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ghidhousehold identification number
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GHID : Office Code
Valid cases3941Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gpnoperson number
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text GPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1166942.342.3
2125231.831.8
364916.516.5
42556.56.5
5892.32.3
623.6.6
73.1.1
81.0.0
Valid cases3941Missing cases0
Question RouteALL
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text GJ12 : Can you look at this card (30) please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you were doing immediately before then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye159615.115.4
Empl self/diff emply2194349.350.3
Unemp/job seeking361715.716.0
Retd from pd emplymt416.4.4
On maternity leave519.5.5
Looking after family62005.15.2
F-t education72987.67.7
Lng trm sick/disabld8571.41.5
On govt trng scheme931.8.8
Something else10822.12.1
Don't know-1822.1Missing
Valid cases3859Missing cases82
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text GJ13D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases1720Missing cases2221
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text GJ13M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13228.29.2
February22175.56.2
March32055.25.9
April43148.09.0
May52716.97.7
June63047.78.7
July73127.98.9
August83368.59.6
September953613.615.3
October102887.38.2
November112356.06.7
December121634.14.7
Missing or wild-97.2Missing
Don't know-143110.9Missing
Valid cases3503Missing cases438
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhbgy4year labour force spell began
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text GJ13Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1993.814.8619451998
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1381496.8100.0
Missing or wild-94.1Missing
Don't know-11233.1Missing
Valid cases3814Missing cases127
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text GJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1262966.766.7
281820.820.8
32987.67.6
41183.03.0
5421.11.1
617.4.4
713.3.3
85.1.1
91.0.0
Valid cases3941Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (66)
Question Number and Text GJ17 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE AT J16). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases2527Missing cases1414
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee definitions in Vol. A and the SOC coding frame in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text GJ19 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self-employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1133033.769.4
Part time employee242910.922.4
Self-employed31574.08.2
Missing or wild-91092.8Missing
Inapplicable-8191648.6Missing
Valid cases1916Missing cases2025
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND GJHSTAT=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and was employed but not by current employer or was self employed
Index TermsEmployment: Labour Force Status
Employment: Self-Employment
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSince Wave Two this has been a three category variable and thus not strictly comparable with the Wave One equivalent.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text GJ20 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes116.410.3
No21403.689.7
Missing or wild-91102.8Missing
Inapplicable-8367593.3Missing
Valid cases156Missing cases3785
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND GJHSTAT=2 AND GJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and was self-employed
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text GJ21 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (31) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1216855.081.0
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2691.82.6
Loc Gvt/twn hall32245.78.4
NHS/higher educ4952.43.5
Natlised indtry518.5.7
Non-profit orgs.6681.72.5
Armed forces716.4.6
Other819.5.7
Missing or wild-92456.2Missing
Inapplicable-8101925.9Missing
Valid cases2677Missing cases1264
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND GJHSTAT=2 AND GJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (67)
Question Number and Text GJ22 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager13258.213.9
Foreman/superv22767.011.8
Not mngr/superv3173844.174.3
Missing or wild-91253.2Missing
Inapplicable-8147737.5Missing
Valid cases2339Missing cases1602
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND (GJHSTAT=1 OR 2) AND GJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text GJ24 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace147112.079.6
Diff workplace21213.120.4
Missing or wild-91132.9Missing
Inapplicable-8323682.1Missing
Valid cases592Missing cases3349
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND (GJHSTAT=1) AND GJHSEMP=1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and was employed F/T or P/T
