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Permanent Parental Income Dataset, 1958-1974

Title details

SN: 4128
Title: Permanent Parental Income Dataset, 1958-1974
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4128-1
Depositor: Taylor, J., Institute for Fiscal Studies
Principal investigator(s): Taylor, J., Institute for Fiscal Studies
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: L128251013


The citation for this study is:

Taylor, J. (2008). Permanent Parental Income Dataset, 1958-1974. [data collection]. 2nd Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 4128,

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Subject Categories

Child development and child rearing - Social stratification and groupings
General - Employment and labour
Income, property and investment - Economics
Youth - Social stratification and groupings


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The dataset was derived from childhood waves of the 'National Child Development Study' (NCDS - available from UKDA under GN 33004), during the course of a project funded by the ESRC's Health Variations Programme, titled 'Income Dynamics and Health Inequalities'. One of the major aims of this project was to explore the role of income in generating health inequalities within a life course perspective. The influence of family income in childhood on later health outcomes, therefore became one of the central focuses of the study.

For the second edition (August 2008), the serial number has been replaced with a new one, variable Ncdsid. This change has been made for all datasets in the NCDS series. Further information may be found in the 'CLS Confidentiality and Data Security Review', included in the documentation.

Main Topics:
The dataset contains the following variables:
  • ncdsid - serial number
  • p-faminc - predicted log permanent family income (Wave 3)
  • data-3 - valid data wave 3 of survey
  • data-2 - valid data wave 2 of survey
  • data-1 - valid data wave 1 of survey
  • data-0 - valid data birth survey

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1958 - 1974
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Young people
Respondents to the NCDS, starting with the Perinatal Mortality Survey in 1958, and the following three waves - 1965, 1969, and 1974 (when respondents were aged 7, 11 and 16 years respectively).
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Data compiled from NCDS.
Sampling procedures: Purposive selection/case studies
The sample for permanent income data was limited to those cases where all valid data exists in each of the NCDS childhood waves, and only to those respondents with at least one natural parent at Wave 3 of the survey (see documentation for further details).
Number of units: (A) 8,890 (obtained) Sample with no missing predicted income; (B) 14,372 (obtained) Total NCDS wave 3 sample.
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No information recorded.
Data sources: Data are derived from childhood waves of the 'National Child Development Survey' (held under GN:33004), obtained from the Data Archive.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 27 June 2000
Latest edition: 14 August 2008 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Copyright University of London. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
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.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Title File Name Size (KB)
User Guide a4128uab.pdf 2040
CLS Confidentiality and Data Security Review cls_confidentiality_and_data_security_review.pdf 49
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_4128_Information.htm 6
READ File read4128.htm 11


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