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Family Resources Survey, 1995-1996

Title details

SN: 3761
Title: Family Resources Survey, 1995-1996
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-3761-1
Series: Family Resources Survey [Family Resources Survey, 1993-]
Depositor: Department for Work and Pensions
Principal investigator(s): Department for Work and Pensions
Department of Social Security
Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division
Social and Community Planning Research
Data collector(s): Department of Social Security
Sponsor(s): Department of Social Security
Other acknowledgements: This dataset was originally deposited by the Department of Social Security.

Citation

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Department for Work and Pensions, Department of Social Security, Office for National Statistics. Social Survey Division, Social and Community Planning Research. (2005). Family Resources Survey, 1995-1996. [data collection]. 5th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 3761, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-3761-1

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Subject Categories

Consumer behaviour - Economics
Family life and marriage - Social stratification and groupings
Income, property and investment - Economics

Abstract

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Safe Room Access FRS data
Safe Room access datasets for FRS data from 2005/06 are available in addition to the versions available under the standard End User Licence (EUL), held at the UK Data Archive under SN 7196, Family Resources Survey, 2005/06-2015/16 and Households Below Average Income, 1994/95-2015/16: Safe Room Access. These data replace SNs 5839, 6083, 6253 and 6532, which were previously available under Special Licence.

The Safe Room access data are currently only available to UK HE/FE applicants and for access from the UK Data Archive's Safe Room at the University of Essex, Colchester. Prospective users of the Safe Room access version of the FRS/HBAI will need to fulfil requirements additional to those associated with standard End User Licence datasets. Full details of the application requirements are available from Guidance on applying for the Family Resources Survey: Secure Access.

Further information about the FRS can be found on the Family Resources Survey pages on the Department for Work and Pensions web site.

European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)
In 2005, the European Union (EU) made a legal obligation for member states to collect additional statistics on income and living conditions (EU-SILC). In addition to this the EU-SILC data cover poverty and social exclusion. These statistics are used to help plan and monitor European social policy by comparing poverty indicators and changes over time across the EU. The EU-SILC requirement was integrated into the General Household Survey (GHS)/General Lifestyle Survey (GLF) in 2005. Since the closure of the GLF in 2012 the cross-sectional element of EU-SILC has been collected via the FRS. The FRS also provides the first wave of the EU-SILC longitudinal element, which is carried out by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Please refer to study documentation for further details.

The Family Resources Survey aims to: support the monitoring of the social security programme; support the costing and modelling of changes to national insurance contributions and social security benefits; provide better information for the forecasting of benefit expenditure.
For the fifth edition of the 1995-1996 survey, the new grossing regime, GROSS 3, has been included.
Main Topics:
Household characteristics (eg. size, tenure type); income and benefit receipt; tenure and housing costs; assets and savings; informal care (given and received); occupation and employment.
Standard Measures
Standard Occupational Classification

The additional derived water and sewerage variables include :
a) the water company and sewerage company;
b) total annual estimated water consumption in cubic metres;
c) estimated water consumption over the summer (taken to be May to August) in cubic metres;
d) estimated water consumption over the remainder of the year in cubic metres.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: April 1995 - March 1996
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Standard Statistical Regions
Observation units: Families/households
Universe: National
Families
Households
Private households in Great Britain south of the Caledonian Canal.
Private households in Northern Ireland.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
annual - analysed on a financial year basis.
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 25000 (target) 26435 (obtained);Multi-purpose grossing factors are available with the dataset. See gross.v32 derived variable specification for details.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

