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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

dneyrjnNew entrants - year joined HH
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member0901895.195.4
1992921.0.0
19939342.4.4
1994943944.24.2
1995952.0.0
Don't know-124.3Missing
Valid cases9457Missing cases24
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied variable from Record Type DINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


divfioIndividual interview outcome
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text DEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1906095.695.6
Proxy interview23093.33.3
Telephone intvw31121.21.2
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteImportant variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxy and telephone interviews have been merged with that from respondents. Proxy and telephone respondents, however, have zero Respondent weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


diodcDocument check
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ind and self comp1897394.694.6
Ind only (no self co287.9.9
Proxy Interview33093.33.3
Telphone Interview41121.21.2
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgr2rRelationship to reference person
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text DHG2
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person1490551.751.7
Lawful spouse2261427.627.6
Live-in partner33733.93.9
Natural child4113011.911.9
Adopted child511.1.1
Foster child61.0.0
Step-child735.4.4
Partner's child86.1.1
Daughter/son-in-law925.3.3
Natural bro/sister1047.5.5
Other bro/sister111.0.0
Bro/sister-in-law127.1.1
Natural parent1338.4.4
Mother/father-in-law1517.2.2
Any grand parent163.0.0
Any grand child1710.1.1
Any cousin183.0.0
Any aunt or uncle197.1.1
Any nephew203.0.0
Employee221.0.0
Lodger or boarder2368.7.7
Unrelated sharer241731.81.8
Other303.0.0
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type DINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgsexSex - HH grid
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text DHG3
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male1444046.846.8
Female2504153.253.2
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type DINDALL
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgbmMonth of birth - HH grid
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text DHG4M
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January17698.18.1
February27417.87.8
March38919.49.4
April48278.78.7
May58048.58.5
June67708.18.1
July77858.38.3
August87778.28.2
September98368.88.8
October107948.48.4
November117307.77.7
December127517.97.9
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases9475Missing cases6
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type DINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgbyYear of birth - HH grid
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text DHG4Y
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1949.9618.4418981978
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated19479100.0100.0
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases9479Missing cases2
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type DINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dmastatMarital status
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text DHG8
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Child under 16028.3.3
Married1525655.455.5
Living as couple27738.28.2
Widowed37517.97.9
Divorced44654.94.9
Separated51491.61.6
Never married6205521.721.7
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases9477Missing cases4
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsMarital Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Relationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type DINDALL. The Wave One data have been recoded for compatibility with following waves.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgspnPNO of spouse/partner
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text DHG9
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No spouse in HH0348036.736.7
1293531.031.0
2285630.130.1
31201.31.3
455.6.6
519.2.2
69.1.1
72.0.0
82.0.0
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases9478Missing cases3
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type DINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgempIn paid employment - HH grid
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text DHG10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 16 years028.3.3
Yes1561759.259.3
No2383540.440.5
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases9480Missing cases1
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSimpler but equivalent to AHGEST in Wave One.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgfnoPNO of father
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text DHG11
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Father not in HH0863391.191.1
16466.86.8
21491.61.6
329.3.3
413.1.1
57.1.1
61.0.0
71.0.0
92.0.0
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type DINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgmnoPNO of mother
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text DHG12
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mother not in HH0831387.787.7
13834.04.0
26967.37.3
359.6.6
412.1.1
513.1.1
65.1.1
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type DINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhgraResponsible adult
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text DHG13
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
16 years or over0945399.799.7
112.1.1
216.2.2
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDetermines which adult is asked questions regarding children. Records person number.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dageAge at Date of Interview
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.8218.431596
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given19481100.0100.0
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note below for DAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dage12Age at 1.12.94
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.9618.441596
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given19481100.0100.0
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteTwo age variables are computed. The age at date of interview is used for most purposes internal to a wave, e.g. computation of h/hold characteristics. The age at 1.12.94 is intended to ensure consistency in cross wave comparison. 1st December is also the criterion date for determining whether those close to 16 should be interviewed. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable DAGEI (on Record Type DINDALL), for individual level derived variables, takes the value 1 if the variable was imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dbutypeBenefit unit type
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Couple,no ch,M lt 651252126.626.6
Couple,1 ch,M lt 652107311.311.3
Couple,2 ch,M lt 653108111.411.4
Couple,3+ ch,M lt 6545335.65.6
Couple,man 65 to 7456767.17.1
Couple,man 75+62572.72.7
F lone parent,lt 6073093.33.3
M lone parent,lt 65846.5.5
Single woman,lt 2092092.22.2
Single woman,20-39104514.84.8
Single woman,40-59112512.62.6
Single woman,60-74123733.93.9
Single woman,75+133163.33.3
Single man,lt 30147527.97.9
Single man,30-54153483.73.7
Single man,55-641675.8.8
Single man,65+172102.22.2
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DHGSEX DMASTAT DAGE DHGEST DHGSPN DHGFNO DHGMNO DBUNO on Record DINDALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIdentifies type of benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also DBUNO) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dbunoBenefit Unit Number
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1650868.668.6
2175318.518.5
37708.18.1
43053.23.2
5951.01.0
635.4.4
710.1.1
83.0.0
91.0.0
101.0.0
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO DHGSPN DHGFNO DHGMNO DHGRA DAGE DHGEMP DDEPCHL DHGR2R on Record DINDALL. Uses DHHSIZE on Record DHHRESP. Uses DREL DOPNO on Record DEGOALT.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDistinguishes separate benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also DBUTYPE) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any. Value of DBUNO is the person number of first member of that benefit unit in sequential order of person numbers. A dependent childs Benefit Unit Number is the DPNO of responsible adult DBUNO is missing if there is missing data on input variables, and the benefit unit cannot be inferred.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dnchildNumber of own children in household
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0675471.271.2
1117612.412.4
2106311.211.2
33834.04.0
481.9.9
517.2.2
66.1.1
91.0.0
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DPNO DHGSEX DAGE on Record DINDALL. Uses DOPNO DREL on Record DEGOALT.
Index TermsChildren
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIncludes natural children, adopted children and step children, under age of 16.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhohConventional Head of Household Indicator
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Head of household1488851.651.6
Not head2459348.448.4
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DHSOWND DHSOWR1 DHSOWR2 DRENTP1 DRENTP2 on Record DHHRESP. Uses DAGE DHGSEX on Record DINDALL.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteAn indicator of the head of h/hold as defined, for example by the GHS i.e. the principal owner or renter of the property, and (where there is more than one), the male taking precedence, and (where there is more than one potential HOH of the same sex), the eldest taking precedence. The BHPS h/hold reference person definition is similar except that only the age criterion is used to distinguish multiple potential HRPs. In the calculation, where any potential information is missing, the HRP definition takes precedence.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


