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BHPS Documentation and Questionnaires

ff118Income: industrial injury allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF118 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Industrial Injury or Disablement Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0908496.299.4
Ind injury allow1853.6.6
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff119Income: attendance allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF119 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Attendance Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0897795.198.2
Attendance allow191601.71.8
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff120Income: mobility allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF120 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Mobility Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0900395.498.5
Mobility allow201341.41.5
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ff121Income: invalid care allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF121 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Invalid Care Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0905996.099.1
Inv care allow2178.8.9
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff122Income: war disability pension
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF122 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received War disability Pension?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0910096.499.6
War disabl pens2237.4.4
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff123Income: disability living allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF123 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Disability living allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0894894.897.9
Disab livng allwnce231892.02.1
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.New benefit income source from Wave 2 onwards.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ff124Income: disability working allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF124 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Disability working allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0913396.8100.0
Disab wrkng allwnce244.0.0
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A. New benefit income source from Wave 2 onwards.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13


ff125Income: incapacity benefit
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF125 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Incapacity Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0880093.296.3
Incapacity benefit253373.63.7
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A. New benefit income source from Wave 5 onwards. Introduced in 1994 to replace Invalidity benefits and N.I. Sickness benefit from April 1995 on.
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff131Income: both UB and IS
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF131 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Unemployment Benefit and Income Support together?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0904295.899.0
UB and IS31951.01.0
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ff132Income: income support (IS)
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF132 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Income Support (Supplementary Benefit)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0837288.791.6
Income Support327658.18.4
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff133Income: unemployment benefit (UB)
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF133 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Unemployment Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0898995.298.4
Unemployment Ben331481.61.6
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


ff142Income: Job seeker's allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF142 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Job Seeker's Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0909896.499.6
Job Seeker's Allowan4239.4.4
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteA new benefit introduced in October 1996 to replace Unemployment Benefit (wF133). See usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff135Income: child benefit
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF135 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Child Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0748579.381.9
Child benefit35165217.518.1
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff136Income: one parent benefit
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF136 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received One Parent Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0891194.497.5
One parent benefit362262.42.5
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16


