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mpnoperson number
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text MV
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
191855.755.7
270042.442.4
312.7.7
41.1.1
511.7.7
61.1.1
75.3.3
91.1.1
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mscpnochild pno
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text MV32
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mscageage of child
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text MV33
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
7.774.48015
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mscsexsex of child
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text MV34
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
male181149.1849.18
female283850.8250.82
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mscage4ic: child age over 4
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text MV35 : INTERVIEWER CHECK: Is child aged 4 or over?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
yes1128978.1778.17
no236021.8321.83
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


msctyptype of education inst. child attends
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text MV36 : What type of education institution does NAME attend at the moment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.18Missing
inapplicable-836021.83Missing
refused-220.12Missing
not at school yet1402.433.12
primary school275946.0359.11
secondary/6th form347528.8136.99
other4100.610.78
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1284Missing cases365
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged 4-16.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mschbgyage child started primary school: years
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text MV37Y : 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-9110.67Missing
inapplicable-840024.26Missing
don't know-110.06Missing
[Value >= 0]123775.02100.0
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1237Missing cases412
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1 AND MSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


mschbgmage child started primary school: months
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text MV37M : 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-9110.67Missing
inapplicable-840024.26Missing
don't know-1181.09Missing
[Value >= 0]122073.98100.0
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1220Missing cases429
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1 AND MSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


mschstaschool currently at state or private
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text MV38 : Is NAME's current school a state school or is it a private, fee paying school?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9110.67Missing
inapplicable-840024.26Missing
don't know-110.06Missing
state school1122774.4199.19
private school2100.610.81
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1237Missing cases412
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1 AND MSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


mschsathow satisfied r is with child's school
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text MV39 : 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-9110.67Missing
inapplicable-840024.26Missing
don't know-120.12Missing
very satisfied178947.8563.83
satisfied238323.2330.99
not very satisfied3533.214.29
not at all satisfied4110.670.89
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1236Missing cases413
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1 AND MSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


mschhwhow often helps child with homework
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text MV40 : How often do you help NAME with his/her homework? Do you help...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9110.67Missing
inapplicable-840024.26Missing
almost every day152932.0842.73
at least once/week229217.7123.59
at least once/month3764.616.14
less than once/month4442.673.55
never or hardly ever525915.7120.92
n/a (no homework)6382.303.07
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1238Missing cases411
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1 AND MSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


mscacvsimportant complete gcse/standard exams
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text MV41 : 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-9110.67Missing
inapplicable-840024.26Missing
don't know-140.24Missing
very important196358.4078.04
important222213.4617.99
not very important3311.882.51
not at all important4181.091.46
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1234Missing cases415
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1 AND MSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


mscachimportant complete a'level/highers
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text MV42 : 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-9110.67Missing
inapplicable-840024.26Missing
don't know-1191.15Missing
very important170242.5757.59
important235821.7129.37
not very important31247.5210.17
not at all important4352.122.87
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1219Missing cases430
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1 AND MSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


mscag11ic: child age 11 or over
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text MV43 : INTERVIEWER CHECK: Is child aged 11 or over?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-930.18Missing
inapplicable-840024.26Missing
yes152431.7842.05
no272243.7857.95
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1246Missing cases403
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1 AND MSCTYP GT 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution.
Index TermsChildren
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


msctutchild recieves additional tutition
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV44 : Does NAME receive any additional tutoring outside school for any of his/her school subjects?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
yes1231.394.43
no249630.0895.57
Total1649100.00
Valid cases519Missing cases1130
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


msctutetutition received in english
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV45 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? English
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
not mentioned050630.6997.5
english1130.792.5
Total1649100.00
Valid cases519Missing cases1130
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1 AND MSCTUT = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland 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


msctutmtutition received in maths
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV45 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Maths
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
not mentioned051030.9398.27
maths190.551.73
Total1649100.00
Valid cases519Missing cases1130
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1 AND MSCTUT = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland 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


