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Family Resources Survey, 2003-2004

Title details

SN: 5139
Title: Family Resources Survey, 2003-2004
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5139-2
Series: Family Resources Survey [Family Resources Survey, 1993-]
Depositor: Department for Work and Pensions
Principal investigator(s): Department for Work and Pensions
National Centre for Social Research
Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division
Data collector(s): Department for Work and Pensions
Sponsor(s): Department for Work and Pensions

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Department for Work and Pensions, National Centre for Social Research, Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division. (2014). Family Resources Survey, 2003-2004. [data collection]. 5th Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 5139, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5139-2

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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 FRS 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 FRS was extended to include Northern Ireland.

Edition History:
For the second edition, changes were incorporated into the new grossing regime, GROSS3, for Northern Ireland respondent households.

The third edition of the data included changes to child care variables and some minor data changes.

The fourth edition includes revised data for variable NINRV and 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.

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; 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

Dates of fieldwork: April 2003 - March 2004
Country: Northern Ireland | United Kingdom
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Observation units: Families/households
Universe: National
Families
Households
Private households in the United Kingdom
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
annual - analysed on a financial year basis.
Sampling procedures: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Number of units: 28,860 (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 ACCOUNTSBUSESBUSINESS RECORDS
CARE OF DEPENDANTSCARE OF THE DISABLEDCARE OF THE ELDERLY
CARE OF THE SICKCARSCENTRAL HEATING
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONSCHILD BENEFITSCHILD CARE
CHILD DAY CARECHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTSCHILD WORKERS
CHILD-MINDINGCHILDRENCHRONIC ILLNESS
COHABITATIONCOLOUR TELEVISION RECEIVERSCOMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
COMPANY CARSCONCESSIONARY TELEVISION LICENCESCONSUMER GOODS
CONSUMPTIONCONTACT LENSESCOUNCIL TAX
DAY NURSERIESDEBILITATIVE ILLNESSDEBTS
DENTAL EXAMINATIONSDENTAL TREATMENTDISABILITIES
DISABLED CHILDRENDISABLED PERSONSDISTANCE MEASUREMENT
DOMESTIC APPLIANCESDOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIESECONOMIC ACTIVITY
ECONOMIC VALUEEDUCATIONEDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
EDUCATIONAL FEESEDUCATIONAL GRANTSEDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
EDUCATIONAL VOUCHERSELDERLYEMPLOYEES
EMPLOYMENT HISTORYEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMMESEMPLOYMENT
ENDOWMENT ASSURANCEETHNIC GROUPSEXPENDITURE
EYESIGHT TESTSFAMILIESFAMILY MEMBERS
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSFINANCIAL RESOURCESFINANCIAL SUPPORT
FOODFREE SCHOOL MEALSFRIENDS
FRINGE BENEFITSFULL-TIME EMPLOYMENTFURNISHED ACCOMMODATION
FURTHER EDUCATIONGENDERGIFTS
GRANTSGREAT BRITAINHEADS OF HOUSEHOLD
HEALTH SERVICESHEALTHHEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS
HEARING IMPAIRMENTSHIGHER EDUCATIONHOLIDAY LEAVE
HOME OWNERSHIPHOME SHARINGHOME-BASED WORK
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
MORTGAGE PROTECTION INSURANCEMORTGAGESMOTOR VEHICLES
NEIGHBOURSNORTHERN IRELANDOCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS
OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATIONSOCCUPATIONSONE-PARENT FAMILIES
OVERTIMEPARTNERSHIPS (BUSINESS)PART-TIME COURSES
PART-TIME EMPLOYMENTPASSENGERSPATERNITY LEAVE
PENSION CONTRIBUTIONSPENSIONSPERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES
PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONSPHYSICIANSPRIVATE EDUCATION
PRIVATE PERSONAL PENSIONSPRIVATE SCHOOLSPROFITS
QUALIFICATIONSRATESREBATES
REDUNDANCY PAYREDUNDANCYRENTED ACCOMMODATION
RENTSRESIDENTIAL MOBILITYRETIREMENT
ROOM SHARINGROOMSROYALTIES
SAVINGSSCHOLARSHIPSSCHOOL MILK PROVISION
SCHOOLCHILDRENSCHOOLSSEASONAL EMPLOYMENT
SECONDARY EDUCATIONSECONDARY SCHOOLSSELF-EMPLOYED
SEWAGE DISPOSAL AND HANDLINGSHARESSHIFT WORK
SICK LEAVESICK PAYSICK PERSONS
SOCIAL CLASSSOCIAL HOUSINGSOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
SOCIAL SECURITY CONTRIBUTIONSSOCIAL SECURITYSOCIAL SERVICES
SOCIAL SUPPORTSOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUSSPECIAL EDUCATION
SPECTACLESSPOUSESSTATE EDUCATION
STATE RETIREMENT PENSIONSSTUDENT HOUSINGSTUDENT LOANS
STUDENTSSTUDYSUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENT
SUPERVISORSSUPERVISORY STATUSTAXATION
TELEVISION LICENCESTELEVISION RECEIVERSTEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
TENANCY AGREEMENTSTENANTS' HOME PURCHASINGTERMINATION OF SERVICE
TIED HOUSINGTIMETOP MANAGEMENT
TRAININGUNEARNED INCOMEUNEMPLOYED
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITSUNFURNISHED ACCOMMODATIONUNWAGED WORKERS
VISION IMPAIRMENTSVISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONSVOCATIONAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATES
VOLUNTARY WORKWAGESWATER SERVICES (BUILDINGS)
WIDOWEDWORKING MOTHERSWORKING WOMEN

