Main Survey

Dataset documentation

Understanding Society collects information from everyone aged 10 and over. Around 40,000 UK households have contributed to the Study. For more background information read our About Understanding Society Guide.

If you are new to using Understanding Society our Getting Started Guide will help you start working with the dataset. Our list of key variables for the analysis of individual response data may also help you.

All Waves (284 Datafiles)

Datafile Description UKHLS BHPS
indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
hhresp Substantive data from responding households 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
child Contains information about respondent’s children 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B12, B13, B17
income Income and payment information 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
empstat Employment history 1, 5
lifemst Contains information about employment status spells B2, B11, B12
lifejob Contains information about jobs held in employment spells B3
jobhist Employment history B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
cohab Information about previous spells of cohabitation 1, 6
marriage Information about previous marriages 1, 6
cohabit Information about previous spells of cohabitation B2, B11, B12
marriag Information about previous marriages B2, B11, B12
natchild Information about natural children 1, 6
adopt Adopted and step-child information 1, 6
newborn Information about each newborn child 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
childnt Information about natural children B2, B11, B12
childad Adopted and step-child information B2, B11, B12
chmain Details of child maintenance 3, 5, 7
parstyle Details of parenting styles 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18
callrec Call records 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
issue Information about households issued to interviewers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
jobhstd Contains information from the employment history, based on dependent interviewing B16, B17, B18

Wave B1 (7 Datafiles)

Title Description
ba_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
ba_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
ba_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
ba_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
ba_income Income and payment information
ba_jobhist Employment history
ba_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B2 (13 Datafiles)

Title Description
bb_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bb_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bb_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bb_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bb_income Income and payment information
bb_lifemst Contains information about employment status spells
bb_jobhist Employment history
bb_cohabit Information about previous spells of cohabitation
bb_marriag Information about previous marriages
bb_childnt Information about natural children
bb_childad Adopted and step-child information
bb_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bb_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B3 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bc_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bc_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bc_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bc_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bc_income Income and payment information
bc_lifejob Contains information about jobs held in employment spells
bc_jobhist Employment history
bc_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bc_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B4 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bd_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bd_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bd_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bd_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bd_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bd_income Income and payment information
bd_jobhist Employment history
bd_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bd_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B5 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
be_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
be_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
be_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
be_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
be_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
be_income Income and payment information
be_jobhist Employment history
be_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
be_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B6 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bf_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bf_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bf_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bf_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bf_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bf_income Income and payment information
bf_jobhist Employment history
bf_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bf_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B7 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bg_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bg_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bg_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bg_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bg_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bg_income Income and payment information
bg_jobhist Employment history
bg_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bg_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B8 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bh_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bh_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bh_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bh_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bh_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bh_income Income and payment information
bh_jobhist Employment history
bh_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bh_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B9 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bi_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bi_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bi_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bi_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bi_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bi_income Income and payment information
bi_jobhist Employment history
bi_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bi_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B10 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bj_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bj_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bj_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bj_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bj_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bj_income Income and payment information
bj_jobhist Employment history
bj_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bj_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B11 (14 Datafiles)

Title Description
bk_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bk_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bk_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bk_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bk_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bk_income Income and payment information
bk_lifemst Contains information about employment status spells
bk_jobhist Employment history
bk_cohabit Information about previous spells of cohabitation
bk_marriag Information about previous marriages
bk_childnt Information about natural children
bk_childad Adopted and step-child information
bk_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bk_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B12 (15 Datafiles)

Title Description
bl_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bl_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bl_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bl_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bl_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bl_income Income and payment information
bl_lifemst Contains information about employment status spells
bl_jobhist Employment history
bl_cohabit Information about previous spells of cohabitation
bl_marriag Information about previous marriages
bl_childnt Information about natural children
bl_childad Adopted and step-child information
bl_child Contains information about respondent’s children
bl_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bl_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B13 (10 Datafiles)

Title Description
bm_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bm_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bm_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bm_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bm_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bm_income Income and payment information
bm_jobhist Employment history
bm_child Contains information about respondent’s children
bm_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bm_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B14 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bn_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bn_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bn_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bn_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bn_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bn_income Income and payment information
bn_jobhist Employment history
bn_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bn_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B15 (9 Datafiles)

Title Description
bo_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bo_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bo_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bo_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bo_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bo_income Income and payment information
bo_jobhist Employment history
bo_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bo_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households

