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qpnoperson number
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1139943.243.2
2101031.231.2
351515.915.9
42367.37.3
5541.71.7
615.5.5
75.2.2
81.0.0
91.0.0
102.1.1
113.1.1
Valid cases3241Missing 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


qjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye11223.83.8
Empl self/diff emply2191859.259.2
Unemp/job seeking346214.314.3
Retd from pd emplymt425.8.8
On maternity leave5401.21.2
Looking after family61394.34.3
F-t education734710.710.7
Lng trm sick/disabld8441.41.4
On govt trng scheme917.5.5
Something else101273.93.9
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QJHSTAT on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJBSTAT on Record QINDRESP.
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


qjhbgdmonth employment spell began
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1987Missing cases1254
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhbgmmonth employment spell began
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12246.97.9
February21705.26.0
March31966.06.9
April42106.57.4
May52076.47.3
June62878.910.1
July72447.58.6
August83009.310.5
September943713.515.4
October102598.09.1
November111815.66.4
December121294.04.5
Missing or wild-92588.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-725.8Missing
Don't know-11143.5Missing
Valid cases2844Missing cases397
Question RouteUses Uses QJHENDM on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QCJSBGM on Record QINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhbgy4year employment spell began
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2003.834.7919572008
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1295291.1100.0
Missing or wild-92577.9Missing
Proxy and or phone-725.8Missing
Don't know-17.2Missing
Valid cases2952Missing cases289
Question RouteUses Uses QJHENDY4 on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QCJSBGY4 on Record QINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1687Missing cases1554
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


qjhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1884Missing cases1357
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


qjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1137442.472.5
Part time employee240812.621.5
Self-employed31133.56.0
Missing or wild-91183.6Missing
Inapplicable-8122837.9Missing
Valid cases1895Missing cases1346
Question RouteUses QJHSEMP on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJBSEMP on Record QINDRESP.
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


qjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes116.514.4
No2952.985.6
Missing or wild-91183.6Missing
Inapplicable-8301292.9Missing
Valid cases111Missing cases3130
Question RouteUses QJHBOSS on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJSBOSS on Record QINDRESP.
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


qjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1138642.877.7
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2391.22.2
Loc Gvt/twn hall31725.39.6
NHS/higher educ4993.15.5
Natlised indtry56.2.3
Non-profit orgs.6631.93.5
Armed forces710.3.6
Other89.3.5
Missing or wild-91183.6Missing
Inapplicable-8133941.3Missing
Valid cases1784Missing cases1457
Question RouteUses QJHSECT on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJBSECT on Record QINDRESP.
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


qjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager138111.821.4
Foreman/superv21785.510.0
Not mngr/superv3122537.868.7
Missing or wild-91183.6Missing
Inapplicable-8133941.3Missing
Valid cases1784Missing cases1457
Question RouteUses QJHMNGR on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJBMNGR on Record QINDRESP.
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


qjhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1895Missing cases1346
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


qjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 21642.03.6
3 - 923189.817.7
10 - 24333210.218.5
25 - 4942598.014.4
50 - 9951895.810.5
100 - 19961374.27.6
200 - 49972036.311.3
500 - 9998993.15.5
1000 or more91625.09.0
DK/under 251014.4.8
DK/25+1122.71.2
Missing or wild-91183.6Missing
Inapplicable-8132440.9Missing
Valid cases1799Missing cases1442
Question RouteUses QJHSIZE on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJBSEMP QJBSIZE QJSSIZE on Record QINDRESP.
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


qjhpaylpay at 1.9.2006: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
4041.879962.984110000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1165050.9100.0
Missing or wild-91183.6Missing
Inapplicable-8138042.6Missing
Refused-211.3Missing
Don't know-1822.5Missing
Valid cases1650Missing cases1591
Question RouteUses QJHPAYL on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJBSEMP QPAYUSL QPAYU QPAYGL QPAYNL on Record QINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for QJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2006 prev. job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.0616.210.6052
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00162750.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.001193.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00147345.4Missing
Per hour-4.0022.7Missing
Valid cases1627Missing cases1614
Question RouteUses QJHPYLW on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJBSEMP QPAYUSL QPAYU QPAYGL QPAYNL QPAYUW QPAYGW QPAYNW on Record QINDRESP.
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 QJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here QJHPYLW). 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


qjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2006 prev. job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions1129640.074.6
After deductions239512.222.7
No deductions3461.42.6
Missing or wild-91183.6Missing
Inapplicable-8138442.7Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases1737Missing cases1504
Question RouteUses QJHPYLG on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJBSEMP QPAYUSL QPAYGL on Record QINDRESP.
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


qjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted11835.69.0
Left for better job266320.532.4
Made redundant31785.58.7
Dismissed or sacked4481.52.3
Temporary job ended51725.38.4
Took retirement61073.35.2
Stopped health reas7772.43.8
Left to have baby829.91.4
Children/home care9401.22.0
Care of other person107.2.3
Moved area11551.72.7
Started college/univ12441.42.2
Other reason1344113.621.6
Missing or wild-915.5Missing
Inapplicable-8118236.5Missing
Valid cases2044Missing cases1197
Question RouteUses QJHSTPY on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QJHSTPY on Record QINDRESP
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


qjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11655.136.5
Promot prospects2321.07.1
More responsibl34.1.9
Job security418.64.0
More interes job530.96.6
Specific type work6421.39.3
Be own boss75.21.1
Grter initiative83.1.7
Less commuting917.53.8
Less hours105.21.1
More flex hrs1125.85.5
To use skills1312.42.7
Less dmandng wrk144.1.9
Prefer this job1510.32.2
New job better1610.32.2
Other96702.215.5
Missing or wild-9782.4Missing
Inapplicable-8271083.6Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases452Missing cases2789
Question RouteUses QJBLKY on Record QJOBHSTD.
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where QJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1246576.176.1
256717.517.5
31434.44.4
4431.31.3
514.4.4
65.2.2
72.1.1
81.0.0
91.0.0
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QJSPNO on Record QJOBHSTD.
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


qjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2397Missing cases844
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


qjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12327.27.2
February22086.46.5
March32427.57.6
April42156.66.7
May52367.37.4
June637511.611.7
July72929.09.1
August82888.99.0
September936311.211.3
October103189.89.9
November112206.86.9
December122126.56.6
Missing or wild-97.2Missing
Don't know-1331.0Missing
Valid cases3201Missing cases40
Question RouteUses QJHENDM on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QCJSEM on Record QINDRESP
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


qjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
200666020.420.4
2007255178.779.0
200818.6.6
Missing or wild-97.2Missing
Don't know-15.2Missing
Valid cases3229Missing cases12
Question RouteUses QJHENDY4 on Record QJOBHSTD. Uses QCJSEY4 on Record QINDRESP
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


qjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.2006
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 2006 or before1234572.475.7
After Sept 2006275123.224.3
Inapplicable-81454.5Missing
Valid cases3096Missing cases145
Question RouteUses QJSPNO on Record QJOBHISTD. Uses QJLYID on Record QINDRESP.
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


qjhlwaiwhether spell derived from last wave dat
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Derived from last wa1223869.169.1
No response last wav22277.07.0
New spell377623.923.9
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Question RouteUses QJSPNO on Record QJOBHISTD. Uses QIVLYR on Record QINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


qjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large21334.17.1
Employers,small39.3.5
Managers,small41093.45.8
Professional Self-em58.2.4
Professional employe6642.03.4
Int. non-manual,work73129.616.6
Int. non-man,foreman8531.62.8
Junior non-manual941612.822.2
Personal service wrk101815.69.6
Foreman manual11481.52.6
Skilled manual wkrs121936.010.3
Semi-skilled manual131956.010.4
Unskilled manual wkr14792.44.2
Own account wkrs15662.03.5
Farmers - own accoun171.0.1
Agricultural workers188.2.4
Members of armed for193.1.2
Missing-91354.2Missing
Not Applicable-8121737.6Missing
Refused-211.3Missing
Valid cases1878Missing cases1363
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


qjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher12357.313.9
Service class,lower238812.023.0
Routine non-manual e32327.213.8
Personal service wor41805.610.7
Sml props w employee56.2.4
Sml props w/o employ6531.63.1
Farmers,Smallholders71.0.1
Foreman,Technicians81053.26.2
Skilled manual worke91324.17.8
Semi,unskilled manua1034910.820.7
Agricultural workers116.2.4
Missing-91294.0Missing
Not Applicable-8141443.6Missing
Refused-211.3Missing
Valid cases1687Missing cases1554
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


qjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ1722.23.8
technic256917.630.3
Skilled non-manual346914.525.0
Skilled manual435210.918.7
Partly skilled occ532710.117.4
Unskilled occ6862.74.6
Armed forces73.1.2
Missing or wild-91354.2Missing
Inapplicable-8121737.6Missing
Refused-211.3Missing
Valid cases1878Missing cases1363
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


qjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
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


qjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
35.0117.431.3085.02
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00168752.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001294.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00141443.6Missing
Refused-2.0011.3Missing
Valid cases1687Missing cases1554
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


qjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
35.3418.141.3495.52
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00168752.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001294.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00141443.6Missing
Refused-2.0011.3Missing
Valid cases1687Missing cases1554
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


qjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
47.3515.531875
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00168552.0100.0
Missing or wild-9.001314.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00141443.6Missing
Refused-2.0011.3Missing
Valid cases1685Missing cases1556
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


qjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher managerial20772.44.1
Higher prof tradn'l31601.93.2
Higher prof new emp3224.71.3
High prof trad s.emp338.2.4
High prof new s.emp347.2.4
Lower Prof trad emps412256.912.0
Lower Prof new emps4221.61.1
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4314.4.7
Lower Prof new s.emp443.1.2
Lower manag occupns501665.18.8
Hgher supervis occup60391.22.1
admin711253.96.7
serv721294.06.9
aux73311.01.7
Intermed engineering746.2.3
Emp,small (non-prof)819.3.5
Emp,small (agricult)821.0.1
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91662.03.5
Own acct wkrs(agric)922.1.1
Lwr supervis occups100852.64.5
Lwr technical craft111722.23.8
Lwr tech process op1128.2.4
Semi-routine sales1211324.17.0
Semi-routine service1221253.96.7
Semi-routine tech12315.5.8
Semi-routine op124391.22.1
Semi-routine agric1253.1.2
Semi-routine cleri126321.01.7
Semi-rtne childcare12718.61.0
serv131822.54.4
Routine production132311.01.7
Routine technical1331053.25.6
Routine operative1341163.66.2
Routine agricultrl1352.1.1
Missing-91354.2Missing
Inapplicable-8121737.6Missing
Refused-211.3Missing
Valid cases1878Missing cases1363
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
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


qjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.2006: prev job spel
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
26.2516.33052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00531.61.7
Amount Stated1.00310995.998.3
Missing or wild-9.00792.4Missing
Valid cases3162Missing cases79
Question RouteUses QJHSOC00 QJHSEMP QJHMNGR QJHSIZE QJHBOSS on Record QJOBHSTD.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 2006 - 31 August 2007. 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


qjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1483.252549.750101322
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.006.2.3
Amount Stated1.00208464.399.7
Missing or wild-9.0019.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.00108933.6Missing
-7.00431.3Missing
Valid cases2090Missing cases1151
Question RouteUses QSEX QMLSTAT QJBPENM QSPJB QCJSBLY QAGE QPAYGTY on Record QINDRESP. Uses QJHA9LY QJHPAYL QJHPYLW QJHPYLG QJHSPW QJHSTAT QJHBGD QJHBGM QJHBGY4 on Record QJOBHSTD.
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 1.9.2006, 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 QJHGPAYI 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


qjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1157.022372.390101322
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.006.2.3
Amount Stated1.00206363.799.7
Missing or wild-9.0019.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.00108933.6Missing
-7.00642.0Missing
Valid cases2069Missing cases1172
Question RouteUses QSEX QMLSTAT QJBPENM QSPJB QCJSBLY QAGE QPAYNTY on Record QINDRESP. Uses QJHA9LY QJHPAYL QJHPYLW QJHPYLG QJHSPW QJHSTAT QJHBGD QJHBGM QJHBGY4 on Record QJOBHSTD.
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 1.9.2006, 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 QJHGPAYI 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


qjhgpayiimputation flag - qjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0175854.283.4
Imputed135110.816.6
Var Inapplicable-8108933.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7431.3Missing
Valid cases2109Missing cases1132
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for QJHGPAY 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


qjhnpayiimputation flag - qjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0175954.383.4
Imputed135010.816.6
Var Inapplicable-8108933.6Missing
Proxy and or phone-7431.3Missing
Valid cases2109Missing cases1132
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for QJHNPAY 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 TypeQJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text QEG3
Valid cases3241Missing 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 TypeQJOBHIST
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeQJOBHIST
Valid cases1878Missing cases1363
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable QJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeQJOBHIST
Valid cases1687Missing cases1554
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeQJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
522.64267.53111999
Valid cases1884Missing cases1357
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeQJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
492.74256.5710933
Valid cases1878Missing cases1363
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


qjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeQJOBHIST
Valid cases3241Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18