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ncds_91_yls74
Confidential
National Child Development Study - Stage 5
Your Life Since 1974
To give us an idea of some of the things you have been doing in recent years, and to help the interviewer complete the main interview with you, we would like you to fill in this questionnaire. Instructions on how to fill it in are given on the next page.
What we want you to do
We would like to know about some of the things that have happened to you in recent years.
It is not always easy to remember details of events that may have happened some time ago, so we are concentrating on just a few things - like leaving school, getting married, the birth of children, changing jobs, changing address and so on. We want you to answer just a few simple questions about each of these topics.
You will see that we are particularly concerned about when things happen. We have provided a Calendar over the page covering the period we are interested in. We hope that this may help you remember when things happened and in what order, and so make it easier to complete this questionnaire. Your birthday is already marked each year - please mark other dates which are important to you on the calendar if you think it will help you sort things out.
If you can't remember exact dates, please just make the best guess you can, so for instance, if you know you moved house between January and March but can't remember precisely when, then just record it as February.
Your completed questionnaire will be collected by our interviewer.
Please keep it safe!
We've tried to make this form easy for you to fill in. If you need help please ask the interviewer when he/she calls.
Relationships and Marriage

Have you ever been legally married? (Please ring one number)

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever lived as a couple for one month or more with someone (male or female) to whom you were not legally married at that time?

1
Yes
2
No

What is your current legal marital status? (Please ring one number)

1
Single and never married
2
Married, first and only marriage
3
Re-married, second or later marriage
4
Separated
5
Divorced
6
Widowed
If you have ever married or cohabited - that is lived as a couple for one month or more - please give details for each marriage or cohabitation by answering questions (a) - (i) opposite.
qc_3 >= 2 && qc_3 <= 6
Marriage/Living as Married
You should start with your first marriage or cohabitation, and go on to pages 6 and 7 if you have had more than four marriages or periods of cohabitation. Don't forget your current situation.
_marriagecohabitation < 12

When did you start living with this person?

Generic date

Were you married or living as a couple at this time?

1
Married
2
Living as a couple
If Living as a couple to question 4b ANSWER c)
qc_4_b == 2

Did you get married to this person?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 4c ANSWER d)
qc_4_c == 1

When did you get married?

Generic date

How old was your spouse or partner when you started living together? AGE IN YEARS

Age

Sex of partner:

1
Male
2
Female

What was the legal status of your spouse or partner before you started living together?

1
Single
2
Legally married
3
Legally separated
4
Divorced
5
Widowed

Is your relationship with this partner still going on?

1
Yes
2
No
If No to question 4h ANSWER i)
qc_4_h == 2

When did you stop living together?

Generic date
If you have never married or cohabited for one month or more, please continue at Q.5 on page 8.
Children

Have you ever had or fathered any children of your own, including stillborn children and those that have since died?

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 5 PLEASE ANSWER Q6
qc_5 == 1
Please give details for each child by answering questions (a) - (e) opposite. You should start with your first child. If you have had more than four children continue on pages 10 and 11.
If you had twins, or a multiple birth, please fill in a separate column for each child.
_child < 12

Name: (Please write in)

Generic text

Date of birth:

Date of birth

Sex:

1
Boy
2
Girl
3
(Not sure)

Birthweight: POUNDS (lbs) ... OUNCES (oz)

Pounds
Ounces in pound

Where is the child now?

1
Living with you
2
Living elsewhere
3
Stillborn
4
Died (please give date below)
If Died (please give date below) to question 6e
qc_6_e == 4

Date child died:

Date of death
Jobs

Including any job you have now, how many paid jobs have you had in total since you left school? (See notes below).

