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ihidhousehold identification number
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text IHID : Office Code
Valid cases5179Missing cases0
Index TermsKey Linking Variable
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ipnoperson number
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (1)
Question Number and Text IPNO : Office Code
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1238446.046.0
2166632.232.2
371613.813.8
43065.95.9
5791.51.5
614.3.3
712.2.2
82.0.0
Valid cases5179Missing 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


ijhstatlabour force status code
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text IJ9 : 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 emplye188717.117.5
Empl self/diff emply2237045.846.9
Unemp/job seeking358911.411.6
Retd from pd emplymt431.6.6
On maternity leave541.8.8
Looking after family63075.96.1
F-t education752210.110.3
Lng trm sick/disabld8781.51.5
On govt trng scheme931.6.6
Something else102013.94.0
Missing or wild-9761.5Missing
Not answered-146.9Missing
Valid cases5057Missing cases122
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998
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


ijhbgdday labour force spell began
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text IJ10D : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Day
Valid cases1838Missing cases3341
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


ijhbgmmonth labour force spell began
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text IJ10M : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Month
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January13406.67.6
February22825.46.3
March33096.06.9
April43757.28.4
May52524.95.6
June64538.710.2
July73496.77.8
August84568.810.2
September977815.017.4
October103707.18.3
November112945.76.6
December122054.04.6
Missing or wild-9761.5Missing
Don't know-164012.4Missing
Valid cases4463Missing cases716
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998
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


ijhbgy4year labour force spell began
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (73)
Question Number and Text IJ10Y : And on what date did you start doing that? (Previous spell) Year
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1995.425.4619392000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Year given1498296.2100.0
Missing or wild-9771.5Missing
Don't know-11202.3Missing
Valid cases4982Missing cases197
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998
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


ijspnospell number of labour force status
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text IJSPNO : Interviewer Check
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1368271.171.1
2100419.419.4
33055.95.9
41152.22.2
541.8.8
617.3.3
78.2.2
86.1.1
91.0.0
Valid cases5179Missing cases0
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998
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


ijhsococcupation (soc): previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (74)
Question Number and Text IJ14 : 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 cases3254Missing cases1925
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


ijhsempemployee or self-employed: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text IJ16 : Were you a full-time employee a part-time employee or self- employed?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Full time employee1160731.068.3
Part time employee256010.823.8
Self-employed31873.67.9
Missing or wild-91262.4Missing
Inapplicable-8268751.9Missing
Not answered-112.2Missing
Valid cases2354Missing cases2825
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND IJHSTAT = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 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


ijhbosshad employees: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text IJ17 : Did you have any employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Yes122.411.8
No21653.288.2
Missing or wild-91262.4Missing
Inapplicable-8486694.0Missing
Valid cases187Missing cases4992
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND IJHSTAT = 2 AND IJHSEMP=3) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 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


ijhsectemploying organisation: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text IJ18 : Which of the types of organisation on this card (J3) did you work for?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Priv firm/compy1261650.581.3
Civ Serv/Cnt Gvt2791.52.5
Loc Gvt/twn hall32595.08.1
NHS/higher educ41182.33.7
Natlised indtry517.3.5
Non-profit orgs.6581.11.8
Armed forces713.3.4
Other8571.11.8
Missing or wild-93987.7Missing
Inapplicable-8156330.2Missing
Not answered-11.0Missing
Valid cases3217Missing cases1962
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND IJHSTAT = 2 AND IJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 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


ijhmngrmanagerial duties: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (75)
Question Number and Text IJ19 : Did you have any managerial duties, or did you supervise any other employees?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Manager13957.612.9
Foreman/superv23586.911.7
Not mngr/superv3230044.475.3
Missing or wild-91272.5Missing
Inapplicable-8199938.6Missing
Valid cases3053Missing cases2126
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND (IJHSTAT = 1 OR 2) AND IJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 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


ijhpldfchange of workplace: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (76)
Question Number and Text IJ21 : Was this job at the same workplace as the job you told me about before?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Same workplace167913.176.7
Diff workplace22064.023.3
Missing or wild-91222.4Missing
Inapplicable-8417080.5Missing
Not answered-12.0Missing
Valid cases885Missing cases4294
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND (IJHSTAT = 1) AND IJHSEMP = 1 OR 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 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


