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CONFIDENTIAL
National Child Development Study Stage IV - 1981

TIME AT START OF INTERVIEW

Generic time

INTERVIEWER NUMBER

Interviewer number
INTRODUCTION
I am carrying out a survey on behalf of the National Children's Bureau.
The reason for this survey is to see how you are getting on as an adult. I want to get a picture of all the things you have done since you left school - for example, when you were working, in education, unemployed, doing housework or something else. SHOW DIARY In order to do this I want to establish a few facts first.

SHOWCARD G The government runs schemes to help young people. Have you ever been on any of these schemes?

A
Yes
B
No
If Yes to question Q.1a SEE b)
qc_intro_1_a == A
EXPLAIN TO RESPONDENT THAT YOU WANT TO INCLUDE PERIODS ON THESE GOVERNMENT SCHEMES AS JOBS WHEN FILLING IN THE DIARY.

The survey includes a number of people who are handicapped or disabled in some way. Can I just check, are you registered as a disabled person?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If No or Don't know to question Q.2 ASK Q.3
qc_intro_2 == 2 || qc_intro_2 == 8

Do you have any longstanding illness, disability or infirmity which limits your activities in any way compared with people of your own age?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If No or Don't know to question Q.3
qc_intro_3 == 1 || qc_intro_3 == 8
Else
NOW COMPLETE THE DIARY
If Yes to question Q.2 or question Q.3 GO TO Q.4
qc_intro_2 == 1 || qc_intro_3 == 1

Many handicapped or disabled people work in ordinary factories or offices. Those that cannot, because of the nature or severity of their condition, often find work in sheltered workshops - run by Remploy or the local council or voluntary organisations. Have you ever been employed in a sheltered workshop?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.4 ASK Q.5
qc_intro_4 == 1

Are you currently employed in a sheltered workshop?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
EXPLAIN TO RESPONDENT THAT YOU WANT TO INCLUDE PERIODS IN A SHELTERED WORKSHOP AS JOBS WHEN FILLING IN THE DIARY. THEN COMPLETE THE DIARY.
Else
NOW COMPLETE THE DIARY
EMPLOYMENT
INTERVIEWER REMINDER
A JOB is a period of time with the same employer or a period self-employed
DO NOT INCLUDE
- holiday jobs while at school or in full-time education
- jobs which did not last for at least one month
- part-time jobs done at the same time as full-time education
- part-time jobs done at the same time as a full-time job
TEMPS the job is the period spent working as a temp for one or more agencies NOT each employer worked for on a temporary basis.

Has the respondent had any jobs since leaving school?

INTERVIEWER CHECK BACK TO DIARY

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question employment_i in Employment section RECORD JOB DETAILS BELOW
qc_employment_i == 1

Total number of jobs which lasted one month or more excluding vacation jobs

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9+
COLLECT DETAILS OF UP TO FOUR JOBS. IF RESPONDENT HAS HAD FIVE OR MORE JOBS, COLLECT FIRST THREE AND LATEST ONE.
Can I just check some details about the jobs you have done. By a job I mean a period of time with the same employer even though you may have done different work during that period or, if you were self-employed, a period of time doing the same self-employed work.
CHECK START DATE MONTH DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98 CHECK START DATE YEAR 19 ... DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98 Job was .. CHECK END DATE MONTH IF STILL IN JOB CODE 00 01 (DK = 98) CHECK END DATE YEAR IF STILL IN JOB CODE 00 01 (DK = 98)
Month

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearYearYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthMonthYearYear
Month

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearYearYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthMonthYearYear
Month

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearYearYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthMonthYearYear
Month

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearYearYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthMonthYearYear
Month

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearYearYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthYearMonthYear

1 - full-time (30 hrs or more)

2 - part-time (less than 30 hrs)

MonthMonthYearYear
JOB 1
JOB 2
JOB 3
JOB 4 OR LATEST JOB
NOW GO TO FIRST JOB
FIRST JOB SECTION
ASK ALL WHO HAVE HAD A JOB
I would like to ask you about the first job you did after leaving school - the sort of work you were doing when you first started with that employer.

What was the name or title of your first job when you started it? INCLUDE RANK OR GRADE

Generic text

What kind of work did you do most of the time? PROBE: Did you use any machinery or special materials? IF YES : What?

Generic text

Were you READ OUT ...

1
An employee
2
Working as a temp for an Agency
3
or Self-employed?
If or Self-employed? to question Q.1c in First Job section ASK (d)
qc_firstjob_1_c == 3

Was this with a firm belonging to your family?

1
Yes
2
No

Did you employ any other people? IF YES: How many?

1
None
2
1 - 24
3
25+
If An employee to question Q.1c in First Job section GO TO (f)
qc_firstjob_1_c == 1

What was made or done by the organisation you worked for?

Generic text

Was this a private firm, a limited company or some other type of organisation?

1
Private/Limited Company
2
Other type
8
Don't know

How many people were employed by your employer at the place where you worked?

1
10 or less
2
11 - 24
3
25 - 99
4
100 - 499
5
500 or more
8
Don't know/Varies
If 10 or less or 11 - 24 to question Q.1h in First Job section ASK (i)
qc_firstjob_1_h == 1 || qc_firstjob_1_h == 2

Was the place you worked at a branch of a larger organisation or not?

1
Yes, branch
2
No
8
Don't know
If Working as a temp for an Agency to question Q.1c or 25 - 99, 100 - 499, 500 or more or Don't know/Varies to question Q.1h in First Job section GO TO (j)
qc_firstjob_1_c == 2 || qc_firstjob_1_h == 3 || qc_firstjob_1_h == 4 || qc_firstjob_1_h == 5 || qc_firstjob_1_h == 8

Were there any particular skills, training or qualifications that were normally required for this job? Yes (WRITE IN)

A
No
Generic text

When you first started did you have any management responsibilities or did you supervise the work of others at all?

A
Yes (INCLUDE FOREMAN)
B
No/Neither/Don't know.
If Yes (INCLUDE FOREMAN) to question Q.1k in First Job section ASK (m)
qc_firstjob_1_k == A

In what ways did you manage or supervise?

Generic text

SHOWCARD A On this card are a list of ways of hearing about a job vacancy. Thinking about your first job which one of the ways on this card best describes how you heard about your first job?

1
Approached employer direct
2
Through Jobcentre/Employment Office
3
Through PER
4
Through Careers Office/Youth Employment Office
5
Through College Careers Office
6
From friend/relative
7
From an advertisement
8
Through a Trade Union
9
Approached by employer
10
Previously worked there
11
Private Employment Agency
12
Another way
98
Don't know
Other
If From friend/relative to question Q.2 in First Job section ASK Q.3
qc_firstjob_2 == 6

Did this friend/relative just tell you about the job, or did they actually speak to the firm or organisation to try to get you the job?

1
Just told about the job
2
Spoken up for
8
Don't know

Was this job the first one you were offered or did you have other job offers before this one?

1
First job offered
2
Had other offers
8
Don't know
ASK ALL

How much were you paid when you first started work on this job, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc. that you usually received? Amount NEAREST £

CODE TO THE NEAREST £ - PROBE FOR ESTIMATE IF NECESSARY

How many

How much were you paid when you first started work on this job, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc. that you usually received? Period

1
Per day
2
Per week
3
Per 2 weeks
4
Per month
5
Per 3 months
6
Per 6 months
7
Per year
9
Other period (WRITE IN)
Other

How much were you paid when you first started work on this job, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc. that you usually received? Deductions Was this ... READ OUT ...

1
your take home pay
2
or your pay before any deductions?
3
(No deductions were made)
8
(Don't know)

How much were you paid when you first started work on this job, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc. that you usually received? Accuracy

1
Amount is exact
2
Amount is estimated

How much were you paid when you first started work on this job, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc. that you usually received? IF NO DETAILS

3
Refused to say
4
Don't know/Can't remember
5
Other reason
NOW CHECK FILTER AT TOP OF PAGE 5
ASK ALL
INTERVIEWER CHECK

Has respondent had more than one job?

A
Yes
B
No
If Yes to question qc_firstjobIC_a ASK (b)
qc_firstjobIC_a == A

Was this first job temping with an Agency?

A
Yes
B
No
If No to question qc_firstjobIC_b ASK (c)
qc_firstjobIC_b == B

Was respondent self-employed in this first job?

A
Yes
B
No
If No to question qc_firstjobIC_a ASK (d)
qc_firstjobIC_a == B

Is respondent currently working?

A
Yes
B
No
If No to question qc_firstjobIC_c GO TO Q.6
qc_firstjobIC_c == B

Did you get any training of any kind in your first job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know/Can't remember
If No or Don't know/Can't remember to question Q.6 in First Job section ASK Q.7
qc_firstjob_6 == 2 || qc_firstjob_6 == 8

Were there any opportunities for getting training or qualifications for people doing the same sort of work as you?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.6 in First Job section GO TO Q.8
qc_firstjob_6 == 1

Was this training just showing you what the job was when you first started or was it more than this?

1
Just what the job was when started
2
More than this
8
Don't know
If More than this to question Q.8 in First Job section ASK Q9
qc_firstjob_8 == 2

Did you go on a training course either at a college or a training centre? This could include a training centre at your place of work.

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Were you promoted while you were with your first employer?

1
Yes
2
No

During the time you spent with your first employer did you do the same job throughout or did you change to do a different job from the one you have already told me about?

1
Same job throughout
2
Changed to a different job
8
Don't know
If Yes to question qc_firstjobIC_b or No to question qc_firstjobIC_c GO TO Q.12
qc_firstjobIC_b == A || qc_firstjobIC_c == B

I would like to ask you how your first job came to an end. Did it come to an end because ... READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
- it was a temporary job
2
- the firm closed down
3
- you were made redundant
4
- you were sacked
5
or did you leave of your own accord?
9
(Other)
7
(Refused)
8
(Don't know)
If Yes to question qc_firstjobIC_c or any answer to question Q.12 in First Job section GO TO FILTER BELOW Q.12
qc_firstjobIC_c == A || (qc_firstjob_12 >= 1 && qc_firstjob_12 <= 9)

FILTER INSTRUCTION Is respondent working at the moment?

1
Yes
2
No
CURRENT JOB
Only ask those who are in work at the moment
If respondent has had only one job start at Q.1.
qc_firstjobIC_d == A
I would like to ask you about the job you are actually doing now.

Are you doing the same type of work as when you started in this job?

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question Q.1 in Current Job section ASK Q.2
qc_currentjob_1 == 2
Can you tell me about the work you are actually doing now?

What is the name or title of your job? INCLUDE RANK OR GRADE

Generic text

What kind of work do you do most of the time? PROBE: Do you use any machinery or special materials? IF YES: What?

