EP. Employment and Pensions

EP. Employment and Pensions Module of SHARE 2011

Label Type Description
EP001 Question Thank you very much for going through this difficult part of the questionnaire.Now I would like to move on to the next topic. I am going to ask you some questions about your currentemployment situation.
EP005 Question Please look at card 18. In general, which of the following best describes your current employmentsituation?
EP329 Question In which year did you retire?
EP328 Question Do you remember in what month that was?
EP064 Question Please look at card 19.For which reasons did you retire?
EP337 Question Are you currently looking for a job?
EP067 Question Would you tell us how you became unemployed? Was it
EP002 Question [We are interested in your work experiences since our last interview.] Did you do any paid work [since our lastinterview in/during the last four weeks] {FL_EP002_3}, either as an employee or self-employed, even if this wasonly for a few hours?
EP006 Question Have you ever done any paid work?
EP068 Question You said that you are permanently sick or disabled. Was this caused by your working activities?
EP125 Question I'd like to know about all of the work for pay that you may have done since {FL_EP125_2} through the present.During that time, have you been working continuously?
EP141 Question Please look at card 20. Even though you have been working continuously since {FL_EP141_2}, have youexperienced any of the changes listed on this card?
EP331 Question When have you been working? Please give me all of your start and stop dates if you have been working atmore than one occasion.
EP069 Question You said you are currently a homemaker, but you have done paid work in the past. Why did you stop working?
EP325 Question Now I'd like to know about times since our last interview through the present in which you were not working atall for pay. Were there any times since {FL_EP325_3}, when you were unemployed and looking forwork?
EP332 Question Now I'd like to know about the times since our interview in {FL_EP332_2} through the present in which youwere unemployed and looking for work.
EP333 Question When were you unemployed and looking for work? Please give me all of your start and stop dates if you havebeen unemployed at more than one occasion.
EP127 Question From what month and year have you been [working/unemployed]?MONTH:YEAR:
EP128 Question From what month and year have you been [working/unemployed]?MONTH ______YEAR
EP129 Question To what month and year have you been [working/unemployed]?MONTH:YEAR:
EP130 Question To what month and year have you been [working/unemployed]?MONTH: {EP129_PeriodToMonth}YEAR:
EP133 Question Were there other times since {FL_EP133_1} when you have been [working for pay/unemployed]?
EP110 Question We would also like to know about times since our last interview through the present in which you received publicbenefits, such as early retirement benefits or unemployment benefits. Please look at card 21. Since{FL_EP110_2} have you received any of the benefits listed on this card?
EP334 Question When have you received [old age pension benefits/early retirement pension benefits/unemploymentbenefits/sickness benefits/disability insurance benefits/social assistance]? Please give me all of your startand stop dates if you have received [old age pension benefits/early retirement pensionbenefits/unemployment benefits/sickness benefits/disability insurance benefits/social assistance] at morethan one occasion.
EP111 Question From what month and year have you received [old age pension benefits/early retirement pensionbenefits/unemployment benefits/sickness benefits/disability insurance benefits/social assistance]?
EP112 Question From what month and year have you received [old age pension benefits/early retirement pensionbenefits/unemployment benefits/sickness benefits/disability insurance benefits/social assistance]?MONTH: {EP111_ReceivePaymentPeriodFromMonth}YEAR:
EP113 Question To what month and year have you received [old age pension benefits/early retirement pensionbenefits/unemployment benefits/sickness benefits/disability insurance benefits/social assistance]?
EP114 Question To what month and year have you received [old age pension benefits/early retirement pensionbenefits/unemployment benefits/sickness benefits/disability insurance benefits/social assistance]?MONTH: {EP113_ReceivePaymentPeriodToMonth}YEAR:
EP116 Question Were there other times since {FL_EP116_3} when you received [old age pension benefits/earlyretirement pension benefits/unemployment benefits/sickness benefits/disability insurance benefits/socialassistance]?
EP326 Question Since our last interview in {FL_EP326_3}, have you received any severance payment?
EP122 Question In what MONTH and year did you receive the severance pay?
EP123 Question In what month and YEAR did you receive the severance pay?
EP008 Question The following questions are about your current main job.
EP009 Question In this job are you an employee, a civil servant, or a self-employed?
EP010 Question In which year did you start this job?
EP016 Question Please look at showcard 15. What best describes this job?
EP018 Question Please look at 16. What kind of business, industry or services do you work in?
EP019 Question In this job are you employed in the public sector?
EP024 Question How many employees, if any, do you have in this job?
EP011 Question In this job, do you have a short-term or a permanent contract?
