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Family Resources Survey, 1998-1999

Title details

SN: 4149
Title: Family Resources Survey, 1998-1999
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-4149-1
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
National Centre for Social 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, National Centre for Social Research. (2005). Family Resources Survey, 1998-1999. [data collection]. 4th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 4149, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-4149-1

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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 and Households Below Average Income: Safe Room Access.

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 fourth edition of the 1998-1999 survey, the new grossing regime, GROSS 3, has been included.

Main Topics:
Household characteristics (composition, tenure type); tenure and housing costs including Council Tax, mortgages, insurance, water and sewage rates; consumer durables; vehicles; use of health services; welfare/school milk and meals; educational grants and loans; children in education; informal care (given and received); occupation and employment; health restrictions on work; children's health; wage details; self-employed earnings; travel to work; personal and occupational pension schemes; income and benefit receipt; income from pensions and trusts, royalties and allowances, maintenance and other sources; income tax payments and refunds; National Insurance contributions; earnings from odd jobs; children's earnings; interest and dividends; investments; National Savings products; assets.
Standard Measures
Standard Occupational Classification

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1998 - 1999
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: Government Office 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: 34636 (target) 22913 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
CAPI
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details

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ABSENTEEISMACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTADMINISTRATIVE AREAS
AGEAPARTMENTSAPPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
APPOINTMENT TO JOBATTITUDESBANK ACCOUNTS
BEDROOMSBONDSBONUS PAYMENTS
BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNTSBUSINESS RECORDSCAR SHARING
CARE OF DEPENDANTSCARE OF THE DISABLEDCARE OF THE ELDERLY
CARE OF THE SICKCENTRAL HEATINGCHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
CHILD BENEFITSCHILD CARECHILD DAY CARE
CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTSCHILD WORKERSCHILD-MINDING
CHILDRENCHRONIC ILLNESSCOHABITATION
COLOUR TELEVISION RECEIVERSCOMMERCIAL BUILDINGSCOMMUTING
COMPACT DISC PLAYERSCOMPANY CARSCOMPUTERS
CONSUMER GOODSCONSUMPTIONCONTACT LENSES
COSTSCOUNCIL TAXDAY NURSERIES
DEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDEBTSDENTAL TREATMENT
DENTISTSDISABILITIESDISABLED CHILDREN
DISABLED PERSONSDISTANCE MEASUREMENTDOMESTIC APPLIANCES
DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESDONATIONS TO CHARITYECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC VALUEEDUCATIONEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
EDUCATIONAL FEESEDUCATIONAL GRANTSEDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
EDUCATIONAL VOUCHERSELDERLYELECTRIC POWER SUPPLY
EMPLOYEESEMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES
EMPLOYMENTENDOWMENT ASSURANCEETHNIC GROUPS
EXPENDITUREEYESIGHT TESTSFAMILIES
FAMILY MEMBERSFINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCES
FINANCIAL SUPPORTFOODFOSTER PARENTS
FRIENDSFRINGE BENEFITSFUEL OILS
FUELSFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
FURTHER EDUCATIONGAS FUELSGAS SUPPLY
GENDERGIFTSGRANTS
GREAT BRITAINHEADS OF HOUSEHOLDHEALTH
HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONSHEARING IMPAIRMENTSHEATING SYSTEMS
HIGHER EDUCATIONHOLIDAY LEAVEHOME OWNERSHIP
HOME SHARINGHOME-BASED WORKHOSPITAL SERVICES
HOURS OF WORKHOUSEHOLD BUDGETSHOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATION
HOUSEHOLDSHOUSING FACILITIESHOUSING FINANCE
HOUSING TENUREHOUSINGINCOME TAX
INCOMEINDUSTRIESINSURANCE PREMIUMS
INSURANCEINTEREST (FINANCE)INVESTMENT RETURN
INVESTMENTJOB DESCRIPTIONJOB HUNTING
JOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCELANDLORDSLEAVE
LOANSLODGERSMANAGERS
MARITAL STATUSMARRIED WOMEN WORKERSMARRIED WOMEN
MATERNITY LEAVEMATERNITY PAYMEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS
MILKMORTGAGE PROTECTION INSURANCEMORTGAGES
MOTOR VEHICLESNEIGHBOURSOCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS
OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSOCCUPATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIES
OVERTIMEPARTNERSHIPS (BUSINESS)PART-TIME COURSES
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPATERNITY LEAVEPATIENTS
PENSION CONTRIBUTIONSPENSIONSPERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES
PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONSPHYSICIANSPRICES
PRIVATE EDUCATIONPRIVATE HEALTH SERVICESPRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONS
PRIVATE SCHOOLSPROFITSPUBLIC TRANSPORT
QUALIFICATIONSRATESREBATES
REDUNDANCY PAYREDUNDANCYRENTED ACCOMMODATION
RENTSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRETIREMENT
ROOM SHARINGROOMSROYALTIES
SATELLITE RECEIVERSSAVINGSSCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOOL MEALSSCHOOL MILK PROVISIONSCHOOLCHILDREN
SCHOOLSSEASONAL EMPLOYMENTSECONDARY EDUCATION
SECONDARY SCHOOLSSELF-EMPLOYEDSEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLING
SHARESSHIFT WORKSICK LEAVE
SICK PAYSICK PERSONSSOCIAL CLASS
SOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITSSOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS
SOCIAL SECURITYSOCIAL SERVICESSOCIAL SUPPORT
SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSOLID FUEL HEATINGSPECIAL EDUCATION
SPECTACLESSPOUSESSTATE EDUCATION
STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONSSTRIKESSTUDENT HOUSING
STUDENT LOANSSTUDENTSSTUDY
SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENTSUPERVISORSSUPERVISORY STATUS
TAXATIONTELEPHONESTELEVISION RECEIVERS
TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENTTENANCY AGREEMENTSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASING
TERMINATION OF SERVICETIED HOUSINGTIME
TOP MANAGEMENTTRAININGTRANSPORT
TRAVELUNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYED
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSUNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONUNWAGED WORKERS
VIDEO RECORDERSVISION IMPAIRMENTSVISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATESVOLUNTARY WORKWAGES
WATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)WIDOWEDWORKING MOTHERS
WORKING WOMEN

