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CONFIDENTIAL
BCS70 - 1970 British Cohort Study
Where Are You Now?
This questionnaire is designed to gather information about what you are doing and your views on a number of current issues.
If you have any queries about this survey, or about any aspect of BCS70, please telephone the number below - we will pay the cost of the call.
Please return your completed questionnaire in the envelope provided.
Social Statistics Research Unit City University London
What we would like you to do
Please answer ALL the questions, unless there is an instruction telling you to skip questions which do not apply to you.
Here is an example:
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A JOB, DO NOT ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTINUE AT Q.20, PAGE 5.
How to answer the questions
Please follow the instructions given for each question. You may be asked to give your answers in a number of ways. For some questions you will be asked to tick a box, for others you will have to write your answer, and sometimes you may have to do both.
Your Views
People have very different opinions about many things. Below is a list of statements on different topics on which we'd like your views. Please read each statement then decide how much you agree or disagree with the opinion and tick the relevant BOX on the right.
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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

The law should be obeyed, even if a particular law is wrong
There should be more women bosses in important jobs in business and industry
Having almost any job is better than being unemployed
For some crimes the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence
When both partners work full-time, the man should take an equal share of domestic chores
It does not really make much difference which political party is in power in Britain
Divorce is too easy to get these days
If I didn't like a job I'd pack it in, even if there was no other job to go to
Marriage is for life
Training, Qualifications and Skills

How old were you when you left school (including 6th form college)? Please write in ... years old

Age

And how old were you when you left full-time education? ... years old

1
Still in full-time education
Age
Since you left full-time education have you been on any of the following?
- If any: How many?
How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

Courses leading to qualifications (EXCEPT youth training)
Youth Training Scheme (YTS)
Other government schemes
Work related training provided by an employer and lasting 3 days or more
We are interested in knowing aboutANY qualifications you may have gainedAT ANY TIME, either at school or since.

Which, if any, of the following qualifications have you gained, and how many do you have? No qualifications

1
Yes
Which, if any, of the following qualifications have you gained, and how many do you have?
cs_q5_Y Roster cs_q5_X How many cs_Yes How many cs_Yes

1 - Yes

1 - Yes

CSE - grade 1 1 -
CSE - grade 1 1 If any: How many?
CSE - grade 1 2 -
CSE - grade 1 2 If any: How many?
CSE - other grades 1 -
CSE - other grades 1 If any: How many?
CSE - other grades 2 -
CSE - other grades 2 If any: How many?
GCE "O" Level - passes or grades A-C 1 -
GCE "O" Level - passes or grades A-C 1 If any: How many?
GCE "O" Level - passes or grades A-C 2 -
GCE "O" Level - passes or grades A-C 2 If any: How many?
GCE "O" Level - other grades 1 -
GCE "O" Level - other grades 1 If any: How many?
GCE "O" Level - other grades 2 -
GCE "O" Level - other grades 2 If any: How many?
GCSE - grades A-C 1 -
GCSE - grades A-C 1 If any: How many?
GCSE - grades A-C 2 -
GCSE - grades A-C 2 If any: How many?
GCSE - other grades 1 -
GCSE - other grades 1 If any: How many?
GCSE - other grades 2 -
GCSE - other grades 2 If any: How many?
GCE "A" Level 1 -
GCE "A" Level 1 If any: How many?
GCE "A" Level 2 -
GCE "A" Level 2 If any: How many?
Scottish "O" Grade - passes or grades A-C 1 -
Scottish "O" Grade - passes or grades A-C 1 If any: How many?
Scottish "O" Grade - passes or grades A-C 2 -
Scottish "O" Grade - passes or grades A-C 2 If any: How many?
Scottish "O" Grade - other grades 1 -
Scottish "O" Grade - other grades 1 If any: How many?
Scottish "O" Grade - other grades 2 -
Scottish "O" Grade - other grades 2 If any: How many?
Scottish Standard Grade - grades 1-3 1 -
Scottish Standard Grade - grades 1-3 1 If any: How many?
Scottish Standard Grade - grades 1-3 2 -
Scottish Standard Grade - grades 1-3 2 If any: How many?
Scottish Standard Grade - other grades 1 -
Scottish Standard Grade - other grades 1 If any: How many?
Scottish Standard Grade - other grades 2 -
Scottish Standard Grade - other grades 2 If any: How many?
Scottish Higher Grade 1 -
Scottish Higher Grade 1 If any: How many?
Scottish Higher Grade 2 -
Scottish Higher Grade 2 If any: How many?
Scottish Certificate of 6th Year Studies 1 -
Scottish Certificate of 6th Year Studies 1 If any: How many?
Scottish Certificate of 6th Year Studies 2 -
Scottish Certificate of 6th Year Studies 2 If any: How many?
HE Diploma 1 -
HE Diploma 1 If any: How many?
HE Diploma 2 -
HE Diploma 2 If any: How many?
First Degree (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) 1 -
First Degree (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) 1 If any: How many?
First Degree (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) 2 -
First Degree (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) 2 If any: How many?
PGCE 1 -
PGCE 1 If any: How many?
PGCE 2 -
PGCE 2 If any: How many?
Post Graduate Degree (MA, MSc, PhD, etc) 1 -
Post Graduate Degree (MA, MSc, PhD, etc) 1 If any: How many?
Post Graduate Degree (MA, MSc, PhD, etc) 2 -
Post Graduate Degree (MA, MSc, PhD, etc) 2 If any: How many?