EP012 Question What are your total basic or contracted hours each week in this job, excluding meal breaks and any paid orunpaid overtime?
EP013 Question [Regardless of your basic contracted hours] [how many/How many] hours a week do you usually work in this job,excluding meal breaks [but including any paid or unpaid overtime]?
EP014 Question How many months a year are you normally working in this job (including paid holidays)?
EP301 Question In the last 12 months, did you miss any days from work because of your health?
EP302 Question About how many days did you miss?
EP025 Question Please look at card 22.I am now going to read some statements people might use to describe their work. We would like to know if youfeel like this about your present job.Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree with each statement.
EP026 Question All things considered I am satisfied with my job. Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagree or stronglydisagree?
EP027 Question My job is physically demanding. Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree?
EP028 Question I am under constant time pressure due to a heavy workload. (Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagreeor strongly disagree?)
EP029 Question I have very little freedom to decide how I do my work. (Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagree orstrongly disagree?)
EP030 Question I have an opportunity to develop new skills. (Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagree or stronglydisagree?)
EP031 Question I receive adequate support in difficult situations. (Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagree or stronglydisagree?)
EP032 Question I receive the recognition I deserve for my work. (Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagree or stronglydisagree?)
EP033 Question Considering all my efforts and achievements, my [salary is/earnings are/salary is] adequate. (Would you say youstrongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree?)
EP034 Question My [job promotion prospects/prospects for job advancement/job promotion prospects] are poor. (Would you sayyou strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree?)
EP035 Question My job security is poor. (Would you say you strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree?)
EP036 Question Now we will not use card 22 any longer. Thinking about your present job, would you like to retire as early asyou can from this job?
EP037 Question Are you afraid that your health will limit your ability to work in this job before regular retirement?
EP007 Question So far we have talked about your main job. Do you currently have a second job besides your main job?
EP321 Question [Regardless of your basic contracted hours] [how many/How many] hours a week do you usually work in thisjob, excluding meal breaks [but including any paid or unpaid overtime ].
EP322 Question How many months a year are you normally working in this job (including paid holidays)?
EP048 Question We are now going to talk about the last job you had [before you retired/before you became unemployed].
EP050 Question In which year did your last job end?
EP049 Question How many years have you been working in your last job?
EP051 Question In this job were you an employee or self-employed?
EP052 Question Please look at showcard 15. What best describes this job?
EP054 Question Please look at showcard 16. What kind of business, industry or services did you work in?
EP055 Question In this job were you employed in the public sector?
EP061 Question How many employees, if any, did you have?
EP203 Question We would now like to know more about your earnings and income during the last year, that is in [STR (Year - 1)].
EP204 Question Have you had any wages, salaries or other earnings from dependent employment in [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP205 Question After any taxes and contributions, what was your approximate annual income from employment in the year [STR(Year - 1)]?Please include any additional or extra or lump sum payment, such as bonuses, 13 month, Christmas or Summerpays.
EP206 Question Have you had any income at all from self-employment or work for a family business in [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP207 Question After any taxes and contributions and after paying for any materials, equipment or goods that you use in yourwork, what was your approximate annual income from self-employment in the year [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP303 Question Now we are going to ask you a set of questions regarding income from different public pensions and benefits.Even if we have asked you already some information, it is important for us to have all the details. First we aregoing to ask you about amounts, then we ask you about the timing of these payments, and finally for how long youhave received them.
EP071 Question Please look at card 23.Have you received income from any of these sources in the year [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP324 Question In addition to public pension benefits, pensions can be also provided through your employer.Please look at card 24. Have you received income from any of these sources in the year [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP078 Question After taxes, about how large was a typical payment of [your public old age pension/your public old agesupplementary pension or public old age second pension/your public early retirement or pre-retirementpension/your main public disability insurance pension, or sickness benefits/your secondary public disabilityinsurance pension, or sickness benefits/your public unemployment benefit or insurance/your main publicsurvivor pension from your spouse or partner/your secondary public survivor pension from your spouse orpartner/your public war pension/your public long-term care insurance/your occupational old age pension fromyour last job/your occupational old age pension from your second job/your occupational old age pension from athird job/your occupational early retirement pension/your occupational disability or invalidity insurance/youroccupational survivor pension from your spouse or partner''s job] in [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP074 Question What period did that payment cover?
