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gf118Income: industrial injury allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF118 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Industrial Injury or Disablement Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01075196.199.3
Ind injury allow1877.7.7
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf119Income: attendance allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF119 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Attendance Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01059394.697.8
Attendance allow192352.12.2
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf120Income: mobility allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF120 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Mobility Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01062594.998.1
Mobility allow202031.81.9
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gf121Income: invalid care allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF121 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Invalid Care Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01071195.798.9
Inv care allow211171.01.1
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf122Income: war disability pension
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF122 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received War disability Pension?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01077396.299.5
War disabl pens2255.5.5
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf123Income: disability living allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF123 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Disability living allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01048793.796.9
Disab livng allwnce233413.03.1
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf124Income: disability working allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF124 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Disability working allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01081996.799.9
Disab wrkng allwnce249.1.1
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf125Income: incapacity benefit
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF125 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Incapacity Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01039192.896.0
Incapacity benefit254373.94.0
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf131Income: both UB and IS
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF131 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Unemployment Benefit and Income Support together?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01075196.199.3
UB and IS3177.7.7
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gf132Income: income support (IS)
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF132 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Income Support (Supplementary Benefit)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0995789.092.0
Income Support328717.88.0
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf133Income: unemployment benefit (UB)
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF133 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Unemployment Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01075196.199.3
Unemployment Ben3377.7.7
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gf142Income: Job seeker's allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF142 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Job Seeker's Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01054094.297.3
Job Seeker's Allowan422882.62.7
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf135Income: child benefit
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF135 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Child Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0885079.181.7
Child benefit35197817.718.3
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf136Income: one parent benefit
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF136 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received One Parent Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01051393.997.1
One parent benefit363152.82.9
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf137Income: family credit
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF137 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Family Credit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01061494.898.0
Family credit372141.92.0
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf138Income: maternity allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF138 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Maternity allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01076896.299.4
Maternity allow3860.5.6
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf139Income: housing benefit
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF139 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Housing Benefit/Rent rebate or allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01000889.492.4
Housing benefit398207.37.6
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf140Income: council tax benefit
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF140 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Council Tax Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0959985.888.6
Comm charge bene40122911.011.4
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf141Income: other state benefit
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF141 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Any other state benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01079596.499.7
Other state bene4133.3.3
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf151Income: educational grant
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF151 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Educational Grant?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01049793.896.9
Educa grant513313.03.1
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf152Income: trade union payments
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF152 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Trade Union/Friendly Society payments?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01081596.699.9
T U/friendly soc pay5213.1.1
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf153Income: maintenance or alimony
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF153 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Maintenance or Alimony?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01065195.298.4
Maint or alimony531771.61.6
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf154Income: payments from relations
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF154 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Payments from a family member not living here?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01063895.098.2
Payment abs relative541901.71.8
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf155Income: rent from lodgers
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF155 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Rent from Boarders or lodgers (not family members living here with you)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01074496.099.2
Rent/boarders/lodger5584.8.8
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf156Income: rent from other property
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF156 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Rent from any other property?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01061794.998.1
Rent other prop562111.91.9
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf157Income: foster allowance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF157 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Foster allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01081896.699.9
Foster allowance5710.1.1
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf158Income: sickness or accident insurance
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF158 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Sickness or accident insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01079796.599.7
Sick/acci insurance5831.3.3
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gf159Income: any other payment
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (82)
Question Number and Text GF159 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.96 received Any other regular payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01077696.399.5
Any other payment5952.5.5
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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


gnf1Income: total number of cited sources
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (83)
Question Number and Text GF2 : Interviewer check How many sources of income in total were recorded above?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0458240.942.4
1273724.525.3
2175815.716.3
38908.08.2
45474.95.1
52071.81.9
671.6.7
716.1.1
83.0.0
92.0.0
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-215.1Missing
Valid cases10813Missing cases380
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


gfisitFinancial situation
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text GF4 : How well would you say you yourself are managing financially these days? Would you say you are (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Living comfortably1315428.229.2
Doing alright2377733.734.9
Just abt getting by3289425.926.8
Finding it quite dif46535.86.0
Finding it very diff53343.03.1
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-110.1Missing
Valid cases10812Missing cases381
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


gfisitcChange in financial position last year
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text GF5 : Would you say that you yourself are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Better off1339630.331.5
Worse off2248122.223.0
About same3492044.045.6
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-125.2Missing
Valid cases10797Missing cases396
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


gfisityWhy financial situation changed
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text GF6 : Why is that? (financially better or worse off)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Earnings increased1208718.636.3
Benefits increased22252.03.9
Invest't income inc388.81.5
Less expenses44283.87.4
Windfall payment51241.12.2
Earnings decreased116976.212.1
Benefits reduced121331.22.3
Invest't income dec1313.1.2
More expenses14118810.620.6
One off expenditure1538.3.7
Earn less:less expen217.1.1
Earn more:more expen2220.2.3
Earn more:less benft2319.2.3
More benft:more expe2421.2.4
Less svgs:same std l2534.3.6
Good management261381.22.4
No change income/exp272.0.0
Better off:other rea312212.03.8
Worse off:other reas322532.34.4
Nthr better/worse:re332.0.0
Other9618.2.3
Missing or wild-996.9Missing
Inapplicable-8494544.2Missing
Proxy-73653.3Missing
Refused-27.1Missing
Don't know-124.2Missing
Valid cases5756Missing cases5437
Question RouteIF (GFISITC = 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


gfisitxFinancial expectations for year ahead
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text GF7 : Looking ahead, how do you think you will be financially a year from now, will you be (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Better than now1310327.729.9
Worse than now210679.510.3
About the same3620855.559.8
Missing or wild-914.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-14363.9Missing
Valid cases10378Missing cases815
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


