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gprearnProxy's total earnings, banded
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (19)
Question Number and Text GP61 : Would you please look at this card (p12) and give me the letter for the group in which you would place (NAME's) total earnings from this job before tax and other deductions?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No earnings at all01.0.5
25-39 pw/1300-209924.02.0
40-59 pw/2100-309935.02.5
60-79 pw/3100-419947.13.5
80-99 pw/4200-519955.02.5
100-124/5200-649969.14.5
125-149/6500-779979.14.5
150-179/7800-9299814.17.0
180-209/9300-10999922.210.9
210-259/11k-134991022.210.9
260-299/13500-159991122.210.9
300-379/16k-199991222.210.9
380-479/20k-249991322.210.9
480+ pw/25k+ pa1437.318.4
Inapplicable-81099298.2Missing
Valid cases201Missing cases10992
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=2 AND (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1))) If proxy subject did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsIncomes
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteIncludes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag GPREARNI 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 OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gprjbbgmMonth started current job-proxy
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (18)
Question Number and Text GP59M : When did (NAME) start working in this job? (Month)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January110.16.5
February24.02.6
March314.19.1
April416.110.4
May512.17.8
June618.211.7
July713.18.4
August812.17.8
September924.215.6
October1013.18.4
November1110.16.5
December128.15.2
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81096197.9Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-175.7Missing
Valid cases154Missing cases11039
Question RouteIF ((GIVFIO=2 or GIVFIO = 3) AND (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1))) If proxy or telephone subject did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gprjbby4Year started current job-proxy
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (18)
Question Number and Text GP59Y : When did (NAME) start working in this job? (Year)
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1990.128.8319581998
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated12161.9100.0
Inapplicable-81096197.9Missing
Don't know-116.1Missing
Valid cases216Missing cases10977
Question RouteIF ((GIVFIO=2 or GIVFIO = 3) AND (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1))) If proxy or telephone subject did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gprjblyJob started after 1.9.96 - proxy
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (19)
Question Number and Text GP60 : Was it after September 1st 1996?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes, after 1.9.9611.06.7
No, on/before 1.9.96214.193.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81117699.8Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases15Missing cases11178
Question RouteIF ((GIVFIO=2 or GIVFIO = 3) AND (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1)) AND GPRJBBG-M/Y = -1) If proxy or telephone subject did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from and proxy does not know starting date of subject's current job
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gprfitbProxy's personal income, banded
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (22)
Question Number and Text GP71 : Would you please look at this card (p15) and give me the letter for the group in which you would place (NAME's) total personal income from all sources, before tax and other deductions.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No income at all017.24.7
Lt 25 pw/lt 1299 pa15.01.4
25-39 pw/1300-2099211.13.0
40-59 pw/2100-3099316.14.4
60-79 pw/3100-4199427.27.4
80-99 pw/4200-5199514.13.9
100-124/5200-6499637.310.2
125-149/6500-7799725.26.9
150-179/7800-9299826.27.2
180-209/9300-10999923.26.3
210-259/11k-134991030.38.3
260-299/13500-159991129.38.0
300-379/16k-199991229.38.0
380-479/20k-249991324.26.6
480+ pw/25k+ pa1450.413.8
Inapplicable-81082896.7Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Valid cases363Missing cases10830
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=2) If proxy interview
Index TermsIncomes
NoteIncludes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag GPRFITBI 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 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givpaProxy questionnaire: informant alone
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text GPI1A : Who was present during the interview? Informant alone
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Informant alone12372.1100.0
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81094397.8Missing
Valid cases237Missing cases10956
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=2) If proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givpbProxy questionnaire: partner alone
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text GPI1B : Who was present during the interview? Partner present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned051.567.1
Partner present225.232.9
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81110499.2Missing
Valid cases76Missing cases11117
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=2) If proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givpcProxy questionnaire: adult present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text GPI1C : Who was present during the interview? Other adult(s) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned050.465.8
Other adlts pres326.234.2
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81110499.2Missing
Valid cases76Missing cases11117
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=2) If proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givpdProxy questionnaire: child present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text GPI1D : Who was present during the interview? Child(ren) present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned044.457.9
Children present432.342.1
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81110499.2Missing