EP075 Question IWER: Note other period
EP208 Question For how many months altogether did you receive [the public old age pension/the public old age supplementarypension or public old age second pension/the public early retirement or pre-retirement pension/the main publicdisability insurance pension, or sickness benefits/the secondary public disability insurance pension, or sicknessbenefits/the public unemployment benefit or insurance/the main public survivor pension from your spouse orpartner/the secondary public survivor pension from your spouse or partner/the public war pension/the publiclong-term care insurance/the occupational old age pension from your last job/the occupational old age pensionfrom your second job/the occupational old age pension from a third job/the occupational early retirementpension/the occupational disability or invalidity insurance/the occupational survivor pension from your spouseor partner''s job] in [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP213 Question In which year did you first receive this [public old age pension/public old age supplementary pension or publicold age second pension/public early retirement or pre-retirement pension/main public disability insurancepension, or sickness benefits/secondary public disability insurance pension, or sickness benefits/publicunemployment benefit or insurance/main public survivor pension from your spouse or partner/secondarypublic survivor pension from your spouse or partner/public war pension/public long-term careinsurance/occupational old age pension from your last job/occupational old age pension from your secondjob/occupational old age pension from a third job/occupational early retirement pension/occupational disabilityor invalidity insurance/occupational survivor pension from your spouse or partner''s job]?
EP081 Question Did you receive any additional, or extra or lump sum (one off) payment from [your public old age pension/yourpublic old age supplementary pension or public old age second pension/your public early retirement orpre-retirement pension/your main public disability insurance pension, or sickness benefits/your secondarypublic disability insurance pension, or sickness benefits/your public unemployment benefit or insurance/yourmain public survivor pension from your spouse or partner/your secondary public survivor pension from yourspouse or partner/your public war pension/your public long-term care insurance/occupational old age pensionfrom your last job/occupational old age pension from your second job/occupational old age pension from a thirdjob/occupational early retirement pension/occupational disability or invalidity insurance/occupational survivorpension from your spouse or partner''s job] during the year [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP082 Question After taxes, about how much did you receive overall as additional or extra payments last year from [this publicold age pension/this public old age supplementary pension or public old age second pension/this public earlyretirement or pre-retirement pension/this main public disability insurance pension, or sickness benefits/thissecondary public disability insurance pension, or sickness benefits/this public unemployment benefit orinsurance/this main public survivor pension from your spouse or partner/this secondary public survivorpension from your spouse or partner/this public war pension/this public long-term care insurance/thisoccupational old age pension from your last job/this occupational old age pension from your second job/thisoccupational old age pension from a third job/this occupational early retirement pension/this occupationaldisability or invalidity insurance/this occupational survivor pension from your spouse or partner''s job]?
EP089 Question Please look at card 25. Did you receive any of the following regular payments or transfers during the year [STR(Year - 1)]?
EP094 Question After any taxes and contributions, about how large was the average payment of [your life insurancepayments/your private annuity or private personal pension payments/your alimony/your regular payments fromcharities/your long-term care insurance payments] in [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP090 Question Which period did that payment cover?
EP091 Question IWER: Specify other
EP096 Question For how many months altogether did you receive [life insurance payments/private annuity or private personalpension payments/alimony/regular payments from charities/long-term care insurance payments] in [STR (Year 1)]?
EP092 Question For [your life insurance payments/your private annuity or private personal pension payments/your alimony/yourregular payments from charities/your long-term care insurance payments], did you get additional or lump sumpayments in [STR (Year - 1)]?
EP209 Question After any taxes and contributions, about how much did you get in additional payments?
EP097 Question Now we are talking about future pension entitlements. Please look at card 26. Are you entitled to at least onepension listed on this card which you do not receive currently?
EP098 Question Which type or types of pension will you be entitled to?
EP101 Question What is the name of the institution (pension plan) which will provide [your public old age pension/your publicearly retirement or pre-retirement pension/your public disability insurance; sickness/invalidity/incapacitypension/your private (occupational) old age pension/your private (occupational) early retirement pension]?
EP102 Question Is participation in [this public old age pension/this public early retirement or pre-retirement pension/this publicdisability insurance; sickness/invalidity/incapacity pension/this private (occupational) old age pension/thisprivate (occupational) early retirement pension] compulsory or voluntary?
EP103 Question How many years have you been contributing to [your public old age pension/your public early retirement orpre-retirement pension/your public disability insurance; sickness/invalidity/incapacity pension/your private(occupational) old age pension/your private (occupational) early retirement pension]?
EP106 Question At what age do you yourself expect to start collecting this pension payment for the first time?
EP109 Question Please think about the time in which you will start collecting this pension. Approximately, what percentage ofyour last earnings will [your public old age pension/your public early retirement or pre-retirementpension/your public disability insurance; sickness/invalidity/incapacity pension/your private (occupational)old age pension/your private (occupational) early retirement pension] amount to?
EP210 Question IWER CHECK: WHO ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS IN THIS SECTION?