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bevent44th mentioned important event of year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text BF34 : Would you please tell me anything that has happened to you (or your family) which has stood out as important? This might be things you've done, or things that have been of interest or concern. Just whatever comes to mind as important to you.
Valid cases9454Missing cases391
NoteSee coding frame and notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W9 W11 W14


bevent4sSubject of 4th mentioned event of year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (102)
Question Number and Text BF34 : Would you please tell me anything that has happened to you (or your family) which has stood out as important? This might be things you've done, or things that have been of interest or concern. Just whatever comes to mind as important to you.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0890290.494.2
Household/"we"144.4.5
Self22542.62.7
Partner329.3.3
Daughter(s)440.4.4
Son(s)529.3.3
Child(ren) nec613.1.1
Son/dtr-in-law72.0.0
Mother812.1.1
Father99.1.1
Parent(s) nec103.0.0
Parent(s)-in-law117.1.1
Sibling(s)1216.2.2
Sis/bro-in-law133.0.0
Grandparent(s)144.0.0
Grandchild(ren)1513.1.1
Othr family mem1626.3.3
Friend/colleague178.1.1
Other181.0.0
Pet1914.1.1
Not specified2025.3.3
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Proxy Respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases9454Missing cases391
Index TermsLife Events
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W9 W11 W14


bmrjendYear left most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1982.2511.8019231993
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated1340534.6100.0
Missing or wild-947.5Missing
Inapplicable-8580959.0Missing
Proxy respondent-71381.4Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases3405Missing cases6440
Question RouteUses wJLEND from wINDRESP and wJHENDY from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjsocOccupation (SOC) of most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9203Missing cases642
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjsicIndustry (SIC) of most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9176Missing cases669
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjsempEmployee or self emp., most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee1815582.888.5
Self-employed2106310.811.5
Missing or wild-943.4Missing
Proxy respondent-71381.4Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases9218Missing cases627
Question RouteUses wJBSEMP, wJLSEMP from wINDRESP, and wJHSEMP from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjbossHired employees, most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13523.633.2
No27097.266.8
Missing or wild-944.4Missing
Inapplicable-8815682.8Missing
Proxy respondent-71381.4Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases1061Missing cases8784
Question RouteUses wJSBOSS, wJLBOSS from wINDRESP, and wJHBOSS from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjmngrManagerial duties, most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager1116211.814.3
Foreman/supervisor2127513.015.7
Not mngr/supervisor3567657.770.0
Missing or wild-91231.2Missing
Inapplicable-8102510.4Missing
Proxy respondent-71381.4Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases8113Missing cases1732
Question RouteUses wJBMNGR, wJLMNGR from wINDRESP, and wJHMNGR from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjsizeNumber at workplace, most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 215535.66.7
3 - 92142014.417.1
10 - 243130013.215.7
25 - 4949699.811.7
50 - 9958358.510.1
100 - 19967727.89.3
200 - 49979119.311.0
500 - 99984644.75.6
1000 or more96867.08.3
DK but Under 251071.7.9
DK but 25+113103.13.7
Missing or wild-97878.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73213.3Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases8291Missing cases1554
Question RouteUses wJBSIZE, wJSSIZE, wJLSIZE from wINDRESP, and wJHSIZE from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjsegSocio economic group: most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large111.1.1
Managers,large26026.16.5
Employers,small31952.02.1
Managers,small44124.24.5
Professional Self-em576.8.8
Professional employe62862.93.1
Int. non-manual,work7101110.311.0
Int. non-man,foreman83974.04.3
Junior non-manual9195919.921.3
Personal service wrk106326.46.9
Foreman manual114054.14.4
Skilled manual wkrs129709.910.5
Semi-skilled manual13100110.210.9
Unskilled manual wkr145886.06.4
Own account wkrs155105.25.5
Farmers - employers,1628.3.3
Farmers - own accoun1717.2.2
Agricultural workers1887.9.9
Members of armed for1915.2.2
Missing-957.6Missing
Not Applicable-82.0Missing
Proxy respondent-71381.4Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases9202Missing cases643
Question RouteUses wJBSEG, wJLSEG from wINDRESP, and wJHSEG from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjgoldGoldthorpe Class: most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher1100410.210.9
Service class,lower2167917.118.2
Routine non-manual e3137113.914.9
Personal service wor48198.38.9
Sml props w employee51721.71.9
Sml props w/o employ64945.05.4
Farmers,Smallholders761.6.7
Foreman,Technicians86636.77.2
Skilled manual worke97968.18.7
Semi,unskilled manua10206621.022.5
Agricultural workers1177.8.8
Missing-957.6Missing
Not Applicable-82.0Missing