Thesaurus search on keywords

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ABSENTEEISMADMINISTRATIVE AREASAGE
AGRICULTUREAPARTMENTSAPPOINTMENT TO JOB
ATTITUDESBEDROOMSBONDS
BONUS PAYMENTSCAR SHARINGCARE OF DEPENDANTS
CARE OF THE DISABLEDCARE OF THE ELDERLYCARE OF THE SICK
CENTRAL HEATINGCHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSCHILD BENEFITS
CHILD CARECHILD DAY CARECHILD WORKERS
CHILD-MINDINGCHILDRENCOAL
COLOUR TELEVISION RECEIVERSCOMMERCIAL BUILDINGSCOMMUTING
COMPANY CARSCOMPUTERSCONSUMER GOODS
CONSUMPTIONCOSTSCOUNCIL TAX
DAY NURSERIESDEBTSDENTISTS
DIESEL OILDISABLED CHILDRENDISABLED PERSONS
DISMISSALDISTANCE MEASUREMENTDOMESTIC APPLIANCES
DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITYECONOMIC VALUE
EDUCATIONEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUNDEDUCATIONAL FEES
EDUCATIONAL GRANTSEDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONSELDERLY
ELECTRIC POWER SUPPLYEMPLOYEESEMPLOYMENT HISTORY
EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESEMPLOYMENTENDOWMENT ASSURANCE
ETHNIC GROUPSEXPENDITUREFAMILIES
FAMILY MEMBERSFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCES
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFOODFOSTER PARENTS
FRIENDSFRINGE BENEFITSFUEL OILS
FUELSFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
FURTHER EDUCATIONGAS SUPPLYGENDER
GIFTSGRANTSGREAT BRITAIN
HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEARING IMPAIRMENTSHEATING SYSTEMS
HIGHER EDUCATIONHOLIDAYSHOME OWNERSHIP
HOME SHARINGHOME-BASED WORKHOURS OF WORK
HOUSEHOLD BUDGETSHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATIONHOUSEHOLDS
HOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING FINANCEHOUSING TENURE
HOUSINGINCOME TAXINCOME
INDUSTRIESINSURANCE PREMIUMSINSURANCE
INTEREST (FINANCE)INVESTMENT RETURNINVESTMENT
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTINGLANDLORDS
LAVATORIESLEAVELOANS
LODGERSMANAGERSMARITAL STATUS
MARRIED WOMEN WORKERSMARRIED WOMENMATERNITY LEAVE
MATERNITY PAYMEALSMEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS
MILKMORTGAGE PROTECTION INSURANCEMORTGAGES
MOTOR VEHICLESNEIGHBOURSOCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS
OCCUPATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIESOVERTIME
PARTNERSHIPS (BUSINESS)PART-TIME COURSESPART-TIME EMPLOYMENT
PENSION CONTRIBUTIONSPERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICESPETROL
PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONSPHYSICIANSPRICES
PRIVATE EDUCATIONPRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONSPRIVATE SCHOOLS
PROFITSPUBLIC TRANSPORTQUALIFICATIONS
RATESREBATESREDUNDANCY PAY
REDUNDANCYRENTED ACCOMMODATIONRENTS
RESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRETIREMENTROOM SHARING
ROOMSROYALTIESSAVINGS
SCHOLARSHIPSSCHOOL MEALSSCHOOL MILK PROVISION
SCHOOLCHILDRENSCHOOLSSEASONAL EMPLOYMENT
SECONDARY EDUCATIONSECONDARY SCHOOLSSELF-EMPLOYED
SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLINGSHARESSHIFT WORK
SICK LEAVESICK PAYSICK PERSONS
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS
SOCIAL SERVICESSOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS
SOLID FUEL HEATINGSPECIAL EDUCATIONSTATE EDUCATION
STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONSSTRIKESSTUDENT HOUSING
STUDENT LOANSSTUDENTSSTUDY
SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORSTAX RELIEF
TAXATIONTELEPHONESTELEVISION RECEIVERS
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENTTERMINATION OF SERVICETIED HOUSING
TOP MANAGEMENTTRAININGTRANSPORT
TRAVELUNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYED
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSUNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONVIDEO RECORDERS
VISION IMPAIRMENTSVOLUNTARY WORKWAGES
WATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)WATER SUPPLY INDUSTRYWIDOWED
WORKING MOTHERSWORKING WOMEN

