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gjupaylLowest net pay considered: jobseeker
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text GE105 : What is the lowest weekly take-home pay you would consider accepting for a job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
105.6677.810750
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.2
Amount stated19538.599.8
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-8971986.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-11471.3Missing
Valid cases955Missing cases10238
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2) AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 2 AND GJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjuhrslExpected hours for lowest pay jobseeker
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text GE106 : About how many hours in a week would you expect to have to work for that pay?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.3013.23180
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated19338.3100.0
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-8986888.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-122.2Missing
Valid cases933Missing cases10260
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2) AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 2 AND GJULKJB = 1 AND GJUPAYL GT 0 )) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job and has stated lowest weekly take home pay would consider accepting for a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


geprosgChance starting work within 6 months
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text GE107A : How likely do you think it is that you will begin paid work in the next six months? Do you think it is....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely12151.920.2
Likely22262.021.3
Unlikely32121.919.9
Very unlikely44103.738.6
Missing-94.0Missing
Not applicable-8971986.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-142.4Missing
Valid cases1063Missing cases10130
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2) AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 2 AND GJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7


geproshChance starting work within 12 months
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (57)
Question Number and Text GE107B : How likely do you think it is that you will begin paid work in the next twelve months? Do you think it is....
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely13282.931.0
Likely22522.323.8
Unlikely31511.314.3
Very unlikely43262.930.8
Missing-96.1Missing
Not applicable-8971986.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-146.4Missing
Valid cases1057Missing cases10136
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2) AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 2 AND GJULKJB = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from but has looked for work in the last four weeks or has not looked for work in the last four weeks but would like a job
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


geaageWhether working age
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE108 : Interviewer check respondent is:
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male 16-641434838.838.8
Female 16-592445539.839.8
Others3239021.421.4
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteImportant Interviewer Check determining route of interview.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjbubCurrently signed on at UB Office
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE110 : Some people, although they have a job, are entitled to sign on, while others who are looking for work may not sign on. May I just check, last week were you signed on at an Unemployment Benefit Office?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13042.73.5
No2844975.596.5
Missing or wild-948.4Missing
Inapplicable-8239021.4Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases8753Missing cases2440
Question RouteIF (GEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment: Benefits Receipt
NoteIncludes seasonal workers, those on short time work or laid off through strikes.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjbubyReason why signed on at UB Office
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE111 : Can I just check, was this to...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Claim unemploym11331.244.6
Claim income supp21341.245.0
Obtain NI contrib331.310.4
Missing or wild-952.5Missing
Inapplicable-81084196.9Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases298Missing cases10895
Question RouteIF (GEAAGE = 1-2 AND GJBUB = 1) Asked if R is of working age and currently signed on at an UB office last week
Index TermsEmployment: Benefits Receipt
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gj2hasHas a second paid job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE112 : Do you currently earn any money from (a second job) odd jobs or from work that you might do from time to time (apart from your main job)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes110339.29.6
No2978387.490.4
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases10816Missing cases377
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
NoteIncludes baby-sitting, mail order agent, pools agent etc.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gj2socOccupation (SOC), second job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE113 : What is it that you do (and what does the firm or person you work for make or do)?
