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pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG3
Valid cases15659Missing 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 TypeFINDSAMP
Valid cases15659Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Valid cases15659Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fpnoperson number
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1648741.441.4
2443328.328.3
3248515.915.9
414529.39.3
55383.43.4
61621.01.0
761.4.4
822.1.1
910.1.1
106.0.0
112.0.0
121.0.0
Valid cases15659Missing 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


fiviow5interview outcome wave 5
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1916658.561.5
Proxy23112.02.1
Telephone3139.9.9
Refusal45813.73.9
Elig - in non-cont H5111.7.7
Child under 1667654.95.1
Elig - in refusal HH798.6.7
Moved8199712.813.4
Out of scope/institd95693.63.8
Child- in non-cont H106894.44.6
Other112331.51.6
Chld - in nonresp HH122351.51.6
Retired rejoiner1310.1.1
Inapplicable-87554.8Missing
Valid cases14904Missing cases755
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW6


fivievrever interviewed
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG7 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11100670.373.8
No: new28905.76.0
No: youth39235.96.2
No: never4196612.613.2
No: check581.5.5
Deceased638.2.3
Inapplicable-87554.8Missing
Valid cases14904Missing cases755
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


fiveligwhether permanent sample member
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG8 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11351286.390.7
No213928.99.3
Inapplicable-87554.8Missing
Valid cases14904Missing cases755
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


fhhmemhousehold membership
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Wave 6 non-contact0171811.011.0
Enum member resident11243279.479.4
Enum member absent226.2.2
Enum member moved35253.43.4
Enum member deceased4121.8.8
Enum membr -rejoiner572.5.5
New entrant -residen67554.84.8
Retired rejoiner810.1.1
Valid cases15659Missing 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


fnewhyunlisted joiners
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member01482294.794.8
New baby11521.01.0
Marriage/cohab22101.31.3
From college/univers350.3.3
From institution41.0.0
Never left56.0.0
Moved in with parent6110.7.7
Shared accommodation7106.7.7
Other81811.21.2
Don't know-121.1Missing
Valid cases15638Missing cases21
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


fnemnjnnew entrants - month joined hh
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01482894.795.0
January143.3.3
February238.2.2
March349.3.3
April451.3.3
May545.3.3
June686.5.6
July777.5.5
August883.5.5
September9138.9.9
October1075.5.5
November1158.4.4
December1241.3.3
Don't know-147.3Missing
Valid cases15612Missing cases47
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


fneyrjnnew entrants - year joined hh
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01482894.794.9
1991911.0.0
1992922.0.0
1993937.0.0
19949416.1.1
199595122.8.8
1996966414.14.1
1997971.0.0
Don't know-141.3Missing
Valid cases15618Missing cases41
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteApproximate equivalent at Wave One - AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6


flvwhyleavers
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG11 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01329584.996.0
Deceased1121.8.9
Separated/divorced284.5.6
To college/universit334.2.2
To institution44.0.0
Left for job536.2.3
Marriage/cohabitatio657.4.4
To set up own home745.3.3
Other81741.11.3
Don't know-1180911.6Missing
Valid cases13850Missing cases1809
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


flvmnleavers - month left
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01329584.996.5
January134.2.2
February227.2.2
March341.3.3
April435.2.3
May528.2.2
June642.3.3
July760.4.4
August852.3.4
September987.6.6
October1024.2.2
November1128.2.2
December1225.2.2
Don't know-1188112.0Missing
Valid cases13778Missing cases1881
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


flvyrleavers - year left
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01329584.996.4
1993931.0.0
1994942.0.0
19959568.4.5
1996964272.73.1
1997972.0.0
Don't know-1186411.9Missing
Valid cases13795Missing cases1864
Question RouteALL
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Interview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


flvlocleavers - new location
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG13 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01329584.995.4
At prev Wave HH168.4.5
New local add- known21821.21.3
In GB priv add known382.5.6
In GB priv add unkno442.3.3
Outside GB510.1.1
TSM - won't follow6141.91.0
Deceased7121.8.9
Don't know-1171811.0Missing
Valid cases13941Missing cases1718
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


