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hpytlk22nd youth: how often you talk
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text HV25Y2 : Children vary a great deal in how often they talk to their parents about things that matter to them. How often does (NAME) talk to you? Is it most days, more than once a week less than once a week or hardly ever?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Most days11471.343.2
More than once a wk.2101.929.7
Less than once a wk.352.515.3
Hardly ever440.411.8
Missing-910.1Missing
Not applicable-81019793.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases340Missing cases10566
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 2) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 2 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hpysmk22nd youth: smokes regularly
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text HV26Y2 : Do you think that (NAME) regularly smokes even if it is only a few cigarettes a week?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes139.411.7
No22952.788.3
Missing-911.1Missing
Not applicable-81019793.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-15.0Missing
Valid cases334Missing cases10572
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HYPNYP GE 2) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 2 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Smoking
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8


hpysad22nd youth: days unhappy in past month
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text HV27Y2 : In the past month, how many days would you think (NAME) has felt unhappy or depressed? Is it ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None11441.343.8
1 - 321221.137.1
4 - 10343.413.1
11 days or more420.26.1
Missing-911.1Missing
Not applicable-81019793.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-110.1Missing
Valid cases329Missing cases10577
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 2) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 2 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hpywor22nd youth: nights lost sleep past week
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text HV28Y2 : In the past week, how many nights would you think (NAME) has lost sleep worrying about things? Is it ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None12852.685.3
1 - 2235.310.5
3 - 5310.13.0
6 - 7 nights44.01.2
Missing-911.1Missing
Not applicable-81019793.5Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-15.0Missing
Valid cases334Missing cases10572
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 2) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 2 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hpywhr33rd youth: tells where is going
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (86)
Question Number and Text HV22Y3 : I would like to ask you about each of your children who are between 11-15 years old. Starting with your youngest child. When (NAME) goes out does he/she tell you where he/she is going? Does he/she tell you, always, usually, sometimes or not usually?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Always118.254.5
Usually28.124.2
Sometimes31.03.0
Not usually46.118.2
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81051496.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases10873
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 3) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 3 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hpyman33rd youth: how easy/difficult to manage
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text HV23Y3 : On the whole do you find (NAME) an easy or difficult child to manage? Is he/she very easy, quite easy, quite difficult, or very difficult?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Very easy18.124.2
Quite easy215.145.5
Quite difficult35.015.2
Very difficult42.06.1
It varies53.09.1
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81051496.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases10873
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HYPNYP GE 2) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 2 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8


hpyarg33rd youth: how often you quarrel
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text HV24Y3 : Most children have occasional quarrels with their parents. How often does (NAME) quarrel with you? Is it most days, more than once a week, less than once a week or hardly ever?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Most days16.118.8
More than once a wk.210.131.3
Less than once a wk.39.128.1
Hardly ever47.121.9
Missing-92.0Missing
Not applicable-81051496.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases32Missing cases10874
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 3) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 3 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hpytlk33rd youth: how often you talk
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (87)
Question Number and Text HV25Y3 : Children vary a great deal in how often they talk to their parents about things that matter to them. How often does (NAME) talk to you? Is it most days, more than once a week less than once a week or hardly ever?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Most days113.139.4
More than once a wk.27.121.2
Less than once a wk.36.118.2
Hardly ever47.121.2
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81051496.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases10873
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 3) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 3 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Family Life
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hpysmk33rd youth: smokes regularly
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text HV26Y3 : Do you think that (NAME) regularly smokes even if it is only a few cigarettes a week?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes14.012.1
No229.387.9
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81051496.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases33Missing cases10873
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 3) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 3 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Smoking
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8