Generic text
NOW GO TO Q.3d) IF SELF EMPLOYED OR Q.3j) IF EMPLOYEE
If respondent has had more than one job start at Q.3.
qc_firstjob_i == 1
Can you tell me about the work you are actually doing now?

What is the name or title of your job? INCLUDE RANK OR GRADE

Generic text

What kind of work do you do most of the time? PROBE: Do you use any machinery or special materials? IF YES: What?

Generic text

Are you ... READ OUT

1
... an employee
2
... working as a temp for an agency
3
... self-employed?
If or Self-employed? to question Q.1c in First Job section or ... self-employed? to question Q.3c in Current Job section ASK d
(qc_firstjob_1_c == 3 && qc_firstjobIC_a == B) || qc_currentjob_3_c == 3

Is this with a firm belonging to your family?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you employ any other people? How many?

1
None
2
1-24
3
25+
If ... an employee to question Q.3c in Current Job section GO TO f
qc_currentjob_3_c == 1

What is made or done by your organisation?

Generic text

Is this a private firm, a limited company or some other type of organisation?

1
Private/Limited company
2
Other type
8
Don't know

How many people are employed by your employer at the place you work?

1
10 or less
2
11-25
3
26-99
4
100-499
5
500+
8
Don't know/Varies
If 10 or less or 11-25 to question Q.3h in Current Job section ASK i
qc_currentjob_3_h == 1 || qc_currentjob_3_h == 2

Is the place you work at a branch of a larger organisation or not?

1
Yes, branch
2
No
8
Don't know
If An employee to question Q.1c in First Job section or ... working as a temp for an agency to question Q.3c or 26-99, 100-499, 500+ or Don't know/Varies to question Q.3h in Current Job section GO TO j
(qc_firstjob_1_c == 1 && qc_firstjobIC_a == B) || qc_currentjob_3_c == 2 || (qc_currentjob_3_h >= 3 && qc_currentjob_3_h <= 8)

Are there any particular skills, training or qualifications that are normally required for the work you do now? Yes (WRITE IN)

A
No
Generic text

Do you have any management responsibilities or supervise the work of others at all?

A
Yes (INCLUDE FOREMAN)
B
No/Neither/Don't know
If Yes (INCLUDE FOREMAN) to question Q.3k in Current Job section ASK m
qc_currentjob_3_k == A

In what ways do you manage or supervise?

Generic text
IF SELF-EMPLOYED GO TO Q.10
IF EMPLOYED ASK Q.4 - Q.9
((qc_firstjob_1_c == 1 || qc_firstjob_1_c == 2) && qc_firstjobIC_a == B) || qc_currentjob_3_c == 1 || qc_currentjob_3_c == 2

Have you been promoted while you have been with your present employer?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you had any training of any kind while working for your present employer?

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question Q.5 in Current Job section ASK Q.6
qc_currentjob_5 == 2

Are there any opportunities for getting training or qualifications for people doing the same sort of work as you?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.5 in Current Job section GO TO Q.7
qc_currentjob_5 == 1

Was this training just showing you what the job was when you first started or was it more than this?

1
Just what the job was when started
2
More than this
8
Don't know/Can't remember
If More than this or Don't know/Can't remember to question Q.7 in Current Job section ASK Q.8
qc_currentjob_7 == 2 || qc_currentjob_7 == 8

Did you go on a training course either at college or a training centre? This could include a training centre at your place of work.

1
Yes
2
No

Are your wages or salary or conditions of service negotiated by a Trade Union or Staff Association?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
ASK ALL SELF-EMPLOYED-OTHERS GO TO Q.16
(qc_firstjob_1_c == 3 && qc_first jobIC_a == B) || qc_currentjob_3_c == 3

Have you had any training of any kind in this job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know/Can't remember

Can I just check, does your business have assets, such as property, machinery, vehicles, stocks or materials?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.11 in Current Job section ASK Q.12
qc_currentjob_11 == 1

If you were to sell your business as a going concern, how much do you think you would get for it? NEAREST £

How many
99996
£100,000 or more
99998
Refused
99997
Don't know

Do you pay a National Insurance Contribution?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.13 in Current Job section ASK Q.14
qc_currentjob_13 == 1

Do you pay just the flat rate Class 2 contribution or do you also pay a profits related Class 4 contribution?

1
Flat rate (Class 2) only
2
Flat rate and profits related (Class 4)
8
Don't know

Do you receive an income on a regular basis from this work?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
ASK ALL EMPLOYEES AND SELF-EMPLOYED WITH REGULAR INCOME
qc_currentjob_9 == 1 || qc_currentjob_9 == 2 || qc_currentjob_9 == 8 || qc_currentjob_15 == 1

I would now like to ask you some questions about income from work. On the last occasion you were paid was the amount you received - that is your take home pay - the amount you usually receive?

1
Yes
2
No, usually different
8
Don't know
If Yes to question 16 in Current Job section ASK Q.17 VERSION A and Q.18 VERSION A
qc_currentjob_16 == 1
VERSION A

On the last occasion you were paid what was your take home pay - your pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips? Amount NEAREST £

CODE TO THE NEAREST £ - PROBE FOR ESTIMATE IF NECESSARY. ASK RESPONDENT TO CONSULT PAY SLIP IF POSSIBLE.

How many

On the last occasion you were paid what was your take home pay - your pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips? Period

1
per day
2
per week
3
per 2 weeks
4
per month
5
3 months
6
6 months
7
per year
9
Other period (WRITE IN)
Other

On the last occasion you were paid what was your take home pay - your pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips? Accuracy

1
Amount is exact and consulted pay slip
2
Amount is exact but did not consult pay slip
3
Amount is an estimate
4
IF NO DETAILS: Refused to give details
6
IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details
7
IF NO DETAILS: Respondent has no usual amount of pay
5
IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember details
If IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember details or IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details to question Q.17c Version A in Current Job section ASK Q.18 Version A
qc_currentjob_17_c_A == 5 || qc_currentjob_17_c_A == 6
VERSION A

On the last occasion what was your pay before deductions for tax and National Insurance: including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips? Amount NEAREST £

CODE TO THE NEAREST £ - PROBE FOR ESTIMATE IF NECESSARY. ASK RESPONDENT TO CONSULT PAY SLIP IF POSSIBLE

How many

On the last occasion what was your pay before deductions for tax and National Insurance: including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips? Period

1
per day
2
per week
3
per 2 weeks
4
per month
5
3 months
6
6 months
7
per year
9
Other period (WRITE IN)
Other

On the last occasion what was your pay before deductions for tax and National Insurance: including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips? Accuracy

1
Amount is exact and consulted pay slip
2
Amount is exact but did not consult pay slip
3
Amount is an estimate
4
IF NO DETAILS: Refused to give details
5
IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember
6
IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details
Else
VERSION B

What is your usual pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips etc. that you usually receive? Amount NEAREST £

CODE TO NEAREST £ - PROBE FOR ESTIMATE IF NECESSARY. ASK RESPONDENT TO CONSULT PAY SLIP IF POSSIBLE.

How many

What is your usual pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips etc. that you usually receive? Period

1
per day
2
per week
3
per 2 weeks
4
per month
5
3 months
6
6 months
7
per year
9
Other period (WRITE IN)
Other

What is your usual pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips etc. that you usually receive? Accuracy

1
Amount is exact and consulted pay slip
2
Amount is exact but did not consult pay slip
3
Amount is an estimate
4
IF NO DETAILS: Refused to give details
6
IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details
7
IF NO DETAILS: Respondent has no usual amount of pay
5
IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember details
If IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember details or IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details to question Q.17c Version B in Current Job section ASK Q.18 Version B
qc_currentjob_17_c_B == 5 || qc_currentjob_17_c_B == 6
VERSION B

And what is your usual pay before any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc., that you usually receive? Amount NEAREST £

CODE TO THE NEAREST £ - PROBE FOR ESTIMATE IF NECESSARY. ASK RESPONDENT TO CONSULT PAY SLIP IF POSSIBLE

How many

And what is your usual pay before any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc., that you usually receive? Period

1
per day
2
per week
3
per 2 weeks
4
per month
5
3 months
6
6 months
7
per year
9
Other period (WRITE IN)
Other

And what is your usual pay before any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc., that you usually receive? Accuracy

1
Amount is exact and consulted pay slip
2
Amount is exact but did not consult pay slip
3
Amount is an estimate
4
IF NO DETAILS: Refused to give details
5
IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember
6
IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details
I am going to read out some things which affect how people feel about their job. Can you tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you feel with each one in your present job? SHOWCARD B Please use one of the answers from this card.

INTERVIEWER: READ OUT EACH ITEM IN TURN AND CODE BELOW

-

1 - Very satisfied

2 - Satisfied

3 - Neither

4 - Dissatisfied

5 - Very dissatisfied

8 - Don't know/Doesn't Apply

Your usual take home pay
Your prospects
The people you work with
Your physical working conditions
The way your firm or organisation is run
The interest and skill involved in your job
And finally, taking everything into consideration, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your job as a whole?
The way your abilities are used

Would you describe the type of work you do as offering a career with the prospects of promotion in the years to come?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Not applicable because self-employed
8
Don't know

How secure would say your current job is ... READ OUT ...

1
Very secure
2
Fairly secure
3
or Not very secure?
8
(Don't know)

In a year from now do you expect to be ... READ OUT

1
... Working for the same employer as now
2
... Working for a different employer
3
or Not working at all?
8
(Don't know what I will be doing)
If ... Working for a different employer to question Q.22 in Current Job section ASK Q.23
qc_currentjob_22 == 2

Is this because ... READ OUT

1
... You want to change your job
2
... Your job is only temporary
3
or You expect to be made redundant?
4
(Other, none of these)
8
(Don't know)
If or Not working at all? to question Q.22 in Current Job section GO TO Q.24
qc_currentjob_22 == 3

What do you expect to be doing in a year's time? READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
..Full-time housework or child care
2
..Unemployed and looking for work
3
..In full-time education
4
or doing something else?
8
(Don't know)
ASK ALL
I would now like to ask you about your working week. Does your job involve your working regularly ... READ OUT ...

"REGULAR" - IF NECESSARY PROMPT By regular I mean at least 2 days a week or 2 weekends a month

-

1 - Yes

2 - No

In the evening any time between 6-10 p.m.
at night any time after 10 p.m.
early in the morning any time before 7 a.m.
At any time on Saturdays
At any time on Sundays

How many hours of paid work do you actually do in an average week - including any paid overtime you usually do, but excluding mealbreaks?

