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ejbedqTime on employer-based training, amount
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (42)
Question Number and Text EE73A : Since September 1st last year, how long have you spent on this training? Please tell me approximately how much time you have spent on training in total. Enter number.
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
14.9947.231674
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1175519.0100.0
Missing or wild-914.2Missing
Inapplicable-8703376.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-125.3Missing
Valid cases1755Missing cases7494
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ejbedp1Time on employer-based training, units
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (42)
Question Number and Text EE73B : Since September 1st last year, how long have you spent on this training? Please tell me approximately how much time you have spent on training in total. Enter unit.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Hours13513.820.2
Days299910.857.4
Weeks33133.418.0
Other476.84.4
Missing or wild-930.3Missing
Inapplicable-8705876.3Missing
Proxy-74224.6Missing
Valid cases1739Missing cases7510
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1) AND EJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment Sept 1st last year
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


erach12Responsible for dependent child under 12
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text ED0D : Key Interviewer check (front page) Is respondent the Responsible Adult for any child/children aged 12 or under?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes17838.514.2
No2474651.385.8
Inapplicable-8358438.8Missing
Proxy respondent-71361.5Missing
Valid cases5529Missing cases3720
Question RouteALL
Index TermsChild Care
Children
Gender Roles
Relationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejbchc1Childcare: 1st mention
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (43)
Question Number and Text EE75M1 : Which of the following (card 23) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work? 1st mention
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
When chldrn at schl12132.327.5
Look after themselve223.23.0
I work from home338.44.9
Spouse or partner41832.023.6
Nanny/mother help526.33.4
Workplace nursry62.0.3
Day nursery742.55.4
Child minder858.67.5
A relative91381.517.8
Friend/neighbour1020.22.6
Other1131.34.0
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8833090.1Missing
Proxy respondent-71361.5Missing
Valid cases774Missing cases8475
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1) AND ERACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejbchc2Childcare: 2nd mention
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (43)
Question Number and Text EE75M2 : Which of the following (card 23) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work? 2nd mention
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned04554.958.8
When chldrn at schl134.44.4
Look after themselve212.11.6
I work from home34.0.5
Spouse or partner464.78.3
Nanny/mothers help57.1.9
Workplace nursry64.0.5
Day nursery720.22.6
Child minder819.22.5
A relative91131.214.6
Friend/neighbour1032.34.1
Other1110.11.3
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8833090.1Missing
Proxy respondent-71361.5Missing
Valid cases774Missing cases8475
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1) AND ERACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejbchc3Childcare: 3rd mention
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (43)
Question Number and Text EE75M3 : Which of the following (card 23) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work? 3rd mention
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned07037.690.8
When chldrn at schl12.0.3
Look after themselve21.0.1
Spouse or partner411.11.4
Nanny/mothers help52.0.3
Day nursery73.0.4
Child minder87.1.9
A relative925.33.2
Friend/neighbour1015.21.9
Other115.1.6
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8833090.1Missing
Proxy respondent-71361.5Missing
Valid cases774Missing cases8475
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1) AND ERACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expchcfChildcare: free or paid for
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (43)
Question Number and Text EE77 : Is this childcare free of charge or does some or all of it have to be paid for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Child care free12662.954.5
Child care paid22222.445.5
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8861793.2Missing
Proxy respondent-71361.5Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases488Missing cases8761
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1) AND ERACH12 = 1 AND (EJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR EJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR EJBCHC3 = 5-11)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner
Index TermsChild Care
Note"Paid for" includes nursery care paid for by employer outside the workplace.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