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSame workplace means same geographical site.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15


gjhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text GJ25 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases2816Missing cases1125
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment: Sector and Duties
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteSee SIC coding frame in Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12


gjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text GJ26 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211814.66.5
3 - 9243411.015.6
10 - 24348012.217.3
25 - 4943248.211.7
50 - 9952767.09.9
100 - 19962436.28.8
200 - 49973087.811.1
500 - 99981523.95.5
1000 or more92305.88.3
DK/under 2510461.21.7
DK/25+111002.53.6
Missing or wild-92907.4Missing
Inapplicable-887022.1Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-14.1Missing
Valid cases2774Missing cases1167
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND (GJHSTAT=1 AND GJHPLDF=2) OR GJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and workplace/job/or employer is different to that in previous spell
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhpaylpay at 1.9.96: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (68)
Question Number and Text GJ27 : Please think back to September 1st last year or to when you started that job, if that is more recent. At that time, how much were you usually paid?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
4111.398655.520110000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
06.2.3
Amount Stated1226757.599.7
Missing or wild-91453.7Missing
Inapplicable-8132033.5Missing
Refused-2401.0Missing
Don't know-11634.1Missing
Valid cases2273Missing cases1668
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for GJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.96: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text GJ28OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
13.1620.82-552
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00218555.4100.0
Missing or wild-9.001503.8Missing
Inapplicable-8.00152338.6Missing
One-off payment-5.002.1Missing
Per hour-4.00812.1Missing
Valid cases2185Missing cases1756
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND GJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteVariables associated with payments or receipts include two for each, the amount of the receipt or payment (here GJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here GJHPYLW). These variables should not be used without first converting to a common time metric (e.g. dividing by the number of weeks). You should be aware that for a small number of cases the period of receipt is less than one week; in these cases, you may wish to take special action.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.96: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text GJ29 : And was that before or after any deductions for tax, national insurance, union dues and so on or were there no deductions at all usually made from your pay?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before deductions1123431.354.7
After deductions280620.535.7
No deductions32175.59.6
Missing or wild-91533.9Missing
Inapplicable-8152338.6Missing
Don't know-18.2Missing
Valid cases2257Missing cases1684
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND GJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and has reported earnings
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text GJ30 : Would you look at this card (32) please and tell me which of the statements on the card best describes why you stopped doing that job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted13859.815.7
Left for better job268617.427.9
Made redundant32315.99.4
Dismissed or sacked4601.52.4
Temporary job ended52897.311.8
Took retirement6651.62.6
Stopped health reas7972.53.9
Left to have baby8561.42.3
Children/home care9451.11.8
Care of other person104.1.2
Moved area11681.72.8
Started college/univ12521.32.1
Other reason1342010.717.1
Missing or wild-91624.1Missing
Inapplicable-8132033.5Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases2458Missing cases1483
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteRecords main reason. New categories (12) 'Moved away' and (13) 'Started college or university' coded from 'other' responses at Wave 5. From Wave 6 these categories were added to the showcard as (11) 'Moved away' and (12) 'Started college or university', 'Other' becomes (13).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (69)
Question Number and Text GJ31 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11694.333.8
Promot prospects2461.29.2
More responsibl39.21.8
Job security4381.07.6
More interes job537.97.4
Specific type work628.75.6
Be own boss714.42.8
Grter initiative88.21.6
Less commuting916.43.2
Less hours109.21.8
More flex hrs1115.43.0
To use skills1315.43.0
Less dmandng wrk148.21.6
Prefer this job15441.18.8
New job better1630.86.0
Other9614.42.8
Missing or wild-91944.9Missing
