
ECHP - SCPR212454.84.8
ECHP - ONS311184.34.3
ECHP - NI43611.41.4
Wales new sample5419016.116.1
Scotland new sample6408115.715.7
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jsampstsample membership status
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-88173.15Missing
Continuing OSM11060140.8242.15
W1 non-cont/enum2870.340.35
Birth - OSM316606.396.6
PSM: parent of OSM44441.711.77
tsm524449.419.72
ECHP subsample622788.779.06
ECHP rejoiner760.020.02
Scot/Wales new sample8697226.8527.72
SW W9 non-cont/enum96582.532.62
Total25967100.00
Valid cases25150Missing cases817
Question RouteUses JFINLOC JIVFIO PID on Record JINDSAMP. Uses MSTAT YOSM on Record XWLSTEN.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteO/P/TSM - Original/ Permanent/ Temporary Sample Member. See Section on Sampling in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11880972.474.8
Mover within GB220537.98.2
Mover outside GB3122.5.5
Mover back to GB410.0.0
Mover - location unk54851.91.9
Ineligible TSM non-m6151.6.6
Ineligible TSM mover7153.6.6
New entrant this wav817266.66.9
Dead9232.9.9
Mover status unknown1013875.35.5
Inel TSM - dk mover1122.1.1
Not applicable-88173.1Missing
Valid cases25150Missing cases817
Question RouteUses JFINLOC JIVFIO PID JSAMPST JLVLOC on Record JINDSAMP. Uses JHHMOVE JIVFHO on Record JHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether sample members have moved since previous Wave. Not applicable for new entrants.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlrwtsw1longit'l resp. weight inc scot-welsh
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlewtsw1longit'l enum. weight inc. scot-welsh
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlrwtsw2longit'l resp. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jlewtsw2longit'l enum. weight only scot-welsh
Record TypeJINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases25967Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
Variable OccurrenceW10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeJINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
31.8582.130798.08
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0020067.7100.0
Missing-9.0047.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.002391492.1Missing
Valid cases2006Missing cases23961
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
NoteIf respondent has moved then this shows the distance in kilometres from previous residence.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18