Wave B16 (10 Datafiles)

Title Description
bp_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bp_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bp_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bp_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bp_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bp_income Income and payment information
bp_jobhist Employment history
bp_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bp_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
bp_jobhstd Contains information from the employment history, based on dependent interviewing

Wave B17 (11 Datafiles)

Title Description
bq_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
bq_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
bq_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
bq_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
bq_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
bq_income Income and payment information
bq_jobhist Employment history
bq_child Contains information about respondent’s children
bq_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
bq_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
bq_jobhstd Contains information from the employment history, based on dependent interviewing

Wave B18 (10 Datafiles)

Title Description
br_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
br_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
br_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
br_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
br_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 11-15)
br_income Income and payment information
br_jobhist Employment history
br_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
br_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
br_jobhstd Contains information from the employment history, based on dependent interviewing

Wave 1 (15 Datafiles)

Title Description
a_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
a_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
a_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
a_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
a_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 10-15)
a_child Contains information about respondent’s children
a_income Income and payment information
a_empstat Employment history
a_cohab Information about previous spells of cohabitation
a_marriage Information about previous marriages
a_natchild Information about natural children
a_adopt Adopted and step-child information
a_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
a_callrec Call records
a_issue Information about households issued to interviewers

Wave 2 (12 Datafiles)

Title Description
b_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
b_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
b_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
b_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
b_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 10-15)
b_child Contains information about respondent’s children
b_income Income and payment information
b_newborn Information about each newborn child
b_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
b_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
b_callrec Call records
b_issue Information about households issued to interviewers

Wave 3 (14 Datafiles)

Title Description
c_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
c_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
c_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
c_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
c_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 10-15)
c_child Contains information about respondent’s children
c_income Income and payment information
c_newborn Information about each newborn child
c_chmain Details of child maintenance
c_parstyle Details of parenting styles
c_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
c_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
c_callrec Call records
c_issue Information about households issued to interviewers

Wave 4 (13 Datafiles)

Title Description
d_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
d_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
d_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
d_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
d_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 10-15)
d_child Contains information about respondent’s children
d_income Income and payment information
d_newborn Information about each newborn child
d_parstyle Details of parenting styles
d_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
d_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
d_callrec Call records
d_issue Information about households issued to interviewers

Wave 5 (15 Datafiles)

Title Description
e_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
e_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
e_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
e_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
e_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 10-15)
e_child Contains information about respondent’s children
e_income Income and payment information
e_empstat Employment history
e_newborn Information about each newborn child
e_chmain Details of child maintenance
e_parstyle Details of parenting styles
e_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
e_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
e_callrec Call records
e_issue Information about households issued to interviewers

Wave 6 (16 Datafiles)

Title Description
f_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
f_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
f_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
f_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
f_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 10-15)
f_child Contains information about respondent’s children
f_income Income and payment information
f_cohab Information about previous spells of cohabitation
f_marriage Information about previous marriages
f_natchild Information about natural children
f_adopt Adopted and step-child information
f_newborn Information about each newborn child
f_parstyle Details of parenting styles
f_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
f_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
f_callrec Call records

Wave 7 (13 Datafiles)

Title Description
g_indall Information for all persons in household, incl. children and non-respondents
g_egoalt Kin and other relationships between pairs of individuals in the household
g_hhresp Substantive data from responding households
g_indresp Substantive data for responding adults (16+), incl. proxies
g_youth Substantive data from youth questionnaire (age 10-15)
g_child Contains information about respondent’s children
g_income Income and payment information
g_newborn Information about each newborn child
g_chmain Details of child maintenance
g_parstyle Details of parenting styles
g_indsamp Contains individual-level data for issued households
g_hhsamp Sample and Household level data for issued households
g_callrec Call records

Wave xwave (6 Datafiles)

Title Description
xwavedat Stable characteristics of individuals
xivdata Interviewer characteristics
xivdata_bh Interviewer characteristics
xwaveid Individual and household identifiers across all waves
xwaveid_bh Individual and household identifiers across all waves
xwlsten Contains information on the latest known sample status of individuals

Wave 7 (71 Modules)

