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jhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text JHID : Office Code
Valid cases5451Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jpnoperson number
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text JPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1244144.844.8
2174832.132.1
376514.014.0
43616.66.6
5901.71.7
634.6.6
79.2.2
82.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases5451Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text JJ9 : Can you look at this card (J2) please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you were doing immediately before then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye193717.217.3
Empl self/diff emply2253546.546.9
Unemp/job seeking365111.912.0
Retd from pd emplymt429.5.5
On maternity leave540.7.7
Looking after family62694.95.0
F-t education758810.810.9
Lng trm sick/disabld8681.21.3
On govt trng scheme947.9.9
Something else102454.54.5
Not answered-142.8Missing
Valid cases5409Missing cases42
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text JJ10D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases2025Missing cases3426
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text JJ10M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January14167.68.7
February23125.76.5
March33346.17.0
April43556.57.4
May53195.96.7
June64618.59.6
July73616.67.5
August84949.110.3
September987416.018.2
October103676.77.7
November112935.46.1
December122043.74.3
Don't know-166112.1Missing
Valid cases4790Missing cases661
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhbgy4year labour force spell began
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text JJ10Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1996.435.6019422001
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1536998.5100.0
Don't know-1821.5Missing
Valid cases5369Missing cases82
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text JJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1379069.569.5
2111020.420.4
33195.95.9
41282.32.3
5521.01.0
627.5.5
714.3.3
87.1.1
94.1.1
Valid cases5451Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (72)
Question Number and Text JJ14 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE AT J13). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases3456Missing cases1995
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A and the SOC coding frame in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text JJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1177232.570.6
Part time employee257210.522.8
Self-employed31673.16.7
Missing or wild-9651.2Missing
Inapplicable-8287452.7Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases2511Missing cases2940
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND JJHSTAT = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and was employed but not by current employer or was self employed
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSince Wave Two this has been a three category variable and thus not strictly comparable with the Wave One equivalent.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text JJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes133.619.8
No21342.580.2
Missing or wild-9651.2Missing
Inapplicable-8521995.7Missing
Valid cases167Missing cases5284
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND JJHSTAT = 2 AND JJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and was self- employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text JJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (J3) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1285552.481.4
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2751.42.1
Loc Gvt/twn hall32594.87.4
NHS/higher educ41372.53.9
Natlised indtry528.5.8
Non-profit orgs.6731.32.1
Armed forces715.3.4
Other8661.21.9
Missing or wild-93756.9Missing
Inapplicable-8156528.7Missing
Not answered-13.1Missing
Valid cases3508Missing cases1943
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND JJHSTAT = 2 AND JJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text JJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager14388.013.4
Foreman/superv23516.410.7
Not mngr/superv3248445.675.9
Missing or wild-9701.3Missing
Inapplicable-8210538.6Missing
Not answered-13.1Missing
Valid cases3273Missing cases2178
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND (JJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) AND JJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text JJ21 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace174713.780.2
Diff workplace21853.419.8
Missing or wild-945.8Missing
Inapplicable-8447282.0Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases932Missing cases4519
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND (JJHSTAT = 1) AND JJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSame workplace means same geographical site.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


jjhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text JJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases3740Missing cases1711
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee SIC coding frame in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12


jjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text JJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 212164.05.9
3 - 9259210.916.1
10 - 24365212.017.7
25 - 4945039.213.7
50 - 9953286.08.9
100 - 19963586.69.7
200 - 49974077.511.1
500 - 99982013.75.5
1000 or more93416.39.3
DK/under 2510731.32.0
DK/25+119.2.2
Missing or wild-93446.3Missing
Inapplicable-8136725.1Missing
Not answered-1601.1Missing
Valid cases3680Missing cases1771
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND (JJHSTAT = 1 AND JJHPLDF = 2) OR JJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and workplace/job/or employer is different to that in previous spell
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhpaylpay at 1.9.1999: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text JJ24 : Please think back to September 1st last year or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
4816.579778.702110000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1300155.1100.0
Missing or wild-9681.2Missing
Inapplicable-8193735.5Missing
Refused-21212.2Missing
Don't know-13245.9Missing
Valid cases3001Missing cases2450
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for JJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.1999: previous jo
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text JJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
14.2121.340.2052
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00285552.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.00731.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00238243.7Missing
Per hour-4.001412.6Missing
Valid cases2855Missing cases2596
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND JJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here JJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here JJHPYLW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by the number of weeks). You should be aware that for a small number of cases the period of receipt is less than one week; in these cases, you may wish to take special action.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.1999: prev job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text JJ26 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there no deductions at all usually made from your pay?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions1167930.856.3
After deductions2104119.134.9
No deductions32644.88.8
Missing or wild-9681.2Missing
Inapplicable-8238243.7Missing
Don't know-117.3Missing
Valid cases2984Missing cases2467
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND JJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text JJ27 : Would you look at this card (J4) please and tell me which of the statements on the card best describes why you stopped doing that job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted15279.715.3
Left for better job287116.025.3
Made redundant33296.09.6
Dismissed or sacked4721.32.1
Temporary job ended53596.610.4
Took retirement61112.03.2
Stopped health reas71182.23.4
Left to have baby8641.21.9
Children/home care9721.32.1
Care of other person1011.2.3
Moved area111031.93.0
Started college/univ121031.93.0
Other reason1370212.920.4
Missing or wild-9681.2Missing
Inapplicable-8193735.5Missing
Not answered-14.1Missing
Valid cases3442Missing cases2009
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteRecords main reason. New categories (12) 'Moved away' and (13) 'Started college or university' coded from 'other' responses at Wave 5. From Wave 6 these categories were added to the showcard as (11) 'Moved away' and (12) 'Started college or university', 'Other' becomes (13).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text JJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money12574.738.0
Promot prospects2621.19.2
More responsibl38.11.2
Job security424.43.6
More interes job520.43.0
Specific type work6611.19.0
Be own boss78.11.2
Grter initiative86.1.9
Less commuting923.43.4
Less hours1010.21.5
More flex hrs1121.43.1
Health reasons122.0.3
To use skills1328.54.1
Less dmandng wrk145.1.7
Prefer this job1526.53.8
New job better1620.43.0
Other96951.714.1
Missing or wild-9851.6Missing
Inapplicable-8468986.0Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases676Missing cases4775
Question RouteIF (JCJSBLY = 2 AND JJHSTPY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1999 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where JJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases4644Missing cases807
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (day) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. if spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January15059.39.4
February24177.67.8
March33817.07.1
April43937.27.3
May53686.86.9
June64498.28.4
July74087.57.6
August84167.67.8
September985415.715.9
October105219.69.7
November113636.76.8
December122875.35.4
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Don't know-1871.6Missing
Valid cases5362Missing cases89
Question RouteUses JJSPNO JJHBGD JJHBGM JJHBGY4 on Record JJOBHIST. Uses JCJSBGD JCJSBGM JCJSBGY4 on Record JINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (month) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. if spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1999102818.919.1
2000396672.873.8
20013807.07.1
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Don't know-1751.4Missing
Valid cases5374Missing cases77
Question RouteUses JJSPNO JJHBGD JJHBGM JJHBGY4 on Record JJOBHIST. Uses JCJSBGD JCJSBGM JCJSBGY4 on Record JINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (year) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. if spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.1999
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 1999 or before1378869.569.5
After Sept 19992166130.530.5
Inapplicable-82.0Missing
Valid cases5449Missing cases2
Question RouteUses JJSPNO on Record JJOBHIST. Uses JJLYID on Record JINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteThis is a derived variable (in Wave One, it was result of an interviewer check).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large22093.86.2
Employers,small329.5.9
Managers,small41673.14.9
Professional Self-em515.3.4
Professional employe61402.64.1
Int. non-manual,work73756.911.1
Int. non-man,foreman81162.13.4
Junior non-manual981615.024.1
Personal service wrk103115.79.2
Foreman manual11901.72.7
Skilled manual wkrs123486.410.3
Semi-skilled manual134618.513.6
Unskilled manual wkr141853.45.5
Own account wkrs15891.62.6
Farmers - employers,164.1.1
Agricultural workers1823.4.7
Members of armed for197.1.2
Missing-91292.4Missing
Not Applicable-8193735.5Missing
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes the Socio-Economic Group for jobs in annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher13676.710.8
Service class,lower256810.416.8
Routine non-manual e356110.316.6
Personal service wor43907.211.5
Sml props w employee526.5.8
Sml props w/o employ6871.62.6
Farmers,Smallholders77.1.2
Foreman,Technicians81883.45.6
Skilled manual worke93085.79.1
Semi,unskilled manua1086115.825.4
Agricultural workers1122.4.6
Missing-91292.4Missing
Not Applicable-8193735.5Missing
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes the Goldthorpe social class classification for jobs in the annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A for details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ11552.84.6
technic277814.323.0
Skilled non-manual392116.927.2
Skilled manual462111.418.3
Partly skilled occ571013.021.0
Unskilled occ61933.55.7
Armed forces77.1.2
Missing or wild-91292.4Missing
Inapplicable-8193735.5Missing
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes Registrar General's Social Class for jobs in annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A for details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, 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 JSCO in Appendix to Vol. A. Jnternational Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: JSCO 88. Geneva: Jnternational Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.3917.400.9287.93
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00338562.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001292.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00193735.5Missing
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social 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


jjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.7518.231.2297.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00338562.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001292.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00193735.5Missing
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See 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


jjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.2415.84082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.003.1.1
Amount Stated1.00338262.099.9
Missing or wild-9.001292.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00193735.5Missing
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1984) 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


jjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org101.0.0
Higher managerial20551.01.6
Higher prof tradn'l311342.53.9
Higher prof new emp3250.91.4
High prof trad s.emp3313.2.4
High prof new s.emp342.0.1
Lower Prof trad emps413075.68.9
Lower Prof new emps4230.6.9
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4322.4.6
Lower Prof new s.emp444.1.1
Lower manag occupns502564.77.4
Hgher supervis occup6043.81.2
admin712985.58.6
serv722274.26.6
aux7347.91.4
Intermed engineering7414.3.4
Emp,small (non-prof)8129.5.8
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91951.72.7
Own acct wkrs(agric)921.0.0
Lwr supervis occups1001302.43.8
Lwr technical craft1111422.64.1
Lwr tech process op11230.6.9
Semi-routine sales1212805.18.1
Semi-routine service1222464.57.1
Semi-routine tech12342.81.2
Semi-routine op1241332.43.8
Semi-routine agric12516.3.5
Semi-routine cleri12649.91.4
Semi-rtne childcare12718.3.5
serv1312254.16.5
Routine production1321051.93.0
Routine technical1331683.14.9
Routine operative1342394.46.9
Routine agricultrl1355.1.1
Missing-9581.1Missing
Inapplicable-8193735.5Missing
Valid cases3456Missing cases1995
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.2000: prev job spel
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.6917.49052.29
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002384.44.5
Amount Stated1.00508993.495.5
Missing or wild-9.001242.3Missing
Valid cases5327Missing cases124
Question RouteUses JJSPNO JJHBGD JJHBGM JJHBGY4 JJHSTAT JJHENDD JJHENDDM JJHENDY4 on Record JJOBHIST. Uses JJLYID on Record JINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 1999 - 31 August 2000. Used in calculation of annual measures of duration in states and annual incomes. it is not the total spell length. 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


jjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1136.081489.7612.9969280
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00347263.7100.0
Missing or wild-9.0042.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00193735.5Missing
Valid cases3472Missing cases1979
Question RouteUses JSEX JMLSTAT JJBPENM JSPJB JCJSBLY JAGE on Record JINDRESP. Uses JJHA9LY JJHPAYL JJHPYLW JJHPYLG JJHSPW JJHSTAT JJHBGD JJHBGM JJHBGY4 on Record JJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures gross monthly rate of wage, salary or self- employment income in the employment spell. Based on the payment at the start date or at 1.9.99, depending on which is available, converted from net to gross where necessary, in the light of information about sex, marital status, spouse's employment status and pension membership. Start date is used to determine appropriate tax and National Jnsurance regime. Jncludes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable JJHGPAYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Jmputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
922.661349.4912.9969280
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00346863.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.0046.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00193735.5Missing
Valid cases3468Missing cases1983
Question RouteUses JSEX JMLSTAT JJBPENM JSPJB JCJSBLY JAGE on Record JINDRESP. Uses JJHA9LY JJHPAYL JJHPYLW JJHPYLG JJHSPW JJHSTAT JJHBGD JJHBGM JJHBGY4 on Record JJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures net monthly rate of wage, salary or self-employment income in the employment spell. Based on the payment at the start date or at 1.9.99, depending on which is available, converted from gross to net where necessary, in the light of information about sex, marital status, spouse's employment status and pension membership. Start date is used to determine the appropriate tax and National Jnsurance regime.Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable JJHGPAYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Jmputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhgpayiimputation flag - jjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0299454.985.2
Imputed15209.514.8
Var Inapplicable-8193735.5Missing
Valid cases3514Missing cases1937
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for JJHGPAY and section on Jmputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhnpayiimputation flag - jjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0299154.985.1
Imputed15239.614.9
Var Inapplicable-8193735.5Missing
Valid cases3514Missing cases1937
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for JJHNPAY and section on Jmputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeJJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text JEG3
Valid cases5451Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeJJOBHIST
Valid cases5451Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeJJOBHIST
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable JJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeJJOBHIST
Valid cases3456Missing cases1995
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeJJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
499.12246.3611933
Valid cases3385Missing cases2066
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


jjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeJJOBHIST
Valid cases5451Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18