N - Leisure

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)).

N59134I Watched tv in the past 4 weeks
N59144I Read books in the past 4 weeks
N59154I Parties,dances or discos in past 4 weeks
N59164I Played sport in past 4 weeks
N59174I Visited friends or kin in past 4 weeks
N59184I Gone to cinema in the past 4 weeks
N59194I Gambled<including bingo> in past 4 weeks
N59204I Frequency of drinking
N59214I Pints of beer in last 7 days
N59234I Measures of spirits in last 7 days
N59254I Glasses of wine in last 7 days
N59274I Glasses of martini etc in last 7 days
N59294I Typicality of last week's drinking
N59504I Voluntary work in the past year
N59514I Additional voluntary work
N59524I Amount of voluntary work in past 4 weeks
N59534I Current youth club involvement
N59544I Past youth club involvement
N59554I Youth club helper
N59564I Newspaper readership
N59574I Which newspaper read
N59594I Whether voted in 1979 general election
N59604I Party voted for in 1979 general election
N59624I Current voting intentions
N59644I Past trades union membership
N59654I Trades union involvement
N59664I Current trades union membership
N59674I Religion
N59694I Attendance at religious meetings
N62604I Recoded religions
N63674I Type of voluntary work <1>
N63694I Type of voluntary work <2>
N63714I Type of voluntary work <3>
N59304I Ever smoked cigarettes,cigar or pipe
N59314I Current cigarette smoking
N59324I Ever smoked cigarettes regularly
N59334I Age last smoked cigarette
N59354I Number of cigarettes smoked per day
N59374I Sex, if female whether had baby
N59384I Smoking in year before pregnancy
N59394I Amount smoked in year before pregnancy
N59414I Change of smoking habits in pregnancy
N59424I Month of pregancy when change made
N59444I Type of change in smoking habits
N59454I Amount smoked after change
N59474I Others' smoking at home
N59484I Person who smokes at home
N59494I Spouse or partner's smoking habits