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 12 November 1997
Latest edition: 20 April 2005 (5th Edition)
Copyright: 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.
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Get in touch

Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Information on account types frs_1995_96_account.xls 32
Benefits question guide frs_1995_96_benefits.xls 59
Guide to mapping between benefits questions frs_1995_96_benefits_map.xls 28
Variable changes since 1994-1995 frs_1995_96_changes_metadata.xls 36
FRS Variables comparison report frs_1995_96_changes_metadata_old.xls 545
Data summary 1, missing values frs_1995_96_data_summary1_missing_values_a.xls 329
Data summary 2, missing benefit frs_1995_96_data_summary2_missing_values_b.xls 415
Data summary 3, minimum and maximum values frs_1995_96_data_summary3_minmaxmean.xls 324
Derived variable information frs_1995_96_dv_documentation.xls 113
Derived variable tables frs_1995_96_dv_metadata.xls 555
Flatfile mapping spreadsheet frs_1995_96_flatfile_documentation.xls 482
Variables in the hierarchical dataset frs_1995_96_hierachical_documentation.xls 971
Period code conversion frs_1995_96_period_code.xls 25
Information on usage frs_1995_96_usage.xls 19
Introduction, guides, analysing the FRS, grossing and data conversion 3761userguide1.pdf 437
Amendments FRS 1995/interviewer's guide to changes 3761userguide2.pdf 324
Question instructions 3761userguide3.pdf 696
Questionnaire routing (Benefit unit questionnaire) 3761userguide4.pdf 600
Questionnaire routing (Household questionnaire) 3761userguide5.pdf 475
Showcards, pocket guides to benefits and savings 3761userguide6.pdf 459
Releases and editing 3761userguide7.pdf 25
Technical notes 3761userguide8.pdf 184
Derived variable specifications 3761userguide9.pdf 4480
Index file in3761.pdf 18
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_3761_Information.htm 6
READ File read3761.htm 12
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  Family Resources Survey, 1993-1994 (SN 3332)
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Publications

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By principal investigator(s):
Department of Social Security (1995) Family Resources Survey statistics Great Britain 1993/94, revised edition, February.

Department of Social Security (1996) Family Resources Survey Great Britain 1994-95, London: HMSO. ISBN 0-11-762389-X.

Department of Social Security (1997) Family Resources Survey Great Britain 1995-96, London: The Stationery Office. ISBN 0-11-762537-X.

Department of Social Security (1998) Family Resources Survey Great Britain 1996-97, London: Corporate Document Services. ISBN 1-84123-047-2.

Department of Social Security (1999) Family Resources Survey Great Britain 1997-98, London: Corporate Document Services. ISBN 1-84123-117-7.

Wilmot, A. (1999) Family Resources Survey: technical report on the fifth survey year: April 1997 - March 1998, London: ONS. ISBN 1857743229.

Department of Social Security (2000) Family Resources Survey Great Britain 1998-99, London: Corporate Document Services. ISBN 1-84123-237-8.

Department of Social Security/ONS (2001) Family Resources Survey Great Britain 1999-2000, London: Corporate Document Services. ISBN 1-84123-367-6.

Department for Work and Pensions/ONS (2004) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom 2002-2003, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 1-84388-263-9.

Department for Work and Pensions/ONS (2005) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom 2003-2004, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 1-84388-470-4.

Department for Work and Pensions/ONS (2006) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom 2004-2005, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 1-84388-857-2.

Department for Work and Pensions (2012) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom 2010-2011, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78425-526-8.

Department for Work and Pensions (2013) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom 2011-2012, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78153-456-4.

Department for Work and Pensions (2014) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom, 2012-2013, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78425-186-4.

Department for Work and Pensions (2015) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom, 2013-2014, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78425-533-6.

Department for Work and Pensions (2016) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom, 2014-2015, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78425-801-6.