ff137Income: family credit
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF137 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Family Credit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0898295.298.3
Family credit371551.61.7
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff138Income: maternity allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF138 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Maternity allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0908396.299.4
Maternity allow3854.6.6
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff139Income: housing benefit
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF139 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Housing Benefit/Rent rebate or allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0871092.395.3
Housing benefit394274.54.7
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Housing: Allowances/Rebates
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff140Income: council tax benefit
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF140 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Council Tax Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0828587.890.7
Comm charge bene408529.09.3
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A. Changed from Community Charge Benefit to Council Tax Benefit at Wave 3.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff141Income: other state benefit
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF141 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Any other state benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0912096.699.8
Other state bene4117.2.2
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff151Income: educational grant
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF151 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Educational Grant?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0879793.296.3
Educa grant513403.63.7
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Grants for Education
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff152Income: trade union payments
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF152 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Trade Union/Friendly Society payments?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0912996.799.9
T U/friendly soc pay528.1.1
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Trade Unions and Union Membership
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff153Income: maintenance or alimony
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF153 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Maintenance or Alimony?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0902695.698.8
Maint or alimony531111.21.2
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff154Income: payments from relations
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF154 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Payments from a family member not living here?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0895494.998.0
Payment abs relative541831.92.0
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff155Income: rent from lodgers
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF155 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Rent from Boarders or lodgers (not family members living here with you)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0906796.199.2
Rent/boarders/lodger5570.7.8
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff156Income: rent from other property
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF156 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Rent from any other property?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0895894.998.0
Rent other prop561791.92.0
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff157Income: foster allowance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF157 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Foster allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0913096.799.9
Foster allowance577.1.1
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff158Income: sickness or accident insurance
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF158 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Sickness or accident insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0909596.499.5
Sick/acci insurance5842.4.5
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ff159Income: any other payment
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text FF159 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.95 received Any other regular payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0907396.199.3
Any other payment5964.7.7
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fnf1Income: total number of cited sources
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (76)
Question Number and Text FF2 : Interviewer check How many sources of income in total were recorded above?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0400542.443.9
1240525.526.4
2153616.316.8
36997.47.7
43143.33.4
51261.31.4
626.3.3
710.1.1
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-216.2Missing
Valid cases9121Missing cases317
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffisitFinancial situation
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text FF4 : How well would you say you yourself are managing financially these days? Would you say you are (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Living comfortably1258627.428.4
Doing alright2324234.435.5
Just abt getting by3248726.427.3
Finding it quite dif45666.06.2
Finding it very diff52402.52.6
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-18.1Missing
Valid cases9121Missing cases317
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffisitcChange in financial position last year
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text FF5 : Would you say that you yourself are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Better off1277329.430.4
Worse off2220423.424.2
About same3413343.845.4
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-118.2Missing
Valid cases9110Missing cases328
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffisityWhy financial situation changed
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text FF6 : Why is that? (financially better or worse off)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Earnings increased1170418.134.7
Benefits increased22002.14.1
Invest't income inc378.81.6
Less expenses43493.77.1
Windfall payment573.81.5
Earnings decreased116847.213.9
Benefits reduced121061.12.2
Invest't income dec1357.61.2
More expenses14104411.121.3
One off expenditure1535.4.7
Earn less:less expen212.0.0
Earn more:more expen227.1.1
Earn more:less benft2317.2.3
More benft:more expe2412.1.2
Less svgs:same std l2519.2.4
Good management261431.52.9
No change income/exp2710.1.2
Better off:other rea311751.93.6
Worse off:other reas321922.03.9
Missing or wild-948.5Missing
Inapplicable-8415444.0Missing
Proxy-73013.2Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-125.3Missing
Valid cases4907Missing cases4531
Question RouteIF (FFISITC = 1-2) Asked if R is better off or worse off financially than a year ago
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteOffice coded from verbatim responses.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffisitxFinancial expectations for year ahead
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (81)
Question Number and Text FF7 : Looking ahead, how do you think you will be financially a year from now, will you be (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Better than now1267528.330.5
Worse than now2100810.711.5
About the same3509053.958.0
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-13553.8Missing
Valid cases8773Missing cases665
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ffiyrdiIncome last year from dividends/interest
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text FF8 : In the past 12 months about how much have you received in the way of dividends or interest from any savings and investments you may have?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Nothing1400542.443.8
Under 1002274129.030.0
100-4993133214.114.6
500-99944795.15.2
1000+55806.16.3
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Valid cases9137Missing cases301
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteIncludes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag FFIYRDII takes missing value code of original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8


ffiyrdiuIncome last yr dividend/interest > 1000
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text FF9 : Could you tell me, was it
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1000-250012402.548.5
2501-499921321.426.7
5000-10000379.816.0
>10000444.58.9
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-8860591.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-212.1Missing
Don't know-112.1Missing
Valid cases495Missing cases8943
Question RouteIF (FFIYRDI=5) Asked if R has received in last 12 months more than 1000 in dividends or interest from savings and investments.
Index TermsFinancial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8