Which, if any, of the following qualifications have you gained, and how many do you have? Other academic qualifications

1
Yes
If Yes to question 5a iii
qc_5_a_iii == 1

Please give full name of qualification(s) below

Other
If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15.

Have you gained any other qualifications since leaving school, including any technical, vocational, or professional qualifications? Please tick one box and give details where appropriate.

1
No
2
Yes
If Yes to question 5b
qc_5_b == 2

Please give full name of qualification(s) below.

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If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15 .
People have a variety of skills. Please answer question a) for each of the skills listed below. If you have the skill, please also answer question b).
How good are you at this skill? If you have this skill: Do you use it at work?

1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

1 - Yes

2 - No

Writing clearly
Using tools properly
Typing or using a computer keyboard
Using a computer to solve problems or get information
Looking after people who need care
Teaching or instructing children or adults
Carrying out mathematical calculations
Understanding finance and accounts
Jobs and All That

Since you were 16, how many full-time jobs lasting a month or more have you had? Number of full-time jobs

1
Never had a full-time job
How many
FULL-TIME= 30 or more hours a week

And since you were 16, how many part-time jobs lasting a month or more have you had? Number of part-time jobs

1
Never had a part-time job
How many
DO NOT INCLUDE: weekend jobs or jobs you did for money whilst at school
PART-TIME= under 30 hours a week
Since you were 16, has there ever been any period of a month or more when you did not have a paid job and your situation was best described by one of the things listed below?
- If any: How many periods of one month or more?
How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

Unemployed and seeking work
At home full-time looking after children or others
Unable to work for health reasons (not sick leave)
Not in a paid job for some other reason

Since you were 16, what is the length of the longest single period when youwere unemployed and seeking work?

1
Never been unemployed
2
3 months or less
3
4-6 months
6
More than 2 years
4
7-11 months
5
1-2 years

Which of the following best describes what you are currently doing?

1
Full-time paid employee (30 or more hours a week)
2
Part-time paid employee (under 30 hours a week)
3
Full-time self employed
4
Part-time self employed
5
Unemployed and seeking work
6
Full-time education
7
Temporarily sick/disabled (less than 6 months)
8
Long-term sick/disabled (6 months or longer)
9
Looking after home/family
10
On a training scheme
11
Something else
If Something else to question 11
qc_11 == 11

Please say what below

Other
IF YOU CURRENTLY HAVE A JOB, OR ARE SELF-EMPLOYED, PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW ABOUT YOUR JOB OR BUSINESS.
qc_11 == 1 || qc_11 == 2 || qc_11 == 3 || qc_11 == 4
IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE JOB, PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR "MAIN" JOB.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A JOB, DO NOT ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTINUE AT Q.20, PAGE 6.

In what year did you start your current job?

Generic date

What is the name or title of your job? (Include details of any grade or rank that you may have)

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What type of work do you do most of the time? (Include details of any machinery or special materials used or any special skills/training)

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What is made or done by your employer or business?

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Including yourself about how many people work at the same place as you?

1
10 or less
2
11 - 25
3
26 - 99
4
100 - 499
5
500 or more
6
Don't know/Varies

Do you supervise other people?

1
No
2
Yes
If Yes to question 17
qc_17 == 2

Please write in number supervised:

How many

How many hours do you usually work each week? Please include any paid overtime you usually do, but exclude meal-breaks. Hours in average week:

Hours in week

What is your usual take home pay (after deductions, but including any bonuses or overtime)? Amount of take home pay (to nearest £):

How many

What is your usual take home pay (after deductions, but including any bonuses or overtime)? Period pay covers. Please tick one box only

1
Hour
2
Day
3
Week
4
Month
5
Year
6
Other period
Other
If Other period to question 19 ii
qc_19_ii == 6

Please say what below

Other
Relationships, Marriage and Children

Are you currently in a relationship with someone, whether or not you are living together?

1
No
2
Yes
If Yes to question 20
qc_20 == 2

Is your partner:

1
Male
2
Female

Which of the things below best describes your current situation?

1
Living with your husband or wife
2
Living as a couple with someone
3
Living alone or in some other arrangement

What is your current legal marital status?

1
Single and never married
2
Married, first and only marriage
3
Remarried, second or later marriage
4
Separated
5
Divorced
6
Widowed

Please give the month and year of your current or most recent marriage

Generic date
Living as a couple without being legally married to your partner should not be counted as "married".
IF YOU ARE NOT LIVING WITH YOUR HUSBAND OR WIFE, OR SOMEONE AS A COUPLE AT THE MOMENT PLEASE CONTINUE AT Q.26 BELOW.
qc_21 != 1 || qc_21 !=2
Else

When did you start living with your partner?

