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lpnoperson number
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (113)
Question Number and Text LV34
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1354854.754.7
2255839.439.4
31973.03.0
41231.91.9
541.6.6
615.2.2
74.1.1
82.0.0
131.0.0
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscpnochild pno
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscageage of child
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (113)
Question Number and Text LV35
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
7.654.59015
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscsexsex of child
Record TypeLCHILD
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
male1327750.5050.5
female2321249.5049.5
Total6489100.00
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscage4ic: child age over 4
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (113)
Question Number and Text LV37 : INTERVIEWER CHECK: Is child aged 4 or over?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
yes1496276.4776.47
no2152723.5323.53
Total6489100.00
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctyptype of education inst. child attends
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (114)
Question Number and Text LV38 : What type of education institution does NAME attend at the moment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-950.08Missing
inapplicable-8152723.53Missing
not at school yet12143.304.32
primary school2263040.5353.06
secondary/6th form3196730.3139.68
other41462.252.95
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4957Missing cases1532
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lschbgyage child started primary school: years
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (114)
Question Number and Text LV39Y : At what age did NAME start attending primary school? Please tell me his/her age in years and months. Years.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9701.08Missing
inapplicable-8174126.83Missing
don't know-12573.96Missing
[Value >= 0]442168.13100.0
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4421Missing cases2068
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1 AND LSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lschbgmage child started primary school: months
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (114)
Question Number and Text LV39M : At what age did NAME start attending primary school? Please tell me his/her age in years and months. Months.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93345.15Missing
inapplicable-8174126.83Missing
don't know-12573.96Missing
[Value >= 0]415764.06100.0
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4157Missing cases2332
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1 AND LSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lschstaschool currently at state or private
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (114)
Question Number and Text LV40 : Is NAME's current school a state school or is it a private, fee paying school?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9681.05Missing
inapplicable-8174126.83Missing
state school1448769.1595.88
private school21932.974.12
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4680Missing cases1809
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1 AND LSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lschlngchild at a designated language school
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (114)
Question Number and Text LV41 : [Asked of those in WALES only]. Does NAME attend a Welsh language school, a bilingual school or an English language school?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9260.40Missing
inapplicable-8541283.40Missing
don't know-150.08Missing
welsh language11332.0512.72
billingual22924.5027.92
english language36219.5759.37
Total6489100.00
Valid cases1046Missing cases5443
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LREGION = 17) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution in Wales.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W17