Valid cases76Missing cases11117
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=2) If proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givpeProxy questionnaire: supervisor present
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (23)
Question Number and Text GPI1E : Who was present during the interview? Supervisor present
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned071.693.4
Supervisor present55.06.6
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Inapplicable-81110499.2Missing
Valid cases76Missing cases11117
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=2) If proxy interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gtelwhyWhy has a telephone interview
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (1)
Question Number and Text GT2B : What is the reason the person is being interviewed by phone?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Too old11.02.6
Too busy27.117.9
Other37.117.9
Stressful fam sit58.120.5
Refused full intv.616.141.0
Inapplicable-81115499.7Missing
Valid cases39Missing cases11154
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=3) Asked if R gave a telephone interview
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


gprjbftProxy's Job full time / part time
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireProxy (18)
Question Number and Text GP58 : Would you say (his/her) current job is part-time or full-time?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Part time124.210.5
Full time22051.889.5
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-81096197.9Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases229Missing cases10964
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=2 or GIVFIO=3) If proxy or telephone interview
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIncludes data from telephone interviews.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gtlfiyrlTelephone questionnaire: Annual job pay
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (16)
Question Number and Text GT45 : What are your total annual earnings from this job before tax and other deductions?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
19187.6814371.84379660000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated125.2100.0
Inapplicable-81116299.7Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases25Missing cases11168
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=3 AND (GJBHAS=1 OR (GJBHAS=2 AND GJBOFF=1))) If telephone respondent did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from.
Index TermsEmployment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Incomes
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


gtlfiyrTelephone questionnaire: Annual income
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireTelephone (18)
Question Number and Text GT50 : What is your total annual personal income from all sources before tax and other deductions?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
17912.6415390.41260060000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated125.2100.0
Inapplicable-81115499.7Missing
Refused-23.0Missing
Don't know-111.1Missing
Valid cases25Missing cases11168
Question RouteIF (GIVFIO=3) Asked if R gave a telephone interview
Index TermsIncomes
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14


pidCross-wave person identifier
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG3 : Office Code
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
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 TypeGINDRESP
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


giviow6Interview outcome Wave 6
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG6 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview1850576.079.1
Proxy21931.71.8
Telephone333.3.3
Refusal429.3.3
Elig - in non-cont H535.3.3
Child under 1661341.21.2
Elig - in refusal HH75.0.0
Out of scope/institd919.2.2
Child- in non-cont H1028.3.3
Other113.0.0
Retired rejoiner137.1.1
14176415.816.4
Inapplicable-84383.9Missing
Valid cases10755Missing cases438
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7


ghhmemHousehold membership
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG9 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Orig member resident11065895.295.2
Orig member absent214.1.1
Enum membr -rejoiner576.7.7
New entrant -residen64383.93.9
Retired rejoiner87.1.1
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteCopied variable from Record Type GINDALL. Approximate equivalent to AHGCIA.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gnewhyNew entrants - why living in HH
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG10 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Listed member01067295.395.5
Marriage/cohab21911.71.7
From college/univers321.2.2
From institution41.0.0
Never left517.2.2
Moved in with parent658.5.5
Shared accommodation71161.01.0
Other898.9.9
Don't know-119.2Missing
Valid cases11174Missing cases19
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Relationship between Household Members
NoteCopied variable from Record Type GINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gnemnjnNew entrants - month joined HH
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG12M : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01068995.595.7
January118.2.2
February233.3.3
March319.2.2
April423.2.2
May531.3.3
June652.5.5
July751.5.5
August850.4.4
September9103.9.9
October1056.5.5
November1117.2.2
December1231.3.3
Don't know-120.2Missing
Valid cases11173Missing cases20
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type GINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGMJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gneyrjn4New entrants - year joined HH
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG12Y : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original member01068995.595.6
19952.0.0
199685.8.8
19974013.63.6
19983.0.0
Don't know-113.1Missing
Valid cases11180Missing cases13
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsHousehold Changes
NoteCopied variable from Record Type GINDSAMP. Approximate equivalent to AHGYJN.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


givfioIndividual interview outcome
