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hhidhousehold identification number
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text HHID : Office Code
Valid cases3505Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hpnoperson number
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text HPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1156944.844.8
2113432.432.4
350514.414.4
42146.16.1
5551.61.6
619.5.5
78.2.2
81.0.0
Valid cases3505Missing 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


hjhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text HJ9 : Can you look at this card (J2) please and tell me which of the descriptions comes closest to what you were doing immediately before then?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Diff job same emplye160717.317.4
Empl self/diff emply2180151.451.7
Unemp/job seeking349314.114.2
Retd from pd emplymt415.4.4
On maternity leave525.7.7
Looking after family61644.74.7
F-t education72497.17.2
Lng trm sick/disabld8441.31.3
On govt trng scheme925.7.7
Something else10591.71.7
Missing or wild-91.0Missing
Don't know-122.6Missing
Valid cases3482Missing cases23
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997
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


hjhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text HJ10D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases1371Missing cases2134
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


hjhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text HJ10M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12677.68.6
February22136.16.8
March32246.47.2
April42647.58.5
May52106.06.7
June62898.29.3
July72697.78.6
August82717.78.7
September950014.316.0
October102767.98.8
November112025.86.5
December121373.94.4
Missing or wild-92.1Missing
Don't know-138110.9Missing
Valid cases3122Missing cases383
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997
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


hjhbgy4year labour force spell began
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (71)
Question Number and Text HJ10Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1994.754.9019481999
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1342097.6100.0
Missing or wild-92.1Missing
Don't know-1832.4Missing
Valid cases3420Missing cases85
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997
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


hjspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (72)
Question Number and Text HJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1247670.670.6
269919.919.9
32266.46.4
4651.91.9
525.7.7
69.3.3
74.1.1
81.0.0
Valid cases3505Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997
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


hjhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (72)
Question Number and Text HJ14 : Could you give me some details of the job which you started in (DATE AT J13). Please tell me the exact job title and describe fully the sort of work you did.
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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


hjhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text HJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1126336.070.3
Part time employee239211.221.8
Self-employed31424.17.9
Missing or wild-927.8Missing
Inapplicable-8168148.0Missing
Valid cases1797Missing cases1708
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND HJHSTAT = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 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


hjhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text HJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes123.716.7
No21153.383.3
Missing or wild-930.9Missing
Inapplicable-8333695.2Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases138Missing cases3367
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND HJHSTAT = 2 AND HJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 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


hjhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text HJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (J3) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1199256.881.1
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2651.92.6
Loc Gvt/twn hall31915.47.8
NHS/higher educ41083.14.4
Natlised indtry510.3.4
Non-profit orgs.6561.62.3
Armed forces714.4.6
Other821.6.9
Missing or wild-91534.4Missing
Inapplicable-889525.5Missing
Valid cases2457Missing cases1048
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND HJHSTAT = 2 AND HJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 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


hjhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text HJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager13279.314.5
Foreman/superv22336.610.4
Not mngr/superv3169048.275.1
Missing or wild-9391.1Missing
Inapplicable-8121634.7Missing
Valid cases2250Missing cases1255
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND (HJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) AND HJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 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


hjhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text HJ21 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace149014.080.7
Diff workplace21173.319.3
Missing or wild-927.8Missing
Inapplicable-8287181.9Missing
Valid cases607Missing cases2898
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND (HJHSTAT = 1) AND HJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 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


hjhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text HJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases2647Missing cases858
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


hjhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text HJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 211724.96.7
3 - 9242112.016.4
10 - 24342712.216.7
25 - 4943339.513.0
50 - 9952467.09.6
100 - 19962296.58.9
200 - 49972577.310.0
500 - 99981484.25.8
1000 or more91895.47.4
DK/under 2510371.11.4
DK/25+111012.93.9
Missing or wild-91855.3Missing
Inapplicable-874221.2Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Don't know-117.5Missing
Valid cases2560Missing cases945
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND (HJHSTAT = 1 AND HJHPLDF = 2) OR HJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 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


