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ehidhousehold identification number
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text EHID : Office Code
Valid cases3112Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


epnoperson number
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text EPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1135343.543.5
2101532.632.6
346815.015.0
41916.16.1
5601.91.9
619.6.6
73.1.1
82.1.1
91.0.0
Valid cases3112Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text EJ12 : Can you look at this card please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you were doing immediately before then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye154117.417.7
Empl self/diff emply2144846.547.4
Unemp/job seeking350116.116.4
Retd from pd emplymt415.5.5
On maternity leave527.9.9
Looking after family61504.84.9
F-t education72417.77.9
Lng trm sick/disabld8401.31.3
On govt trng scheme9331.11.1
Something else10571.81.9
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Don't know-1581.9Missing
Valid cases3053Missing cases59
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text EJ13D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases1198Missing cases1914
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text EJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12307.48.3
February21876.06.8
March31876.06.8
April42086.77.5
May51775.76.4
June62618.49.5
July72498.09.0
August82658.59.6
September943413.915.7
October102257.28.2
November111966.37.1
December121384.45.0
Spring141.0.0
Summer151.0.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Don't know-134911.2Missing
Valid cases2759Missing cases353
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhbgyyear labour force spell began
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text EJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
91.804.894696
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1300996.7100.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Don't know-1993.2Missing
Valid cases3009Missing cases103
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


ejspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text EJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1216269.569.5
261019.619.6
31906.16.1
4852.72.7
5341.11.1
617.5.5
78.3.3
84.1.1
92.1.1
Valid cases3112Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text EJ17 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE AT J16). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases1982Missing cases1130
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A and the SOC coding frame in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text EJ19 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee198431.668.5
Part time employee234010.923.7
Self-employed31133.67.9
Missing or wild-9702.2Missing
Inapplicable-8160551.6Missing
Valid cases1437Missing cases1675
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND EJHSTAT=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and was employed but not by current employer or was self employed
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSince Wave Two this has been a three category variable and thus not strictly comparable with the Wave One equivalent.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text EJ20 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes117.515.7
No2912.984.3
Missing or wild-9752.4Missing
Inapplicable-8292994.1Missing
Valid cases108Missing cases3004
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND EJHSTAT=2 AND EJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and was self-employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text EJ21 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (27) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1165653.279.1
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2511.62.4
Loc Gvt/twn hall31795.88.5
NHS/higher educ41173.85.6
Natlised indtry515.5.7
Non-profit orgs.6451.42.1
Armed forces712.4.6
Other819.6.9
Missing or wild-91835.9Missing
Inapplicable-883526.8Missing
Valid cases2094Missing cases1018
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND EJHSTAT=2 AND EJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text EJ22 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager12457.913.2
Foreman/superv22518.113.5
Not mngr/superv3136543.973.3
Missing or wild-9752.4Missing
Inapplicable-8117637.8Missing
Valid cases1861Missing cases1251
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND (EJHSTAT=1 OR 2) AND EJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text EJ24 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace143714.082.8
Diff workplace2912.917.2
Missing or wild-9742.4Missing
Inapplicable-8251080.7Missing
Valid cases528Missing cases2584
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND (EJHSTAT=1) AND EJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSame workplace means same geographical site.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


ejhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text EJ25 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases2220Missing cases892
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee SIC coding frame in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12


ejhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text EJ26 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211284.15.9
3 - 9233410.715.4
10 - 24333910.915.7
25 - 4942658.512.2
50 - 9952277.310.5
100 - 19962026.59.3
200 - 49972608.412.0
500 - 99981183.85.4
1000 or more91615.27.4
DK/under 2510341.11.6
DK/25+11983.14.5
Missing or wild-91845.9Missing
Inapplicable-872623.3Missing
Refused-22.1Missing
Don't know-1341.1Missing
Valid cases2166Missing cases946
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND (EJHSTAT=1 AND EJHPLDF=2) OR EJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and workplace/job/or employer is different to that in previous spell
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhpaylpay at 1.9.94: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text EJ27 : Please think back to September 1st last year or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
3473.127536.960100000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.1
Amount Stated1175456.499.9
Missing or wild-9692.2Missing
Inapplicable-8106434.2Missing
Refused-2551.8Missing
Don't know-11695.4Missing
Valid cases1755Missing cases1357
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for EJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.94: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text EJ28OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
12.1420.03-577
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00168054.0100.0
Missing or wild-9.00712.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00128841.4Missing
One-off payment-5.004.1Missing
Per hour-4.00692.2Missing
Valid cases1680Missing cases1432
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND EJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here EJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here EJHPYLW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by the number of weeks). You should be aware that for a small number of cases the period of receipt is less than one week; in these cases, you may wish to take special action.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.94: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text EJ29 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there no deductions at all usually made from your pay?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions195130.654.5
After deductions260919.634.9
No deductions31866.010.7
Missing or wild-9732.3Missing
Inapplicable-8128841.4Missing
Don't know-15.2Missing
Valid cases1746Missing cases1366
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND EJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text EJ30 : Would you look at this card (28) please and tell me which of the statements on the card best describes why you stopped doing that job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted135211.318.0
Left for better job250816.325.9
Made redundant31976.310.0
Dismissed or sacked4461.52.3
Temporary job ended52417.712.3
Took retirement6672.23.4
Stopped health reas7832.74.2
Left to have baby8441.42.2
Children/home care9411.32.1
Care of other person106.2.3
Other reason1133610.817.1
Moved away1221.71.1
Start college or uni1319.61.0
Missing or wild-9852.7Missing
Inapplicable-8106434.2Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases1961Missing cases1151
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteRecords main reason. New categories (12) 'Moved away' and (13) 'Started college or university' coded from 'other' responses at Wave 5. From Wave 6 these categories were added to the showcard as (11) 'Moved away' and (12) 'Started college or university', 'Other' becomes (13).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text EJ31 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11023.326.4
Promot prospects2321.08.3
More responsibl39.32.3
Job security4371.29.6
More interes job524.86.2
Specific type work623.76.0
Be own boss715.53.9
Grter initiative84.11.0
Less commuting922.75.7
Less hours1010.32.6
More flex hrs1122.75.7
To use skills1313.43.4
Less dmandng wrk144.11.0
Prefer this job15411.310.6
New job better1613.43.4
Other9615.53.9
Missing or wild-91053.4Missing
Inapplicable-8261884.1Missing
Don't know-13.1Missing
Valid cases386Missing cases2726
Question RouteIF (ECJSBLY=2 AND EJHSTPY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1994 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where EJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2700Missing cases412
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (day) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12457.97.9
February21886.06.1
March31675.45.4
April42126.86.8
May51926.26.2
June62187.07.0
July72598.38.4
August82467.97.9
September955117.717.8
October1040312.913.0
November112518.18.1
December121625.25.2
Spring141.0.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Don't know-116.5Missing
Valid cases3095Missing cases17
Question RouteUses EJSPNO EJHBGD EJHBGM EJHBGY on Record EJOBHIST. Uses ECJSBGD ECJSBGM ECJSBGY on Record EINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (month) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhendyyear labour force spell ended
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19949476824.724.7
199595232274.674.7
19969617.5.5
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases3107Missing cases5
Question RouteUses EJSPNO EJHBGD EJHBGM EJHBGY on Record EJOBHIST. Uses ECJSBGD ECJSBGM ECJSBGY on Record EINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (year) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


