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qpnoperson number
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1372855.855.8
2258438.738.7
31872.82.8
41081.61.6
527.4.4
624.4.4
710.1.1
85.1.1
101.0.0
112.0.0
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 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


qscpnochild pno
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text QRV47
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


qscageage of child
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text QRV48
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
7.674.61016
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
don't know-110.01Missing
[Value >= 0]667599.99100.0
Total6676100.00
Valid cases6675Missing cases1
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 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


qscsexsex of child
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text QRV49
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
male1342951.3651.36
female2324748.6448.64
Total6676100.00
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 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


qscage4ic: child age over 4
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text QRV50 : INTERVIEWER CHECK: Is child aged 4 or over?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
yes1506575.8775.87
no2161124.1324.13
Total6676100.00
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 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


qsctyptype of education inst. child attends
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text QRV51 : What type of education institution does NAME attend at the moment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91131.69Missing
inapplicable-8161124.13Missing
don't know-120.03Missing
not at school yet11632.443.29
primary school2273741.0055.29
secondary/6th form3191828.7338.75
other41321.982.67
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4950Missing cases1726
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 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


qschbgyage child started primary school: years
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text QRV52Y : 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-93214.81Missing
inapplicable-8177426.57Missing
don't know-110.01Missing
[Value >= 0]458068.60100.0
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4580Missing cases2096
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP 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


qschbgmage child started primary school: months
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text QRV52M : 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-96039.03Missing
inapplicable-8177426.57Missing
refused-230.04Missing
don't know-1160.24Missing
[Value >= 0]428064.11100.0
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4280Missing cases2396
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP 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


qschstaschool currently at state or private
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text QRV53 : Is NAME's current school a state school or is it a private, fee paying school?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91151.72Missing
inapplicable-8177426.57Missing
don't know-110.01Missing
state school1459268.7895.95
private school21942.914.05
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4786Missing cases1890
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP 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


qschlngchild attend a designated language schoo
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (103)
Question Number and Text QRV54 : [Asked of those in WALES only]. Does NAME attend a designated Welsh language school, a bilingual school or an English language school?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-93064.58Missing
inapplicable-8556883.40Missing
don't know-130.04Missing
welsh language11171.7514.64
bilingual21572.3519.65
english language35257.8665.71
Total6676100.00
Valid cases799Missing cases5877
Question RouteIF (QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QREGION = 17 Asked if R had one or more children aged 4-16 that attend(s) an educational institution in Wales.
Index TermsChildren
Education: Recent Education and Training
Variable OccurrenceW12 W17


qschsathow satisfied r is with child's school
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text QRV55 : 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-91151.72Missing
inapplicable-8177426.57Missing
don't know-130.04Missing
very satisfied1266339.8955.66
satisfied2179926.9537.6
not very satisfied32714.065.66
not at all satisfied4510.761.07
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4784Missing cases1892
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP 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


qschhwhow often helps child with homework
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text QRV56 : How often do you help NAME with his/her homework? Do you help...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91151.72Missing
inapplicable-8177426.57Missing
almost every day1142621.3629.79
at least once/week2172825.8836.1
at least once/month34156.228.67
less than once/month42123.184.43
never or hardly ever575411.2915.75
n/a (no homework)62523.775.26
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4787Missing cases1889
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP 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


qscacvsimportant complete gcse/standard exams
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text QRV57 : 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-91151.72Missing
inapplicable-8177426.57Missing
don't know-110.01Missing
very important1415962.3086.9
important25127.6710.7
not very important3761.141.59
not at all important4390.580.81
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4786Missing cases1890
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP 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


qscachimportant complete a'level/highers
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text QRV58 : 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-91151.72Missing
inapplicable-8177426.57Missing
don't know-1110.16Missing
very important1298244.6762.44
important2124118.5925.98
not very important34616.919.65
not at all important4921.381.93
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4776Missing cases1900
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP 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


qscag11ic: child age 11 or over
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (104)
Question Number and Text QRV59 : INTERVIEWER CHECK: Is child aged 11 or over?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92193.28Missing
inapplicable-8161124.13Missing
yes1213732.0144.1
no2270940.5855.9
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4846Missing cases1830
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 1 AND QSCTYP 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


qsctutchild recieves additional tutition
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV60 : Does NAME receive any additional tutoring outside school for any of his/her school subjects?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
yes11412.116.8
no2193228.9493.2
Total6676100.00
Valid cases2073Missing cases4603
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 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


