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Merged Dataset for Transition to and Income from Self-Employment/Business Ownership: British Household Panel Survey, 1991-2008

Title details

SN: 7030
Title: Merged Dataset for Transition to and Income from Self-Employment/Business Ownership: British Household Panel Survey, 1991-2008
Alternative title: Income from Self-Employment: Development of an Innovative Life Course Model
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7030-1
Depositor: Jayawarna, D., University of Liverpool. University of Liverpool Management School
Principal investigator(s): Jayawarna, D., University of Liverpool. University of Liverpool Management School
Rouse, J., Manchester Metropolitan University. Business School
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: RES-000-22-3185

Citation

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Jayawarna, D., Rouse, J. (2012). Merged Dataset for Transition to and Income from Self-Employment/Business Ownership: British Household Panel Survey, 1991-2008. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 7030, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7030-1

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Subject Categories

General - Employment and labour
Income, property and investment - Economics
Social and occupational mobility - Social stratification and groupings

Abstract

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This dataset, comprising a subset of a large-scale longitudinal study, the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) (held at the UK Data Archive under SN 5151), was created as part of a study that examined the life course of the entrepreneur. Variables from the BHPS that were of interest in studying various aspects of accumulation and application of resources over the life course of the entrepreneur, their household and their business, were compiled and studied in relation to transition into and income/earnings from self-employment/entrepreneurship. A final dataset was created by merging data from Waves 1-18 of BHPS, using the BHPS person identification number (PID). In order to integrate individual and household life course events and resources, original BHPS household data files were also merged with the individual level data following a match of the PID and the BHPS household identification number (XHID). This merged file will benefit research into entrepreneurship and self-employment that takes a life course approach.

Further information may be found on the ESRC Income from Self-employment: Development of an Innovative Life Course Model award webpage. Further information on the BHPS may be found on the Institute for Social and Economic Research BHPS website.

Main Topics:
The merged dataset includes variables covering individual, household and business life courses. These include individual childhood resources (e.g. parents social class, education and employment backgrounds, childhood education), respondents' education, employment, health, life styles, wealth, household composition, household resources and responsibilities and business/self-employment details, including the size of the business, earnings from the business, ownership structures, etc. Also included are demographic/household characteristics including ethnic group, age, gender, social class and socio-economic status.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: January 1991 - April 2008 - The data are taken from Waves 1-18 of the BHPS.
Dates of fieldwork: January 2011 - May 2011 - Data subsetting was undertaken during 2011.
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
Respondents to Waves 1-18 of the BHPS.
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
The BHPS is a longitudinal study.
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
See the main BHPS for details of sampling.
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No weighting used.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 12 July 2012
Copyright: Copyright D. Jayawarna and J. Rouse. Original British Household Panel Survey data remains copyright of the Institute for Social and Economic Research.
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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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Variables in the Datafile all_variables_in_the_datafile.xlsx 123
User Guide 7030userguide.pdf 2102
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7030_Information.htm 19
READ File read7030.htm 10

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