Generic date

Which of the following best describes what your partner is currently doing?

1
Working full-time (30 or more hours a week)
2
Working part-time (under 30 hours a week)
3
Self-employed
4
Unemployed
5
In full-time education
6
Looking after children or at home full-time
7
Something else

Does your current partner have any children from a previous relationship that do not live with you?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know

How many children do you have? Please do not include step/adopted/fostered children. Please write in the number or tick box Number of children

1
Do not have children
How many
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY CHILDREN, PLEASE CONTINUE AT Q.29, PAGE 8
qc_26 == 1

Is your current partner the other parent of some or all of your children?

1
No current partner
2
Yes, of all children
3
Yes, of some children
4
No, of none
Else

Do all your children live with you?

1
Yes, all
2
Yes, some
3
No, none
Household and Housing
Please answer these questions about your normal "home" address. If you are away from your "home" address for 6 months or more, please answer these questions about your address away from "home".
We'd like to know a little bit about the members of your household- the people who you normally live with, and with whom you share a living room OR normally share at least one meal a day. Please complete one line below for each member of your household.
SEX Tick one box AGE Give age last birthday Write in age RELATIONSHIP TO YOU Write in number from list of relationships below
Age

1 - Male

2 - Female

1 - YOURSELF

Age

1 - Male

2 - Female

1 - YOURSELF

1 - Male

2 - Female

1 - YOURSELF

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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1 - Male

2 - Female

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1 - Male

2 - Female

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1 - Male

2 - Female

1 - YOURSELF

Age
YOU
We'd like to know a little bit about the members of your household- the people who you normally live with, and with whom you share a living room OR normally share at least one meal a day. Please complete one line below for each member of your household.
FIRST NAME Please write in SEX Tick one box AGE Give age last birthday Write in age RELATIONSHIP TO YOU Write in number from list of relationships below
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1 - Male

2 - Female

Age

1 - Lawful Spouse

2 - Live -in partner

3 - Own Child

4 - Adopted Child

5 - Fostered Child

6 - Stepchild/Partner's Child

7 - Brother/Sister

8 - Brother/Sister In -Law

9 - Parent

10 - Parent In -Law

11 - Other relative

12 - Friend/Unrelated sharer

13 - Landlord

14 - Employer

15 - Other

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2 - Female

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2 - Live -in partner

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12 - Friend/Unrelated sharer

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12 - Friend/Unrelated sharer

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8 - Brother/Sister In -Law

9 - Parent

10 - Parent In -Law

11 - Other relative

12 - Friend/Unrelated sharer

13 - Landlord

14 - Employer

15 - Other

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2 - Female

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2 - Live -in partner

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4 - Adopted Child

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12 - Friend/Unrelated sharer

13 - Landlord

14 - Employer

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11 - Other relative

12 - Friend/Unrelated sharer

13 - Landlord

14 - Employer

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2 - Female

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2 - Live -in partner

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4 - Adopted Child

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THE FIRST LINE IS FOR YOUR DETAILS. PLEASE GIVE YOUR SEX AND AGE.

In what year did you start living at your present address?

Generic date

Do you own or rent your home, or do you have some other arrangement?

1
Own outright
2
Buying on mortgage/loan
3
Rented from a local authority or housing association
4
Rented from a private landlord
5
Rented from some other landlord
6
Living with parents - paying rent
7
Living with parents - rent-free
8
Other arrangement
If Other arrangement to question 31
qc_31 == 8

Please say what below

Other

Not including any bathroom or kitchen, how many rooms are there in your home? Number of rooms:

How many
Some More of Your Views
Below is another list of statements on different topics on which we'd like your views. Once again, please read each statement then decide how much you agree or disagree with the opinion and tick the relevant BOX on the right.
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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

Politicians are mainly in politics for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the community
Censorship of films and magazines is necessary to uphold moral standards
Men and women should all have the chance to do the same kind of work
None of the political parties would do anything to benefit me
People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences
Couples who have children should not separate
Government should redistribute income from the better off to those who are less well off
If a child is ill and both parents are working, it should usually be the mother who takes time off work to look after the child
Health

How would you describe your general health? Please tick one box only

1
Excellent
2
Good
3
Fair
4
Poor

How tall are you? feet: ... inches: ... OR metres: ... cms:

Feet
Inches in foot
Metres
Centimetres in metre

How much do you weigh? stones: ... lbs: ... OR kilograms:

Stones
Pounds in stone
Kilograms

Would you say that you were...

1
Very underweight
2
Slightly underweight
3
About the right weight
4
Slightly overweight
5
Overweight
6
Don't know
Below is a list of health problems. Please answer question a) for each. Please also answer question b) for each problem you have ticked for question a).