drach16Whether responsible adult for child
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1155116.416.4
No2789683.383.6
Inapplicable-834.4Missing
Valid cases9447Missing cases34
Question RouteUses DAGE DHGRA DIVFIO on Record DINDALL.
Index TermsChild Care
Children
Relationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dsampstSample membership status
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM1855490.290.2
W1 non-cont/enum255.6.6
PSM: parent of OSM477.8.8
TSM57958.48.4
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DFINLOC DIVFIO PID on Record DINDSAMP. Uses MSTAT YOSM on Record XWLSTEN.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
Relationship between Household Members
NoteDistinguishes between OSMs, new PSMs and TSMs. See Vol. A for a discussion of these terms. Copied variable from Record Type DINDSAMP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dmovestIndividual mover status
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non Mover1812885.785.7
Mover within GB295110.010.0
New Entrant W474024.24.2
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DFINLOC DIVFIO PID DSAMPST DLVLOC on Record DINDSAMP. Uses DHHMOVE DIVFHO on Record DHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIndicates whether sample members have moved location since last Wave. Inapplicable for new entrants.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London13513.73.7
Outer London26116.46.4
R. of South East3178618.818.8
South West48799.39.3
East Anglia53784.04.0
East Midlands68068.58.5
West Midlands Conurb73683.93.9
R. of West Midlands84484.74.7
Greater Manchester93663.93.9
Merseyside101801.91.9
R. of North West114404.64.6
South Yorkshire122582.72.7
West Yorkshire133313.53.5
Humber143103.33.3
Wear152322.42.4
R. of North163553.73.7
Wales175095.45.4
Scotland188739.29.2
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteStandard region, distinguishing former Metropolitan Counties, and Inner and Outer London.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhhsizeNumber of people in household
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1133414.114.1
2309032.632.6
3198320.920.9
4191920.220.2
58208.68.6
62302.42.4
777.8.8
814.1.1
913.1.1
101.0.0
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteCalculated by summing the number of individuals per household.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dhhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly16136.56.5
Single Elderly27217.67.6
Couple No Children3269328.428.4
Couple: dep children4296131.231.2
Couple: non-dep chil5123213.013.0
Lone par: dep childr63894.14.1
Lone par: non-dep ch73834.04.0
2+ Unrelated adults83123.33.3
Other Households91771.91.9
Valid cases9481Missing cases0
Question RouteUses DHHSIZE DNKIDS DNCOUPLE DNONEPAR DNPENS on Record DHHRESP. Uses DAGE DHGSEX DMASTAT DHGSPN DDEPCHL on Record DINDALL. Uses DOPNO DREL on Record DEGOALT.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteThis classification, closely related to that used in General Household Survey published data, relates to size of h/hold, whether there is a married couple present, and whether there are dependent children. For this classification, married and cohabiting couples are treated as equivalent, and dependent children include those up to the age of 18, if they are still in (non-advanced) full time education. The elderly are defined as those over pensionable age (60 for women and 65 for men). Couple and lone parent h/holds may contain other individuals who were not family members.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dtenureHousing tenure
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1211722.322.7
Owned with Mortgage2459448.549.3
Local Authority rent3139614.715.0
Housing Assoc. rente43163.33.4
Rented from Employer51141.21.2
Rented private unfur63063.23.3
Rented private furni74634.95.0
Other rented87.1.1
Missing-91681.8Missing
Valid cases9313Missing cases168
Question RouteUses DMGHAVE DRENTLL DRENTF DHSOWND on Record DHHRESP.
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dqfedhiHighest educational qualification
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11431.51.6
First Degree27077.57.9
Teaching QF32332.52.6
Other Higher QF4137114.515.2
Nursing QF51761.92.0
GCE A Levels6107611.312.0
GCE O Levels or Equi7187719.820.9
Commercial QF, No O82863.03.2
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G93693.94.1
Apprenticeship102042.22.3
Other QF1167.7.7
No QF12244825.827.2
Still At School No Q1344.5.5
Missing-959.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74214.4Missing
Valid cases9001Missing cases480
Question RouteUses DSCNOW DFENOW DSCHOOL DSCEND DQFHAS DQFA DQFB DQFC DQFD DQFE DQFF DQFG DQFH DQFI DQFJ DQFK DQFL DQFM DQFN DQFED DQFEDA DQFEDB DQFEDC DQFEDD DQFEDE DQFEDF DQFEDG DQFEDH DQFEDI DQFEDJ DQFEDK DQFEDL DQFEDM DQFEDN DQFEDO DQFEDP DQFEDQ DQFEDR DQFEDS DQFX DQFXA DQFXB DQFXC DQFXD DQFXE DQFXF DQFXG DQFXH DQFXI DQFXJ DQFXK DQFXL DQFXM DQFXN DQFEDX DQFEDXA DQFEDXB DQFEDXC DQFEDXD DQFEDXE DQFEDXF DQFEDXG DQFEDXH DQFEDXI DQFEDXJ DQFEDXK PID DIVLYR DIVIEVR on Record DINDRESP. Uses wQFEDHI on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dqfvocHas vocational qualifications
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No0611964.568.0
Yes1288630.432.0
Missing or wild-955.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74214.4Missing
Valid cases9005Missing cases476
Question RouteUses DQFEDHI DQFB DQFC DQFD DQFE DQFF DQFG DQFH DQFI DQFXB DQFXC DQFXD DQFXE DQFXF DQFXG DQFXH DQFXI on Record DINDRESP. Uses wQFVOC on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dqfachiHighest academic qualification
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11431.51.6
1st Degree27087.57.9
HND,HNC,Teaching35235.55.8
A Level4149515.816.6
O Level5234824.826.1
CSE64985.35.5
None of These7329134.736.5
Missing-954.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74214.4Missing
Valid cases9006Missing cases475
Question RouteUses DQFA DQFB DQFC DQFD DQFE DQFF DQFG DQFH DQFI DQFJ DQFK DQFL DQFM DQFN DQFED DQFEDA DQFEDB DQFEDC DQFEDD DQFEDE DQFEDF DQFEDG DQFEDH DQFEDI DQFEDJ DQFEDK DQFEDL DQFEDM DQFEDN DQFEDO DQFEDP DQFEDQ DQFEDR DQFEDS DQFEDHI DQFXA DQFXB DQFXC DQFXD DQFXE DQFXF DQFXG DQFXH DQFXI DQFXJ DQFXK DQFXL DQFXM DQFXN DQFEDX DQFEDXA DQFEDXB DQFEDXC DQFEDXD DQFEDXE DQFEDXF DQFEDXG DQFEDXH DQFEDXI DQFEDXJ DQFEDXK on Record DINDRESP. Uses wQFACHI on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


