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eprjbftProxy's Job full time / part time
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (16)
Question Number and Text EP51 : Would you say (his/her) current job is part-time or full-time?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Part time146.517.5
Full time22172.382.5
Inapplicable-8898697.2Missing
Valid cases263Missing cases8986
Question RouteIF (EIVFIO=2 or EIVFIO=3) If proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


etlfiyrlTelephone questionnaire: Annual job pay
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (16)
Question Number and Text ET45 : What are your total annual earnings from this job before tax and other deductions?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
14794.7216734.58120099999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated153.6100.0
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-8916199.0Missing
Refused-223.2Missing
Don't know-110.1Missing
Valid cases53Missing cases9196
Question RouteIF (EIVFIO=3 AND (EJBHAS=1 OR (EJBHAS=2 AND EJBOFF=1))) If telephone respondent did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


etlfiyrTelephone questionnaire: Annual income
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (18)
Question Number and Text ET50 : What is your total annual personal income from all sources before tax and other deductions?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
14158.5216294.17100099999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated164.7100.0
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8911398.5Missing
Refused-232.3Missing
Don't know-137.4Missing
Valid cases64Missing cases9185
Question RouteIF (EIVFIO=3) Asked if R gave a telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG3 : Office Code
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
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 TypeEINDRESP
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eiviow4Interview outcome Wave 4
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1828189.593.1
Proxy22172.32.4
Telephone368.7.8
Refusal464.7.7
Elig - in non-cont H517.2.2
Child under 1661351.51.5
Elig - in refusal HH79.1.1
Out of scope/institd957.6.6
Child- in non-cont H1027.3.3
Other1110.1.1
Chld - in nonresp HH121.0.0
Retired rejoiner1312.1.1
Inapplicable-83513.8Missing
Valid cases8898Missing cases351
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW5


ehhmemHousehold membership
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Orig member resident1880295.295.2
Orig member absent218.2.2
Enum membr -rejoiner566.7.7
New entrant -residen63513.83.8
Retired rejoiner812.1.1
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteCopied variable from Record Type EINDALL. Approximate equivalent to AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


enewhyNew entrants - why living in HH
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member0882095.495.4
Marriage/cohab21591.71.7
From college/univers334.4.4
Never left57.1.1
Moved in with parent654.6.6
Shared accommodation7881.01.0
Other880.9.9
Don't know-17.1Missing
Valid cases9242Missing cases7
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Relationship between Household Members
NoteCopied variable from Record Type EINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


enemnjnNew entrants - month joined HH
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member0882795.495.5
January125.3.3
February214.2.2
March315.2.2
April415.2.2
May522.2.2
June631.3.3
July748.5.5
August839.4.4
September9891.01.0
October1075.8.8
November1125.3.3
December1218.2.2
Don't know-16.1Missing
Valid cases9243Missing cases6
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type EINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eneyrjnNew entrants - year joined HH
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member0882795.495.5
1993932.0.0
19949463.7.7
1995953493.83.8
1996966.1.1
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases9247Missing cases2
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied variable from Record Type EINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


eivfioIndividual interview outcome
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1882795.495.4
Proxy interview22863.13.1
Telephone intvw31361.51.5
Valid cases9249Missing 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


eiodcDocument check
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ind and self comp1875094.694.6
Ind only (no self co277.8.8
Proxy32863.13.1
Proxy Interview41361.51.5
Valid cases9249Missing 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


ehgr2rRelationship to reference person
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text EHG2
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person1481752.152.1
Lawful spouse2253527.427.4
Live-in partner34104.44.4
Natural child4106211.511.5
Adopted child510.1.1
Foster child61.0.0
Step-child740.4.4
Partner's child84.0.0
Daughter/son-in-law927.3.3
Natural bro/sister1042.5.5
Bro/sister-in-law122.0.0
Natural parent1335.4.4
Mother/father-in-law1519.2.2
Any grand parent161.0.0
Any grand child176.1.1
Any cousin181.0.0
Any aunt or uncle195.1.1
Any nephew202.0.0
Lodger or boarder2348.5.5
Unrelated sharer241771.91.9
Other304.0.0
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases9248Missing cases1
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type EINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehgsexSex - HH grid
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text EHG3
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male1432046.746.7
Female2492953.353.3
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type EINDALL
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehgbmMonth of birth - HH grid
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text EHG4M
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January17227.87.8
February27237.87.8
March38749.49.5
April48008.68.7
May57838.58.5
June67618.28.2
July77578.28.2
August87718.38.3
September97988.68.6
October107948.68.6
November117197.87.8
December127418.08.0
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases9243Missing cases6
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type EINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehgbyYear of birth - HH grid
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text EHG4Y
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1950.7718.4918981979
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated19247100.0100.0
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases9247Missing cases2
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type EINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emastatMarital status
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text EHG8
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Child under 16023.2.2
Married1510555.255.2
Living as couple28569.39.3
Widowed37287.97.9
Divorced44414.84.8
Separated51411.51.5
Never married6195521.121.1
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsMarital Status
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type EINDALL. 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