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 03 May 2001
Latest edition: 12 April 2005 (4th 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
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Benefits question guide frs_1998_99_benefits.xls 63
Guide to mapping between benefits questions frs_1998_99_benefits_map.xls 63
Variable changes since 1997-1998 frs_1998_99_changes_metadata.xls 1149
Data summary 1, missing values frs_1998_99_data_summary1_missingvalues_a.xls 329
Data summary 2, missing benefit values frs_1998_99_data_summary2_missingvalues_b.xls 415
Data summary 3, minimum and maximum values frs_1998_99_data_summary3_minmaxmean.xls 324
Derived variable information frs_1998_99_dv_documentation.xls 181
Derived variables tables frs_1998_99_dv_metadata.xls 256
Flatfile mapping spreadsheet frs_1998_99_fatfile_documentation.xls 982
Variables in the hierarchical dataset frs_1998_99_hierarchical_documentation.xls 1134
Period code conversion frs_1998_99_period_code.xls 97
Information on usage frs_1998_99_usage.xls 19
Introduction, guides, analysing the FRS, grossing and data conversion 4149userguide1.pdf 424
Questionnaire routing (Part 7) 4149userguide10.pdf 527
Showcards, pocket guides to benefits and savings 4149userguide11.pdf 96
Releases, editing, imputation and data summaries 4149userguide12.pdf 102
Tables and technical notes 4149userguide13.pdf 55
Derived variable specifications 4149userguide14.pdf 663
Guide to changes/interviewer's guide to changes 4149userguide2.pdf 139
Question instructions 4149userguide3.pdf 772
Questionnaire routing (Part 1) 4149userguide4.pdf 653
Questionnaire routing (Part 2) 4149userguide5.pdf 638
Questionnaire routing (Part 3) 4149userguide6.pdf 1119
Questionnaire routing (Part 4) 4149userguide7.pdf 1023
Questionnaire routing (Part 5) 4149userguide8.pdf 955
Questionnaire routing (Part 6) 4149userguide9.pdf 743
Index file in4149.pdf 42
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_4149_Information.htm 7
READ File read4149.htm 12
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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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