Title Description
caring_w7 Caring module
remittances_w7 Remittances module
scapartner_w7 Self-Completion Partner Module
educationalaspirations_w7 Educational Aspirations module
partnershiphistory_w7 Partnership history module
benefits_w7 Unearned Income and State Benefits module
scyoungadults_w7 Self-Completion Young Adults Module
youngadults_w7 Young Adults module
yahedecisions_w7 YA HE Decisions module
fertilityhistory_w7 Fertility history module
householdfinances_w7 Household Finances module
scalat_w7 SCA Non Co-Resident Relationships Module
paredexpectations_w7 Parental Educational Expectations
migrationhistory_w7 Migration History module
childmaintenance_w7 Child Maintenance module
scachilddevelopment_w7 Self-Completion Child Development Module
familybackground_w7 Family Background module
annualeventhistory_w7 Annual Event History module
retirementplanning_w7 Retirement Planning module
scaparentingstyles_w7 Self-Completion Parenting Styles Module
ethnicityandnationalidentity_w7 Ethnicity and National Identity module
currentemployment_w7 Current Employment module
politics_w7 Politics module
casiend_w7 CASI End module
religion_w7 Religion module
employees_w7 Employees module
attitudestotheuk_w7 attitudes to the UK module
consentsintro_w7 Consents Introduction module
harassment_w7 Harassment module
selfemployment_w7 Self employment module
generalelection_w7 General Election module
educationconsents_w7 Education Consents module
disability_w7 Disability module
jobsatisfaction_w7 Job satisfaction module
commonwealth_w7 Commonwealth Games module
benefitconsents_w7 Benefit Consents module
weblogin_w7 Web Login module
sleep_w7 Sleep module
nonemployment_w7 Non employment module
casistart_w7 CASI Start module
posnegevents_w7 Positive and Negative Events module
hhgrid_w7 Household Grid module
healthconditions_w7 Health conditions module
mothersreturntowork_w7 Mothers return to work module
scasf12_w7 Self-Completion SF12 Module
contactdetails_w7 Contact details module
gridvariables_w7 Grid Variables module
healthserviceuse_w7 Health Service Use module
secondjobs_w7 Second jobs module
scaghq_w7 Self-Completion GHQ Module
stablecontact_w7 Stable contact details module
household_w7 Household Questionnaire
smoking_w7 Smoking module
discrimination_w7 Discrimination module
scasatisfaction_w7 Self-Completion Satisfaction Module
endofinterview_w7 End of Interview module
indintro_w7 Individual Intro module
nutrition_w7 Nutrition module
childcare_w7 Childcare Module
scaalcoholconsumption_w7 Alcohol Consumption audit-c module
interviewerobs_w7 Interviewer Observations module
demographics_w7 Demographics module
exercise_w7 Exercise module
familynetworks_w7 Family Networks module
scawemwbs_w7 Self Completion Adult WEMWBS module
proxy_w7 Proxy Questionnaire
initialconditions_w7 Initial Conditions module
socialcare_w7 Social Care module
parentsandchildren_w7 Parents and children module
scapovertyshame_w7 Self-Completion Poverty Shame module
ownfirstjob_w7 Own First Job module

Wave 6 (104 Modules)