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 06 April 2005
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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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Flatfile mapping - 2014 frs_2003-04_flatmp.xls 401
Benefits map frs_2003_04_benefits_map.xls 54
Variable changes since 2002-2003 frs_2003_04_changes_metadata.xls 655
Summary of missing values frs_2003_04_data_summary_1_missing_values_a.xls 316
Summary of missing benefit information frs_2003_04_data_summary_2_missing_values_b.xls 427
Summary of imputation showing original number of missing values frs_2003_04_data_summary_3_missing_values_c.xls 28
Summary of minimum and maximum values frs_2003_04_data_summary_4_minmaxmean.xls 443
Derived variable tables frs_2003_04_dv_documentation.xls 219
Derived variable information frs_2003_04_dv_metadata.xls 555
Flatfile documentation frs_2003_04_flatfile_documentation.xls 1157
Variables in the hierarchical dataset frs_2003_04_hierarchical_documentation.xls 1300
Information on current pension provisions frs_2003_04_penprov.xls 15
Period code conversion frs_2003_04_period_code.xls 54
Information on usage frs_2003_04_usage.xls 19
Introduction, guides, analysing, grossing and data conversion 5139userguide1.pdf 604
Questionnaire routing (Part 6) 5139userguide10.pdf 1020
Showcards, pocket guides to benefits and savings 5139userguide11.pdf 529
Editing, imputation and releases 5139userguide12.pdf 478
Tables and technical notes 5139userguide13.pdf 203
Derived variable specifications 5139userguide14.pdf 1896
Guide to changes/Interviewer guide to changes 5139userguide2.pdf 768
Questionnaire instructions (GB) 5139userguide3.pdf 1205
Questionnaire instructions (NI) 5139userguide4.pdf 1227
Questionnaire routing (Part 1) 5139userguide5.pdf 1207
Questionnaire routing (Part 2) 5139userguide6.pdf 1094
Questionnaire routing (Part 3) 5139userguide7.pdf 977
Questionnaire routing (Part 4) 5139userguide8.pdf 1398
Questionnaire routing (Part 5) 5139userguide9.pdf 887
Index file in5139.pdf 520
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5139_Information.htm 6
READ File read5139.htm 11
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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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