ejha9lywhether job started after 1.9.94
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 1994 or before1216269.569.5
After Sept 1994295030.530.5
Valid cases3112Missing cases0
Question RouteUses EJSPNO on Record EJOBHIST. Uses EJLYID on Record EINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteThis is a derived variable (in Wave One, it was result of an interviewer check).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large12.1.1
Managers,large21444.67.3
Employers,small310.3.5
Managers,small4742.43.7
Professional Self-em58.3.4
Professional employe6652.13.3
Int. non-manual,work72608.413.1
Int. non-man,foreman8812.64.1
Junior non-manual945014.522.8
Personal service wrk101825.89.2
Foreman manual11612.03.1
Skilled manual wkrs121896.19.6
Semi-skilled manual132708.713.7
Unskilled manual wkr14963.14.9
Own account wkrs15622.03.1
Farmers - employers,161.0.1
Farmers - own accoun173.1.2
Agricultural workers1818.6.9
Members of armed for192.1.1
Missing-9702.2Missing
Not Applicable-8106434.2Missing
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes the Socio-Economic Group for jobs in annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher12267.311.4
Service class,lower237612.119.0
Routine non-manual e33099.915.6
Personal service wor41976.310.0
Sml props w employee510.3.5
Sml props w/o employ6612.03.1
Farmers,Smallholders75.2.3
Foreman,Technicians81494.87.5
Skilled manual worke91424.67.2
Semi,unskilled manua1048615.624.6
Agricultural workers1117.5.9
Missing-9702.2Missing
Not Applicable-8106434.2Missing
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes the Goldthorpe social class classification for jobs in the annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A for details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ1742.43.7
technic249415.925.0
Skilled non-manual352316.826.4
Skilled manual436611.818.5
Partly skilled occ541613.421.0
Unskilled occ61033.35.2
Armed forces72.1.1
Missing or wild-9702.2Missing
Inapplicable-8106434.2Missing
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes Registrar General's Social Class for jobs in annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A for details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. Computed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and coding frame for ISCO in Appendix to Vol. A. International Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: ISCO 88. Geneva: International Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.8417.240.6785.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00197863.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.00702.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.00106434.2Missing
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.3818.260.6686.80
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00197863.6100.0
Missing or wild-9.00702.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.00106434.2Missing
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.6615.91082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.1.1
Amount Stated1.00197663.599.9
Missing or wild-9.00702.2Missing
Inapplicable-8.00106434.2Missing
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1974) The Social Grading of Occupations: A New Approach and Scale, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org102.1.1
Higher managerial2020.61.0
Higher prof tradn'l31632.03.2
Higher prof new emp3228.91.4
High prof trad s.emp339.3.5
Lower Prof trad emps412287.311.5
Lower Prof new emps4210.3.5
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4314.4.7
Lower Prof new s.emp445.2.3
Lower manag occupns501484.87.5
Hgher supervis occup60351.11.8
admin712016.510.2
serv721013.25.1
aux7329.91.5
Intermed engineering749.3.5
Emp,small (non-prof)8111.4.6
Emp,small (agricult)821.0.1
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91672.23.4
Own acct wkrs(agric)924.1.2
Lwr supervis occups100993.25.0
Lwr technical craft111772.53.9
Lwr tech process op11210.3.5
Semi-routine sales1211384.47.0
Semi-routine service1221384.47.0
Semi-routine tech123321.01.6
Semi-routine op124601.93.0
Semi-routine agric1255.2.3
Semi-routine cleri126331.11.7
Semi-rtne childcare12712.4.6
serv131882.84.4
Routine production132782.53.9
Routine technical133832.74.2
Routine operative1341294.16.5
Routine agricultrl13512.4.6
Missing-9692.2Missing
Inapplicable-8106434.2Missing
Valid cases1979Missing cases1133
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhspwweeks in year to 1.9.95: prev job spell
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
23.8017.27052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001284.14.1
Amount Stated1.00296195.195.9
Missing or wild-9.0023.7Missing
Valid cases3089Missing cases23
Question RouteUses EJSPNO EJHBGD EJHBGM EJHBGY EJHSTAT EJHENDD EJHENDDM EJHENDY on Record EJOBHIST. Uses EJLYID on Record EINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 1994 - 31 August 1995. Used in calculation of annual measures of duration in states and annual incomes. It is not the total spell length. Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
930.87840.02016880
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001.0.1
Amount Stated1.00198863.999.9
Missing or wild-9.00591.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00106434.2Missing
Valid cases1989Missing cases1123
Question RouteUses ESEX EMLSTAT EJBPENM ESPJB ECJSBLY EAGE on Record EINDRESP. Uses EJHA9LY EJHPAYL EJHPYLW EJHPYLG EJHSPW EJHSTAT EJHBGD EJHBGM EJHBGY on Record EJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures gross monthly rate of wage, salary or self-employment income in the employment spell. Based on the payment at the start date or at 1.9.94, depending on which is available, converted from net to gross where necessary, in the light of information about sex, marital status, spouse's employment status and pension membership. Start date is used to determine appropriate tax and National Insurance regime. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable EJHGPAYI 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


ejhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
735.34596.87011041.50
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001.0.1
Amount Stated1.00198863.999.9
Missing or wild-9.00591.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00106434.2Missing
Valid cases1989Missing cases1123
Question RouteUses ESEX EMLSTAT EJBPENM ESPJB ECJSBLY EAGE on Record EINDRESP. Uses EJHA9LY EJHPAYL EJHPYLW EJHPYLG EJHSPW EJHSTAT EJHBGD EJHBGM EJHBGY on Record EJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures net monthly rate of wage, salary or self-employment income in the employment spell. Based on the payment at the start date or at 1.9.94, depending on which is available, converted from gross to net where necessary, in the light of information about sex, marital status, spouse's employment status and pension membership. Start date is used to determine the appropriate tax and National Insurance regime.Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable EJHGPAYI 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


ejhgpayiimputation flag - ejhgpay (derived)
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0181258.288.5
Imputed12367.611.5
Var Inapplicable-8106434.2Missing
Valid cases2048Missing cases1064
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for EJHGPAY and section on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhnpayiimputation flag - ejhnpay (derived)
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0181258.288.5
Imputed12367.611.5
Var Inapplicable-8106434.2Missing
Valid cases2048Missing cases1064
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for EJHNPAY and section on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhbgy4year labour force spell began: 4 digit
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1991.804.8919461996
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1300996.7100.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Don't know-1993.2Missing
Valid cases3009Missing cases103
Question RouteUses EJHBGY on Record EJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhendy4year labour force spell ended: 4 digit
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199476824.724.7
1995232274.674.7
199617.5.5
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases3107Missing cases5
Question RouteUses EJHENDY on Record EJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteFour-digit version of year base variable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeEJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text EEG3
Valid cases3112Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeEJOBHIST
Valid cases3112Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeEJOBHIST
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable EJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeEJOBHIST
Valid cases1982Missing cases1130
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeEJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
493.83248.7611933
Valid cases1978Missing cases1134
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ejhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeEJOBHIST
Valid cases3112Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18