Inapplicable-8324582.3Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases500Missing cases3441
Question RouteIF (GCJSBLY=2 AND GJHSTPY=2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1996 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where GJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases3529Missing cases412
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (day) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13148.08.0
February22506.36.4
March32416.16.2
April43398.68.7
May52656.76.8
June63077.87.8
July73148.08.0
August83308.48.4
September968117.317.4
October1043811.111.2
November112726.96.9
December121674.24.3
Missing or wild-96.2Missing
Don't know-117.4Missing
Valid cases3918Missing cases23
Question RouteUses GJSPNO GJHBGD GJHBGM GJHBGY4 on Record GJOBHIST. Uses GCJSBGD GCJSBGM GCJSBGY4 on Record GINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (month) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1996115629.329.5
1997275169.870.1
199815.4.4
Missing or wild-914.4Missing
Don't know-15.1Missing
Valid cases3922Missing cases19
Question RouteUses GJSPNO GJHBGD GJHBGM GJHBGY4 on Record GJOBHIST. Uses GCJSBGD GCJSBGM GCJSBGY4 on Record GINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteEnd date (year) of job history spell, computed as start date of following job spell. If spell number is 1, end date is taken as start date of current spell.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.96
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 1996 or before1251063.766.2
After Sept 19962128032.533.8
Missing or wild-913.3Missing
Inapplicable-81383.5Missing
Valid cases3790Missing cases151
Question RouteUses GJSPNO on Record GJOBHIST. Uses GJLYID on Record GINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteThis is a derived variable (in Wave One, it was result of an interviewer check).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large21794.57.1
Employers,small313.3.5
Managers,small41183.04.7
Professional Self-em516.4.6
Professional employe6842.13.3
Int. non-manual,work72686.810.6
Int. non-man,foreman8852.23.4
Junior non-manual961315.624.3
Personal service wrk102345.99.3
Foreman manual11671.72.7
Skilled manual wkrs122426.19.6
Semi-skilled manual133338.413.2
Unskilled manual wkr141373.55.4
Own account wkrs15902.33.6
Farmers - employers,163.1.1
Farmers - own accoun172.1.1
Agricultural workers1829.71.1
Members of armed for1910.3.4
Missing-9982.5Missing
Not Applicable-8132033.5Missing
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes the Socio-Economic Group for jobs in annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher12997.611.9
Service class,lower241510.516.4
Routine non-manual e342410.816.8
Personal service wor42666.710.5
Sml props w employee511.3.4
Sml props w/o employ6832.13.3
Farmers,Smallholders79.2.4
Foreman,Technicians81654.26.5
Skilled manual worke91884.87.5
Semi,unskilled manua1063616.125.2
Agricultural workers1127.71.1
Missing-9982.5Missing
Not Applicable-8132033.5Missing
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes the Goldthorpe social class classification for jobs in the annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A for details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ11002.54.0
technic258514.823.2
Skilled non-manual368917.527.3
Skilled manual446511.818.4
Partly skilled occ553013.421.0
Unskilled occ61443.75.7
Armed forces710.3.4
Missing or wild-9982.5Missing
Inapplicable-8132033.5Missing
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
NoteComputes Registrar General's Social Class for jobs in annual employment history, based on the 3 digit Standard Occupational Classification (SOC), and employment status variables. See Appendix to Vol. A for details.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteThis is a 'STRING' variable - an alphanumeric. Computed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, and coding frame for ISCO in Appendix to Vol. A. International Labour Office (1990) `International Standard Classification of Occupations: ISCO 88. Geneva: International Labour Office.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.5417.120.9985.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00252364.0100.0
Missing or wild-9.00982.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00132033.5Missing
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork, Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.0418.031.3197.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00252364.0100.0
Missing or wild-9.00982.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00132033.5Missing
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using the CAMCON utility in CASOC. See Vol. A. See also Prandy K (1990) `The Revised Cambridge Scale of Occupations', Sociology 24, pp 629-655.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
42.6315.61082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002.1.1
Amount Stated1.00252164.099.9
Missing or wild-9.00982.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00132033.5Missing
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Question RouteDone by CASOC.