CODE TO THE NEAREST FULL HOUR IF 96 HOURS OR MORE CODE 96

Hours
97
Varies too much to say
FILTER
IF NUMBER OF HOURS IS LESS THAN 30 or IF NUMBER OF HOURS IS "VARIES TOO MUCH" ASK Q.27
qc_currentjob_26 < '30' || qc_currentjob_26 == 97

Do you think or yourself as working full-time or part-time?

1
Full-time
2
Part-time
8
Don't know
If Part-time or Don't know to question Q.27 in Current Job section ASK Q.28
qc_currentjob_27 == 2 || qc_currentjob_27 == 8

Are you looking for regular full-time work at the moment?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
IF NUMBER OF HOURS IS 30 OR MORE to question Q.26 or Full-time to Q.27 or No or Don't know to Q.28 in Current Job section GO TO Q.29
qc_currentjob_26 >= '30' || qc_currentjob_27 == 1 || qc_currentjob_28 == 2 || qc_currentjob_28 == 8

Does the number of hours suit you or would you rather work more or fewer hours?

1
Hours suit me
2
Prefer more
3
Prefer fewer
8
Don't know
If Prefer more to Q.29 in Current Job section ASK Q.30
qc_currentjob_29 == 2

Is the reason why you don't work more hours because ... READ OUT ...

CODE ONE ONLY

1
No more are available
2
or your personal circumstances don't allow it?
3
(Both)
4
(Neither)
8
(Don't know)
If Prefer fewer to question Q.29 in Current Job section GO TO Q.31
qc_currentjob_29 == 3

Would you still like to work fewer hours if it meant earning less money

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
ASK ALL

Do you earn any money from other jobs, odd jobs, or work that you do from time to time, apart from the job we have been talking about?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Refused to answer
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.32 in Current Job section ASK Q.33
qc_currentjob_32 == 1

Do you get a regular income from this work?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.33 in Current Job section ASK Q.34
qc_currentjob_33 == 1

In this work are you ... READ OUT

1
... an employee
2
or self-employed?
8
(Don't know)

How much do you normally earn after deductions for tax and National Insurance, but including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips that you usually receive? Amount NEAREST £

CODE TO THE NEAREST £ - PROBE FOR ESTIMATE IF NECESSARY

How many

How much do you normally earn after deductions for tax and National Insurance, but including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips that you usually receive? Period

1
per day
2
per week
3
per 2 weeks
4
per month
5
3 months
6
6 months
7
per year
9
other period (WRITE IN)
Other

How much do you normally earn after deductions for tax and National Insurance, but including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips that you usually receive? Accuracy

1
Amount is exact and consulted pay slip
2
Amount is exact but did not consult pay slip
3
Amount is an estimate
4
IF NO DETAILS: Refused to give details
5
IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember
6
IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details
NOW GO TO APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING ON PAGE 16
LAST JOB
Only ask those who have had a job but are not in work at the moment.
If respondent has had only one job start at Q.1.
qc_firstjobIC_d == B
I would like to ask you about the last job you did.

Were you doing the same type of work when you left as when you started in your last job?

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question Q.1 in Last Job section ASK Q.2
qc_lastjob_1 == 2
Can you tell me about the work you were doing just before you left.

What was the name or title of your job? INCLUDE RANK OR GRADE

Generic text

What kind of work did you do most of the time? PROBE: Did you use any machinery or special materials? IF YES: What?

Generic text
NOW GO TO Q.3D) IF SELF EMPLOYED OR Q.3J) IF EMPLOYEE
If respondent has had more than one job start at Q.3.
qc_firstjob_i == 2
Can you tell me about the work you did in your last job?

What was the name or title of your job? INCLUDE RANK OR GRADE

Generic text

What kind of work did you do most of the time? PROBE: Did you use any machinery or special materials? IF YES: What?

Generic text

Were you ... READ OUT

1
... an employee
2
... working as a temp for an agency
3
... self-employed?
If or Self-employed? to question Q.1c in First Job section or ... self-employed? to question Q.3c in Last Job section ASK d
(qc_firstjob_1_c == 3 && qc_firstjobIC_d == B) || qc_lastjob_3_c == 3

Was this with a firm belonging to your family?

1
Yes
2
No

Did you employ any other people? How many?

1
None
2
1-24
3
25+
If an employee to question Q.3c in Last Job section GO TO f
qc_lastjob_3_c == 1

What was made or done by your organisation?

Generic text

Was this a private firm, a limited company or some other type of organisation?

1
Private/Limited company
2
Other type
8
Don't know

How many people were employed by your employer at the place you worked?

1
10 or less
2
11-25
3
26-99
4
100-499
5
500+
8
Don't know/Varied
If 10 or less or 11-25 to question Q.3h in Last Job section ASK i
qc_lastjob_h == 1 || qc_lastjob_h == 2

Was the place you worked at a branch of a larger organisation or not?

1
Yes, branch
2
No
8
Don't know
If An employee to Q.1c in First Job section or ... working as a temp for an agency to question Q.3c or 26-99, 100-499, 500+ or Don't know/Varies to question Q.3h in Last Job section GO TO j
(qc_firstjob_1_c == 1 && qc_firstjobIC_d == B) || qc_lastjob_3_c == 2 || (qc_lastjob_3_h >= 3 && qc_lastjob_3_h <= 8)

Were there any particular skills, training or qualifications that were normally required for the work you did? Yes (WRITE IN)

A
No
Generic text

Did you have any management responsibilities or supervise the work of others at all?

A
Yes (INCLUDE FOREMAN)
B
No/Neither/Don't know
If Yes (INCLUDE FOREMAN) to question Q.3k in Last Job section ASK m
qc_lastjob_3_k == A

In what ways did you manage or supervise?

Generic text
IF SELF-EMPLOYED GO TO Q.10
IF EMPLOYEE ASK Q.4 - Q.9
(qc_firstjob_1_c == 1 && qc_firstjobIC_d == B) || qc_lastjob_3_c == 1

Were you promoted while you were with your last employer?

1
Yes
2
No

Did you have any training of any kind while working for your last employer?

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question Q.5 to in Last Job section ASK Q.6
qc_lastjob_5 == 2

Were there any opportunities for getting training or qualifications for people doing the same sort of work as you?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.5 in Last Job section GO TO Q.7
qc_lastjob_5 == 1

Was this training just showing you what the job was when you first started or was it more than this?

1
Just what the job was when started
2
More than this
8
Don't know/Can't remember
If More than this or Don't know/Can't remember to question Q.7 in Last Job section ASK Q.8
qc_lastjob_7 == 2 || qc_lastjob_7 == 8

Did you go on a training course either at a college or a training centre? This could include a training centre at your place of work.

1
Yes
2
No

Were your wages or salary or conditions of service negotiated by a Trade Union or Staff Association?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
ASK ALL SELF-EMPLOYED.OTHERS GO TO Q.14
(qc_firstjob_1_c == 3 && qc_firstjobIC_d == B) || qc_lastjob_3_c == 3

Did you have any training of any kind in this job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know/Can't remember

Did you pay a National Insurance Contribution?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.11 in Last Job section ASK Q.12
qc_lastjob_11 == 1

Did you pay just the flat rate Class 2 contributions or did you also pay a profits related Class 4 contribution?

1
Flat rate (Class 2) only
2
Flat rate and profits related (Class 4)
8
Don't know

Did you receive an income on a regular basis from this work?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes, No or Don't know to question Q.9 or Yes to question Q.13 in Last Job section GO TO Q.14
qc_lastjob_9 ==1 || qc_lastjob_9 ==2 || qc_lastjob_9 ==8 || qc_lastjob_13 == 1

What was your usual pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips etc. that you usually received? Amount NEAREST £

CODE TO THE NEAREST £ - PROBE FOR ESTIMATE IF NECESSARY. ASK RESPONDENT TO CONSULT PAY SLIP IF POSSIBLE.

How many

What was your usual pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips etc. that you usually received? Period

1
per day
2
per week
3
per 2 weeks
4
per month
5
3 months
6
6 months
7
per year
9
Other period (WRITEIN)
Other

What was your usual pay after any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission or tips etc. that you usually received? Accuracy

1
Amount is exact and consulted pay slip
2
Amount is exact but did not consult pay slip
3
Amount is an estimate
4
IF NO DETAILS: Refused to give details
6
IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details
7
IF NO DETAILS: Respondent has no usual amount of pay
5
IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember details
If IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember details or IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details to question Q.14c in Last Job section ASK Q.15
qc_lastjob_14_c == 5 || qc_lastjob_14_c == 6

And what was your usual pay before any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc., that you usually received? Amount NEAREST £

CODE TO THE NEAREST £ - PROBE FOR ESTIMATE IF NECESSARY. ASK RESPONDENT TO CONSULT PAY SLIP IF POSSIBLE

How many

And what was your usual pay before any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc., that you usually received? Period

1
per day
2
per week
3
per 2 weeks
4
per month
5
3 months
6
6 months
7
per year
9
Other period (WRITE IN)
Other

And what was your usual pay before any deductions for tax and National Insurance, including any overtime, bonus, commission, tips, etc., that you usually received? Accuracy

1
Amount is exact and consulted pay slip
2
Amount is exact but did not consult pay slip
3
Amount is an estimate
4
IF NO DETAILS: Refused to give details
5
IF NO DETAILS: Don't know/Can't remember
6
IF NO DETAILS: Other reason for giving no details
I am going to read out some things which affect how people feel about their job. Can you tell me how satisfied or dissatisfied you felt with each one in your last job. SHOWCARD B Please use one of the answers from this card.

INTERVIEWER: READ OUT EACH ITEM IN TURN AND CODE BELOW.

-

1 - Very satisfied

2 - Satisfied

3 - Neither

4 - Dissatisfied

5 - Very dissatisfied

8 - Don't know/Doesn't Apply

Your usual take home pay
Your prospects
The people you work with
Your physical working conditions
The way your firm or organisation was run
The way your abilities were used
The interest and skill involved in your job
And finally, taking everything into consideration, how satisfied or dissatisfied were you with your last job as a whole?

How many hours of paid work did you actually do in an average week in your last job - include any paid overtime you usually did but exclude mealbreaks? CODE TO THE NEAREST FULL HOUR

IF 96 HOURS OR MORE CODE 96

Hours
97
Varied too much to say
98
Don't know

I would like to ask you how your last job came to an end. Did it come to an end because ... READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
... it was a temporary job
2
... the firm closed down
3
... you were made redundant
4
... you were sacked
5
or did you leave of your own accord?
9
(Other)
7
(Refused)
8
(Don't know)
APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING
ASK ALL WHO HAVE HAD A JOB OTHERS GO TO EDUCATION SINCE SCHOOL ON PAGE 22

Have you ever started a formal apprenticeship - even if you did not complete it?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.1 in Apprenticeship and Training section ASK Q.2
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_1 == 1

Did you or your parents sign articles of apprenticeship?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Did you just start one apprenticeship or more than one?

