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fhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text FHID : Office Code
Valid cases3019Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fpnoperson number
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text FPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1130943.443.4
296932.132.1
348115.915.9
41755.85.8
5441.51.5
613.4.4
720.7.7
83.1.1
93.1.1
112.1.1
Valid cases3019Missing 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


fjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text FJ12 : 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 emplye146515.415.5
Empl self/diff emply2148149.149.5
Unemp/job seeking347815.816.0
Retd from pd emplymt418.6.6
On maternity leave517.6.6
Looking after family61404.64.7
F-t education72518.38.4
Lng trm sick/disabld8431.41.4
On govt trng scheme919.6.6
Something else10812.72.7
Don't know-126.9Missing
Valid cases2993Missing cases26
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995
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


fjhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text FJ13D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases1184Missing cases1835
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


fjhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text FJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12307.68.5
February21775.96.6
March31876.26.9
April42357.88.7
May51725.76.4
June62387.98.8
July72357.88.7
August82628.79.7
September947115.617.4
October102127.07.8
November111725.76.4
December121103.64.1
Don't know-131810.5Missing
Valid cases2701Missing cases318
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995
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


fjhbgyyear labour force spell began
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text FJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
92.854.745497
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1294597.5100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Don't know-1732.4Missing
Valid cases2945Missing cases74
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6


fjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text FJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1209569.469.4
261120.220.2
31866.26.2
4722.42.4
5321.11.1
613.4.4
76.2.2
82.1.1
92.1.1
Valid cases3019Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995
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


fjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text FJ17 : 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 cases1943Missing cases1076
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


fjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text FJ19 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1101533.668.7
Part time employee237012.325.1
Self-employed3923.06.2
Missing or wild-9301.0Missing
Inapplicable-8151250.1Missing
Valid cases1477Missing cases1542
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND FJHSTAT=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 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


fjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text FJ20 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes113.414.3
No2782.685.7
Missing or wild-9311.0Missing
Inapplicable-8289796.0Missing
Valid cases91Missing cases2928
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND FJHSTAT=2 AND FJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 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


fjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text FJ21 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (27) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1162753.980.0
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2491.62.4
Loc Gvt/twn hall31785.98.8
NHS/higher educ4943.14.6
Natlised indtry59.3.4
Non-profit orgs.6391.31.9
Armed forces716.5.8
Other822.71.1
Missing or wild-91545.1Missing
Inapplicable-883127.5Missing
Valid cases2034Missing cases985
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND FJHSTAT=2 AND FJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 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


fjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text FJ22 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager12518.313.6
Foreman/superv22267.512.3
Not mngr/superv3136245.174.1
Missing or wild-9411.4Missing
Inapplicable-8113937.7Missing
Valid cases1839Missing cases1180
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND (FJHSTAT=1 OR 2) AND FJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 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


fjhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text FJ24 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace137812.581.5
Diff workplace2862.818.5
Missing or wild-9311.0Missing
Inapplicable-8252483.6Missing
Valid cases464Missing cases2555
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND (FJHSTAT=1) AND FJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 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


fjhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text FJ25 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases2163Missing cases856
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


fjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text FJ26 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211384.66.5
3 - 9238212.718.0
10 - 24335511.816.7
25 - 4942558.412.0
50 - 9951856.18.7
100 - 19961916.39.0
200 - 49972096.99.8
500 - 99981424.76.7
1000 or more91525.07.2
DK/under 2510331.11.6
DK/25+11832.73.9
Missing or wild-91545.1Missing
Inapplicable-873824.4Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases2125Missing cases894
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND (FJHSTAT=1 AND FJHPLDF=2) OR FJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 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


fjhpaylpay at 1.9.95: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text FJ27 : 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
3476.467239.78087500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05.2.3
Amount Stated1177258.799.7
Missing or wild-9291.0Missing
Inapplicable-8104734.7Missing
Refused-2371.2Missing
Don't know-11294.3Missing
Valid cases1777Missing cases1242
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for FJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.95: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text FJ28OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
12.8720.510.2052
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00167155.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.00391.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00121340.2Missing
Per hour-4.00923.0Missing
Don't know-1.004.1Missing
Valid cases1671Missing cases1348
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND FJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 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 FJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here FJHPYLW). 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


fjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.95: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text FJ29 : 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 deductions195231.554.2
After deductions262420.735.5
No deductions31826.010.4
Missing or wild-9381.3Missing
Inapplicable-8121340.2Missing
Don't know-110.3Missing
Valid cases1758Missing cases1261
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND FJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 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


fjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text FJ30 : 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 %
Promoted12879.514.9
Left for better job250016.626.0
Made redundant31966.510.2
Dismissed or sacked4491.62.6
Temporary job ended52267.511.8
Took retirement6581.93.0
Stopped health reas7742.53.9
Left to have baby8351.21.8
Children/home care9431.42.2
Moved area11642.13.3
Started college/univ12662.23.4
Other reason1332210.716.8
Missing or wild-9501.7Missing
Inapplicable-8104734.7Missing
Refused-22.1Missing
Valid cases1920Missing cases1099
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995
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


fjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text FJ31 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11153.829.9
Promot prospects2411.410.6
More responsibl37.21.8
Job security4321.18.3
More interes job5371.29.6
Specific type work618.64.7
Be own boss715.53.9
Grter initiative87.21.8
Less commuting916.54.2
Less hours107.21.8
More flex hrs1117.64.4
Health reasons121.0.3
To use skills1314.53.6
Less dmandng wrk141.0.3
Prefer this job1519.64.9
New job better1616.54.2
Other9622.75.7
Missing or wild-9702.3Missing
Inapplicable-8256384.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases385Missing cases2634
Question RouteIF (FCJSBLY=2 AND FJHSTPY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1995 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where FJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2620Missing cases399
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


fjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12217.37.3
February21906.36.3
March31795.96.0
April42668.88.8
May52137.17.1
June62327.77.7
July72739.09.1
August82518.38.3
September954518.118.1
October1030710.210.2
November111886.26.3
December121434.74.8
Missing or wild-92.1Missing
Don't know-19.3Missing
Valid cases3008Missing cases11
Question RouteUses FJSPNO FJHBGD FJHBGM FJHBGY on Record FJOBHIST. Uses FCJSBGD FCJSBGM FCJSBGY on Record FINDRESP.
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


fjhendyyear labour force spell ended
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
19959570423.323.3
199696230776.476.5
1997974.1.1
Missing or wild-92.1Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases3015Missing cases4
Question RouteUses FJSPNO FJHBGD FJHBGM FJHBGY on Record FJOBHIST. Uses FCJSBGD FCJSBGM FCJSBGY on Record FINDRESP.
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


fjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.95
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 1995 or before1209569.469.4
After Sept 1995292430.630.6
Valid cases3019Missing cases0
Question RouteUses FJSPNO on Record FJOBHIST. Uses FJLYID on Record FINDRESP.
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


fjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large11.0.1
Managers,large21394.67.2
Employers,small39.3.5
Managers,small4923.04.7
Professional Self-em54.1.2
Professional employe6692.33.6
Int. non-manual,work72056.810.6
Int. non-man,foreman8702.33.6
Junior non-manual949916.525.7
Personal service wrk101836.19.4
Foreman manual11551.82.8
Skilled manual wkrs121785.99.2
Semi-skilled manual132498.212.8
Unskilled manual wkr14923.04.7
Own account wkrs15602.03.1
Farmers - own accoun171.0.1
Agricultural workers1826.91.3
Members of armed for196.2.3
Missing-9341.1Missing
Not Applicable-8104734.7Missing
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
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


fjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher12127.010.9
Service class,lower233511.117.3
Routine non-manual e334411.417.8
Personal service wor42187.211.2
Sml props w employee59.3.5
Sml props w/o employ6592.03.0
Farmers,Smallholders74.1.2
Foreman,Technicians81083.65.6
Skilled manual worke91424.77.3
Semi,unskilled manua1048216.024.9
Agricultural workers1125.81.3
Missing-9341.1Missing
Not Applicable-8104734.7Missing
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
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


fjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ1732.43.8
technic244914.923.2
Skilled non-manual356618.729.2
Skilled manual432910.917.0
Partly skilled occ541913.921.6
Unskilled occ6963.25.0
Armed forces76.2.3
Missing or wild-9341.1Missing
Inapplicable-8104734.7Missing
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
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


fjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
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


fjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.8116.711.5085.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00193864.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.00341.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00104734.7Missing
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
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


fjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.3317.651.5197.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00193864.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.00341.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00104734.7Missing
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
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


fjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
42.8015.5217.5282.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00193864.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.00341.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00104734.7Missing
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
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


fjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org101.0.1
Higher managerial20321.11.6
Higher prof tradn'l31612.03.1
Higher prof new emp3227.91.4
High prof trad s.emp334.1.2
Lower Prof trad emps411966.510.1
Lower Prof new emps4214.5.7
Lwr Prof trad s.emp438.3.4
Lower Prof new s.emp444.1.2
Lower manag occupns501404.67.2
Hgher supervis occup60321.11.6
admin712157.111.1
serv721274.26.5
aux7325.81.3
Intermed engineering7413.4.7
Emp,small (non-prof)8110.3.5
Emp,small (agricult)821.0.1
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91632.13.2
Own acct wkrs(agric)921.0.1
Lwr supervis occups100892.94.6
Lwr technical craft111642.13.3
Lwr tech process op11215.5.8
Semi-routine sales1211474.97.6
Semi-routine service1221274.26.5
Semi-routine tech12326.91.3
Semi-routine op124602.03.1
Semi-routine agric12511.4.6
Semi-routine cleri126291.01.5
Semi-rtne childcare12712.4.6
serv1311113.75.7
Routine production132662.23.4
Routine technical133802.64.1
Routine operative1341193.96.1
Routine agricultrl13512.4.6
Missing-9301.0Missing
Inapplicable-8104734.7Missing
Valid cases1942Missing cases1077
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


fjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.96: prev job spell
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
23.6616.68052.29
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.00943.13.1
Amount Stated1.00291296.596.9
Missing or wild-9.0013.4Missing
Valid cases3006Missing cases13
Question RouteUses FJSPNO FJHBGD FJHBGM FJHBGY FJHSTAT FJHENDD FJHENDDM FJHENDY on Record FJOBHIST. Uses FJLYID on Record FINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 1995 - 31 August 1996. 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


fjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
904.67673.6607286.06
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.003.1.2
Amount Stated1.00194364.499.8
Missing or wild-9.0026.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00104734.7Missing
Valid cases1946Missing cases1073
Question RouteUses FSEX FMLSTAT FJBPENM FSPJB FCJSBLY FAGE on Record FINDRESP. Uses FJHA9LY FJHPAYL FJHPYLW FJHPYLG FJHSPW FJHSTAT FJHBGD FJHBGM FJHBGY on Record FJOBHIST.
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 1.9.95, 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 FJHGPAYI 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


fjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
719.55473.1504512.95
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.003.1.2
Amount Stated1.00194164.399.8
Missing or wild-9.0028.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00104734.7Missing
Valid cases1944Missing cases1075
Question RouteUses FSEX FMLSTAT FJBPENM FSPJB FCJSBLY FAGE on Record FINDRESP. Uses FJHA9LY FJHPAYL FJHPYLW FJHPYLG FJHSPW FJHSTAT FJHBGD FJHBGM FJHBGY on Record FJOBHIST.
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 1.9.95, 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 FJHGPAYI 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


fjhgpayiimputation flag - fjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0176258.489.4
Imputed12107.010.6
Var Inapplicable-8104734.7Missing
Valid cases1972Missing cases1047
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for FJHGPAY 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


fjhnpayiimputation flag - fjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0176158.389.3
Imputed12117.010.7
Var Inapplicable-8104734.7Missing
Valid cases1972Missing cases1047
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for FJHNPAY 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


fjhbgy4year labour force spell began: 4 digit
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1992.854.7419541997
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1294597.5100.0
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Don't know-1732.4Missing
Valid cases2945Missing cases74
Question RouteUses FJHBGY on Record FJOBHIST.
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


fjhendy4year labour force spell ended: 4 digit
Record TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199570423.323.3
1996230776.476.5
19974.1.1
Missing or wild-92.1Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases3015Missing cases4
Question RouteUses FJHENDY on Record FJOBHIST.
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 TypeFJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text FEG3
Valid cases3019Missing 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 TypeFJOBHIST
Valid cases3019Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeFJOBHIST
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable FJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeFJOBHIST
Valid cases1943Missing cases1076
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeFJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
494.71243.5711933
Valid cases1938Missing cases1081
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


fjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeFJOBHIST
Valid cases3019Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18