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Subemployment Study, 1972-1973: Main Household Survey

Title details

SN: 230
Title: Subemployment Study, 1972-1973: Main Household Survey
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-230-1
Series: Subemployment Study, 1972-1973
Depositor: Townsend, P., University of Essex. Department of Sociology
Principal investigator(s): Townsend, P., University of Essex. Department of Sociology
Norris, G., University of Essex. Department of Sociology
Barron, R., University of Essex. Department of Sociology
Townsend, P., University of Essex. Department of Sociology
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council

Citation

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Townsend, P., Norris, G., Barron, R., Townsend, P. (2018). Subemployment Study, 1972-1973: Main Household Survey. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 230, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-230-1

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Subject Categories

Equality and inequality - Social stratification and groupings
General - Employment and labour
Unemployment - Employment and labour

Abstract

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The aim of these studies is to examine the positions of the low paid, the subemployed (men and women unemployed for over 4 weeks in the last 12 months), the disabled and immigrants in two local labour markets. There were two main sources of data:
1) All members not in full-time education and under 71 of a simple random sample of households in 2 urban areas (230).
2) Follow-up survey of all individuals in 1, who fell into any one of four special categories (231).
i) low paid (less than 55p for males over 18, less than 35p for females over 18)
ii) subemployed (unemployed for more than 4 weeks in last 12 months)
iii) disabled
iv) immigrants (not born in UK or Eire)
Main Topics:
Attitudinal/Behavioural Questions
This dataset contains data from source 1.
a) Terms and Conditions of Employment
Holidays, sick pay, pension, notice, contract, journey to work (time, weekly cost), normal starting time, outdoors or indoors (shelter, tea/coffee, toilet, washing facilities, place to eat, place for storage, first aid, phone call, heating), place for coats etc., adjustable lighting, details of fringe benefits received.
Amount of heaving, lifting, sitting down, whether work dangerous, noisy or tiring. Security, promotion prospects, trade union (membership), reasons if no trade union, opinion on whether union would be advisable (reasons), reasons for non-membership. Number of employees, immediate work group, autonomy, number in same job (as a proportion of the labour force), origin of workmates, earnings relative to others, low paid men/women. Influence on pay (union/employer or other), assessment of employer (reasons). Net/gross wages last time paid, hours worked/overtime during last pay week, period of payment, number of weeks worked in past year, average hourly earnings, variations in pay during last month (specific details). Promotion/demotion (reasons and description of job change).
Labour force status, internal movement, number of employers/ occupations/industries/jobs/skill level changes in last 5 and last 10 years. Number of job changes, number of periods of unemployment, length of time unemployed, size of works closure, redundancy pay received, job offers, help finding a job (type). Average gross/net earnings, average hours worked/period of payment. Additions to pay, tax rebate, tax paid direct, work expenses, number of weeks paid holiday, income fluctuations (reasons), deductions, time off work (reasons), sick pay, number of weeks sickness, strike pay, number of weeks on strike, pay for other reasons, number of weeks absent for other reasons. Length of time out of work/on short time/part time (reasons).
b) Previous occupation
Reason for leaving; type; location; hours per week; gross/net earnings; payment period; date left work.
c) First job
Social class; source of information; starting date; method of application; reasons for acceptance.
d) Second job
Social class; gross/net income.
e) Housewives
Attitude to work; reasons for not working; whether job taken if help given with family; suitable conditions-hours, location, pay, type of job.
Method of job search, interviews, refusals, whether job held in last 5 years. Previous job; type, employment status, location, hours per week, gross/net earnings, payment period, reason for leaving, date of leaving.
f) Retired
As for housewives, plus reason for retirement; when started drawing pension.
Background Variables
Age, sex, marital status, place of birth, ethnic origin, educational status, school-leaving age, number of years of schooling, qualifications, further education, job-specific training. Driving licence, general health condition, specific troubles/illnesses, health effect on work, employment status. Number of households at address, number in household with: four or more weeks unemployed in last 12 months; low pay; disability; number of immigrants. Number in household, number aged 71 and over, number aged 15 and under, number aged 15 and over in education, number currently with paid job. Household type, number of rooms, amenities, structural defects, tenure, business purposes, net household income, rent rebate, number of weeks rent paid, rates, rate rebate (owner occupiers only), whether house paid for, presence of lodgers/boarders and sub-tenants, persons per room, cost of repairs over previous year, housing cost weekly. Family allowances received, retirement pension, widows pension.
Benefits received - sickness, unemployment, supplementary, industrial injury, industrial disability, war disability, maternity, death. Income received from property, assets and savings (value), number of weeks worked in past year, average hourly earnings, length of residence in study area/in North East/in GLC, local papers read.
Relatives in area (father, mother, siblings, children, other relatives), relatives working in area (as above), relatives useful finding work for respondent.
Residential mobility, household status, place of work, ability to speak/understand/read English, skin colour.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: October 1972 - March 1973
Country: England
Geography: Greenwich
Sunderland
Greater London
Tyne and Wear
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Groups
Universe: Subnational
Disabled people
Immigrants
Low paid
Unemployed
1. Households within Sunderland Borough Council boundaries and 2. Households within the 17 riverside wards of the London Borough of Greenwich
Time dimensions: Follow-up to cross-sectional study
Sampling procedures: Simple random sample
from electoral registers
Number of units: Target, Sunderland 911 households. Obtained, Sunderland 613 (complete), 82 (partial)
Target, Greenwich 884 households. Obtained, Greenwich 586 (complete), 86 (partial)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: No information recorded

