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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

Record Type MINDRESP

This Record contains individual data from full and proxy questionnaires. Data from the Household Composition Form is also copied to this record. Proxy and telephone respondents may be distinguished from main questionnaire respondents on the basis of the variable MIVFIO.

Proxy and telephone data is copied to equivalent full questionnaire variables. Where there is no equivalent variable, values are set to -7 (inapplicable). The variables MPRRS2I MPRIPN MPRWHY MPRFEHQ MPRSEHQ MPRFITB MPRJBFT MTELWHY etc correspond to questions which have no direct equivalent in the full questionnaire. They are inapplicable for full respondents.

Data from the job history are contained on record MJOBHIST, except for a number of derived variables. Similarly detailed data on payment receipts from questions F3a - F3f are contained on record MINCOME.

Derived and additional copied variables are those from MIVFIO to MREGION and from MHGR2R onwards. The variables MREGION MHHSIZE MHHTYPE MTENURE and MFIHHMN are copied from record MHHRESP. The variables MIVFIO MIODC and MHGR2R to MHOH are copied from record MINDALL.

The following variables have data for all missing cases imputed (note that proxy cases do not have imputed values except in the case of MPRFITB):

See the User Documentation for a full discussion of imputation. Imputation flag variables are listed below.

The results displayed in the following tables are obtained from unweighted data. A full discussion of the use of the weights contained on this Record Type appears in Volume A.