1
One only
2
Two
3
Three or more

Have you ever started an apprenticeship with a firm which you did not complete with that firm? This could be because you stopped doing it, you changed to a different employer or you changed to a different trade.

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.4 in Apprenticeship and Training section ASK Q.5
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_4 == 1

Thinking of the apprenticeship which you didn't complete, what trade were you learning?

PROBE FOR DETAILS. WRITE IN FULLY

Long text

When did you start this apprenticeship? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did you start this apprenticeship? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

When did you stop or change it? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did you stop or change it? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

Did you stop or change because your employer terminated your original contract or was it for other reasons?

ONE ANSWER ONLY

1
Employer terminated
2
Other reasons
If Employer terminated to question Q.8 in Apprenticeship and Training section ASK Q.9
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_8 == 1

Was this because ... READ OUT

1
... you were made redundant
2
you were sacked
3
your firm closed down
4
or for some other reason?
7
(Refused)
8
(Don't know)

At that stage was the apprenticeship ... READ OUT

1
... changed to a different trade
2
transferred to a different employer
3
or abandoned completely?
8
(Don't know)

(Can I just check) have you successfully completed an apprenticeship or are you still on one?

1
Yes completed
2
Yes still on one
3
No neither
If Yes completed or Yes still on one to question Q.11 in Apprentice and Training section ASK Q.12
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_11 == 1 || qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_11 == 2

What trade were/are you learning?

PROBE FOR DETAILS. WRITE IN FULLY

Generic text

When did you start this apprenticeship? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did you start this apprenticeship? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

When did you/(do you expect to) complete it? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did you/(do you expect to) complete it? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

SHOWCARD C Have you got any qualifications as part of your apprenticeship training? QUALIFICATION CODE

IF YES ASK FOR CODE NUMBER OF QUALIFICATIONS. IF MORE THAN ONE MENTIONED, CODE THE ONE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER

Qualification code
88
No/none

Did you attended a day release or block release course as part of your apprenticeship?

CODE ONE ONLY

1
Yes - day release only
2
Yes - block release only
3
Yes - both
4
No - neither
8
Don't know
If Yes - day release only, Yes - block release only or Yes - both to question Q.16 in Apprenticeship and Training section ASK Q.17
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_16 == 1 || qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_16 == 2 || qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_16 == 3

Was this mainly at ... READ OUT

CODE ONLY ONE

1
... a college
2
... an employers training centre
3
... an Industry Training centre
5
... or somewhere else?
6
(Some combination of these)
8
(Don't know)

How do you now think your apprenticeship has affected your long term job prospects? Has it ... READ OUT

1
... improved them a lot
2
... improved them a little
3
... made no difference
4
or would you have been better off not doing the apprenticeship?
8
(Don't know)

I would now like to check whether, during any of your jobs, you have been on other training courses. I don't want to include training you did as part of an apprenticeship or any very short training courses but if you have been on a TOPS course I would like to include that here. So have you been on any other training courses which involved at least 14 days or 100 hours attendance either at a college, training centre or skill centre? Include training centres at your place of work and any course you did not complete.

A series of training courses which form part of a single training programme or qualification should be treated as a single training course.

1
Yes
2
No
TRAINING
If No to question Q.1 in Apprenticeship and Training section GO TO Q.20 ON PAGE 18
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_1 == 2

I would like to check whether you have been on any training courses during any of your jobs I don't want to include any very short courses but if you have ever been on a TOPs course I would like to include that here. So have you ever been on any training courses which involved at least 14 days or 100 hours attendance either at a college, training centre or skill centre? Include training centres at your place of work and any courses you did not complete.

A series of training courses which form part of a single training programme or qualification should be treated as a single training course.

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.19 or Yes to question Q.20 in Apprenticeship and Training section GO TO Q.21
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_19 == 1 || qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_20 == 1

Can I check details of these training courses. Firstly how many training courses involving at least 14 days or 100 hours attendance have you been on, including any you did not complete? RING NUMBER OF COURSES

INTERVIEWER: DO NOT INCLUDE TRAINING COURSES ALREADY COVERED IN APPRENTICESHIPS

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8+
INTERVIEWER: NOW COLLECT DETAILS FOR FIRST TRAINING COURSE, REMEMBER NOT TO INCLUDE ANY TRAINING ALREADY COVERED IN APPRENTICESHIPS
FIRST TRAINING COURSE
Now I want to ask about the first of these training courses.

When did this training course start? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did this training course start? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

How long did the course last?

1
Less than 2 weeks
2
2 - 4 weeks
3
Over 1 month - 3 months
4
Over 3 months - 6 months
5
Over 6 months - 1 year
6
Over 1 year - 2 years
7
Over 2 years
9
Still doing it
8
Don't know/Can't remember

Was this course ... READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
... full time
2
... block release
3
or day release?
4
(a mixture of these)
5
(Other)
8
(Don't know)
If ... full time to question Q.24 in First Training Course section ASK Q.25
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_24 == 1

Was this a "TOPS" course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Was it mainly at ... READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
... a college
2
... an employer's training centre
3
... an Industry Training Centre
4
... a Government Skill Centre
5
or somewhere else?
6
(Some combination of these)
8
(Don't know)

Did you complete the course?

1
Yes
2
Still on it
3
No
If No to question Q.27 in First Training Course section ASK Q.28
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_27 == 3

Why was this? PROBE FULLY - WRITE IN

Generic text

What was this course called? What skill were you training for? PROBE FOR EXACT NAME OF COURSE INCLUDING SUBJECT AND LEVEL. WRITE IN FULLY.

Generic text

SHOWCARD C On this course did you obtain any qualifications? QUALIFICATION CODE

IF YES ASK FOR CODE NUMBER OF QUALIFICATIONS. IF MORE THAN ONE MENTIONED, CODE THE ONE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER

Qualification code
88
No/none

How do you now think this period of training affected your long term job prospects? Has it ... READ OUT

1
... improved them a lot
2
... improved them a little
3
... made no difference
4
or would you have been better off not doing the training?
8
(Don't know)

Has respondent had more than one training course?

INTERVIEWER CHECK BACK TO Q.21

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question firsttrainingcourse_i in First Training Course section ASK 'SECOND TRAINING'
qc_firsttrainingcourse_i == 1
SECOND TRAINING COURSE
Now I would like to ask about your second training course.

When did this training course start? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did this training course start? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

How long did the course last?

1
Less than 2 weeks
2
2 - 4 weeks
3
Over 1 month - 3 months
4
Over 3 months - 6 months
5
Over 6 months - 1 year
6
Over 1 year - 2 years
7
Over 2 years
9
Still doing it
8
Don't know/Can't remember

Was this course READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
... full-time
2
... block release
3
or day release?
4
(a mixture of both)
5
(other)
8
(Don't know)
If ... full-time to question Q.34 in Second Training Course section ASK Q.35
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_34 == 1

Was this a "TOPS" course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Was it mainly at ... READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
... a college
2
... an employer's training centre
3
... an Industry Training Centre
4
... a Government Skill Centre
5
or somewhere else?
6
(Some combination of these)
8
(Don't know)

Did you complete the course?

1
Yes
2
Still on it
3
No
If No to question Q.37 in Second Training Course section ASK Q.38
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_37 == 3

Why was this? PROBE FULLY - WRITE IN

Generic text

What was this course called? What skill were you training for? PROBE FOR EXACT NAME OF COURSE INCLUDING SUBJECT AND LEVEL. WRITE IN FULLY

Generic text

SHOWCARD C On this course did you obtain any qualifications? QUALIFICATION CODE

IF YES ASK FOR CODE NUMBER OF QUALIFICATIONS. IF MORE THAN ONE MENTIONED CODE THE ONE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER

Qualification code
88
No/none

How do you now think this period of training affected your long term job prospects? Has it ... READ OUT

1
... improved them a lot
2
... improved them a little
3
... made no difference
4
or would you have been better off not doing the training?
8
(Don't know)

Has respondent had more than two training courses?

INTERVIEWER CHECK BACK TO Q.21

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question secondtrainingcourse_i in Second Training Course section ASK 'THIRD TRAINING'
qc_secondtrainingcourse_i == 1
THIRD TRAINING COURSE
Now I would like to ask about your third training course.

When did this training course start? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did this training course start? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

How long did the course last?

1
Less than 2 weeks
2
2 - 4 weeks
3
Over 1 month - 3 months
4
Over 3 months - 6 months
5
Over 6 months - 1 year
6
Over 1 year - 2 years
7
Over 2 years
9
Still doing it
8
Don't know/Can't remember

Was this course .. READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
... full time
2
... block release
3
or day release?
4
(a mixture of both)
5
(Other)
8
(Don't know)
If ...full time to question Q.44 in Third Training Course section ASK Q.45
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_44 == 1

Was this a "TOPS" course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Was that mainly at ... READ OUT

CODE ONE ONLY

1
... a college
2
... an employer's training centre
3
... an Industry Training Centre
4
... a Government Skill Centre
5
or somewhere else?
6
(Some combination of these)
8
(Don't know)

Did you complete the course?

1
Yes
2
Still on it
3
No
If No to question Q.47 in Third Training Course section ASK Q.48
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_47 == 3

Why was this? PROBE FULLY - WRITE IN

Generic text

What was this course called? What skill were you training for? PROBE FOR EXACT NAME OF COURSE INCLUDING SUBJECT AND LEVEL. WRITE IN FULLY.

Generic text

SHOWCARD C On this course did you obtain any qualifications? QUALIFICATION CODE

IF YES ASK FOR CODE NUMBER OF QUALIFICATIONS. IF MORE THAN ONE MENTIONED, CODE THE ONE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER

Qualification code
88
No/none

How do you now think this period of training affected your long term job prospects? Has it ... READ OUT

1
... improved them a lot
2
... improved them a little
3
... made no difference
4
or would you have been better off not doing the training?
8
(Don't know)
If No to question Q.19 in Apprenticeship and Training section or No to question firsttrainingcourse_i in First Training Course section or No to question secondtrainingcourse_i in Second Training Course section GO TO Q.52
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_19 == 2 || qc_firsttrainingcourse_i == 2 || qc_secondtrainingcourse_i == 2

SHOWCARD C Apart from things you did on the training courses you have told me about, since you left school have you attempted to get any other qualifications?