Since you were 16, have you suffered from this health problem? Have you suffered from any of these... Since you were 16? Please tick all that apply

1
Migraine
2
Hay fever
3
Asthma
4
Bronchitis
5
Wheezing when you have a cold/flu
6
Skin problems: eczema
7
Skin problems: other skin problems
8
Fits, convulsions, epilepsy
9
Persistent joint or back pain
10
Diabetes
11
Persistent trouble with teeth, gums or mouth
12
Cancer
13
Stomach or other digestive problems
14
Bladder or kidney problems
15
Depression for more than a few days
16
Hearing difficulties
17
Other problems with your ears
18
Frequent problems with periods or other gynaecological problems
19
Other health problem
If Other health problem to question 38a
qc_38_a == 19

Please describe below

Other
If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15.

If you have suffered from this health problem since you were 16, was this in the last 12 months? Have you suffered from any of these... In the past 12 months? Please tick all that apply

1
Migraine
2
Hay fever
3
Asthma
4
Bronchitis
5
Wheezing when you have a cold/flu
6
Skin problems: eczema
7
Skin problems: other skin problems
8
Fits, convulsions, epilepsy
9
Persistent joint or back pain
10
Diabetes
11
Persistent trouble with teeth, gums or mouth
12
Cancer
13
Stomach or other digestive problems
14
Bladder or kidney problems
15
Depression for more than a few days
16
Hearing difficulties
17
Other problems with your ears
18
Frequent problems with periods or other gynaecological problems
19
Other health problem

Since you were 16, have you ever had any trouble with your eyes or eyesight in one or both eyes?

1
No sight problem
2
Short-sight
3
Long-sight
4
Astigmatism
5
Other sight problem
If Other sight problem to question 39a
qc_39_a == 5

Please describe below

Other

Do you wear glasses or contact lenses some or all of the time? Please tick all that apply

1
Neither
2
Glasses
3
Contact lenses

Since you were 16, how many times have you had medical treatment because of an accident, injury or assault? Number of accidents or assaults:

1
No accidents or assaults needing medical attention
How many
Please give details of each below
qc_40 != NULL
_accidents < && _accidents <= qc_40 && accidents <= 4

Injuries suffered Please describe

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Where it happened Please tick one box

1
At home
2
At work
3
Elsewhere Please say where
4
On the road
5
Playing sport
Other

Where treated Please tick all that apply

1
GP
2
Hospital casualty dept
3
Hospital in-patient

Your age at the time

Age
If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15.

Do you suffer from any long term health problem, long standing illness, infirmity or disability of any kind?

1
No
2
Don't know
3
Yes
If Yes to question 41
qc_41 == 3

Please describe below

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If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15.
Drinking and Smoking

How often do you have an alcoholic drink?

1
Most days
2
3 or 4 times a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
Less often/occasionally
5
Only on special occasions
6
Never drink alcohol

In the last week I have drunk:

1
No alcohol at all
In the last week I have drunk:
Amount
How many
Shandy ... pints
Beer/lager ... pints
Low alcohol beers/lagers ... pints
Cider ... pints
Low alcohol cider ... pints
Wine ... glasses
Low alcohol wine ... glasses
Spirits (Gin, Whiskey, Vodka, Brandy ... single measures
Martini/Cinzano/Sherry ... small glasses
Enter "0" (zero) for any not drunk in the last week

In the last week I have drunk:

1
Other alcoholic drink
Please give details below
qc_43_iii == 1

Name of other alcoholic drink

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Amount

How many
If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15 .

Which of the following describes your smoking habit?

1
I've never smoked
2
I used to smoke but don't at all now
3
I now smoke occasionally but not every day
4
I smoke every day
IF YOU DO SMOKE:
qc_44 == 3 || qc_44 == 4

How many of the following do youusually smoke in a day? Number of cigarettes:

How many

How many of the following do youusually smoke in a day? Number of cigars:

How many
How You Feel
These questions are concerned with how you are feeling generally. Please answer them by ticking either the "Yes" or "No" box for each one. It is important that you try to answerALL the questions.
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1 - Yes

2 - No

Do you often have backache?
Do you feel tired most of the time?
Do you often feel miserable or depressed?
Do you often have bad headaches?
Do you often get worried about things?
Do you usually have great difficulty in falling or staying asleep?
Do you usually wake unnecessarily early in the morning?
Do you wear yourself out worrying about your health?
Do you often get into a violent rage?
Do people often annoy and irritate you?
Have you at times had twitching of the face, head or shoulders?
Do you often suddenly become scared for no good reason?
Are you scared to be alone when there are no friends near you?
Are you easily upset or irritated?
Are you frightened of going out alone or of meeting people?
Are you constantly keyed up and jittery?
Do you suffer from indigestion?
Do you suffer from an upset stomach?
Is your appetite poor?
Does every little thing get on your nerves and wear you out?
Does your heart often race like mad?
Do you often have bad pains in your eyes?
Are you troubled with rheumatism or fibrositis?
Have you ever had a nervous breakdown?
And Finally...

How interested would you say you are in politics?