Title Description
secondjobs_w6 Second jobs module
scasf12_w6 Self-Completion SF12 Module
contactdetails_w6 Contact details module
religion_iemb1 Religion module (IEMB)
educationalaspirations_w6 Educational Aspirations module
scasf12_iemb1 Self-Completion SF12 Module (IEMB)
annualeventhistory_w6 Annual Event History module
voluntarywork_w6 Voluntary Work module
scaghq_w6 Self-Completion GHQ Module
stablecontact_w6 Stable contact details module
migrationhistory_iemb1 Migration History module (IEMB)
youngadults_w6 young adults module
scaghq_iemb1 Self-Completion GHQ Module (IEMB)
currentemployment_w6 Current Employment module
charitablegiving_w6 Charitable Giving module
scascottishreferendum_w6 Scottish referendum module
interviewerobs_w6 Interviewer Observations module
disability_iemb1 Disability module (IEMB)
familybackground_w6 Family Background module
scalat_iemb1 Self-Completion Non Co-Resident Relationships Module (IEMB)
employees_w6 Employees module
transportbehaviour_w6 Transport Behaviour module
scaneighbourhood_w6 Self-Completion Neighbourhood Module
proxy_w6 Proxy Questionnaire
healthconditions_iemb1 Health conditions module (IEMB)
ethnicityandnationalidentity_w6 Ethnicity and National Identity module
casiend_iemb1 CASI End module (IEMB)
selfemployment_w6 Self employment module
childcare_w6 Childcare Module
scasatisfaction_w6 Self-Completion Satisfaction Module
demographics_iemb1 Demographics module (IEMB)
partnershiphistory_iemb1 Partnership history module (IEMB)
religion_w6 Religion module
contactdetails_iemb1 Contact details module (IEMB)
commutingbehaviour_w6 Commuting Behaviour module
benefits_w6 Unearned Income and State Benefits module
scabritishness_w6 Britishness module
initialconditions_iemb1 Initial Conditions module (IEMB)
fertilityhistory_iemb1 Fertility history module (IEMB)
localneighbourhood_w6 Local Neighbourhood module
stablecontact_iemb1 Stable contact details module (IEMB)
jobsatisfaction_w6 Job satisfaction module
householdfinances_w6 Household Finances module
scyoungadults_w6 Self-Completion Young Adults Module
educationalaspirations_iemb1 Educational Aspirations module (IEMB)
ownfirstjob_iemb1 Own First Job module (IEMB)
serviceuse_w6 Service Use module
interviewerobs_iemb1 Interviewer Observations module (IEMB)
savings_w6 Savings module
scalat_w6 Self-Completion Non Co-Resident Relationships Module
hhgrid_iemb1 Household Grid module (IEMB)
currentemployment_iemb1 Current Employment module (IEMB)
socialnetworks_w6 Social networks module
proxy_iemb1 Proxy Questionnaire (IEMB)
personalpensions_w6 Personal Pensions module
scachilddevelopment_w6 Self-Completion Child Development Module
gridvariables_iemb1 Grid Variables module (IEMB)
employees_iemb1 Employees module (IEMB)
bestfriends_w6 Best Friends module
retirementplanning_w6 Retirement Planning module
scaparentingstyles_w6 Self-Completion Parenting Styles Module
household_iemb1 Household Questionnaire (IEMB)
hhgrid_w6 Household Grid module
selfemployment_iemb1 Self employment module (IEMB)
groupsandorganisations_w6 Groups and Organisations module
domesticlabour_w6 Domestic Division of Labour module
scamodepreference_w6 Mode Preference Module
indintro_iemb1 Individual Intro module (IEMB)
gridvariables_w6 Grid Variables module
nonemployment_iemb1 Non Employment module (IEMB)
disability_w6 Disability module
politics_w6 Politics module
casiend_w6 CASI End module
familybackground_iemb1 Family Background module (IEMB)
household_w6 Household Questionnaire
secondjobs_iemb1 Second jobs module (IEMB)
healthconditions_w6 Health conditions module
politicalengagement_w6 Political engagement module
consentsintro_w6 Consents Introduction module
ethnicityandnationalidentity_iemb1 Ethnicity and National Identity module (IEMB)
indintro_w6 Individual Intro module
childcare_iemb1 Childcare Module (IEMB)
smoking_w6 Smoking module
politicalefficacy_w6 Political efficacy module
educationconsents_w6 Education Consents module
childhoodlanguage_iemb1 Childhood Language module (IEMB)
demographics_w6 Demographics module
benefits_iemb1 Unearned Income and State Benefits module (IEMB)
caring_w6 Caring module
workconditions_w6 Work Conditions module
newsandmediause_w6 News and Media Use Module
healthconsents_w6 Health Consents module
language_iemb1 Language module (IEMB)
initialconditions_w6 Initial Conditions module
householdfinances_iemb1 Household Finances module (IEMB)
partnershiphistory_w6 Partnership history module
nonemployment_w6 Non employment module
mothersreturntowork_w6 Mothers return to work module
casistart_w6 CASI Start module
posnegevents_w6 Positive and Negative Events module
languageathome_iemb1 Language at Home module (IEMB)
ownfirstjob_w6 Own First Job module
casistart_iemb1 CASI Start module (IEMB)
fertilityhistory_w6 Fertility history module

Wave 5 (75 Modules)

