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bjstimeS/emp: times of day usually work
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text BE69 : Which of the categories on this card (21) best describes the times of day you usually work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mornings only131.34.3
Afternoons only24.0.6
During the day34184.258.5
Evenings only412.11.7
At night59.11.3
Both lunch/eves610.11.4
Other times day78.11.1
Rotating shifts812.11.7
Varies/no pattern91561.621.8
Other1055.67.7
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases715Missing cases9130
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Self-Employment
Time Use
NoteNew category (11) coded from 'other' responses at Wave 5 and formalised into the question from Wave 6.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjstypeS/emp: nature of employment
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text BE70 : You said you are self-employed. Does this mean that you run your own business or professional practice or do you usually work for other people or organisations but on a self-employed basis?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Own busin/pract14194.358.7
Work for others22412.433.8
Both350.57.0
Other44.0.6
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases714Missing cases9131
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjsaccsS/emp: draws up profit/loss accounts
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text BE71 : Do you draw up profit or loss accounts?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15135.272.2
No21982.027.8
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases711Missing cases9134
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsprfS/emp: net profit in last yearly account
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text BE72 : How much net profit did you make, in the most recent 12 months, or the most recent period for which you have figures, from your share of the business or practice?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
11643.6114817.56099999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Nothing or loss062.618.7
Amount stated12702.781.3
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8894290.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-259.6Missing
Don't know-11221.2Missing
Valid cases332Missing cases9513
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and draws up profit or loss accounts
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
NoteIncludes amounts put back into business.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsprbmS/emp: date accounts began: month
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE73BM : What are the dates of the period to which these figures relate? Month began
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January118.26.7
February212.14.5
March39.13.4
April483.831.0
May525.39.3
June619.27.1
July719.27.1
August813.14.9
September932.311.9
October1020.27.5
November1112.14.5
December126.12.2
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8918593.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases268Missing cases9577
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 1 AND BJSPRF GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and draws up profit or loss accounts and has indicated net profit in last yearly account
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsprbyS/emp: date accounts began: year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE73BY : What are the dates of the period to which these figures relate? Year began
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1988881.0.4
19898910.13.8
19909078.829.3
1991911751.865.8
1992922.0.8
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8918593.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases266Missing cases9579
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 1 AND BJSPRF GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and draws up profit or loss accounts and has indicated net profit in last yearly account
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjspremS/emp: date accounts ended: month
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE73EM : What are the dates of the period to which these figures relate? Month ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January110.13.7
February29.13.4
March327.310.1
April481.830.3
May518.26.7
June619.27.1
July716.26.0
August811.14.1
September931.311.6
October1025.39.4
November118.13.0
December1212.14.5
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8918593.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases267Missing cases9578
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 1 AND BJSPRF GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and draws up profit or loss accounts and has indicated net profit in last yearly account
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjspreyS/emp: date accounts ended: year
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE73EY : What are the dates of the period to which these figures relate? Year ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1989891.0.4
19909012.14.5
19919179.829.5
1992921761.865.7
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8918593.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases268Missing cases9577
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 1 AND BJSPRF GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and draws up profit or loss accounts and has indicated net profit in last yearly account
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjspaylS/emp: last gross earnings
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE74 : How much did you earn (before tax) in the last 12 months or the most recent period for which you have figures?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
10168.069519.38348000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated11281.3100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8925494.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-212.1Missing
Don't know-160.6Missing
Valid cases128Missing cases9717
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and does not draw up profit or loss accounts
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjspybmS/emp: month gross pay accounts began
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE75BM : What are the dates of the period to which these figures relate? Month began
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13.02.4
February21.0.8
March38.16.5
April439.431.5
May56.14.8
June61.0.8
July75.14.0
August86.14.8
September932.325.8
October1018.214.5
November114.03.2
December121.0.8
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8932694.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 2 AND BJSPAYL GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and does not draw up profit or loss accounts and has indicated last gross earnings