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG14 : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full interview11082896.796.7
Proxy interview23262.92.9
Telephone intvw339.3.3
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
NoteImportant variable for analysis purposes. With a few exceptions, data from proxy and telephone interviews have been merged with that from respondents. Proxy and telephone respondents, however, have zero Respondent weights and can be selected out by use of this variable. A coding frame for this variable with full labels can be found in Appendix to Volume A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


giodcDocument check
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Ind and self comp11071795.795.7
Ind only (no self co21111.01.0
Proxy33262.92.9
Telephone interview439.3.3
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmemorigSample Origin: original BHPS or ECHP
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Original sample1937383.783.7
ECHP - SCPR28097.27.2
ECHP - ONS37556.76.7
ECHP - NI42562.32.3
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsInterview Characteristics and Conditions
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgr2rRelationship to reference person
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text GHG2
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Reference person1588852.652.6
Lawful spouse2294826.326.3
Live-in partner35394.84.8
Natural child4133511.911.9
Adopted child513.1.1
Step-child745.4.4
Partner's child86.1.1
Daughter/son-in-law934.3.3
Natural bro/sister1041.4.4
Other bro/sister113.0.0
Bro/sister-in-law127.1.1
Natural parent1341.4.4
Other parent141.0.0
Mother/father-in-law1520.2.2
Any grand parent162.0.0
Any grand child1713.1.1
Any cousin183.0.0
Any aunt or uncle195.0.0
Any nephew203.0.0
Employee221.0.0
Lodger or boarder2350.4.4
Unrelated sharer241911.71.7
Other304.0.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type GINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgsexSex - HH grid
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text GHG3
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Male1521246.646.6
Female2598153.453.4
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type GINDALL
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgbmMonth of birth - HH grid
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text GHG4M
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January18827.97.9
February28607.77.7
March310609.59.5
April49868.88.8
May59488.58.5
June69218.28.2
July79408.48.4
August89718.78.7
September99508.58.5
October109468.58.5
November118377.57.5
December128897.97.9
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases11190Missing cases3
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type GINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgbyYear of birth - HH grid
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (2)
Question Number and Text GHG4Y
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1952.0718.7418981981
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated111190100.0100.0
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases11190Missing cases3
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied variable from Record Type GINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmastatMarital status
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text GHG8
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Child under 16023.2.2
Married1593653.053.0
Living as couple2112810.110.1
Widowed38998.08.0
Divorced46385.75.7
Separated51831.61.6
Never married6238621.321.3
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsMarital Status
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type GINDALL. The Wave One data have been recoded for compatibility with following waves.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgspnPNO of spouse/partner
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text GHG9
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
No spouse in HH0416137.237.2
1328329.329.3
2331329.629.6
32822.52.5
4102.9.9
539.3.3
67.1.1
74.0.0
82.0.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type GINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgempIn paid employment - HH grid
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text GHG10
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Under 16 years023.2.2
Yes1660259.059.0
No2456840.840.8
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
NoteSimpler but equivalent to AHGEST in Wave One.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgfnoPNO of father
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text GHG11
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Father not in HH01020591.291.2
17606.86.8
21781.61.6
325.2.2
411.1.1
59.1.1
62.0.0
73.0.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type GINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgmnoPNO of mother
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text GHG12
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Mother not in HH0983687.987.9
14664.24.2
27887.07.0
368.6.6
422.2.2
510.1.1
62.0.0
81.0.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteCopied Variable from Record Type GINDALL.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghgraResponsible adult
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireHousehold (3)
Question Number and Text GHG13
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
16 years or over01117099.899.8
112.1.1
211.1.1
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Child Care
Children
NoteDetermines which adult is asked questions regarding children. Records person number.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gageAge at Date of Interview
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.7018.751599
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given111193100.0100.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteSee note below for GAGE12.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gage12Age at 1.12.1997
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
44.8518.741599
