Data Issues

Waves 1 to 7
Data issues - Waves 1 to 7 – February 2019

13 Issues with breadwinner questions

The Main Wave 7 instrument had an error in the information carried forward from Wave 5 and 6 that was used to sequence participants (P1 and P2) to the breadwinner questions, which were part of the parenting topic. As a result, only a very small percentage of those participants who were meant to be asked, were actually asked about, the non-breadwinner in their family (approximately 3%). Of this 3% there were also a small number of records with word substitution issues, which has meant there is some uncertainty if the data are about the right person (Mother or Father). As a result, a decision was made to drop the data from the main dataset and the following variables have been removed from the data dictionary:

Table 29: Variables removed from the data dictionary due to instrument error information carried forward from Wave 5 and 6 into Wave 7.
Variable name Variable label
gpa24a2a 12/13 - P1 - F2F B8.6.1+W4 - Parent 1's father worked
gpa24a5a 12/13 - P1 - F2F B8.7.1+W4 - Parent 1's father's occupation
gpa24a4a 12/13 - P1 - F2F B8.8.1.1+W4 - Parent 1's father unemployed for 6 months
gpa24a2b 12/13 - P1 - F2F B8.6.2+W4 - Parent 1's mother worked
gpa24a5b 12/13 - P1 - F2F B8.7.2+W4 - Parent 1's mother's occupation
gpa24a4b 12/13 - P1 - F2F B8.8.1.2+W4 - Parent 1's mother unemployed for 6 months
ipa24a2a 16/17 - P1 - P1 CAI B10.1.2+W4-6 - P1's father work in a job, business or farm?
ipa24a5a 16/17 - P1 - P1 CAI B10.1.3/10.1.4+W4-6 - P1's father's occupation
ipa24a4a 16/17 - P1 - P1 CAI B10.1.5+W4-6 - P1's father unemployed for 6 months or more
ipa24a2b 16/17 - P1 - P1 CAI B10.1.2+W4-6 - P1's mother work in a job, business or farm?
ipa24a5b 16/17 - P1 - P1 CAI B10.1.3/10.1.4+W4-6 - P1's mother's occupation
ipa24a4b 16/17 - P1 - P1 CAI B10.1.5+W4-6 - P1's mother unemployed for 6 months or more
gpa24b2a 12/13 - P2 - F2F B8.6.1+W4 - Parent 2's father worked
gpa24b5a 12/13 - P2 - F2F B8.7.1+W4 - Parent 2's father's occupation
gpa24b4a 12/13 - P2 - F2F B8.8.2.1+W4 - Parent 2's father unemployed for 6 months
gpa24b2b 12/13 - P2 - F2F B8.6.2+W4 - Parent 2's mother worked
gpa24b5b 12/13 - P2 - F2F B8.7.2+W4 - Parent 2's mother's occupation
gpa24b4b 12/13 - P2 - F2F B8.8.2.2+W4 - Parent 2's mother unemployed for 6 months
ipa24b2a 16/17 - P2 - P1 CAI B10.2.2+W4-6 - P2's father work in a job, business or farm?
ipa24b5a 16/17 - P2 - P1 CAI B10.2.3/10.2.4+W4-6 - P2's father's occupation
ipa24b4a 16/17 - P2 - P1 CAI B10.2.5+W4-6 - P2's father unemployed for 6 months or more
ipa24b2b 16/17 - P2 - P1 CAI B10.2.2+W4-6 - P2's mother work in a job, business or farm?
ipa24b5b 16/17 - P2 - P1 CAI B10.2.3/10.2.4+W4-6 - P2's mother's occupation
ipa24b4b 16/17 - P2 - P1 CAI B10.2.5+W4-6 - P2's mother unemployed for 6 months or more
gpa24m2a 12/13 - M - F2F B8.6.1+W4 - Mother's father worked
gpa24m5a 12/13 - M -F2F B8.7.1+W4 - Mother's father's occupation
gpa24m4a 12/13 - M - F2F B8.8.1+W4 - Mother's father unemployed for 6 months
gpa24m2b 12/13 - M - F2F B8.6.2+W4 - Mother's mother worked
gpa24m5b 12/13 - M - F2F B8.7.2+W4 - Mother's mother's occupation
gpa24m4b 12/13 - M - F2F B8.8.2+W4 - Mother's, mother unemployed for 6 months
ipa24m2a 16/17 - M - P1 CAI B10.2.2+W4-6 - Mother's father work in a job, business or farm
ipa24m5a 16/17 - M - P1 CAI B10.2.3/10.2.4+W4-6 - Mother's father's occupation?
ipa24m4a 16/17 - M - P1 CAI B10.1.5/10.2.5+W4-6 - Mother's father unemployed for 6 months or more
ipa24m2b 16/17 - M - P1 CAI B10.2.2+W4-6 - Mother's mother work in a job, business or farm?
ipa24m5b 16/17 - M - P1 CAI B10.2.3/10.2.4+W4-6 - Mother's mother occupation?
ipa24m4b 16/17 - M - P1 CAI B10.1.5/10.2.5+W4-6 - Mother's mother unemployed for 6 months or more
gpa24f2a 12/13 - F - F2F B8.6.1+W4 - Father's father worked
gpa24f5a 12/13 - F - F2F B8.7.1+W4 - Father's father occupation
gpa24f4a 12/13 - F - F2F B8.8.1+W4 - Father's father unemployed for 6 months
gpa24f2b 12/13 - F - F2F B8.6.2+W4 - Father's mother worked
gpa24f5b 12/13 - F - F2F B8.7.2+W4 - Father's mother's occupation
gpa24f4b 12/13 - F - F2F B8.8.2+W4 - Father's mother unemployed for 6 months
ipa24f2a 16/17 - F - P1 CAI B10.2.2+W4-6 - Father's father work in a job, business or farm?
pa24f5a 16/17 - F - P1 CAI B10.2.3/10.2.4+W4-6 - Father's father's occupation?
ipa24f4a 16/17 - F - P1 CAI B10.1.5/10.2.5+W4-6 - Father's father unemployed for 6 months or more
ipa24f2b 16/17 - F - P1 CAI B10.2.2+W4-6 - Father's mother work in a job, business or farm?
ipa24f5b 16/17 - F - P1 CAI B10.2.3/10.2.4+W4-6 - Father's mother's occupation?
ipa24f4b 16/17 - F - P1 CAI B10.1.5/10.2.5+W4-6 - Father's mother unemployed for 6 months or more