hpysad33rd youth: days unhappy in past month
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text HV27Y3 : In the past month, how many days would you think (NAME) has felt unhappy or depressed? Is it ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None118.262.1
1 - 328.127.6
4 - 1033.010.3
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81051496.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Don't know-14.0Missing
Valid cases29Missing cases10877
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 3) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 3 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hpywor33rd youth: nights lost sleep past week
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (88)
Question Number and Text HV28Y3 : In the past week, how many nights would you think (NAME) has lost sleep worrying about things? Is it ...
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
None131.396.9
3 - 531.03.1
Missing-91.0Missing
Not applicable-81051496.4Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases32Missing cases10874
Question RouteIF (HYPPAR=1 AND HPYNYP GE 3) Asked if R is (natural or step) parent of 3 or more young persons aged 11 through 15.
Index TermsChildren
Health: Childrens Health
Health: Subjective Well-Being
Variable OccurrenceW4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hf101Income: NI retirement pension
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF101 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received N.I. Retirement (Old Age) Pension?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0836676.779.3
NI retir pension1218220.020.7
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf102Income: pension from previous employer
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF102 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received A Pension from a previous employer?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0927585.087.9
Pension prev emp2127311.712.1
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf103Income: pension from spouses ex-employer
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF103 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received A Pension from a spouse's previous employer?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01023593.897.0
Pens spse prev emp33132.93.0
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf104Income: private pension or annuity
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF104 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received A Private Pension/Annuity?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01035394.998.2
Annuity/priv pens41951.81.8
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf105Income: widow or war widows pension
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF105 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received A Widow's or War Widow's Pension?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01045095.899.1
Widow/war pens598.9.9
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf106Income: widowed mothers allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF106 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received A Widowed mother's allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01052896.599.8
Wid mothr allow620.2.2
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf116Income: severe disablement allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF116 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Severe Disablement Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01048296.199.4
Sev disabl allow1666.6.6
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf118Income: industrial injury allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF118 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Industrial Injury or Disablement Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01047596.099.3
Ind injury allow1873.7.7
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf119Income: attendance allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF119 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Attendance Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01034294.898.0
Attendance allowance192061.92.0
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf121Income: invalid care allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF121 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Invalid Care Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01045295.899.1
Invalid care allow2196.9.9
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf122Income: war disability pension
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF122 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received War disability Pension?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01049996.399.5
War disab pension2249.4.5
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf124Income: disability working allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF124 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Disability working allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01054196.799.9
Disab wrkng allwnce247.1.1
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A. New benefit income source from Wave 2 onwards.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13


hf125Income: incapacity benefit
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF125 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Incapacity Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01015193.196.2
Incapacity benefit253973.63.8
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A. New benefit income source from Wave 5 onwards. Introduced in 1994 to replace Invalidity benefits and N.I. Sickness benefit from April 1995 on.
Variable OccurrenceW5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf126Income: disablty living allowance (care)
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF126 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Disability Living Allowance/ Care Component
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01031994.697.8
Disab liv allw -care262292.12.2
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf127Income: disab living allowance(mobility)
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF127 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Disability Living Allowance/ Mobility Component
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01024293.997.1
Disab liv allw -mob273062.82.9
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf128Income: disability living allowance (dk)
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF128 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Disability Living Allowance/ Components not known
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01048696.199.4
Disab liv allw -dk2862.6.6
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf132Income: income support (IS)
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF132 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Income Support (Supplementary Benefit)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0977189.692.6
Income support (IS)327777.17.4
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf142Income: Job Seekers Allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF142 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Job Seeker's Allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01027294.297.4
Job Seeker's Allowan422762.52.6
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteA new benefit introduced in October 1997 to replace Unemployment Benefit (wF133). See usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf135Income: child benefit
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF135 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Child Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0863979.281.9
Child benefit35190917.518.1
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf136Income: one parent benefit
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF136 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received One Parent Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01026094.197.3
One parent benefit362882.62.7
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16


