ANNEX AA good introduction to the labour market data in the SARs is provided by the published census 100% and 10% statistics in the reports on Economic Activity, on Qualified Manpower, and on Workplace and Transport to Work. However, the data
contained in the SARs goes beyond these statistics in two ways. First, the Census
Microdata Unit (CMU) at Manchester University actively seeks to enhance the
value of the datasets by adding extra variables from other sources and by adding
new derived variables of interest to academic social scientists. Second, the coding
of variables in the SARs is full enough to allow researchers to identify and utilize
additional information which is not used at all in the published census reports (such
as retrospective employment data) or is used only minimally (such as information
on student jobs). The first type of information is described in CMU's documentation for the SARs. The second type of information is by definition 'hidden' within
the SAR files and has to be extracted by the researcher's analytical work. Several
chapters of this book present analyses of the most important hidden labour market
data in the SARs: retrospective employment data; concurrent and previous jobs of
students in full-time education who are classified as economically inactive; jobs held
by people retired on occupational pensions; and people who genuinely work at
home (excluding people who live at work or have live-in jobs, who also coded
themselves as homeworkers). This Annex describes this additional labour market
data available in the SARs but not reported on or used in the official census publications.
Labour Market Data in the 1991 Census
1% and 2% SARs
Earnings estimatesThe British census has never included any questions on income or earnings. Earnings
estimates are the most important information added into the SAR files by CMU.
Earnings estimates are taken from the 1991 New Earnings Survey (NES) and refer
to average hourly earnings in pence excluding any overtime pay. Instead of assigning each employee the average hourly earnings for their occupation, NES mean
earnings data were broken down by age, sex, hours worked, and region, using the
|• ||sex: male, female|
|• ||age: 16-19, 20-29, 30-49, 50+|
|• ||hours worked: full-time, part-time|
|• ||occupation: one of 73 occupation groups in the 1991 SOC|
|• ||region: London and the South-east, rest of Great Britain.|
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Book title: Social Change and Innovation in the Labour Market:Evidence from the Census SARs on Occupational Segregation and Labour Mobility, Part-Time Work and Student Jobs, Homework and Self-Employment.
Contributors: Catherine Hakim - Author.
Publisher: Oxford University.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1998.
Page number: 251.
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