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pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG3
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
NoteConsistent across waves.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeEINDSAMP
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehidhousehold identification number
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


epnoperson number
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1655341.641.6
2444928.228.2
3249615.815.8
414739.39.3
55403.43.4
61581.01.0
752.3.3
816.1.1
910.1.1
107.0.0
112.0.0
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eiviow4interview outcome wave 4
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1947060.162.8
Proxy23392.22.2
Telephone3114.7.8
Refusal45883.73.9
Elig - in non-cont H580.5.5
Child under 1667865.05.2
Elig - in refusal HH7108.7.7
Moved8203512.913.5
Out of scope/institd95913.83.9
Child- in non-cont H105623.63.7
Other111851.21.2
Chld - in nonresp HH122031.31.3
Retired rejoiner1313.1.1
Inapplicable-86824.3Missing
Valid cases15074Missing cases682
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW5


eivievrever interviewed
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11115670.874.0
No: new28865.65.9
No: youth39406.06.2
No: never4199212.613.2
No: check572.5.5
Deceased628.2.2
Inapplicable-86824.3Missing
Valid cases15074Missing cases682
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


eiveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11378387.591.4
No212918.28.6
Inapplicable-86824.3Missing
Valid cases15074Missing cases682
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ehhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 5 non-contact0185411.811.8
Enum member resident11239078.678.6
Enum member absent238.2.2
Enum member moved35843.73.7
Enum member deceased4108.7.7
Enum membr -rejoiner587.6.6
New entrant -residen66794.34.3
New entrant - absent73.0.0
Retired rejoiner813.1.1
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


enewhyunlisted joiners
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member01497495.095.1
New baby11691.11.1
Marriage/cohab21871.21.2
From college/univers339.2.2
Never left511.1.1
Moved in with parent6114.7.7
Shared accommodation7107.7.7
Other8139.9.9
Don't know-116.1Missing
Valid cases15740Missing cases16
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


enemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01498595.195.4
January148.3.3
February237.2.2
March332.2.2
April436.2.2
May552.3.3
June658.4.4
July778.5.5
August870.4.4
September9122.8.8
October10114.7.7
November1144.3.3
December1237.2.2
Don't know-143.3Missing
Valid cases15713Missing cases43
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - 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 TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01498595.195.3
1993935.0.0
199494118.7.8
1995956083.93.9
1996967.0.0
Don't know-133.2Missing
Valid cases15723Missing cases33
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


elvwhyleavers
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01321083.895.6
Deceased1108.7.8
Separated/divorced272.5.5
To college/universit360.4.4
To institution45.0.0
Left for job528.2.2
Marriage/cohabitatio670.4.5
To set up own home759.4.4
Other82001.31.4
Don't know-1194412.3Missing
Valid cases13812Missing cases1944
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


elvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01321083.896.3
January138.2.3
February227.2.2
March325.2.2
April427.2.2
May531.2.2
June646.3.3
July743.3.3
August844.3.3
September994.6.7
October1069.4.5
November1139.2.3
December1225.2.2
Don't know-1203812.9Missing
Valid cases13718Missing cases2038
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


elvyrleavers - year left
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01321083.896.1
1993934.0.0
19949476.5.6
1995954492.83.3
1996969.1.1
Don't know-1200812.7Missing
Valid cases13748Missing cases2008
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


elvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01321083.895.0
At prev Wave HH177.5.6
New local add- known21871.21.3
In GB priv add known382.5.6
In GB priv add unkno481.5.6
Outside GB511.1.1
TSM - won't follow6146.91.1
Deceased7108.7.8
Don't know-1185411.8Missing
Valid cases13902Missing cases1854
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Household Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1882756.056.0
Proxy interview22861.81.8
Telephone intvw3136.9.9
Refusal105393.43.4
Other non-intvw1170.4.4
Moved123952.52.5
Youth Interview217494.84.8
Youth: Refusal2236.2.2
Youth: Oth non-int2321.1.1
Child under 1124188512.012.0
Refusal/non-int HH304292.72.7
Non-int/non-int HH3128.2.2
Moved/non-int HH32137.9.9
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4130.2.2
Youth: Oth/no-int HH427.0.0
Child u 11 no-int HH4369.4.4
Refusal/non-cont HH5036.2.2
Lang prob/NC HH516.0.0
Age, infirm/NC HH5292.6.6
Non-cont/NC HH536624.24.2
Out of scope/NC HH541941.21.2
Institutnsd/NC HH5535.2.2
Untraced mover5649.3.3
Child ref/NC HH6012.1.1
Chd lang prob/NC HH617.0.0
Chd non-cont/NC HH631691.11.1
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6444.3.3
Chd untraced mover663.0.0
No one elig in HH803442.22.2
Prev wave adamant re813512.22.2
Dead99108.7.7
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAn important variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxies have been merged with that from respondents. Proxies and telephone interviewees, however, have zero respondent weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. Additional categories and minor recoding in comparison with Wave One. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG15 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill118.13.3
Too elderly27.01.3
Senile35.0.9
Speaks no English43.0.5
Stressful fam sit56.01.1
R. rarely home1213.12.4
R. temp. absent139.11.6
Too busy1438.26.9
Q's too personal2112.12.2
Won't bother30144.926.2
Nothing changed312.0.4
Survey too long324.0.7
Waste of time3320.13.6
HH mem says refuse409.11.6
Othr says refuse413.0.5
HH mem refs for R423.0.5
Risk other response4386.515.7
No reason given991671.130.4
Inapplicable-81520796.5Missing
Valid cases549Missing cases15207
Question RouteIF (EIVFIO = 10 or 11) Asked if R refuses interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG16 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field119.13.5
No re-issue to field25303.496.5
Inapplicable-81520796.5Missing
Valid cases549Missing cases15207
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether individual re-issued to field after conversion attempt.
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


efinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate05843.73.7
Final record11517296.396.3
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAllows identification of the last h/hold where the sample member was expected to be found.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101046866.466.4
Interviews + proxies118355.35.3
Interviews + refusal1214108.98.9
Pxy at original addr151.0.0
Phone interview only162681.71.7
Youth Interview only177.0.0
Docs missing or unus393.0.0
Address not found507294.64.6
No HH member contact51124.8.8
Refus to Rsrch Cntre6064.4.4
Refusal to intviewer615423.43.4
Language problems6225.2.2
No intv.: Age/health63115.7.7
Moved prev wave add7055.3.3
Out scope-institut'n8035.2.2
Moved out of scope812511.61.6
Whole HH deceased9049.3.3
No PSM's resident914242.72.7
Adamant refusal923512.22.2
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteAll waves after Wave 1 use a consistent coding frame derived from the coversheet interviewer check. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


esampstsample membership status
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM11264880.383.4
W1 non-cont/enum2115.7.8
Birth - OSM36894.44.5
PSM: parent of OSM4140.9.9
TSM5158010.010.4
Not applicable-85843.7Missing
Valid cases15172Missing cases584
Question RouteUses EFINLOC EIVFIO PID on Record EINDSAMP. Uses MSTAT YOSM on Record XWLSTEN.
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteO/P/TSM - Original/ Permanent/ Temporary Sample Member. See Section on Sampling in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


emovestindividual mover status
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11128571.674.4
Mover within GB212628.08.3
Mover outside GB371.5.5
Mover back to GB414.1.1
Mover - location unk51931.21.3
Ineligible TSM non-m6121.8.8
Ineligible TSM mover72131.41.4
New entrant this wav86824.34.5
Dead9108.7.7
Mover status unknown1012137.78.0
Inel TSM - dk mover1110.1.1
Not applicable-85843.7Missing
Valid cases15172Missing cases584
Question RouteUses EFINLOC EIVFIO PID ESAMPST ELVLOC on Record EINDSAMP. Uses EHHMOVE EIVFHO on Record EHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteIndicates whether sample members have moved since previous Wave. Not applicable for new entrants.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


elewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases15753Missing cases3
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


elrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases15756Missing cases0
Index TermsSampling Factors
NoteSee notes in Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


eneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh: 4 digit
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01498595.195.3
19935.0.0
1994118.7.8
19956083.93.9
19967.0.0
Don't know-133.2Missing
Valid cases15723Missing cases33
Question RouteUses ENEYRJN on Record EINDSAMP.
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


elvyr4leavers - year left: 4 digit
Record TypeEINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01321083.896.1
19934.0.0
199476.5.6
19954492.83.3
19969.1.1
Don't know-1200812.7Missing
Valid cases13748Missing cases2008
Question RouteUses ELVYR on Record EINDSAMP.
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


edistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeEINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
35.0779.540598.42
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0012437.9100.0
Missing-9.0019.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.001449492.0Missing
Valid cases1243Missing cases14513
Question RouteALL
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
NoteIf respondent has moved then this shows the distance in kilometres from previous residence.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18