WP. Work and Pensions

The Work and Pensions module collects from each member of the ELSA sample employment details, job characteristics, earnings, occupational pension contributions or receipts, retirement decisions and pension information.

Label Type Description
IDAUNIQ System generated Unique individual serial number
WPACT Question Whether did certain work activities during last month
WPAWAY Question Whether unemployed during past month
WPACTW Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: Work status in past month
WPTAW Question Reason away from work in past month
WPDES Question Current work status
WPEDC Question Whether any formal educational or training course in the last year
WPVW Question Frequency of volunteering
WPES Constructed variable Derived: employee or self-employed
WPESP Question Whether employee or self-employed
WPJOB Question Whether paid job since last interview
WPJOBL Question Whether change in job since last interview
WPSTJ Question Whether change in job since last interview
WPEMP Question Whether working for the same employer since last interview
WPEVER Question Whether ever done any paid work
WPASKD Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: Whether WPJDO was asked
WPASKE Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: Whether WPEST was asked
WPASKF Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: Whether WPDET was asked
WPSUP Question Whether supervises people
WPEST Question Whether employee or self-employed
WPSAL Question Whether paid a salary or wage
WPCJB Question Whether main job has certain characteristics
WPNEMP Question Number of people employed at place of work
WPEMPL Question Number of employees at place of work if self-employed
WPNOE Question Number of people who work your employer at all locations in the UK
WPJACT Question Physical demands of work
WPSJOBY Question Year started current job
WPSJOBM Question Month started current job
WPCJOB Question Whether current job is temporary or permanent
WPHJOB Question Hours per week worked in current job
WPHWRK Question Hours per week worked in current job if self-employed
WPWLY Question Whether done any paid work in last year
WPWLYM Question Weeks employed in last 12 months
WPHLY Question Weeks leave taken in the last 12 months
WPWLYY Question Income from work last year
WPWLYB Question Income from work last year brackets
WPLLJY Question Year ended previous job
WPLLJM Question Month ended previous job
WPNIC Question Whether pays National Insurance contributions
WPNICE Question Whether has ever paid National Insurance contributions
WPNIMW Question Whether has ever paid NI contributions at married women's rate
WPLNJ Question Whether currently looking for a new job
WPSPAY Question Whether currently receiving sick pay
WPOTP Question Time period covered for amount paid response
WPAOTP Question Amount paid
WPAOTP_B Question Bracket values for amount paid
WPPERI Question Period covered the last time paid
WPSLIP Question Whether has last payslip to consult
WPTHP Question Take home pay last period
WPTHP_B Question Bracket values for take-home pay last period
WPTHL Question Whether last period pay is usual take home pay
WPUP Question Usual pay, period covered
WPUPA Question Usual pay amount
WPUPA_B Question Bracket values for usual take-home pay
WPPAYA Question asked of interviewer Interviewer's estimate of accuracy of respondent's answers regarding pay
WPIR Question Whether prepares annual business accounts in current place of business
WPAP Question Whether works on own annual business account
WPRAIR Question Most recent period of inland revenue account preparation, year at start
WPRAIM Question Most recent period of inland revenue account preparation, month at start
WPRAEY Question Most recent period of inland revenue account preparation, year at end.
WPRAEM Question Most recent period of inland revenue account preparation, month at end
WPPROF Question Share of the profit or loss figure shown on business accounts
WPPROFB Question Bracket values for share of the profit or loss figure shown on business accounts
WPPL Question Whether amount indicates profit or loss
WPBDT Question Whether figure is before income tax deduction
WPBDNI Question Whether that figure is before deduction of national insurance
WPBI Question Average weekly/monthly income over past 12 months, period coded
WPBIWA Question Average weekly income over past 12 months
WPBIWAB Question Bracket values for average weekly income over past 12 months
WPBIMA Question Average monthly income over past 12 months
WPBIMAB Question Bracket values for the average monthly income over past 12 months
WPBUSV Question How much the business is worth
WPBUSVB Question Bracket values for how much the business is worth
WPMOJ Question Whether currently earns money apart from main job
WPHMSJ Question Hours worked apart from main job
WPESJ Question Total take home pay from jobs other than main job
WPESJB Question Bracket values for total take home pay from jobs other than main job
WPESJM Question Average monthly take home pay from jobs other than main job
WPESJMB Question Bracket value for average monthly take home pay from jobs other than main job
WPBUS Question Whether part of any additional businesses
WPVBUS Question Share of the business worth of additional business
WPVBUSB Question Bracket values of share of additional business's worth
WPERET Question Whether offered early retirement incentives since 50 which chose not to take
WPERAG Question Age offered early retirement incentives
WPBPS Question Whether current employer offers a pension
WPANYP Question Whether employer offers a pension scheme to any employees
WPPS Question Whether a member of this pension scheme
WPDPS Question Type of employer-provided pension scheme, first request
WPPSM Question Reasons not a member of the scheme
WPEC Question Whether employer would add to contributions to the pension scheme
WPECA Question Whether employer additions to pension would be automatic or discretionary