fivfioindividual interview outcome
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1913758.358.3
Proxy interview22491.61.6
Telephone intvw352.3.3
Refusal105083.23.2
Other non-intvw1164.4.4
Moved123542.32.3
Youth Interview217484.84.8
Youth: Refusal2232.2.2
Youth: Oth non-int237.0.0
Child under 1124192312.312.3
Refusal/non-int HH303152.02.0
Non-int/non-int HH3147.3.3
Moved/non-int HH32126.8.8
Youth: Ref/no-int HH4122.1.1
Youth: Oth/no-int HH427.0.0
Child u 11 no-int HH4338.2.2
Refusal/non-cont HH5056.4.4
Age, infirm/NC HH5298.6.6
Non-cont/NC HH536093.93.9
Out of scope/NC HH542331.51.5
Institutnsd/NC HH5525.2.2
Untraced mover5643.3.3
Child ref/NC HH6022.1.1
Chd non-cont/NC HH631631.01.0
Chd o-o-scope/NC HH6448.3.3
Chd untraced mover662.0.0
No one elig in HH803212.02.0
Prev wave adamant re812891.81.8
Dead99121.8.8
Valid cases15659Missing 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


fivrrefreason for interview refusal
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG15 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too ill112.12.1
Too elderly23.0.5
Senile37.01.2
Speaks no English42.0.4
Stressful fam sit58.11.4
Care of ill/old101.0.2
R. rarely home1212.12.1
R. temp. absent1310.11.8
Too busy1442.37.4
Q's too personal2119.13.3
Won't bother30121.821.2
Nothing changed311.0.2
Survey too long321.0.2
Waste of time3325.24.4
HH mem says refuse408.11.4
HH mem refs for R424.0.7
Risk other response4385.514.9
Other964.0.7
No reason given992061.336.1
Inapplicable-81508896.4Missing
Valid cases571Missing cases15088
Question RouteIF (FIVFIO = 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


fivireisre-issued to field
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG16 : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Re-issued to field140.37.0
No re-issue to field25313.493.0
Inapplicable-81508896.4Missing
Valid cases571Missing cases15088
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


ffinlocfinal sample location identification
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Duplicate05253.43.4
Final record11513496.696.6
Valid cases15659Missing 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


fivfhofinal household interview outcome
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All eligible HH intv101087569.469.4
Interviews + proxies117284.64.6
Interviews + refusal1213918.98.9
Pxy at original addr158.1.1
Phone interview only16112.7.7
Youth Interview only175.0.0
Docs missing or unus394.0.0
Address not found507494.84.8
No HH member contact5175.5.5
Refus to Rsrch Cntre60123.8.8
Refusal to intviewer613322.12.1
Language problems622.0.0
No intv.: Age/health63115.7.7
Missing person ref.6431.2.2
Moved prev wave add7023.1.1
Out scope-institut'n8027.2.2
Moved out of scope812871.81.8
Whole HH deceased9061.4.4
No PSM's resident914202.72.7
Adamant refusal922911.91.9
Valid cases15659Missing 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


fsampstsample membership status
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM11222178.080.8
W1 non-cont/enum2104.7.7
Birth - OSM38495.45.6
PSM: parent of OSM42081.31.4
TSM5175211.211.6
Not applicable-85253.4Missing
Valid cases15134Missing cases525
Question RouteUses FFINLOC FIVFIO PID on Record FINDSAMP. 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


fmovestindividual mover status
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover11112871.173.5
Mover within GB212257.88.1
Mover outside GB344.3.3
Mover back to GB46.0.0
Mover - location unk5125.8.8
Ineligible TSM non-m6125.8.8
Ineligible TSM mover71901.21.3
New entrant this wav87554.85.0
Dead9121.8.8
Mover status unknown1014099.09.3
Inel TSM - dk mover116.0.0
Not applicable-85253.4Missing
Valid cases15134Missing cases525
Question RouteUses FFINLOC FIVFIO PID FSAMPST FLVLOC on Record FINDSAMP. Uses FHHMOVE FIVFHO on Record FHHSAMP.
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


flewghtlongitudinal enumerated individual weigh
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases15659Missing 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


flrwghtlongitudinal respondent weight
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases15659Missing 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


fneyrjn4new entrants - year joined hh: 4 digit
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01482894.794.9
19911.0.0
19922.0.0
19937.0.0
199416.1.1
1995122.8.8
19966414.14.1
19971.0.0
Don't know-141.3Missing
Valid cases15618Missing cases41
Question RouteUses FNEYRJN on Record FINDSAMP.
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


flvyr4leavers - year left: 4 digit
Record TypeFINDSAMP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Current resident01329584.996.4
19931.0.0
19942.0.0
199568.4.5
19964272.73.1
19972.0.0
Don't know-1186411.9Missing
Valid cases13795Missing cases1864
Question RouteUses FLVYR on Record FINDSAMP.
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


fdistmovdistance of residential move
Record TypeFINDSAMP
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
34.4787.550747.22
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.0012117.7100.0
Missing-9.0014.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.001443492.2Missing
Valid cases1211Missing cases14448
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