expchcChildcare: weekly cost
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text EE78 : About how much a week on average does the childcare cost?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
40.3637.081210
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated12122.3100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8860293.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-18.1Missing
Valid cases212Missing cases9037
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1) AND ERACH12 = 1 AND (EJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR EJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR EJBCHC3 = 5-11) AND EXPCHCF = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner and some/all childcare had to be paid for
Index TermsChild Care
NoteIncludes amount paid altogether by R or employer.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehuxpchWho pays for childcare
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text EE79 : Which of the statements on this card (24) comes closest to how you pay for this childcare?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All from R wages11251.457.1
Most from R wages23.01.4
Share costs w partnr374.833.8
Most by spouse/part44.01.8
All by spouse/partnr56.12.7
Other67.13.2
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8860293.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases219Missing cases9030
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1) AND ERACH12 = 1 AND (EJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR EJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR EJBCHC3 = 5-11) AND EXPCHCF = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner and some/all childcare had to be paid for
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehunursWho cares for ill children
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (44)
Question Number and Text EE80 : Who usually looks after your children when they are ill?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Respondent15025.466.5
Spouse/partner280.910.6
Mothers help/nanny312.11.6
Relative41081.214.3
Friend/neighbour57.1.9
Other619.22.5
Varies727.33.6
Missing or wild-919.2Missing
Inapplicable-8833090.1Missing
Proxy respondent-71361.5Missing
Don't know-19.1Missing
Valid cases755Missing cases8494
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 1 OR (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 1) AND ERACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejulk1Looked for work in last 7 days
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text EE81 : Have you looked for any kind of paid work in the last week, that is the 7 days ending yesterday?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13013.38.7
No2314734.091.3
Inapplicable-8537958.2Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases3448Missing cases5801
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteIncludes registration at employment agency, approaching employers, checking ads, making inquiries.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejulk4Looked for work in last 4 weeks
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text EE82 : Have you looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11091.23.3
No2319234.596.7
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-8594664.3Missing
Valid cases3301Missing cases5948
Question RouteIF ((EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 2) AND EJULK1 = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has not looked for any kind of paid work in the last seven days
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteSee Note for EJULK1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejulkjbWould like a regular paid job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text EE83 : Although you are not looking for paid work at the moment, would you like to have a regular paid job even if only for a few hours a week?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16086.619.9
No2244426.480.1
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8577162.4Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases3052Missing cases6197
Question RouteIF ((EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 2) AND EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has not looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
NoteIncludes R who would like paid work, but unable to take up for health, disability, age or caring reasons.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejuspecLooking for /would like a particular job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text EE84 : Are you looking for (Would you like to have) a particular kind of job or any sort of job you could find?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Particular14655.046.7
Any sort or both25315.753.3
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8782384.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases996Missing cases8253
Question RouteIF ((EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 2) AND (EJULK1 = 1 OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 1) OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 2 AND EJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejusocOccupation (SOC) of job sought
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (45)
Question Number and Text EE85 : What sort of job would that be? Could you give me if possible a job title and describe the sort of work you would be doing?
Valid cases465Missing cases8784
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteFor full coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejuhrsxExpected work hours: jobseeker
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (46)
Question Number and Text EE86 : About how many hours in a week do you think you would be able to work?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
23.9914.56080
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None029.33.0
Amount stated192710.097.0
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8782384.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-140.4Missing
Valid cases956Missing cases8293
Question RouteIF ((EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 2) AND (EJULK1 = 1 OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 1) OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 2 AND EJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
Time Use
NoteAfter Wave 1 the Question ordering for this and EJUPAYX were reversed. Caution should be exercised in comparing these variables from later waves with those at Wave 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejupayxExpected weekly net pay: jobseeker
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (46)
Question Number and Text EE87 : What weekly take-home pay would you expect to get (for that)?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
114.8099.4061500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated17738.4100.0
Missing or wild-941.4Missing
Inapplicable-8789285.3Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-11211.3Missing
Valid cases773Missing cases8476
Question RouteIF ((EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 2) AND (EJULK1 = 1 OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 1) OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 2 AND EJULKJB = 1) AND EJUHRSX GT 0)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job and has stated number of hours would be able to work per week
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Expectations
NoteSee note for EJUHRSX.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejupaylLowest net pay considered: jobseeker
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (46)
Question Number and Text EE88 : What is the lowest weekly take-home pay you would consider accepting for a job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
92.7671.243625
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated18639.3100.0
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8782384.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-11321.4Missing
Valid cases863Missing cases8386
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 2) AND (EJULK1 = 1 OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 1) OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 2 AND EJULKJB = 1 AND EJUSPEC = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job and is looking for a particular kind of job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejuhrslExpected hours for lowest pay jobseeker
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (46)
Question Number and Text EE89 : About how many hours in a week would you expect to have to work for that pay?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
23.8313.72180
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated18509.2100.0
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8795786.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-113.1Missing
Valid cases850Missing cases8399
Question RouteIF (EJBHAS = 2 AND EJBOFF = 2) AND (EJULK1 = 1 OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 1) OR (EJULK1 = 2 AND EJULK4 = 2 AND EJULKJB = 1 AND EJUSPEC = 1 AND EJUPAYL GT 0 )) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last week or last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last week or four weeks but would like a job and is looking for a particular kind of job and has stated lowest weekly take home pay would consider accepting for a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eeaageWhether working age
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE90 : Interviewer check respondent is:
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male 16-641364839.439.4
Female 16-592373240.440.4
Others3186920.220.2
Valid cases9249Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteImportant Interviewer Check determining route of interview.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejbubCurrently signed on at UB Office
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE92 : Some people, although they have a job, are entitled to sign on, while others who are looking for work may not sign on. May I just check, last week were you signed on at an Unemployment Benefit Office?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13643.95.0
No2697975.595.0
Missing or wild-934.4Missing
Inapplicable-8186920.2Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases7343Missing cases1906
Question RouteIF (EEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Benefits Receipt
NoteIncludes seasonal workers, those on short time work or laid off through strikes.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejbubyReason why signed on at UB Office
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE93 : Can I just check, was this to...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Claim unemploym11041.128.8
Claim income supp22212.461.2
Obtain NI contrib336.410.0
Missing or wild-937.4Missing
Inapplicable-8885195.7Missing
Valid cases361Missing cases8888
Question RouteIF (EEAAGE = 1-2 AND EJBUB = 1) Asked if R is of working age and currently signed on at an UB office last week
Index TermsEmployment: Benefits Receipt
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ej2hasHas a second paid job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE94 : Do you currently earn any money from (a second job) odd jobs or from work that you might do from time to time (apart from your main job)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes18228.99.3
No2800486.590.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases8826Missing cases423
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
NoteIncludes baby-sitting, mail order agent, pools agent etc.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ej2socOccupation (SOC), second job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE95 : What is it that you do (and what does the firm or person you work for make or do)?
Valid cases821Missing cases8428
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
Social Classification
NoteFor complete coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ej2sempEmployee or self employed, second job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE96 : Are you an employee or self employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee14574.956.3
Self employed23553.843.7
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-8800486.5Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases812Missing cases8437
Question RouteIF (EJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ej2hrsNo. of hours worked per month, 2nd job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE97 : How many hours do you usually work a month in your second/odd job(s), excluding meal breaks but including any overtime you might do?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
24.9424.40099
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04.0.5
Amount stated17488.199.5
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Inapplicable-8800486.5Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-163.7Missing
Valid cases752Missing cases8497
Question RouteIF (EJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Second Job
Time Use
NoteSee Note for EJ2PAY.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ej2payGross earnings from 2nd jobs last month
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE98 : Before tax and other deductions how much did you earn from your second and all other occasional jobs in the last calendar month?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
198.56658.7409999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
076.89.2
Amount stated17478.190.8
Inapplicable-8800486.5Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases823Missing cases8426
Question RouteIF (EJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Second Job
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here EJ2PAY), and the period in weeks which it covered (here EJ2HRS). 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. Includes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag (here EJ2PAYI) takes the missing value code of the original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A. Included in summary derived variables on gross pay, net pay, and total income.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejbhhaFamily commitments prevented job search
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE91A : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from looking for a job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16186.78.8
No2638069.091.2
Missing or wild-945.5Missing
Inapplicable-8178419.3Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases6998Missing cases2251
Question RouteIF (EEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ejbhhbFamily commitments prevented taking job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE91B : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from accepting a fulltime job that you were offered?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12112.33.0
No2678373.397.0
Missing or wild-949.5Missing
Inapplicable-8178419.3Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases6994Missing cases2255
Question RouteIF (EEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ejbhhcFamily commitments prevented job change
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE91C : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from changing jobs?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12142.33.1
No2678373.396.9
Missing or wild-946.5Missing
Inapplicable-8178419.3Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases6997Missing cases2252
Question RouteIF (EEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ejbhhdFamily commitments required job change
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE91D : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to change your job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes177.81.1
No2691674.898.9
Missing or wild-950.5Missing
Inapplicable-8178419.3Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases6993Missing cases2256
Question RouteIF (EEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ejbhheFamily commitments required leaving job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE91E : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to leave paid employment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11081.21.5
No2688674.598.5
Missing or wild-949.5Missing
Inapplicable-8178419.3Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases6994Missing cases2255
Question RouteIF (EEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ejbhhfFamily commitments led to less work hrs
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (47)
Question Number and Text EE91F : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to work fewer hours?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11691.82.4
No2682173.797.6
Missing or wild-953.6Missing
Inapplicable-8178419.3Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases6990Missing cases2259
Question RouteIF (EEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


