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bhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpnoperson number
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1598439.339.3
2442529.129.1
3252216.616.6
4152210.010.0
55433.63.6
61471.01.0
744.3.3
812.1.1
97.0.0
105.0.0
112.0.0
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG3
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteConsistent across waves.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeBINDSAMP
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


biviow1interview outcome wave 1
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11025667.471.2
Proxy23762.52.6
Refusal34422.93.1
Absent, no proxy416.1.1
Oth non-cont/no prox5122.8.8
Pres/no intv/no prox68.1.1
Child under 167316120.821.9
Other831.2.2
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-87615.0Missing
Valid cases14412Missing cases801
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2


biveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing11024167.371.1
New entrants210546.97.3
Not eligible this yr3296519.520.6
Check if eligible458.4.4
Deceased515.1.1
Wave 1 non-contact679.5.5
Missing or wild-940.3Missing
Inapplicable-87615.0Missing
Valid cases14412Missing cases801
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 2 non-contact010436.96.9
Orig member resident11261982.982.9
Orig member absent242.3.3
Orig member moved35283.53.5
Orig member deceased4101.7.7
New entrant -residen57504.94.9
New entrant - absent611.1.1
Orig membr -missed w7119.8.8
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent to AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bnelyrnew entrants - in hh last year?
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01441294.794.7
Yes140.3.3
No27615.05.0
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Household Changes
NoteApproximately equivalent to AHGJNLY. At later waves, equivalent information to that found in this variable is covered by wHHMEM.
Variable OccurrenceW2


bnewhyunlisted joiners
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member01444595.095.0
New baby11591.01.0
Marriage/cohab21811.21.2
From college/univers316.1.1
From institution43.0.0
Moved in with parent681.5.5
Shared accommodation7105.7.7
Other82221.51.5
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases15212Missing cases1
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01444695.095.0
January146.3.3
February244.3.3
March344.3.3
April443.3.3
May573.5.5
June647.3.3
July792.6.6
August865.4.4
September9118.8.8
October1078.5.5
November1150.3.3
December1254.4.4
Don't know-113.1Missing
Valid cases15200Missing cases13
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent to AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bneyrjnnew entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01444895.095.1
199191128.8.8
1992926194.14.1
Don't know-118.1Missing
Valid cases15195Missing cases18
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent to AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bleaverwhether left household?
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16304.14.4
No21353989.095.6
Don't know-110446.9Missing
Valid cases14169Missing cases1044
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Household Changes
Variable OccurrenceW2


blvwhyleavers
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01353989.095.8
Deceased1101.7.7
Separated/divorced268.4.5
To college/universit343.3.3
To institution416.1.1
Left for job59.1.1
Marriage/cohabitatio641.3.3
To set up own home749.3.3
Other82691.81.9
Don't know-110787.1Missing
Valid cases14135Missing cases1078
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


blvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG15M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01353989.097.0
January126.2.2
February224.2.2
March333.2.2
April424.2.2
May532.2.2
June630.2.2
July753.3.4
August839.3.3
September972.5.5
October1040.3.3
November1123.2.2
December1228.2.2
Don't know-112508.2Missing
Valid cases13963Missing cases1250
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


blvyrleavers - year left
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG15Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01353889.096.8
19919163.4.5
1992923782.52.7
Don't know-112348.1Missing
Valid cases13979Missing cases1234
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


blvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG16 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01353989.096.2
Outside GB127.2.2
In GB priv add known23182.12.3
In GB priv add unkno371.5.5
Institution419.1.1
Deceased5101.7.7
Other65.0.0
Don't know-111337.4Missing
Valid cases14080Missing cases1133
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Household Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG17 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1945962.262.2
Proxy interview23862.52.5
Refusal103752.52.5
Other non-intvw1138.2.2
Moved123782.52.5
Child under 1620289319.019.0
Refusal/non-int HH303192.12.1
Non-int/non-int HH3115.1.1
Moved/non-int HH3250.3.3
Child in non-int HH4052.3.3
Refusal/non-cont HH505083.33.3
Lang prob/NC HH518.1.1
Age, infirm/NC HH5223.2.2
Non-cont/NC HH533102.02.0
Out of scope/NC HH5456.4.4
Institutnsd/NC HH559.1.1
Untraced mover5614.1.1
Child ref/NC HH60106.7.7
Chd lang prob/NC HH618.1.1
Chd non-cont/NC HH6368.4.4
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6412.1.1
Chd untraced mover6625.2.2
Dead99101.7.7
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAn important variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxies have been merged with that from respondents. Proxies, however, have zero weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. Additional categories and minor recoding in comparison with Wave One. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG18 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too busy183.511.7
Elderly/sick243.36.1
Uninterested34683.166.2
Other4113.716.0
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81449395.3Missing
Valid cases707Missing cases14506
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivcoopextent of cooperation
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG20 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Cooperative1907959.796.1
Some persuasion need23092.03.3
Very reluctant361.4.6
Missing or wild-912.1Missing
Inapplicable-8575237.8Missing
Valid cases9449Missing cases5764
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2


biodcdocument check
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG21 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No Interview0537735.335.3
Ind and self comp1932761.361.3
Ind only (no self co2123.8.8
Proxy33862.52.5
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2


bivmvstfieldwork mover status code
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG22 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Deceased0101.7.7
Resident at last add11354089.089.0
Resid new local addr22071.41.4
Resid new nonloc add31661.11.1
Incomplete info411997.97.9
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2


bfinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate04312.82.8
Final record11478297.297.2
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAllows identification of the last h/hold where the sample member was expected to be found.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101135774.774.7
Interviews + proxies1111347.57.5
Interviews + refusal1210807.17.1
HH comp + qaire only136.0.0
Pxy at original addr157.0.0
Demolished/derelict408.1.1
Address not found502721.81.8
No HH member contact51109.7.7
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6082.5.5
Refusal to intviewer619646.36.3
Language problems6216.1.1
No intv.: Age/health6323.2.2
Moved prev wave add7039.3.3
Out scope-institut'n809.1.1
Moved out of scope8168.4.4
Whole HH deceased9039.3.3
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAll waves after Wave 1 use a consistent coding frame derived from the coversheet interviewer check. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bsampstsample membership status
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM11390291.494.0
W1 non-cont/enum2119.8.8
Birth - OSM31581.01.1
PSM: parent of OSM412.1.1
TSM55913.94.0
Not applicable-84312.8Missing
Valid cases14782Missing cases431
Question RouteUses BFINLOC BIVFIO PID on Record BINDSAMP. Uses MSTAT YOSM on Record XWLSTEN.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteO/P/TSM - Original/ Permanent/ Temporary Sample Member. See Section on Sampling in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non Mover11162576.478.6
Mover within GB214389.59.7
Died394.6.6
Out of scope483.5.6
New Entrant W278005.35.4
Unknown status87424.95.0
Not applicable-84312.8Missing
Valid cases14782Missing cases431
Question RouteUses BFINLOC BIVFIO PID BSAMPST BLVLOC on Record BINDSAMP. Uses BHHMOVE BIVFHO on Record BHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether sample members have moved since previous Wave. Not applicable for new entrants.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


blewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


blrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases15213Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
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 TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01444895.095.1
1991128.8.8
19926194.14.1
Don't know-118.1Missing
Valid cases15195Missing cases18
Question RouteUses BNEYRJN on Record BINDSAMP.
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview 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


blvyr4leavers - year left: 4 digit
Record TypeBINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01353889.096.8
199163.4.5
19923782.52.7
Don't know-112348.1Missing
Valid cases13979Missing cases1234
Question RouteUses BLVYR on Record BINDSAMP.
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeBINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
35.1691.170660.12
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0011467.5100.0
Missing-9.002921.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.001377590.5Missing
Valid cases1146Missing cases14067
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