msctutstutition received in sciences
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV45 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Science
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
not mentioned051731.3599.61
science120.120.39
Total1649100.00
Valid cases519Missing cases1130
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1 AND MSCTUT = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland 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


msctutltutition received in languages
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV45 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Languages
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
not mentioned051731.3599.61
languages120.120.39
Total1649100.00
Valid cases519Missing cases1130
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1 AND MSCTUT = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland 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


msctuthtutition received in humanities
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV45 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Humanities
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
not mentioned051731.3599.61
humanitities120.120.39
Total1649100.00
Valid cases519Missing cases1130
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1 AND MSCTUT = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland 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


msctutotutition received in other
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV45 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Other
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
not mentioned051631.2999.42
other130.180.58
Total1649100.00
Valid cases519Missing cases1130
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1 AND MSCTUT = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland 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


msc2unir. would like child go to uni/college
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV46A : Would you personally like to see NAME going onto university or college when they finish/finished their schooling?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
don't know-110.06Missing
yes, definitely141425.1179.92
no2362.186.95
don't mind/up to child3684.1213.13
Total1649100.00
Valid cases518Missing cases1131
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


msclunilikely child will go onto uni/college
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV46B : 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-980.49Missing
inapplicable-8112268.04Missing
don't know-130.18Missing
yes, definitley11529.2229.46
yes, probably21539.2829.65
maybe31096.6121.12
no41026.1919.77
Total1649100.00
Valid cases516Missing cases1133
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 2 AND MSCTYP GT 1 AND MSCAG11 = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and 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


mscarghow often child quarrels with r
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text MV47 : 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-990.55Missing
inapplicable-836021.83Missing
refused-220.12Missing
don't know-110.06Missing
most days135421.4727.72
more than once/week225715.5920.13
less than once/week324314.7419.03
hardly ever442325.6533.12
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1277Missing cases372
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged 4-16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


msctalkhow often child talks to r
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text MV48 : 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-990.55Missing
inapplicable-836021.83Missing
refused-220.12Missing
don't know-110.06Missing
most days183650.7065.47
more than once/week222313.5217.46
less than once/week31207.289.4
hardly ever4985.947.67
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1277Missing cases372
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1 AND MSCAGE4 = 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged 4-16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mscprazhow often r praises child
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text MV49 : Please look at this card(V9) and tell me how often you praise NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9100.61Missing
refused-220.12Missing
don't know-140.24Missing
never170.420.43
seldom2342.062.08
sometimes343626.4426.7
very often4115670.1070.79
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1633Missing cases16
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mscsmakhow often r spanks or slaps child
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text MV50 : And how often do you spank or slap NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9100.61Missing
refused-220.12Missing
don't know-130.18Missing
never199660.4060.95
seldom243826.5626.81
sometimes317010.3110.4
very often4301.821.84
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1634Missing cases15
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


msccudlhow often r cuddles child
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text MV51 : How often do you cuddle or hug NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9100.61Missing
refused-220.12Missing
don't know-120.12Missing
never1674.064.1
seldom2996.006.06
sometimes332219.5319.69
very often4114769.5670.15
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1635Missing cases14
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mscyellhow often r yells at child
Record TypeMCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text MV52 : And how often do you yell at NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9100.61Missing
refused-220.12Missing
don't know-120.12Missing
never122513.6413.76
seldom235721.6521.83
sometimes366040.0240.37
very often439323.8324.04
Total1649100.00
Valid cases1635Missing cases14
Question RouteIF (MMEMORIG = 7 AND MHHCH16 GE 1) Asked if R is from Northern Ireland sample and has one or more children aged under 16.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mscpidchild's person identifier
Record TypeMCHILD
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeMCHILD
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeMCHILD
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeMCHILD
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


mcheseqchild sequence number
Record TypeMCHILD
Valid cases1649Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17