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|Title:||Family Resources Survey, 2002-2003|
|Series:||Family Resources Survey [Family Resources Survey, 1993-]|
|Depositor:||Department for Work and Pensions|
Department for Work and Pensions
National Centre for Social Research
Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division
Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Work and Pensions
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.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. From April 2002, the Family Resources Survey was extended to include Northern Ireland.
For the third edition of the 2002-2003 survey, the new grossing regime, GROSS 3, was included.
For the fourth edition, revised data for variable NINRV has been included, along with corrections to variable HHRENT. Variables AGE and SSTRTREG have been suppressed. For full version history see study documentation and READ file below.
For the fifth edition (October 2014) the data have been re-grossed following revision of the FRS grossing methodology to take account of the 2011 Census mid-year population estimates. New variable GROSS4 has been added to the dataset.
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 Occupational Classification
|Dates of fieldwork:||April 2002 - March 2003|
|Country:||Northern Ireland | Great Britain|
Government Office Regions
Private households in the United Kingdom.
Repeated cross-sectional study
annual - analysed on a financial year basis.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||28,710 (obtained)|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details|
|ABSENTEEISM||ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT||ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS|
|AGE||APARTMENTS||APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT|
|APPOINTMENT TO JOB||ATTITUDES||BANK ACCOUNTS|
|BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNTS||BUSES||BUSINESS RECORDS|
|CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CARE OF THE DISABLED||CARE OF THE ELDERLY|
|CARE OF THE SICK||CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS||CHILD BENEFITS|
|CHILD CARE||CHILD DAY CARE||CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS|
|CHRONIC ILLNESS||COHABITATION||COLOUR TELEVISION RECEIVERS|
|COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS||COMMUTING||CONCESSIONARY TELEVISION LICENCES|
|CONSUMPTION||CONTACT LENSES||COUNCIL TAX|
|DAY NURSERIES||DEBILITATIVE ILLNESS||DEBTS|
|DENTAL EXAMINATIONS||DENTAL TREATMENT||DISABILITIES|
|DISABLED CHILDREN||DISABLED PERSONS||DISTANCE MEASUREMENT|
|DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||ECONOMIC VALUE|
|EDUCATION||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL FEES|
|EDUCATIONAL GRANTS||EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS||EDUCATIONAL VOUCHERS|
|EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMES||EMPLOYMENT||ENDOWMENT ASSURANCE|
|ETHNIC GROUPS||EXPENDITURE||EYESIGHT TESTS|
|FAMILIES||FAMILY MEMBERS||FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS|
|FINANCIAL RESOURCES||FINANCIAL SUPPORT||FOOD|
|FRIENDS||FRINGE BENEFITS||FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT|
|FURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||FURTHER EDUCATION||GENDER|
|HEADS OF HOUSEHOLD||HEALTH SERVICES||HEALTH|
|HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS||HEARING IMPAIRMENTS||HIGHER EDUCATION|
|HOLIDAY LEAVE||HOME OWNERSHIP||HOME SHARING|
|HOME-BASED WORK||HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLD BUDGETS|
|HOUSEHOLD HEAD'S OCCUPATION||HOUSEHOLDS||HOUSING FACILITIES|
|HOUSING FINANCE||HOUSING TENURE||HOUSING|
|INSURANCE PREMIUMS||INSURANCE||INTEREST (FINANCE)|
|INVESTMENT RETURN||INVESTMENT||JOB DESCRIPTION|
|JOB HUNTING||JOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCE||LANDLORDS|
|MANAGERS||MARITAL STATUS||MARRIED WOMEN WORKERS|
|MARRIED WOMEN||MATERNITY LEAVE||MATERNITY PAY|
|MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS||MORTGAGE PROTECTION INSURANCE||MORTGAGES|
|NEIGHBOURS||NORTHERN IRELAND||OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS|
|OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS||OCCUPATIONS||ONE-PARENT FAMILIES|
