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bhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bpnoperson number
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1123342.342.3
299934.234.2
342914.714.7
41715.95.9
5491.71.7
622.8.8
711.4.4
91.0.0
103.1.1
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text BJ12 : Can you look at this card (26) please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you were doing immediately before then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye148716.716.8
Empl self/diff emply2133945.946.2
Unemp/job seeking353418.318.4
Retd from pd emplymt422.8.8
On maternity leave527.9.9
Looking after family61424.94.9
F-t education72037.07.0
Lng trm sick/disabld820.7.7
On govt trng scheme9672.32.3
Something else10561.91.9
Missing or wild-920.7Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases2897Missing cases21
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text BJ13D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases985Missing cases1933
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text BJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12277.88.3
February21645.66.0
March32067.17.5
April42237.68.1
May52016.97.3
June62629.09.5
July72639.09.6
August82117.27.7
September943314.815.8
October102388.28.7
November111495.15.4
December121404.85.1
Winter135.2.2
Spring149.3.3
Summer1511.4.4
Autumn167.2.3
Missing or wild-920.7Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11485.1Missing
Valid cases2749Missing cases169
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhbgyyear labour force spell began
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text BJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
88.385.553893
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1288298.8100.0
Missing or wild-922.8Missing
Don't know-114.5Missing
Valid cases2882Missing cases36
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1206070.670.6
260320.720.7
31695.85.8
4551.91.9
519.7.7
69.3.3
72.1.1
81.0.0
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND BJHSTAT=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and was employed before then
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (76)
Question Number and Text BJ17 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE at J16). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A and the SOC coding frame in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text BJ19 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee187430.065.8
Part time employee231510.823.7
Self-employed31394.810.5
Missing or wild-9321.1Missing
Inapplicable-8155853.4Missing
Valid cases1328Missing cases1590
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND BJHSTAT=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and was employed but not by current employer or was self employed
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteThis is now a three category variable and thus not strictly comparable with Wave One.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text BJ20 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes124.817.5
No21133.982.5
Missing or wild-9341.2Missing
Inapplicable-8274794.1Missing
Valid cases137Missing cases2781
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND BJHSTAT=2 AND BJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and was self-employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text BJ21 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (27) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1139247.775.7
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2481.62.6
Loc Gvt/twn hall31886.410.2
NHS/higher educ41153.96.3
Natlised indtry519.71.0
Non-profit orgs.627.91.5
Armed forces716.5.9
Other8351.21.9
Missing or wild-91946.6Missing
Inapplicable-888430.3Missing
Valid cases1840Missing cases1078
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND BJHSTAT=2 AND BJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text BJ22 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager12358.114.1
Foreman/superv22348.014.1
Not mngr/superv3119240.871.8
Missing or wild-9471.6Missing
Inapplicable-8121041.5Missing
Valid cases1661Missing cases1257
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND (BJHSTAT=1 OR 2) AND BJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (78)
Question Number and Text BJ24 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace140313.882.8
Diff workplace2842.917.2
Missing or wild-923.8Missing
Inapplicable-8240882.5Missing
Valid cases487Missing cases2431
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND (BJHSTAT=1) AND BJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSame workplace means same geographical site.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


bjhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (78)
Question Number and Text BJ25 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases1992Missing cases926
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee SIC coding frame in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12


bjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (78)
Question Number and Text BJ26 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211685.88.5
3 - 9233811.617.1
10 - 24331010.615.7
25 - 4942107.210.6
50 - 9952147.310.8
100 - 19961886.49.5
200 - 49971705.88.6
500 - 9998953.34.8
1000 or more91424.97.2
DK/under 2510391.32.0
DK/25+111053.65.3
Missing or wild-91946.6Missing
Inapplicable-874425.5Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases1979Missing cases939
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND (BJHSTAT=1 AND BJHPLDF=2) OR BJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and workplace/job/or employer is different to that in previous spell
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhpaylpay at 1.9.91: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (78)
Question Number and Text BJ27 : Please think back to September 1st last year or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
4048.539004.653200000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1147350.5100.0
Missing or wild-9491.7Missing
Inapplicable-8107136.7Missing
Refused-2893.1Missing
Don't know-12368.1Missing
Valid cases1473Missing cases1445
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for BJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.91: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (79)
Question Number and Text BJ28OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
15.8424.260.2095
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00146050.0100.0
Missing or wild-9.00561.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00139647.8Missing
Period uncodeable-3.004.1Missing
Don't know-1.002.1Missing
Valid cases1460Missing cases1458
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND BJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here BJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here BJHPYLW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by the number of weeks). You should be aware that for a small number of cases the period of receipt is less than one week; in these cases, you may wish to take special action.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.91: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (79)
Question Number and Text BJ29 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there no deductions at all usually made from your pay?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions187830.160.4
After deductions243414.929.8
No deductions31424.99.8
Missing or wild-9622.1Missing
Inapplicable-8139647.8Missing
Don't know-16.2Missing
Valid cases1454Missing cases1464
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND BJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (79)
Question Number and Text BJ30 : Would you look at this card (28) please and tell me which of the statements on the card best describes why you stopped doing that job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted133011.318.5
Left for better job22879.816.1
Made redundant331310.717.6
Dismissed or sacked4331.11.9
Temporary job ended51976.811.1
Took retirement6672.33.8
Stopped health reas7541.93.0
Left to have baby8331.11.9
Children/home care9401.42.2
Care of other person102.1.1
Other reason1142614.623.9
Missing or wild-9652.2Missing
Inapplicable-8107136.7Missing
Valid cases1782Missing cases1136
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteRecords main reason. New categories (12) 'Moved away' and (13) 'Started college or university' coded from 'other' responses at Wave 5. From Wave 6 these categories were added to the showcard as (11) 'Moved away' and (12) 'Started college or university', 'Other' becomes (13).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (79)
Question Number and Text BJ31 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money1752.634.1
Promot prospects220.79.1
More responsibl33.11.4
Job security417.67.7
More interes job518.68.2
Specific type work623.810.5
Be own boss78.33.6
Grter initiative85.22.3
Less commuting93.11.4
Less hours105.22.3
More flex hrs113.11.4
Health reasons121.0.5
To use skills136.22.7
Less dmandng wrk141.0.5
Prefer this job157.23.2
New job better165.22.3
Other9620.79.1
Missing or wild-9592.0Missing
Inapplicable-8262690.0Missing
Refused-211.4Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases220Missing cases2698
Question RouteIF (BCJSBLY=2 AND BJHSTPY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1991 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where BJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1858Missing cases1060
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (day) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12317.97.9
February21645.65.6
March31946.66.7
April42398.28.2
May51866.46.4
June62338.08.0
July72528.68.6
August82087.17.1
September952017.817.8
October1031810.910.9
November111916.56.6
December121746.06.0
Winter131.0.0
Spring142.1.1
Summer151.0.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Valid cases2914Missing cases4
Question RouteUses BJSPNO BJHBGD BJHBGM BJHBGY on Record BJOBHIST. Uses BCJSBGD BCJSBGM BCJSBGY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (month) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhendyyear labour force spell ended
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19919172925.025.0
199292217274.474.6
19939312.4.4
Missing or wild-95.2Missing
Valid cases2913Missing cases5
Question RouteUses BJSPNO BJHBGD BJHBGM BJHBGY on Record BJOBHIST. Uses BCJSBGD BCJSBGM BCJSBGY on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (year) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


bjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.91
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 1991 or Before1206070.670.6
After Sept 1991285829.429.4
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Question RouteUses BJSPNO on Record BJOBHIST. Uses BJLYID on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteThis is a derived variable (in Wave One, it was result of an interviewer check).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large11.0.1
Managers,large21184.06.5
Employers,small320.71.1
Managers,small4782.74.3
Professional Self-em55.2.3
Professional employe6742.54.1
Int. non-manual,work72097.211.5
Int. non-man,foreman8983.45.4
Junior non-manual944415.224.4
Personal service wrk101495.18.2
Foreman manual11511.72.8
Skilled manual wkrs121796.19.9
Semi-skilled manual131876.410.3
Unskilled manual wkr14842.94.6
Own account wkrs15893.14.9
Farmers - employers,161.0.1
Farmers - own accoun171.0.1
Agricultural workers1820.71.1
Members of armed for198.3.4
Missing-9311.1Missing
Not Applicable-8107136.7Missing
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputes the Socio-Economic Group for jobs in annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard occupational classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher12107.211.6
Service class,lower234511.819.0
Routine non-manual e332511.117.9
Personal service wor41685.89.3
Sml props w employee518.61.0
Sml props w/o employ6862.94.7
Farmers,Smallholders73.1.2
Foreman,Technicians81133.96.2
Skilled manual worke91645.69.0
Semi,unskilled manua1036512.520.1
Agricultural workers1119.71.0
Missing-9311.1Missing
Not Applicable-8107136.7Missing
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputes the Goldthorpe social class classification for jobs in the annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard occupational classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A for details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ1792.74.4
technic242214.523.2
Skilled non-manual353818.429.6
Skilled manual435512.219.5
Partly skilled occ532311.117.8
Unskilled occ6913.15.0
Armed Forces78.3.4
Missing or wild-9311.1Missing
Inapplicable-8107136.7Missing
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputes Registrar General's Social Class for jobs in annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard occupational classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A for details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. Computed using CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork, and coding frame for ISCO in Appendix to Vol. A. International Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: ISCO 88. Geneva: International Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.5516.960.9290.32
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00181662.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.00311.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107136.7Missing
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork, Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34.0817.841.2292.19
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00181662.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.00311.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107136.7Missing
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.3915.57082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004.1.2
Amount Stated1.00181262.199.8
Missing or wild-9.00311.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107136.7Missing
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1974) The Social Grading of Occupations: A New Approach and Scale, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org102.1.1
Higher managerial2024.81.3
Higher prof tradn'l31772.64.2
Higher prof new emp3214.5.8
High prof trad s.emp335.2.3
Lower Prof trad emps411896.510.4
Lower Prof new emps4216.5.9
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4312.4.7
Lower Prof new s.emp446.2.3
Lower manag occupns501284.47.0
Hgher supervis occup60311.11.7
admin712177.411.9
serv721083.75.9
aux7326.91.4
Intermed engineering7411.4.6
Emp,small (non-prof)8119.71.0
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91923.25.1
Own acct wkrs(agric)922.1.1
Lwr supervis occups100742.54.1
Lwr technical craft111862.94.7
Lwr tech process op11211.4.6
Semi-routine sales1211324.57.3
Semi-routine service1221053.65.8
Semi-routine tech123291.01.6
Semi-routine op124441.52.4
Semi-routine agric12515.5.8
Semi-routine cleri12627.91.5
Semi-rtne childcare12710.3.6
serv131742.54.1
Routine production132421.42.3
Routine technical133822.84.5
Routine operative1341023.55.6
Routine agricultrl1354.1.2
Missing-9311.1Missing
Inapplicable-8107136.7Missing
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.92: prev job spell
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
23.9216.75052.29
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00933.23.2
Amount Stated1.00281096.396.8
Missing or wild-9.0015.5Missing
Valid cases2903Missing cases15
Question RouteUses BJSPNO BJHBGD BJHBGM BJHBGY BJHSTAT BJHENDD BJHENDDM BJHENDY on Record BJOBHIST. Uses BJLYID on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 1991 - 31 August 1992. Used in calculation of annual measures of duration in states and annual incomes. It is not the total spell length. Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
935.591501.560.1448000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00182662.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.0021.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107136.7Missing
Valid cases1826Missing cases1092
Question RouteUses BSEX BMLSTAT BJBPENM BSPJB BCJSBLY BAGE on Record BINDRESP. Uses BJHA9LY BJHPAYL BJHPYLW BJHPYLG BJHSPW BJHSTAT BJHBGD BJHBGM BJHBGY on Record BJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures gross monthly rate of wage, salary or self-employment income in the employment spell. Based on the payment at the start date or at 1.9.91, depending on which is available, converted from net to gross where necessary, in the light of information about sex, marital status, spouse's employment status and pension membership. Start date is used to determine appropriate tax and National Insurance regime. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable BJHGPAYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
728.20989.960.1429127.10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00182662.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.0021.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107136.7Missing
Valid cases1826Missing cases1092
Question RouteUses BSEX BMLSTAT BJBPENM BSPJB BCJSBLY BAGE on Record BINDRESP. Uses BJHA9LY BJHPAYL BJHPYLW BJHPYLG BJHSPW BJHSTAT BJHBGD BJHBGM BJHBGY on Record BJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures net monthly rate of wage, salary or self-employment income in the employment spell. Based on the payment at the start date or at 1.9.91, depending on which is available, converted from gross to net where necessary, in the light of information about sex, marital status, spouse's employment status and pension membership. Start date is used to determine the appropriate tax and National Insurance regime.Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable BJHGPAYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhgpayiimputation flag - bjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0148150.880.2
Imputed136612.519.8
Var Inapplicable-8107136.7Missing
Valid cases1847Missing cases1071
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for BJHGPAY and section on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhnpayiimputation flag - bjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0148150.880.2
Imputed136612.519.8
Var Inapplicable-8107136.7Missing
Valid cases1847Missing cases1071
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for BJHNPAY and section on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhbgy4year labour force spell began: 4 digit
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1988.385.5519381993
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1288298.8100.0
Missing or wild-922.8Missing
Don't know-114.5Missing
Valid cases2882Missing cases36
Question RouteUses BJHBGY on Record BJOBHIST.
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


bjhendy4year labour force spell ended: 4 digit
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199172925.025.0
1992217274.474.6
199312.4.4
Missing or wild-95.2Missing
Valid cases2913Missing cases5
Question RouteUses BJHENDY on Record BJOBHIST
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


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeBJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text BEG3
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeBJOBHIST
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeBJOBHIST
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable BJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeBJOBHIST
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeBJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
487.94239.5411933
Valid cases1816Missing cases1102
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


bjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeBJOBHIST
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18