ESS1 Version notes

ESS1 edition 6.5 (published 01.12.16):
Changes from edition 6.4:

Changes in variables:
F6 (EISCED): Value labels have been amended.

Changes in country data:
AUSTRIA:
D36 (IMDETBS), D37 (IMDETMR): Data have been omitted from the integrated data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country reports in the ESS1-2002 Documentation Report.

SLOVENIA:
B17 (WRKORG): Data have been omitted from the integrated data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country reports in the ESS1-2002 Documentation Report.
 

ESS1 edition 6.4 (published 26.11.14):
Changes from edition 6.3:

Changes in variables:
Post-stratification weights (variable PSPWGHT) have been added.

C8 (HLTHHMP):
Variable label has been amended.
 

ESS1 edition 6.3 (published 18.12.2012):
Changes from edition 6.2:

Changes in variables:
C10 (RLGDNM), C12 (RLGDNME): Category 6 "Islam" has been changed to "Islamic".
(INWTM): Interview length in minutes, main questionnaire: Variable has been rounded.
(INWSMM): Start of interview, minute: Variable has been rounded.
(INWEMM): End of interview, minute: Variable has been rounded.

Changes in country data:
FRANCE:
(DWEIGHT): The design weight has erroneously been set to 1 for all respondents. DWEIGHT has been replaced and is now correct.

GERMANY:
B14 (PRTVDE1, PRTVDE2): Variable label has changed to be in line with the labels in all other ESS rounds.

HUNGARY:
F6 (EDULVLA, EISCED), F34 (EDULVLPA), F45 (EDULVLFA), F51 (EDULVLMA): The mapping between the harmonised variables for highest level of education and the underlying national questionnaire items has been corrected.

SWEDEN:
F6 (EDULVLA): The mapping between the harmonised variables for highest level of education and the underlying national questionnaire items has been corrected.
 

ESS1 edition 6.2 (published 02.02.2011):
Changes from edition 6.1:

Changes in data:
The harmonised education variables EDULVL, EDULVLP, EDULVLF, EDULVLM (7 categories) have been replaced with EDULVLA, EDULVLPA, EDULVLFA, EDULVLMA (5 categories).
In addition for Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland an additional European Survey version of ISCED has been produced for respondent (EISCED).

New variable:
AGEA. Age of respondent has been calculated based on year of birth and year of interview.

Changes in country data:
FRANCE:
F30 HINCTNT has been recoded from missing value 99 to system missing.
 

ESS1 edition 6.1 (published 16.10.08):
Changes from edition 6.0:

Changes in country data:
BELGIUM:
EDLVBE have been recoded to match ESS2 and ESS3 values.

CZECH REPUBLIC:
INEWEMM: Wild code 90 has been recoded to missing value 99 in one record.

FRANCE:
IDNO. All French respondents have been given new identification numbers.
Data from C10 (RLGDNM) and C12 (RLGDNME) have been omitted form the international data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country reports in the documentation report.

ITALY:
F37-F39 (ISCOCOP): Wild code 6124 has been recoded to missing value 99999 in one record.

LUXEMBOURG:
F37-F39 (ISCOCOP): Wild code 9333 has been recoded to missing value 99999 in one record.

SPAIN:
INWSHH, INWSMM, INWEHH, INWEMM: Wild code 77 has been recoded to missing value 99 in 36 records.
 

ESS1 edition 6.0 (published 19.12.06):
Changes from edition 5.1:

New variables:
ESSROUND: An administrative variable for "ESS round" has been added in edition 6.0.
MNACTIC: A variable for "Main activity, last 7 days. All respondents. Post coded", has been computed and added in edition 6.0.

Corrected variables:
A7 (NETUSE): Category 4 has been renamed and is now correct.

Changes in country data:
AUSTRIA:
Data from F6 (EDULVL), F34 (EDULVLP), F45 (EDULVLF) and F51 (EDULVLM) for Austria have been omitted from the international data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country Reports in the Documentation Report.

BELGIUM:
F6 (EDULVL), F34(EDULVLP), F45(EDULVLF), F51(EDULVLM) have been replaced by revised data from Belgium.

CZECH REPUBLIC:
REGIONCZ The variable has been re-coded and is now correct.

DENMARK:
D24 (IMACRLV) the data from Denmark have been omitted from the international file. For further details please see item 46 in the Country Reports in the Documentation Report.

FRANCE:
F21-F23 (ISCOCO) and F37-F39 (ISCOCOP) are now included in edition 6.0.

FRANCE:
Data from A7 (NETUSE), B7 (PLTINVT), D15 (QFIMWLT), E20 (HLPPPL), E43 (IMPRWCT), F12 (EMPPLREL), F40 (EMPRELP), F14 (WRKCTR), F30 (HINCTNT), F31 (HINCFEL), F50 (OCCF14), F56 (OCCM14) F58 (MARITAL) for France have been omitted from the international data file. A country specific French variable MRTLFR has been included in the international data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country Reports in the Documentation Report.