Department for Work and Pensions (2017) Family Resources Survey: United Kingdom, 2015-2016, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78425-915-0.

Department for Work and Pensions (2015) Pensioners’ incomes series: an analysis of trends in pensioner incomes 1979 to 2013-2014, United Kingdom, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78425-532-9.

Department for Work and Pensions (2016) Pensioners’ incomes series: an analysis of trends in pensioner incomes 1994-1995 to 2014-2015, United Kingdom, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78425-802-3.

Department for Work and Pensions (2017) Pensioners’ incomes series: an analysis of trends in pensioner incomes 1994-1995 to 2015-2016, United Kingdom, London: Department for Work and Pensions. ISBN 978-1-78425-913-6.

Resulting from secondary analysis:
Department of Social Security (1996) FRS Update, February.

Government Statistical Service (1996) Family Resources Survey statistical report 1994-95, Press Release, Department of Social Security.

Ray, A. (1996) Grossing up: an investigation of different methods applied to data from the Family Resources Survey, Analytical Notes: No.5, Analytical Services Division, Department of Social Security.

Kiernan, K. and Mueller, G. (1998) The divorced and who divorces?, CASEpaper CASE/7, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics, May.

Berthoud, R. (1998) Incomes of ethnic minorities, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.

Barrientos, A. (1998) 'Supplementary pension coverage in Britain' Fiscal Studies, 19(4), pp.429-446. Also available as: University of Hertfordshire Business School Economics Paper 18 (UHBS 1997:18).

DETR (1998) The incidence effects of charging for domestic water and sewerage services, London: DETR.

Paull, G., Walker, I. and Zhu, Y. (2000) 'Child support reform: some analysis of the 1999 White Paper' Fiscal Studies, 21(1), pp.105-140.

Ginn, J. and Arber, S. (2000) 'Ethnic inequality in later life: variation in financial circumstances by gender and ethnic group' Education and Ageing, 15(1), pp.65-83.

Sawkins, J.W. and Dickie, V.A. (2000) Paying for water and sewerage in Scotland: domestic incidence and vulnerable households, Discussion Paper in Economics No.2000/7, Economics Division, School of Management, Heriot-Watt University.

Dickie, V.A. and Sawkins, J.W. (2000) Increased water and sewerage charges in Scotland: mitigating the impact on vulnerable households, Occasional Papers in Economics, Economics Division, School of Management, Heriot-Watt University.

Piachaud, D. and Sutherland, H. (2002) Changing poverty post-1997, CASEPaper 63, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.

Sawkins, J.W. and Dickie, V.A. (2002) Affordability of water and sewerage services in Great Britain, Scottish Economics Policy Network (scotecon.net), Department of Economics, School of Management, Heriot-Watt University. ISBN 190436506x.

Sawkins, J.W. and Dickie, V.A. (2002) Council Tax in Scotland: the economic case for reform, Scottish Economy Policy Network Research Paper (scotecon.net), Department of Economics, School of Management, Heriot-Watt University. ISBN 1904365027.

Sawkins, J.W. and Dickie, V.A. (2003) Affordability of water and sewerage charges for low income households. Reports and recommendations, Water Customer Consultation Panels. ISBN 0954591615.

Zaidi, A. and Burchardt, T. (2003) Comparing incomes when needs differ: equivalisation for the extra costs of disability in the UK, CASEpaper 64, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics.

Hancock, R. and Barker, G. (2005) 'The quality of social security benefit data in the British Family Resources Survey: implications for investigating income support take-up by pensioners', Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 168(1), pp.63-82.

Sawkins, J.W. and Dickie, V.A. (2005) 'Affordability of household water and sewerage services in Great Britain', Fiscal Studies, 26(2), pp. 225-244.

Myck, M. and Reed, H. (2006) 'Tax and benefit reforms in a model of labour market transitions', Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, 75(3), pp.208–239.