How many
Notes to help you count the number of jobs you have had
Include any job, full-time or part-time, which you did for at least a month.
If you changed the kind of work you did while working for an employer, count this as still the same job. Only a change of employer counts as a change of job.
If you have worked in a Government Department, school or hospital, count as a change of job any change of Government Department, school or hospital.
If you had a period of "temping", or free-lancing, or consultancy, or self-employed contract work, count the whole period as one job.
Include work in sheltered workshops.
Don't count work experience, sandwich jobs or holiday jobs while you were in full-time education.
If you went on maternity leave or sick leave and went back to the same job, count the whole period as one job.
Don't count time spent on a Government work or training scheme.
If you have never had a paid job lasting at least a month please go to Q9 on page 16.
If you have had a paid job for at least a month please answer Q8 below.
qc_7 > '0'
Jobs lasting a month or more
Please give details of each paid job you have done which lasted at least a month, by answering questions (a) - (f). Please start with your first job and work forwards to your current or last job. If you have had more than four jobs continue on pages 14 and 15.
_job < && (_job <= qc_7) AND (_job < 13)

Date job started:

Generic date

Date job ended: MONTH (Jan = 01, Feb = 02 etc) ... YEAR 19--

Month of year
Year

Was job full-time or part-time?

1
Full-time
2
Part-time
Full-time = 30 hours/week or more
Part-time = less than 30 hours/week

Were you an employee?

1
Employee
2
Self-employed
3
&quot;Temping&quot;
"Temping" = a series of jobs for one or more agencies

What was your job title when you started this job?

Generic text

What kind of work did you do most of the time?

Generic text
Not in a job

Since leaving school has there been any period of a month or more when you did not have a paid job and when your situation was best described by one of the categories listed below? Please do not give details of anything you may have done at the same time as having a paid job.

1
Unemployed and seeking work
2
Government Training or work scheme
3
Full-time education
4
Full-time housework or childcare
5
Unable to work because of sickness or handicap (do not count being on sick leave)
6
Other
7
I have had a paid job all the time from leaving school until now
If Unemployed and seeking work, Government Training or work scheme, Full-time education, Full-time housework or childcare, Unable to work because of sickness or handicap (do not count being on sick leave) or Other to Question 9 PLEASE ANSWER Q1O BELOW
qc_9 >= 1 && qc_9 <= 6
Please give details of each period by answering questions (a) - (c) opposite. You should start with the first period.
If you were unemployed for a period, then went on a training scheme, please count this as two separate periods.
If you were on maternity leave or sick leave from a job, and then went back to the same job, do not count that as time not in job.
(Continue on pages 18 and 19 if necessary.)
_period < 12

Date period started:

Generic date

Date period ended: MONTH (Jan = 01, Feb = 02 etc) ... YEAR 19--

Month of year
Year

What were you doing during this time?

1
Unemployed and seeking work
2
Government Training scheme
3
Full-time education
4
Full-time housework or childcare
5
Unable to work because of sickness or handicap
6
Other

Please give more details of what you were doing below

Generic text
Housing

At how many different addresses have you lived for one month or more since you were 16 including the address you were living at then?

How many
If you were based at an address, but spent short periods away from it, count the whole period at this address as one address.
If you left an address and then went back to it later after living in other places, count this as two addresses.
Please give details for each address by answering questions (a) - (g) opposite. You should start with your address when you were 16.
(If you have lived at more than four addresses continue on pages 22-24)
_address < && (_address <= qc_11) AND (_address < 17)

Name of town (or nearest town) Please write in

Generic text

Date moved in:

Generic date

Date moved out: (If you are still living at this address write in 00) MONTH (Jan = 01, Feb = 02 etc) ... YEAR 19--

Month of year
Year

What kind of accommodation did you occupy?

1
Detached house or bungalow
2
Semi-detached house or bungalow
3
Terraced house
4
Purpose built flat or maisonette
5
Self-contained flat or maisonette in a converted building
6
Room(s), not self contained
7
Other (Please write in)
Other

When you moved in what other adults shared your accommodation?