ijhsicindustry (sic): previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (76)
Question Number and Text IJ22 : What did the firm/organisation you worked for actually make or do?
Valid cases3498Missing cases1681
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


ijhsizeno. employed at workplace: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (76)
Question Number and Text IJ23 : How many people (were employed/did you employ) at the place where you worked?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1 - 212264.46.6
3 - 9256710.916.5
10 - 24354910.616.0
25 - 4944218.112.2
50 - 9953436.610.0
100 - 19963106.09.0
200 - 49973486.710.1
500 - 99981883.65.5
1000 or more92705.27.9
DK/under 251036.71.0
DK/25+111803.55.2
Missing or wild-93546.8Missing
Inapplicable-8132925.7Missing
Not answered-1581.1Missing
Valid cases3438Missing cases1741
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND (IJHSTAT = 1 AND IJHPLDF = 2) OR IJHSTAT= 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 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


ijhpaylpay at 1.9.98: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (76)
Question Number and Text IJ24 : 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
4569.8610415.261265000
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1283754.8100.0
Missing or wild-91272.5Missing
Inapplicable-8180034.8Missing
Refused-21192.3Missing
Don't know-12965.7Missing
Valid cases2837Missing cases2342
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998
Index TermsEmployment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee Note for IJHPYLW.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ijhpylwpay period (weeks) 1.9.98: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text IJ25OC : How long a period did that cover?
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
14.3221.47-588.80
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00259550.1100.0
Missing or wild-9.001382.7Missing
Inapplicable-8.00221542.8Missing
One-off payment-5.001.0Missing
Per hour-4.002274.4Missing
Don't know-1.003.1Missing
Valid cases2595Missing cases2584
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND IJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 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 IJHPAYL), and period in weeks which it covered (here IJHPYLW). 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


ijhpylgpay gross or net at 1.9.98: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text IJ26 : 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 deductions1158630.656.2
After deductions298219.034.8
No deductions32544.99.0
Missing or wild-91272.5Missing
Inapplicable-8221542.8Missing
Don't know-115.3Missing
Valid cases2822Missing cases2357
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND IJHPAYL GT 0) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 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


ijhstpyreason for stopping previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text IJ27 : 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 %
Promoted14669.014.5
Left for better job281215.725.2
Made redundant33196.29.9
Dismissed or sacked4611.21.9
Temporary job ended53617.011.2
Took retirement61012.03.1
Stopped health reas71312.54.1
Left to have baby8551.11.7
Children/home care9561.11.7
Care of other person109.2.3
Moved area11881.72.7
Started college/univ12931.82.9
Other reason1367012.920.8
Missing or wild-91272.5Missing
Inapplicable-8180034.8Missing
Not answered-130.6Missing
Valid cases3222Missing cases1957
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998
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


ijblkyattraction of present job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireIndividual (77)
Question Number and Text IJ28 : What was the main thing about your present job that attracted you to it?
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
More/bettr money11953.832.1
Promot prospects2741.412.2
More responsibl39.21.5
Job security436.75.9
More interes job518.33.0
Specific type work646.97.6
Be own boss79.21.5
Grter initiative815.32.5
Less commuting925.54.1
Less hours108.21.3
More flex hrs1134.75.6
To use skills1324.54.0
Less dmandng wrk146.11.0
Prefer this job1533.65.4
New job better1630.64.9
Other9645.97.4
Missing or wild-91472.8Missing
Inapplicable-8442485.4Missing
Refused-21.0Missing
Valid cases607Missing cases4572
Question RouteIF (ICJSBLY = 2 AND IJHSTPY = 2) Asked if R's current job status began after Sept 1st 1998 and left last job for better one
Index TermsEmployment History: Reasons for Leaving and Taking Jobs
NoteAsked for first job only, i.e. where IJSPNO = 1.
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ijhenddday labour force spell ended
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases4392Missing cases787
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


