D - Education

The cohort members were 23 years old at the time of the 1981 interview, and had reached a stage in their life cycle marked by major transitions - for example, from school or full-time further and higher education to work, from dependent status in their families of origin to independent status as members or heads of new households, from single status to partnership with marriage partners or cohabitees, and from childlessness to parenthood. During the interview survey detailed information was been sought from these young adults about: Employment, unemployment and periods of out of the labour force (including details of economic status for each month since March 1974; dates and durations; occupation; industry; earnings; training; promotion, hours; job satisfaction; job choice; job behaviour; participation in government special schemes etc). Apprenticeship and training (including details of dates and durations; trades and skills; courses and qualifications; and reasons for non-completion etc). Post-school education (including details of dates and duration; courses; subjects; qualifications; failed courses; courses not leading to qualifications; planned courses; finance; literacy and numeracy problems etc). Marriage, cohabitation and children (including details of dates of marriage(s) and cohabitation(s); age and prior status of partner(s); abortion and miscarriage; dates of birth and birthweight of children and experience of lone parenthood, etc). Housing and household (including details of household composition; type and tenure of housing; amenities; housing costs; home ownership aspiration; leaving home; homelessness, etc). Family income, savings and investment (including details of state benefits; other payments from outside the household; savings investments and inheritances). Respondent reported health state and health related behaviour (including details of smoking, drinking, handicap, migraine, epilepsy, asthma and wheezy bronchitis, other conditions requiring regular medical supervision, accidents, hospital admittances and emotional problems). Voluntary activity and leisure, etc (including details of the nature and frequency of activities; religion; voting behaviour; trade union membership; and newspaper readership). Malaise Inventory (a 24 item inventory completed by the respondents at the completion of the interview. This is a measure indicating a tendency towards non-clinical depression developed by the Institute of Psychiatry from the Cornell Medical Index (Rutter and others, 1970)).

Other Courses
N45644I 1st other course: start date - month
N45664I 1st other course: start date - year
N45684I 1st other course: end date - month
N45704I 1st other course: end date - year
N45724I First other course type
N45734I First other course qualification
N45754I First other course pass
N46134I 2nd other course: start date - month
N46154I 2nd other course: start date - year
N46174I 2nd other course: end date - month
N46194I 2nd other course: end date - year
N46214I Second other course type
N46224I Second other course qualification
N46244I Second other course pass
N46254I 3rd other course: start date - month
N46274I 3rd other course: start date - year
N46294I 3rd other course: end date - month
N46314I 3rd other course: end date - year
N46334I Third other course type
N46344I Third other course qualification
N46364I Third other course pass
N62234I Subject of first other course
N62264I Recoded level of first other course
N62284I Subject of second other course
N62314I Recoded level of second other course
N62334I Subject of third other course
N62364I Recoded level of third other course
Other Education
N46514I Date left school/6th form college - month
N46534I Date left school/6th form college - year
N46554I Whether 'o' levels passed
N46564I Number of 'o' levels passed
N46574I Whether 'a' levels passed
N46584I Number of 'a' levels passed
N46594I Problems with reading
N46604I Problems with writing or spelling
N46614I Do literacy problems make life difficult
N46624I Problems with maths
N46634I Do maths problems make life difficult
N46644I Do reading,maths problems restrict you
N46654I Done courses in reading or writing
N46664I Done courses in arithemetic
N46674I Done courses to help in job
N46684I Done courses for fitness or sport
N46694I Done courses for hobby or handicrafts
N46704I Done any other course with no qualific.
N64284I Literacy problem <1>
N64294I Literacy problem <2>
N64304I Literacy problem <3>
N64314I Numeracy problem <1>
N64324I Numeracy problem <2>
N64334I Things literacy,numeracy problem prevent
N64344I Subject of other course <1>
N64364I Subject of other course <2>
N64384I Subject of other course <3>
Plans
N46714I Considering other courses
N46724I Why not considering other courses
N46734I Whether applied for other courses
N46744I Ever applied for and not started course
N46754I Was course for new qualification
N46764I Qualification <on course not started>
N46784I Is education advice needed
N46794I Proposed course qualification
N47134I Type of proposed course
N47144I Proposed course taken with job in mind?
N63254I Why did not go ahead with course <1>
N63274I Why did not go ahead with course <2>
N63294I Why did not go ahead with course <3>
N63734I Subject of planned course
N63764I Recoded level of planned course
Since School
N45274I Any qualification attempts<non-trainees>
N45284I Qualifications obtained<except training>
N45294I Highest qualification obtained
N45314I Currently doing a course ? <have quals.>
N45324I Currently doing a course ? <no quals.>
N45334I Current qualification attempted
N45354I Highest qualification/current course: start date - month
N45374I Highest qualification/current course: start date - year
N45394I Highest qualification/current course: end date - month
N45414I Highest qualification/current course: end date - year
N45434I Was course taken with job in mind ?
N45444I Type of course
N45454I Wanted to do course full-time ?
N45464I Was there a reason why course not f.t.?
N45474I Was grant paid ?
N45484I Was grant applied for ?
N45494I Where grant was from
N45504I Money from parents<in addition to grant>
N45514I Adequacy of parental money
N45524I Money from parents <no grant>
N45534I Money from spouse or partner
N45544I Money from working
N45554I Financial problems during course
N45564I Study problems during course
N45574I Who organised course
N45594I Long-term job prospects
N45604I Other courses for qualifications
N45614I Number of other full-time courses
N45624I Number of other part-time courses
N45634I Number of all other courses
N62184I Subject of high qual.or current course
N62214I Recoded level of high.qual.or curr.crse.
N62444I Total duration of courses
N64254I Why highqual crse not fulltime <1>
N64264I Why highqual crse not fulltime <2>
N64274I Why highqual crse not fulltime <3>
Unsuccessful Course
N46374I Was failed course taken with job in mind
N46384I Type of failed course
N46394I Was grant paid on failed course?
N46404I Was grant applied for <failed course>
N46414I Where grant was from <failed course>
N46424I Money from parents <failed course>
N46434I Money from spouse,partner<failed course>
N46444I Money from working <failed course>
N46454I Financial problems during failed course
N46464I Who organised failed course
N46484I When left failed course
N46494I Were examinations failed
N46504I Long-term job prospects failed course
N63194I Why left failed course <1>
N63214I Why left failed course <2>
N63234I Why left failed course <3>