1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Not very interested
4
Not at all interested

If there was a general election tomorrow, which political party would you vote for?

1
Would not vote
2
Conservative
3
Labour
4
Liberal Democrat
5
Plaid Cymru
6
Scottish National
7
Other party
If Other party to question 47
qc_47 == 7

Please say which below

Other

Do you regard yourself as belonging to any particular religion?

1
No, no religion
2
Yes
If Yes to question 48
qc_48 == 2

Please say which below

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How do you feel your standard of living compares to most other people your age?

1
Much better
2
A bit better
3
The same
4
A bit worse
5
Much worse

Generally speaking, which of these two statements is most true for you?

1
I usually have a free choice and control over my life
2
Whatever I do has no real effect on what happens to me

Here is a scale from 0 to 1O. On it, "0" means that you are completely dissatisfied and "10" means that you are completely satisfied. Please tick the box with the number above it which shows how dissatisfied or satisfied you are about the way your life has turned out so far.

0
0: Completely Dissatisfied
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1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: Completely Satisfied
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.

Please use the space below to: Continue your answer to any question Tell us anything you like about your life that our questions have not covered.

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Please continue on a separate sheet of paper if necessary.
This is the end of the questions.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
Please return your completed questionnaire in the envelope provided.
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CONFIDENTIAL
BCS70 - 1970 British Cohort Study
Where Are You Now?
This questionnaire is designed to gather information about what you are doing and your views on a number of current issues.
If you have any queries about this survey, or about any aspect of BCS70, please telephone the number below - we will pay the cost of the call.
Please return your completed questionnaire in the envelope provided.
Social Statistics Research Unit City University London
What we would like you to do
Please answer ALL the questions, unless there is an instruction telling you to skip questions which do not apply to you.
Here is an example:
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A JOB, DO NOT ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTINUE AT Q.20, PAGE 5.
How to answer the questions
Please follow the instructions given for each question. You may be asked to give your answers in a number of ways. For some questions you will be asked to tick a box, for others you will have to write your answer, and sometimes you may have to do both.

Your Views

People have very different opinions about many things. Below is a list of statements on different topics on which we'd like your views. Please read each statement then decide how much you agree or disagree with the opinion and tick the relevant BOX on the right.

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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

The law should be obeyed, even if a particular law is wrong
There should be more women bosses in important jobs in business and industry
Having almost any job is better than being unemployed
For some crimes the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence
When both partners work full-time, the man should take an equal share of domestic chores
It does not really make much difference which political party is in power in Britain
Divorce is too easy to get these days
If I didn't like a job I'd pack it in, even if there was no other job to go to
Marriage is for life

Training, Qualifications and Skills

How old were you when you left school (including 6th form college)? Please write in ... years old
Age
And how old were you when you left full-time education? ... years old
1
Still in full-time education
Age

Since you left full-time education have you been on any of the following?

- If any: How many?
How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

Courses leading to qualifications (EXCEPT youth training)
Youth Training Scheme (YTS)
Other government schemes
Work related training provided by an employer and lasting 3 days or more
We are interested in knowing aboutANY qualifications you may have gainedAT ANY TIME, either at school or since.
Which, if any, of the following qualifications have you gained, and how many do you have? No qualifications
1
Yes

Which, if any, of the following qualifications have you gained, and how many do you have?

