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gjspyniS/emp: Earnings: whether before NI
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (48)
Question Number and Text GE78 : Can I just check, is that figure before deduction of National Insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes (before NI)184.880.8
No (after NI)220.219.2
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Inapplicable-81071495.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases104Missing cases11089
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2 AND GJSACCS GE 2 AND GJSPAYU GE 0) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed and annual business accounts are not prepared for tax purposes and has indicated average weekly or monthly income
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee note for GJSACCS.
Variable OccurrenceW7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjsplS/emp: work location
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text GE79 : Where do you mainly work? Is it...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
At home11221.116.1
From own home21691.522.3
Sep business prems32262.029.9
From van or stall417.22.2
Client/custmrs prems51981.826.2
Some other place625.23.3
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases757Missing cases10436
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Workplace and Size of Firm
Employment: Self-Employment
NoteWorking at home = does major part of work there. Working from home = uses home as base but travels out to do work.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjsttwtS/emp: Minutes spent travelling to work
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text GE80 : About how much time does it usually take for you to get to work each day, door to door?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.1226.770240
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.3
Amount stated13913.599.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81036292.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Period uncodeable-351.5Missing
Don't know-122.2Missing
Valid cases392Missing cases10801
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2 AND GJSPL = 3-6) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed not working at or from home
Index TermsTransport
Employment: Self-Employment
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjsttwmS/emp: Main means of travel to work
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (49)
Question Number and Text GE81 : And what usually is your main means of travel to work?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Brit Rail/train110.12.2
Underground/tube211.12.4
Bus or coach38.11.7
Moto cycle/moped42.0.4
Car or van53523.176.5
Car/van passenger618.23.9
Pedal cycle79.12.0
Walks all way842.49.1
Other98.11.7
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-81036292.6Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases460Missing cases10733
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2 AND GJSPL = 3-6) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed not working at or from home
Index TermsTransport
Employment: Self-Employment
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjssat1S/emp: job satisfaction: total pay
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE82A : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 1. The total pay, including any overtime or bonuses
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply018.22.4
Not satisf at all121.22.8
230.34.0
382.711.0
Not satis/dissatis466.68.8
51471.319.7
62832.537.8
Completely satis7101.913.5
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-19.1Missing
Valid cases748Missing cases10445
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjssat2S/emp: job satisfaction: job security
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE82B : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 2. Your job security
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply027.23.6
Not satis at all126.23.5
228.33.7
366.68.8
Not satis/dissatis482.710.9
51081.014.3
62302.130.5
Completely satis71861.724.7
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases753Missing cases10440
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjssat3S/emp: job satisfaction: initiative
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE82C : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 3. Being able to use your own initiative
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply03.0.4
Not satis at all13.0.4
22.0.3
35.0.7
Not satis/dissatis417.22.3
559.57.8
62552.333.8
Completely satis74113.754.4
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases755Missing cases10438
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjssat4S/emp: job satisfaction: work itself
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE82D : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 4. The actual work itself
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not satis at all19.11.2
26.1.8
320.22.6
Not satis/dissatis436.34.8
51251.116.5
63383.044.7
Completely satis72222.029.4
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases756Missing cases10437
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjssat5S/emp: job satisfaction: hours worked
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE82E : I'm going to read out a list of various aspects of jobs, and for each one I'd like you to tell me from this card (22) which number best describes how satisfied or dissatisfied you are with that particular aspect of your own present job. 5. The hours you work
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Doesn't apply02.0.3
Not satis at all116.12.1
233.34.4
31151.015.2
Not satis/dissatis487.811.5
51451.319.2
62442.232.3
Completely satis71131.015.0
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-12.0Missing
Valid cases755Missing cases10438
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Self-Employment
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjssatS/emp: job satisfaction: overall
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE83 : All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your present job overall using the same 1 - 7 scale?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not satis at all19.11.2
214.11.9
336.34.8
Not satis/dissatis452.56.9
51351.217.9
63723.349.2
Completely satis71381.218.3
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases756Missing cases10437