djbftEmployed full time
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time: 30 hrs +1425344.977.2
Part time: lt 30 hrs2125513.222.8
Missing or wild-92022.1Missing
Inapplicable-8377139.8Missing
Valid cases5508Missing cases3973
Question RouteUses DJBHAS DJBOFF DJBSEMP DJBHRS DJBOT DJSHRS on Record DINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteThis measure is based on total hours, i.e. including both normal and overtime hours. It is computed for both employees and the self employed.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dpaygGross rate of pay per month:last payment
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1058.03869.608.6716012.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00449047.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.002542.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00431645.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases4490Missing cases4991
Question RouteUses DPAYGW DPAYGL DPAYNW DPAYNL DSPJB DMLSTAT DSEX DJBPENM DJBPEN DIVLYR on Record DINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job (DPAYGL) to monthly amount. If gross pay was missing, but net pay was present, then gross pay is estimated from net pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dpaynNet rate of pay per month: last payment
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
771.96522.628.676505
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00448947.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.002552.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00431645.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases4489Missing cases4992
Question RouteUses DIVFIO DPAYGW DPAYGL DPAYNW DSEX DMLSTAT DJBPENM DSPJB DAGE DJBPEN PID DIVLYR on Record DINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses AJBPENM on Record AINDRESP. Uses BJBPENM on Record BINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job (DPAYNL) to a monthly amount. If net pay was missing, but gross pay was present, then net pay is estimated from gross pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dpayguUsual gross pay per month: current job
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1029.72822.878.6716012.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00474350.0100.0
Inapplicable-8.00431745.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases4743Missing cases4738
Question RouteUses DIVFIO DHGSPN DJBPENM DPAYUSL DPAYG DPAYUG DPAYU DPAYUW DPAYN DMLSTAT DSEX DSPJB DJBSEMP DAGE DJBPEN PID DIVLYR on Record DINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures usual monthly wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job for employees. If last gross payment was the "usual", this is used. If last gross pay was missing, but net pay was present, and this was given as "usual", the gross pay was estimated from net pay, in the light of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership. If last payment was not the "usual", "usual payment" was given gross, this was used. If "usual payment" was net, this was converted as above at DPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable DPAYGUI 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