ijhendmmonth labour force spell ended
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
January14318.38.6
February23246.36.5
March33366.56.7
April43707.17.4
May53035.96.0
June63697.17.4
July73436.66.8
August84107.98.2
September990817.518.1
October1051710.010.3
November114178.18.3
December122855.55.7
Missing or wild-99.2Missing
Don't know-11573.0Missing
Valid cases5013Missing cases166
Question RouteUses IJSPNO IJHBGD IJHBGM IJHBGY4 on Record IJOBHIST. Uses ICJSBGD ICJSBGM ICJSBGY4 on Record IINDRESP.
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


ijhendy4year labour force spell ended
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
1998112721.822.3
1999372671.973.6
20002084.04.1
Missing or wild-99.2Missing
Don't know-11092.1Missing
Valid cases5061Missing cases118
Question RouteUses IJSPNO IJHBGD IJHBGM IJHBGY4 on Record IJOBHIST. Uses ICJSBGD ICJSBGM ICJSBGY4 on Record IINDRESP.
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


ijha9lywhether job started after 1.9.98
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Sept 1998 or before1367571.071.1
After Sept 19982149728.928.9
Inapplicable-87.1Missing
Valid cases5172Missing cases7
Question RouteUses IJSPNO on Record IJOBHIST. Uses IJLYID on Record IINDRESP.
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


ijhsegsocio economic group: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Managers,large22094.06.6
Employers,small319.4.6
Managers,small41312.54.1
Professional Self-em515.3.5
Professional employe61052.03.3
Int. non-manual,work73516.811.1
Int. non-man,foreman81192.33.7
Junior non-manual974614.423.5
Personal service wrk102615.08.2
Foreman manual111082.13.4
Skilled manual wkrs123516.811.1
Semi-skilled manual134158.013.1
Unskilled manual wkr141993.86.3
Own account wkrs15991.93.1
Farmers - employers,164.1.1
Farmers - own accoun172.0.1
Agricultural workers1834.71.1
Members of armed for198.2.3
Missing-92033.9Missing
Not Applicable-8180034.8Missing
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
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


ijhgoldgoldthorpe social class: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Service class,higher13356.510.5
Service class,lower252810.216.6
Routine non-manual e352810.216.6
Personal service wor43075.99.7
Sml props w employee519.4.6
Sml props w/o employ6971.93.1
Farmers,Smallholders79.2.3
Foreman,Technicians82094.06.6
Skilled manual worke92995.89.4
Semi,unskilled manua1081215.725.6
Agricultural workers1133.61.0
Missing-92033.9Missing
Not Applicable-8180034.8Missing
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
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


ijhrgscrg social class: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Professional occ11212.33.8
technic270913.722.3
Skilled non-manual384916.426.7
Skilled manual462312.019.6
Partly skilled occ566012.720.8
Unskilled occ62064.06.5
Armed forces78.2.3
Missing or wild-92033.9Missing
Inapplicable-8180034.8Missing
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
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


ijhiscointernational soc : previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
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


ijhcssmcambridge scale males : previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
31.6317.120.5785.04
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00317661.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.002033.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00180034.8Missing
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
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


ijhcssfcambridge scale females : previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
32.0917.990.6097.50
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00317661.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.002033.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00180034.8Missing
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
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


ijhhgshope - goldthorpe scale : previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
42.8715.59082.05
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.001.0.0
Amount Stated1.00317561.3100.0
Missing or wild-9.002033.9Missing
Inapplicable-8.00180034.8Missing
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
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


ijhsecsocio-economic class: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Higher managerial2039.81.2
Higher prof tradn'l31991.93.0
Higher prof new emp3234.71.0
High prof trad s.emp3314.3.4
High prof new s.emp344.1.1
Lower Prof trad emps412935.79.0
Lower Prof new emps4238.71.2
Lwr Prof trad s.emp4330.6.9
Lower Prof new s.emp443.1.1
Lower manag occupns502364.67.3
Hgher supervis occup60531.01.6
admin712925.69.0
serv722084.06.4
aux7341.81.3
Intermed engineering7413.3.4
Emp,small (non-prof)8121.4.6
Own acct wkrs(n.pro)911122.23.4
Own acct wkrs(agric)923.1.1
Lwr supervis occups1001342.64.1
Lwr technical craft1111422.74.4
Lwr tech process op11217.3.5
Semi-routine sales1212244.36.9
Semi-routine service1222484.87.6
Semi-routine tech12344.81.4
Semi-routine op1241192.33.7
Semi-routine agric12519.4.6
Semi-routine cleri12641.81.3
Semi-rtne childcare12719.4.6
serv1312003.96.1
Routine production132951.82.9
Routine technical1331623.15.0
Routine operative1342464.77.6
Routine agricultrl13511.2.3
Missing-91252.4Missing
Inapplicable-8180034.8Missing
Valid cases3254Missing cases1925
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