hf137Income: family credit
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF137 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Family Credit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01030794.597.7
Family credit372412.22.3
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf138Income: maternity allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF138 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Maternity allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01049596.299.5
Maternity allow3853.5.5
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf139Income: housing benefit
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF139 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Housing Benefit/Rent rebate or allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01001091.894.9
Housing benefit395384.95.1
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Housing: Allowances/Rebates
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf140Income: council tax benefit
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF140 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Council Tax Benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0927985.188.0
Comm charge bene40126911.612.0
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A. Changed from Community Charge Benefit to Council Tax Benefit at Wave 3.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf141Income: other state benefit
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF141 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Any other state benefit?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01052196.599.7
Other state bene4127.2.3
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf151Income: educational grant
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF151 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Educational Grant?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01029094.497.6
Educa grant512582.42.4
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Grants for Education
Incomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf152Income: trade union payments
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF152 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Trade Union/Friendly Society payments?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01053896.699.9
T U/friendly soc pay5210.1.1
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
Trade Unions and Union Membership
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf153Income: maintenance or alimony
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF153 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Maintenance or Alimony?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01037395.198.3
Maint or alimony531751.61.7
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf154Income: payments from relations
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF154 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Payments from a family member not living here?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01043095.698.9
Payment abs relative541181.11.1
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf155Income: rent from lodgers
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF155 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Rent from Boarders or lodgers (not family members living here with you)?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01048096.199.4
Rent/boarders/lodger5568.6.6
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf156Income: rent from other property
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF156 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Rent from any other property?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01035795.098.2
Rent other prop561911.81.8
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf157Income: foster allowance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF157 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Foster allowance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01054096.699.9
Foster allowance578.1.1
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf158Income: sickness or accident insurance
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF158 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Sickness or accident insurance?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01052396.599.8
Sick/acci insurance5825.2.2
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hf159Income: any other payment
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (89)
Question Number and Text HF159 : Have you yourself or jointly with others since 1.9.97 received Any other regular payment?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned01051096.499.6
Any other payment5938.3.4
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes: Benefits and Allowances and Pensions
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hnf1Income: total number of cited sources
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (90)
Question Number and Text HF2 : Interviewer check How many sources of income in total were recorded above?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
0461142.343.8
1260223.924.7
2169415.516.1
39568.89.1
44354.04.1
51711.61.6
646.4.4
710.1.1
83.0.0
92.0.0
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-218.2Missing
Valid cases10530Missing cases376
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsIncomes
NoteSee usage notes in Vol. A.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hfisitFinancial situation
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text HF4 : How well would you say you yourself are managing financially these days? Would you say you are (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Living comfortably1324129.730.8
Doing alright2373534.235.5
Just abt getting by3269524.725.6
Finding it quite dif46135.65.8
Finding it very diff52492.32.4
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Don't know-110.1Missing
Valid cases10533Missing cases373
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hfisitcChange in financial position last year
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text HF5 : Would you say that you yourself are better off or worse off financially than you were a year ago?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Better off1320929.430.5
Worse off2241822.223.0
About same3489244.946.5
Missing or wild-95.0Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Don't know-124.2Missing
Valid cases10519Missing cases387
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hfisityWhy financial situation changed
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text HF6 : Why is that? (financially better or worse off)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Earnings increased1202118.536.4
Benefits increased22101.93.8
Invest't income inc368.61.2
Less expenses43363.16.1
Windfall payment586.81.6
Earnings decreased116826.312.3
Benefits reduced1299.91.8
Invest't income dec1329.3.5
More expenses14114210.520.6
One off expenditure1541.4.7
Earn less:less expen211.0.0
Earn more:more expen2232.3.6
Earn more:less benft237.1.1
More benft:more expe2423.2.4
Less svgs:same std l2516.1.3
Good management261601.52.9
No change income/exp276.1.1
Better off:other rea312702.54.9
Worse off:other reas323152.95.7
Nthr better/worse:re332.0.0
Missing or wild-953.5Missing
Inapplicable-8491645.1Missing
Proxy-73583.3Missing
Don't know-133.3Missing
Valid cases5546Missing cases5360
Question RouteIF (HFISITC = 1-2) Asked if R is better off or worse off financially than a year ago
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
NoteOffice coded from verbatim responses.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hfisitxFinancial expectations for year ahead
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (95)
Question Number and Text HF7 : Looking ahead, how do you think you will be financially a year from now, will you be (READ OUT)
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Better than now1317129.131.3
Worse than now29408.69.3
About the same3602755.359.4
Missing or wild-913.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-13953.6Missing
Valid cases10138Missing cases768
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Values, Opinions and Attitudes
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hfiyrdiIncome last year from dividends/interest
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text HF8 : In the past 12 months about how much have you received in the way of dividends or interest from any savings and investments you may have?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Nothing1493245.246.8
Under 1002294127.027.9
100-4993151113.914.3
500-99944714.34.5
1000+56936.46.6
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases10548Missing cases358
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
NoteIncludes imputed data. As this is a variable directly associated with a question, the imputation flag HFIYRDII 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


hfiyrdiuIncome last yr dividend/interest > 1000
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text HF9 : Could you tell me about how much you have received?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1000-250012862.646.4
2501-499921731.628.0
5000-10000392.814.9
>10000466.610.7
Missing or wild-94.0Missing
Inapplicable-8990290.8Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-210.1Missing
Don't know-115.1Missing
Valid cases617Missing cases10289
Question RouteIF (HFIYRDI=5) Asked if R has received in last 12 months more than 1000 in dividends or interest from savings and investments.
Index TermsFinancial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
Incomes: Rents, Savings, Investments
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8