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Self-Employment
Employment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjsbgdS/emp: day started present job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE84D : On what date did you start doing your present job, by that I mean the beginning of your current spell of doing the work you are doing now on a self-employed basis? Day
Valid cases294Missing cases10899
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment: Self-Employment
NoteRefers to self-employment as sole or main job; excludes working self-employed on the side while in other main job. See note for GJBBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjsbgmS/emp: month started present job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE84M : On what date did you start doing your present job, by that I mean the beginning of your current spell of doing the work you are doing now on a self-employed basis? Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January148.47.7
February236.35.8
March336.35.8
April484.813.5
May554.58.7
June657.59.2
July754.58.7
August855.58.9
September964.610.3
October1047.47.6
November1151.58.2
December1234.35.5
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-11371.2Missing
Valid cases620Missing cases10573
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for GJBBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjsbgy4S/emp: year started present job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (50)
Question Number and Text GE84Y : On what date did you start doing your present job, by that I mean the beginning of your current spell of doing the work you are doing now on a self-employed basis? Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1988.459.5319451998
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated17516.7100.0
Inapplicable-81007190.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-15.0Missing
Valid cases751Missing cases10442
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBSEMP = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is self-employed
Index TermsEmployment: Length of Job Tenure
Employment: Self-Employment
NoteSee note for GJBBGD.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjbedHad work related training since 1.9.96
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text GE85 : Since September 1st last year, have you taken part in any education or training schemes or courses, as part of your present employment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1215819.333.3
No2432538.666.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-8434438.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases6483Missing cases4710
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) ) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
NoteIn Wave One, only the employed were asked this. Thereafter, this was extended to all currently working. The scope of the question was widened to include education or training courses. The block of questions was moved from near the beginning, and has settled near the end, of the employment section. The Wave One questions were also asked in a slightly different order.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbed1Training: induction for current job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text GE86A : Was any of this training (mentioned at GE85) Training to help you get started in your current job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13803.417.9
No2174315.682.1
Missing or wild-936.3Missing
Inapplicable-8866977.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases2123Missing cases9070
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.96
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbed2Training:increase skills for current job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text GE86B : Was any of this training (mentioned at GE85) To increase your skills in your current job for example by learning new technology?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1162214.575.9
No25144.624.1
Missing or wild-923.2Missing
Inapplicable-8866977.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases2136Missing cases9057
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.96
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbed3Training: improve skills for current job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text GE86C : Was any of this training (mentioned at GE85) To improve your skills in your current job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1180116.184.0
No23423.116.0
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Inapplicable-8866977.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases2143Missing cases9050
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.96
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbed4Training: preparation for future jobs
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text GE86D : Was any of this training (mentioned at GE85) To prepare you for a job or jobs you might do in the future?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1119510.756.1
No29348.343.9
Missing or wild-930.3Missing
Inapplicable-8866977.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases2129Missing cases9064
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.96
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbed5Training: to develop skills generally
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text GE86E : Was any of this training (mentioned at GE85) To develop your skills generally?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1176115.782.6
No23703.317.4
Missing or wild-928.3Missing
Inapplicable-8866977.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases2131Missing cases9062
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.96
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
NoteSee note for GJBED.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbedqTime on employer-based training, amount
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text GE87A : 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
13.6833.121390
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated1211918.9100.0
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8866977.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-137.3Missing
Valid cases2119Missing cases9074
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.96
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