Title Description
secondjobs_w5 Second jobs module
scaghq_w5 Self-Completion GHQ Module
educationconsents_w5 Education Consents module
household_w5 Household Questionnaire
smokinghistory_w5 Smoking History module
employmentstatushistory_w5 Employment Status History module
scascottishreferendum_w5 Scottish referendum module
heconsent_w5 Higher Education Consent module
indintro_w5 Individual Intro module
fertilityintentions_w5 Fertility Intentions module
discrimination_w5 Discrimination module
scasatisfaction_w5 Self-Completion Satisfaction Module
hmrcconsents_w5 HMRC Consents module
demographics_w5 Demographics module
disability_w5 Disability module
childcare_w5 Childcare Module
scaselfefficacy_w5 Self-Completion Adult Self-Efficacy module
healthconsents_w5 Health Consents module
initialconditions_w5 Initial Conditions module
healthconditions_w5 Health conditions module
familynetworks_w5 Family Networks module
scapartner_w5 Self-Completion Partner Module
posnegevents_w5 Positive and Negative Events module
ownfirstjob_w5 Own First Job module
caring_w5 Caring module
parentsandchildren_w5 Parents and children module
scyoungadults_w5 Self-Completion Young Adults Module
contactdetails_w5 Contact details module
educationalaspirations_w5 Educational Aspirations module
partnershiphistory_w5 Partnership history module
benefits_w5 Unearned Income and State Benefits module
scalat_w5 Self-Completion Non Co-Resident Relationships Module
stablecontact_w5 Stable contact details module
youngadults_w5 young adults module
fertilityhistory_w5 Fertility history module
householdfinances_w5 Household Finances module
scachilddevelopment_w5 Self-Completion Child Development Module
interviewerobs_w5 Interviewer Observations module
familybackground_w5 Family Background module
annualeventhistory_w5 Annual Event History module
childmaintenance_w5 Child Maintenance module
scaparentingstyles_w5 Self-Completion Parenting Styles Module
proxy_w5 Proxy Questionnaire
ethnicityandnationalidentity_w5 Ethnicity and National Identity module
currentemployment_w5 Current Employment module
retirementplanning_w5 Retirement Planning module
scaidentity_w5 Self Completion Adult Identity module
ethnicidentitysub_w5 Ethnic Identity sub-sample module
employees_w5 Employees module
politics_w5 Politics module
scadelaygrat_w5 Self-Completion Adult Delayed Gratification module
language_w5 Language module
workplacecomposition_w5 Workplace Composition module
olympics_w5 Olympics module
scaalcohol_w5 Self-Completion Alcohol Consumption module
religion_w5 Religion module
selfemployment_w5 Self employment module
jobsatisfaction_w5 Job satisfaction module
leisurecultureandsport_w5 Leisure, Culture and Sport module
scasocialsupport_w5 Self Completion Adult Social Support module
harassment_w5 Harassment module
physicalwork_w5 Physical Work module
culturalparticipation_w5 Cultural Participation module
scamodepreference_w5 Mode Preference
generalhealth_w5 General Health module
nonemployment_w5 Non employment module
casistart_w5 CASI Start module
casiend_w5 CASI End module
hhgrid_w5 Household Grid module
nutrition_w5 Nutrition module
mothersreturntowork_w5 Mothers return to work module
scasf12_w5 Self-Completion SF12 Module
consentsintro_w5 Consents Introduction module
gridvariables_w5 Grid Variables module
physicalactivity_w5 Physical Activity module

Wave 4 (67 Modules)