1
Yes
2
No
EDUCATION SINCE SCHOOL
If No to question employment_i in Employment section or No to question Q.20 in Training section GO TO 'EDUCATION SINCE SCHOOL' ON PAGE 22
qc_employment_i == 2 || qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_20 == 2

SHOWCARD C Since leaving school have you attempted to get any qualifications?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.52 in Apprenticeship and Training section or Yes to question Q.1 in Education Since School section GO TO Q.2
qc_apprenticeshipandtraining_52 == 1 || qc_educationsinceschool_1 == 1

SHOWCARD C And have you actually obtained any qualifications since leaving school? (PROMPT IF NECESSARY Apart from those you got on training courses that you have already told me about)

1
Yes
2
No
3
Awaiting results
If Yes to question Q.2 in Education Since School section ASK Q.3
qc_educationsinceschool_2 == 1

SHOWCARD C What is the highest qualification you have achieved since leaving school? (PROMPT IF NECESSARY apart from those you got on training courses that you have already told me about). QUALIFICATION CODE

INTERVIEWER: Probe for the code number of the qualification that the respondent thinks is the highest. If respondent is not sure which is their highest, then take the most recent obtained qualification from those he/she is not sure about

Qualification code

SHOWCARD C And are you currently taking a course for any qualifications? (IF NECESSARY PROMPT apart from any training course which you have told me about already).

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question Q.2 in Education Since School section GO TO Q.5
qc_educationsinceschool_2 == 2

SHOWCARD C And are you currently taking a course for any qualifications? (IF NECESSARY PROMPT apart from any training course which you have told me about already).

1
Yes
2
No
If Awaiting results to question Q.2 or Yes to question Q.4 or Yes to question Q.5 in Education Since School section GO TO Q.6
qc_educationsinceschool_2 == 1 || qc_educationsinceschool_4 == 1 || qc_educationsinceschool_5 == 1

SHOWCARD C Which qualifications are you now attempting to obtain? QUALIFICATION CODE

INTERVIEWER Probe for the code number of the qualification. If more than one qualification is mentioned take the one with the highest number

Qualification code
INTERVIEWER NOW GO TO Q.2, 'HIGHEST QUALIFICATION' ON PAGE 23 AND ASK ABOUT THE COURSE CURRENTLY BEING TAKEN FOR THE QUALIFICATION CODED AT Q.6
If No to question Q.5 in Education since School section GO TO Q.7
qc_educationsinceschool_5 == 2

Can I just check, since leaving school, you have started at least one course but have not gained any qualifications.

A
Yes
B
No
If No to question Q.7 in Education since School section
qc_educationsinceschool_7 == B
INTERVIEWER CHECK ANSWERS AND FILTERS AT Q.1, 2 AND 5
HIGHEST QUALIFICATION OR CURRENT COURSE
THIS SECTION IS ABOUT THE COURSE LEADING TO THE HIGHEST QUALIFICATION GAINED SINCE LEAVING SCHOOL, OR THE COURSE CURRENTLY ON.
If No to question Q.4 in Education Since School GO TO 'HIGHEST QUALIFICATION', ON PAGE 23 AND ASK ABOUT THE QUALIFICATION CODED AT Q.3 ABOVE
qc_educationsinceschool_4 == 2

Now I want to ask you about the course which led to the highest qualification you have just told me about. REFER TO Q.3 ON PREVIOUS PAGE What was the full title of the course including the subject?

PROBE FOR EXACT NAME OF COURSE INCLUDING SUBJECT AND LEVEL. WRITE IN FULLY.

Generic text
NOW GO TO Q.3
THOSE CURRENTLY ON A COURSE START AT Q.2
qc_educationsinceschool_5 == 1

I want to ask you about the course you are now doing. What is the full title of the course including the subject?

PROBE FOR EXACT NAME OF COURSE INCLUDING SUBJECT AND LEVEL. WRITE IN FULLY.

Generic text

When did the course start? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did the course start? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

When did/does the course finish? WRITE IN CODES MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did/does the course finish? WRITE IN CODES YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

Did you take this course with a particular job or type of work in mind?

1
Yes, particular job or work
2
No
8
Don't know

SHOWCARD D Which of these types of course was it?

CODE ONE ONLY

1
Full time course
2
Sandwich course/course with work experience
3
Open University course
4
Correspondence course
5
Evening course in your own time
6
Part time or weekend course
7
Other type of course
8
Don't know
If Open University course, Correspondence course, Evening course in your own time, or Part time or weekend course to question Q.6 in Highest Qualification or Current Course section ASK Q.7
qc_highestqualification_6 >= 3 && qc_highestqualification_6 <= 6

Did you want to do a full time course at the time?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.7 in Highest Qualification or Current Course section ASK Q.8a)
qc_highestqualification_7 == 1

Was there any particular reason why you didn't do the course full-time?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.8a in Highest Qualification or Current Course section ASK b)
qc_highestqualification_8_a == 1

What reasons? WRITE IN

Generic text
NOW GO TO Q.17
If Full time course or Sandwich course/course with work experience to question Q.6 in Highest Qualification or Current Course section GO TO Q.9
qc_highestqualification_6 == 1 || qc_highestqualification_6 == 2

Did you get any grant while doing the course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If No or Don't know to question Q.9 in Highest Qualification or Current Course section ASK Q.10
qc_highestqualification_9 == 2 || qc_highestqualification_9 == 8

Did you apply for a grant for this course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.9 in Highest Qualification or Current Course section GO TO Q.11
qc_highestqualification_9 == 1

Where did you get your grant from?

IF MORE THAN ONE GRANT PROBE FOR LARGEST GRANT - CODE ONE ONLY

1
Local Education Authority
2
Central Government Department
3
SSRC/SRC/MRC
4
Professional organisation
5
Charitable organisation
6
TOPS/MSC allowance
7
Employer
9
Other (WRITE IN AND RING)
8
Don't know
Other

While you were studying on this course did you regularly get money from your parents?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Not applicable
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.12 in Highest Qualification or Current Course section ASK Q.13
qc_highestqualification_12 == 1

Did this bring your income up to or above the full grant level?

1
No, below full grant level
2
Yes, up to full grant level
3
Yes, above full grant level
8
Don't know
If Yes, No or Don't know to question Q.10 in Highest Qualification or Current Course section GO TO Q.14
qc_highestqualification_10 == 1 || qc_highestqualification_10 == 2 || qc_highestqualification_10 == 8

While you were studying on this course, did you regularly get money from your parents?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Not applicable
8
Don't know

Did you regularly get money from your husband/wife or partner?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Not applicable
8
Don't know

Did you get regular income from working during term time while you were doing the course? I don't mean vacation jobs.

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Did you have any serious financial problems while you were on the course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Did you have any serious problems with your studies on the course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

SHOWCARD E From this card please tell me who organised the course?

1
Technical College
2
Teacher Training College or College of Education
3
Further Education College
4
Tertiary College
5
Institute of Higher Education
6
Polytechnic or Central Institute
7
University/Open University
8
School or 6th form college
9
Adult Education Centre
10
Goverment Skill Centre
11
Private or Commercial College
12
Other
98
Don't know

How do you now think this course has affected your long term job prospects? Has it ... READ OUT

1
... improved them a lot
2
... improved them a little
3
... made no difference
4
or would you have been better off not doing the course?
8
(Don't know)

SHOWCARD C Since leaving school have you done any other courses of study for any qualifications, not counting any courses we have already talked about?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.7 in Education Since School section or Yes to question Q.21 in Highest Qualification or Current Course section GO TO Q.22 ON PAGE 25
qc_educationsinceschool_7 == A || qc_highestqualification_21 == 1

How many of these courses have been full-time courses? Not counting any we have already talked about.

RING CODE

0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8+
INTERVIEWER NOTE
(a) If a qualification was obtained through a series of modules or sub-courses - treat as a single course.
(b) If more than one qualification was obtained through one course of study - treat as a single course (e.g. 2 or more O levels or O and A at same time).
(c) Otherwise a series of qualifications (e.g. O levels THEN A levels) should be treated as separate courses.

How many of these courses have been part-time courses? Again not counting any we have already talked about.

RING CODE

0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8+
INTERVIEWER Add together the number of courses mentioned at Q.22 and Q.23 and record number below.

Total number of full-time or part-time courses.

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8+
INTERVIEWER
You must now record on the next page details of up to three of these courses. If there are more than three, then take the first three undertaken. REMEMBER you should not be including any courses already covered in APPRENTICESHIP or TRAINING or HIGHEST QUALIFICATION.
SUMMARY OF OTHER COURSES
_othercourse < 3 _othercourse < 3

When did the course start? Month

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did the course start? Year 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

And when did you finish it? Month

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

And when did you finish it? Year 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

Was the course ... READ OUT

1
full-time
2
or part-time?
3
(a mixture)

What was the full title of the course, including the subject? WRITE IN COURSE AND SUBJECT

Generic text

SHOWCARD C What qualifications were you studying for? ENTER QUALIFICATION CODE

PROBE: for code number of the qualification. If more than one mentioned then take the one with the highest code number.

Qualification code

Did you pass all the qualifications you were studying for on this course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Awaiting results/Don't know

FILTER INSTRUCTION Looking at the answers to Q.6 above, have you coded the answer "No" --- 2 for any of them?

A
Yes
B
No
If Yes to question Q.7 in Summary of Other Courses section YOU MUST ASK 'FIRST UNSUCCESSFUL COURSE' SECTION ABOUT THE FIRST COURSE CODED --- 2 AT Q.6
qc_summaryothercourses_7 == A
FIRST UNSUCCESSFUL COURSE
REFER BACK TO PAGE 26 TO GET START MONTH AND QUALIFICATION
Now I want to ask you about the course for ... (READ OUT TITLE OF COURSE) which you started in ... (READ OUT MONTH).

Firstly did you take this course with a particular job or type of work in mind or not?

1
Particular job or work
2
No
8
Don't know

SHOWCARD D Which of these types of course was it?

1
Full-time course
2
Sandwich course/Course with work experience
3
Open University
4
Correspondence course
5
Evening course in your own time
6
Part-time or weekend course
7
Other type of course
8
Don't know
If Full-time course or Sandwich course/Course with work experience to question Q.2 in First Unsucessful Course section ASK Q.3
qc_firstunsuccessfulcourse_2 == 1 || qc_firstunsuccessfulcourse_2 == 2

Did you get any grant while doing this course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If No or Don't know to question Q.3 in First Unsuccessful Course section ASK Q.4
qc_firstunsuccessfulcourse_3 == 2 || qc_firstunsuccessfulcourse_3 == 8

Did you apply for a grant for this course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.3 in First Unsuccessful Course section GO TO Q.5
qc_firstunsuccessfulcourse_3 == 1

Where did you get your grant from?