Valid cases1032Missing cases10161
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Second Job
Social Classification
NoteFor complete coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gj2sempEmployee or self employed, second job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE114 : Are you an employee or self employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee15414.853.2
Self employed24764.346.8
Missing or wild-924.2Missing
Inapplicable-8978587.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1017Missing cases10176
Question RouteIF (GJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gj2hrsNo. of hours worked per month, 2nd job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE115 : How many hours do you usually work a month in your second/odd job(s), excluding meal breaks but including any overtime you might do?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
27.8630.360250
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
03.0.3
Amount stated19518.599.7
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8978587.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-177.7Missing
Valid cases954Missing cases10239
Question RouteIF (GJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Employment: Second Job
Time Use
NoteSee Note for GJ2PAY.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gj2payGross earnings from 2nd jobs last month
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE116 : Before tax and other deductions how much did you earn from your second and all other occasional jobs in the last calendar month?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
186.93422.5309999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01211.111.6
Amount stated19228.288.4
Inapplicable-8978587.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases1043Missing cases10150
Question RouteIF (GJ2HAS = 1) Asked if R currently earns money from a second/odd/occasional jobs
Index TermsEmployment: Second Job
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here GJ2PAY), and the period in weeks which it covered (here GJ2HRS). 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. Includes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag (here GJ2PAYI) takes the missing value code of the original variable (e.g. Don't know, refuse, etc.) if imputed, and 0 if not imputed, or -8 if the variable was inapplicable. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A. Included in summary derived variables on gross pay, net pay, and total income.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjbhhaFamily commitments prevented job search
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE109A : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from looking for a job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes18867.910.5
No2757267.689.5
Missing or wild-948.4Missing
Inapplicable-8232120.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases8458Missing cases2735
Question RouteIF (GEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbhhbFamily commitments prevented taking job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE109B : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from accepting a fulltime job that you were offered?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13423.14.0
No2810572.496.0
Missing or wild-959.5Missing
Inapplicable-8232120.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases8447Missing cases2746
Question RouteIF (GEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Employment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbhhcFamily commitments prevented job change
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE109C : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever prevented you from changing jobs?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13012.73.6
No2813772.796.4
Missing or wild-967.6Missing
Inapplicable-8232120.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases8438Missing cases2755
Question RouteIF (GEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbhhdFamily commitments required job change
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE109D : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to change your job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11151.01.4
No2832274.498.6
Missing or wild-969.6Missing
Inapplicable-8232120.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases8437Missing cases2756
Question RouteIF (GEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbhheFamily commitments required leaving job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE109E : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to leave paid employment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes11561.41.8
No2828374.098.2
Missing or wild-967.6Missing
Inapplicable-8232120.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases8439Missing cases2754
Question RouteIF (GEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbhhfFamily commitments led to less work hrs
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (58)
Question Number and Text GE109F : In the past year have household or family responsibilities ever required you to work fewer hours?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12902.63.4
No2814772.896.6
Missing or wild-969.6Missing
Inapplicable-8232120.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases8437Missing cases2756
Question RouteIF (GEAAGE = 1-2) Asked if R is of working age
Index TermsEmployment: Hours Worked and Overtime
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