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjspybyS/emp: year gross pay accounts began
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE75BY : What are the dates of the period to which these figures relate? Year began
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1989892.01.6
1990905.14.0
1991911031.083.1
19929213.110.5
1993931.0.8
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8932694.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 2 AND BJSPAYL GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and does not draw up profit or loss accounts and has indicated last gross earnings
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjspyemS/emp: month gross pay accounts ended
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE75EM : What are the dates of the period to which these figures relate? Month ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
February23.02.4
March315.212.1
April431.325.0
May52.01.6
June62.01.6
July71.0.8
August810.18.1
September932.325.8
October1025.320.2
November111.0.8
December122.01.6
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8932694.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 2 AND BJSPAYL GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and does not draw up profit or loss accounts and has indicated last gross earnings
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjspyeyS/emp: Year gross pay accounts ended
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (60)
Question Number and Text BE75EY : What are the dates of the period to which these figures relate? Year ended
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1990901.0.8
1991915.14.0
1992921161.293.5
1993932.01.6
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8932694.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases124Missing cases9721
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSACCS = 2 AND BJSPAYL GT 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and does not draw up profit or loss accounts and has indicated last gross earnings
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BPAYGW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjsplS/emp: work location
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text BE76 : Where do you mainly work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
At home11441.520.1
From own home21471.520.5
Sep business prems31891.926.4
From van or stall417.22.4
Client/custmrs prems51691.723.6
Some other place651.57.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases717Missing cases9128
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Workplace and Size of Firm
NoteWorking at home = does major part of work there. Working from home = uses home as base but travels out to do work.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsttwtS/emp: Minutes spent travelling to work
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text BE77 : About how much time does it usually take for you to get to work each day, door to door?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
29.32490630
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.3
Amount stated13743.899.7
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8903291.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-149.5Missing
Valid cases375Missing cases9470
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSPL = 3-6) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed not working at or from home
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Time Use
Transport
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsttwmS/emp: Main means of travel to work
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text BE78 : And what usually is your main means of travel to work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Brit Rail/train14.0.9
Underground/tube24.0.9
Bus or coach39.12.1
Moto cycle/moped41.0.2
Car or van53253.376.7
Car/van passenger620.24.7
Pedal cycle78.11.9
Walks all way841.49.7
Other912.12.8
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8903291.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases424Missing cases9421
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2 AND BJSPL = 3-6) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed not working at or from home
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Transport
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjssat1S/emp: job satisfaction: total pay
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE79A : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 1. The total pay, including any overtime or bonuses
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply040.45.7
Not satisf at all142.45.9
238.45.4
391.912.9
Not satis/dissatis455.67.8
51111.115.7
62142.230.3
Completely satis71151.216.3
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases706Missing cases9139
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjssat2S/emp: job satisfaction: job security
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE79B : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 2. Your job security
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply029.34.1
Not satis at all158.68.2
237.45.2
384.911.9
Not satis/dissatis488.912.5
51051.114.9
61621.623.0
Completely satis71421.420.1
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases705Missing cases9140
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjssat3S/emp: job satisfaction: initiative
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE79C : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 3. Being able to use your own initiative
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply05.1.7
Not satis at all16.1.8
26.1.8
34.0.6
Not satis/dissatis413.11.8
558.68.2
62122.229.9
Completely satis74054.157.1
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases709Missing cases9136
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjssat4S/emp: job satisfaction: work itself
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE79D : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 4. The actual work itself
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply02.0.3
Not satis at all18.11.1
29.11.3
327.33.8
Not satis/dissatis431.34.4
578.811.0
62742.838.6
Completely satis72802.839.5
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases709Missing cases9136
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjssat5S/emp: job satisfaction: hours worked
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE79E : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 5. The hours you work
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply03.0.4
Not satis at all123.23.2
225.33.5
387.912.3
Not satis/dissatis470.79.9
51221.217.2
62322.432.7
Completely satis71471.520.7
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases709Missing cases9136
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjssatS/emp: job satisfaction: overall