1
No-one else
2
Spouse or partner
3
Parents or parents-in-law
4
Other relatives
5
Friends
6
Others

When you moved in were you (or your partner) ... Ring one number only

1
the outright owner(s)
2
buying with a mortgage or loan
3
renting from Council or New Town
4
renting privately
5
renting from Housing Association
6
living rent free
7
living in parental home
8
other arrangement

What was your main reason for moving at this time? ... Ring one number only

1
wanted larger/better home
2
because of work/partner&#39;s work
3
relationship began/ended
4
wanted to buy/rent own home
5
no choice (eg parents moved, evicted etc)
6
other (Please write in)
Other
That is the end of the questionnaire. Thank you for filling it in.
Your completed questionnaire will be collected by our interviewer.
Please keep it safe!
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ncds_91_yls74

Confidential
National Child Development Study - Stage 5
Your Life Since 1974
To give us an idea of some of the things you have been doing in recent years, and to help the interviewer complete the main interview with you, we would like you to fill in this questionnaire. Instructions on how to fill it in are given on the next page.
What we want you to do
We would like to know about some of the things that have happened to you in recent years.
It is not always easy to remember details of events that may have happened some time ago, so we are concentrating on just a few things - like leaving school, getting married, the birth of children, changing jobs, changing address and so on. We want you to answer just a few simple questions about each of these topics.
You will see that we are particularly concerned about when things happen. We have provided a Calendar over the page covering the period we are interested in. We hope that this may help you remember when things happened and in what order, and so make it easier to complete this questionnaire. Your birthday is already marked each year - please mark other dates which are important to you on the calendar if you think it will help you sort things out.
If you can't remember exact dates, please just make the best guess you can, so for instance, if you know you moved house between January and March but can't remember precisely when, then just record it as February.
Your completed questionnaire will be collected by our interviewer.
Please keep it safe!
We've tried to make this form easy for you to fill in. If you need help please ask the interviewer when he/she calls.

Relationships and Marriage

Have you ever been legally married? (Please ring one number)
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever lived as a couple for one month or more with someone (male or female) to whom you were not legally married at that time?
1
Yes
2
No
What is your current legal marital status? (Please ring one number)
1
Single and never married
2
Married, first and only marriage
3
Re-married, second or later marriage
4
Separated
5
Divorced
6
Widowed

Marriage/Living as Married

You should start with your first marriage or cohabitation, and go on to pages 6 and 7 if you have had more than four marriages or periods of cohabitation. Don't forget your current situation.

_marriagecohabitation < 12

When did you start living with this person?
Generic date
Were you married or living as a couple at this time?
1
Married
2
Living as a couple
Did you get married to this person?
1
Yes
2
No
When did you get married?
Generic date
How old was your spouse or partner when you started living together? AGE IN YEARS
Age
Sex of partner:
1
Male
2
Female
What was the legal status of your spouse or partner before you started living together?
1
Single
2
Legally married
3
Legally separated
4
Divorced
5
Widowed
Is your relationship with this partner still going on?
1
Yes
2
No
When did you stop living together?
Generic date
If you have never married or cohabited for one month or more, please continue at Q.5 on page 8.

Children

Have you ever had or fathered any children of your own, including stillborn children and those that have since died?
1
Yes
2
No
Please give details for each child by answering questions (a) - (e) opposite. You should start with your first child. If you have had more than four children continue on pages 10 and 11.
If you had twins, or a multiple birth, please fill in a separate column for each child.

_child < 12

Name: (Please write in)
Generic text
Date of birth:
Date of birth
Sex:
1
Boy
2
Girl
3
(Not sure)
Birthweight: POUNDS (lbs) ... OUNCES (oz)
Pounds
Ounces in pound
Where is the child now?
1
Living with you
2
Living elsewhere
3
Stillborn
4
Died (please give date below)
Date child died:
Date of death

Jobs

Including any job you have now, how many paid jobs have you had in total since you left school? (See notes below).
How many
Notes to help you count the number of jobs you have had
Include any job, full-time or part-time, which you did for at least a month.
If you changed the kind of work you did while working for an employer, count this as still the same job. Only a change of employer counts as a change of job.
If you have worked in a Government Department, school or hospital, count as a change of job any change of Government Department, school or hospital.
If you had a period of "temping", or free-lancing, or consultancy, or self-employed contract work, count the whole period as one job.
Include work in sheltered workshops.
Don't count work experience, sandwich jobs or holiday jobs while you were in full-time education.
If you went on maternity leave or sick leave and went back to the same job, count the whole period as one job.
Don't count time spent on a Government work or training scheme.
If you have never had a paid job lasting at least a month please go to Q9 on page 16.