Notes: 12/13 = Wave 7 B cohort. 16/17 = Wave 7 K cohort.

There was also an issue with the information carried forward into the Wave 7 PLE CATI that was used to sequence participants to the questions asking about the non-breadwinner in their family. Due to this error, no participants were sequenced to these questions. As a result, there are no data for these questions and the following variables have been removed from the data dictionary:

Table 30: Variables removed from the data dictionary due to data issue with PLE CATI information carried forward into Wave 7
Variable name Variable label
ipa24p2b 16/17 - PLE 30.1+W4-6 - PLE's mother work in a job, business or farm when PLE 14 years old
ipa24p5b 16/17 - PLE 30.2/30.3+W4-6 - PLE's mother's occupation
ipa24p4b 16/17 - PLE 30.4+W4-6 - PLE's mother unemployed for 6 months or more when PLE 14 years old
ipa24p2a 16/17 - PLE 30.1+W4-6 - PLE's father work in a job, business or farm when PLE 14 years old
ipa24p5a 16/17 - PLE 30.2/30.3+W4-6 - PLE's father's occupation
ipa24p4a 16/17 - PLE 30.4+W4-6 - PLE's father unemployed for 6 months or more when PLE 14 years old
gpa24p2a 12/13 - PLE 30.1+W4-6 - PLE's father work in a job, business or farm when PLE 14 years old
gpa24p5b 12/13 - PLE 30.2/30.3+W4-6 - PLE's mother's occupation
gpa24p4b 12/13 - PLE 30.4+W4-6 - PLE's mother unemployed for 6 months or more when PLE 14 years old
gpa24p2b 12/13 - PLE 30.1+W4-6 -PLE's mother work in a job, business or farm when PLE 14 years old
gpa24p5a 12/13 - PLE 30.2/30.3+W4-6 - PLE's father's occupation
gpa24p4a 12/13 - PLE 30.4+W4-6 - PLE's father unemployed for 6 months or more when PLE 14 years old

Notes: 12/13 = Wave 7 B cohort. 16/17 = Wave 7 K cohort.