ehgspnPNO of spouse/partner
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text EHG9
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No spouse in HH0331535.835.8
1289331.331.3
2281330.430.4
31351.51.5
456.6.6
527.3.3
69.1.1
91.0.0
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type EINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehgempIn paid employment - HH grid
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text EHG10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 16 years023.2.2
Yes1549759.459.4
No2372940.340.3
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
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


ehgfnoPNO of father
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text EHG11
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Father not in HH0843891.291.2
16256.86.8
21391.51.5
321.2.2
416.2.2
56.1.1
63.0.0
81.0.0
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type EINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehgmnoPNO of mother
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text EHG12
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mother not in HH0814688.188.1
13543.83.8
26707.27.2
355.6.6
412.1.1
59.1.1
61.0.0
72.0.0
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type EINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehgraResponsible adult
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text EHG13
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
16 years or over0922699.899.8
17.1.1
216.2.2
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Child Care
Children
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


eageAge at Date of Interview
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.0218.481596
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given19249100.0100.0
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note below for EAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eage12Age at 1.12.95
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.1518.491697
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given19249100.0100.0
Valid cases9249Missing 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 1.12.95 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 EAGEI (on Record Type EINDALL), 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


ebutypeBenefit unit type
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Couple,no ch,M lt 651253627.427.4
Couple,1 ch,M lt 652104511.311.3
Couple,2 ch,M lt 653105011.411.4
Couple,3+ ch,M lt 6545365.85.8
Couple,man 65 to 7456437.07.0
Couple,man 75+62783.03.0
F lone parent,lt 6073083.33.3
M lone parent,lt 65839.4.4
Single woman,lt 2092042.22.2
Single woman,20-39104014.34.3
Single woman,40-59112372.62.6
Single woman,60-74123403.73.7
Single woman,75+133333.63.6
Single man,lt 30146817.47.4
Single man,30-54153373.63.6
Single man,55-641675.8.8
Single man,65+172062.22.2
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EHGSEX EMASTAT EAGE EHGEST EHGSPN EHGFNO EHGMNO EBUNO on Record EINDALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIdentifies type of benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also EBUNO) 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


ebunoBenefit Unit Number
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1635068.768.7
2173318.718.7
37307.97.9
42993.23.2
5891.01.0
630.3.3
76.1.1
84.0.0
95.1.1
102.0.0
111.0.0
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO EHGSPN EHGFNO EHGMNO EHGRA EAGE EHGEMP EDEPCHL EHGR2R on Record EINDALL. Uses EHHSIZE on Record EHHRESP. Uses EREL EOPNO on Record EEGOALT.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDistinguishes separate benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also EBUTYPE) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any. Value of EBUNO 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 EPNO of responsible adult EBUNO 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


enchildNumber of own children in household
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0661571.571.5
1111512.112.1
2105711.411.4
33664.04.0
473.8.8
514.2.2
67.1.1
82.0.0
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EPNO EHGSEX EAGE on Record EINDALL. Uses EOPNO EREL on Record EEGOALT.
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


ehohConventional Head of Household Indicator
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Head of household1480051.951.9
Not head2444948.148.1
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EHSOWND EHSOWR1 EHSOWR2 ERENTP1 ERENTP2 on Record EHHRESP. Uses EAGE EHGSEX on Record EINDALL.
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


erach16Whether responsible adult for child
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1151016.316.4
No2771283.483.6
Inapplicable-827.3Missing
Valid cases9222Missing cases27
Question RouteUses EAGE EHGRA EIVFIO on Record EINDALL.
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


