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khidhousehold identification number
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Valid cases16215Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kpnoperson number
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1953158.858.8
2583536.036.0
35823.63.6
41951.21.2
534.2.2
626.2.2
75.0.0
87.0.0
Valid cases16215Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (KMEMORIG = 5 OR 6 AND KLEDNOW = -8) Asked if R is from the Scotland or Wales new samples and is no longer in full-time education
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kleshnolifetime employment history event number
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text KL33SPNO
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1450127.827.8
2368422.722.7
3282917.417.4
4203712.612.6
512517.77.7
67544.74.7
74562.82.8
82741.71.7
9152.9.9
1092.6.6
1161.4.4
1235.2.2
1325.2.2
1419.1.1
1513.1.1
169.1.1
177.0.0
186.0.0
196.0.0
202.0.0
211.0.0
221.0.0
Valid cases16215Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (KMEMORIG = 5 OR 6 AND KLEDNOW = -8) Asked if R is from the Scotland or Wales new samples and is no longer in full-time education
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Key Linking Variable
Lifetime Employment History: Events
NoteThis corresponds with CLJESFN on Record Type CLIFEJOB. See usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kleshstlifetime employment history status
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text KL33 : Which description on this card (L1) comes closest to what you first did after leaving full-time education?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Self-employed15583.43.4
F/t paid employment2673441.541.5
P/t paid employment3200112.312.3
Unemployed415469.59.5
Retired510346.46.4
Maternity leave66794.24.2
Family care7183011.311.3
FT studt, school84432.72.7
LT sick, disabld95133.23.2
Gvt trng scheme103202.02.0
National/War Service112591.61.6
Something else122981.81.8
Valid cases16215Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (KMEMORIG = 5 OR 6 AND KLEDNOW = -8) Asked if R is from the Scotland or Wales new samples and is no longer in full-time education
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Lifetime Employment History: Events
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kleshemmonth lifetime emp. hist. status changed
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text KL34M : When was the next time your situation changed, I mean a changed to one listed on the card (L1), even if only for a month or two. Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January15883.65.5
February24282.64.0
March35303.35.0
April45223.24.9
May55093.14.8
June66534.06.1
July75623.55.3
August86574.16.2
September99285.78.7
October105693.55.3
November114592.84.3
December124562.84.3
Winter (Jan,Feb)133762.33.5
Spring1410906.710.2
Summer1512167.511.4
Autumn167674.77.2
Winter (Nov,Dec)173642.23.4
Missing or wild-9141.9Missing
Inapplicable-8450127.8Missing
Can't remember-18995.5Missing
Valid cases10674Missing cases5541
Question RouteIF (KMEMORIG = 5 OR 6 AND KLEDNOW = -8) Asked if R is from the Scotland or Wales new samples and is no longer in full-time education
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Lifetime Employment History: Events
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kleshey4year lifetime emp. history status change
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text KL34Y : When was the next time your situation changed, I mean a change to one listed on the card (L1), even if only for a month or two. Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1982.3915.5919232002
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given11170672.2100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8450127.8Missing
Can't remember-17.0Missing
Valid cases11706Missing cases4509
Question RouteIF (KMEMORIG = 5 OR 6 AND KLEDNOW = -8) Asked if R is from the Scotland or Wales new samples and is no longer in full-time education
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Lifetime Employment History: Events
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kleshnelifetime emp. history status not ended
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text KL34NE : When was the next time your situation changed, I mean a change to one listed on the card (L1), even if only for a month or two. Not ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not ended1450127.8100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81171372.2Missing
Valid cases4501Missing cases11714
Question RouteIF (KMEMORIG = 5 OR 6 AND KLEDNOW = -8) Asked if R is from the Scotland or Wales new samples and is no longer in full-time education
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Lifetime Employment History: Events
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kleshsmmonth lifetime emp. hist. status started
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January16434.04.4
February24672.93.2
March36113.84.2
April46644.14.5
May57494.65.1
June6206212.714.0
July7197112.213.4
August88155.05.5
September910336.47.0
October106253.94.3
November115043.13.4
December127244.54.9
Winter (Jan,Feb)133762.32.6
Spring1410926.77.4
Summer1512227.58.3
Autumn167694.75.2
Winter (Nov,Dec)173642.22.5
Missing or wild-9146.9Missing
Can't remember-113788.5Missing
Valid cases14691Missing cases1524
Question RouteUses KLESHNO KLESHEM on Record KLIFEMST. Uses KLEDENDM on Record KINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Lifetime Employment History: Events
NoteComputed as month previous spell ended.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kleshsy4year lifetime emp. history status starte
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1979.0417.4019202002
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given11620099.9100.0
Missing or wild-96.0Missing
Can't remember-19.1Missing
Valid cases16200Missing cases15
Question RouteUses KLESHNO KLESHEY4 on Record KLIFEMST. Uses KLEDENY4 on Record KINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Lifetime Employment History: Events
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


kleslenlength of emp. history spell (months)
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
107.28129.980898
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
093.6.6
Amount given11551895.799.4
Missing or wild-919.1Missing
Missing lt 1 Year-35853.6Missing
Valid cases15611Missing cases604
Question RouteUses KLESHNO KLESHEM KLESHEY KLESHNE KLESHSM KLESHSY on Record KLIFEMST. Uses KDOIM on Record KINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Lifetime Employment History: Events
NoteAssumed that 'winter' corresponds to January, 'spring' to April, 'summer' to July, and 'autumn' to October.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeKLIFEMST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text KEG3
Valid cases16215Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeKLIFEMST
Valid cases16215Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12