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE80 : All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your present job overall using the same 1 - 7 scale?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not satis at all114.12.0
216.22.3
349.56.9
Not satis/dissatis442.45.9
51131.116.0
62842.940.2
Completely satis71871.926.5
81.0.1
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases706Missing cases9139
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsbgdS/emp: day started present job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE81D : On what date did you start doing your present job, by that I mean the beginning of your current spell of doing the work you are doing now on a self-employed basis? Day
Valid cases248Missing cases9597
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment: Self-Employment
NoteRefers to self-employment as sole or main job; excludes working self-employed on the side while in other main job.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsbgmS/emp: month started present job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE81M : On what date did you start doing your present job, by that I mean the beginning of your current spell of doing the work you are doing now on a self-employed basis? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January153.58.3
February234.35.3
March345.57.0
April472.711.2
May550.57.8
June654.58.4
July754.58.4
August853.58.3
September981.812.6
October1045.57.0
November1142.46.6
December1228.34.4
Winter134.0.6
Spring149.11.4
Summer1513.12.0
Autumn164.0.6
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-177.8Missing
Valid cases641Missing cases9204
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjsbgyS/emp: year started present job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (62)
Question Number and Text BE81Y : On what date did you start doing your present job, by that I mean the beginning of your current spell of doing the work you are doing now on a self-employed basis? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
83.838.803293
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated17177.3100.0
Inapplicable-8874188.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases717Missing cases9128
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjbedHad work related training since 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text BE82 : Since September 1st last year, have you taken part in any education or training schemes or courses, as part of your present employment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1173517.631.3
No2380938.768.7
Missing or wild-916.2Missing
Inapplicable-8389839.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases5544Missing cases4301
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) ) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteIn Wave One, only the employed were asked this. Thereafter, this was extended to all currently working. The scope of the question was widened to include education or training courses. The block of questions was moved from near the beginning, and has settled near the end, of the employment section. The Wave 1 questions were also asked in a slightly different order.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbed1Training: induction for current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text BE83A : Was any of this training (mentioned at BE82) Training to help you get started in your current job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12372.414.0
No2145014.786.0
Missing or wild-964.7Missing
Inapplicable-8770878.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases1687Missing cases8158
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee note for BJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbed2Training:increase skills for current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text BE83B : Was any of this training (mentioned at BE82) To increase your skills in your current job for example by learning new technology?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1120212.270.5
No25045.129.5
Missing or wild-945.5Missing
Inapplicable-8770878.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases1706Missing cases8139
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee note for BJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbed3Training: improve skills for current job
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text BE83C : Was any of this training (mentioned at BE82) To improve your skills in your current job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1133213.578.1
No23743.821.9
Missing or wild-945.5Missing
Inapplicable-8770878.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases1706Missing cases8139
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee note for BJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbed4Training: preparation for future jobs
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text BE83D : Was any of this training (mentioned at BE82) To prepare you for a job or jobs you might do in the future?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes18738.951.5
No28238.448.5
Missing or wild-955.6Missing
Inapplicable-8770878.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases1696Missing cases8149
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee note for BJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbed5Training: to develop skills generally
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text BE83E : Was any of this training (mentioned at BE82) To develop your skills generally?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1132413.477.7
No23813.922.3
Missing or wild-946.5Missing
Inapplicable-8770878.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases1705Missing cases8140
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee note for BJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


bjbedhTraining: hours/week spent since 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text BE84H : 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
18.9016.54196
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1166016.9100.0
Missing or wild-922.2Missing
Inapplicable-8776478.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-110.1Missing
Valid cases1660Missing cases8185
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for BJBED. Revised at Wave Two as question framing not appropriate to many types of training.
Variable OccurrenceW2


bjbedwTraining: weeks spent since 1.9.91
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text BE84W : 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
9.2714.27199
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1166917.0100.0
Missing or wild-926.3Missing
Inapplicable-8770878.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Don't know-156.6Missing
Valid cases1669Missing cases8176
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.91
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for BJBED. Revised at Wave Two as question framing not appropriate to many types of training.