hsaveSaves from current income
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text HF10 : Do you save any amount of your income for example by putting something away now and then in a bank, building society, or Post Office account other than to meet regular bills? Please include share purchase schemes and Personal Equity Plan (PEP) schemes.
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1430539.541.2
No2615056.458.8
Missing or wild-910.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-282.8Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases10455Missing cases451
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
NoteExplicitly excludes money put by to pay bills, but includes saving for holidays and PEPs and life insurance. Includes Tax Exempt Special Savings Accounts (TESSAs).
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hsavedAmount saved each month
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text HF11 : About how much on average do you personally manage to save a month?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
149.29353.7109999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
01.0.0
Amount stated1394536.2100.0
Missing or wild-916.1Missing
Inapplicable-8623357.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-291.8Missing
Don't know-12622.4Missing
Valid cases3946Missing cases6960
Question RouteIF (HSAVE=1) Asked if R saves some of income
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
NoteAmount saved by R alone.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hsavey1First reason for saving
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text HF12M1 : What are you saving for? 1st mention
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Holidays18447.720.3
Old age23253.07.8
Car31751.64.2
Children41391.33.3
House purchase52182.05.3
Home improv61531.43.7
HH bills748.41.2
Special evnts82132.05.1
No spec reason9178216.342.9
Share schemes1043.41.0
Own education1158.51.4
Grandchild1213.1.3
Other961401.33.4
Missing or wild-91061.0Missing
Inapplicable-8623357.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-27.1Missing
Don't know-151.5Missing
Valid cases4151Missing cases6755
Question RouteIF (HSAVE=1 AND HSAVED GT 0) Asked if R saves some of income and specifies amount saved per month
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
NoteOffice coded from verbatim responses. At Wave 1 and 2 only one response was coded : wSAVEY.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hsavey2Second reason for saving
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (96)
Question Number and Text HF12M2 : What are you saving for? 2nd mention
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not mentioned0357632.883.5
Holidays11841.74.3
Old age240.4.9
Car364.61.5
Children430.3.7
House purchase538.3.9
Home improv677.71.8
HH bills718.2.4
Special evnts882.81.9
No spec reason91181.12.8
Share schemes101.0.0
Own education119.1.2
Grandchild128.1.2
Other9636.3.8
Missing or wild-934.3Missing
Inapplicable-8623357.2Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases4281Missing cases6625
Question RouteIF (HSAVE=1 AND HSAVED GT 0) Asked if R saves some of income and specifies amount saved per month
Index TermsFinancial Management: Material Well-Being
Financial Management: Savings and Bank Accounts
NoteSee note for HSAVEY1.
Variable OccurrenceW3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hpppenPaid into private personal pension
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text HF13 : I'd like to ask you now about private personal pensions, that is a pension that you yourself have taken out on your own behalf. In the past year, that is since September 1st 1997 have you paid any contributions or premiums for a private personal pension, or had such contributions paid on your behalf by the Department of Social Security?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes1141212.913.4
No2912183.686.6
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-27.1Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases10533Missing cases373
Question RouteALL RESPONDENTS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hpenb4Personal pension started before 1.7.88
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text HF14 : Was your policy taken out before July 1st 1988 or since then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Before 1.7.8814073.728.8
1.7.88 or since29668.968.4
Before and after339.42.8
Missing or wild-97.1Missing
Inapplicable-8912983.7Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Valid cases1412Missing cases9494
Question RouteIF (HPPPEN=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.97 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
Note1.7.88 was date on which the UK laws relating to personal pensions were changed.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hpenb4y4Year pre 1.7.88 pension started
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text HF15 : What year did you first take out a policy?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1983.795.0319501988
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated13403.1100.0
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-81013492.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-22.0Missing
Don't know-163.6Missing
Valid cases340Missing cases10566
Question RouteIF (HPPPEN=1 AND HPENB4=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.97 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS and the policy was taken out before 1.7.88
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for HPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hpenb4vAmount last payment to pre 1988 pension
Record TypeHINDRESP
QuestionnaireIndividual (97)
Question Number and Text HF16 : How much was your last contribution or premium?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
188.47535.3956500
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount stated13613.3100.0
Missing or wild-99.1Missing
Inapplicable-81013492.9Missing
Proxy respondent-73583.3Missing
Refused-214.1Missing
Don't know-130.3Missing
Valid cases361Missing cases10545
Question RouteIF (HPPPEN=1 AND HPENB4=1) Asked if R has since 1.9.97 paid into a private personal pension or had contributions paid on R's behalf by the DSS and the policy was taken out before 1.7.88
Index TermsFinancial Management: Pensions
NoteSee note for HPENB4.
Variable OccurrenceW2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18