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Age given111193100.0100.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteUses date of birth variables on Survey database.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteTwo age variables are computed. The age at date of interview is used for most purposes internal to a wave, e.g. computation of h/hold characteristics. The age at 1.12.97 is intended to ensure consistency in cross wave comparison. 1st December is also the criterion date for determining whether those close to 16 should be interviewed. Includes imputed data. The imputation flag variable GAGEI (on Record Type GINDALL), for individual level derived variables, takes the value 1 if the variable was imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gbutypeBenefit unit type
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Couple,no ch,M lt 651292926.226.2
Couple,1 ch,M lt 652116210.410.4
Couple,2 ch,M lt 653126611.311.3
Couple,3+ ch,M lt 6546175.55.5
Couple,man 65 to 7457887.07.0
Couple,man 75+64103.73.7
F lone parent,lt 6074413.93.9
M lone parent,lt 65847.4.4
Single woman,lt 2092272.02.0
Single woman,20-39104854.34.3
Single woman,40-59113172.82.8
Single woman,60-74124163.73.7
Single woman,75+134444.04.0
Single man,lt 30148347.57.5
Single man,30-54154444.04.0
Single man,55-6416102.9.9
Single man,65+172632.32.3
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Valid cases11192Missing cases1
Question RouteUses GHGSEX GMASTAT GAGE GHGEST GHGSPN GHGFNO GHGMNO GBUNO on Record GINDALL
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIdentifies type of benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also GBUNO) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gbunoBenefit Unit Number
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1743666.466.4
2216919.419.4
39718.78.7
44103.73.7
51391.21.2
641.4.4
719.2.2
85.0.0
93.0.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteUses APNO GHGSPN GHGFNO GHGMNO GHGRA GAGE GHGEMP GDEPCHL GHGR2R on Record GINDALL. Uses GHHSIZE on Record GHHRESP. Uses GREL GOPNO on Record GEGOALT.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
NoteDistinguishes separate benefit unit to which an individual belongs. Benefit units (see also GBUTYPE) are subsets of h/holds, consisting of single individuals or couples, and their dependent children, if any. Value of GBUNO is the person number of first member of that benefit unit in sequential order of person numbers. A dependent childs Benefit Unit Number is the GPNO of responsible adult GBUNO is missing if there is missing data on input variables, and the benefit unit cannot be inferred.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gnchildNumber of own children in household
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0803471.871.8
1131911.811.8
2124011.111.1
34664.24.2
4100.9.9
516.1.1
612.1.1
86.1.1
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteUses GPNO GHGSEX GAGE on Record GINDALL. Uses GOPNO GREL on Record GEGOALT.
Index TermsChildren
Relationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIncludes natural children, adopted children and step children, under age of 16.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghohConventional Head of Household Indicator
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Head of household1585152.352.3
Not head2534247.747.7
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteUses GHSOWND GHSOWR1 GHSOWR2 GRENTP1 GRENTP2 on Record GHHRESP. Uses GAGE GHGSEX on Record GINDALL.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteAn indicator of the head of h/hold as defined, for example by the GHS i.e. the principal owner or renter of the property, and (where there is more than one), the male taking precedence, and (where there is more than one potential HOH of the same sex), the eldest taking precedence. The BHPS h/hold reference person definition is similar except that only the age criterion is used to distinguish multiple potential HRPs. In the calculation, where any potential information is missing, the HRP definition takes precedence.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


grach16Whether responsible adult for child
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1183516.416.4
No2932983.383.6
Inapplicable-829.3Missing
Valid cases11164Missing cases29
Question RouteUses GAGE GHGRA GIVFIO on Record GINDALL.
Index TermsChild Care
Children
Relationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gsampstSample membership status
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Continuing OSM1810272.472.4
W1 non-cont/enum253.5.5
PSM: parent of OSM42402.12.1
TSM510719.69.6
OSM: ECHP sample6172715.415.4
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteUses GFINLOC GIVFIO PID on Record GINDSAMP. Uses MSTAT YOSM on Record XWLSTEN.
Index TermsSocio-demographic Characteristics
Relationship between Household Members
NoteDistinguishes between OSMs, new PSMs and TSMs. See Vol. A for a discussion of these terms. Copied variable from Record Type GINDSAMP.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gmovestIndividual mover status
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Non-mover1795171.071.0
Mover within GB210239.19.1
Mover back to GB43.0.0
New entrant this wav8220219.719.7
Mover status unknown1014.1.1
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteUses GFINLOC GIVFIO PID GSAMPST GLVLOC on Record GINDSAMP. Uses GHHMOVE GIVFHO on Record GHHSAMP.
Index TermsGeographic Mobility
Socio-demographic Characteristics
NoteIndicates whether sample members have moved location since last Wave. Inapplicable for new entrants.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gregionRegion / Metropolitan Area
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Inner London13593.23.2
Outer London26525.85.8
R. of South East3204018.218.3
South West49968.98.9
East Anglia54373.93.9
East Midlands69938.98.9
West Midlands Conurb74343.93.9
R. of West Midlands85645.05.1
Greater Manchester94313.93.9
Merseyside102181.92.0
R. of North West115014.54.5
South Yorkshire122702.42.4
West Yorkshire133643.33.3
Humber143673.33.3
Wear152532.32.3
R. of North164243.83.8
Wales175735.15.1
Scotland1810249.19.2
Northern Ireland192562.32.3
Missing-937.3Missing
Valid cases11156Missing cases37
Question RouteInternally computed from confidential data on Survey database.
