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bjulkjbWould like a regular paid job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text BE94 : Although you are not looking for paid work at the moment, would you like to have a regular paid job even if only for a few hours a week?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes18198.324.9
No2246525.075.1
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8616362.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases3284Missing cases6561
Question RouteIF ((BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 2) AND BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has not looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
NoteIncludes R who would like paid work, but unable to take up for health, disability, age or caring reasons.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjuspecLooking for /would like a particular job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text BE95 : Are you looking for (Would you like to have) a particular kind of job or any sort of job you could find?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Particular16316.445.2
Any sort or both27647.854.8
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8805381.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases1395Missing cases8450
Question RouteIF ((BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 2) AND (BJULK1 = 1 OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 1) OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 2 AND BJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjusocOccupation (SOC) of job sought
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text BE96 : What sort of job would that be? Could you give me if possible a job title and describe the sort of work you would be doing?
Valid cases630Missing cases9215
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteFor full coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjuhrsxExpected work hours: jobseeker
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text BE97 : About how many hours in a week do you think you would be able to work?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.9514.78090
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None013.11.0
Amount stated1130513.399.0
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8805481.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-176.8Missing
Valid cases1318Missing cases8527
Question RouteIF ((BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 2) AND (BJULK1 = 1 OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 1) OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 2 AND BJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
Time Use
NoteAfter Wave 1 the Question ordering for this and BJUPAYX were reversed. Caution should be exercised in comparing these variables from later waves with those at Wave 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjupayxExpected weekly net pay: jobseeker
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text BE98 : What weekly take-home pay would you expect to get (for that)?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
111.5998.77101500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1108711.0100.0
Missing or wild-925.3Missing
Inapplicable-8814382.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12042.1Missing
Valid cases1087Missing cases8758
Question RouteIF ((BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 2) AND (BJULK1 = 1 OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 1) OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 2 AND BJULKJB = 1) AND BJUHRSX GT 0)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job and has stated number of hours would be able to work per week
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
NoteSee note for BJUHRSX.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjupaylLowest net pay considered: jobseeker
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text BE99 : What is the lowest weekly take-home pay you would consider accepting for a job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
89.4168.023500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1119312.1100.0
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8805481.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12002.0Missing
Valid cases1193Missing cases8652
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 2) AND (BJULK1 = 1 OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 1) OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 2 AND BJULKJB = 1 AND BJUSPEC = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job and is looking for a particular kind of job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjuhrslExpected hours for lowest pay jobseeker
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text BE100 : About how many hours in a week would you expect to have to work for that pay?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.4413.44160
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1116611.8100.0
Missing or wild-912.1Missing
Inapplicable-8825583.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-126.3Missing
Valid cases1166Missing cases8679
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 2) AND (BJULK1 = 1 OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 1) OR (BJULK1 = 2 AND BJULK4 = 2 AND BJULKJB = 1 AND BJUSPEC = 1 AND BJUPAYL GT 0 )) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job and is looking for a particular kind of job and has stated lowest weekly take home pay would consider accepting for a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


beaageWhether working age
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text BL45 : Interviewer check respondent is:
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male 16-641392839.939.9
Female 16-592390139.639.6
Others3201620.520.5
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteImportant Interviewer Check determining route of interview.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbubCurrently signed on at UB Office
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text BE102 : Some people, although they have a job, are entitled to sign on, while others who are looking for work may not sign on.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14975.06.4
No2724273.693.6
Missing or wild-987.9Missing
Inapplicable-8201620.5Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases7739Missing cases2106
Question RouteIF (BEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Benefits Receipt
NoteIncludes seasonal workers, those on short time work or laid off through strikes.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbubyReason why signed on at UB Office
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text BE103 : Can I just check, was this (signing on at an Unemployment Benefit Office) to...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Claim unemploym11701.734.6
Claim income supp22802.856.9
Obtain NI contrib342.48.5
Missing or wild-990.9Missing
Inapplicable-8926194.1Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases492Missing cases9353
Question RouteIF (BEAAGE = 1-2 AND BJBUB = 1) Asked if R is of working age and currently signed on at an UB office last week
Index TermsEmployment: Benefits Receipt
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bj2hasHas a second paid job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text BE104 : Do you currently earn any money from (a second job) odd jobs or from work that you might do from time to time (apart from your main job)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes17607.78.0
No2868988.392.0
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases9449Missing cases396
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bj2socOccupation (SOC), second job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text BE105 : What is it that you do (and what does the firm or person you work for make or do)?
Valid cases752Missing cases9093
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
Social Classification
NoteFor complete coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bj2sempEmployee or self employed, second job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text BE106 : Are you an employee or self employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee14044.153.7
Self employed23493.546.3
Missing or wild-915.2Missing
Inapplicable-8869188.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases753Missing cases9092
Question RouteIF (BJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bj2hrsNo. of hours worked per month, 2nd job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text BE107 : How many hours do you usually work a month in your second/odd job(s), excluding meal breaks but including any overtime you might do?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
23.5423.54199
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated16796.9100.0
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8869188.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-180.8Missing
Valid cases679Missing cases9166
Question RouteIF (BJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Second Job
Time Use
NoteSee Note for BJ2PAY.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bj2payGross earnings from 2nd jobs last month
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text BE108 : Before tax and other deductions how much did you earn from your second and all other occasional jobs in the last calendar month?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
170.47583.7009999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
086.911.2
Amount stated16826.988.8
Inapplicable-8869188.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases768Missing cases9077
Question RouteIF (BJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Second Job
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here BJ2PAY), and the period in weeks which it covered (here BJ2HRS). 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. Includes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag (here BJ2PAYI) takes the missing value code of the original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable. 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