fsaveSaves from current income
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text FF10 : Do you save any amount of your income for example by putting something away now and then in a bank, building society, or Post Office account other than to meet regular bills? Please include share purchase schemes and Personal Equity Plan (PEP) schemes.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1371039.341.1
No2531656.358.9
Missing or wild-917.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-2941.0Missing
Valid cases9026Missing cases412
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
NoteExplicitly excludes money put by to pay bills, but includes saving for holidays and PEPs and life insurance. Includes Tax Exempt Special Savings Accounts(TESSAs).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fsavedAmount saved each month
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text FF11 : About how much on average do you personally manage to save a month?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
135.04204.9506000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.0.1
Amount stated1333735.499.9
Missing or wild-924.3Missing
Inapplicable-8541057.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-259.6Missing
Don't know-13043.2Missing
Valid cases3340Missing cases6098
Question RouteIF (FSAVE=1) Asked if R saves some of income
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
NoteAmount saved by R alone.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fsavey1First reason for saving
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text FF12 : What are you saving for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Holidays17277.720.1
Old age22933.18.1
Car31471.64.1
Children41211.33.3
House purchase52242.46.2
Home improv61271.33.5
HH bills746.51.3
Special evnts81922.05.3
No spec reason9150315.941.6
Share schemes1031.3.9
Own education1141.41.1
Grandchild125.1.1
Other961561.74.3
Missing or wild-976.8Missing
Inapplicable-8541057.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-134.4Missing
Valid cases3613Missing cases5825
Question RouteIF (FSAVE=1 AND FSAVED GT 0) Asked if R saves some of income and specifies amount saved per month
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
NoteOffice coded from verbatim responses. At Wave 1 and 2 only one response was coded : wSAVEY.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fsavey2Second reason for saving
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text FF12 : What are you saving for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0304432.382.1
Holidays11481.64.0
Old age232.3.9
Car365.71.8
Children424.3.6
House purchase537.41.0
Home improv684.92.3
HH bills722.2.6
Special evnts867.71.8
No spec reason91291.43.5
Share schemes102.0.1
Own education114.0.1
Grandchild125.1.1
Other9646.51.2
Missing or wild-917.2Missing
Inapplicable-8541057.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases3709Missing cases5729
Question RouteIF (FSAVE=1 AND FSAVED GT 0) Asked if R saves some of income and specifies amount saved per month
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
NoteSee note for FSAVEY1.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fpppenPaid into private personal pension
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text FF13 : I'd like to ask you now about private personal pensions, that is a pension that you yourself have taken out on your own behalf. In the past year, that is since September 1st 1995 have you paid any contributions or premiums for a private personal pension, or had such contributions paid on your behalf by the Department of Social Security?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1129813.814.2
No2782983.085.8
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-26.1Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases9127Missing cases311
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fpenb4Personal pension started before 1.7.88
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text FF14 : Was your policy taken out before July 1st 1988 or since then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before 1.7.8813693.928.5
1.7.88 or since28739.267.4
Before and after353.64.1
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8783683.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1295Missing cases8143
Question RouteIF (FPPPEN=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.95 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
Note1.7.88 was date on which the UK laws relating to personal pensions were changed.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fpenb4yrYear pre 1.7.88 pension started
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text FF15 : What year did you first take out a policy?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
83.994.426688
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated13193.4100.0
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8876492.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Don't know-150.5Missing
Valid cases319Missing cases9119
Question RouteIF (FPPPEN=1 AND FPENB4=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.95 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS and the policy was taken out before 1.7.88
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for FPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


fpenb4vAmount last payment to pre 1988 pension
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text FF16 : How much was your last contribution or premium?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
254.16893.7668000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated13133.3100.0
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8876492.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-210.1Missing
Don't know-145.5Missing
Valid cases313Missing cases9125
Question RouteIF (FPPPEN=1 AND FPENB4=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.95 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS and the policy was taken out before 1.7.88
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for FPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fpenb4wWeeks covered pre 88 pension
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text FF17OC : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
8.1712.80152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.003103.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.005.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00881993.4Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003013.2Missing
One off payment-4.003.0Missing
Valid cases310Missing cases9128
Question RouteIF (FPPPEN=1 AND FPENB4=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.95 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS and the policy was taken out before 1.7.88
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for FPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fpenyrYear post 1.7.88 pension started
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text FF18 : What year did you first take out a policy?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19888863.77.2
1989891061.112.2
1990901211.313.9
1991911081.112.4
199292981.011.2
199393961.011.0
19949486.99.9
19959579.89.1
1996961151.213.2
Missing or wild-95.1Missing
Inapplicable-8820787.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-152.6Missing
Valid cases872Missing cases8566
Question RouteIF (FPPPEN=1 AND FPENB4=2) Asked if R has since 1.9.95 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS and policy was taken out on or after 1.7.88
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for FPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


fpenaddAdditional contrib'n to post '88 pension
Record TypeFINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (84)
Question Number and Text FF19 : Since September 1st 1995, over and above those contributions paid on your behalf by the Department of Social Security, have you yourself made any extra contributions towards your personal pension?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16066.466.1
No23113.333.9
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8820787.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73013.2Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases917Missing cases8521
Question RouteIF (FPPPEN=1 AND FPENB4=2) Asked if R has since 1.9.95 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS and policy was taken out on or after 1.7.88
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18