esampstSample membership status
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM1825289.289.2
W1 non-cont/enum253.6.6
PSM: parent of OSM41201.31.3
TSM58248.98.9
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EFINLOC EIVFIO PID on Record EINDSAMP. 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 EINDSAMP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emovestIndividual mover status
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover1795886.086.0
Mover within GB292510.010.0
Mover back to GB412.1.1
Mover - location unk51.0.0
New entrant this wav83513.83.8
Mover status unknown102.0.0
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EFINLOC EIVFIO PID ESAMPST ELVLOC on Record EINDSAMP. Uses EHHMOVE EIVFHO on Record EHHSAMP.
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


eregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London13303.63.6
Outer London25646.16.1
R. of South East3177419.219.2
South West48499.29.2
East Anglia53924.24.2
East Midlands67968.68.6
West Midlands Conurb73493.83.8
R. of West Midlands84504.94.9
Greater Manchester93573.93.9
Merseyside101902.12.1
R. of North West114294.64.6
South Yorkshire122522.72.7
West Yorkshire133093.33.3
Humber142993.23.2
Wear152292.52.5
R. of North163463.73.7
Wales174915.35.3
Scotland188439.19.1
Valid cases9249Missing 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


ehhsizeNumber of people in household
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1130314.114.1
2311633.733.7
3189120.420.4
4180619.519.5
58038.78.7
62112.32.3
784.9.9
826.3.3
106.1.1
113.0.0
Valid cases9249Missing 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


ehhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly15926.46.4
Single Elderly27117.77.7
Couple No Children3273429.629.6
Couple: dep children4276829.929.9
Couple: non-dep chil5127513.813.8
Lone par: dep childr63664.04.0
Lone par: non-dep ch73724.04.0
2+ Unrelated adults82823.03.0
Other Households91491.61.6
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EHHSIZE ENKIDS ENCOUPLE ENONEPAR ENPENS on Record EHHRESP. Uses EAGE EHGSEX EMASTAT EHGSPN EDEPCHL on Record EINDALL. Uses EOPNO EREL on Record EEGOALT.
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


etenureHousing tenure
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1206222.322.8
Owned with Mortgage2447448.449.4
Local Authority rent3128813.914.2
Housing Assoc. rente43193.43.5
Rented from Employer51051.11.2
Rented private unfur63363.63.7
Rented private furni74534.95.0
Other rented817.2.2
Missing-91952.1Missing
Valid cases9054Missing cases195
Question RouteUses EMGHAVE ERENTLL ERENTF EHSOWND on Record EHHRESP.
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


eqfedhiHighest educational qualification
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11601.71.8
First Degree27117.78.1
Teaching QF32332.52.7
Other Higher QF4139715.115.9
Nursing QF51621.81.8
GCE A Levels6110111.912.6
GCE O Levels or Equi7183019.820.9
Commercial QF, No O82622.83.0
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G93433.73.9
Apprenticeship101892.02.2
Other QF1161.7.7
No QF12228324.726.0
Still At School No Q1340.4.5
Missing-955.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases8772Missing cases477
Question RouteUses ESCNOW EFENOW ESCHOOL ESCEND EQFHAS EQFA EQFB EQFC EQFD EQFE EQFF EQFG EQFH EQFI EQFJ EQFK EQFL EQFM EQFN EQFED EQFEDA EQFEDB EQFEDC EQFEDD EQFEDE EQFEDF EQFEDG EQFEDH EQFEDI EQFEDJ EQFEDK EQFEDL EQFEDM EQFEDN EQFEDO EQFEDP EQFEDQ EQFEDR EQFEDS EQFX EQFXA EQFXB EQFXC EQFXD EQFXE EQFXF EQFXG EQFXH EQFXI EQFXJ EQFXK EQFXL EQFXM EQFXN EQFEDX EQFEDXA EQFEDXB EQFEDXC EQFEDXD EQFEDXE EQFEDXF EQFEDXG EQFEDXH EQFEDXI EQFEDXJ EQFEDXK PID EIVLYR EIVIEVR on Record EINDRESP. 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


eqfvocHas vocational qualifications
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No0596964.568.0
Yes1280730.332.0
Missing or wild-951.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases8776Missing cases473
Question RouteUses EQFEDHI EQFB EQFC EQFD EQFE EQFF EQFG EQFH EQFI EQFXB EQFXC EQFXD EQFXE EQFXF EQFXG EQFXH EQFXI on Record EINDRESP. 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