GREECE:
F6 (EDULVL), F34(EDULVLP), F45(EDULVLF), F51(EDULVLM) have been replaced by revised data from GREECE.

HUNGARY:
F30 (HINCTNT) Deviant income categories. The data from Hungary have been omitted from the international data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country Reports in the Documentation Report.

IRELAND:
F30 (HINCTNT) Deviant income categories. The data from Ireland have been omitted from the international data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country Reports in the Documentation Report.

LUXEMBOURG:
F6 (EDULVL), F34(EDULVLP), F45(EDULVLF), F51(EDULVLM) have been replaced by revised data from Luxembourg.

NETHERLANDS:
REGIONNL: Category 23 has been recoded to 230. Category 31 has been recoded to 310.

SLOVENIA:
F6 (EDULVL), F34(EDULVLP), F45(EDULVLF), F51(EDULVLM) have been replaced by revised data from Slovenia.

SWITZERLAND:
C10 (RLGDNM) and C11 (RLGDNME) have been replaced with new and corrected data from Switzerland.
C23 (LANGHOMA) and (LANGHOMB) the code "GEM" has been re-coded to "GER" to harmonise with the codes used in ESS2 2004.
 

ESS1 edition 5.1 (published 15.12.04):
Changes from edition 5.0:

BELGIUM:
D15 (QFIMWLT) was incorrectly translated in the Francophone questionnaire (be wealthy translated to bonne santé). The variable has been omitted from the international data file, but is split by interview language and kept as two variables in a separate country specific file for Belgium.

IRELAND:
B31 (STFGOV) In Ireland, question B31 was asking about the Dáil (parliament), not [country] government. The variable has been omitted from the international data file, but is kept in a separate country specific file for Ireland.

NORWAY:
New design weights (DWEIGHT).

WARNING: Due to deviations in the French questionnaire, the following variables in the data from France are under evaluation:
A7 (NETUSE), B2 (POLCMPL), B6 (PLTINVT), B31 (STFGOV), B33 (STFEDU), C4 (SCLACT), D15 (QFIMWLT), D26 (IMBLECO), D51 (GVRFGAP), E20 (HLPPPL), E28 (YRLVDAE), E30 (WRKFLEX), E31 (WKDCORG), E32 (WKENVIN), E33 (WKDCSIN), E34 (WKCHTSK), F8a (PDWRK, EDCTN, UEMPLA, UEMPLI, DSBLD, RTRD, CMSRV, HSWRK, DNGOTH, DNGDK, DNGREF, DNGNA), F12 (EMPLREL), F14 (WRKCTR), F30 (HINCTNT), F31 (HINCFEL), F40 (EMPRELP).
A new edition of the ESS data will be released after the evaluation has been completed.
 

ESS1 edition 5.0 (published 17.06.04):
Additional countries: France

Changes from edition 4.1:

ITALY:
D15 (QFIMWLT) was incorrectly translated and has been omitted from the international data file. The variable is kept in a separate country specific file for Italy.

DENMARK:
F14 (WRKCTR) In the data file, values 1 and 2 were reversed compared to the source questionnaire. The variable has been re-coded by the archive and is now correct.
 

ESS1 edition 4.1 (published 13.02.04):
Changes from edition 4.0:

HUNGARY:
Value labels in PRTCLHU and PRTMBHU have been replaced and are now correct.
 

ESS1 edition 4.0 (published 05.02.04):
Additional countries: Austria
 

ESS1 edition 3.0 (published 12.12.03):
Additional countries: Belgium

Changes from edition 2.0:

CZECH REPUBLIC:
Data from question E1a-E12a (SPTCNN-OTHVNA) and E1b-E12b (SPTCFRD-OTHVFRD) have been omitted from the international data file, but are kept in a separate country specific file for the Czech Republic.
Ga-Gu (IPCRTIV-IMPFUN) have been replaced and are now correct.

GERMANY:
New country specific variable, INTEWDE, has been added from the German country specific file to the international data file. The variable identifies whether the interview took place in what was formerly east or west Germany.
 

ESS1 edition 2.0 (published 21.11.03):
Additional countries: Denmark, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg

Changes from edition 1.0:

IRELAND:
D25 (IMTCJOB) The question was asked with the scale reversed according to the source questionnaire. The variable has been re-coded by the archive for the answer categories to match the other countries.

NORWAY:
New and corrected variable for interviewer date.

PORTUGAL:
New and corrected design weight.

SWITZERLAND:
Additional population statistics provided.
 

ESS1 edition 1.0 (published 22.09.03):
Includes all countries having deposited their data before 01.06.03
Czech Republic, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.