dpaynuUsual net pay per month: current job
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
755496.228.676505
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00474250.0100.0
Missing or wild-9.001.0Missing
Inapplicable-8.00431745.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases4742Missing cases4739
Question RouteUses DIVFIO DHGSPN DJBPENM DPAYUSL DPAYN DPAYG DPAYUG DPAYU DPAYUW DMLSTAT DSEX DSPJB DJBSEMP DAGE DJBPEN PID DIVLYR on Record DINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures usual monthly wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job for employees. If the last net payment was the usual, then this is used. If last net pay was missing, but gross pay was present, and this was usual, then net pay is estimated from gross pay, on the basis of information about marital status, partner's activity, and pension scheme membership. If last payment was not the usual, then if usual payment is given net, this is used. Otherwise, if usual payment is given gross, then this is converted as above at DPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable DPAYNUI 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


dpaygtyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept this year
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1046.20918.89016012.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0041.4.8
Amount stated1.00534956.499.2
Inapplicable-8.00367038.7Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases5390Missing cases4091
Question RouteUses DIVFIO DJBSTAT DJBHAS DJBOFF DJBSEMP DJSACCS DJBPROF DJSPAYG DJBPENM DMLSTAT DSEX DPAYGU DJTYID on Record DINDRESP. Uses DJHSTAT DJHGPAY on Record DJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.94. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees DPAYGU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit. If current job spell started after 1.9.94, then this variable is equal to value of DJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable DPAYGTI 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


dpayglyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1014.07830.04013010
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0052.51.0
Amount stated1.00515854.499.0
Inapplicable-8.00385040.6Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases5210Missing cases4271
Question RouteUses DHGSPN DJBSTAT DJBPENM DMLSTAT DSEX DAGE DJBOFF DJBHAS DJBSEMP DJSACCS DJSPROF DJSPAYG DJSPRBM DJSPRBY DJSPREM DJSPAYL DJSPYBY DJSPYEM DJSPYEY DPAYLY DPAYLYW DPAYLYG DCJSBLY DSPJB DJLYID DPAYGU PID DIVLYR DIVFIO DCJSBLY on Record DINDRESP. Uses DJHSTAT DJHGPAY on Record DJOBHIST. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wPAYGTY on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.93. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees DPAYLY is used, converted from net to gross where necessary, and for the self employed the current pay or profit. If current job spell started after 1.9.93, then this variable is equal to the value of DJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable DPAYGLI 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


dpayntyUsual monthly net pay: Sept this year
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
769.72569.8806505
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0041.4.8
Amount stated1.00537556.799.2
Inapplicable-8.00364438.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases5416Missing cases4065
Question RouteUses DIVFIO DJBSTAT DJBHAS DJBOFF DJBSEMP DJSACCS DJBPROF DJSPAYG DJBPENM DMLSTAT DSEX DSPJB DPAYNU DJTYID on Record DINDRESP. Uses DJHSTAT DJHGPAY on Record DJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.94. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees DPAYNU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. If the current job spell started after 1.9.94, then this variable is equal to the value of DJHNPAY for the job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable DPAYNTYI 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


dpaynlyUsual monthly net pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
771.54566.2607791.73
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0043.5.8
Amount stated1.00516754.599.2
Inapplicable-8.00385040.6Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases5210Missing cases4271
Question RouteUses PID DIVLYR DIVFIO DCJSBLY DHGSPN DJBSTAT DJBPENM DMLSTAT DSEX DJBOFF DJBHAS DJBSEMP DJACCS DJSPROF DJSPAYG DJSPRBM DJSPRBY DJSPREM DJSPAYL DJSPYBM DJSPYEM DJSPYEY DPAYLY DPAYLYW DPAYLYG DSPJB DJLYID DPAYNU DAGE on record DINDRESP. Uses DJHSTAT DJHNPAY ON Record DJOBHIST. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses wPAYNTY on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.93. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees answer to DPAYLY is used, converted from gross to net where necessary, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. If current job spell started after 1.9.93, then this variable is equal to the value of DJHNPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable DPAYNLI 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


djsprofMonthly self employed profit
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1211.311591.5709106.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0041.48.2
Amount stated1.004614.991.8
Inapplicable-8.00855890.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases502Missing cases8979
Question RouteUses DJBSEMP DJSACCS DJSPAYL DJSPYBM DJSPYBY DJSPYEM DJSPYEY on Record DINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteComputes a monthly self-employed profit variable for self-employed respondents who draw up profit and loss accounts. Inapplicable for those who are not self-employed, and the self employed who do not draw up accounts. (cf. DJSPAYG). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here DJSPROFI) 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


djspaygMonthly self employed gross pay
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
751.04620.9502750
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001.0.5
Amount stated1.001922.099.5
Inapplicable-8.00886793.5Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases193Missing cases9288
Question RouteUses DJBSEMP DJSACCS DJSPAYL DJSPYBM DJSPYBY DJSPYEM DJSPYEY on Record DINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteComputes a monthly self-employed gross pay variable if a self-employed respondent does not draw up profit and loss accounts. Inapplicable for those who are not self employed, and the self employed who draw up accounts. (cf. DJSPROF). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here DJSPAYG) 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


dcjstenLength (days) current labour market sp.
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2642.613306.62026380
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004.0.0
Amount stated1.00898594.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.0071.7Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases8989Missing cases492
Question RouteUses DJBHAS DJBOFF DJBBGD DJBBGM DJBBGY DJBSEMP DJSBGD DJSBGM DJSBGY DCJSBGD DCJSBGM DCJSBGY DDOID DDOIM on Record DINDRESP
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
NoteMeasures the length of time in the current labour market spell, whether, employee, self employed or not employed in number of days. Where day is missing, this is assumed to be one. For years before 1993, where month is missing, this is assumed to be July.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