eqfachiHighest academic qualification
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11601.71.8
1st Degree27137.78.1
HND,HNC,Teaching35305.76.0
A Level4154316.717.6
O Level5230925.026.3
CSE64645.05.3
None of These7305933.134.8
Missing-949.5Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases8778Missing cases471
Question RouteUses EQFA EQFB EQFC EQFD EQFE EQFF EQFG EQFH EQFI EQFJ EQFK EQFL EQFM EQFN EQFED EQFEDA EQFEDB EQFEDC EQFEDD EQFEDE EQFEDF EQFEDG EQFEDH EQFEDI EQFEDJ EQFEDK EQFEDL EQFEDM EQFEDN EQFEDO EQFEDP EQFEDQ EQFEDR EQFEDS EQFEDHI EQFXA EQFXB EQFXC EQFXD EQFXE EQFXF EQFXG EQFXH EQFXI EQFXJ EQFXK EQFXL EQFXM EQFXN EQFEDX EQFEDXA EQFEDXB EQFEDXC EQFEDXD EQFEDXE EQFEDXF EQFEDXG EQFEDXH EQFEDXI EQFEDXJ EQFEDXK on Record EINDRESP. 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


ejbftEmployed full time
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time: 30 hrs +1419045.377.1
Part time: lt 30 hrs2124413.522.9
Missing or wild-91832.0Missing
Inapplicable-8363239.3Missing
Valid cases5434Missing cases3815
Question RouteUses EJBHAS EJBOFF EJBSEMP EJBHRS EJBOT EJSHRS on Record EINDRESP.
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


epaygGross rate of pay per month:last payment
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1110.14915.115.3420059.40
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00444648.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.002342.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00414744.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases4446Missing cases4803
Question RouteUses EPAYGW EPAYGL EPAYNW EPAYNL ESPJB EMLSTAT ESEX EJBPENM EJBPEN EIVLYR on Record EINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment before tax and other deductions in current main job (EPAYGL) 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


epaynNet rate of pay per month: last payment
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
808.44579.595.3411809.10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00444748.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.002332.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00414744.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases4447Missing cases4802
Question RouteUses EIVFIO EPAYGW EPAYGL EPAYNW ESEX EMLSTAT EJBPENM ESPJB EAGE EJBPEN PID EIVLYR on Record EINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteConverts employees' last wage or salary payment after tax and other deductions in current main job (EPAYNL) 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


epayguUsual gross pay per month: current job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1079.92844.815.3415439.90
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00468050.6100.0
Inapplicable-8.00414744.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases4680Missing cases4569
Question RouteUses EIVFIO EHGSPN EJBPENM EPAYUSL EPAYG EPAYUG EPAYU EPAYUW EPAYN EMLSTAT ESEX ESPJB EJBSEMP EAGE EJBPEN PID EIVLYR on Record EINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
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 EPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable EPAYGUI 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


epaynuUsual net pay per month: current job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
790.64540.095.3410007.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00468050.6100.0
Inapplicable-8.00414744.8Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases4680Missing cases4569
Question RouteUses EIVFIO EHGSPN EJBPENM EPAYUSL EPAYN EPAYG EPAYUG EPAYU EPAYUW EMLSTAT ESEX ESPJB EJBSEMP EAGE EJBPEN PID EIVLYR on Record EINDRESP. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wJBPENM on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
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 EPAYN. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable EPAYNUI 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


epaygtyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept this year
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1094.79968.89024333.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0028.3.5
Amount stated1.00524356.799.5
Missing or wild-9.0016.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.00354038.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases5271Missing cases3978
Question RouteUses EIVFIO EJBSTAT EJBHAS EJBOFF EJBSEMP EJSACCS EJBPROF EJSPAYG EJBPENM EMLSTAT ESEX EPAYGU EJTYID on Record EINDRESP. Uses EJHSTAT EJHGPAY on Record EJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly gross payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.95. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees EPAYGU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit. If current job spell started after 1.9.95, then this variable is equal to value of EJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable EPAYGTI 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


