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rpnoperson number
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1128743.743.7
294732.232.2
346315.715.7
41735.95.9
5592.02.0
611.4.4
74.1.1
81.0.0
Valid cases2945Missing 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


rjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye11505.15.1
Empl self/diff emply2175859.759.8
Unemp/job seeking335111.911.9
Retd from pd emplymt425.8.8
On maternity leave5341.21.2
Looking after family61143.93.9
F-t education733511.411.4
Lng trm sick/disabld8531.81.8
On govt trng scheme916.5.5
Something else101063.63.6
Missing or wild-93.1Missing
Valid cases2942Missing cases3
Question RouteUses RJHSTAT on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJBSTAT on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhbgdmonth employment spell began
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1832Missing cases1113
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


rjhbgmmonth employment spell began
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January11725.86.7
February21535.26.0
March31906.57.5
April41836.27.2
May51836.27.2
June62438.39.5
July72107.18.2
August82217.58.7
September943714.817.1
October102488.49.7
November111585.46.2
December121525.26.0
Missing or wild-92819.5Missing
Inapplicable-81.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-716.5Missing
Don't know-1973.3Missing
Valid cases2550Missing cases395
Question RouteUses Uses RJHENDM on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RCJSBGM on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhbgy4year employment spell began
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2004.734.9319632008
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1263589.5100.0
Missing or wild-92819.5Missing
Inapplicable-81.0Missing
Proxy and or phone-716.5Missing
Don't know-112.4Missing
Valid cases2635Missing cases310
Question RouteUses Uses RJHENDY4 on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RCJSBGY4 on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1564Missing cases1381
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


rjhsoc00occupation (soc2000): previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1770Missing cases1175
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


rjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1124042.169.9
Part time employee238813.221.9
Self-employed31465.08.2
Missing or wild-91133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8105835.9Missing
Valid cases1774Missing cases1171
Question RouteUses RJHSEMP on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJBSEMP on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes121.714.5
No21244.285.5
Missing or wild-91133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8268791.2Missing
Valid cases145Missing cases2800
Question RouteUses RJHBOSS on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJSBOSS on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1120140.873.7
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2351.22.1
Loc Gvt/twn hall31846.211.3
NHS/higher educ41174.07.2
Natlised indtry55.2.3
Non-profit orgs.6682.34.2
Armed forces75.2.3
Other814.5.9
Missing or wild-91133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8120340.8Missing
Valid cases1629Missing cases1316
Question RouteUses RJHSECT on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJBSECT on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager132210.919.8
Foreman/superv21725.810.6
Not mngr/superv3113538.569.7
Missing or wild-91133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8120340.8Missing
Valid cases1629Missing cases1316
Question RouteUses RJHMNGR on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJBMNGR on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhsic92industry (sic92): previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1774Missing cases1171
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


rjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 21582.03.5
3 - 9229510.017.9
10 - 2432939.917.8
25 - 4942478.415.0
50 - 9951685.710.2
100 - 19961595.49.7
200 - 49971745.910.6
500 - 9998822.85.0
1000 or more91424.88.6
DK/under 251014.5.9
DK/25+1115.5.9
Missing or wild-91133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8118540.2Missing
Valid cases1647Missing cases1298
Question RouteUses RJHSIZE on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJBSEMP RJBSIZE RJSSIZE on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhpaylpay at 1.9.2007: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
4290.379755.70198000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1150251.0100.0
Missing or wild-91133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8122541.6Missing
Refused-29.3Missing
Don't know-1963.3Missing
Valid cases1502Missing cases1443
Question RouteUses RJHPAYL on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJBSEMP RPAYUSL RPAYU RPAYGL RPAYNL on Record RINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for RJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.2007 prev. job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
9.4916.55152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00147750.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.001133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00133045.2Missing
Per hour-4.0025.8Missing
Valid cases1477Missing cases1468
Question RouteUses RJHPYLW on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJBSEMP RPAYUSL RPAYU RPAYGL RPAYNL RPAYUW RPAYGW RPAYNW on Record RINDRESP.
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 RJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here RJHPYLW). 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


rjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.2007 prev. job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions1118140.174.4
After deductions236312.322.9
No deductions3441.52.8
Missing or wild-91133.8Missing
Inapplicable-8124442.2Missing
Valid cases1588Missing cases1357
Question RouteUses RJHPYLG on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJBSEMP RPAYUSL RPAYGL on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted11675.78.7
Left for better job255518.828.9
Made redundant32197.411.4
Dismissed or sacked4501.72.6
Temporary job ended51475.07.7
Took retirement61093.75.7
Stopped health reas7842.94.4
Left to have baby8421.42.2
Children/home care9301.01.6
Care of other person1010.3.5
Moved area11521.82.7
Started college/univ12491.72.6
Other reason1340413.721.1
Missing or wild-918.6Missing
Inapplicable-8100934.3Missing
Valid cases1918Missing cases1027
Question RouteUses RJHSTPY on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RJHSTPY on Record RINDRESP
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


rjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11354.633.5
Promot prospects2341.28.4
More responsibl36.21.5
Job security422.75.5
More interes job522.75.5
Specific type work6421.410.4
Be own boss75.21.2
Grter initiative85.21.2
Less commuting919.64.7
Less hours102.1.5
More flex hrs1120.75.0
To use skills1312.43.0
Less dmandng wrk144.11.0
Prefer this job158.32.0
New job better168.32.0
Other96592.014.6
Missing or wild-9602.0Missing
Inapplicable-8248284.3Missing
Valid cases403Missing cases2542
Question RouteUses RJBLKY on Record RJOBHSTD.
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where RJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1228877.777.7
251617.517.5
3953.23.2
4331.11.1
59.3.3
64.1.1
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RJSPNO on Record RJOBHSTD.
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


rjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2137Missing cases808
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


rjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12046.97.0
February21836.26.3
March32157.37.4
April42177.47.5
May52247.67.7
June631210.610.7
July72608.88.9
August82729.29.4
September935412.012.2
October102528.68.7
November112207.57.6
December121946.66.7
Missing or wild-98.3Missing
Don't know-1301.0Missing
Valid cases2907Missing cases38
Question RouteUses RJHENDM on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RCJSEM on Record RINDRESP
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


rjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
20061.0.0
200758619.920.0
2008233579.379.7
20099.3.3
98981.0.0
Missing or wild-98.3Missing
Don't know-16.2Missing
Valid cases2931Missing cases14
Question RouteUses RJHENDY4 on Record RJOBHSTD. Uses RCJSEY4 on Record RINDRESP
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


rjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.2007
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 2007 or before1215773.277.1
After Sept 2007264121.822.9
Inapplicable-81475.0Missing
Valid cases2798Missing cases147
Question RouteUses RJSPNO on Record RJOBHISTD. Uses RJLYID on Record RINDRESP.
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


rjhlwaiwhether spell derived from last wave dat
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Derived from last wa1208470.870.8
No response last wav22046.96.9
New spell365722.322.3
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Question RouteUses RJSPNO on Record RJOBHISTD. Uses RIVLYR on Record RINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW16 W17 W18


rjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large21133.86.4
Employers,small318.61.0
Managers,small41174.06.6
Professional Self-em57.2.4
Professional employe6571.93.2
Int. non-manual,work734511.719.6
Int. non-man,foreman8471.62.7
Junior non-manual940913.923.2
Personal service wrk101675.79.5
Foreman manual11431.52.4
Skilled manual wkrs121294.47.3
Semi-skilled manual131615.59.1
Unskilled manual wkr14582.03.3
Own account wkrs15772.64.4
Farmers - own accoun173.1.2
Agricultural workers1812.4.7
Members of armed for191.0.1
Missing-91274.3Missing
Not Applicable-8105035.7Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Valid cases1764Missing cases1181
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
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


rjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher12247.614.3
Service class,lower239713.525.4
Routine non-manual e32026.912.9
Personal service wor41906.512.1
Sml props w employee512.4.8
Sml props w/o employ6652.24.2
Farmers,Smallholders78.3.5
Foreman,Technicians8842.95.4
Skilled manual worke9873.05.6
Semi,unskilled manua102909.818.5
Agricultural workers115.2.3
Missing-91284.3Missing
Not Applicable-8124942.4Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Valid cases1564Missing cases1381
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
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


rjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ1642.23.6
technic260720.634.4
Skilled non-manual345615.525.9
Skilled manual42649.015.0
Partly skilled occ530110.217.1
Unskilled occ6712.44.0
Armed forces71.0.1
Missing or wild-91274.3Missing
Inapplicable-8105035.7Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Valid cases1764Missing cases1181
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
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


rjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2945Missing 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


rjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
36.7017.641.3085.02
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00156453.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001284.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00124942.4Missing
Refused-2.004.1Missing
Valid cases1564Missing cases1381
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
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


rjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
36.9018.241.3495.52
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00156453.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001284.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00124942.4Missing
Refused-2.004.1Missing
Valid cases1564Missing cases1381
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
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


rjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
48.2515.491875
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00156353.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001294.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00124942.4Missing
Refused-2.004.1Missing
Valid cases1563Missing cases1382
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
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


rjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher managerial20682.33.9
Higher prof tradn'l31551.93.1
Higher prof new emp3226.91.5
High prof trad s.emp337.2.4
High prof new s.emp344.1.2
Lower Prof trad emps412388.113.5
Lower Prof new emps4221.71.2
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4321.71.2
Lower Prof new s.emp442.1.1
Lower manag occupns501665.69.4
Hgher supervis occup60301.01.7
admin711204.16.8
serv721023.55.8
aux7324.81.4
Intermed engineering746.2.3
Emp,small (non-prof)8116.5.9
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91862.94.9
Own acct wkrs(agric)929.3.5
Lwr supervis occups100742.54.2
Lwr technical craft111521.82.9
Lwr tech process op1129.3.5
Semi-routine sales1211555.38.8
Semi-routine service1221314.47.4
Semi-routine tech12312.4.7
Semi-routine op12422.71.2
Semi-routine agric1253.1.2
Semi-routine cleri126321.11.8
Semi-rtne childcare12726.91.5
serv131782.64.4
Routine production13217.61.0
Routine technical133622.13.5
Routine operative134873.04.9
Routine agricultrl1353.1.2
Missing-91274.3Missing
Inapplicable-8105035.7Missing
Refused-24.1Missing
Valid cases1764Missing cases1181
Question RouteDone by CASCOT.
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


rjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.2007: prev job spel
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
27.0916.29052.29
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00491.71.7
Amount Stated1.00280895.398.3
Missing or wild-9.00883.0Missing
Valid cases2857Missing cases88
Question RouteUses RJHSOC00 RJHSEMP RJHMNGR RJHSIZE RJHBOSS on Record RJOBHSTD.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 2007 - 31 August 2008. 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


rjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1450.491210.77010972.80
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.006.2.3
Amount Stated1.00195966.599.7
Missing or wild-9.0018.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.0092131.3Missing
-7.00411.4Missing
Valid cases1965Missing cases980
Question RouteUses RSEX RMLSTAT RJBPENM RSPJB RCJSBLY RAGE RPAYGTY on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJHA9LY RJHPAYL RJHPYLW RJHPYLG RJHSPW RJHSTAT RJHBGD RJHBGM RJHBGY4 on Record RJOBHSTD.
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 1.9.2007, 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 RJHGPAYI 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


rjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1121.57819.9007500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.006.2.3
Amount Stated1.00194165.999.7
Missing or wild-9.0022.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.0092131.3Missing
-7.00551.9Missing
Valid cases1947Missing cases998
Question RouteUses RSEX RMLSTAT RJBPENM RSPJB RCJSBLY RAGE RPAYNTY on Record RINDRESP. Uses RJHA9LY RJHPAYL RJHPYLW RJHPYLG RJHSPW RJHSTAT RJHBGD RJHBGM RJHBGY4 on Record RJOBHSTD.
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 1.9.2007, 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 RJHGPAYI 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


rjhgpayiimputation flag - rjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0163355.482.3
Imputed135011.917.7
Var Inapplicable-892131.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-7411.4Missing
Valid cases1983Missing cases962
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for RJHGPAY 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


rjhnpayiimputation flag - rjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0163455.582.4
Imputed134911.917.6
Var Inapplicable-892131.3Missing
Proxy and or phone-7411.4Missing
Valid cases1983Missing cases962
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for RJHNPAY 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 TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text REG3
Valid cases2945Missing 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 TypeRJOBHIST
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeRJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text REG3
Valid cases1764Missing cases1181
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable RJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeRJOBHIST
Valid cases1564Missing cases1381
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rjhsoc00_ccoccupation (soc2000): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeRJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
499.24263.03111999
Valid cases1770Missing cases1175
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeRJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
467.48247.1410933
Valid cases1764Missing cases1181
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


rjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeRJOBHIST
Valid cases2945Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18