dcjswk9Weeks in current spell: year to 1.9.94
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.0616.74052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.005385.75.9
Amount stated1.00851789.894.1
Missing or wild-9.005.1Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004214.4Missing
Valid cases9055Missing cases426
Question RouteUses DJBHAS DJBOFF DJBSEMP DJBSTAT DJBBGD DJBBGM DJBBGY DJSBGD DJSBGM DJSBGY DCJSBGD DCJSBGM DCJSBGY DCJSBLY DJLYID DJTYID on Record DINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
NoteMeasures number of weeks in current labour market spell which fell into reference year, that is the twelve months prior to the start of the interview period (1st Sept.) . 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


djlidIdentifier of latest job
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0571060.264.1
Job spell 114104.34.6
Job spell 2234.4.4
Job spell 333.0.0
Last job - J361267.7.8
See AJLID13202321.322.7
See BJLID142953.13.3
See CJLID153603.84.0
Missing-925.3Missing
Proxy respondent-71481.6Missing
Never had a job-34064.3Missing
Valid cases8902Missing cases579
Question RouteUses DJBHAS DJBOFF DJBSTAT DCJSBLY DNJBS DJBHAD on Record DINDRESP. Uses DJSPNO DJHSTAT on Record DJOBHIST. Uses wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJLID on on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteProvides a means of identifying the latest job (i.e. the current job or the most recent if not currently employed).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


djlyidIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.93
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0695473.376.8
Job spell 11148115.616.3
Job spell 224284.54.7
Job spell 331401.51.5
Job spell 4440.4.4
Job spell 5512.1.1
Job spell 663.0.0
Job spell 771.0.0
Job spell 881.0.0
Proxy respondent-74214.4Missing
Valid cases9060Missing cases421
Question RouteUses DJBSTAT DCJSBLY DCJSBGD DCJSBGM DCJSBGY DIVFIO on Record DINDRESP. Uses DJSPNO on Record DJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies the respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 1993. (i.e. it identifies the current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.93, and the relevant DJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


djtyidIdentifier of job spell at 1.9.94
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current job0856190.394.6
Job spell 114594.85.1
Job spell 2225.3.3
Job spell 552.0.0
Missing-913.1Missing
Proxy respondent-74214.4Missing
Valid cases9047Missing cases434
Question RouteUses DJBHAS DJBOFF DJBSEMP DJBSTAT DJBBGD DJBBGM DJBBGY DJSBGD DJSBGM DJSBGY DCJSBGD DCJSBGM DCJSBGY DCJSBLY on Record DINDRESP. Uses DJSPNO DJHBGD DJHBGM DJHBGY DJHSTAT on Record DJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIdentifies respondent's labour market spell for 1 September 1994. (i.e. identifies current labour market spell if this started before 1.9.94, and relevant DJOBHIST record if not).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


djbsegSocio economic group: present job
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large111.1.2
Managers,large24925.28.6
Employers,small31661.82.9
Managers,small42963.15.2
Professional Self-em559.61.0
Professional employe62512.64.4
Int. non-manual,work77077.512.4
Int. non-man,foreman82672.84.7
Junior non-manual9113712.019.9
Personal service wrk103553.76.2
Foreman manual112312.44.0
Skilled manual wkrs125185.59.1
Semi-skilled manual135065.38.9
Unskilled manual wkr142462.64.3
Own account wkrs153703.96.5
Farmers - employers,1619.2.3
Farmers - own accoun1717.2.3
Agricultural workers1851.5.9
Members of armed for198.1.1
Missing-92.0Missing
Not Applicable-8377239.8Missing
Valid cases5707Missing cases3774
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteCASOC computes the Socio-Economic Group for jobs, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


djbgoldGoldthorpe Social Class: present job
Record TypeDINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher18579.015.0
Service class,lower2115612.220.3
Routine non-manual e38058.514.1
Personal service wor44614.98.1
Sml props w employee51421.52.5
Sml props w/o employ63513.76.2
Farmers,Smallholders755.61.0
Foreman,Technicians84014.27.0
Skilled manual worke94144.47.3
Semi,unskilled manua10102710.818.0
Agricultural workers1138.4.7
Missing-92.0Missing
Not Applicable-8377239.8Missing
Valid cases5707Missing cases3774
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsSocial Classification
NoteCASOC computes the Goldthorpe social class classification for jobs, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and Appendix in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18