WP1ASK Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: whether WpCPS was asked
WP2ASK Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: whether WpCPS was asked for a 2nd time
WPCASK Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: whether WPCEMP was asked on 2nd loop
WPXNO Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Whether asking current pension questions 1st or 2nd time
WPCPS Question Whether currently contribute to other pension schemes
WPCPSC Question Whether have other contributable pension schemes
WPKP Question Kind of other pension schemes
WPKP2C Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Derived: was an open response incorporated into wpkp2
WPPDES Question Type of employer-provided pension scheme, second request
WPOARS Question Number of years in retirement savings scheme/pension arrangement
WPCOS Question Whether employer-provided pension is a contracted out scheme
WPYBS Question Number of years in employer-provided scheme
WPERC Question Whether employer requires contribution to employer-provided pension scheme
WPMC Question Minimum contribution to pension required, unit of measurement
WPMCA Question Amount of minimum contribution to pension required
WPPERC Question Period covered by minimum contribution to pension
WPMFRAC Question Minimum contribution to pension required as percentage of salary
WPYCAMT Question Current contribution to pension, unit of measurement
WPYCA Question Current contribution to pension, amount
WPMCAF Question Period covered by current contribution to pension
WPYFRAC Question Current contribution to pension as percentage of salary
WPACON Question Additional contribution to employer-provided pension scheme
WPACOA Question Unit of measurement for additional voluntary contributions
WPACOB Question Additional voluntary contribution, amount
WPACOC Question Period covered by additional voluntary contribution
WPFRAS Question Additional voluntary contribution, percentage of salary
WPCONY Question Amount of additional irregular contributions in last 12 months
WPADY Question Number of added years in last 12 months
WPMMIN Question Whether contribute more than minimum contribution
WPMUC Question Unit of measurement for usual additional contributions
WPAUC Question Usual additional contributions, amount
WPPER Question Period covered by usual additional contributions
WPFRUC Question Usual additional contributions as percentage of salary
WPANYC Question Whether contributed at all in the last 12 months
WPACAMT Question Amount of contribution in last 12 months
WPECON Question Unit of measurement for current employer contribution to pension scheme
WPECONA Question Current employer contribution to pension scheme, amount
WPEPERI Question Period covered by current employer contribution to pension scheme
WPEFS Question Current employer contribution to pension scheme as percentage
WPNRA Question Whether there is normal retirement age or period in pension scheme
WPBTHA Question Normal retirement age
WPBTHP Question Period of service
WPERA Question Whether there is early retirement age in pension scheme
WPYAER Question Youngest age for early retirement
WPDESP Question How pension is calculated
WPFSAP Question Fraction added to final pension for each years service
WPPLP Question Whether pension will be index-linked
WPPLPH Question Whether index-linked pension will be automatic
WPLUMP Question Expected retirement lump sum
WPLUMPB Question Bracket values for expected retirement lump sum
WPPTP Question Unit of measurement for expected income from pension
WPPSAL Question Expected income from pension, percentage
WPASAL Question Expected income from pension, annual amount
WPASALB Question Bracket values for expected income from pension, annual amount
WPFSAV Question Whether makes free standing additional voluntary contributions (FSAVC'S)
WPPFVAL Question Value of accumulated contributions (FSAVC)
WPPFVALB Question Bracket values for accumulated contributions (FSAVC)
WPAPF Question Value of accumulated pension fund
WPAPFB Question Bracket values for accumulated pension fund
WPPTOP Question Unit of measurement for expected pension worth
WPPENB Question Expected pension worth, amount
WPPENTB Question Bracket values for expected pension worth, total amount
WPPENAB Question Bracket values for expected pension worth, annual amount
WPCONS Question Whether employer's name and address given
WPPLON Question Number of years with personal pension
WPPCONT Question Frequency of contribution to personal pension
WPHCON Question Unit of measurement for regular contribution to personal pension
WPCAMT Question Regular contribution to personal pension, amount
WPCPER Question Period covered by regular contribution to personal pension
WPNIFP Question Regular contribution to personal pension, percentage of salary
WPLCOY Question Last irregular contribution to personal pension, year
WPLCOM Question Last irregular contribution to personal pension, month
WPMCON Question Unit of measurement, last irregular contribution to personal pension
WPAC Question Last irregular contribution to personal pension, amount
WPFSC Question Last irregular contribution to personal pension, percentage
WPNIRR Question Number of irregular contributions to personal pension last year
WPLASTY Question Last contribution to personal pension if stopped, year
WPLASTM Question Last contribution to personal pension if stopped, month
WPMLAS Question Last contribution to personal pension if stopped, amount
WPLASP Question Period covered by last contribution to personal pension if stopped
WPRCON Question Whether previously had regular contribution to personal pension
WPRSC Question Reason for stopping contribution to personal pension
WPCEMP Question Whether employer contributes to personal pension
WPMEC Question Unit of measurement for employer's regular contribution to personal pension
WPAMEC Question Employer's regular contribution to personal pension, amount
