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|Title:||Labour Force Survey, 2002: Teaching Dataset|
|Depositor:||University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government|
University of Manchester. Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research. ESDS Government
|Original data producer(s):||
Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit
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
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.
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.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.
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.
|Time period:||2002 - 2003|
Standard Statistical Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
All persons aged 16-65 normally resident in private households in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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.
Simple random sample
|Number of units:||65943|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||No weighting used|
The dataset contains data from all four quarters of the 2002/3 LFS.
|AGE||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL STATUS|
|EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES||EMPLOYMENT||ETHNIC GROUPS|
|FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT||GENDER||HOURS OF WORK|
|HOUSING TENURE||JOB HUNTING||LABOUR FORCE|
|PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT||PLACE OF BIRTH||SELF-EMPLOYED|
|STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT||SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENT||TEACHING PACKAGES|
|TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT||UNEMPLOYMENT||UNITED KINGDOM|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||03 November 2003|
|Latest edition:||04 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.|
|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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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_4736_Information.htm||20|
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Resulting from secondary analysis:
Data from the Labour Force Survey, 2002: Teaching Dataset (has been used for the following textbook:
Tarling, R. (2008) Statistical modelling for social researchers: principles and practice, Oxford: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-44840-6. The book's companion web site includes downloadable datasets and further information: retrieved 26 January, 2009, from http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415448406/links.asp.