Proxy respondent-71381.4Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases9202Missing cases643
Question RouteUses wJBGOLD, wJLGOLD from wINDRESP, and wJHGOLD from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjrgscRG Social Class: most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ13633.73.9
technic2227023.124.7
Skilled non-manual3239124.326.0
Skilled manual4195019.821.2
Partly skilled occ5159216.217.3
Unskilled occ66216.36.7
Armed Forces715.2.2
Missing or wild-957.6Missing
Inapplicable-82.0Missing
Proxy respondent-71381.4Missing
Never had a job-34464.5Missing
Valid cases9202Missing cases643
Question RouteUses wJBRGSC, wJLRGSC from wINDRESP, and wJHRGSC from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjiscoInternational SOC: most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9648Missing cases197
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjcssmCambridge Scale M: most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.7717.420.5786.01
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00920293.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.0057.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.002.0Missing
Proxy respondent-7.001381.4Missing
Never had a job-3.004464.5Missing
Valid cases9202Missing cases643
Question RouteUses wJBCSSM, wJLCSSM from wINDRESP, and wJHCSSM from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjcssfCambridge Scale F: most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.3418.490.6098.85
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00920293.5100.0
Missing or wild-9.0057.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.002.0Missing
Proxy respondent-7.001381.4Missing
Never had a job-3.004464.5Missing
Valid cases9202Missing cases643
Question RouteUses wJBCSSF, wJLCSSF from wINDRESP, and wJHCSSF from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjhgsHope-Goldthorpe Scale: most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.7915.64082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0011.1.1
Amount stated1.00919193.499.9
Missing or wild-9.0057.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.002.0Missing
Proxy respondent-7.001381.4Missing
Never had a job-3.004464.5Missing
Valid cases9202Missing cases643
Question RouteUses wJBHGS, wJLHGS from wINDRESP, and wJHHGS from wJOBHIST, as defined by BJLID.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteMost recent job is current job, or last job reported at this or the preceding wave.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjsecSocio-Economic Class: most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org1020.2.2
Higher managerial201922.02.1
Higher prof tradn'l312642.72.9
Higher prof new emp321041.11.1
High prof trad s.emp3377.8.8
High prof new s.emp347.1.1
Lower Prof trad emps419249.410.0
Lower Prof new emps4258.6.6
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4371.7.8
Lower Prof new s.emp4425.3.3
Lower manag occupns505125.25.6
Hgher supervis occup603173.23.4
admin719389.510.2
serv723413.53.7
aux731261.31.4
Intermed engineering7440.4.4
Emp,small (non-prof)812432.52.6
Emp,small (agricult)8228.3.3
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)915595.76.1
Own acct wkrs(agric)9230.3.3
Lwr supervis occups1006056.16.6
Lwr technical craft1113233.33.5
Lwr tech process op112961.01.0
Semi-routine sales1215585.76.1
Semi-routine service1225295.45.7
Semi-routine tech1231721.71.9
Semi-routine op1242262.32.5
Semi-routine agric12542.4.5
Semi-routine cleri1261111.11.2
Semi-rtne childcare12744.4.5
serv1313043.13.3
Routine production1322642.72.9
Routine technical1334164.24.5
Routine operative1346096.26.6
Routine agricultrl13527.3.3
Missing-959.6Missing
-71381.4Missing
-34464.5Missing
Valid cases9202Missing cases643
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bdoiy4Date of interview: 4 digit year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1992959597.597.5
19932502.52.5
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BDOIY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bplnowy4Year moved to present address: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1989.237.2519261993
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated1145514.8100.0
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8837485.1Missing
Don't know-18.1Missing
Valid cases1455Missing cases8390
Question RouteUses BPLNOWY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Neighbourhood and Residence
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bedendy4Year left education inst.: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19001.0.7
199112.18.8
19921231.290.4
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8929694.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
-318.2Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases136Missing cases9709
Question RouteUses BEDENDY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


byr2uk4Year came to Britain: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1970.9112.8019381992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated158.6100.0
Missing or wild-929.3Missing
Inapplicable-8937095.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases58Missing cases9787
Question RouteUses BYR2UK on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsGeographic Location
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bledeny4Year 1st left f/t education: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1963.1018.9819081992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated1898991.3100.0