|OVERTIME||PARTNERSHIPS (BUSINESS)||PART-TIME COURSES|
|PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT||PASSENGERS||PATERNITY LEAVE|
|PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS||PENSIONS||PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES|
|PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS||PHYSICIANS||PRIVATE EDUCATION|
|PRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONS||PRIVATE SCHOOLS||PROFITS|
|REDUNDANCY PAY||REDUNDANCY||RENTED ACCOMMODATION|
|SCHOOLS||SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT||SECONDARY EDUCATION|
|SECONDARY SCHOOLS||SELF-EMPLOYED||SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLING|
|SHARES||SHIFT WORK||SICK LEAVE|
|SICK PAY||SICK PERSONS||SOCIAL CLASS|
|SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS||SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONS|
|SOCIAL SECURITY||SOCIAL SERVICES||SOCIAL SUPPORT|
|SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS||SPECIAL EDUCATION||SPECTACLES|
|SPOUSES||STATE EDUCATION||STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONS|
|STUDENT HOUSING||STUDENT LOANS||STUDENTS|
|SUPERVISORY STATUS||TAXATION||TELEVISION LICENCES|
|TELEVISION RECEIVERS||TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT||TENANCY AGREEMENTS|
|TENANTS' HOME PURCHASING||TERMINATION OF SERVICE||TIED HOUSING|
|TRAVEL CONCESSIONS||TRAVEL PASSES||TRAVEL|
|UNEARNED INCOME||UNEMPLOYED||UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS|
|UNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION||UNWAGED WORKERS||VISION IMPAIRMENTS|
|VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS||VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES||VOLUNTARY WORK|
|WAGES||WATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)||WIDOWED|
|WORKING MOTHERS||WORKING WOMEN|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||20 February 2004|
|Latest edition:||31 October 2014 (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|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Variable changes since 2000-2001||frs_2002_03_changes_metadata.xls||930|
|Data summary 1, missing values||frs_2002_03_data_summary1_missing_values_a.xls||333|
|Data summary 2, missing benefit values||frs_2002_03_data_summary2_missing_values_b.xls||432|
|Data summary 3, missing benefit values, imputation||frs_2002_03_data_summary3_missing_values_c.xls||27|
|Data summary 4, Min/Max/Mean values||frs_2002_03_data_summary4_minmaxmean.xls||433|
|Derived variable information||frs_2002_03_dv_documentation.xls||232|
|Derived variables tables||frs_2002_03_dv_metadata.xls||285|
|Flatfile mapping - 2014||frs_2002_03_flatmp.xls||363|
|Variables in the hierarchical dataset||frs_2002_03_hierarchical_documentation.xls||1262|
|Information of current pension contributions||frs_2002_03_penprov.xls||15|
|Period code conversion||frs_2002_03_period_code.xls||70|
|Information on usage||frs_2002_03_usage.xls||19|
|Introduction, guides, analysing the FRS, grossing and data conversion||4803userguide1.pdf||499|
|Releases, editing, imputation||4803userguide10.pdf||415|
|Tables and technical notes||4803userguide11.pdf||214|
|Derived variable specifications||4803userguide12.pdf||1061|
|Guide to changes/interviewer's guide to changes||4803userguide2.pdf||2919|
|Questionnaire instructions (GB)||4803userguide3.pdf||1094|
|Questionnaire instructions (Northern Ireland)||4803userguide4.pdf||939|
|Questionnaire routing (Part 1)||4803userguide5.pdf||784|
|Questionnaire routing (Part 2)||4803userguide6.pdf||803|
|Questionnaire routing (Part 3)||4803userguide7.pdf||872|
|Questionnaire routing (Part 4)||4803userguide8.pdf||911|
|Showcards, pocket guides to benefits and savings||4803userguide9.pdf||617|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_4803_Information.htm||6|
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.
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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:
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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.
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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/.
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