ijhspwweeks in year to 1.9.99: prev job spell
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
25.5717.68052.14
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
.002374.64.8
Amount Stated1.00473891.595.2
Missing or wild-9.002043.9Missing
Valid cases4975Missing cases204
Question RouteUses IJSPNO IJHBGD IJHBGM IJHBGY4 IJHSTAT IJHENDD IJHENDDM IJHENDY4 on Record IJOBHIST. Uses IJLYID on Record IINDRESP.
Index TermsEmployment History: Labour Force Status Spells
NoteMeasures number of weeks of job history spell falling in reference year: 1 September 1998 - 31 August 1999. 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


ijhgpaymonthly gross pay: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
1122.942086.010.0877074
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00325762.9100.0
Missing or wild-9.001222.4Missing
Inapplicable-8.00180034.8Missing
Valid cases3257Missing cases1922
Question RouteUses ISEX IMLSTAT IJBPENM ISPJB ICJSBLY IAGE on Record IINDRESP. Uses IJHA9LY IJHPAYL IJHPYLW IJHPYLG IJHSPW IJHSTAT IJHBGD IJHBGM IJHBGY4 on Record IJOBHIST.
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 1.9.98, 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 IJHGPAYI 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


ijhnpaymonthly net pay: previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
889.121440.530.0869280
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Amount Stated1.00325162.8100.0
Missing or wild-9.001282.5Missing
Inapplicable-8.00180034.8Missing
Valid cases3251Missing cases1928
Question RouteUses ISEX IMLSTAT IJBPENM ISPJB ICJSBLY IAGE on Record IINDRESP. Uses IJHA9LY IJHPAYL IJHPYLW IJHPYLG IJHSPW IJHSTAT IJHBGD IJHBGM IJHBGY4 on Record IJOBHIST.
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 1.9.98, 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 IJHGPAYI 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


ijhgpayiimputation flag - ijhgpay (derived)
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0281854.483.4
Imputed156110.816.6
Var Inapplicable-8180034.8Missing
Valid cases3379Missing cases1800
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for IJHGPAY 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


ijhnpayiimputation flag - ijhnpay (derived)
Record TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireDerived Variable
Value LabelValueFrequency%Valid %
Not Imputed0281754.483.4
Imputed156210.916.6
Var Inapplicable-8180034.8Missing
Valid cases3379Missing cases1800
Index TermsImputation Flag Variable
Employment History: Wages, Salary and Deductions
NoteSee notes for IJHNPAY 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 TypeIJOBHIST
QuestionnaireCover Sheet
Question Number and Text IEG3
Valid cases5179Missing 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 TypeIJOBHIST
Valid cases5179Missing cases0
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ijhisconinternational soc (num): previous job
Record TypeIJOBHIST
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
Index TermsEmployment: Industrial and Occupational Classification
Employment History: Labour Force Status Spells
Employment History: Size, Sector and Duties
NoteNumeric version of string (alphanumeric) variable IJHISCO
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ijhsoc_ccoccupation (soc): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeIJOBHIST
Valid cases3254Missing cases1925
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ijhiscon_ccinternational soc (num): previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeIJOBHIST
MeanStd DevMinimumMaximum
509.13246.9911933
Valid cases3176Missing cases2003
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18


ijhisco_ccinternational soc : previous job - condensed classification
Record TypeIJOBHIST
Valid cases5179Missing cases0
Socio-demographic Characteristics
Variable OccurrenceW1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18