E - UnEmployment

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)).

Job Search
N47574I Registered currently as unemployed
N47584I Seeking part time or full time work now
N47594I Considered moving house for job<current>
N47604I Considered less pay for job <current>
N47614I Considered less skilled work <current>
N47624I Currently contact with job centre
N47634I Currently informed of vacancies
N47644I Currently applied for vacancies
N47654I Number of jobs currently applied for
N47664I Applied for job involved moving house
N47674I Applied for job with less pay
N47684I Applied for job with less skill
N47694I Had job offers
N47704I Outcome of last offer
N47714I Housing reason for refusing the job
N47724I Knowledge of govt special schemes
N47734I Last job search registered as unemployed
N47744I Last job search full or part time work
N47754I Last job search involved moving house
N47764I Last job search job taken paid less
N47774I Last job search job taken less skilled
N48134I Last job search contact with job centre
N48144I Last job search informed of vacancies
N48154I Last job search applied for vacancies
N48164I Last job search number of jobs applied
N64404I Why refused job <1>
N64424I Why refused job <2>
N64444I Why refused job <3>
Out of Labour Force
N48174I Ever out of labour force
N48184I Number of periods out of labour force
N48194I 1st period olf: start date - month
N48214I 1st period olf: start date - year
N48234I 1st period olf: endt date - month
N48254I 1st period olf: end date - year
N48274I First period olf activity
N48284I 2nd period olf: start date - month
N48304I 2nd period olf: start date - year
N48324I 2nd period olf: endt date - month
N48344I 2nd period olf: end date - year
N48364I Second period olf activity
N48374I 3rd period olf: start date - month
N48394I 3rd period olf: start date - year
N48414I 3rd period olf: endt date - month
N48434I 3rd period olf: end date - year
N48454I Third period olf activity
N48464I 4th/latest period olf: start date - month
N48484I 4th/latest period olf: start date - year
N48504I 4th/latest period olf: end date - month
N48524I 4th/latest period olf: end date - year
N48544I Last period olf activity
N48554I Whether currently out of labour force
N48564I Current olf activity
N48574I Employment expectation long term sick
N48584I Training centre attendance longterm sick
N48594I Involved in day time care of others
N48604I Employment expectation houseworkers
N48614I When expect to return to work if olf now
N62504I Total duration out of labour force
UnEmployment
N47154I Ever unemployed
N47164I Number of periods of unemployment
N47174I 1st unemployment period: start date - month
N47194I 1st unemployment period: start date - year
N47214I Length first spell unemployed -months
N47234I 2nd unemployment period: start date - month
N47254I 2nd unemployment period: start date - year
N47274I Length 2nd spell unemployed -months
N47294I 3rd unemployment period: start date - month
N47314I 3rd unemployment period: start date - year
N47334I Length 3rd spell unemployed -months
N47354I 4th/latest unemployment period: start date - month
N47374I 4th/latest unemployment period: start date - year
N47394I Length 4th-latest spell unemploy.-months
N47414I Ever been on govt special schemes
N47424I Ever had offer of special scheme
N47434I Number of special schemes
N47444I Only/last government scheme: start date - month
N47464I Only/last government scheme: start date - year
N47484I Only/last government scheme: end date - month
N47504I Only/last government scheme: end date - year
N47524I Left scheme before end
N47534I Reason left special scheme
N47544I Effect of special scheme on job prospect
N47554I Whether currently unemployed
N47564I Unemployed in last year
N62464I Total duration of unemployment
N62484I Duration longest period of unemployment