gjbedp1Time on employer-based training, units
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (51)
Question Number and Text GE87B : 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 %
Hours14413.920.8
Days2121510.957.4
Weeks33523.116.6
Other41081.05.1
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8870677.8Missing
Proxy-73653.3Missing
Valid cases2116Missing cases9077
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GJBED = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R has taken part in education or training scheme(s) or course(s) as part of present employment since 1.9.96
Index TermsEmployment: Prospects and Training
Education: Recent Education and Training
Time Use
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7


geprosaChance of: better job/current employer
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text GE88A : In the next twelve months how likely do you think it is that you will...Get a better job with your current employer.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely12131.93.3
Likely28777.813.6
Unlikely3262623.540.8
Very unlikely4207718.632.3
Doesn't apply56455.810.0
Missing-96.1Missing
Not applicable-8434438.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-140.4Missing
Valid cases6438Missing cases4755
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Expectations
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7


geprosbChance of: work related training
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text GE88B : In the next twelve months how likely do you think it is that you will...Take up any work related training or education.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely17676.911.9
Likely2172815.426.9
Unlikely3224420.034.9
Very unlikely4168715.126.3
Missing-921.2Missing
Not applicable-8434438.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-137.3Missing
Valid cases6426Missing cases4767
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Expectations
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7


geproscChance of: becoming unemployed
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text GE88C : In the next twelve months how likely do you think it is that you will...Become unemployed.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely11871.73.0
Likely24844.37.6
Unlikely3310327.749.0
Very unlikely4255422.840.4
Missing-918.2Missing
Not applicable-8434438.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-11381.2Missing
Valid cases6328Missing cases4865
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Expectations
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7


geprosdChance of: job with new employer
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text GE88D : In the next twelve months how likely do you think it is that you will...Start a new job with a new employer.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely14554.17.1
Likely210519.416.5
Unlikely3253222.639.6
Very unlikely4234921.036.8
Missing-921.2Missing
Not applicable-8434438.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-176.7Missing
Valid cases6387Missing cases4806
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Expectations
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7


geproseChance of: start own business
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text GE88E : In the next twelve months how likely do you think it is that you will...Start up your own business (a new business)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely179.71.2
Likely22171.93.4
Unlikely3129211.520.2
Very unlikely4482243.175.2
Missing-945.4Missing
Not applicable-8434438.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-128.3Missing
Valid cases6410Missing cases4783
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Expectations
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7


geprosfChance of: giving up work
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (52)
Question Number and Text GE88F : In the next twelve months how likely do you think it is that you will...Give up paid work
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very likely11121.01.7
Likely21671.52.6
Unlikely3120410.818.7
Very unlikely4494144.176.9
Missing-920.2Missing
Not applicable-8434438.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-140.4Missing
Valid cases6424Missing cases4769
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Attitude to Work and Incentives
Employment: Expectations
Employment: Prospects and Training
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7