giveaEmployment section: respondent alone
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE117A : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Respondent alone1677660.5100.0
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8403436.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases6776Missing cases4417
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givebEmployment section: partner present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE117B : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0139912.534.7
Partner present2263523.565.3
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8677660.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases4034Missing cases7159
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givecEmployment section: other adult present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE117C : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0303727.175.3
Other adults pres39978.924.7
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8677660.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases4034Missing cases7159
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givedEmployment section: child present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE117D : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0312027.977.3
Children present49148.222.7
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8677660.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases4034Missing cases7159
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


giveeEmployment section: supervisor present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (59)
Question Number and Text GE117E : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0386234.595.7
Supervisor present51721.54.3
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8677660.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases4034Missing cases7159
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gednewAny training/ education since 1.9.96
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text GJ2 : Since September 1st last year, have you taken part in any education or training at all? Please include government training schemes, open university courses, correspondence courses and work experience schemes.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes16686.06.6
No2945584.593.4
Missing or wild-928.3Missing
Inapplicable-86776.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10123Missing cases1070
Question RouteIF (GJBSTAT NE 7) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteTraining defined as at least potentially job-related. Therefore excludes education or training undertaken as pastime, hobby or solely for general interest. Includes any training from previous employers. At Wave One this block of questions was asked in the demographic section of the interview. See Usage Notes in Vol A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gednew1Job training: to develop general skills
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text GJ3A : Was any of this education or training to develop your skills generally?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15124.677.3
No21501.322.7
Missing or wild-934.3Missing
Inapplicable-81013290.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases662Missing cases10531
Question RouteIF (GJBSTAT NE 7 AND GEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1.9.96
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for GEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gednew2Job training: to prepare for future job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text GJ3B : Was any of this education or training to prepare you for a job or jobs you might do in the future?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14984.475.6
No21611.424.4
Missing or wild-936.3Missing
Inapplicable-81013290.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases659Missing cases10534
Question RouteIF (GJBSTAT NE 7 AND GEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1.9.96
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for GEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gednew3Job training: to increase skills
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text GJ3C : Was any of this education or training to increase your skills in your current job, for example by learning new technology?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12111.932.3
No24434.067.7
Missing or wild-941.4Missing
Inapplicable-81013290.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases654Missing cases10539
Question RouteIF (GJBSTAT NE 7 AND GEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1.9.96
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for GEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gednew4Job training: to improve skills
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text GJ3D : Was any of this education or training to improve your skills in your current job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12422.237.0
No24123.763.0
Missing or wild-941.4Missing
Inapplicable-81013290.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases654Missing cases10539
Question RouteIF (GJBSTAT NE 7 AND GEDNEW=1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training since 1.9.96
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Employment: Prospects and Training
NoteSee notes for GEDNEW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gednewqTime on non-employer training, amount
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text GJ4A : Since September 1st last year, how long have you spent on this training? Please tell me approximately how much time you have spent on training in total. Enter number.
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
53.66118.611900
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated16465.8100.0
Missing or wild-932.3Missing
Inapplicable-81013290.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-118.2Missing
Valid cases646Missing cases10547
Question RouteIF (GJBSTAT NE 7) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gednewp1Time on non-employer training, units
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (61)
Question Number and Text GJ4B : Since September 1st last year, how long have you spent on this training? Please tell me approximately how much time you have spent on training in total. Enter Unit.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Hours12852.544.3
Days21501.323.3
Weeks382.712.7
Other41271.119.7
Missing or wild-934.3Missing
Inapplicable-81015090.7Missing
Proxy-73653.3Missing
Valid cases644Missing cases10549
Question RouteIF (GJBSTAT NE 7 AND GEDNEW = 1) Asked if R is not full-time student/still at school and has received education/training other than as part of present employment since Sept 1st last year
Index TermsEducation: Recent Education and Training
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gnemstCurrent labour force status
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text GJ9 : Please look at this card (29) and tell me which best describes your current situation?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Unemployed33683.38.0
Retired4207818.645.2
Family care69428.420.5
FT studt, school76826.114.8
LT sick, disabld84874.410.6
Gvt trng scheme913.1.3
Other1028.3.6
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8622155.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases4598Missing cases6595
Question RouteIF (GJBSEMP NE 1 OR 2)
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


gcjsbgdDay current labour force status began
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text GJ8D,GJ10D : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7 or J9) begin? Day
Valid cases4925Missing cases6268
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteDate on which R began employment status exclusively, rather than when they first began status (e.g. looking after home). See Vol. A for more information on Employment Status variables within the survey. Length of spells are summarised in derived variables GCJSTEN and GCJSWK9 on Record GINDRESP.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gcjsbgmMonth current labour force status began
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text GJ8M,GJ10M : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7) begin? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January16666.07.2
February25665.16.1
March36445.87.0
April48577.79.3
May56205.56.7
June67626.88.3
July77686.98.3
August88667.79.4
September9161314.417.5
October108137.38.8
November115605.06.1
December124704.25.1
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-1161514.4Missing
Valid cases9205Missing cases1988
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for GCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gcjsbgy4Year current labour force status began
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (63)
Question Number and Text GJ8Y,GJ10Y : On what date did your present spell of being (code at J7) begin? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1989.599.1819221999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated11071095.7100.0
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-1103.9Missing
Valid cases10710Missing cases483
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for GCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gcjsblyIC:Current l.f. spell began after 1.9.96
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (64)
Question Number and Text GJ11 : Interviewer check: Is date at J8 or J10 September 1st 1996 or before? Ask respondent if unclear
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1.9.96 or before1831074.276.8
After 1.9.962251022.423.2
Missing or wild-98.1Missing
Proxy-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10820Missing cases373
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee note for GCJSBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gcjsblyeIC:Current l.f. spell began after 1.1.96
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (64)
Question Number and Text GJ11 : Interviewer check: Is date at J8 or J10 January 1st 1996 or before? Ask respondent if unclear
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.01.96 or before1124211.172.6
After 01.01.9624684.227.4
Inapplicable-8911881.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases1710Missing cases9483
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteThis variable is valid only for ECHP subsample cases, and relates to the reference date 1.1.1996.
Variable OccurrenceW7