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-84334.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-129.3Missing
Valid cases8989Missing cases856
Question RouteUses BLEDENDY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W11 W12


bjbbgy4Year started current job: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1987.705.8119451993
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated1483249.1100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8461646.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases4832Missing cases5013
Question RouteUses BJBBGY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsprby4S/emp: date accounts began: 4 digit year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19881.0.4
198910.13.8
199078.829.3
19911751.865.8
19922.0.8
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8918593.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases266Missing cases9579
Question RouteUses BJSPRBY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsprey4S/emp: date accounts ended: 4 digit year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19891.0.4
199012.14.5
199179.829.5
19921761.865.7
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8918593.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases268Missing cases9577
Question RouteUses BJSPREY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjspyby4S/emp: year gross pay began: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19892.01.6
19905.14.0
19911031.083.1
199213.110.5
19931.0.8
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8932694.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Question RouteUses BJSPYBY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjspyey4S/emp: Year gross pay ended: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19901.0.8
19915.14.0
19921161.293.5
19932.01.6
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8932694.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Question RouteUses BJSPYEY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjsbgy4S/emp: year started present job: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1983.838.8019321993
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated17177.3100.0
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases717Missing cases9128
Question RouteUses BJSBGY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment: Self-Employment
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcjsbgy4Year labour force status began: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1984.649.7319231993
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated1943995.9100.0
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-117.2Missing
Valid cases9439Missing cases406
Question RouteUses BCJSBGY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjlend4Year left last job: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1982.6611.8519291992
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated11261.3100.0
Missing or wild-91871.9Missing
Inapplicable-8914692.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases126Missing cases9719
Question RouteUses BJLEND on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpenb4y4Year pre 1.7.88 pension started: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1983.934.9019521988
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated15345.4100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8886990.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-155.6Missing
Valid cases534Missing cases9311
Question RouteUses BPENB4YR on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpenyr4Year post 1.7.88 pension started: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19881011.011.4
19892182.224.5
19901962.022.1
19911911.921.5
19921811.820.4
19931.0.1
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8853986.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-124.2Missing
Valid cases888Missing cases8957
Question RouteUses BPENYR on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bneyrjn4New entrants - year joined HH: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident0934895.095.0
199181.8.8
19924074.14.1
Don't know-19.1Missing
Valid cases9836Missing cases9
Question RouteUses BNEYRJN on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bsppidCross-wave person identifier of spouse
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bfpidCross-wave person identifier of father
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmpidCross-wave person identifier of mother
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bdistmovDistance of residential move
Record TypeBINDRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
38.3194.620660.12
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1.007377.5100.0
Missing-9.0058.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.00905091.9Missing
Valid cases737Missing cases9108
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
NoteIf respondent has moved then this shows the distance in kilometres from previous residence.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bregion2Government Office Region
Record TypeBINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
North East14694.84.8
North West2122412.412.5
Humber39299.49.5
East Midlands47998.18.2
West Midlands58338.58.5
East of England67988.18.2
London7102210.410.5
South East8136513.914.0
South West99039.29.3
Wales105075.15.2
Scotland119139.39.4
Missing-983.8Missing
