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khidhousehold identification number
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text KHID : Office Code
Valid cases5973Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kpnoperson number
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text KPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1273745.845.8
2187931.531.5
383614.014.0
43646.16.1
51071.81.8
626.4.4
715.3.3
86.1.1
92.0.0
101.0.0
Valid cases5973Missing 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


kjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text KJ9,KJ13,KJ15,KJ20 : 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 emplye1106817.918.3
Empl self/diff emply2273945.946.9
Unemp/job seeking362710.510.7
Retd from pd emplymt455.9.9
On maternity leave542.7.7
Looking after family62754.64.7
F-t education763710.710.9
Lng trm sick/disabld8941.61.6
On govt trng scheme943.7.7
Something else102544.34.4
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Not answered-11312.2Missing
Valid cases5834Missing cases139
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000
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


kjhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text KJ10D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases2577Missing cases3396
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


kjhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text KJ10M,KJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January14507.58.6
February23225.46.1
March33616.06.9
April43656.17.0
May53425.76.5
June64587.78.7
July74347.38.3
August85449.110.4
September9102917.219.6
October104076.87.8
November113255.46.2
December122063.43.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Don't know-172512.1Missing
Valid cases5243Missing cases730
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000
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


kjhbgy4year labour force spell began
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text KJ10Y,KJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1997.195.7319402002
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1578496.8100.0
Refused-24.1Missing
Don't know-11853.1Missing
Valid cases5784Missing cases189
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000
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


kjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (92)
Question Number and Text KJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1438773.473.4
2110718.518.5
33115.25.2
4981.61.6
535.6.6
614.2.2
711.2.2
86.1.1
94.1.1
Valid cases5973Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000
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


kjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text KJ14 : 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 cases3299Missing cases2674
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


kjhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (93)
Question Number and Text KJ14 : 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 cases3704Missing cases2269
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text KJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1195832.872.0
Part time employee25669.520.8
Self-employed31953.37.2
Missing or wild-91542.6Missing
Inapplicable-8309551.8Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Not answered-14.1Missing
Valid cases2719Missing cases3254
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND KJHSTAT = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 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


kjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text KJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes135.617.9
No21602.782.1
Missing or wild-91542.6Missing
Inapplicable-8562494.2Missing
Valid cases195Missing cases5778
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND KJHSTAT = 2 AND KJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 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


kjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text KJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (J3) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1298550.079.1
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt21141.93.0
Loc Gvt/twn hall33005.07.9
NHS/higher educ41803.04.8
Natlised indtry528.5.7
Non-profit orgs.6901.52.4
Armed forces719.3.5
Other8581.01.5
Missing or wild-94868.1Missing
Inapplicable-8171328.7Missing
Valid cases3774Missing cases2199
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND KJHSTAT = 2 AND KJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 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


kjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text KJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager15148.614.9
Foreman/superv23616.010.5
Not mngr/superv3256843.074.6
Missing or wild-93005.0Missing
Inapplicable-8222737.3Missing
Not answered-13.1Missing
Valid cases3443Missing cases2530
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND (KJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) AND KJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 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


kjhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text KJ21 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace182813.977.7
Diff workplace22374.022.3
Missing or wild-91412.4Missing
Inapplicable-8476679.8Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases1065Missing cases4908
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND (KJHSTAT = 1) AND KJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 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


kjhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text KJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases3533Missing cases2440
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


kjhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text KJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases393Missing cases5580
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text KJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 212424.16.0
3 - 9261010.215.2
10 - 24371011.917.7
25 - 4945539.313.8
50 - 9954417.411.0
100 - 19963726.29.3
200 - 49974347.310.8
500 - 99982073.55.2
1000 or more93646.19.1
DK/under 2510621.01.5
DK/25+1118.3.4
Missing or wild-94337.2Missing
Inapplicable-8148424.8Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Not answered-141.7Missing
Valid cases4013Missing cases1960
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND (KJHSTAT = 1 AND KJHPLDF = 2) OR KJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 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


kjhpaylpay at 1.9.2000: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text KJ24 : Please think back to September 1st 2000 or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
5653.5715131.370615000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.1.1
Amount Stated1324754.499.9
Missing or wild-91552.6Missing
Inapplicable-8202733.9Missing
Refused-21392.3Missing
Don't know-14026.7Missing
Valid cases3250Missing cases2723
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for KJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2000 prev. job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text KJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
15.5121.95-552
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00305251.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001652.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00256843.0Missing
One-off payment-5.001.0Missing
Per hour-4.001843.1Missing
Period uncodeable-3.003.1Missing
Valid cases3052Missing cases2921
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND KJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 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 KJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here KJHPYLW). 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


kjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2000 prev. job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text KJ26 : 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 deductions1187231.357.8
After deductions2110118.434.0
No deductions32684.58.3
Missing or wild-91552.6Missing
Inapplicable-8256843.0Missing
Don't know-19.2Missing
Valid cases3241Missing cases2732
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND KJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 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


kjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text KJ27 : 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 %
Promoted160410.116.0
Left for better job294815.925.0
Made redundant33636.19.6
Dismissed or sacked4701.21.8
Temporary job ended53135.28.3
Took retirement61462.43.9
Stopped health reas71402.33.7
Left to have baby8621.01.6
Children/home care9771.32.0
Care of other person106.1.2
Moved area111412.43.7
Started college/univ121151.93.0
Other reason1380013.421.1
Missing or wild-91562.6Missing
Inapplicable-8202733.9Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases3785Missing cases2188
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000
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


kjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text KJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money12534.234.0
Promot prospects2671.19.0
More responsibl312.21.6
Job security426.43.5
More interes job541.75.5
Specific type work6581.07.8
Be own boss79.21.2
Grter initiative815.32.0
Less commuting923.43.1
Less hours106.1.8
More flex hrs1128.53.8
Health reasons121.0.1
To use skills1333.64.4
Less dmandng wrk1411.21.5
Prefer this job1527.53.6
New job better1625.43.4
Other961091.814.7
Missing or wild-91993.3Missing
Inapplicable-8502884.2Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases744Missing cases5229
Question RouteIF (KCJSBLY = 2 AND KJHSTPY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2000 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where KJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases5332Missing cases641
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


kjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January14978.38.5
February23305.55.6
March33686.26.3
April44267.17.3
May53245.45.5
June64477.57.7
July74577.77.8
August84487.57.7
September9105417.618.0
October1071812.012.3
November114727.98.1
December123025.15.2
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-11232.1Missing
Valid cases5843Missing cases130
Question RouteUses KJSPNO KJHBGD KJHBGM KJHBGY4 on Record KJOBHIST. Uses KCJSBGD KCJSBGM KCJSBGY4 on Record KINDRESP.
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


kjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
2000127321.321.7
2001451275.576.8
2002901.51.5
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-1911.5Missing
Valid cases5875Missing cases98
Question RouteUses KJSPNO KJHBGD KJHBGM KJHBGY4 on Record KJOBHIST. Uses KCJSBGD KCJSBGM KCJSBGY4 on Record KINDRESP.
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


kjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.2000
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 2000 or before1437873.373.4
After Sept 20002158626.626.6
Inapplicable-89.2Missing
Valid cases5964Missing cases9
Question RouteUses KJSPNO on Record KJOBHIST. Uses KJLYID on Record KINDRESP.
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


kjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large14.1.1
Managers,large22494.26.7
Employers,small320.3.5
Managers,small41923.25.2
Professional Self-em516.3.4
Professional employe61472.54.0
Int. non-manual,work75258.814.2
Int. non-man,foreman8951.62.6
Junior non-manual988514.823.9
Personal service wrk103085.28.3
Foreman manual111121.93.0
Skilled manual wkrs123816.410.3
Semi-skilled manual134207.011.3
Unskilled manual wkr142053.45.5
Own account wkrs15991.72.7
Farmers - employers,164.1.1
Farmers - own accoun173.1.1
Agricultural workers1830.5.8
Members of armed for196.1.2
Missing-92454.1Missing
Not Applicable-8202733.9Missing
Valid cases3701Missing cases2272
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


kjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher13886.512.1
Service class,lower260810.218.9
Routine non-manual e35419.116.8
Personal service wor43315.510.3
Sml props w employee516.3.5
Sml props w/o employ6901.52.8
Farmers,Smallholders714.2.4
Foreman,Technicians82033.46.3
Skilled manual worke92534.27.9
Semi,unskilled manua1075012.623.3
Agricultural workers1120.3.6
Missing-92424.1Missing
Not Applicable-8251742.1Missing
Valid cases3214Missing cases2759
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


kjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ11642.74.4
technic298716.526.7
Skilled non-manual397116.326.2
Skilled manual466811.218.0
Partly skilled occ569411.618.8
Unskilled occ62113.55.7
Armed forces76.1.2
Missing or wild-92454.1Missing
Inapplicable-8202733.9Missing
Valid cases3701Missing cases2272
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


kjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases3214Missing cases2759
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 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


kjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.5617.491.3085.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00321453.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.002424.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00251742.1Missing
Valid cases3214Missing cases2759
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


kjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.9818.331.3488.86
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00321453.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.002424.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00251742.1Missing
Valid cases3214Missing cases2759
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


kjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.9616.02082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004.1.1
Amount Stated1.00321053.799.9
Missing or wild-9.002424.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00251742.1Missing
Valid cases3214Missing cases2759
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


kjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org104.1.1
Higher managerial20591.01.6
Higher prof tradn'l311402.33.8
Higher prof new emp32641.11.7
High prof trad s.emp3315.3.4
High prof new s.emp341.0.0
Lower Prof trad emps414427.411.9
Lower Prof new emps4243.71.2
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4319.3.5
Lower Prof new s.emp444.1.1
Lower manag occupns502844.87.7
Hgher supervis occup6031.5.8
admin712914.97.9
serv722604.47.0
aux7353.91.4
Intermed engineering7433.6.9
Emp,small (non-prof)8122.4.6
Emp,small (agricult)822.0.1
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)911101.83.0
Own acct wkrs(agric)9210.2.3
Lwr supervis occups1001392.33.8
Lwr technical craft1111272.13.4
Lwr tech process op11236.61.0
Semi-routine sales1212804.77.6
Semi-routine service1222644.47.1
Semi-routine tech12334.6.9
Semi-routine op1241141.93.1
Semi-routine agric12517.3.5
Semi-routine cleri126861.42.3
Semi-rtne childcare12735.6.9
serv1311582.64.3
Routine production132811.42.2
Routine technical1332043.45.5
Routine operative1342323.96.3
Routine agricultrl1357.1.2
Missing-91422.4Missing
Inapplicable-8213035.7Missing
Valid cases3701Missing cases2272
Question RouteUses KJHSOC00 KJHSEMP KJHMNGR KJHSIZE KJHBOSS on Record KJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteSee full Coding frame in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.2001: prev job spel
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.8717.57052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002293.83.9
Amount Stated1.00558593.596.1
Missing or wild-9.001592.7Missing
Valid cases5814Missing cases159
Question RouteUses KJSPNO KJHBGD KJHBGM KJHBGY4 KJHSTAT KJHENDD KJHENDDM KJHENDY4 on Record KJOBHIST. Uses KJLYID on Record KINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 2000 - 31 August 2001. 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


kjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1221.521468.15051210.60
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.003.1.1
Amount Stated1.00380463.799.9
Missing or wild-9.001392.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00202733.9Missing
Valid cases3807Missing cases2166
Question RouteUses KSEX KMLSTAT KJBPENM KSPJB KCJSBLY KAGE on Record KINDRESP. Uses KJHA9LY KJHPAYL KJHPYLW KJHPYLG KJHSPW KJHSTAT KJHBGD KJHBGM KJHBGY4 on Record KJOBHIST.
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 1.9.2000, 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 Insurance regime. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable KJHGPAYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
968.611029.97031105.10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.003.1.1
Amount Stated1.00379763.699.9
Missing or wild-9.001462.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00202733.9Missing
Valid cases3800Missing cases2173
Question RouteUses KSEX KMLSTAT KJBPENM KSPJB KCJSBLY KAGE on Record KINDRESP. Uses KJHA9LY KJHPAYL KJHPYLW KJHPYLG KJHSPW KJHSTAT KJHBGD KJHBGM KJHBGY4 on Record KJOBHIST.
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 1.9.2000, 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 Insurance regime.Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable KJHGPAYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhgpayiimputation flag - kjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0323554.282.0
Imputed171111.918.0
Var Inapplicable-8202733.9Missing
Valid cases3946Missing cases2027
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for KJHGPAY and section on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhnpayiimputation flag - kjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0323054.181.9
Imputed171612.018.1
Var Inapplicable-8202733.9Missing
Valid cases3946Missing cases2027
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for KJHNPAY and section on Imputation 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 TypeKJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text KEG3
Valid cases5973Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
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 TypeKJOBHIST
Valid cases5973Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeKJOBHIST
Valid cases3214Missing cases2759
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable KJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeKJOBHIST
Valid cases3299Missing cases2674
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeKJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
539.36265.480999
Valid cases3704Missing cases2269
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeKJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
484.34245.6611933
Valid cases3214Missing cases2759
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


kjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeKJOBHIST
Valid cases5973Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18