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lhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Valid cases598Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


lpnoperson number
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
150584.484.4
28714.514.5
35.8.8
51.2.2
Valid cases598Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample.
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmarmmonth of marriage
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text LL4M,LL9M : In what month and year were you married? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
don't know-1284.68Missing
january1264.354.56
february2294.855.09
march3457.537.89
april4498.198.6
may5254.184.39
june66711.2011.75
july76110.2010.7
august87712.8813.51
september98213.7114.39
october10427.027.37
november11294.855.09
december12386.356.67
Total598100.00
Valid cases570Missing cases28
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LMLSTAT = 1-4) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has been married at least once
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmary4year of marriage
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text LL4M,LL9M : In what month and year were you married? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1969.3316.2419252000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
don't know-1172.84Missing
[Value >= 0]58197.16100.0
Total598100.00
Valid cases581Missing cases17
Question RouteUses LLMARY on Record LMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmcohcohabited before marriage
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text LL10 : As you know more people are living together before getting married. Did you and your husband/wife live together as a couple before getting married?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
don't know-140.67Missing
yes17813.0413.13
no251686.2986.87
Total598100.00
Valid cases594Missing cases4
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LMLSTAT = 1-4) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has been married at least once
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmcbmmonth began cohabiting before marriage
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text LL11M : What month and year did you start living together? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-852086.96Missing
don't know-1193.18Missing
january150.848.47
february240.676.78
march361.0010.17
april461.0010.17
may550.848.47
june671.1711.86
july730.505.08
august850.848.47
september971.1711.86
october1030.505.08
november1130.505.08
december1250.848.47
Total598100.00
Valid cases59Missing cases539
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LMLSTAT = 1-4 AND LLMCOH = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has been married at least once and lived as a couple before marriage
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmcby4year began cohabiting before marriage
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text LL11Y : What month and year did you start living together? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1986.888.3619532000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-852086.96Missing
don't know-191.51Missing
[Value >= 0]6911.54100.0
Total598100.00
Valid cases69Missing cases529
Question RouteUses LLMCBY on Record LMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmendwhether marriage ended
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text LL12 : Did that marriage end in divorce, widowhood, or something else?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
don't know-120.33Missing
widowed124540.9741.11
divorced225041.8141.95
other,separated310116.8916.95
Total598100.00
Valid cases596Missing cases2
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LMLSTAT = 1-4) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has been married at least once
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmwwmmonth widowed
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text LL13M : In what month and year were you widowed? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-835359.03Missing
don't know-181.34Missing
january1142.345.91
february2193.188.02
march3111.844.64
april4142.345.91
may5244.0110.13
june6233.859.7
july7183.017.59
august8142.345.91
september9305.0212.66
october10183.017.59
november11264.3510.97
december12264.3510.97
Total598100.00
Valid cases237Missing cases361
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LMLSTAT = 1-4 AND LLMEND = 1) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has been married at least once and marriage ended in widowhood
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmwwy4year widowed
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text LL13Y : In what month and year were you widowed? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1988.9910.9519472002
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-835359.03Missing
don't know-150.84Missing
[Value >= 0]24040.13100.0
Total598100.00
Valid cases240Missing cases358
Question RouteUses LLMWWY on Record LMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmdvmmonth divorced
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text LL15M : In what month and year did your divorce/annulment become final? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-834858.19Missing
don't know-1599.87Missing
january1193.189.95
february2111.845.76
march3101.675.24
april4172.848.9
may5122.016.28
june6284.6814.66
july791.514.71
august8172.848.9
september9244.0112.57
october10183.019.42
november11162.688.38
december12101.675.24
Total598100.00
Valid cases191Missing cases407
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LMLSTAT = 1-4 AND LLMEND = 2) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland sample and has been married at least once and marriage ended in divorce
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmdvy4year divorced
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text LL15Y : In what month and year did your divorce/annulment become final? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1989.2010.0119432003
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-834858.19Missing
don't know-1254.18Missing
[Value >= 0]22537.63100.0
Total598100.00
Valid cases225Missing cases373
Question RouteUses LLMDVY on Record LMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmspmmonth separated
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text LL16M : In what month and year did you stop living together? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-920.33Missing
inapplicable-823138.63Missing
don't know-18914.88Missing
january1335.5211.96
february2162.685.8
march3162.685.8
april4223.687.97
may5233.858.33
june6355.8512.68
july7203.347.25
august8244.018.7
september9223.687.97
october10274.529.78
november11264.359.42
december12122.014.35
Total598100.00
Valid cases276Missing cases322
Question RouteIF (LMEMORIG = 7 AND LMLSTAT = 1-4 AND LLMEND = 3) Asked if R is from the new Northern Ireland new sample and has been married at least once and marriage ended in something other than widowhood or divorce
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


llmspy4year separated
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text LL16Y : In what month and year did you stop living together? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1988.1310.4019422002
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-920.33Missing
inapplicable-823138.63Missing
don't know-1498.19Missing
[Value >= 0]31652.84100.0
Total598100.00
Valid cases316Missing cases282
Question RouteUses LLMSPY on Record LMARRIAG.
Index TermsMarital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


lmarnomarriage number
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases598Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Marital and Cohabitation History
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeLMARRIAG
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text LEG3
Valid cases598Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking VariablePIDP Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeLMARRIAG
Valid cases598Missing cases0