Jobs lasting a month or more

Please give details of each paid job you have done which lasted at least a month, by answering questions (a) - (f). Please start with your first job and work forwards to your current or last job. If you have had more than four jobs continue on pages 14 and 15.

_job < && (_job <= qc_7) AND (_job < 13)

Date job started:
Generic date
Date job ended: MONTH (Jan = 01, Feb = 02 etc) ... YEAR 19--
Month of year
Year
Was job full-time or part-time?
1
Full-time
2
Part-time
Full-time = 30 hours/week or more
Part-time = less than 30 hours/week
Were you an employee?
1
Employee
2
Self-employed
3
&quot;Temping&quot;
"Temping" = a series of jobs for one or more agencies
What was your job title when you started this job?
Generic text
What kind of work did you do most of the time?
Generic text

Not in a job

Since leaving school has there been any period of a month or more when you did not have a paid job and when your situation was best described by one of the categories listed below? Please do not give details of anything you may have done at the same time as having a paid job.
1
Unemployed and seeking work
2
Government Training or work scheme
3
Full-time education
4
Full-time housework or childcare
5
Unable to work because of sickness or handicap (do not count being on sick leave)
6
Other
7
I have had a paid job all the time from leaving school until now
Please give details of each period by answering questions (a) - (c) opposite. You should start with the first period.
If you were unemployed for a period, then went on a training scheme, please count this as two separate periods.
If you were on maternity leave or sick leave from a job, and then went back to the same job, do not count that as time not in job.
(Continue on pages 18 and 19 if necessary.)

_period < 12

Date period started:
Generic date
Date period ended: MONTH (Jan = 01, Feb = 02 etc) ... YEAR 19--
Month of year
Year
What were you doing during this time?
1
Unemployed and seeking work
2
Government Training scheme
3
Full-time education
4
Full-time housework or childcare
5
Unable to work because of sickness or handicap
6
Other
Please give more details of what you were doing below
Generic text

Housing

At how many different addresses have you lived for one month or more since you were 16 including the address you were living at then?
How many
If you were based at an address, but spent short periods away from it, count the whole period at this address as one address.
If you left an address and then went back to it later after living in other places, count this as two addresses.
Please give details for each address by answering questions (a) - (g) opposite. You should start with your address when you were 16.
(If you have lived at more than four addresses continue on pages 22-24)

_address < && (_address <= qc_11) AND (_address < 17)

Name of town (or nearest town) Please write in
Generic text
Date moved in:
Generic date
Date moved out: (If you are still living at this address write in 00) MONTH (Jan = 01, Feb = 02 etc) ... YEAR 19--
Month of year
Year
What kind of accommodation did you occupy?
1
Detached house or bungalow
2
Semi-detached house or bungalow
3
Terraced house
4
Purpose built flat or maisonette
5
Self-contained flat or maisonette in a converted building
6
Room(s), not self contained
7
Other (Please write in)
Other
When you moved in what other adults shared your accommodation?
1
No-one else
2
Spouse or partner
3
Parents or parents-in-law
4
Other relatives
5
Friends
6
Others
When you moved in were you (or your partner) ... Ring one number only
1
the outright owner(s)
2
buying with a mortgage or loan
3
renting from Council or New Town
4
renting privately
5
renting from Housing Association
6
living rent free
7
living in parental home
8
other arrangement
What was your main reason for moving at this time? ... Ring one number only
1
wanted larger/better home
2
because of work/partner&#39;s work
3
relationship began/ended
4
wanted to buy/rent own home
5
no choice (eg parents moved, evicted etc)
6
other (Please write in)
Other
That is the end of the questionnaire. Thank you for filling it in.
Your completed questionnaire will be collected by our interviewer.
Please keep it safe!
Name

Cohort Member Your Life Since 1974