Title Description
fertilityhistory_w4 Fertility history module
benefits_w4 Unearned Income and State Benefits module
educationalaspirations_w4 Educational Aspirations module
scaenvironment_w4 Self Completion Adult Environment module
annualeventhistory_w4 Annual Event History module
householdfinances_w4 Household Finances module
ownfirstjob_w4 Own First Job module
scawemwbs_w4 Self Completion Adult WEMWBS module
currentemployment_w4 Current Employment module
savings_w4 Savings module
youngadults_w4 young adults module
scyoungadults_w4 SC Young Adults module
employees_w4 Employees module
personalpensions_w4 Personal Pensions module
scalat_w4 Self-Completion Non Co-Resident Relationships Module
selfemployment_w4 Self employment module
wealthassetsanddebt_w4 Wealth, assets and debt module
scachilddevelopment_w4 Self-Completion Child Development Module
familybackground_w4 Family Background module
commutingbehaviour_w4 Commuting Behaviour module
retirementplanning_w4 Retirement Planning module
scaparentingstyles_w4 Self-Completion Parenting Styles Module
ethnicityandnationalidentity_w4 Ethnicity and National Identity module
jobsatisfaction_w4 Job satisfaction module
domesticlabour_w4 Domestic Division of Labour module
casiend_w4 CASI End module
religion_w4 Religion module
workconditions_w4 Work Conditions module
politics_w4 Politics module
educationconsents_w4 Education Consents module
religiouspractice_w4 Religious Practice module
serviceuse_w4 service use module
nonemployment_w4 Non employment module
olympics_w4 Olympics module
benefitconsents_w4 Benefit Consents module
generalhealth_w4 General Health module
mothersreturntowork_w4 Mothers return to work module
environmentalbehaviour_w4 Environmental Behaviour module
healthconsents_w4 Health Consents module
disability_w4 Disability module
secondjobs_w4 Second jobs module
hhgrid_w4 Household Grid module
casistart_w4 CASI Start module
contactdetails_w4 Contact details module
sleep_w4 Sleep module
voluntarywork_w4 Voluntary Work module
gridvariables_w4 Grid Variables module
scasf12_w4 Self-Completion SF12 Module
stablecontact_w4 Stable contact details module
healthconditions_w4 Health conditions module
charitablegiving_w4 Charitable Giving module
household_w4 Household Questionnaire
scaghq_w4 Self-Completion GHQ Module
interviewerobs_w4 Interviewer Observations module
twins_w4 Twin module
transportbehaviour_w4 Transport Behaviour module
indintro_w4 Individual Intro module
scasatisfaction_w4 Self-Completion Satisfaction Module
proxy_w4 Proxy Questionnaire
caring_w4 Caring module
childcare_w4 Childcare Module
demographics_w4 Demographics module
scaworkconditions_w4 Self Completion Adult Work Conditions module
partnershiphistory_w4 Partnership history module
remittances_w4 Remittances module
initialconditions_w4 Initial Conditions module
scagenderattitudes_w4 Self Completion Adult Gender Attitudes module

Wave 3 (65 Modules)

Title Description
householdfinances_w3 Household Finances module
scabestfriends_w3 Self-Completion Best Friends module
ownfirstjob_w3 Own First Job module
fertilityhistory_w3 Fertility history module
childmaintenance_w3 Child Maintenance module
scapartner_w3 Self-Completion Partner Module
educationalaspirations_w3 Educational Aspirations module
annualeventhistory_w3 Annual Event History module
retirementplanning_w3 Retirement Planning module
scalat_w3 Self-Completion Non Co-Resident Relationships Module
youngadults_w3 young adults module
currentemployment_w3 Current Employment module
migrationintentions_w3 Migration Intentions module
scachilddevelopment_w3 Self-Completion Child Development Module
familybackground_w3 Family Background module
employees_w3 Employees module
politics_w3 Politics module
scaparentingstyles_w3 Self-Completion Parenting Styles Module
ethnicityandnationalidentity_w3 Ethnicity and National Identity module
selfemployment_w3 Self employment module
politicalengagement_w3 Political engagement module
casiend_w3 CASI End module
religion_w3 Religion module
jobsatisfaction_w3 Job satisfaction module
politicalefficacy_w3 Political efficacy module
contactdetails_w3 Contact details module
localneighbourhood_w3 Local Neighbourhood module
nonemployment_w3 Non employment module
newsandmediause_w3 News and Media Use Module
stablecontact_w3 Stable contact details module
urbanrural_w3 Urban rural module
mothersreturntowork_w3 Mothers return to work module
casistart_w3 CASI Start module
interviewerobs_w3 Interviewer Observations module
harassment_w3 Harassment module
secondjobs_w3 Second jobs module
scasf12_w3 Self-Completion SF12 Module
proxy_w3 Proxy Questionnaire
hhgrid_w3 Household Grid module
socialnetworks_w3 Social networks module
discrimination_w3 Discrimination module
scaghq_w3 Self-Completion GHQ Module
gridvariables_w3 Grid Variables module
groupsandorganisations_w3 Groups and Organisations module
childcare_w3 Childcare Module
scaneighbourhood_w3 Self-Completion Neighbourhood Module
household_w3 Household Questionnaire
generalhealth_w3 General Health module
cogabrelease_w3 Cognitive Ability module
scasatisfaction_w3 Self-Completion Satisfaction Module
indintro_w3 Individual Intro module
disability_w3 Disability module
familynetworks_w3 Family Networks module
scabig5_w3 Self-Completion Big5 Module
demographics_w3 Demographics module
healthconditions_w3 Health conditions module
familyaccess_w3 Family Access module
scasexorientation_w3 Self-Completion Sex Orientation Module
britishness_w3 Britishness module
caring_w3 Caring module
parentsandchildren_w3 Parents and children module
scyoungadults_w3 Self-Completion Young Adults Module
initialconditions_w3 Initial Conditions module
partnershiphistory_w3 Partnership history module
benefits_w3 Unearned Income and State Benefits module