IF MORE THAN ONE GRANT PROBE FOR LARGEST GRANT, CODE ONE ANSWER ONLY

1
Local Education Authority
2
Central Government Department
3
SSRC/SRC/MRC
4
Professional organisation
5
Charitable organisation
6
TOPS/MSC allowance
7
Employer
9
Other (WRITE IN AND RING)
8
Don't know
Other

While you were studying on this course did you regularly get money from your parents?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Not applicable
8
Don't know

Did you regularly get money from your husband/wife or partner?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Not applicable
8
Don't know

Did you get regular income from working during term time while you were doing the course? I don't mean vacation jobs.

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Did you have any serious financial problems while you were on the course?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

SHOWCARD E From this card please tell me who organised the course.

1
Technical college
2
Teacher Training College or College of Education
3
Further Education College
4
Tertiary College
5
Institute of Higher Education
6
Polytechnic or Central Institute
7
University/Open University
8
School or 6th form College
9
Adult Education Centre
10
Government Skill Centre
11
Private or Commercial College
12
Other
98
Don't know

Did you stay until the end of the course or did you leave before that?

1
Stayed to end
2
Left before
If Left before to question Q.11 in First Unsuccessful Course section ASK Q.12
qc_firstunsuccessfulcourse_11 == 2

Why was this? WRITE IN

Generic text

Did you take any examinations which you failed, or did you leave without taking examinations?

1
Failed all examination(s)
2
Failed some examination(s) - passed other(s)
3
Left without taking examinations(s)
4
Not applicable - no exams

How do you now think this course has affected your long-term job prospects? Has it ... READ OUT ...

1
... Improved them a lot
2
... Improved them a little
3
... Made no difference
4
or would you better off not doing the course
8
(Don't know)
OTHER EDUCATION
ASK ALL

REFER TO DIARY AND RECORD DATE WHEN RESPONDENT FIRST LEFT SCHOOL OR 6th FORM COLLEGE. Month

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

REFER TO DIARY AND RECORD DATE WHEN RESPONDENT FIRST LEFT SCHOOL OR 6th FORM COLLEGE. Year 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year
Now I would just like to check some details about any O levels you got either at school or since leaving school.

Firstly, have you passed any O levels, Scottish O grades, or C.S.E. grade 1's at all, including O level passes at A level?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.2 in Other Education section ASK Q.3
qc_othereducation_2 == 1

How many O level passes, Scottish O grades, or C.S.E. grade 1's have you got in total, including O level passes at A level? RING NUMBER

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9+

Have you passed any A levels or Scottish H grades at all?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.4 in Other Education section ASK Q.5
qc_othereducation_4 == 1

How many A level passes or Scottish H grades have you passed? RING NUMBER

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9+
As you probably know, thousands of adults have difficulties with reading or writing at one time or another. It would help us if you could answer some questions about your own experience of reading and writing.

Since leaving school have you had problems with reading?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
7
Refused

and since leaving school have you had problems with writing or spelling?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
7
Refused
IF RESPONDENT HAS HAD ANY PROBLEMS WITH READING, WRITING OR SPELLING SINCE LEAVING SCHOOL ASK Q.7, IF NOT GO TO Q.9
qc_othereducation_6_a == 1 || qc_othereducation_6_b == 1

Do these problems now make anything difficult for you in your everyday life?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.7 in Other Education section ASK Q.8
qc_othereducation_7 == 1

What things in particular are made difficult for you? WRITE IN

Generic text
ASK ALL

Since leaving school have you had problems with number work or basic maths?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.9 in Other Education section ASK Q.10
qc_othereducation_9 == 1

Do these problems now make anything difficult for you in your everyday life?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.10 in Other Education section ASK Q.11
qc_othereducation_10 == 1

What things in particular are made difficult for you? WRITE IN

Long text
NOW GO TO Q.12
If No or Don't know to question Q.9 or No or Don't know to question Q.10 in Other Education section GO TO FILTER AT FOOT OF PAGE
qc_othereducation_9 == 2 || qc_othereducation_9 == 8 || qc_othereducation_10 == 2 || qc_othereducation_10 == 8

INTERVIEWER CHECK Have you coded yes at Q.6a) or Q.6b) or atQ.9?

A
Yes
B
No
If Yes to question Q.9 or Yes to question othereducation_i in Other Education section ASK Q.12
qc_othereducation_ 9 == 1 || qc_othereducation_i == A

Is there anything that you would like to do that you feel lack of reading or number skills prevents you from doing?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.12 in Other Education section ASK Q.13
qc_othereducation_12 == 1

What things in particular are you prevented from doing?

Long text
ASK ALL
I would now like to ask you about any classes or courses you have done since leaving school which did not lead to formal educational qualifications - I am interested in any courses you have done - evening classes, courses you have followed on television, courses organised by a Trade Union and so on. Since leaving school, have you ever taken any ... READ OUT EACH ITEM BELOW:

IF NECESSARY PROMPT: I don't mean courses which led to formal qualifications

-

1 - Yes

2 - No

8 - Don't know

Courses or classes to get better at reading or writing
Courses or classes to get better at figures or arithmetic
Courses or classes to help you do your job or get a better job
Courses or classes to develop physical fitness or skill in sport
Courses or classes to help you learn more about a hobby or handicraft
Any other type of course or class that did not lead to a formal qualification
IF YES to question Q.14f in Other Education section ASK g)
qc_othereducation_14_a-f$1;6 == 1

What subjects have you done in this/these other courses or classes?

Long text
EDUCATION PLANS
ASK ALL

At the moment are you seriously considering taking any (other)educational or training courses of any kind?

1
Yes
2
No/not sure
If No/not sure to question Q.1 in Education Plans section ASK Q.2
qc_educationplans_1 == 2

You say you are not considering taking any (other) courses. Is this because you just don't want to or would you like to but for some reason can't do any at present?

1
Don't want to
2
Want to but can't
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.1 in Education Plans section GO TO Q.3
qc_educationplans_1 == 1

Have you applied or are you about to apply for any courses?

1
Yes have applied
2
Yes about to apply
3
No not applied
8
Don't know
If Don't want to, Want to but can't or Don't know to question Q.2 or No not applied or Don't know to question Q.3 in Education Plans section GO TO Q.4
qc_educationplans_2 == 1 || qc_educationplans_2 == 2 || qc_educationplans_2 == 8 || qc_educationplans_3 == 3 || qc_educationplans_3 == 8

Since leaving school have you ever applied to do an education or training course which you did not actually go ahead and start?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.4 in Education Plans section ASK Q.5
qc_educationplans_4 == 1

Thinking about the last course you applied for but did not start, was it a course which would have led to qualifications which you do not now hold?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.5 in Education Plans section ASK Q.6
qc_educationplans_5 == 1

SHOWCARD C What qualification was the course for? QUALIFICATION CODE

PROBE FOR CODE NUMBER FROM THE SHOWCARD. IF MORE THAN ONE MENTIONED, TAKE THE ONE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER

Qualification code
98
Don't know

What was the main reason you did not go ahead with the course?

PROBE FOR MAIN REASON, WRITE IN

Generic text

Do you feel you need any advice about what education and training courses are available?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
NOW GO TO 'UNEMPLOYMENT' ON PAGE 32
If Yes have applied or Yes about to apply to question Q.3 in Education Plans section GO TO Q.9
qc_educationplans_3 == 1 || qc_educationplans_3 == 2

SHOWCARD C Will it lead to any qualifications? QUALIFICATION CODE

IF YES: PROBE FOR CODE NUMBER FROM THE SHOWCARD. IF MORE THAN ONE THEN TAKE THE ONE WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER

Qualification code
88
No/none
98
Don't know

What is the full title of the course including subject? PROBE FOR EXACT NAME OF COURSE INCLUDING SUBJECT AND LEVEL..

WRITE IN FULLY.

Generic text

SHOWCARD F Which of these types of course is it?

CODE ONE ONLY

9
TOPS course
1
Full time course
2
Sandwich course/course with work experience
3
Open University Course
4
Correspondence Course
5
Evening course in your own time
6
Part time or weekend course
7
Other type of course
8
Don't know/Combination of these

Are you taking this course with a particular job or type of work in mind?

1
Yes particular job/type of work
2
No
8
Don't know
UNEMPLOYMENT
INTERVIEWER REMINDER - UNEMPLOYMENT means being out of work AND wanting work. You do not have to be registered as unemployed. DO NOT INCLUDE - holidays or vacations while in full-time education.

Has the respondent had any periods of unemployment since leaving school?

INTERVIEWER CHECK BACK TO DIARY

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question unemployment_i in Unemployment section COLLECT DETAILS BELOW
qc_unemployment_i == 1
Can I now collect some details about any periods of unemployment you have had since leaving school.

Firstly, how many periods of unemployment have you had?

REFER TO DIARY

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9+
_period < 4 _period < 4
COLLECT DETAILS ON UP TO FOUR PERIODS OF UNEMPLOYMENT
IF RESPONDENT HAS HAD FIVE OR MORE COLLECT FIRST THREE AND LATEST PERIOD

Check Start Date MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

Check Start Date YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

Check Duration in months

ROUND TO THE NEAREST MONTH. IF LESS THAN 2 WEEKS CODE 00. IF 2 - 6 WEEKS CODE 01 IF STILL DOING, ENTER 99

How many

SHOWCARD G The Government runs schemes to help young people. Can I just check, have you ever been on any of these schemes?

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question Q.4 in Unemployment section ASK Q.5
qc_unemployment_4 == 2

Have you ever been offered a place on one?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.4 in Unemployment section GO TO Q.6
qc_unemployment_4 == 1

How many of these schemes have you been on?

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8+

When did you start your (last) scheme? MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

When did you start your (last) scheme? YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

And when did you finish? MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98 STILL DOING = 00 01

Month

And when did you finish? YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98 STILL DOING = 00 01

Year

Did you leave this scheme before it ended?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Still doing
If Yes to question Q.9 in Unemployment section ASK Q.10
qc_unemployment_9 == 1

Was this because you were offered a job or for some other reason?

1
Offered job
2
Other reason
8
Don't know

How do you now think this scheme has affected your long term job prospects? Has it ... READ OUT

1
... improved them a lot
2
... improved them a little
3
... made no difference
4
or would you have been better off not doing the scheme?
8
(Don't know)
INTERVIEWER CHECK

Is respondent unemployed and wanting work at the moment?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Waiting to take up a job
If No to question unemploymentIC_A ASK Q.B
qc_unemploymentIC_A == 2

Has the respondent had any period of unemployment in the last twelve months?

1
Yes
2
No
CURRENT JOB SEARCH
ASK ALL WHO ARE CURRENTLY UNEMPLOYED AND WANTING WORK
qc_unemploymentIC_A == 1

Are you registered with either a Jobcentre or Government Employment Office as looking for work?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Are you looking for full-time or part-time work?