hjhpaylpay at 1.9.97: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text HJ24 : 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
4445.469613.750190000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
04.1.2
Amount Stated1215361.499.8
Missing or wild-9381.1Missing
Inapplicable-8107430.6Missing
Refused-2351.0Missing
Don't know-12015.7Missing
Valid cases2157Missing cases1348
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for HJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hjhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.97: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text HJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
13.8821.13-552
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00203558.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.00441.3Missing
Inapplicable-8.00131037.4Missing
One-off payment-5.001.0Missing
Per hour-4.001143.3Missing
Don't know-1.001.0Missing
Valid cases2035Missing cases1470
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND HJHPAYL HT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 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 HJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here HJHPYLW). 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


hjhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.97: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text HJ26 : 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 deductions1114432.653.5
After deductions280623.037.7
No deductions31885.48.8
Missing or wild-9451.3Missing
Inapplicable-8131037.4Missing
Don't know-112.3Missing
Valid cases2138Missing cases1367
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND HJHPAYL HT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 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


hjhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text HJ27 : Would you look at this card (J4) please and tell me which of the statements on the card best describes why you stopped doing that job?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Promoted140111.417.0
Left for better job267919.428.8
Made redundant32156.19.1
Dismissed or sacked4531.52.2
Temporary job ended52607.411.0
Took retirement6792.33.3
Stopped health reas7922.63.9
Left to have baby831.91.3
Children/home care9491.42.1
Care of other person103.1.1
Moved area11892.53.8
Started college/univ12341.01.4
Other reason1337510.715.9
Missing or wild-9692.0Missing
Inapplicable-8107430.6Missing
Refused-22.1Missing
Valid cases2360Missing cases1145
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997
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


hjblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text HJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11745.034.9
Promot prospects2381.17.6
More responsibl37.21.4
Job security4361.07.2
More interes job5381.17.6
Specific type work626.75.2
Be own boss721.64.2
Grter initiative84.1.8
Less commuting927.85.4
Less hours1014.42.8
More flex hrs1116.53.2
Health reasons121.0.2
To use skills1321.64.2
Less dmandng wrk144.1.8
Prefer this job1528.85.6
New job better1621.64.2
Other9622.64.4
Missing or wild-91002.9Missing
Inapplicable-8290382.8Missing
Refused-23.1Missing
Don't know-11.0Missing
Valid cases498Missing cases3007
Question RouteIF (HCJSBLY = 2 AND HJHSTPY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1997 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where HJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hjhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases3010Missing cases495
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


hjhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January12938.48.4
February22356.76.7
March32447.07.0
April42507.17.2
May52096.06.0
June62928.38.4
July72948.48.4
August82808.08.0
September955015.715.8
October1040511.611.6
November112527.27.2
December121825.25.2
Missing or wild-99.3Missing
Don't know-110.3Missing
Valid cases3486Missing cases19
Question RouteUses HJSPNO HJHBGD HJHBGM HJHBGY4 on Record HJOBHIST. Uses HCJSBGD HCJSBGM HCJSBGY4 on Record HINDRESP.
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


hjhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
199788825.325.4
1998258973.974.1
199916.5.5
Missing or wild-910.3Missing
Don't know-12.1Missing
Valid cases3493Missing cases12
Question RouteUses HJSPNO HJHBGD HJHBGM HJHBGY4 on Record HJOBHIST. Uses HCJSBGD HCJSBGM HCJSBGY4 on Record HINDRESP.
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


hjha9lywhether job started after 1.9.97
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 1997 or before1247670.670.6
After Sept 19972102929.429.4
Valid cases3505Missing cases0
Question RouteUses HJSPNO on Record HJOBHIST. Uses HJLYID on Record HINDRESP.
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


hjhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers,large11.0.0
Managers,large21704.97.1
Employers,small319.5.8
Managers,small41163.34.8
Professional Self-em56.2.2
Professional employe6882.53.7
Int. non-manual,work72697.711.2
Int. non-man,foreman8762.23.2
Junior non-manual960417.225.1
Personal service wrk101785.17.4
Foreman manual11611.72.5
Skilled manual wkrs122497.110.3
Semi-skilled manual133269.313.5
Unskilled manual wkr141273.65.3
Own account wkrs15772.23.2
Farmers - employers,162.1.1
Farmers - own accoun173.1.1
Agricultural workers1828.81.2
Members of armed for198.2.3
Missing-923.7Missing
Not Applicable-8107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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


hjhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher12747.811.4
Service class,lower241912.017.4
Routine non-manual e342812.217.8
Personal service wor42336.69.7
Sml props w employee515.4.6
Sml props w/o employ6762.23.2
Farmers,Smallholders76.2.2
Foreman,Technicians81303.75.4
Skilled manual worke91815.27.5
Semi,unskilled manua1061917.725.7
Agricultural workers1127.81.1
Missing-923.7Missing
Not Applicable-8107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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


hjhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ1942.73.9
technic257816.524.0
Skilled non-manual366719.027.7
Skilled manual441511.817.2
Partly skilled occ550914.521.1
Unskilled occ61373.95.7
Armed forces78.2.3
Missing or wild-923.7Missing
Inapplicable-8107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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


hjhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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


hjhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.0317.341.3085.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00240868.7100.0
Missing or wild-9.0023.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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


hjhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
33.4618.231.3497.70
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00240868.7100.0
Missing or wild-9.0023.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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


hjhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
43.2215.7417.5282.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00240868.7100.0
Missing or wild-9.0023.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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 (1984) 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


hjhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Employers large org101.0.0
Higher managerial20411.21.7
Higher prof tradn'l31802.33.3
Higher prof new emp32341.01.4
High prof trad s.emp337.2.3
High prof new s.emp341.0.0
Lower Prof trad emps412276.59.4
Lower Prof new emps4225.71.0
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4324.71.0
Lower Prof new s.emp442.1.1
Lower manag occupns501915.47.9
Hgher supervis occup6030.91.2
admin712216.39.2
serv721865.37.7
aux7330.91.2
Intermed engineering7410.3.4
Emp,small (non-prof)8119.5.8
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)91832.43.4
Own acct wkrs(agric)925.1.2
Lwr supervis occups100972.84.0
Lwr technical craft1111032.94.3
Lwr tech process op11225.71.0
Semi-routine sales1211815.27.5
Semi-routine service1221464.26.1
Semi-routine tech123361.01.5
Semi-routine op124782.23.2
Semi-routine agric12519.5.8
Semi-routine cleri12630.91.2
Semi-rtne childcare1279.3.4
serv131952.73.9
Routine production1321032.94.3
Routine technical1331103.14.6
Routine operative1341524.36.3
Routine agricultrl1357.2.3
Missing-923.7Missing
Inapplicable-8107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
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


hjhspwweeks in year to 1.9.98: prev job spell
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
23.3216.52052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001043.03.0
Amount Stated1.00337896.497.0
Missing or wild-9.0023.7Missing
Valid cases3482Missing cases23
Question RouteUses HJSPNO HJHBGD HJHBGM HJHBGY4 HJHSTAT HJHENDD HJHENDDM HJHENDY4 on Record HJOBHIST. Uses HJLYID on Record HINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 1997 - 31 August 1998. 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


hjhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1069.181325.65043300
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004.1.2
Amount Stated1.00240468.699.8
Missing or wild-9.0023.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
Question RouteUses HSEX HMLSTAT HJBPENM HSPJB HCJSBLY HAGE on Record HINDRESP. Uses HJHA9LY HJHPAYL HJHPYLW HJHPYLG HJHSPW HJHSTAT HJHBGD HJHBGM HJHBGY4 on Record HJOBHIST.
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 1.9.97, 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 HJHGPAYI 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


hjhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
847.651068.51043300
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.004.1.2
Amount Stated1.00240468.699.8
Missing or wild-9.0023.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00107430.6Missing
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
Question RouteUses HSEX HMLSTAT HJBPENM HSPJB HCJSBLY HAGE on Record HINDRESP. Uses HJHA9LY HJHPAYL HJHPYLW HJHPYLG HJHSPW HJHSTAT HJHBGD HJHBGM HJHBGY4 on Record HJOBHIST.
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 1.9.97, 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 HJHGPAYI 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


hjhgpayiimputation flag - hjhgpay (derived)
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0214861.388.4
Imputed12838.111.6
Var Inapplicable-8107430.6Missing
Valid cases2431Missing cases1074
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for HJHGPAY 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


hjhnpayiimputation flag - hjhnpay (derived)
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0215061.388.4
Imputed12818.011.6
Var Inapplicable-8107430.6Missing
Valid cases2431Missing cases1074
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for HJHNPAY 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


pidcross-wave person identifier
Record TypeHJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text HEG3
Valid cases3505Missing 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 TypeHJOBHIST
Valid cases3505Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hjhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeHJOBHIST
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable HJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hjhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeHJOBHIST
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hjhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeHJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
504.14252.2711933
Valid cases2408Missing cases1097
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


hjhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeHJOBHIST
Valid cases3505Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18