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1 - Yes

1 - Yes

CSE - grade 1 1 -
CSE - grade 1 1 If any: How many?
CSE - grade 1 2 -
CSE - grade 1 2 If any: How many?
CSE - other grades 1 -
CSE - other grades 1 If any: How many?
CSE - other grades 2 -
CSE - other grades 2 If any: How many?
GCE &quot;O&quot; Level - passes or grades A-C 1 -
GCE &quot;O&quot; Level - passes or grades A-C 1 If any: How many?
GCE &quot;O&quot; Level - passes or grades A-C 2 -
GCE &quot;O&quot; Level - passes or grades A-C 2 If any: How many?
GCE &quot;O&quot; Level - other grades 1 -
GCE &quot;O&quot; Level - other grades 1 If any: How many?
GCE &quot;O&quot; Level - other grades 2 -
GCE &quot;O&quot; Level - other grades 2 If any: How many?
GCSE - grades A-C 1 -
GCSE - grades A-C 1 If any: How many?
GCSE - grades A-C 2 -
GCSE - grades A-C 2 If any: How many?
GCSE - other grades 1 -
GCSE - other grades 1 If any: How many?
GCSE - other grades 2 -
GCSE - other grades 2 If any: How many?
GCE &quot;A&quot; Level 1 -
GCE &quot;A&quot; Level 1 If any: How many?
GCE &quot;A&quot; Level 2 -
GCE &quot;A&quot; Level 2 If any: How many?
Scottish &quot;O&quot; Grade - passes or grades A-C 1 -
Scottish &quot;O&quot; Grade - passes or grades A-C 1 If any: How many?
Scottish &quot;O&quot; Grade - passes or grades A-C 2 -
Scottish &quot;O&quot; Grade - passes or grades A-C 2 If any: How many?
Scottish &quot;O&quot; Grade - other grades 1 -
Scottish &quot;O&quot; Grade - other grades 1 If any: How many?
Scottish &quot;O&quot; Grade - other grades 2 -
Scottish &quot;O&quot; Grade - other grades 2 If any: How many?
Scottish Standard Grade - grades 1-3 1 -
Scottish Standard Grade - grades 1-3 1 If any: How many?
Scottish Standard Grade - grades 1-3 2 -
Scottish Standard Grade - grades 1-3 2 If any: How many?
Scottish Standard Grade - other grades 1 -
Scottish Standard Grade - other grades 1 If any: How many?
Scottish Standard Grade - other grades 2 -
Scottish Standard Grade - other grades 2 If any: How many?
Scottish Higher Grade 1 -
Scottish Higher Grade 1 If any: How many?
Scottish Higher Grade 2 -
Scottish Higher Grade 2 If any: How many?
Scottish Certificate of 6th Year Studies 1 -
Scottish Certificate of 6th Year Studies 1 If any: How many?
Scottish Certificate of 6th Year Studies 2 -
Scottish Certificate of 6th Year Studies 2 If any: How many?
HE Diploma 1 -
HE Diploma 1 If any: How many?
HE Diploma 2 -
HE Diploma 2 If any: How many?
First Degree (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) 1 -
First Degree (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) 1 If any: How many?
First Degree (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) 2 -
First Degree (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) 2 If any: How many?
PGCE 1 -
PGCE 1 If any: How many?
PGCE 2 -
PGCE 2 If any: How many?
Post Graduate Degree (MA, MSc, PhD, etc) 1 -
Post Graduate Degree (MA, MSc, PhD, etc) 1 If any: How many?
Post Graduate Degree (MA, MSc, PhD, etc) 2 -
Post Graduate Degree (MA, MSc, PhD, etc) 2 If any: How many?
Which, if any, of the following qualifications have you gained, and how many do you have? Other academic qualifications
1
Yes
Please give full name of qualification(s) below
Other
If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15.
Have you gained any other qualifications since leaving school, including any technical, vocational, or professional qualifications? Please tick one box and give details where appropriate.
1
No
2
Yes
Please give full name of qualification(s) below.
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If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15 .

People have a variety of skills. Please answer question a) for each of the skills listed below. If you have the skill, please also answer question b).

How good are you at this skill? If you have this skill: Do you use it at work?

1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

1 - Yes

2 - No

Writing clearly
Using tools properly
Typing or using a computer keyboard
Using a computer to solve problems or get information
Looking after people who need care
Teaching or instructing children or adults
Carrying out mathematical calculations
Understanding finance and accounts

Jobs and All That

Since you were 16, how many full-time jobs lasting a month or more have you had? Number of full-time jobs
1
Never had a full-time job
How many
FULL-TIME= 30 or more hours a week
And since you were 16, how many part-time jobs lasting a month or more have you had? Number of part-time jobs
1
Never had a part-time job
How many
DO NOT INCLUDE: weekend jobs or jobs you did for money whilst at school
PART-TIME= under 30 hours a week

Since you were 16, has there ever been any period of a month or more when you did not have a paid job and your situation was best described by one of the things listed below?

- If any: How many periods of one month or more?
How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

How many

1 - Yes

Unemployed and seeking work
At home full-time looking after children or others
Unable to work for health reasons (not sick leave)
Not in a paid job for some other reason
Since you were 16, what is the length of the longest single period when youwere unemployed and seeking work?
1
Never been unemployed
2
3 months or less
3
4-6 months
6
More than 2 years
4
7-11 months
5
1-2 years
Which of the following best describes what you are currently doing?
1
Full-time paid employee (30 or more hours a week)
2
Part-time paid employee (under 30 hours a week)
3
Full-time self employed
4
Part-time self employed
5
Unemployed and seeking work
6
Full-time education
7
Temporarily sick/disabled (less than 6 months)
8
Long-term sick/disabled (6 months or longer)
9
Looking after home/family
10
On a training scheme
11
Something else
Please say what below
Other
IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE JOB, PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR "MAIN" JOB.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A JOB, DO NOT ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTINUE AT Q.20, PAGE 6.
In what year did you start your current job?
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What is the name or title of your job? (Include details of any grade or rank that you may have)
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What type of work do you do most of the time? (Include details of any machinery or special materials used or any special skills/training)
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What is made or done by your employer or business?
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Including yourself about how many people work at the same place as you?
1
10 or less
2
11 - 25
3
26 - 99
4
100 - 499
5
500 or more
6
Don't know/Varies
Do you supervise other people?
1
No
2
Yes
Please write in number supervised:
How many
How many hours do you usually work each week? Please include any paid overtime you usually do, but exclude meal-breaks. Hours in average week:
Hours in week
What is your usual take home pay (after deductions, but including any bonuses or overtime)? Amount of take home pay (to nearest £):
How many
What is your usual take home pay (after deductions, but including any bonuses or overtime)? Period pay covers. Please tick one box only
1
Hour
2
Day
3
Week
4
Month
5
Year
6
Other period
Other
Please say what below
Other