Variable OccurrenceW2


brach12Responsible for dependent child under 12
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (64)
Question Number and Text BE85 : Interviewer Check (FRONT PAGE) Is respondent the Responsible Adult for any child/children aged 12 or under?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes17467.612.8
No2506351.487.2
Inapplicable-8403641.0Missing
Valid cases5809Missing cases4036
Question RouteALL
Index TermsChild Care
Children
Gender Roles
Relationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbchc1Childcare: 1st mention
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (64)
Question Number and Text BE86M1 : Which of the following (card 23) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
When chldrn at schl12082.128.3
Look after themselve226.33.5
I work from home338.45.2
Spouse or partner41751.823.8
Nanny/mother help512.11.6
Workplace nursry67.11.0
Day nursery734.34.6
Child minder850.56.8
A relative91311.317.8
Friend/neighbour1030.34.1
Other1123.23.1
Missing or wild-915.2Missing
Inapplicable-8909692.4Missing
Valid cases734Missing cases9111
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BRACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbchc2Childcare: 2nd mention
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (64)
Question Number and Text BE86M2 : Which of the following (card 23) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned04744.864.6
When chldrn at schl118.22.5
Look after themselve210.11.4
I work from home34.0.5
Spouse or partner459.68.0
Nanny/mothers help54.0.5
Workplace nursry63.0.4
Day nursery77.11.0
Child minder822.23.0
A relative984.911.4
Friend/neighbour1035.44.8
Other1114.11.9
Missing or wild-915.2Missing
Inapplicable-8909692.4Missing
Valid cases734Missing cases9111
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BRACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjbchc3Childcare: 3rd mention
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (64)
Question Number and Text BE86M3 : Which of the following (card 23) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned06776.992.2
When chldrn at schl14.0.5
Look after themselve21.0.1
I work from home31.0.1
Spouse or partner410.11.4
Workplace nursery61.0.1
Day nursery73.0.4
Child minder85.1.7
A relative916.22.2
Friend/neighbour1013.11.8
Other113.0.4
Missing or wild-915.2Missing
Inapplicable-8909692.4Missing
Valid cases734Missing cases9111
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BRACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxpchcfChildcare: free or paid for
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (64)
Question Number and Text BE88 : Is this childcare free of charge or does some or all of it have to be paid for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Child care free12392.458.0
Child care paid21731.842.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8942795.8Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases412Missing cases9433
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BRACH12 = 1 AND (BJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR BJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR BJBCHC3 = 5-11)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner
Index TermsChild Care
Note"Paid for" includes nursery care paid for by employer outside the workplace.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bxpchcChildcare: weekly cost
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (65)
Question Number and Text BE89 : About how much a week on average does the childcare cost?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34.7233.262230
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated11621.6100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8928594.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-16.1Missing
Valid cases162Missing cases9683
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BRACH12 = 1 AND (BJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR BJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR BJBCHC3 = 5-11) AND BXPCHCF = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner and some/all childcare had to be paid for
Index TermsChild Care
NoteIncludes amount paid altogether by R or employer.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhuxpchWho pays for childcare
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (65)
Question Number and Text BE90 : Which of the statements on this card (24) comes closest to how you pay for this childcare?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All from R wages191.954.2
Most from R wages22.01.2
Share costs w partnr358.634.5
Most by spouse/part44.02.4
All by spouse/partnr57.14.2
Other66.13.6
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8928594.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Valid cases168Missing cases9677
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BRACH12 = 1 AND (BJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR BJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR BJBCHC3 = 5-11) AND BXPCHCF = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner and some/all childcare had to be paid for
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhunursWho cares for ill children
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (65)
Question Number and Text BE91 : Who usually looks after your children when they are ill?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Respondent14184.268.8
Spouse/partner264.710.5
Mothers help/nanny312.12.0
Relative461.610.0
Friend/neighbour56.11.0
Other625.34.1
Varies722.23.6
Missing or wild-91401.4Missing
Inapplicable-8909792.4Missing
Valid cases608Missing cases9237
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 1 OR (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 1) AND BRACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjulk1Looked for work in last 7 days
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (65)
Question Number and Text BE92 : Have you looked for any kind of paid work in the last week, that is the 7 days ending yesterday?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14524.611.7
No2341434.788.3
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8558456.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73863.9Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases3866Missing cases5979
Question RouteIF (BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteIncludes registration at employment agency, approaching employers, checking ads, making inquiries.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjulk4Looked for work in last 4 weeks
Record TypeBINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (65)
Question Number and Text BE93 : Have you looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11451.54.1
No2340134.595.9
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8628963.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases3546Missing cases6299
Question RouteIF ((BJBHAS = 2 AND BJBOFF = 2) AND BJULK1 = 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 seven days
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteSee Note for BJULK1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18