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nhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text NHID : Office Code
Valid cases4418Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


npnoperson number
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text NPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1193043.743.7
2137031.031.0
369715.815.8
43026.86.8
5751.71.7
628.6.6
710.2.2
86.1.1
Valid cases4418Missing 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


njspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text NJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1328974.474.4
280718.318.3
32034.64.6
4741.71.7
527.6.6
611.2.2
74.1.1
82.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases4418Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003
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


njhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text NJ9,NJ13,NJ15,NJ20 : 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 emplye183919.019.1
Empl self/diff emply2207246.947.1
Unemp/job seeking34339.89.8
Retd from pd emplymt431.7.7
On maternity leave540.9.9
Looking after family61794.14.1
F-t education750611.511.5
Lng trm sick/disabld8801.81.8
On govt trng scheme929.7.7
Something else101894.34.3
Not answered-120.5Missing
Valid cases4398Missing cases20
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003
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


njhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text NJ10D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases1764Missing cases2654
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


njhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text NJ10M,NJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13147.18.0
February22425.56.2
March32605.96.6
April42736.27.0
May52836.47.2
June63147.18.0
July73117.07.9
August84169.410.6
September979818.120.4
October103147.18.0
November112305.25.9
December121573.64.0
Don't know-150611.5Missing
Valid cases3912Missing cases506
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003
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


njhbgy4year labour force spell began
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text NJ10Y,NJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2000.255.4419502005
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1436298.7100.0
Don't know-1561.3Missing
Valid cases4362Missing cases56
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003
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


njhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (78)
Question Number and Text NJ14 : 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 cases2570Missing cases1848
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


njhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (78)
Question Number and Text NJ14 : 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 cases2811Missing cases1607
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


njhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (79)
Question Number and Text NJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1143032.469.5
Part time employee248010.923.3
Self-employed31483.37.2
Missing or wild-932.7Missing
Inapplicable-8232652.6Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases2058Missing cases2360
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND NJHSTAT = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 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


njhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (79)
Question Number and Text NJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes124.516.2
No21242.883.8
Missing or wild-932.7Missing
Inapplicable-8423895.9Missing
Valid cases148Missing cases4270
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND NJHSTAT = 2 AND NJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 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


njhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (79)
Question Number and Text NJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (J3) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1219849.876.3
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2771.72.7
Loc Gvt/twn hall32776.39.6
NHS/higher educ41804.16.2
Natlised indtry515.3.5
Non-profit orgs.6711.62.5
Armed forces716.4.6
Other8481.11.7
Missing or wild-92385.4Missing
Inapplicable-8129829.4Missing
Valid cases2882Missing cases1536
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND NJHSTAT = 2 AND NJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 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


njhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (79)
Question Number and Text NJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager13938.915.7
Foreman/superv22706.110.8
Not mngr/superv3184341.773.5
Missing or wild-92746.2Missing
Inapplicable-8163737.1Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases2506Missing cases1912
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND (NJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) AND NJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 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


njhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (80)
Question Number and Text NJ21 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace164114.576.6
Diff workplace21964.423.4
Missing or wild-922.5Missing
Inapplicable-8355980.6Missing
Valid cases837Missing cases3581
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND (NJHSTAT = 1) AND NJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 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


njhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (80)
Question Number and Text NJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases3096Missing cases1322
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


njhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (80)
Question Number and Text NJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211914.36.3
3 - 9248411.015.9
10 - 24351111.616.7
25 - 4944269.614.0
50 - 9953187.210.4
100 - 19963076.910.1
200 - 49973257.410.6
500 - 99981683.85.5
1000 or more92806.39.2
DK/under 251027.6.9
DK/25+1116.4.5
Missing or wild-92084.7Missing
Inapplicable-8111525.2Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Not answered-141.9Missing
Valid cases3053Missing cases1365
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND (NJHSTAT = 1 AND NJHPLDF = 2) OR NJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 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


njhpaylpay at 1.9.2003: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (80)
Question Number and Text NJ24 : Please think back to September 1st 2003 or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
6154.2913539.333340000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1250056.6100.0
Missing or wild-934.8Missing
Inapplicable-8148733.7Missing
Refused-21042.4Missing
Don't know-12936.6Missing
Valid cases2500Missing cases1918
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for NJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


njhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2003 prev. job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text NJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
15.7322.01-552
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00236653.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.0037.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00188442.6Missing
One-off payment-5.001.0Missing
Per hour-4.001302.9Missing
Valid cases2366Missing cases2052
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND NJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 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 NJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here NJHPYLW). 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


njhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2003 prev. job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text NJ26 : 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 deductions1141432.056.8
After deductions288520.035.6
No deductions31894.37.6
Missing or wild-934.8Missing
Inapplicable-8188442.6Missing
Don't know-112.3Missing
Valid cases2488Missing cases1930
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND NJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 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


njhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text NJ27 : 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 %
Promoted144910.215.5
Left for better job279117.927.3
Made redundant32325.38.0
Dismissed or sacked4481.11.7
Temporary job ended52405.48.3
Took retirement61002.33.5
Stopped health reas71042.43.6
Left to have baby8501.11.7
Children/home care9501.11.7
Care of other person107.2.2
Moved area11902.03.1
Started college/univ12952.23.3
Other reason1364014.522.1
Missing or wild-934.8Missing
Inapplicable-8148733.7Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases2896Missing cases1522
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003
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


njblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text NJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11894.330.0
Promot prospects2561.38.9
More responsibl33.1.5
Job security427.64.3
More interes job540.96.3
Specific type work6731.711.6
Be own boss719.43.0
Grter initiative89.21.4
Less commuting937.85.9
Less hours102.0.3
More flex hrs1132.75.1
To use skills1320.53.2
Less dmandng wrk147.21.1
Prefer this job159.21.4
New job better1619.43.0
Other96892.014.1
Missing or wild-9511.2Missing
Inapplicable-8373684.6Missing
Valid cases631Missing cases3787
Question RouteIF (NCJSBLY = 2 AND NJHSTPY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 2003 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where NJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


njhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2924Missing cases1494
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


njhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13467.88.0
February22174.95.0
March32836.46.5
April43016.86.9
May52766.26.4
June63016.86.9
July73337.57.7
August84199.59.7
September985919.419.8
October1048210.911.1
November113307.57.6
December121944.44.5
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Don't know-1751.7Missing
Valid cases4341Missing cases77
Question RouteUses NJSPNO NJHBGD NJHBGM NJHBGY4 on Record NJOBHIST. Uses NCJSBGD NCJSBGM NCJSBGY4 on Record NINDRESP.
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


njhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
2003101423.023.3
2004332475.276.2
200523.5.5
Missing or wild-93.1Missing
Don't know-1541.2Missing
Valid cases4361Missing cases57
Question RouteUses NJSPNO NJHBGD NJHBGM NJHBGY4 on Record NJOBHIST. Uses NCJSBGD NCJSBGM NCJSBGY4 on Record NINDRESP.
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


njha9lywhether job started after 1.9.2003
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 2003 or before1327974.274.4
After Sept 20032112825.525.6
Inapplicable-811.2Missing
Valid cases4407Missing cases11
Question RouteUses NJSPNO on Record NJOBHIST. Uses NJLYID on Record NINDRESP.
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


njhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large22064.77.3
Employers,small320.5.7
Managers,small41242.84.4
Professional Self-em59.2.3
Professional employe61122.54.0
Int. non-manual,work73608.112.8
Int. non-man,foreman8952.23.4
Junior non-manual974116.826.4
Personal service wrk102555.89.1
Foreman manual11661.52.3
Skilled manual wkrs122646.09.4
Semi-skilled manual132996.810.6
Unskilled manual wkr141363.14.8
Own account wkrs15841.93.0
Farmers - employers,161.0.0
Farmers - own accoun171.0.0
Agricultural workers1829.71.0
Members of armed for197.2.2
Missing-91212.7Missing
Not Applicable-8148833.7Missing
Valid cases2809Missing cases1609
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


njhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher13297.413.3
Service class,lower244010.017.7
Routine non-manual e345210.218.2
Personal service wor42936.611.8
Sml props w employee513.3.5
Sml props w/o employ6681.52.7
Farmers,Smallholders73.1.1
Foreman,Technicians81433.25.8
Skilled manual worke91814.17.3
Semi,unskilled manua1053112.021.4
Agricultural workers1126.61.0
Missing-91202.7Missing
Not Applicable-8181941.2Missing
Valid cases2479Missing cases1939
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


njhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ11212.74.3
technic271316.125.4
Skilled non-manual383118.829.6
Skilled manual447510.816.9
Partly skilled occ551911.718.5
Unskilled occ61433.25.1
Armed forces77.2.2
Missing or wild-91212.7Missing
Inapplicable-8148833.7Missing
Valid cases2809Missing cases1609
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


njhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2479Missing cases1939
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


njhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3417.261.3087.93
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00247956.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001202.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00181941.2Missing
Valid cases2479Missing cases1939
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


njhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34.4818.111.3497.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00247956.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001202.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00181941.2Missing
Valid cases2479Missing cases1939
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


njhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.3816.17082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.0.1
Amount Stated1.00247756.199.9
Missing or wild-9.001202.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00181941.2Missing
Valid cases2479Missing cases1939
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


njhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.0
Higher managerial20431.01.5
Higher prof tradn'l311022.33.6
Higher prof new emp32521.21.9
High prof trad s.emp339.2.3
High prof new s.emp341.0.0
Lower Prof trad emps413197.211.4
Lower Prof new emps4236.81.3
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4320.5.7
Lower Prof new s.emp443.1.1
Lower manag occupns502004.57.1
Hgher supervis occup6027.61.0
admin712505.78.9
serv722265.18.0
aux7334.81.2
Intermed engineering749.2.3
Emp,small (non-prof)8118.4.6
Emp,small (agricult)822.0.1
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91882.03.1
Own acct wkrs(agric)922.0.1
Lwr supervis occups100841.93.0
Lwr technical craft1111112.54.0
Lwr tech process op11216.4.6
Semi-routine sales1212615.99.3
Semi-routine service1222094.77.4
Semi-routine tech12324.5.9
Semi-routine op124691.62.5
Semi-routine agric12511.2.4
Semi-routine cleri126601.42.1
Semi-rtne childcare12724.5.9
serv1311292.94.6
Routine production132541.21.9
Routine technical1331403.25.0
Routine operative1341613.65.7
Routine agricultrl13515.3.5
Missing-921.5Missing
Inapplicable-8158735.9Missing
Valid cases2810Missing cases1608
Question RouteUses NJHSOC00 NJHSEMP NJHMNGR NJHSIZE NJHBOSS on Record NJOBHIST.
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


njhspwweeks in year to 1.9.2003: prev job spel
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
26.0317.38052.29
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001282.93.0
Amount Stated1.00419695.097.0
Missing or wild-9.00942.1Missing
Valid cases4324Missing cases94
Question RouteUses NJSPNO NJHBGD NJHBGM NJHBGY4 NJHSTAT NJHENDD NJHENDDM NJHENDY4 on Record NJOBHIST. Uses NJLYID on Record NINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 2003 - 31 August 2004. Used in calculation of annual measures of duration in states and annual incomes. it is not the total spell length. Neasure 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


njhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1355.262321.3416.65107253.95
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00291165.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.0020.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00148733.7Missing
Valid cases2911Missing cases1507
Question RouteUses NSEX NMLSTAT NJBPENM NSPJB NCJSBLY NAGE on Record NINDRESP. Uses NJHA9LY NJHPAYL NJHPYLW NJHPYLG NJHSPW NJHSTAT NJHBGD NJHBGM NJHBGY4 on Record NJOBHIST.
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 1.9.2003, 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 NJHGPAYI 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


njhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1058.101448.8816.6564950
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00291165.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.0020.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00148733.7Missing
Valid cases2911Missing cases1507
Question RouteUses NSEX NMLSTAT NJBPENM NSPJB NCJSBLY NAGE on Record NINDRESP. Uses NJHA9LY NJHPAYL NJHPYLW NJHPYLG NJHSPW NJHSTAT NJHBGD NJHBGM NJHBGY4 on Record NJOBHIST.
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 1.9.2003, 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 NJHGPAYI 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


njhgpayiimputation flag - njhgpay (derived)
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0249156.485.0
Imputed144010.015.0
Var Inapplicable-8148733.7Missing
Valid cases2931Missing cases1487
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for NJHGPAY 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


njhnpayiimputation flag - njhnpay (derived)
Record TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0249656.585.2
Imputed14359.814.8
Var Inapplicable-8148733.7Missing
Valid cases2931Missing cases1487
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for NJHNPAY 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 TypeNJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text NEG3
Valid cases4418Missing 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 TypeNJOBHIST
Valid cases4418Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


njhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeNJOBHIST
Valid cases2479Missing cases1939
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable NJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


njhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeNJOBHIST
Valid cases2570Missing cases1848
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


njhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeNJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
538.18259.500999
Valid cases2811Missing cases1607
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


njhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeNJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
474.73238.9611933
Valid cases2479Missing cases1939
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


njhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeNJOBHIST
Valid cases4418Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18