Valid cases9762Missing cases83
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteGovernment Office Region created in 1994 and finalised in 1998 when Herseyside was merged into the North West.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


biscedISCED levels
Record TypeBINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not defined0981.01.0
Primary1294930.031.2
low secondary23233.33.4
3c:low sec-voc3282328.729.8
3a:hisec-mivoc49539.710.1
5b:higher voc5154315.716.3
5a:first degree66366.56.7
6:higher degree71341.41.4
Proxy and or phone-73863.9Missing
Valid cases9459Missing cases386
Question RouteUses BIVFIO BAGE BSCEND BFENOW BFEEND BSCHOOL BFETYPE BSCTYPE BJBSTAT BQFX BQFXA BQFXB BQFXC BQFXD BQFXE BQFXF BQFXG BQFXH BQFXI BQFXJ BQFXK BQFXL BQFXM BQFXN BQFEDX BQFEDXA BNQFEXA BQFEDXB BNQFEXB BQFEDXC BNQFEXC BQFEDXD BQFEDXE BNQFEXE BQFEDXF BNQFEXF BQFEDXG BNQFEXG BQFEDXH BNQFEXH BQFEDXI BNQFEXI BQFEDXJ BNQFEXJ BQFEDXK BNQFEXK BEDENDY. Uses wISCED on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteEuropean equivalent to wQFEDHI/wQFACHI. See note in Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bcasminCASMIN levels
Record TypeBINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9981.00Missing
proxy-73863.92Missing
1a:none1287729.2230.73
1b:elementary23954.014.22
1c:basic voc38568.699.14
2b:middle gen4143714.6015.35
2a:middle voc55305.385.66
2c_gen:hi gen65515.605.89
2c_voc:hi voc74024.084.29
3a:low tert8154315.6716.48
3b:high tert97707.828.23
Total9845100.00
Valid cases9361Missing cases484
Question RouteUses BIVFIO BAGE BSCEND BFENOW BFEEND BSCHOOL BFETYPE BSCTYPE BJBSTAT BQFX BQFXA BQFXB BQFXC BQFXD BQFXE BQFXF BQFXG BQFXH BQFXI BQFXJ BQFXK BQFXL BQFXM BQFXN BQFEDX BQFEDXA BNQFEXA BQFEDXB BNQFEXB BQFEDXC BNQFEXC BQFEDXD BQFEDXE BNQFEXE BQFEDXF BNQFEXF BQFEDXG BNQFEXG BQFEDXH BNQFEXH BQFEDXI BNQFEXI BQFEDXJ BNQFEXJ BQFEDXK BNQFEXK BEDENDY. Uses wCASMIN on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteEuropean equivalent to wQFEDHI/wQFACHI. See note in Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbisconInternational SOC (num): present job
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases5803Missing cases4042
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable BJBISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjlisconInternational SOC (num): last job
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable BJLISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjiscnInternational SOC (num): most recent job
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases9648Missing cases197
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable BMRJISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbsoc_ccOccupation (SOC): current main job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases5803Missing cases4042
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjlsoc_ccOccupation (SOC) of last job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bj2soc_ccOccupation (SOC), second job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases752Missing cases9093
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjusoc_ccOccupation (SOC) of job sought - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases630Missing cases9215
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbsocly_ccOccupation (SOC): job on 1.9.2005 - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases5554Missing cases4291
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bspsoc_ccSpouse/partner's Occupation - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases3974Missing cases5871
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjsoc_ccOccupation (SOC) of most recent job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9580.59Missing
proxy-71381.40Missing
never had a job-34464.53Missing
Total9845100.00
Valid cases9203Missing cases642
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbiscon_ccInternational SOC (num): present job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
470.18246.2911933
Valid cases5803Missing cases4042
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjliscon_ccInternational SOC (num): last job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
561.58252.5211933
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjiscn_ccInternational SOC (num): most recent job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
479.36268.220933
Valid cases9648Missing cases197
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbisco_ccInternational SOC : present job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjlisco_ccInternational SOC : last job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmrjisco_ccInternational SOC: most recent job - condensed
Record TypeBINDRESP
Valid cases9845Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bplbornc_cccountry of birth: condensed UKHLS classification
Record TypeBINDRESP
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
missing or wild-9230.23Missing
inapplicable-8937595.23Missing
proxy-73863.92Missing
republic of ireland550.058.2
france610.011.64
germany760.069.84
italy810.011.64
poland1010.011.64
cyprus1110.011.64
australia1330.034.92
new zealand1430.034.92
canada1510.011.64
u.s.a1620.023.28
india1820.023.28
pakistan1920.023.28
bangladesh2010.011.64
kenya2220.023.28
ghana2310.011.64
south africa2650.058.2
jamaica2720.023.28
other country97220.2236.07
Total9845100.00
Valid cases61Missing cases9784
Index TermsEthnicity
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18