1
Full-time
2
Part-time
3
Either/Not bothered
8
Don't know

Have you considered applying for a job which would mean moving house?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Has the respondent had a paid job since leaving school?

INTERVIEWER CHECK DIARY

A
Yes
B
No
If Yes to question Q.4 in Current Job Search section ASK Q.5
qc_currentjobsearch_4 == A

Have you considered applying for a job with less take home pay than your last job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Have you considered applying for a job which involved a lower level of skill or qualification than your last job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

During your period of unemployment have you had any contact with the Job Centre, Government Employment Office, or Professional and Executive Recruitment - P.E.R.?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.7 in Current Job Search section ASK Q.8
qc_currentjobsearch_7 == 1

Did you get to know of any specific job vacancies from them?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.8 in Current Job Search section ASK Q.9
qc_currentjobsearch_8 == 1

Did you apply for any of these?

1
Yes
2
No

How many jobs have you applied for in all during your period of unemployment?

0
None
1
One
2
Two
3
3 - 4
4
5 - 10
5
11 - 20
6
21+
8
Don't know how many
9
Don't know if applied
If One, Two, 3 - 4, 5 - 10, 11 - 20, 21+ or Don't know how many to question Q.10 in Current Job Search section ASK Q.11
qc_currentjobsearch_10 >= 1 && qc_currentjobsearch_10 <= 8

Thinking about the jobs you applied for since you became unemployed, would any have meant moving house?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Has the respondent had a paid job since leaving school?

INTERVIEWER CHECK Q.4

A
Yes
B
No
If Yes to question Q.12 in Current Job Search section ASK Q.13
qc_currentjobsearch_12 == A

Were any of the jobs you applied for, jobs with less take-home pay than your last job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Did any of the jobs involve a lower level of skill or qualification than your last job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

During the period you have been looking for work, have you been offered any jobs?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.15 in Current Job Search section ASK Q.16
qc_currentjobsearch_15 == 1

Did you accept or refuse the last offer you had?

1
Accepted
2
Refused
3
Still considering
8
Don't know
If Refused to question Q.16 in Current Job section ASK Q.17
qc_currentjobsearch_16 == 2

What was the main reason you refused that job? PROBE FOR MAIN REASON. WRITE IN FULLY.

Long text

INTERVIEWER SUMMARY CODE In answering Q.17 did the respondent mention housing or housing problems as the reason for refusing the job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Not sure/Don't know

Before today had you heard of the Government's ... READ OUT

CODE FIRST THAT APPLIES

1
... Special Temporary Employment Programme - the &quot;Step&quot; Scheme
2
... The Community Enterprise Programme - the &quot;Sep&quot; Scheme
3
or neither of these
NOW GO TO 'OUT OF THE LABOUR FORCE' ON PAGE 37
LATEST JOB SEARCH
ASK THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN UNEMPLOYED IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS BUT ARE NOT UNEMPLOYED NOW
qc_unemploymentIC_A == 3 || qc_unemploymentIC_B == 1

The last time you were unemployed, were you registered with either a Jobcentre or Government Employment Office as looking for work?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Were you looking for full time or part time work?

1
Full time
2
Part time
3
Either
8
Don't know

Has the job you took up involved you moving house?

1
Yes(or about to do so)
2
No
8
Don't know
3
Not applicable - did not get a job after last period of unemployment
If Yes(or about to do so), No or Don't know to question Q.3 in Latest Job Search section ASK Q.4
qc_latestjobsearch_3 == 1 || qc_latestjobsearch_3 == 2 || qc_latestjobsearch_3 == 8

Did the respondent have a paid job before the last period of unemployment?

INTERVIEWER CHECK DIARY

A
Yes
B
No
If Yes to question Q.4 in Latest Job Search section ASK Q.5
qc_latestjobsearch_4 == A

Does the job you took up pay you less than your last job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

Does the job you took up involve a lower level of skill or qualification than your last job?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know

While you were unemployed did you have any contact with the Job Centre, Government Employment Office or Professional and Executive Recruitment - P.E.R.?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.7 in Latest Job Search section ASK Q.8
qc_latestjobsearch_7 == 1

Did you get to know of any specific job vacancies from them?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.8 in Latest Job Search section ASK Q.9
qc_latestjobsearch_8 == 1

Did you apply for any of these?

1
Yes
2
No

How many jobs did you apply for in all while you were unemployed the last time?

0
None
1
One
2
Two
3
3 - 4
4
5 - 10
5
11 - 20
6
21+
8
Don't know how many
9
Don't know if applied
OUT OF LABOUR FORCE

Has respondent had any periods out of the labour force?

INTERVIEWER: CHECK BACK TO DIARY

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question outlabourforce_i ASK Q.1
qc_outlabourforce_i == 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF PERIODS OUT OF THE LABOUR FORCE

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9+
_period < 4 _period < 4
RECORD DETAILS OF PERIODS OUT OF LABOUR FORCE FROM DIARY. IF MORE THAN THREE RECORD FIRST THREE AND LATEST ONE. FOR EACH ONE ASK: What were you actually doing during this period?

CHECK START DATE MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Month

CHECK START DATE YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98

Year

CHECK END DATE MONTH

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98 IF STILL DOING CODE 00 01

Month

CHECK END DATE YEAR 19

DON'T KNOW/CAN'T REMEMBER = 98 IF STILL DOING CODE 00 01

Year

What were you actually doing during this period?

1
Housework
2
Prison/borstal
3
Unable to work due to long-term sickness/disability or handicap
4
Extended holiday
5
Other
INTERVIEWER CHECK

Is respondent currently out of the labour force?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question outlabourforceIC_A ASK B
qc_outlabourforceIC_A == 1

Recode from Q.4 what the respondent is currently doing.

1
Housework
2
Prison/borstal
3
Unable to work/sick disabled/handicapped
4
Extended holiday
5
Other
If unable to work/sick disabled/handicapped to question outlabourforceIC_B in Out of Labour Force section ASK Q.5
qc_outlabourforceIC_B == 3

Do you expect to take up paid employment at any time in the future?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If No or Don't know to question Q.5 in Out of Labour Force section ASK Q.6a)
qc_outlabourforce_5 == 2 || qc_outlabourforce_5 == 8

Do you regularly attend any training centre, workshop or day centre for the handicapped or disabled?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.6a in Out of Labour Force section ASK Q.6b)
qc_outlabourforce_6_a == 1

Can you tell me the name of the place you go to and the sort of things you do there? WRITE IN

Long text
NOW GO TO Q.4 OF 'SCHOOL AND WORK' ON PAGE 39
If Housework or Other to question outlabourforceIC_B in Out of Labour Force section GO TO Q.7
qc_outlabourforceIC_B == 1 || qc_outlabourforceIC_B == 5

Are you not working at present because you have to look after children or other people who need day time care, or is it for some other reason?

1
Yes, reasons include day time care
2
No, other reasons only
8
Don't know
If Extended holiday to question outlabourforceIC_B in Out of Labour Force section GO TO Q.8
qc_outlabourforceIC_B == 4

Do you expect to take up paid employment at any time in the future?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.5 or Yes to question Q.8 in Out of Labour Force section GO TO Q.9
qc_outlabourforce_5 == 1 || qc_outlabourforce_8 == 1

When do you expect to do so?

1
Within a month
2
Within 3 months
3
Within a year
4
Within 2 years
5
Within 5 years
6
Over 5 years
8
Not sure/don't know
7
Not at all/never
SCHOOL AND WORK
If No to question outlabourforce_i or No to question outlabouorforceIC_A or Prison/Borstal to question outlabouorforceIC_B or Don't know to question Q.8 or Within a month, Within 3 months, Within a year, Within 2 years, Within 5 years, Over 5 years or Not sure/don't know to question Q.9 in Out of Labour Force section GO TO Q.1 OF 'SCHOOL AND WORK' ON PAGE 39
qc_outlabourforce_i == 2 || qc_outlabourforceIC_A == 2 || qc_outlabourforceIC_B == 2 || qc_outlabourforce_8 == 8 || (qc_outlabourforce_9 >= 1 && qc_outlabourforce_9 <= 8

Please look at this list (SHOWCARD H) If you were looking for a job now what would be most important to you in choosing a job? First

CODE ONE ONLY IN EACH COLUMN

1
Convenient hours and conditions
2
Variety
3
Chance of promotion
4
The chance of being in charge of other people
5
The chance to be your own boss
6
A clean job
7
The opportunity of helping others
8
Not too much responsibility at first
9
Job security
10
Working with your hands
11
The need to use your head/to think
12
Outdoor work
13
Good pay
14
A friendly place to work
98
Don't know

And what would be the second most important? Second

CODE ONE ONLY IN EACH COLUMN

1
Convenient hours and conditions
2
Variety
3
Chance of promotion
4
The chance of being in charge of other people
5
The chance to be your own boss
6
A clean job
7
The opportunity of helping others
8
Not too much responsibility at first
9
Job security
10
Working with your hands
11
The need to use your head/to think
12
Outdoor work
13
Good pay
14
A friendly place to work
98
Don't know

And what would be third most important? Third

CODE ONE ONLY IN EACH COLUMN

1
Convenient hours and conditions
2
Variety
3
Chance of promotion
4
The chance of being in charge of other people
5
The chance to be your own boss
6
A clean job
7
The opportunity of helping others
8
Not too much responsibility at first
9
Job security
10
Working with your hands
11
The need to use your head/to think
12
Outdoor work
13
Good pay
14
A friendly place to work
98
Don't know
ASK ALL
SHOWCARD I I am going to read you some statements that people sometimes make about work. Thinking about your own experience and feelings can you please tell me how much you agree or disagree with each statement in turn.
-

1 - Strongly agree

2 - Agree

3 - Neither agree nor disagree

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

Work is the most important thing in life
In this country black people have as much chance as anybody else of getting a decent job
People think you are nobody, if you are unemployed
Having an enjoyable social life is more important than having an enjoyable job
Having a job gives people a sense of purpose
Most jobs are dull and boring
Any job is better than being unemployed
If a woman wants to, she can get ahead as easily as a man
The only reason for going out to work is the money

Have you ever had any careers advice about which job would be suitable for you?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.5 in School and Work section ASK Q.6
qc_schoolwork_5 == 1

SHOWCARD J Which, if any, of these sources of careers advice influenced you most? PROBE FOR ONE ANSWER

CODE ONE ONLY

1
Teacher at school
2
Govt. Careers Service/Youth Employment officer visiting school
3
Govt. Careers Service/Youth Employment officer outside school
4
College/university Careers Service
5
Careers consultant at Jobcentre including Occupational Guidance Unit
6
Careers Advice at Government Skill Centre
7
Private Careers consultant
8
Personnel Manager at work
9
Informal advice from family/friends
10
Other advice (WRITE IN AND RING)
11
None of these
98
Don't know
Other

Did the respondent leave school before May 1976?