bjbhhaFamily commitments prevented job search
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE110A : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from looking for a job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16116.28.3
No2674668.591.7
Missing or wild-91451.5Missing
Inapplicable-8195719.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases7357Missing cases2488
Question RouteIF (BEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbhhbFamily commitments prevented taking job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE110B : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from accepting a full-time job that you were offered?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12302.33.1
No2712172.396.9
Missing or wild-91511.5Missing
Inapplicable-8195719.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases7351Missing cases2494
Question RouteIF (BEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbhhcFamily commitments prevented job change
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE110C : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from changing jobs?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12062.12.8
No2714272.597.2
Missing or wild-91541.6Missing
Inapplicable-8195719.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases7348Missing cases2497
Question RouteIF (BEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbhhdFamily commitments required job change
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE110D : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to change your job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes175.81.0
No2727473.999.0
Missing or wild-91531.6Missing
Inapplicable-8195719.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases7349Missing cases2496
Question RouteIF (BEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbhheFamily commitments required leaving job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE110E : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to leave paid employment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1961.01.3
No2725373.798.7
Missing or wild-91531.6Missing
Inapplicable-8195719.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases7349Missing cases2496
Question RouteIF (BEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbhhfFamily commitments led to less work hrs
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE110F : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to work fewer hours?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11591.62.2
No2718973.097.8
Missing or wild-91531.6Missing
Inapplicable-8195719.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases7348Missing cases2497
Question RouteIF (BEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


biveaEmployment section: respondent alone
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE111A : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Respondent alone1553856.3100.0
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8391839.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases5538Missing cases4307
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivebEmployment section: partner present
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE111B : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0142514.536.4
Partner present2249325.363.6
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8553856.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases3918Missing cases5927
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivecEmployment section: other adult present
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE111C : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0274527.970.1
Other adults pres3117311.929.9
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8553856.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases3918Missing cases5927
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivedEmployment section: child present
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text BE111D : Interviewer Check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0303230.877.4
Children present48869.022.6
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8553856.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases3918Missing cases5927
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bednewAny training/education since 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text BJ2 : (Other than any training schemes you've already told me about that were part of your present employment) Since September 1st last year, have you taken part in any education or training at all? Please include government training schemes, open university courses, correspondence courses and work experience schemes.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15876.06.6
No2832484.693.4
Inapplicable-85485.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases8911Missing cases934
Question RouteIF (BJBSTAT NE 7) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteTraining defined as at least potentially job- related. Therefore excludes education or training undertaken as pastime, hobby or solely for general interest. Includes any training from previous employers. At Wave One this block of questions was asked in the demographic section of the interview.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bednew1Job training: to develop general skills
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text BJ3A : Was any of this education or training to develop your skills generally?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14044.170.3
No21711.729.7
Missing or wild-912.1Missing
Inapplicable-8887290.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases575Missing cases9270
Question RouteIF (BJBSTAT NE 7 AND BEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1/9/91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for BEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bednew2Job training: to prepare for future job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text BJ3B : Was any of this education or training to prepare you for a job or jobs you might do in the future?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14194.373.0
No21551.627.0
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-8887290.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases574Missing cases9271
Question RouteIF (BJBSTAT NE 7 AND BEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1/9/91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for BEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bednew3Job training: to increase skills
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text BJ3C : Was any of this education or training to increase your skills in your current job, for example by learning new technology?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11711.730.0
No23994.170.0
Missing or wild-917.2Missing
Inapplicable-8887290.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases570Missing cases9275
Question RouteIF (BJBSTAT NE 7 AND BEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1/9/91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for BEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bednew4Job training: to improve skills
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text BJ3D : Was any of this education or training to improve your skills in your current job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11891.933.3
No23793.866.7
Missing or wild-919.2Missing
Inapplicable-8887290.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases568Missing cases9277
Question RouteIF (BJBSTAT NE 7 AND BEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1/9/91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for BEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bednewhJob training: hours per week spent
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text BJ4H : Since September 1st last year, how long have you spent on this training? Please tell me approximately how many hours per week you spent on training.
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
13.5513.71170
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated15575.7100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8889690.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases557Missing cases9288
Question RouteIF (BJBSTAT NE 7 AND BEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1/9/91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteRevised at Wave Two because question framing was not appropriate to many types of training. See note for BEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW2