grach12Responsible for dependent child under 12
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GD0D : Key Interviewer check (front page) Is respondent the Responsible Adult for any child/children aged 12 or under?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes19618.614.4
No2572451.185.6
Inapplicable-8446939.9Missing
Proxy respondent-739.3Missing
Valid cases6685Missing cases4508
Question RouteALL
Index TermsChild Care
Children
Gender Roles
Relationship between Household Members
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjbchc1Childcare: 1st mention
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text GE90M1 : Which of the following (card 27) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work? 1st mention
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
When chldrn at schl12832.529.9
Look after themselve228.33.0
I work from home344.44.7
Spouse or partner41781.618.8
Nanny/mother help522.22.3
Workplace nursry62.0.2
Day nursery768.67.2
Child minder871.67.5
A relative91861.719.7
Friend/neighbour1040.44.2
Other1124.22.5
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Inapplicable-81019391.1Missing
Proxy respondent-739.3Missing
Valid cases946Missing cases10247
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GRACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjbchc2Childcare: 2nd mention
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text GE90M2 : Which of the following (card 27) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work? 2nd mention
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned05685.160.0
When chldrn at schl115.11.6
Look after themselve210.11.1
I work from home317.21.8
Spouse or partner495.810.0
Nanny/mothers help510.11.1
Workplace nursry62.0.2
Day nursery715.11.6
Child minder827.22.9
A relative91291.213.6
Friend/neighbour1037.33.9
Other1121.22.2
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Inapplicable-81019391.1Missing
Proxy respondent-739.3Missing
Valid cases946Missing cases10247
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GRACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjbchc3Childcare: 3rd mention
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text GE90M3 : Which of the following (card 27) best describes the way you arrange for your children aged 12 or under to be looked after while you are at work? 3rd mention
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned08547.690.3
When chldrn at schl17.1.7
Spouse or partner417.21.8
Nanny/mothers help51.0.1
Workplace nursery62.0.2
Day nursery72.0.2
Child minder83.0.3
A relative932.33.4
Friend/neighbour1021.22.2
Other117.1.7
Missing or wild-915.1Missing
Inapplicable-81019391.1Missing
Proxy respondent-739.3Missing
Valid cases946Missing cases10247
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GRACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gxpchcfChildcare: free or paid for
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (53)
Question Number and Text GE92 : Is this childcare free of charge or does some or all of it have to be paid for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Child care free13333.055.4
Child care paid22682.444.6
Inapplicable-81055194.3Missing
Proxy respondent-739.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases601Missing cases10592
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GRACH12 = 1 AND (GJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR GJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR GJBCHC3 = 5-11)) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner
Index TermsChild Care
Note"Paid for" includes nursery care paid for by employer outside the workplace.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gxpchcChildcare: weekly cost
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text GE93 : About how much a week on average does the childcare cost?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
46.4739.870300
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.4
Amount stated12572.399.6
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81056194.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-18.1Missing
Valid cases258Missing cases10935
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GRACH12 = 1 AND (GJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR GJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR GJBCHC3 = 5-11) AND GXPCHCF = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner and some/all childcare had to be paid for
Index TermsChild Care
NoteIncludes amount paid altogether by R or employer.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghuxpchWho pays for childcare
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text GE94 : Which of the statements on this card (28) comes closest to how you pay for this childcare?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
All from R wages11541.457.9
Most from R wages21.0.4
Share costs w partnr394.835.3
Most by spouse/part46.12.3
All by spouse/partnr58.13.0
Other63.01.1
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Inapplicable-81056194.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases266Missing cases10927
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GRACH12 = 1 AND (GJBCHC1 = 5-11 OR GJBCHC2 = 5-11 OR GJBCHC3 = 5-11) AND GXPCHCF = 2) Asked if R did paid work last week, or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R is responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 years or under and childcare arrangements involve adults/agencies other than R or partner and some/all childcare had to be paid for
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ghunursWho cares for ill children
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (54)
Question Number and Text GE95 : Who usually looks after your children when they are ill?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Respondent16135.565.5
Spouse/partner292.89.8
Mothers help/nanny314.11.5
Relative41431.315.3
Friend/neighbour57.1.7
Other617.21.8
Varies750.45.3
Missing or wild-922.2Missing
Inapplicable-81019391.1Missing
Proxy respondent-739.3Missing
Don't know-13.0Missing
Valid cases936Missing cases10257
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 1 OR (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 1) AND GRACH12 = 1) Asked if R did paid work last week or did no paid work last week but has a job that was away from, and R is the responsible adult for child/ren aged 12 or under
Index TermsChild Care
Gender Roles
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjulk1Looked for work in last 7 days
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text GE96 : Have you looked for any kind of paid work in the last week, that is the 7 days ending yesterday?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes13262.97.6
No2397335.592.4
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8652558.3Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases4299Missing cases6894
Question RouteIF (GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteIncludes registration at employment agency, approaching employers, checking ads, making inquiries.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjulk4Looked for work in last 4 weeks
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text GE97 : Have you looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes186.82.1
