Labour Force Survey, 2002: Teaching Dataset

UKDA study number:4736

Principal Investigator

University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government

Original Data Producers

Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit

Sponsors

Economic and Social Research Council
Higher Education Funding Councils. Joint Information Systems Committee
Office for National Statistics
Northern Ireland. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

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UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Colchester.

October 2004 (2nd Edition)

 

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University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government, Labour Force Survey, 2002: Teaching Dataset [computer file]. 2nd Edition. Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit, [original data producer(s)]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], October 2004. SN: 4736.

 

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4736 . Labour Force Survey, 2002: Teaching Dataset

 

Depositor:

University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government

Principal Investigator:

University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government

Original Data Producers:

Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit

Sponsors:

Economic and Social Research Council
Higher Education Funding Councils. Joint Information Systems Committee
Office for National Statistics
Northern Ireland. Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment

Other Acknowledgements:

The Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS) were funded to compile this teaching dataset by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment funded the main Labour Force Survey, from which this dataset has been compiled.

Abstract:

The Labour Force Survey (LFS), 2002 Teaching Dataset has been prepared solely for the purpose of teaching and student use. The dataset will help class tutors to incorporate empirical data into their courses and thus to develop students’ skills in quantitative methods of analysis.

Many of the names of the variables and value labels are those used in the original LFS files. However, some variables have been recoded for ease of use and may vary from the original LFS data.

For the second edition, individual non-respondents were omitted from the dataset, resulting in approximately 2300 less cases. The documentation has also been updated.

Users may be interested in the STATA for the LFS guide available from Online statistical guides which explores this dataset.

Main Topics:

The dataset contains data from all four quarters of the 2002/3 LFS (UKDA Study Numbers: 4547, 4600, 4664, 4626) for respondents aged 16-65 and resident in the UK (n=63,559). This is only a subset of the original data files which include data on all those aged 16 and over. For each quarter of 2002/3 only the respondents who were in their final interview were included in the teaching dataset. This is because information about pay (which is a popular topic of analysis) is only collected in the final interview.

The dataset includes 58 variables. Most of the variables included within the dataset are individual variables, and require individual based analysis. However, there are two household variables: ‘ten96’ and ‘house’.

Topics covered include socio-demographic characteristics, health, economic, activity, pay, employment status and working hours.

Coverage:

Time Period Covered: 2002 - 2003
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial Units: Countries; Standard Regions
Observation Units: Individuals; Families/households
Kind of Data: Individual (micro) level

Universe Sampled:

Location of Units of Observation: National
Population: All persons aged 16-65 normally resident in private households in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Methodology:

Time Dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
For each quarter of 2002/3 only the respondents who were in their final interview were included in the teaching dataset.
Sampling Procedures: Simple random sample
Number of Units: 65943
Method of Data Collection: Telephone interview
Data Sources: The dataset contains data from all four quarters of the 2002/3 LFS.
Weighting: No weighting used

Language(s) of Written Materials:

Study Description: English
Study Documentation: English

Access:

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 for further information.
Availability: ESDS Government, UK Data Archive
Contact: Help desk: govsurveys@esds.ac.uk

Date of First Release:

03 November 2003

Date of Latest Release:

4 October 2004 ( 2nd Edition )

Copyright:

Crown copyright held jointly with the Economic and Social Data Service. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.


File last updated:

11 January 2013