gfiyrdiIncome last year from dividends/interest
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text GF8 : 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 %
Nothing1506845.346.8
Under 1002305727.328.2
100-4993145113.013.4
500-99945004.54.6
1000+57526.76.9
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10828Missing cases365
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 GFIYRDII 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


gfiyrdiuIncome last yr dividend/interest > 1000
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text GF9 : Could you tell me, was it
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1000-250013453.151.2
2501-499921741.625.8
5000-10000399.914.7
>10000456.58.3
Missing or wild-920.2Missing
Inapplicable-81011090.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-27.1Missing
Don't know-117.2Missing
Valid cases674Missing cases10519
Question RouteIF (GFIYRDI=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


gsaveSaves from current income
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text GF10 : 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 %
Yes1429038.340.0
No2644157.560.0
Missing or wild-919.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-277.7Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases10731Missing cases462
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


gsavedAmount saved each month
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text GF11 : About how much on average do you personally manage to save a month?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
135.38252.1306070
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.1
Amount stated1392535.199.9
Missing or wild-930.3Missing
Inapplicable-8651958.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-281.7Missing
Don't know-12712.4Missing
Valid cases3927Missing cases7266
Question RouteIF (GSAVE=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


gsavey1First reason for saving
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text GF12 : What are you saving for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Holidays18187.320.2
Old age23092.87.6
Car31571.43.9
Children41351.23.3
House purchase52141.95.3
Home improv61601.43.9
HH bills756.51.4
Special evnts82422.26.0
No spec reason9171315.342.3
Share schemes1033.3.8
Own education1139.31.0
Grandchild1214.1.3
Other961641.54.0
Missing or wild-92101.9Missing
Inapplicable-8651958.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-24.0Missing
Don't know-141.4Missing
Valid cases4054Missing cases7139
Question RouteIF (GSAVE=1 AND GSAVED 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


gsavey2Second reason for saving
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text GF12 : What are you saving for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0358532.083.6
Holidays11391.23.2
Old age251.51.2
Car377.71.8
Children434.3.8
House purchase523.2.5
Home improv696.92.2
HH bills724.2.6
Special evnts869.61.6
No spec reason91471.33.4
Share schemes103.0.1
Own education113.0.1
Grandchild126.1.1
Other9630.3.7
Missing or wild-919.2Missing
Inapplicable-8651958.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases4287Missing cases6906
Question RouteIF (GSAVE=1 AND GSAVED 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 GSAVEY1.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpppenPaid into private personal pension
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (90)
Question Number and Text GF13 : 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 1996 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 %
Yes1144312.913.3
No2937483.786.7
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases10817Missing cases376
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


gpenb4Personal pension started before 1.7.88
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (90)
Question Number and Text GF14 : Was your policy taken out before July 1st 1988 or since then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before 1.7.8813693.325.6
1.7.88 or since210149.170.4
Before and after358.54.0
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-8937683.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases1441Missing cases9752
Question RouteIF (GPPPEN=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.96 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


gpenb4y4Year pre 1.7.88 pension started
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (90)
Question Number and Text GF15 : What year did you first take out a policy?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1984.134.6519641988
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated13182.8100.0
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-81045093.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-150.4Missing
Valid cases318Missing cases10875
Question RouteIF (GPPPEN=1 AND GPENB4=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.96 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
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpenb4vAmount last payment to pre 1988 pension
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (90)
Question Number and Text GF16 : How much was your last contribution or premium?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
203.70665.1007200
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
02.0.6
Amount stated13242.999.4
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-81045093.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-210.1Missing
Don't know-132.3Missing
Valid cases326Missing cases10867
Question RouteIF (GPPPEN=1 AND GPENB4=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.96 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 GPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpenb4wWeeks covered pre 88 pension
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (90)
Question Number and Text GF17OC : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
8.2113.08152
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.003212.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.0011.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.001049293.7Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003653.3Missing
One off payment-4.004.0Missing
Valid cases321Missing cases10872
Question RouteIF (GPPPEN=1 AND GPENB4=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.96 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 GPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpenyr4Year post 1.7.88 pension started
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text GF18 : What year did you first take out a policy?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
198853.55.3
19891271.112.6
19901261.112.5
199198.99.7
19921161.011.5
199379.77.8
199482.78.1
199589.88.8
19961201.111.9
19971181.111.7
19981.0.1
Missing or wild-911.1Missing
Inapplicable-8974787.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-161.5Missing
Valid cases1009Missing cases10184
Question RouteIF (GPPPEN=1 AND GPENB4=2) Asked if R has since 1.9.96 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 GPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpenaddAdditional contrib'n to post '88 pension
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text GF19 : Since September 1st 1996, 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 %
Yes17296.568.5
No23363.031.5
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-8974787.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases1065Missing cases10128
Question RouteIF (GPPPEN=1 AND GPENB4=2) Asked if R has since 1.9.96 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


gpenadvAmount last payment post 1.7.88 pension
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text GF20 : How much was your last contribution?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
275.031027.9319999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated17056.3100.0
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81008690.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-121.2Missing
Valid cases705Missing cases10488
Question RouteIF (GPPPEN=1 AND GPENB4=2 AND GPENADD=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.96 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 and R has paid extra contributions into the pension
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpenadwWeeks covered post 88 pension
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (91)
Question Number and Text GF21OC : How long did this cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
6.7410.98199.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1.006896.2100.0
Missing or wild-9.0014.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.001011090.3Missing
Proxy respondent-7.003653.3Missing
One off payment-4.0015.1Missing
Valid cases689Missing cases10504
Question RouteIF (GPPPEN=1 AND GPENB4=2 AND GPENADD=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.96 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 and R has paid extra contributions towards the pension
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18