eiveaEmployment section: respondent alone
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE99A : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Respondent alone1547259.2100.0
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8334436.2Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases5472Missing cases3777
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eivebEmployment section: partner present
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE99B : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0114412.434.2
Partner present2220023.865.8
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8547259.2Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases3344Missing cases5905
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eivecEmployment section: other adult present
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE99C : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0253727.475.9
Other adults pres38078.724.1
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8547259.2Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases3344Missing cases5905
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eivedEmployment section: child present
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE99D : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0252227.375.4
Children present48228.924.6
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8547259.2Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases3344Missing cases5905
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eiveeEmployment section: supervisor present
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text EE99E : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0325535.297.3
Supervisor present5891.02.7
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8547259.2Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases3344Missing cases5905
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eednewAny training/education since 1.9.94
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text EJ2 : Since September 1st last year, have you taken part in any education or training at all? Please include government training schemes, open university courses, correspondence courses and work experience schemes.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15125.56.2
No2768783.193.8
Missing or wild-917.2Missing
Inapplicable-86116.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases8199Missing cases1050
Question RouteIF (EJBSTAT NE 7) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteTraining defined as at least potentially job-related. Therefore excludes education or training undertaken as pastime, hobby or solely for general interest. Includes any training from previous employers. At Wave One this block of questions was asked in the demographic section of the interview. See Usage Notes in Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