gnjbsNumber of periods of paid employment
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (65)
Question Number and Text GJ15 : Interviewer Check: Write in number of periods of paid employment (01 or 02) recorded at J12 above
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
05975.322.7
1164214.762.5
23022.711.5
364.62.4
420.2.8
53.0.1
61.0.0
Inapplicable-8819973.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases2629Missing cases8564
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's present position/status started after 1.9.96
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteLength of spells are summarised in derived variable GJHSPW on Record GJOBHIST.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


gjbhadEver had paid employment
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text GJ34 : Have you ever had a paid job at all, apart from any casual or holiday work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes18107.279.6
No22071.820.4
Missing or wild-919.2Missing
Inapplicable-8979287.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases1017Missing cases10176
Question RouteIF (GNEMST = 3-10 AND GNJBS = 0 AND GIVIEVR = 2) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.96 and has never been interviewed
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjlend4Year left last job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text GJ35 : When did you leave your last paid job?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1983.3411.7719261997
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year stated17847.0100.0
Missing or wild-927.2Missing
Inapplicable-8999989.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-118.2Missing
Valid cases784Missing cases10409
Question RouteIF (GNEMST = 3-10 AND GNJBS = 0 AND GIVIEVR = 2 AND GJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.96 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjlsocOccupation (SOC) of last job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text GJ36 : What was your last job? Please tell me the exact job title and describe the work you did.
Valid cases806Missing cases10387
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Social Classification
NoteSee Appendix to Vol. A for coding frame. Used to construct derived occupational class variables GJLSEG, GJLGOLD etc. found later in this Record Type. Coded using CASOC.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjlsicIndustry (SIC) of last job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (70)
Question Number and Text GJ37 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do (at the place where you worked)?
Valid cases804Missing cases10389
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteFor full coding frame, see Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12


gjlsempEmployee or self employed, last job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text GJ38 : Were you working as an employee or were you self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employee17436.692.0
Self-employed265.68.0
Missing or wild-921.2Missing
Inapplicable-8999989.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases808Missing cases10385
Question RouteIF (GNEMST = 3-10 AND GNJBS = 0 AND GIVIEVR = 2 AND GJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.96 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjlbossHired employees, last job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text GJ39 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes111.116.9
No254.583.1
Missing or wild-921.2Missing
Inapplicable-81074296.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases65Missing cases11128
Question RouteIF (GNEMST = 3-10 AND GNJBS = 0 AND GIVIEVR = 2 AND GJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.96 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job 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


gjlmngrManagerial duties, last job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text GJ40 : Did you have any managerial duties or were you supervising any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager147.46.4
Foreman/supervisor21151.015.6
Not mngr/supervisor35745.178.0
Missing or wild-939.3Missing
Inapplicable-81005389.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases736Missing cases10457
Question RouteIF (GNEMST = 3-10 AND GNJBS = 0 AND GIVIEVR = 2 AND GJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.96 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job and was an employee
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


gjlsizeNumber employed at workplace, last job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text GJ41 : How many people were employed/did you employ at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 2147.46.3
3 - 921081.014.4
10 - 2431081.014.4
25 - 49466.68.8
50 - 99555.57.3
100 - 199678.710.4
200 - 4997100.913.4
500 - 999859.57.9
1000 or more983.711.1
DK but Under 251012.11.6
DK but 25+1133.34.4
Missing or wild-925.2Missing
Inapplicable-81005389.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases749Missing cases10444
Question RouteIF (GNEMST = 3-10 AND GNJBS = 0 AND GIVIEVR = 2 AND GJBHAD=1) Asked if R is not currently employed and has no periods of paid employment since 1.9.96 and has never been interviewed and has ever had a paid job
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


givjaJob hist section: respondent alone
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text GJ42A : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Respondent alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Respondent alone1688461.5100.0
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8392635.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases6884Missing cases4309
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givjbJob hist section: partner present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text GJ42B : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0136912.234.9
Partner present2255722.865.1
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8688461.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases3926Missing cases7267
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givjcJob hist section: other adults present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text GJ42C : Interviewer check: Who was present during this section? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0293426.274.7
Other adults pres39928.925.3
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8688461.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases3926Missing cases7267
Question RouteALL
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18