Wave 2 (51 Modules)

Title Description
ethnicityandnationalidentity_w2 Ethnicity and National Identity module
commutingbehaviour_w2 Commuting Behaviour module
politicalengagement_w2 Political engagement module
childhoodlanguage_w2 Childhood Language module
jobsatisfaction_w2 Job satisfaction module
generalelection_w2 General Election module
ethnicidentity_w2 Ethnic Identity module
physicalwork_w2 Physical Work module
leisurecultureandsport_w2 Leisure, Culture and Sport module
religion_w2 Religion module
workconditions_w2 Work Conditions module
leisureaccess_w2 Leisure Access_w2 module
generalhealth_w2 General Health module
nonemployment_w2 Non employment module
posnegevents_w2 Positive and Negative Events module
nutrition_w2 Nutrition module
secondjobs_w2 Second jobs module
contactdetails_w2 Contact details module
physicalactivity_w2 Physical Activity module
voluntarywork_w2 Voluntary Work module
stablecontact_w2 Stable contact details module
hhgrid_w2 Household Grid module
smokinghistory_w2 Smoking History module
charitablegiving_w2 Charitable Giving module
interviewerobs_w2 Interviewer Observations module
gridvariables_w2 Grid Variables module
disability_w2 Disability module
childcare_w2 Childcare Module
proxy_w2 Proxy module
household_w2 Household Questionnaire
caring_w2 Caring module
benefits_w2 Unearned Income and State Benefits module
demographics_w2 Demographics module
partnershiphistory_w2 Partnership history module
householdfinances_w2 Household Finances module
initialconditions_w2 Initial Conditions module
fertilityhistory_w2 Fertility history module
personalpensions_w2 Personal Pensions module
ownfirstjob_w2 Own First Job module
annualeventhistory_w2 Annual Event History module
savings_w2 Savings module
parentaleducation_w2 Parental Education module
educationalaspirations_w2 Educational Aspirations module
currentemployment_w2 Current Employment module
retirementplanning_w2 Retirement Planning module
youngadults_w2 young adults module
employees_w2 Employees module
domesticlabour_w2 Domestic Division of Labour module
familybackground_w2 Family Background module
selfemployment_w2 Self employment module
politics_w2 Politics module

Wave 1 (37 Modules)

Title Description
employmentstatushistory_w1 Employment Status History module
environmentalbehaviour_w1 Environmental Behaviour module
hhgrid_w1 Household Grid module
currentemployment_w1 Current Employment module
consents_w1 Consents module
hhgrid_w1 Household Grid module
employees_w1 Employees module
contactdetails_w1 Contact details module
household_w1 Household Questionnaire
selfemployment_w1 Self employment module
stablecontact_w1 Stable contact details module
prepercalc_w1 Pre-person interview calculations
jobsatisfaction_w1 Job satisfaction module
interviewerobs_w1 Interviewer Observations module
demographics_w1 Demographics module
nonemployment_w1 Non employment module
proxy_w1 Proxy Questionnaire
initialconditions_w1 Initial Conditions module
secondjobs_w1 Second jobs module
familybackground_w1 Family Background module
discrimination_w1 Discrimination module
ethnicityandnationalidentity_w1 Ethnicity and National Identity module
childcare_w1 Childcare module
language_w1 Language module
parentsandchildren_w1 Parents and children module
religion_w1 Religion module
familynetworks_w1 Family Networks module
migrationhistory_w1 Migration History module
remittances_w1 Remittances module
partnershiphistory_w1 Partnership history module
benefits_w1 Unearned Income and State Benefits module
fertilityhistory_w1 Fertility history module
householdfinances_w1 Household Finances module
health_w1 Health and disability module
politics_w1 Politics module
caring_w1 Caring module
harassment_w1 Harassment module
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