eednew1Job training: to develop general skills
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text EJ3A : Was any of this education or training to develop your skills generally?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13674.072.4
No21401.527.6
Missing or wild-922.2Missing
Inapplicable-8829889.7Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases507Missing cases8742
Question RouteIF (EJBSTAT NE 7 AND EEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1.9.94
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for EEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


eednew2Job training: to prepare for future job
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text EJ3B : Was any of this education or training to prepare you for a job or jobs you might do in the future?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13764.174.5
No21291.425.5
Missing or wild-924.3Missing
Inapplicable-8829889.7Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases505Missing cases8744
Question RouteIF (EJBSTAT NE 7 AND EEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1.9.94
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for EEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


eednew3Job training: to increase skills
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text EJ3C : Was any of this education or training to increase your skills in your current job, for example by learning new technology?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11571.731.1
No23483.868.9
Missing or wild-924.3Missing
Inapplicable-8829889.7Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases505Missing cases8744
Question RouteIF (EJBSTAT NE 7 AND EEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1.9.94
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for EEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


eednew4Job training: to improve skills
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text EJ3D : Was any of this education or training to improve your skills in your current job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11621.832.0
No23443.768.0
Missing or wild-923.2Missing
Inapplicable-8829889.7Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases506Missing cases8743
Question RouteIF (EJBSTAT NE 7 AND EEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1.9.94
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for EEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


eednewqTime on non-employer training, amount
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text EJ4A : Since September 1st last year, how long have you spent on this training? Please tell me approximately how much time you have spent on training in total. Enter number.
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
50.57112.391832
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated14955.4100.0
Missing or wild-917.2Missing
Inapplicable-8829889.7Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-117.2Missing
Valid cases495Missing cases8754
Question RouteIF (EJBSTAT NE 7) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


eednewp1Time on non-employer training, units
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text EJ4B : Since September 1st last year, how long have you spent on this training? Please tell me approximately how much time you have spent on training in total. Enter Unit.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Hours11862.037.6
Days21171.323.6
Weeks379.916.0
Other41131.222.8
Missing or wild-917.2Missing
Inapplicable-8831589.9Missing
Proxy-74224.6Missing
Valid cases495Missing cases8754
Question RouteIF (EJBSTAT NE 7 AND EEDNEW = 1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training other than as part of present employment since Sept 1st last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


enemstCurrent labour force status
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text EJ9 : Please look at this card (25) and tell me which best describes your current situation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unemployed33423.79.3
Retired4158117.143.0
Maternity leave51.0.0
Family care67978.621.7
FT studt, school76106.616.6
LT sick, disabld83223.58.8
Gvt trng scheme97.1.2
Other1014.2.4
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-8514055.6Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases3674Missing cases5575
Question RouteIF (EJBSEMP NE 1 OR 2)
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


ecjsbgdDay current labour force status began
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text EJ8D,EJ10D : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7 or J9) begin? Day
Valid cases3817Missing cases5432
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteDate on which R began employment status exclusively, rather than when they first began status (e.g. looking after home). See Vol. A for more information on Employment Status variables within the survey. Length of spells are summarised in derived variables ECJSTEN and ECJSWK9 on Record EINDRESP.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ecjsbgmMonth current labour force status began
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text EJ8M,EJ10M : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7) begin? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January16046.58.0
February24424.85.9
March34885.36.5
April46527.08.7
May55105.56.8
June65916.47.9
July76146.68.2
August86957.59.3
September9134214.517.9
October107237.89.6
November114524.96.0
December123934.25.2
Summer151.0.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-1131814.3Missing
Valid cases7507Missing cases1742
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for ECJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ecjsbgyYear current labour force status began
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text EJ8Y,EJ10Y : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7) begin? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
87.949.021696
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1875294.6100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Don't know-174.8Missing
Valid cases8752Missing cases497
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for ECJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


ecjsblyIC:current l.f. spell began after 1.9.94
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text EJ11 : Interviewer check: Is date at J8 or J10 September 1st 1994 or before? Ask respondent if unclear
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.09.94 or before1666572.175.5
After 01.09.942216223.424.5
Proxy-74224.6Missing
Valid cases8827Missing cases422
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for ECJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


enjbsNumber of periods of paid employment
Record TypeEINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text EJ15 : Interviewer Check: Write in number of periods of paid employment (01 or 02) recorded at J12 above
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05255.724.3
1136614.863.2
22112.39.8
342.51.9
416.2.7
51.0.0
61.0.0
Inapplicable-8666572.1Missing
Proxy respondent-74224.6Missing
Valid cases2162Missing cases7087
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's present position/status started after 1.9.94
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteLength of spells are summarised in derived variable EJHSPW on Record EJOBHIST.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15