H - Household Composition

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)).

Household Composition
N50284I Normal address
N50294I Current type of residence
N50304I Whether family also stays in institution
N50314I Whether lives alone or with others
N50324I Shares sitting room with others
N50334I Shares a meal with others
N50344I Number of other people in household
N50364I Household members 1st person
N50374I Sex of 1st household member
N50384I Age of 1st household member
N50394I Household members 2nd person
N50404I Sex of 2nd household member
N50414I Age of 2nd household member
N50424I Household members 3rd person
N50434I Sex of 3rd household member
N50444I Age of 3rd household member
N50454I Household members 4th person
N50464I Sex of 4th household member
N50474I Age of 4th household member
N50484I Household members 5th person
N50494I Sex of 5th household member
N50504I Age of 5th household member
N50514I Household members 6th person
N50524I Sex of 6th household member
N50534I Age of 6th household member
N50544I Household members 7th person
N50554I Sex of 7th household member
N50564I Age of 7th household member
N50574I Household members 8th person
N50584I Sex of 8th household member
N50594I Age of 8th household member
N50604I Household members 9th person
N50614I Sex of 9th household member
N50624I Age of 9th household member
N50634I Household members 10th person
N50644I Sex of 10th household member
N50654I Age of 10th household member