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mhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text MHID : Office Code
Valid cases4803Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mpnoperson number
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text MPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1206142.942.9
2146630.530.5
374815.615.6
43767.87.8
51122.32.3
630.6.6
75.1.1
85.1.1
Valid cases4803Missing 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


mjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text MJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1358874.774.7
284817.717.7
32475.15.1
4701.51.5
523.5.5
612.2.2
77.1.1
85.1.1
93.1.1
Valid cases4803Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002
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


mjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text MJ9,MJ13,MJ15,MJ20 : 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 emplye191619.119.2
Empl self/diff emply2218045.445.8
Unemp/job seeking353211.111.2
Retd from pd emplymt430.6.6
On maternity leave532.7.7
Looking after family61883.93.9
F-t education754511.311.4
Lng trm sick/disabld8901.91.9
On govt trng scheme934.7.7
Something else102144.54.5
Not answered-142.9Missing
Valid cases4761Missing cases42
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002
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


mjhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text MJ10D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases2027Missing cases2776
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


mjhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text MJ10M,MJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13336.97.9
February22455.15.8
March32545.36.0
April43206.77.6
May52916.16.9
June64018.39.5
July73467.28.2
August84148.69.8
September985517.820.3
October103507.38.3
November112545.36.0
December121463.03.5
Don't know-159412.4Missing
Valid cases4209Missing cases594
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002
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


mjhbgy4year labour force spell began
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text MJ10Y,MJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1999.195.5119492004
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1473298.5100.0
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-1701.5Missing
Valid cases4732Missing cases71
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002
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


mjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text MJ14 : 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 cases2664Missing cases2139
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


mjhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text MJ14 : 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 cases2992Missing cases1811
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


mjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text MJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1158032.972.8
Part time employee24479.320.6
Self-employed31423.06.5
Missing or wild-9511.1Missing
Inapplicable-8258153.7Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases2169Missing cases2634
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND MJHSTAT = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 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


mjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text MJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes129.620.4
No21132.479.6
Missing or wild-9511.1Missing
Inapplicable-8461096.0Missing
Valid cases142Missing cases4661
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND MJHSTAT = 2 AND MJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 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


mjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text MJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (J3) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1233248.676.3
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt21052.23.4
Loc Gvt/twn hall32996.29.8
NHS/higher educ41543.25.0
Natlised indtry516.3.5
Non-profit orgs.6591.21.9
Armed forces721.4.7
Other8721.52.4
Missing or wild-93166.6Missing
Inapplicable-8142929.8Missing
Valid cases3058Missing cases1745
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND MJHSTAT = 2 AND MJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 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


mjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (85)
Question Number and Text MJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager14359.116.4
Foreman/superv23096.411.7
Not mngr/superv3190339.671.9
Missing or wild-93457.2Missing
Inapplicable-8180937.7Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases2647Missing cases2156
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND (MJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) AND MJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 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


mjhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text MJ21 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace171214.878.2
Diff workplace21984.121.8
Missing or wild-9461.0Missing
Inapplicable-8384580.1Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases910Missing cases3893
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND (MJHSTAT = 1) AND MJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 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


mjhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text MJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases3254Missing cases1549
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


mjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text MJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211823.85.7
3 - 924479.313.9
10 - 24352811.016.4
25 - 4944419.213.7
50 - 9953858.012.0
100 - 19963397.110.6
200 - 49973787.911.8
500 - 99981873.95.8
1000 or more92845.98.8
DK/under 251032.71.0
DK/25+1110.2.3
Missing or wild-92886.0Missing
Inapplicable-8126526.3Missing
Not answered-137.8Missing
Valid cases3213Missing cases1590
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND (MJHSTAT = 1 AND MJHPLDF = 2) OR MJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 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


mjhpaylpay at 1.9.2002: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text MJ24 : Please think back to September 1st 2002 or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
6520.0611975.060130000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.1
Amount Stated1265455.399.9
Missing or wild-9551.1Missing
Inapplicable-8166534.7Missing
Refused-21032.1Missing
Don't know-13246.7Missing
Valid cases2656Missing cases2147
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for MJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2002 prev. job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text MJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
16.9022.560.2052
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00253652.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.00651.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00209243.6Missing
Per hour-4.001092.3Missing
Period uncodeable-3.001.0Missing
Valid cases2536Missing cases2267
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND MJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 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 MJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here MJHPYLW). 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


mjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2002 prev. job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text MJ26 : 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 deductions1153732.058.0
After deductions291119.034.4
No deductions32044.27.7
Missing or wild-9551.1Missing
Inapplicable-8209243.6Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases2652Missing cases2151
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND MJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 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


mjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text MJ27 : 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 %
Promoted150610.516.4
Left for better job280916.826.2
Made redundant32976.29.6
Dismissed or sacked444.91.4
Temporary job ended52825.99.1
Took retirement61052.23.4
Stopped health reas71102.33.6
Left to have baby843.91.4
Children/home care9531.11.7
Care of other person107.1.2
Moved area11831.72.7
Started college/univ12861.82.8
Other reason1365813.721.3
Missing or wild-9551.1Missing
Inapplicable-8166534.7Missing
Valid cases3083Missing cases1720
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002
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


mjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text MJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money12064.332.2
Promot prospects2471.07.4
More responsibl33.1.5
Job security441.96.4
More interes job535.75.5
Specific type work6581.29.1
Be own boss711.21.7
Grter initiative819.43.0
Less commuting923.53.6
Less hours109.21.4
More flex hrs11471.07.4
To use skills1322.53.4
Less dmandng wrk147.11.1
Prefer this job1523.53.6
New job better1613.32.0
Other96751.611.7
Missing or wild-9801.7Missing
Inapplicable-8408385.0Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases639Missing cases4164
Question RouteIF (MCJSBLY = 2 AND MJHSTPY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2002 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where MJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases3314Missing cases1489
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


mjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13817.98.1
February22675.65.7
March33136.56.7
April43367.07.1
May52906.06.2
June63537.37.5
July73757.88.0
August83838.08.1
September993719.519.9
October1053111.111.3
November113367.07.1
December121994.14.2
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Don't know-1982.0Missing
Valid cases4701Missing cases102
Question RouteUses MJSPNO MJHBGD MJHBGM MJHBGY4 on Record MJOBHIST. Uses MCJSBGD MCJSBGM MCJSBGY4 on Record MINDRESP.
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


mjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
2002112123.323.7
2003358274.675.8
200425.5.5
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Don't know-1711.5Missing
Valid cases4728Missing cases75
Question RouteUses MJSPNO MJHBGD MJHBGM MJHBGY4 on Record MJOBHIST. Uses MCJSBGD MCJSBGM MCJSBGY4 on Record MINDRESP.
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


mjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.2002
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 2002 or before1358074.574.7
After Sept 20022121425.325.3
Inapplicable-89.2Missing
Valid cases4794Missing cases9
Question RouteUses MJSPNO on Record MJOBHIST. Uses MJLYID on Record MINDRESP.
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


mjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large12.0.1
Managers,large22324.87.8
Employers,small326.5.9
Managers,small41392.94.6
Professional Self-em512.2.4
Professional employe61192.54.0
Int. non-manual,work74088.513.6
Int. non-man,foreman8942.03.1
Junior non-manual973215.224.5
Personal service wrk102725.79.1
Foreman manual11821.72.7
Skilled manual wkrs123116.510.4
Semi-skilled manual133226.710.8
Unskilled manual wkr141392.94.6
Own account wkrs15711.52.4
Farmers - own accoun171.0.0
Agricultural workers1818.4.6
Members of armed for1912.2.4
Missing-91463.0Missing
Not Applicable-8166534.7Missing
Valid cases2992Missing cases1811
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


mjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher13407.113.2
Service class,lower24779.918.6
Routine non-manual e34419.217.2
Personal service wor42705.610.5
Sml props w employee517.4.7
Sml props w/o employ6591.22.3
Farmers,Smallholders77.1.3
Foreman,Technicians81733.66.7
Skilled manual worke91964.17.6
Semi,unskilled manua1057812.022.5
Agricultural workers1111.2.4
Missing-91463.0Missing
Not Applicable-8208843.5Missing
Valid cases2569Missing cases2234
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


mjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ11312.74.4
technic280216.726.8
Skilled non-manual382317.127.5
Skilled manual454211.318.1
Partly skilled occ553811.218.0
Unskilled occ61443.04.8
Armed forces712.2.4
Missing or wild-91463.0Missing
Inapplicable-8166534.7Missing
Valid cases2992Missing cases1811
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


mjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2569Missing cases2234
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


mjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.9217.320.6790.32
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00256953.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.001463.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00208843.5Missing
Valid cases2569Missing cases2234
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


mjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34.3418.090.6692.19
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00256953.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.001463.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00208843.5Missing
Valid cases2569Missing cases2234
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


mjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.7316.25082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001.0.0
Amount Stated1.00256853.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.001463.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00208843.5Missing
Valid cases2569Missing cases2234
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


mjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
31.0.0
Employers large org102.0.1
Higher managerial20581.21.9
Higher prof tradn'l311072.23.6
Higher prof new emp32611.32.0
High prof trad s.emp339.2.3
High prof new s.emp346.1.2
Lower Prof trad emps413347.011.2
Lower Prof new emps4227.6.9
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4316.3.5
Lower Prof new s.emp441.0.0
Lower manag occupns502485.28.3
Hgher supervis occup6027.6.9
admin712525.28.4
serv722385.08.0
aux73621.32.1
Intermed engineering7416.3.5
Emp,small (non-prof)8125.5.8
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91781.62.6
Own acct wkrs(agric)923.1.1
Lwr supervis occups100841.72.8
Lwr technical craft111911.93.0
Lwr tech process op11225.5.8
Semi-routine sales1212274.77.6
Semi-routine service1222274.77.6
Semi-routine tech12338.81.3
Semi-routine op124851.82.8
Semi-routine agric1254.1.1
Semi-routine cleri126711.52.4
Semi-rtne childcare12736.71.2
serv1311292.74.3
Routine production132581.21.9
Routine technical1331783.75.9
Routine operative1341613.45.4
Routine agricultrl1357.1.2
Missing-942.9Missing
Inapplicable-8176936.8Missing
Valid cases2992Missing cases1811
Question RouteUses MJHSOC00 MJHSEMP MJHMNGR MJHSIZE MJHBOSS on Record MJOBHIST.
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


mjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.2002: prev job spel
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.1817.12052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001673.53.6
Amount Stated1.00451794.096.4
Missing or wild-9.001192.5Missing
Valid cases4684Missing cases119
Question RouteUses MJSPNO MJHBGD MJHBGM MJHBGY4 MJHSTAT MJHENDD MJHENDDM MJHENDY4 on Record MJOBHIST. Uses MJLYID on Record MINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 2002 - 31 August 2003. 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


mjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1342.592090.870103920
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.0.1
Amount Stated1.00309464.499.9
Missing or wild-9.0042.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00166534.7Missing
Valid cases3096Missing cases1707
Question RouteUses MSEX MMLSTAT MJBPENM MSPJB MCJSBLY MAGE on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJHA9LY MJHPAYL MJHPYLW MJHPYLG MJHSPW MJHSTAT MJHBGD MJHBGM MJHBGY4 on Record MJOBHIST.
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 1.9.2002, 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 MJHGPAYI 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


mjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1054.851309.13062746
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.0.1
Amount Stated1.00309464.499.9
Missing or wild-9.0042.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00166534.7Missing
Valid cases3096Missing cases1707
Question RouteUses MSEX MMLSTAT MJBPENM MSPJB MCJSBLY MAGE on Record MINDRESP. Uses MJHA9LY MJHPAYL MJHPYLW MJHPYLG MJHSPW MJHSTAT MJHBGD MJHBGM MJHBGY4 on Record MJOBHIST.
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 1.9.2002, 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 MJHGPAYI 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


mjhgpayiimputation flag - mjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0264155.084.2
Imputed149710.315.8
Var Inapplicable-8166534.7Missing
Valid cases3138Missing cases1665
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for MJHGPAY 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


mjhnpayiimputation flag - mjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0264055.084.1
Imputed149810.415.9
Var Inapplicable-8166534.7Missing
Valid cases3138Missing cases1665
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for MJHNPAY 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 TypeMJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text MEG3
Valid cases4803Missing 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 TypeMJOBHIST
Valid cases4803Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeMJOBHIST
Valid cases2569Missing cases2234
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable MJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeMJOBHIST
Valid cases2664Missing cases2139
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeMJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
525.76260.600925
Valid cases2992Missing cases1811
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeMJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
472.41242.2511933
Valid cases2569Missing cases2234
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


mjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeMJOBHIST
Valid cases4803Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18