qsctutetutition received in english
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV61 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? English
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
not mentioned0202830.3897.83
english1450.672.17
Total6676100.00
Valid cases2073Missing cases4603
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 1 AND QSCTUT = 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


qsctutmtutition received in maths
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV61 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Maths
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
not mentioned0200630.0596.77
maths1671.003.23
Total6676100.00
Valid cases2073Missing cases4603
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 1 AND QSCTUT = 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


qsctutstutition received in sciences
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV61 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Science
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
not mentioned0205630.8099.18
science1170.250.82
Total6676100.00
Valid cases2073Missing cases4603
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 1 AND QSCTUT = 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


qsctutltutition received in languages
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV61 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Languages
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
not mentioned0206930.9999.81
languages140.060.19
Total6676100.00
Valid cases2073Missing cases4603
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 1 AND QSCTUT = 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


qsctuthtutition received in humanities
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV61 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Humanities
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
not mentioned0206930.9999.81
humanitities140.060.19
Total6676100.00
Valid cases2073Missing cases4603
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 1 AND QSCTUT = 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


qsctutotutition received in other
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV61 : Which subjects is this (tutoring) for? Other
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
not mentioned0201830.2397.35
other1550.822.65
Total6676100.00
Valid cases2073Missing cases4603
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 1 AND QSCTUT = 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


qsc2unir. would like child go to uni/college
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV62 : Would you personally like to see NAME going onto university or college when they finish/finished their schooling?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
don't know-110.01Missing
yes, definitely1172125.7883.06
no21241.865.98
don't mind/up to child32273.4010.96
Total6676100.00
Valid cases2072Missing cases4604
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 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


qsclunilikely child will go onto uni/college
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV63 : 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-92834.24Missing
inapplicable-8432064.71Missing
don't know-1761.14Missing
yes, definitley16519.7532.6
yes, probably269610.4334.85
maybe33995.9819.98
no42513.7612.57
Total6676100.00
Valid cases1997Missing cases4679
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 2 AND QSCTYP GT 1 AND QSCAG11 = 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


qscarghow often child quarrels with r
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (105)
Question Number and Text QRV64 : 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-91131.69Missing
inapplicable-8161124.13Missing
don't know-120.03Missing
most days1155123.2331.33
more than once/week2111716.7322.57
less than once/week389013.3317.98
hardly ever4139220.8528.12
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4950Missing cases1726
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 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


qsctalkhow often child talks to r
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text QRV65 : 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-91131.69Missing
inapplicable-8161124.13Missing
don't know-120.03Missing
most days1332149.7567.09
more than once/week286712.9917.52
less than once/week34506.749.09
hardly ever43124.676.3
Total6676100.00
Valid cases4950Missing cases1726
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 GE 1 AND QSCAGE4 = 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


qscprazhow often r praises child
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text QRV66 : Please look at this card(V9) and tell me how often you praise NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91261.89Missing
don't know-140.06Missing
never1240.360.37
seldom2931.391.42
sometimes3134520.1520.55
very often4508476.1577.67
Total6676100.00
Valid cases6546Missing cases130
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 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


qscsmakhow often r spanks or slaps child
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text QRV67 : And how often do you spank or slap NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91261.89Missing
don't know-130.04Missing
never1482072.2073.62
seldom2122518.3518.71
sometimes34356.526.64
very often4671.001.02
Total6676100.00
Valid cases6547Missing cases129
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 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


qsccudlhow often r cuddles child
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text QRV68 : How often do you cuddle or hug NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91261.89Missing
don't know-120.03Missing
never11382.072.11
seldom22613.913.99
sometimes3101115.1415.44
very often4513876.9678.47
Total6676100.00
Valid cases6548Missing cases128
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 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


qscyellhow often r yells at child
Record TypeQCHILD
QuestionnaireIndividual (106)
Question Number and Text QRV69 : And how often do you yell at NAME?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-91261.89Missing
don't know-130.04Missing
never188713.2913.55
seldom2141421.1821.6
sometimes3281242.1242.95
very often4143421.4821.9
Total6676100.00
Valid cases6547Missing cases129
Question RouteIF (QMEMORIG = 7 AND QHHCH16 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


qscpidchild's person identifier
Record TypeQCHILD
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeQCHILD
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeQCHILD
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


qhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeQCHILD
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Key Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17


qcheseqchild sequence number
Record TypeQCHILD
Valid cases6676Missing cases0
Index TermsChildren
Variable OccurrenceW12 W13 W17