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chidhousehold identification number
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text CHID : 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


cpnoperson number
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text CPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1124842.842.8
2104035.635.6
342414.514.5
41444.94.9
5281.01.0
619.7.7
75.2.2
85.2.2
93.1.1
101.0.0
121.0.0
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


cjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text CJ12 : Can you look at this card please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you were doing immediately before then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye150017.117.1
Empl self/diff emply2137647.247.2
Unemp/job seeking349416.916.9
Retd from pd emplymt420.7.7
On maternity leave518.6.6
Looking after family61455.05.0
F-t education72317.97.9
Lng trm sick/disabld821.7.7
On govt trng scheme9592.02.0
Something else10541.91.9
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992
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


cjhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text CJ13D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases1116Missing cases1802
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


cjhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text CJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12217.68.0
February21595.45.8
March31585.45.7
April42338.08.5
May51966.77.1
June62679.29.7
July72629.09.5
August82438.38.8
September943614.915.8
October102709.39.8
November111605.55.8
December121354.64.9
Winter133.1.1
Spring142.1.1
Summer154.1.1
Autumn162.1.1
Missing or wild-93.1Missing
Don't know-11645.6Missing
Valid cases2751Missing cases167
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992
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


cjhbgyyear labour force spell began
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text CJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
89.335.434894
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1288598.9100.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Don't know-1291.0Missing
Valid cases2885Missing cases33
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


cjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text CJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1210272.072.0
256919.519.5
31635.65.6
4541.91.9
521.7.7
68.3.3
71.0.0
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992
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


cjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text CJ17 : 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 cases1863Missing cases1055
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


cjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text CJ19 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee191031.266.4
Part time employee232811.223.9
Self-employed31324.59.6
Missing or wild-96.2Missing
Inapplicable-8154252.8Missing
Valid cases1370Missing cases1548
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND CJHSTAT=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 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
NoteSince Wave Two this has been a three category variable and thus not strictly comparable with the Wave One equivalent.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text CJ20 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes112.49.5
No21143.990.5
Missing or wild-912.4Missing
Inapplicable-8278095.3Missing
Valid cases126Missing cases2792
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND CJHSTAT=2 AND CJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 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


cjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text CJ21 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (27) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1145950.077.0
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2572.03.0
Loc Gvt/twn hall31766.09.3
NHS/higher educ4913.14.8
Natlised indtry5281.01.5
Non-profit orgs.6341.21.8
Armed forces716.5.8
Other8351.21.8
Missing or wild-91715.9Missing
Inapplicable-885029.1Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1896Missing cases1022
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND CJHSTAT=2 AND CJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 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


cjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text CJ22 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager12398.213.9
Foreman/superv22217.612.8
Not mngr/superv3126343.373.3
Missing or wild-920.7Missing
Inapplicable-8117440.2Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1723Missing cases1195
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND (CJHSTAT=1 OR 2) AND CJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 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


cjhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text CJ24 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace139513.581.3
Diff workplace2913.118.7
Missing or wild-914.5Missing
Inapplicable-8241882.9Missing
Valid cases486Missing cases2432
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND (CJHSTAT=1) AND CJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 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


cjhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text CJ25 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases2039Missing cases879
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


cjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text CJ26 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211374.77.0
3 - 9231710.916.2
10 - 24332511.116.6
25 - 4942277.811.6
50 - 9952016.910.3
100 - 19961876.49.6
200 - 49971946.69.9
500 - 9998983.45.0
1000 or more91444.97.4
DK/under 2510311.11.6
DK/25+11923.24.7
Missing or wild-92378.1Missing
Inapplicable-872524.8Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases1953Missing cases965
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND (CJHSTAT=1 AND CJHPLDF=2) OR CJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 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


cjhpaylpay at 1.9.92: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text CJ27 : 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
3543.737837.200100000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.1
Amount Stated1145049.799.9
Missing or wild-9903.1Missing
Inapplicable-8104235.7Missing
Refused-2501.7Missing
Don't know-12859.8Missing
Valid cases1451Missing cases1467
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for CJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.92: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text CJ28OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
12.4120.210.2052
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00140648.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.00973.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00137747.2Missing
Period uncodeable-3.00381.3Missing
Valid cases1406Missing cases1512
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND CJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 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 CJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here CJHPYLW). 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


cjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.92: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text CJ29 : 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 deductions180927.756.3
After deductions245715.731.8
No deductions31725.912.0
Missing or wild-9973.3Missing
Inapplicable-8137747.2Missing
Don't know-16.2Missing
Valid cases1438Missing cases1480
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND CJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 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


cjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text CJ30 : 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 %
Promoted135012.019.1
Left for better job236212.419.7
Made redundant32799.615.2
Dismissed or sacked4481.62.6
Temporary job ended52368.112.9
Took retirement6742.54.0
Stopped health reas7692.43.8
Left to have baby8361.22.0
Children/home care9391.32.1
Care of other person104.1.2
Other reason1133911.618.5
Missing or wild-9401.4Missing
Inapplicable-8104235.7Missing
Valid cases1836Missing cases1082
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992
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


cjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text CJ31 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money1772.630.9
Promot prospects218.67.2
More responsibl35.22.0
Job security420.78.0
More interes job521.78.4
Specific type work68.33.2
Be own boss714.55.6
Grter initiative89.33.6
Less commuting98.33.2
Less hours107.22.8
More flex hrs114.11.6
To use skills1310.34.0
Less dmandng wrk141.0.4
Prefer this job1515.56.0
New job better167.22.8
Other9625.910.0
Missing or wild-9852.9Missing
Inapplicable-8257988.4Missing
Refused-25.2Missing
Valid cases249Missing cases2669
Question RouteIF (CCJSBLY=2 AND CJHSTPY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1992 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where CJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2555Missing cases363
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


cjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12207.57.6
February21806.26.2
March31886.46.5
April42006.96.9
May51916.56.6
June62338.08.0
July72207.57.6
August82177.47.5
September950417.317.4
October1039013.413.4
November112057.07.1
December121555.35.3
Winter131.0.0
Missing or wild-93.1Missing
Don't know-111.4Missing
Valid cases2904Missing cases14
Question RouteUses CJSPNO CJHBGD CJHBGM CJHBGY on Record CJOBHIST. Uses CCJSBGD CCJSBGM CCJSBGY on Record CINDRESP.
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


cjhendyyear labour force spell ended
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19929272524.824.9
199393216474.274.4
19949420.7.7
Missing or wild-95.2Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases2909Missing cases9
Question RouteUses CJSPNO CJHBGD CJHBGM CJHBGY on Record CJOBHIST. Uses CCJSBGD CCJSBGM CCJSBGY on Record CINDRESP.
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


cjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.92
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 1992 or before1210272.072.0
After Sept 1992281628.028.0
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Question RouteUses CJSPNO on Record CJOBHIST. Uses CJLYID on Record CINDRESP.
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


cjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large21394.87.5
Employers,small38.3.4
Managers,small4832.84.5
Professional Self-em513.4.7
Professional employe6602.13.2
Int. non-manual,work72418.313.0
Int. non-man,foreman8672.33.6
Junior non-manual942714.623.0
Personal service wrk101424.97.6
Foreman manual11572.03.1
Skilled manual wkrs122037.010.9
Semi-skilled manual132328.012.5
Unskilled manual wkr14873.04.7
Own account wkrs15842.94.5
Farmers - own accoun171.0.1
Agricultural workers1810.3.5
Members of armed for195.2.3
Missing-918.6Missing
Not Applicable-8104135.7Missing
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
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


cjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher12107.211.3
Service class,lower236012.319.4
Routine non-manual e331710.917.1
Personal service wor41766.09.5
Sml props w employee58.3.4
Sml props w/o employ6802.74.3
Farmers,Smallholders72.1.1
Foreman,Technicians81133.96.1
Skilled manual worke91555.38.3
Semi,unskilled manua1042914.723.1
Agricultural workers119.3.5
Missing-918.6Missing
Not Applicable-8104135.7Missing
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
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


cjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ1732.53.9
technic248116.525.9
Skilled non-manual349917.126.8
Skilled manual435212.118.9
Partly skilled occ535312.119.0
Unskilled occ6963.35.2
Armed forces75.2.3
Missing or wild-918.6Missing
Inapplicable-8104135.7Missing
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
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


cjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
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


cjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.1117.260.9985.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00185963.7100.0
Missing or wild-9.0018.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.00104135.7Missing
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
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


cjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.7118.300.9997.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00185963.7100.0
Missing or wild-9.0018.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.00104135.7Missing
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
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


cjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.0815.77082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.003.1.2
Amount Stated1.00185663.699.8
Missing or wild-9.0018.6Missing
Inapplicable-8.00104135.7Missing
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
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


cjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher managerial20281.01.5
Higher prof tradn'l31561.93.0
Higher prof new emp3227.91.5
High prof trad s.emp3311.4.6
High prof new s.emp343.1.2
Lower Prof trad emps412117.211.3
Lower Prof new emps4220.71.1
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4317.6.9
Lower Prof new s.emp447.2.4
Lower manag occupns501465.07.8
Hgher supervis occup6024.81.3
admin712006.910.7
serv721003.45.4
aux73331.11.8
Intermed engineering747.2.4
Emp,small (non-prof)819.3.5
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91812.84.4
Own acct wkrs(agric)922.1.1
Lwr supervis occups100732.53.9
Lwr technical craft111812.84.4
Lwr tech process op11217.6.9
Semi-routine sales1211184.06.3
Semi-routine service1221073.75.7
Semi-routine tech123371.32.0
Semi-routine op124692.43.7
Semi-routine agric1256.2.3
Semi-routine cleri12618.61.0
Semi-rtne childcare1277.2.4
serv131842.94.5
Routine production132511.72.7
Routine technical133983.45.3
Routine operative1341103.85.9
Routine agricultrl1354.1.2
Missing-914.5Missing
Inapplicable-8104235.7Missing
Valid cases1862Missing cases1056
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


cjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.93:prev job spell
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
24.5617.01052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00953.33.3
Amount Stated1.00279995.996.7
Missing or wild-9.0024.8Missing
Valid cases2894Missing cases24
Question RouteUses CJSPNO CJHBGD CJHBGM CJHBGY CJHSTAT CJHENDD CJHENDDM CJHENDY on Record CJOBHIST. Uses CJLYID on Record CINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 1992 - 31 August 1993. 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


cjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
910.49701.9905936.37
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001.0.1
Amount Stated1.00187564.399.9
Inapplicable-8.00104235.7Missing
Valid cases1876Missing cases1042
Question RouteUses CSEX CMLSTAT CJBPENM CSPJB CCJSBLY CAGE on Record CINDRESP. Uses CJHA9LY CJHPAYL CJHPYLW CJHPYLG CJHSPW CJHSTAT CJHBGD CJHBGM CJHBGY on Record CJOBHIST.
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 1.9.92, 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 CJHGPAYI 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


cjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
719.23499.6205828.85
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001.0.1
Amount Stated1.00187564.399.9
Inapplicable-8.00104235.7Missing
Valid cases1876Missing cases1042
Question RouteUses CSEX CMLSTAT CJBPENM CSPJB CCJSBLY CAGE on Record CINDRESP. Uses CJHA9LY CJHPAYL CJHPYLW CJHPYLG CJHSPW CJHSTAT CJHBGD CJHBGM CJHBGY on Record CJOBHIST.
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 1.9.92, 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 CJHGPAYI 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


cjhgpayiimputation flag - cjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0140648.274.9
Imputed147016.125.1
Var Inapplicable-8104235.7Missing
Valid cases1876Missing cases1042
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for CJHGPAY 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


cjhnpayiimputation flag - cjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0140648.274.9
Imputed147016.125.1
Var Inapplicable-8104235.7Missing
Valid cases1876Missing cases1042
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for CJHNPAY 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


cjhbgy4year labour force spell began: 4 digit
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1989.335.4319481994
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19482.1.1
19531.0.0
19542.1.1
19553.1.1
19582.1.1
19591.0.0
19603.1.1
19611.0.0
19623.1.1
19631.0.0
19641.0.0
19652.1.1
19664.1.1
19675.2.2
19686.2.2
19695.2.2
19704.1.1
19715.2.2
19726.2.2
19738.3.3
197412.4.4
197523.8.8
197623.8.8
197718.6.6
197817.6.6
1979321.11.1
1980321.11.1
1981491.71.7
1982401.41.4
1983301.01.0
1984291.01.0
1985381.31.3
1986521.81.8
1987822.82.8
1988953.33.3
19891635.65.6
19902618.99.0
199138013.013.2
199297033.233.6
199347316.216.4
19941.0.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Don't know-1291.0Missing
Valid cases2885Missing cases33
Question RouteUses CJHBGY on Record CJOBHIST.
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


cjhendy4year labour force spell ended: 4 digit
Record TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199272524.824.9
1993216474.274.4
199420.7.7
Missing or wild-95.2Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases2909Missing cases9
Question RouteUses CJHENDY on Record CJOBHIST.
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 TypeCJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text CEG3
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 TypeCJOBHIST
Valid cases2918Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeCJOBHIST
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable CJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeCJOBHIST
Valid cases1863Missing cases1055
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeCJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
491.3824911933
Valid cases1859Missing cases1059
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


cjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeCJOBHIST
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