No2401635.997.9
Missing or wild-96.1Missing
Inapplicable-8708463.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases4102Missing cases7091
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2) AND GJULK1 = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has not looked for any kind of paid work in the last seven days
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteSee Note for GJULK1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjulkaApplied directly to employer
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text GE98A : In the past four weeks what active steps have you taken to find work. Have you...Applied directly to an employer?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12352.159.5
No21601.440.5
Missing-913.1Missing
Not applicable-81042093.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases395Missing cases10798
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2 AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjulkbStudied/replied to adverts
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text GE98B : In the past four weeks what active steps have you taken to find work. Have you...Studied or replied to advertisement?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12992.775.3
No298.924.7
Missing-911.1Missing
Not applicable-81042093.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases397Missing cases10796
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2 AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjulkcUsed job centre/employment agency
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text GE98C : In the past four weeks what active steps have you taken to find work. Have you...Contacted a private employment agency or Job Centre?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12141.954.2
No21811.645.8
Missing-913.1Missing
Not applicable-81042093.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases395Missing cases10798
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2 AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjulkdAsked friends or contacts
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text GE98D : In the past four weeks what active steps have you taken to find work. Have you...Asked friends or contacts?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes12562.364.8
No21391.235.2
Missing-913.1Missing
Not applicable-81042093.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases395Missing cases10798
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2 AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjulkeTaken steps to start own business
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text GE98E : In the past four weeks what active steps have you taken to find work. Have you...Taken steps to start your own business?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes122.25.6
No23703.394.4
Missing-916.1Missing
Not applicable-81042093.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases392Missing cases10801
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2 AND (GJULK1 = 1 OR (GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 1)) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks
Index TermsEmployment: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjulkjbWould like a regular paid job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (55)
Question Number and Text GE99 : Although you are not looking for paid work at the moment, would you like to have a regular paid job even if only for a few hours a week?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes17056.318.1
No2319428.581.9
Missing or wild-92.0Missing
Inapplicable-8692761.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Valid cases3899Missing cases7294
Question RouteIF ((GJBHAS = 2 AND GJBOFF = 2) AND GJULK1 = 2 AND GJULK4 = 2) Asked if R did no paid work last week and does not have a job that was away from and has not looked for any kind of paid work in the last four weeks
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteIncludes R who would like paid work, but unable to take up for health, disability, age or caring reasons.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjubgnAble to start work within 2 weeks
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text GE100 : If a job or place on a government training scheme had been available in the week ending last Sunday, would you have been able to start within two weeks?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes15484.949.6
No25565.050.4
Missing-94.0Missing
Not applicable-8971986.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1104Missing cases10089
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: Not Working/Seeking Work
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjuspecLooking for /would like a particular job
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text GE101 : Are you looking for (Would you like to have) a particular kind of job or any sort of job you could find?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Particular15044.545.7
Any sort or both25995.454.3
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Inapplicable-8971986.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases1103Missing cases10090
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


gjusocOccupation (SOC) of job sought
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text GE102 : What sort of job would that be? Could you give me if possible a job title and describe the sort of work you would be doing?
Valid cases503Missing cases10690
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteFor full 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


gjuhrsxExpected work hours: jobseeker
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text GE103 : About how many hours in a week do you think you would be able to work?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
24.4414.52084
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None054.55.2
Amount stated19928.994.8
Missing or wild-93.0Missing
Inapplicable-8971986.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Don't know-160.5Missing
Valid cases1046Missing cases10147
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
Time Use
NoteAfter Wave 1 the Question ordering for this and GJUPAYX were reversed. Caution should be exercised in comparing these variables from later waves with those at Wave 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjupayxExpected weekly net pay: jobseeker
Record TypeGINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (56)
Question Number and Text GE104 : What weekly take-home pay would you expect to get (for that)?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
127.42116.4101500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.1
Amount stated18477.699.9
Missing or wild-918.2Missing
Inapplicable-8983387.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73653.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-11281.1Missing
Valid cases848Missing cases10345
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 GJUHRSX 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 number of hours would be able to work per week
Index TermsEmployment: Expectations
Employment: Not Working/Seeking Work
NoteSee note for GJUHRSX.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18