WPFSCP Question Period covered by employer's regular contribution to personal pension
WPFSCO Question Employer's regular contribution to personal pension, percent of salary
WPCUV Question Current value of accumulated personal pension
WPCUVB Question Bracket values for accumulated personal pension
WPPEXP Question Unit of measurement for expected personal pension worth
WPAMOU Question Expected personal pension worth, total
WPPT2TB Question Bracket values for expected personal pension worth, total
WPPT2AB Question Bracket values for expected personal pension worth, annual amount
WPYPEN Question Number of years in self-employed personal pension
WPCB Question Value of accumulated self-employed personal pension
WPCBB Question Bracket values for accumulated self-employed personal pension
WPSRC Question Whether makes regular contribution to self-employed personal pension
WPMRC Question Regular contribution to self-employed personal pension
WPMRCP Question Period covered by regular contribution to self-employed personal pension
WPLRCY Question Year of last irregular contribution to self-employed personal pension
WPLRCM Question Month of last irregular contribution to self-employed personal pension
WPLAC Question Amount of last irregular contribution to self-employed personal pension
WPNCONT Question Number of irregular contributions to self-employed personal pension, last year
WPLPE Question Unit of measurement for expected self-employed personal pension worth
WPLPA Question Expected self-employed personal pension worth, total
WPLPTB Question Bracket values for expected self-employed personal pension worth, total
WPLPAB Question Bracket values for expected self-employed personal pension worth, annual
WPINFS Question Person providing pension scheme information
WPFINFO Question Whether had enough information on expected pension
WPPDOC Question asked of interviewer Whether respondent consulted documents
WPINTA Question asked of interviewer Assessment of pension answers accuracy
WPPRPE Question Whether contributed to other pension scheme in past, first request
WPPEPR Question Whether contributed to other pension scheme in past, second request
WPNOSC Question Number of past pension schemes
WPREC Question Whether currently receiving pension from past schemes
WPMSC Question Kind of past pension scheme
WPDS Question Period under past scheme, year at start
WPDE Question Period under past scheme, year at end
WPRGH Question Status of past pension rights
WPPAM Question Unit of measurement for expected past pension worth
WPPA Question Expected past pension worth, total or annual
WPTB Question Bracket values for expected past pension worth, total
WPAB Question Bracket values for expected past pension worth, annual
WPINF Question Whether payment from past pension is index-linked
WPPAY Question Period covered by payment from past pension
WPPYR Question Payment from past pension
WPPYR_B Question Bracket values for payment from past pension
WPTAX Question Whether payment from past pension is before tax
WPPW Question Whether receive spouse's pension
WPREN Question Number of spouse's pension
WPEXW Question Whether expects to receive a pension from pension schemes in the future
WPPWP Question Period covered by payment from spouse's pension
WPPWR Question Payment from spouse's pension
WPPWR_B Question Bracket values for payment from spouse's pension
WPWTX Question Whether payment from spouse's pension is before tax
WPWEX Question Unit of measurement for expected spouse's pension worth
WPEXA Question Expected spouse's pension worth, amount
WPETB Question Bracket values for expected spouse's pension worth, total
WPEAB Question Bracket values for expected spouse's pension worth, annual
WPINFO Question Whether had enough information on currently receiving pensions
WPRAGE Question Age retired
WPERET2 Question Whether took early retirement
WPERP Question Whether retired on full, reduced, or no pension
WPREAS Question Reasons for taking early retirement
WPMREA Question Main reason for taking early retirement
WPRRE Question Reasons for retiring
WPMRRE Question Main reason for retiring
WPWKR Question Whether had opportunity to work past retirement age
WPPHI Question Whether covered by private health insurance
WPHOWU Question Whether health insurance paid for by self
WPHOWE Question Method of health insurance payment
WPMHI Question Amount paid per month for health insurance
WPMHIB Question Bracket values for amount paid per month for health insurance
AEVERJOB Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: hse ever had a job
AEMPLOYE Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: whether employee or self-employed
ASOCCLS Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: hse social class
AECONACT Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: economic status
AQUAL Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: hse qualifications
ASTWORK Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: any paid work in the seven days ending last Sunday
AWKLOOK Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: looking for paid work / gov. employment since four weeks ending last Sunday
AWKSTRT Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: if job or gov. training available, could start in 2 weeks
AOTHPAID Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: apart from upcoming job, ever paid for work or self-employed
AFTPTIME Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: working full-time or part-time
ADIRCTR Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: whether director of a limited company
AEMPSTAT Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: whether manager/foreman or supervisor/other employee
ANEMPLEE Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: approximate number of people employed at employer
ASNEMPLE Added variable (weight, paradata, merged) Hse feed forward: whether had any employees?