Myck, M. (2007) Wages and ageing: is there evidence for the “Inverse-U” profile?, IZA Discussion Paper No.2983, Bonn, Germany: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit. Also published as DIW Berlin Discussion Paper 724, Berlin, Germany: DIW Berlin (German Institute for Economic Research).

Haan, P. and Myck, M. (2007) 'Apply with caution: introducing UK-style in-work support in Germany', Fiscal Studies, 28(1), pp.43-72.

Prasad, N. (ed.) (2008) Social policies and private sector participation in water supply: beyond regulation, Social Policy in a Development Context series, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sawkins, J. and Dickie, V.A. (2008) Affordability of Scottish household water and sewerage charges: historic trends and current position, Edinburgh: Waterwatch Scotland/Heriot-Watt University.

Sutherland, H. et al. (2008) 'Keeping up or falling behind? The impact of benefit and tax uprating on incomes and poverty', Fiscal Studies, 29(4), pp.467–498.

Blackburn, C., Read, J. and Spencer, N. (2010) 'Prevalence of childhood disability and the characteristics and circumstances of disabled children in the UK: secondary analysis of the Family Resources Survey', BMC Paediatrics, 10, 21.

The FRS has been used by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for their 'Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion' research programme. The 2010 report may be found at http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/monitoring-poverty-2010 and further reports may be found at http://www.poverty.org.uk/.

Spencer N.J., Blackburn C.M. and Read, J.M. (2010) 'Prevalence and social patterning of limiting long-term illness/disability in children and young people under the age of 20 years in 2001: UK census-based cross-sectional study', Child Care Health Dev., 36(4), pp.566-73.

Blackburn, C.M., Spencer, N.J. and Read J.M. (2010) 'Prevalence of childhood disability and the characteristics and circumstances of disabled children in the UK: secondary analysis of the Family Resources Survey', BMC Pediatr., 16(10), p.21.

Adam, S. (2013) 'Housing taxation and support for housing costs', in T. Callan (ed.) Budget perspectives 2014, Dublin: Economic and Society Research Institute.

Adam, S. and Browne, J. (2013) Do the UK Government’s welfare reforms make work pay?, IFS Working Paper W13/26, Institute for Fiscal Studies, September.

Adam, S., Johnson, P. and Roantree, B. (2013) Taxing an Independent Scotland, IFS Briefing Note B141, Institute for Fiscal Studies, October.

Amior, M., Crawford, R. and G. Tetlow (2013) The UK's public finances in the long run: the IFS model, IFS Working Paper W13/29, Institute for Fiscal Studies, November.

Amior, M., Crawford, R. and G. Tetlow (2013) Fiscal sustainability of an independent Scotland, IFS Report R88, Institute for Fiscal Studies, November.

Chevalier, A., Harmon, C., O'Sullivan, V. and Walker, I. (2013) 'The impact of parental income and education on the schooling of their children', IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 2(8). doi:10.1186/2193-8997-2-8

Adams, A., Hood, A. and Levell, P. (2014) 'The squeeze on incomes', The IFS Green Budget 2014, (Chapter 6), London IFS, 2014. retrieved May 12th, 2014 from http://www.ifs.org.uk/budgets/gb2014/gb2014.pdf . Also presented at the Green Budget Launch on 6 February 2014 and the ONS Labour Market Statistics User Group Conference at the Royal Society, London, 24 March 2014.

MacInnes, T., Tinson, A., Gaffney, D., Horgan, G. and Baumberg, B. (2015) Disability, long-term conditions and poverty, 2015, New Policy Institute. Retrieved July 20, 2015 from: http://npi.org.uk/files/7814/0490/1005/Disability_long_term_conditions_and_poverty.pdf

Tinson, A. (2015) Where does Working Tax Credit go? 2014, New Policy Institute. Retrieved July 20, 2015 from: http://npi.org.uk/files/1914/1261/8405/Where_does_working_tax_credit_go.pdf

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