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
NoteComputed using CASOC. See the Section on Data Collection and Fieldwork Vol. A. See also Goldthorpe, JH and Hope, K (1974) The Social Grading of Occupations: A New Approach and Scale, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher managerial20451.11.8
Higher prof tradn'l31812.13.2
Higher prof new emp3225.61.0
High prof trad s.emp3314.4.6
High prof new s.emp344.1.2
Lower Prof trad emps412325.99.2
Lower Prof new emps4218.5.7
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4319.5.8
Lower Prof new s.emp443.1.1
Lower manag occupns501944.97.7
Hgher supervis occup6033.81.3
admin712606.610.3
serv721574.06.2
aux7337.91.5
Intermed engineering7413.3.5
Emp,small (non-prof)8114.4.6
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91972.53.8
Own acct wkrs(agric)925.1.2
Lwr supervis occups1001132.94.5
Lwr technical craft111782.03.1
Lwr tech process op11225.61.0
Semi-routine sales1211674.26.6
Semi-routine service1221684.36.6
Semi-routine tech123481.21.9
Semi-routine op124942.43.7
Semi-routine agric12518.5.7
Semi-routine cleri126491.21.9
Semi-rtne childcare12720.5.8
serv1311263.25.0
Routine production132882.23.5
Routine technical1331142.94.5
Routine operative1341594.06.3
Routine agricultrl1359.2.4
Missing-9942.4Missing
Inapplicable-8132033.5Missing
Valid cases2527Missing cases1414
Index TermsEmployment History: Size, Sector and Duties
Social Classification
Employment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.97: prev job spell
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
21.6917.21052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.0039510.010.1
Amount Stated1.00351489.289.9
Missing or wild-9.0032.8Missing
Valid cases3909Missing cases32
Question RouteUses GJSPNO GJHBGD GJHBGM GJHBGY4 GJHSTAT GJHENDD GJHENDDM GJHENDY4 on Record GJOBHIST. Uses GJLYID on Record GINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 1996 - 31 August 1997. Used in calculation of annual measures of duration in states and annual incomes. It is not the total spell length. Measure is exact (i.e. number of days divided by seven).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
998.81995.56025000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.005.1.2
Amount Stated1.00253464.399.8
Missing or wild-9.00822.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00132033.5Missing
Valid cases2539Missing cases1402
Question RouteUses GSEX GMLSTAT GJBPENM GSPJB GCJSBLY GAGE on Record GINDRESP. Uses GJHA9LY GJHPAYL GJHPYLW GJHPYLG GJHSPW GJHSTAT GJHBGD GJHBGM GJHBGY4 on Record GJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures gross monthly rate of wage, salary or self-employment income in the employment spell. Based on the payment at the start date or at 1.9.96, depending on which is available, converted from net to gross where necessary, in the light of information about sex, marital status, spouse's employment status and pension membership. Start date is used to determine appropriate tax and National Insurance regime. Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable GJHGPAYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
793.50656.99014672.90
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.005.1.2
Amount Stated1.00253264.299.8
Missing or wild-9.00842.1Missing
Inapplicable-8.00132033.5Missing
Valid cases2537Missing cases1404
Question RouteUses GSEX GMLSTAT GJBPENM GSPJB GCJSBLY GAGE on Record GINDRESP. Uses GJHA9LY GJHPAYL GJHPYLW GJHPYLG GJHSPW GJHSTAT GJHBGD GJHBGM GJHBGY4 on Record GJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteMeasures net monthly rate of wage, salary or self-employment income in the employment spell. Based on the payment at the start date or at 1.9.96, depending on which is available, converted from gross to net where necessary, in the light of information about sex, marital status, spouse's employment status and pension membership. Start date is used to determine the appropriate tax and National Insurance regime.Includes imputed data. As this is an individual level derived variable, the imputation flag variable GJHGPAYI takes the value 1 if imputed, and 0 or -8 otherwise. See notes on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhgpayiimputation flag - gjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0220255.984.0
Imputed141910.616.0
Var Inapplicable-8132033.5Missing
Valid cases2621Missing cases1320
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for GJHGPAY and section on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhnpayiimputation flag - gjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0220255.984.0
Imputed141910.616.0
Var Inapplicable-8132033.5Missing
Valid cases2621Missing cases1320
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for GJHNPAY and section on Imputation in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhepflgflag: echp spell ended on/before 1.9.96
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
End after 1.9.96153813.767.0
End on/bef 1.9.9622656.733.0
Missing or wild-913.3Missing
Not applicable-8312579.3Missing
Valid cases803Missing cases3138
Question RouteUses GJHENDY4 GJHENDM on Record GJOBHIST.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Variable OccurrenceW7


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeGJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text GEG3
Valid cases3941Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


pidpCross-wave person identifier (UKHLS)
Record TypeGJOBHIST
Valid cases3941Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeGJOBHIST
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable GJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeGJOBHIST
Valid cases2527Missing cases1414
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeGJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
501.41251.1811933
Valid cases2523Missing cases1418
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


gjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeGJOBHIST
Valid cases3941Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18