Relationships, Marriage and Children

Are you currently in a relationship with someone, whether or not you are living together?
1
No
2
Yes
Is your partner:
1
Male
2
Female
Which of the things below best describes your current situation?
1
Living with your husband or wife
2
Living as a couple with someone
3
Living alone or in some other arrangement
What is your current legal marital status?
1
Single and never married
2
Married, first and only marriage
3
Remarried, second or later marriage
4
Separated
5
Divorced
6
Widowed
Please give the month and year of your current or most recent marriage
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Living as a couple without being legally married to your partner should not be counted as "married".
When did you start living with your partner?
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Which of the following best describes what your partner is currently doing?
1
Working full-time (30 or more hours a week)
2
Working part-time (under 30 hours a week)
3
Self-employed
4
Unemployed
5
In full-time education
6
Looking after children or at home full-time
7
Something else
Does your current partner have any children from a previous relationship that do not live with you?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
How many children do you have? Please do not include step/adopted/fostered children. Please write in the number or tick box Number of children
1
Do not have children
How many
Is your current partner the other parent of some or all of your children?
1
No current partner
2
Yes, of all children
3
Yes, of some children
4
No, of none
Do all your children live with you?
1
Yes, all
2
Yes, some
3
No, none

Household and Housing

Please answer these questions about your normal "home" address. If you are away from your "home" address for 6 months or more, please answer these questions about your address away from "home".

We'd like to know a little bit about the members of your household- the people who you normally live with, and with whom you share a living room OR normally share at least one meal a day. Please complete one line below for each member of your household.

SEX Tick one box AGE Give age last birthday Write in age RELATIONSHIP TO YOU Write in number from list of relationships below
Age

1 - Male

2 - Female

1 - YOURSELF

Age

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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2 - Female

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We'd like to know a little bit about the members of your household- the people who you normally live with, and with whom you share a living room OR normally share at least one meal a day. Please complete one line below for each member of your household.

FIRST NAME Please write in SEX Tick one box AGE Give age last birthday Write in age RELATIONSHIP TO YOU Write in number from list of relationships below
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7 - Brother/Sister

8 - Brother/Sister In -Law

9 - Parent

10 - Parent In -Law

11 - Other relative

12 - Friend/Unrelated sharer

13 - Landlord

14 - Employer

15 - Other

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2 - Female

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In what year did you start living at your present address?
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Do you own or rent your home, or do you have some other arrangement?
1
Own outright
2
Buying on mortgage/loan
3
Rented from a local authority or housing association
4
Rented from a private landlord
5
Rented from some other landlord
6
Living with parents - paying rent
7
Living with parents - rent-free
8
Other arrangement
Please say what below
Other
Not including any bathroom or kitchen, how many rooms are there in your home? Number of rooms:
How many

Some More of Your Views

Below is another list of statements on different topics on which we'd like your views. Once again, please read each statement then decide how much you agree or disagree with the opinion and tick the relevant BOX on the right.

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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

Politicians are mainly in politics for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the community
Censorship of films and magazines is necessary to uphold moral standards
Men and women should all have the chance to do the same kind of work
None of the political parties would do anything to benefit me
People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences
Couples who have children should not separate
Government should redistribute income from the better off to those who are less well off
If a child is ill and both parents are working, it should usually be the mother who takes time off work to look after the child

Health

How would you describe your general health? Please tick one box only
1
Excellent
2
Good
3
Fair
4
Poor
How tall are you? feet: ... inches: ... OR metres: ... cms:
Feet
Inches in foot
Metres
Centimetres in metre
How much do you weigh? stones: ... lbs: ... OR kilograms:
Stones
Pounds in stone
Kilograms
Would you say that you were...
1
Very underweight
2
Slightly underweight
3
About the right weight
4
Slightly overweight
5
Overweight
6
Don't know
Below is a list of health problems. Please answer question a) for each. Please also answer question b) for each problem you have ticked for question a).
Since you were 16, have you suffered from this health problem? Have you suffered from any of these... Since you were 16? Please tick all that apply
1
Migraine
2
Hay fever
3
Asthma
4
Bronchitis
5
Wheezing when you have a cold/flu
6
Skin problems: eczema
7
Skin problems: other skin problems
8
Fits, convulsions, epilepsy
9
Persistent joint or back pain
10
Diabetes
11
Persistent trouble with teeth, gums or mouth
12
Cancer
13
Stomach or other digestive problems
14
Bladder or kidney problems
15
Depression for more than a few days
16
Hearing difficulties
17
Other problems with your ears
18
Frequent problems with periods or other gynaecological problems
19
Other health problem
Please describe below
Other
If there is not enough space, you can continue your answer on page 15.
If you have suffered from this health problem since you were 16, was this in the last 12 months? Have you suffered from any of these... In the past 12 months? Please tick all that apply
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Migraine
2
Hay fever
3
Asthma
4
Bronchitis
5
Wheezing when you have a cold/flu
6
Skin problems: eczema
7
Skin problems: other skin problems
8
Fits, convulsions, epilepsy
9
Persistent joint or back pain
10
Diabetes
11
Persistent trouble with teeth, gums or mouth
12
Cancer
13
Stomach or other digestive problems
14
Bladder or kidney problems
15
Depression for more than a few days
16
Hearing difficulties
17
Other problems with your ears
18
Frequent problems with periods or other gynaecological problems
19
Other health problem
Since you were 16, have you ever had any trouble with your eyes or eyesight in one or both eyes?
1
No sight problem
2
Short-sight
3
Long-sight
4
Astigmatism
5
Other sight problem
Please describe below
Other
Do you wear glasses or contact lenses some or all of the time? Please tick all that apply
1
Neither
2
Glasses
3
Contact lenses
Since you were 16, how many times have you had medical treatment because of an accident, injury or assault? Number of accidents or assaults:
1
No accidents or assaults needing medical attention
How many