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AGEANGERAPPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
ASSETSATTITUDESBONUS PAYMENTS
BUILDING MAINTENANCECARE OF DEPENDANTSCHILDREN
COLLECTIVE BARGAININGCOMMERCIAL BUILDINGSCOMMUTING
COMPANY CARSCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENTCOOKING FACILITIES
COSTSDEPRESSIONDIABETES
DISABLED PERSONSDISMISSALDRIVING LICENCES
DRIVINGECONOMIC ACTIVITYEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
ELDERLYEMPLOYERSEMPLOYMENT HISTORY
EMPLOYMENTENGLISH (LANGUAGE)ETHNIC GROUPS
EXPECTATIONFACILITIESFAMILY MEMBERS
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFRIENDSFRINGE BENEFITS
FURTHER EDUCATIONGENDERGREENWICH LONDON BOROUGH
HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEALTHHEARING IMPAIRMENTS
HIGHER EDUCATIONHOLIDAYSHOME OWNERSHIP
HOME SHARINGHOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLD BUDGETS
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSEWIVESHOUSING FINANCE
HOUSING IMPROVEMENTHOUSING TENUREIMMIGRANTS
INCOME TAXINCOMEINDUSTRIES
INSURANCE PREMIUMSINTEREST (FINANCE)INTERVIEWING FOR JOB
INVOLUNTARY SHORT TIME WORKINGJOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTING
JOB SECURITYLABOUR DISPUTESLABOUR MIGRATION
LABOUR MOBILITYLAVATORIESLEAVE
LICENCESLODGERSMARITAL STATUS
MARRIED WOMEN WORKERSMATERNITY LEAVEMENTAL HEALTH
MINORITY GROUPSMORTGAGESMOTOR VEHICLES
MUSCULOSKELETAL DISEASESNERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASESNEWSPAPER READERSHIP
OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONSOCCUPATIONAL TRAININGOCCUPATIONS
ONE-PARENT FAMILIESOVERTIMEPART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONSPLACE OF BIRTHPROMOTION (JOB)
QUALIFICATIONSRATESREBATES
REDUNDANCY PAYREDUNDANCYRENTS
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASESRETIREMENT
ROOM SHARINGROOMSSAVINGS
SCHOOL-LEAVING AGESEIZURESSELF-EMPLOYED
SHIFT WORKSICK LEAVESICK PAY
SICK PERSONSSLEEP DISORDERSSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONSSOCIAL SECURITYSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
SPEECH IMPAIRMENTSSTATE RETIREMENT PENSIONSSTRIKES
STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (BUILDINGS)STUDENTSSUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENT
SUNDERLANDSYMPTOMSTAX RELIEF
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENTTERMINATION OF SERVICETRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP
TRADE UNIONSUNEMPLOYEDUNEMPLOYMENT
VISION IMPAIRMENTSWAGE DETERMINATIONWAGES
WASHING FACILITIESWATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)WORK ATTITUDE
WORKING CONDITIONSWORKPLACE RELATIONSWORKPLACE

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 10 July 2018
Copyright: No information recorded
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
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By principal investigator(s):
Norris, G., `Unemployment, subemployment and personal characteristics', Sociological Review Vol.26 No.1 p.89, Vol.26 No.2 p.327

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