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lhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text LHID : Office Code
Valid cases5043Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


lpnoperson number
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text LPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1226344.944.9
2153530.430.4
375715.015.0
43416.86.8
5992.02.0
633.7.7
76.1.1
86.1.1
91.0.0
101.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases5043Missing 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


ljhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text LJ9,LJ13,LJ15,LJ20 : 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 emplye195418.919.2
Empl self/diff emply2224544.545.1
Unemp/job seeking356411.211.3
Retd from pd emplymt434.7.7
On maternity leave527.5.5
Looking after family62344.64.7
F-t education757111.311.5
Lng trm sick/disabld8911.81.8
On govt trng scheme934.7.7
Something else102204.44.4
Refused-22.0Missing
Not answered-1671.3Missing
Valid cases4974Missing cases69
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001
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


ljhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text LJ10D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases2186Missing cases2857
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


ljhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text LJ10M,LJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13857.68.6
February22765.56.2
March32755.56.1
April43086.16.9
May53016.06.7
June64108.19.2
July73557.07.9
August84368.69.7
September989917.820.1
October103416.87.6
November112845.66.3
December122084.14.6
Refused-24.1Missing
Don't know-156111.1Missing
Valid cases4478Missing cases565
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001
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


ljhbgy4year labour force spell began
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text LJ10Y,LJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1998.115.9819352003
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1493697.9100.0
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-11042.1Missing
Valid cases4936Missing cases107
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001
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


ljspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text LJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1372173.873.8
293518.518.5
32535.05.0
4781.51.5
522.4.4
613.3.3
78.2.2
88.2.2
95.1.1
Valid cases5043Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001
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


ljhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text LJ14 : 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 cases2698Missing cases2345
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


ljhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (94)
Question Number and Text LJ14 : 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 cases3129Missing cases1914
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


ljhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text LJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1156831.170.3
Part time employee24969.822.2
Self-employed31683.37.5
Missing or wild-9811.6Missing
Inapplicable-8272954.1Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases2232Missing cases2811
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND LJHSTAT = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 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


ljhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text LJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes123.513.7
No21452.986.3
Missing or wild-9811.6Missing
Inapplicable-8479495.1Missing
Valid cases168Missing cases4875
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND LJHSTAT = 2 AND LJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 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


ljhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text LJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (J3) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1245848.778.0
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2951.93.0
Loc Gvt/twn hall32865.79.1
NHS/higher educ41533.04.9
Natlised indtry522.4.7
Non-profit orgs.6741.52.3
Armed forces715.3.5
Other8481.01.5
Missing or wild-93326.6Missing
Inapplicable-8156030.9Missing
Valid cases3151Missing cases1892
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND LJHSTAT = 2 AND LJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 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


ljhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text LJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager14318.516.0
Foreman/superv23146.211.7
Not mngr/superv3194738.672.3
Missing or wild-94048.0Missing
Inapplicable-8194438.5Missing
Not answered-13.1Missing
Valid cases2692Missing cases2351
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND (LJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) AND LJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 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


ljhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text LJ21 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace175214.979.8
Diff workplace21903.820.2
Missing or wild-9731.4Missing
Inapplicable-8402079.7Missing
Not answered-18.2Missing
Valid cases942Missing cases4101
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND (LJHSTAT = 1) AND LJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 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


ljhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text LJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases2419Missing cases2624
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


ljhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text LJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 212024.06.0
3 - 9251210.215.3
10 - 24358511.617.5
25 - 4944188.312.5
50 - 9953787.511.3
100 - 19963366.710.1
200 - 49973567.110.7
500 - 99982074.16.2
1000 or more92795.58.4
DK/under 2510561.11.7
DK/25+1112.2.4
Missing or wild-93016.0Missing
Inapplicable-8136827.1Missing
Not answered-133.7Missing
Valid cases3341Missing cases1702
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND (LJHSTAT = 1 AND LJHPLDF = 2) OR LJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 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


ljhpaylpay at 1.9.2001: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text LJ24 : Please think back to September 1st 2001 or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
5883.1510943.08090000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.1
Amount Stated1274554.499.9
Missing or wild-9851.7Missing
Inapplicable-8177535.2Missing
Refused-21042.1Missing
Don't know-13326.6Missing
Valid cases2747Missing cases2296
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for LJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ljhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2001 prev. job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (98)
Question Number and Text LJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
16.4822.45-552
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00256450.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.001032.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00221143.8Missing
One-off payment-5.001.0Missing
Per hour-4.001543.1Missing
Period uncodeable-3.0010.2Missing
Valid cases2564Missing cases2479
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND LJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 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 LJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here LJHPYLW). 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


ljhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2001 prev. job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (98)
Question Number and Text LJ26 : 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 deductions1155730.957.0
After deductions296119.135.2
No deductions32154.37.9
Missing or wild-9851.7Missing
Inapplicable-8221143.8Missing
Don't know-114.3Missing
Valid cases2733Missing cases2310
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND LJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 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


ljhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (98)
Question Number and Text LJ27 : 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 %
Promoted152810.516.6
Left for better job284716.826.6
Made redundant33146.29.9
Dismissed or sacked4501.01.6
Temporary job ended52785.58.7
Took retirement61152.33.6
Stopped health reas71202.43.8
Left to have baby841.81.3
Children/home care9681.32.1
Care of other person108.2.3
Moved area11801.62.5
Started college/univ12721.42.3
Other reason1366413.220.8
Missing or wild-9801.6Missing
Inapplicable-8177535.2Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases3185Missing cases1858
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001
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


ljblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (98)
Question Number and Text LJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money12004.030.2
Promot prospects2891.813.4
More responsibl318.42.7
Job security427.54.1
More interes job545.96.8
Specific type work643.96.5
Be own boss79.21.4
Grter initiative810.21.5
Less commuting938.85.7
Less hours105.1.8
More flex hrs1143.96.5
Health reasons122.0.3
To use skills1333.75.0
Less dmandng wrk1411.21.7
Prefer this job1527.54.1
New job better169.21.4
Other96531.18.0
Missing or wild-91042.1Missing
Inapplicable-8427784.8Missing
Valid cases662Missing cases4381
Question RouteIF (LCJSBLY = 2 AND LJHSTPY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2001 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where LJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ljhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases4501Missing cases542
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


ljhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13877.77.8
February23246.46.6
March33086.16.2
April43527.07.1
May52975.96.0
June63206.36.5
July73857.67.8
August83937.88.0
September993518.519.0
October1056611.211.5
November113937.88.0
December122745.45.6
Missing or wild-939.8Missing
Don't know-1701.4Missing
Valid cases4934Missing cases109
Question RouteUses LJSPNO LJHBGD LJHBGM LJHBGY4 on Record LJOBHIST. Uses LCJSBGD LCJSBGM LCJSBGY4 on Record LINDRESP.
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


ljhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
2001113222.422.9
2002374374.275.6
2003761.51.5
Missing or wild-939.8Missing
Don't know-1531.1Missing
Valid cases4951Missing cases92
Question RouteUses LJSPNO LJHBGD LJHBGM LJHBGY4 on Record LJOBHIST. Uses LCJSBGD LCJSBGM LCJSBGY4 on Record LINDRESP.
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


ljha9lywhether job started after 1.9.2001
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 2001 or before1371973.773.8
After Sept 20012132226.226.2
Inapplicable-82.0Missing
Valid cases5041Missing cases2
Question RouteUses LJSPNO on Record LJOBHIST. Uses LJLYID on Record LINDRESP.
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


ljhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large11.0.0
Managers,large22134.26.8
Employers,small318.4.6
Managers,small41833.65.9
Professional Self-em515.3.5
Professional employe61262.54.0
Int. non-manual,work74088.113.1
Int. non-man,foreman81022.03.3
Junior non-manual980215.925.7
Personal service wrk102625.28.4
Foreman manual11731.42.3
Skilled manual wkrs122985.99.5
Semi-skilled manual133446.811.0
Unskilled manual wkr141442.94.6
Own account wkrs151002.03.2
Farmers - employers,163.1.1
Farmers - own accoun176.1.2
Agricultural workers1822.4.7
Members of armed for196.1.2
Missing-91422.8Missing
Not Applicable-8177535.2Missing
Valid cases3126Missing cases1917
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


ljhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher13276.512.4
Service class,lower251510.219.5
Routine non-manual e34639.217.5
Personal service wor42845.610.7
Sml props w employee514.3.5
Sml props w/o employ6891.83.4
Farmers,Smallholders711.2.4
Foreman,Technicians81643.36.2
Skilled manual worke92074.17.8
Semi,unskilled manua1055511.021.0
Agricultural workers1114.3.5
Missing-91392.8Missing
Not Applicable-8226144.8Missing
Valid cases2643Missing cases2400
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


ljhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ11422.84.5
technic282616.426.4
Skilled non-manual389317.728.6
Skilled manual453410.617.1
Partly skilled occ557311.418.3
Unskilled occ61523.04.9
Armed forces76.1.2
Missing or wild-91422.8Missing
Inapplicable-8177535.2Missing
Valid cases3126Missing cases1917
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


ljhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2643Missing cases2400
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


ljhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.9817.290.9285.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00264352.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.001392.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00226144.8Missing
Valid cases2643Missing cases2400
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


ljhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34.4118.080.9987.88
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00264352.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.001392.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00226144.8Missing
Valid cases2643Missing cases2400
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


ljhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.6615.86082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004.1.2
Amount Stated1.00263952.399.8
Missing or wild-9.001392.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00226144.8Missing
Valid cases2643Missing cases2400
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


ljhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org101.0.0
Higher managerial20521.01.7
Higher prof tradn'l311222.43.9
Higher prof new emp32591.21.9
High prof trad s.emp3316.3.5
High prof new s.emp343.1.1
Lower Prof trad emps413426.810.9
Lower Prof new emps4234.71.1
Lwr Prof trad s.emp437.1.2
Lower Prof new s.emp447.1.2
Lower manag occupns502595.18.3
Hgher supervis occup6038.81.2
admin712555.18.2
serv722745.48.8
aux7341.81.3
Intermed engineering7417.3.5
Emp,small (non-prof)8119.4.6
Emp,small (agricult)821.0.0
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)911002.03.2
Own acct wkrs(agric)9210.2.3
Lwr supervis occups100961.93.1
Lwr technical craft1111022.03.3
Lwr tech process op11226.5.8
Semi-routine sales1212605.28.3
Semi-routine service1222204.47.0
Semi-routine tech12335.71.1
Semi-routine op1241042.13.3
Semi-routine agric12511.2.4
Semi-routine cleri126671.32.1
Semi-rtne childcare12732.61.0
serv1311212.43.9
Routine production132611.22.0
Routine technical1331543.14.9
Routine operative1341753.55.6
Routine agricultrl1355.1.2
Missing-9721.4Missing
Inapplicable-8184536.6Missing
Valid cases3126Missing cases1917
Question RouteUses LJHSOC00 LJHSEMP LJHMNGR LJHSIZE LJHBOSS on Record LJOBHIST.
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


ljhspwweeks in year to 1.9.2001: prev job spel
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.6517.66052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001693.43.4
Amount Stated1.00474494.196.6
Missing or wild-9.001302.6Missing
Valid cases4913Missing cases130
Question RouteUses LJSPNO LJHBGD LJHBGM LJHBGY4 LJHSTAT LJHENDD LJHENDDM LJHENDY4 on Record LJOBHIST. Uses LJLYID on Record LINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 2001 - 31 August 2002. 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


ljhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1316.721436.51046764
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.0.1
Amount Stated1.00319763.499.9
Missing or wild-9.00691.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00177535.2Missing
Valid cases3199Missing cases1844
Question RouteUses LSEX LMLSTAT LJBPENM LSPJB LCJSBLY LAGE on Record LINDRESP. Uses LJHA9LY LJHPAYL LJHPYLW LJHPYLG LJHSPW LJHSTAT LJHBGD LJHBGM LJHBGY4 on Record LJOBHIST.
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 1.9.2001, 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 LJHGPAYI 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


ljhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1004.78861.41029029.40
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.0.1
Amount Stated1.00317563.099.9
Missing or wild-9.00731.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00179135.5Missing
-1.002.0Missing
Valid cases3177Missing cases1866
Question RouteUses LSEX LMLSTAT LJBPENM LSPJB LCJSBLY LAGE on Record LINDRESP. Uses LJHA9LY LJHPAYL LJHPYLW LJHPYLG LJHSPW LJHSTAT LJHBGD LJHBGM LJHBGY4 on Record LJOBHIST.
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 1.9.2001, 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 LJHGPAYI 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


ljhgpayiimputation flag - ljhgpay (derived)
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0271553.883.1
Imputed155311.016.9
Var Inapplicable-8177535.2Missing
Valid cases3268Missing cases1775
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for LJHGPAY 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


ljhnpayiimputation flag - ljhnpay (derived)
Record TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0270753.783.0
Imputed155311.017.0
Var Inapplicable-8178335.4Missing
Valid cases3260Missing cases1783
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for LJHNPAY 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 TypeLJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text LEG3
Valid cases5043Missing 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 TypeLJOBHIST
Valid cases5043Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ljhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeLJOBHIST
Valid cases2643Missing cases2400
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable LJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ljhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeLJOBHIST
Valid cases2698Missing cases2345
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ljhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeLJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
532.03261.08111999
Valid cases3129Missing cases1914
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ljhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeLJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
469.76238.9211933
Valid cases2643Missing cases2400
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ljhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeLJOBHIST
Valid cases5043Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18