INTERVIEWER CHECK BACK TO DIARY

A
Yes
B
No
If No or Don't know to question Q.5 or Yes to question schoolwork_i in School and Work section ASK Q.7
qc_schoolwork_5 == 2 || qc_schoolwork_5 == 8 || qc_schoolwork_i == A

Looking back, do you now feel you would have been better off if you had stayed on longer at school, or not?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
In No to question schoolwork_i in School and Work section GO TO Q.8
qc_schoolowrk_i == B

Looking back, do you now feel you would have been better off if you had left school earlier and started work earlier, or not?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If No or Don't know to question Q.8 in School and Work section ASK Q.9
qc_schoolwork_8 == 2 || qc_schoolwork_8 == 8

Do you think you would have been better off if you had left school earlier and continued your education elsewhere, or not?

1
Yes
2
No
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.7 or Yes to question Q.8 or Yes to question Q.9 in School and Work section ASK Q.10
qc_schoolwork_7 == 1 || qc_schoolwork_8 == 1 || qc_schoolwork_9 == 1

Is there anything in particular which stopped you doing this at the time?

1
Yes (WRITE IN AND RING)
2
No
8
Don't know
Generic text

I'd like to ask you about your secondary schooling. I'm going to read out some of the things that people say schools should do. I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is the job of schools to ... Prepare you for the day to day experiences of work?

READ OUT ITEMS (i) - (vii) IN TURN AND CODE AT a) BELOW.

1
No, not school's job
2
Don't know
A
Yes, is school's job
If CODE 'A' AT a) ASK b)
qc_schoolwork_11_a_i == A

Thinking about it now, how well did your school (READ OUT ITEM CODED 'A' AT a)) or weren't you taught that at all? CODE AT b) BELOW Prepare you for the day to day experiences of work?

3
Very well
4
Quite well
5
Not well
6
Didn't do it at all
8
Don't know

I'd like to ask you about your secondary schooling. I'm going to read out some of the things that people say schools should do. I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is the job of schools to ... Teach you about economic and political issues; the world of industry, commerce and government?

READ OUT ITEMS (i) - (vii) IN TURN AND CODE AT a) BELOW.

1
No, not school's job
2
Don't know
A
Yes, is school's job
If CODE 'A' AT a) ASK b)
qc_schoolwork_11_a_ii == A

Thinking about it now, how well did your school (READ OUT ITEM CODED 'A' AT a)) or weren't you taught that at all? CODE AT b) BELOW Teach you about economic and political issues; the world of industry, commerce and government?

3
Very well
4
Quite well
5
Not well
6
Didn't do it at all
8
Don't know

I'd like to ask you about your secondary schooling. I'm going to read out some of the things that people say schools should do. I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is the job of schools to ... Prepare you for managing your own household?

READ OUT ITEMS (i) - (vii) IN TURN AND CODE AT a) BELOW.

1
No, not school's job
2
Don't know
A
Yes, is school's job
If CODE 'A' AT a) ASK b)
qc_schoolwork_11_a_iii == A

Thinking about it now, how well did your school (READ OUT ITEM CODED 'A' AT a)) or weren't you taught that at all? CODE AT b) BELOW Prepare you for managing your own household?

3
Very well
4
Quite well
5
Not well
6
Didn't do it at all
8
Don't know

I'd like to ask you about your secondary schooling. I'm going to read out some of the things that people say schools should do. I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is the job of schools to ... (Is it the job of schools to) prepare you for being a parent?

READ OUT ITEMS (i) - (vii) IN TURN AND CODE AT a) BELOW.

1
No, not school's job
2
Don't know
A
Yes, is school's job
If CODE 'A' AT a) ASK b)
qc_schoolwork_11_a_iv == A

Thinking about it now, how well did your school (READ OUT ITEM CODED 'A' AT a)) or weren't you taught that at all? CODE AT b) BELOW (Is it the job of schools to) prepare you for being a parent?

3
Very well
4
Quite well
5
Not well
6
Didn't do it at all
8
Don't know

I'd like to ask you about your secondary schooling. I'm going to read out some of the things that people say schools should do. I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is the job of schools to ... Help you develop skills in sports and games?

READ OUT ITEMS (i) - (vii) IN TURN AND CODE AT a) BELOW.

1
No, not school's job
2
Don't know
A
Yes, is school's job
If CODE 'A' AT a) ASK b)
qc_schoolwork_11_a_v == A

Thinking about it now, how well did your school (READ OUT ITEM CODED 'A' AT a)) or weren't you taught that at all? CODE AT b) BELOW Help you develop skills in sports and games?

3
Very well
4
Quite well
5
Not well
6
Didn't do it at all
8
Don't know

I'd like to ask you about your secondary schooling. I'm going to read out some of the things that people say schools should do. I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is the job of schools to ... Help you make the most of your spare time?

READ OUT ITEMS (i) - (vii) IN TURN AND CODE AT a) BELOW.

1
No, not school's job
2
Don't know
A
Yes, is school's job
If CODE 'A' AT a) ASK b)
qc_schoolwork_11_a_vi == A

Thinking about it now, how well did your school (READ OUT ITEM CODED 'A' AT a)) or weren't you taught that at all? CODE AT b) BELOW Help you make the most of your spare time?

3
Very well
4
Quite well
5
Not well
6
Didn't do it at all
8
Don't know

I'd like to ask you about your secondary schooling. I'm going to read out some of the things that people say schools should do. I'd like you to tell me whether you think it is the job of schools to ... Teach you mathematics or arithmetic?

READ OUT ITEMS (i) - (vii) IN TURN AND CODE AT a) BELOW.

1
No, not school's job
2
Don't know
A
Yes, is school's job
If CODE 'A' AT a) ASK b)
qc_schoolwork_11_a_vii == A

Thinking about it now, how well did your school (READ OUT ITEM CODED 'A' AT a)) or weren't you taught that at all? CODE AT b) BELOW Teach you mathematics or arithmetic?

3
Very well
4
Quite well
5
Not well
6
Didn't do it at all
8
Don't know
CHECK THAT YOU HAVE ASKED PART b) FOR EACH ITEM CODED A ABOVE
NATURAL CHILDREN

Has the respondent had any children?

INTERVIEWER - CHECK BACK TO DIARY

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question naturalchildren_A in Natural Children section ASK B
qc_naturalchildren_A == 1

I'd like to ask you a few questions about the child(ren) you have had. Can I just check, you have had (READ OUT TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN FROM DIARY) child(ren) of your own, including stillbirths or children who are no longer alive? (EXCLUDE MISCARRIAGES. COUNT TWINS AS '2').

RING CODE BELOW

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8+
_child < 4 _child < 4
COMPLETE GRID FOR ALL CHILDREN MARKED ON DIARY. ENTER TWINS IN SEPARATE COLUMNS. IF MORE THAN FOUR CHILDREN, ENTER DETAILS OF LAST BORN CHILD UNDER 'FOURTH CHILD'. COMPLETE COLUMN FOR EACH CHILD IN TURN.

MONTH OF BIRTH ... YEAR OF BIRTH

Date of birth

SEX OF CHILD

1
Boy
2
Girl
8
Don't know

What did the child weigh at birth? LBS ... OZ

Pounds
Ounces in pound
9998
Don't know

Is the child still alive?

1
Yes
2
No
IF YES ASK Q.5.
qc_naturalchildren_4 == 1

Is the child living with you now?

1
Yes
2
No
IF YES GO TO NEXT CHILD.
IF NO ASK Q.6
qc_naturalchildren_5 == 2

How long has the child lived away from you?

1
Less than 6 months
2
6 months or more
GO TO NEXT CHILD
IF NO GO TO Q.7
qc_naturalchildren_4 == 2

How old was the child when he/she died?

1
Stillborn
2
Less than 24 hours
3
Less than 1 week
4
Less than 1 month
5
Less than 1 year
6
1 year or more
GO TO NEXT CHILD
WHEN DETAILS ENTERED FOR ALL CHILDREN, GO TO Q.8

Was the child born in (READ OUT DATE OF BIRTH OF MOST RECENT CHILD) ever breast-fed?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Child stillborn
8
Don't know
If Yes to question Q.8 in Natural Children section ASK Q.9
qc_naturalchildren_8 == 1

How long altogether, was this child breast-fed?

Include breast-feeding in combination with bottle feeding, and after weaning onto solid food.

1
Less than one month
2
1 month, less than 3
3
3 months, less than 6
4
6 months, less than 9
5
9 months or more
6
Still breast feeding
8
Don't know/can't remember
Now I want to ask you about lone parenthood - I mean having to bring up a child on your own because a relationship with a husband/wife or partner has broken down or ended.

Have you ever been a lone parent for a continuous period of one month or more?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.10 in Natural Children section ASK Q.11
qc_naturalchildren_10 == 1

How many times have you been a lone parent for one month or more?

1
Once
2
Twice
3
Three or more times

When did the (longest) period as a lone parent start and end? IF STILL CONTINUING, ENTER '00 01' IN 'ENDED' BOXES. STARTED Month

Don't know: 98

Month

When did the (longest) period as a lone parent start and end? IF STILL CONTINUING, ENTER '00 01' IN 'ENDED' BOXES. STARTED Year 19

Don't know: 98

Year

When did the (longest) period as a lone parent start and end? IF STILL CONTINUING, ENTER '00 01' IN 'ENDED' BOXES. ENDED Month

Don't know: 98

Month

When did the (longest) period as a lone parent start and end? IF STILL CONTINUING, ENTER '00 01' IN 'ENDED' BOXES. ENDED Year 19

Don't know: 98

Year
INTERVIEWER CHECK IF CURRENTLY LONE PARENT ('00 01' IN 'ENDED BOXES') GO TO 'HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION' PAGE 44. ALL OTHERS ASK Q.13
qc_naturalchildren_12_ii_a != '00' && qc_naturalchildren_12_ii_b != '01'

Can I just check, are you currently a lone parent?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question Q.13 in Natural Children section ASK Q.14
qc_naturalchildren_13 == 1

When did the current period as a lone parent start? Month

Don't know: 98

Month

When did the current period as a lone parent start? Year 19

Don't know: 98

Year
HOUSEHOLD COMPOSITION

I want to check where you normally live. Is it at this address or elsewhere?

SEE DEFINITIONS BELOW AND PROBE AS NECESSARY BEFORE CODING.

1
This address
2