G - Natural Children

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)).

Natural Children
N49244I Has respondent had any children
N49254I Total number of respondent's children
N49264I Dob first child
N49284I 1st child: date of birth - year
N49304I Sex of first child
N49314I Weight first child (pounds)
N49334I 1st child: weight - ounces
N49354I Is first child still alive
N49364I Is first child living with respondent
N49374I How long has first child lived away
N49384I Age of first child at death
N49394I Dob second child
N49414I 2nd child: date of birth - year
N49434I Sex of second child
N49444I Weight second child (pounds)
N49464I 2nd child: weight - ounces
N49484I Is second child still alive
N49494I Is second child living with respondent
N49504I How long has second child lived away
N49514I Age of second child at death
N49524I Dob third child
N49544I 3rd child: date of birth - year
N49564I Sex of third child
N49574I Weight third child (pounds)
N49594I 3rd child: weight - ounces
N49614I Is third child still alive
N49624I Is third child living with respondent
N49634I How long has third child lived away
N49644I Age of third child at death
N49654I Dob last child - month
N49674I 4th/latest child: date of birth - year
N49694I Sex of last child
N49704I Weight 4th/latest child (pounds)
N49724I 4th/latest child: weight - ounces
N49744I Is last child still alive
N49754I Is last child living with respondent
N49764I How long has last child lived away
N49774I Age of last child at death
N49784I Was last child ever breast-fed
N49794I Duration of breast-feeding
N50134I Has respondent been a lone parent
N50144I Number of periods of lone parenthood
N50154I Start longest period lone parent
N50174I Longest period of lone parenthood: start date - year
N50194I End longest period lone parent
N50214I Longest period of lone parenthood: end date - year
N50234I Is respondent currently a lone parent
N50244I Start current period lone parent
N50264I Current period of lone parenthood: start date - year