bednewwJob training: No. of weeks spent
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text BJ4W : Since September 1st last year, how long have you spent on this training? Please tell me approximately how many weeks your course lasted in total.
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
19.6616.38160
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated15585.7100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8887290.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-124.2Missing
Valid cases558Missing cases9287
Question RouteIF (BJBSTAT NE 7 AND BEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1/9/91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteRevised at Wave Two because question framing was not appropriate to many types of training. See note for BEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW2


bnemstCurrent labour force status
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text BJ9 : Please look at this card (25) and tell me which best describes your current situation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unemployed35365.413.2
Retired4156715.938.6
Maternity leave53.0.1
Family care6106910.926.3
FT studt, school75485.613.5
LT sick, disabld82983.07.3
Gvt trng scheme926.3.6
Other1013.1.3
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-8538954.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases4060Missing cases5785
Question RouteIF (BJBSEMP NE 1 OR 2)
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


bcjsbgdDay current labour force status began
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text BJ10D : On what date did your present spell of being begin? Day
Valid cases3939Missing cases5906
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteDate on which R began employment status exclusively, rather than when they first began status (e.g. looking after home). See Usage Notes in Vol. A for more information on Employment Status variables within the survey. Length of spells are summarised in derived variable BJHSPW on Record BJOBHIST.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcjsbgmMonth current labour force status began
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text BJ10M : On what date did your present spell of being begin? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January16406.57.3
February24955.05.7
March35996.16.9
April47527.68.6
May55655.76.5
June67377.58.5
July77657.88.8
August87717.88.8
September9144914.716.6
October107157.38.2
November114915.05.6
December124504.65.2
Winter1349.5.6
Spring1471.7.8
Summer151141.21.3
Autumn1653.5.6
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-17397.5Missing
Valid cases8716Missing cases1129
Question RouteIF (BNEMST=3-10) Asked if R is not currently employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for BCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcjsbgyYear current labour force status began
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text BJ10Y : On what date did your present spell of being begin? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
84.649.732393
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1943995.9100.0
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-117.2Missing
Valid cases9439Missing cases406
Question RouteIF (BNEMST=3-10) Asked if R is not currently employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for BCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bcjsblyIC:current l.f. spell began after 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text BJ11 : Interviewer check: Is date at J8 or J10 September 1st 1991 or before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes on/before 1.9.911739975.278.2
No after 1.9.912206020.921.8
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases9459Missing cases386
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for BCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bnjbsNumber of periods of paid employment
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text BJ15 : WRITE IN NUMBER OF PERIODS OF PAID EMPLOYMENT (01 OR 02) RECORDED AT J12 ABOVE
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04824.923.4
1137313.966.7
21711.78.3
327.31.3
46.1.3
61.0.0
Inapplicable-8739975.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases2060Missing cases7785
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's present position/status started after 1.9.91
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteLength of spells are summarised in derived variable BHJSPW on Record BJOBHIST.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


bjbhadEver had paid employment
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (80)
Question Number and Text BJ34 : Have you ever had a paid job at all, apart from any casual or holiday work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11291.343.4
No21681.756.6
Missing or wild-91841.9Missing
Inapplicable-8897891.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases297Missing cases9548
Question RouteIF (BNEMST=3-10 AND BNJBS=0 AND BIVLYR=2) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.91 and was not interviewed last year
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


bjlendYear left last job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (80)
Question Number and Text BJ35 : When did you leave your last paid job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
82.6611.852992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated11261.3100.0
Missing or wild-91871.9Missing
Inapplicable-8914692.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases126Missing cases9719
Question RouteIF (BNEMST=3-10 AND BNJBS=0 AND BIVLYR=2 AND BJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.91 and was not interviewed last year and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjlsocOccupation (SOC) of last job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (80)
Question Number and Text BJ36 : What was your last job? Please tell me the exact job title and describe the work you did.
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee Appendix to Vol. A for coding frame. Used to construct derived occupational class variables BJLSEG, BJLGOLD etc. found later in this Record Type. Coded using CASOC.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjlsicIndustry (SIC) of last job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (80)
Question Number and Text BJ37 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do (at the place where you worked)?
Valid cases123Missing cases9722
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteFor full coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12


bjlsempEmployee or self employed, last job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text BJ38 : Were you working as an employee or were you self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee11151.292.0
Self-employed210.18.0
Missing or wild-91881.9Missing
Inapplicable-8914692.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases125Missing cases9720
Question RouteIF (BNEMST=3-10 AND BNJBS=0 AND BIVLYR=2 AND BJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.91 and was not interviewed last year and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18