lschsathow satisfied r is with child's school
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (115)
Question Number and Text LV42 : How satisfied are you with NAME's school? Are you very satisfied, satisfied, not very satisfied or not at all satisfied?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9681.05Missing
inapplicable-8174126.83Missing
very satisfied1239936.9751.26
satisfied2194629.9941.58
not very satisfied32593.995.53
not at all satisfied4761.171.62
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4680Missing cases1809
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1 AND LSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lschhwhow often helps child with homework
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (115)
Question Number and Text LV43 : How often do you help NAME with his/her homework? Do you help...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9681.05Missing
inapplicable-8174126.83Missing
almost every day1130120.0527.8
at least once/week2182328.0938.95
at least once/month34597.079.81
less than once/month42553.935.45
never or hardly ever56109.4013.03
n/a (no homework)62323.584.96
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4680Missing cases1809
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1 AND LSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscacvsimportant complete gcse/standard exams
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (115)
Question Number and Text LV44 : How important do you think it is for NAME to complete his/her GCSE level/Standard Grades exams. Is it...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9681.05Missing
inapplicable-8174126.83Missing
very important1405462.4786.62
important25077.8110.83
not very important3751.161.6
not at all important4440.680.94
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4680Missing cases1809
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1 AND LSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscachimportant complete a'level/highers
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (115)
Question Number and Text LV45 : And how important do you think it is for NAME to stay on and complete his/her A level/Highers exams. Is it...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9681.05Missing
inapplicable-8174126.83Missing
very important1302346.5964.59
important2121118.6625.88
not very important33685.677.86
not at all important4781.201.67
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4680Missing cases1809
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1 AND LSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscag11ic: child age 11 or over
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (115)
Question Number and Text LV46 : INTERVIEWER CHECK: Is child aged 11 or over?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-950.08Missing
inapplicable-8174126.83Missing
yes1215933.2745.52
no2258439.8254.48
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4743Missing cases1746
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctutchild recieves additional tutition
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV47 : Does NAME receive any additional tutoring outside school for any of his/her school subjects?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9460.71Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
yes11502.317.08
no2196830.3392.92
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2118Missing cases4371
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctutetutition received in english
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV48 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? English
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9460.71Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
not mentioned0207631.9998.02
english1420.651.98
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2118Missing cases4371
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1 AND LSCTUT = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution and receives additional outside tutoring.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctutmtutition received in maths
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV48 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Maths
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9460.71Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
not mentioned0204431.5096.51
maths1741.143.49
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2118Missing cases4371
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1 AND LSCTUT = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution and receives additional outside tutoring.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctutstutition received in sciences
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV48 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Science
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9460.71Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
not mentioned0210132.3899.2
science1170.260.8
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2118Missing cases4371
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1 AND LSCTUT = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution and receives additional outside tutoring.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctutltutition received in languages
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV48 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Languages
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9460.71Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
not mentioned0210632.4599.43
languages1120.180.57
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2118Missing cases4371
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1 AND LSCTUT = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution and receives additional outside tutoring.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctuthtutition received in humanities
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV48 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Humanities
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9460.71Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
not mentioned0211232.5599.72
humanitities160.090.28
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2118Missing cases4371
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1 AND LSCTUT = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution and receives additional outside tutoring.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctutotutition received in other
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV48 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Other
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9460.71Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
not mentioned0206531.8297.5
other1530.822.5
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2118Missing cases4371
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1 AND LSCTUT = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution and receives additional outside tutoring.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsc2unir. would like child go to uni/college
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV49A : Would you personally like to see NAME going onto university or college when they finish/finished their schooling?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9460.71Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
yes, definitely1184528.4387.11
no21021.574.82
don't mind/up to child31712.648.07
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2118Missing cases4371
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Expectations
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsclunilikely child will go onto uni/college
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV49B : And do you think that NAME will go onto university or college when he/she finishes his/her schooling or at some time in the future?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9600.92Missing
inapplicable-8432566.65Missing
don't know-11011.56Missing
yes, definitley174711.5137.29
yes, probably26229.5931.05
maybe33715.7218.52
no42634.0513.13
Total6489100.00
Valid cases2003Missing cases4486
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 2 AND LSCTYP GT 1 AND LSCAG11 = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 11-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Expectations
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscarghow often child quarrels with r
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (116)
Question Number and Text LV50 : Most children have quarrels with their parents at some time. How often does NAME quarrel with you? Is it...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9711.09Missing
inapplicable-8152723.53Missing
most days1157324.2432.16
more than once/week2112417.3222.98
less than once/week388613.6518.11
hardly ever4130820.1626.74
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4891Missing cases1598
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsctalkhow often child talks to r
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (117)
Question Number and Text LV51 : Children vary a great deal in how often they talk to their parents about things that matter to them. How often does NAME talk to you?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9711.09Missing
inapplicable-8152723.53Missing
most days1309147.6363.2
more than once/week297114.9619.85
less than once/week34777.359.75
hardly ever43525.427.2
Total6489100.00
Valid cases4891Missing cases1598
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1 AND LSCAGE4 = 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged 4-16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscprazhow often r praises child
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (117)
Question Number and Text LV52 : Please look at this card(V9) and tell me how often you praise NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9721.11Missing
never1310.480.48
seldom21181.821.84
sometimes3151923.4123.67
very often4474973.1974.01
Total6489100.00
Valid cases6417Missing cases72
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscsmakhow often r spanks or slaps child
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (117)
Question Number and Text LV53 : And how often do you spank or slap NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9721.11Missing
never1409663.1263.83
seldom2156024.0424.31
sometimes367410.3910.5
very often4871.341.36
Total6489100.00
Valid cases6417Missing cases72
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lsccudlhow often r cuddles child
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (117)
Question Number and Text LV54 : How often do you cuddle or hug NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9721.11Missing
never12013.103.13
seldom22563.953.99
sometimes3100315.4615.63
very often4495776.3977.25
Total6489100.00
Valid cases6417Missing cases72
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscyellhow often r yells at child
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (117)
Question Number and Text LV55 : And how often do you yell at NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9741.14Missing
never171611.0311.16
seldom2113317.4617.66
sometimes3269741.5642.04
very often4186928.8029.13
Total6489100.00
Valid cases6415Missing cases74
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lscpidchild's person identifier
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lcheseqchild sequence number
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lpnoperson number
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (113)
Question Number and Text LV34
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1354854.754.7
2255839.439.4
31973.03.0
41231.91.9
541.6.6
615.2.2
74.1.1
82.0.0
131.0.0
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


llacbmmonth of birth - adopted child
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacby4year of birth - adopted child
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacsxsex of adopted child
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacststatus of adopted child
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacyb4year adopted child joined resp. hh
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llaclvadopted child still lives in resp. hh
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacyd4year adopted child died
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacalage adopted child left resp. hh
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llacnoadopted child number
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


lpnoperson number
Record TypeLCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (113)
Question Number and Text LV34
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1354854.754.7
2255839.439.4
31973.03.0
41231.91.9
541.6.6
615.2.2
74.1.1
82.0.0
131.0.0
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (LHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


llchbmmonth of birth - natural child
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llchby4year of birth - natural child
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llchsxsex of natural child
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llchlvnatural child still lives in resp. hh
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llchyd4year natural child died
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llchalage natural child left resp. hh
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llncnonatural child number
Record TypeLCHILD
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeLCHILD
Valid cases6489Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17