Index TermsGeographic Location
NoteStandard region, distinguishing former Metropolitan Counties, and Inner and Outer London.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghhsizeNumber of people in household
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1162614.514.5
2379033.933.9
3224820.120.1
4217919.519.5
59738.78.7
62702.42.4
759.5.5
828.3.3
912.1.1
105.0.0
113.0.0
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteCalculated by summing the number of individuals per household.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghhtypeHousehold Type
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Single Non-Elderly17136.46.4
Single Elderly29138.28.2
Couple No Children3325829.129.1
Couple: dep children4328829.429.4
Couple: non-dep chil5147713.213.2
Lone par: dep childr65555.05.0
Lone par: non-dep ch74764.34.3
2+ Unrelated adults83252.92.9
Other Households91881.71.7
Valid cases11193Missing cases0
Question RouteUses GHHSIZE GNKIDS GNCOUPLE GNONEPAR GNPENS on Record GHHRESP. Uses GAGE GHGSEX GMASTAT GHGSPN GDEPCHL on Record GINDALL. Uses GOPNO GREL on Record GEGOALT.
Index TermsRelationship between Household Members
NoteThis classification, closely related to that used in General Household Survey published data, relates to size of h/hold, whether there is a married couple present, and whether there are dependent children. For this classification, married and cohabiting couples are treated as equivalent, and dependent children include those up to the age of 18, if they are still in (non-advanced) full time education. The elderly are defined as those over pensionable age (60 for women and 65 for men). Couple and lone parent h/holds may contain other individuals who were not family members.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gtenureHousing tenure
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Owned Outright1233620.921.0
Owned with Mortgage2506245.245.6
Local Authority rent3204718.318.4
Housing Assoc. rente45484.94.9
Rented from Employer51541.41.4
Rented private unfur64323.93.9
Rented private furni75014.54.5
Other rented826.2.2
Missing-987.8Missing
Valid cases11106Missing cases87
Question RouteUses GMGHAVE GRENTLL GRENTF GHSOWND on Record GHHRESP.
Index TermsHousing: Ownership Status and Tenure
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gqfedhiHighest educational qualification
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher Degree11961.81.8
First Degree28397.57.8
Teaching QF32642.42.5
Other Higher QF4180216.116.7
Nursing QF51661.51.5
GCE A Levels6132511.812.3
GCE O Levels or Equi7219519.620.4
Commercial QF, No O83092.82.9
CSE Grade 2-5,Scot G94313.94.0
Apprenticeship102171.92.0
Other QF1184.8.8
No QF12288925.826.8
Still At School No Q1350.4.5
Missing-961.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases10767Missing cases426
Question RouteUses GSCNOW GFENOW GSCHOOL GSCEND GQFHAS GQFA GQFB GQFC GQFD GQFE GQFF GQFG GQFH GQFI GQFJ GQFK GQFL GQFM GQFN GQFED GQFEDA GQFEDB GQFEDC GQFEDD GQFEDE GQFEDF GQFEDG GQFEDH GQFEDI GQFEDJ GQFEDK GQFEDL GQFEDM GQFEDN GQFEDO GQFEDP GQFEDQ GQFEDR GQFEDS GQFX GQFXA GQFXB GQFXC GQFXD GQFXE GQFXF GQFXG GQFXH GQFXI GQFXJ GQFXK GQFXL GQFXM GQFXN GQFEDX GQFEDXA GQFEDXB GQFEDXC GQFEDXD GQFEDXE GQFEDXF GQFEDXG GQFEDXH GQFEDXI GQFEDXJ GQFEDXK PID GIVLYR GIVIEVR on Record GINDRESP. Uses wQFEDHI on all previous wINDRESP Records. Uses key linking variables on Record XWAVEID.
Index TermsEducation: Background and Attainments
NoteThe data in this variable is up-dated each year to include the most recent qualifications of new entrants and existing panel members. The variable shows the current status of the respondent and there is no need for the user to add the recently acquired qualifications to the previous iterations of this variable. See Notes on Derived Variable in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18