_accidents < && _accidents <= qc_40 && accidents <= 4

Injuries suffered Please describe
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Where it happened Please tick one box
1
At home
2
At work
3
Elsewhere Please say where
4
On the road
5
Playing sport
Other
Where treated Please tick all that apply
1
GP
2
Hospital casualty dept
3
Hospital in-patient
Your age at the time
Age
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Do you suffer from any long term health problem, long standing illness, infirmity or disability of any kind?
1
No
2
Don't know
3
Yes
Please describe below
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Drinking and Smoking

How often do you have an alcoholic drink?
1
Most days
2
3 or 4 times a week
3
Once or twice a week
4
Less often/occasionally
5
Only on special occasions
6
Never drink alcohol
In the last week I have drunk:
1
No alcohol at all

In the last week I have drunk:

Amount
How many
Shandy ... pints
Beer/lager ... pints
Low alcohol beers/lagers ... pints
Cider ... pints
Low alcohol cider ... pints
Wine ... glasses
Low alcohol wine ... glasses
Spirits (Gin, Whiskey, Vodka, Brandy ... single measures
Martini/Cinzano/Sherry ... small glasses
Enter "0" (zero) for any not drunk in the last week
In the last week I have drunk:
1
Other alcoholic drink
Name of other alcoholic drink
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Amount
How many
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Which of the following describes your smoking habit?
1
I've never smoked
2
I used to smoke but don't at all now
3
I now smoke occasionally but not every day
4
I smoke every day
How many of the following do youusually smoke in a day? Number of cigarettes:
How many
How many of the following do youusually smoke in a day? Number of cigars:
How many

How You Feel

These questions are concerned with how you are feeling generally. Please answer them by ticking either the "Yes" or "No" box for each one. It is important that you try to answerALL the questions.

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1 - Yes

2 - No

Do you often have backache?
Do you feel tired most of the time?
Do you often feel miserable or depressed?
Do you often have bad headaches?
Do you often get worried about things?
Do you usually have great difficulty in falling or staying asleep?
Do you usually wake unnecessarily early in the morning?
Do you wear yourself out worrying about your health?
Do you often get into a violent rage?
Do people often annoy and irritate you?
Have you at times had twitching of the face, head or shoulders?
Do you often suddenly become scared for no good reason?
Are you scared to be alone when there are no friends near you?
Are you easily upset or irritated?
Are you frightened of going out alone or of meeting people?
Are you constantly keyed up and jittery?
Do you suffer from indigestion?
Do you suffer from an upset stomach?
Is your appetite poor?
Does every little thing get on your nerves and wear you out?
Does your heart often race like mad?
Do you often have bad pains in your eyes?
Are you troubled with rheumatism or fibrositis?
Have you ever had a nervous breakdown?

And Finally...

How interested would you say you are in politics?
1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Not very interested
4
Not at all interested
If there was a general election tomorrow, which political party would you vote for?
1
Would not vote
2
Conservative
3
Labour
4
Liberal Democrat
5
Plaid Cymru
6
Scottish National
7
Other party
Please say which below
Other
Do you regard yourself as belonging to any particular religion?
1
No, no religion
2
Yes
Please say which below
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How do you feel your standard of living compares to most other people your age?
1
Much better
2
A bit better
3
The same
4
A bit worse
5
Much worse
Generally speaking, which of these two statements is most true for you?
1
I usually have a free choice and control over my life
2
Whatever I do has no real effect on what happens to me
Here is a scale from 0 to 1O. On it, "0" means that you are completely dissatisfied and "10" means that you are completely satisfied. Please tick the box with the number above it which shows how dissatisfied or satisfied you are about the way your life has turned out so far.
0
0: Completely Dissatisfied
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10: Completely Satisfied
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BCS70 Age 26 'Where Are You Now?' Self-Completion Questionnaire