epayglyUsual monthly gross pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1064.72946.81024333.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0041.4.8
Amount stated1.00509755.199.2
Inapplicable-8.00368939.9Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases5138Missing cases4111
Question RouteUses EHGSPN EJBSTAT EJBPENM EMLSTAT ESEX EAGE EJBOFF EJBHAS EJBSEMP EJSACCS EJSPROF EJSPAYG EJSPRBM EJSPRBY EJSPREM EJSPAYL EJSPYBY EJSPYEM EJSPYEY EPAYLY EPAYLYW EPAYLYG ECJSBLY ESPJB EJLYID EPAYGU PID EIVLYR EIVFIO ECJSBLY on Record EINDRESP. Uses EJHSTAT EJHGPAY on Record EJOBHIST. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID. Uses wPAYGTY on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
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 EPAYLY 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 1.9.94, then this variable is equal to the value of EJHGPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable EPAYGLI 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


epayntyUsual monthly net pay: Sept this year
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
802.65622.09014988
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0028.3.5
Amount stated1.00528157.199.5
Missing or wild-9.0016.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.00350237.9Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases5309Missing cases3940
Question RouteUses EIVFIO EJBSTAT EJBHAS EJBOFF EJBSEMP EJSACCS EJBPROF EJSPAYG EJBPENM EMLSTAT ESEX ESPJB EPAYNU EJTYID on Record EINDRESP. Uses EJHSTAT EJHGPAY on Record EJOBHIST
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
NoteMeasures monthly net payment of wage, salary or self-employment income received at 1.9.95. If current job spell started before this date, then for employees EPAYNU is used, and for the self-employed the current pay or profit, converted to a net amount. If the current job spell started after 1.9.95, then this variable is equal to the value of EJHNPAY for the job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable EPAYNTYI 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


epaynlyUsual monthly net pay: Sept year ago
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
796.49603.46013999.80
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0033.4.6
Amount stated1.00510555.299.4
Inapplicable-8.00368939.9Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases5138Missing cases4111
Question RouteUses PID EIVLYR EIVFIO ECJSBLY EHGSPN EJBSTAT EJBPENM EMLSTAT ESEX EJBOFF EJBHAS EJBSEMP EJACCS EJSPROF EJSPAYG EJSPRBM EJSPRBY EJSPREM EJSPAYL EJSPYBM EJSPYEM EJSPYEY EPAYLY EPAYLYW EPAYLYG ESPJB EJLYID EPAYNU EAGE on record EINDRESP. Uses EJHSTAT EJHNPAY ON Record EJOBHIST. Uses key linking variables and wIVFIO on Record XWAVEID. Uses wPAYNTY on all previous wINDRESP Records.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
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 answer to EPAYLY 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 1.9.94, then this variable is equal to the value of EJHNPAY for job spell at this date. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable EPAYNLI 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


ejsprofMonthly self employed profit
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1197.351648.75024333.30
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0027.35.7
Amount stated1.004484.894.3
Inapplicable-8.00835290.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases475Missing cases8774
Question RouteUses EJBSEMP EJSACCS EJSPAYL EJSPYBM EJSPYBY EJSPYEM EJSPYEY on Record EINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
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. EJSPAYG). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here EJSPROFI) 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


ejspaygMonthly self employed gross pay
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
854.97721.9804166.67
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
inapplicable-8862893.29Missing
proxy and/or phone-74224.56Missing
[Value >= 0]1992.15100.0
Total9249100.00
Valid cases199Missing cases9050
Question RouteUses EJBSEMP EJSACCS EJSPAYL EJSPYBM EJSPYBY EJSPYEM EJSPYEY on Record EINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
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. EJSPROF). Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable (here EJSPAYG) 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


ecjstenLength (days) current labour market sp.
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
2647.143313.28131884
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.00873094.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.00971.0Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases8730Missing cases519
Question RouteUses EJBHAS EJBOFF EJBBGD EJBBGM EJBBGY EJBSEMP EJSBGD EJSBGM EJSBGY ECJSBGD ECJSBGM ECJSBGY EDOID EDOIM on Record EINDRESP
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 1994, 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


ecjswk9Weeks in current spell: year to 1.9.95
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.8116.95052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.005586.06.3
Amount stated1.00825889.393.7
Missing or wild-9.0011.1Missing
Proxy respondent-7.004224.6Missing
Valid cases8816Missing cases433
Question RouteUses EJBHAS EJBOFF EJBSEMP EJBSTAT EJBBGD EJBBGM EJBBGY EJSBGD EJSBGM EJSBGY ECJSBGD ECJSBGM ECJSBGY ECJSBLY EJLYID EJTYID on Record EINDRESP.
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