ESS3 Version notes

ESS3 edition 3.6 (published 01.12.16):
Changes from edition 3.5:

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

Changes in country data:
SLOVENIA:
B15 (WRKORG): Data have been omitted from the integrated data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country reports in the ESS3-2006 Documentation Report.
 

ESS3 edition 3.5 (published 26.11.14):
Changes from edition 3.4:

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

(AGEA): Age of respondent, calculated:
Variable has been added.

C16 (HLTHHMP):
Variable label has been amended.

Changes in country data:
RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
B12 (PRTVTRU), B20b (PRTCLRU), B22 (PRTMBRU): The value labels have been amended.
 

ESS3 edition 3.4 (published 18.12.2012):
Changes from edition 3.3:

Changes in variables:
(AGE): Age of respondent, calculated: Variable has been rounded and format has been changed to F5.2.

(INWSMM): Start of interview, minute: Variable has been rounded.

(INWEMM): End of interview, minute: Variable has been rounded.

C10 (RLGDNM), C12 (RLGDNME): Category 6 "Islam" has been changed to "Islamic".

Changes in country data:
ESTONIA:
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Corrected "occupation, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNO 1715.

IRELAND:
(INWTM): Interview length in minutes, main questionnaire: Variable has been set to sysmis for all cases.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
B12 (PRTVTRU), B20b (PRTCLRU), B22 (PRTMBRU): The value labels have been changed to be in line with the value labels in ESS5 - 2010.

SLOVENIA:
(INWTM): Interview length in minutes, main questionnaire: Variable has been set to sysmis for IDNO 378.
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Corrected "occupation, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNO 616.

SWEDEN:
F6 (EDULVLA): The mapping between the harmonised variables for highest level of education and the underlying national questionnaire items has been corrected.
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Corrected "occupation, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 100005487, 100009752, 200014934, 200017119, 200017838, 300027836, 300028701.
F39-F41 (ISCOCOP): Corrected "occupation partner, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 100007384, 300023843, 300026648, 300029055.
 

ESS3 edition 3.3 (published 02.02.2011):
Changes from edition 3.2:

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, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland an additional European Survey version of ISCED has been produced for respondent (EISCED).

New variables:
AGE. Age of respondent has been calculated based on year and month of birth and year and month of interview.
INTEWDE Country spesific variable "Place of interview, East/West Germany" now included in the international data file.

Changes in country data:
GERMANY:
All variables from C26 CTZNTR to C36 MBRNCNTR have been replaced with new data for Germany.
Inconsistencies in timing of life variables F8e RTDSBYR, D3 LVPTNYR, D10 FCLDBRN, D11 YCLDBYR and D13 YGCDBYR. 11 respondents have been assigned missing value 9999 in one of these variables.
G11 IMPFREE and G12 IPHLPPL were switched for female respondents. The German data have now been corrected.

ROMANIA:
E48 STFJB and E49 STFJBOT scale reversed according to the source questionnaire, data for Romania have been recoded in the international data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country Reports in the Documentation Report.

SWEDEN:
F6 EDLVASE Minor correction in value labels. For value labels 8 and 9 "(after 1992)" has been added.

UNITED KINGDOM:
Data from C18 RLGDNM and C20 RLGDNME for United Kingdom have been omitted from the international data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country Reports in the Documentation Report.
 

ESS3 edition 3.2 (published 16.10.08):
Changes from edition 3.1:

New variables.
EDLVBE Country specific variable, "Highest level of education, Belgium" now included in the international data file.
EDLVSI Country specific variable, "Highest level of education, Slovenia" now included in the international data file.

The following variables from the Interviewer questionnaire have now been included in the international main data file:
SUPQAD1 "Administration of supplementary questionnaire 1" (self completion)
SUPQAD2 "Administration of supplementary questionnaire 2" (face to face)

Changes in country data:
PORTUGAL:
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Wild code 6200 has been recvoded to 9210 in 46 records.

SPAIN:
F25 (NACER11): Wild code 77 has been recoded to missing value 777 in 9 records.
 

ESS3 edition 3.1 (published 04.04.08):
Changes from edition 3.0:
FRANCE: The design weights were erroneously given the value 1 during the publication of edition 3.0. The design weights for France have now been restored to their correct value.
 

ESS3 edition 3.0 (published 02.04.08):
Additional countries:
Austria, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Ukraine.
Data from Latvia is only available from a separate file until design weights have been produced.

Changes from edition 2.0
ESTONIA:
The variable REGIOAEE "Region, Estonia" has been recoded to the same categories as in ESS round 2, and is now named REGIONEE.

FRANCE:
The variable IDNO have been consistently changed for all respondents for France.
 

ESS3 edition 2.0 (published 20.12.07):
Additional countries:
Hungary, Russian Federation.

Changes from edition 1.0
BULGARIA:
Data from C18 (RLGDNM) C20 (RLGDNME) for Bulgaria have been omitted from the international data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country Reports in the Documentation Report.

NORWAY:
D16a (ICSBFM) The split ballot variable D16a for Norway had erroneously switched codes. The Norwegain data have now been corrected.

SPAIN:
D16a (ICSBFM) The split ballot variable D16a for Spain had erroneously switched codes. The Spanish data have now been corrected.

SWEDEN:
SPLTADMB, administrative variable, the data from Sweden had an erroneous re-coding of category 6 to category 9. The Swedish data have now been corrected.

UNITED KINGDOM:
SPLTADMB, administrative variable, the data from the United Kingdom had an erroneous re-coding of category 6 to category 9. The data from the United Kingdom have now been corrected.
 

ESS3 edition 1.0 (published 26.09.07):
Includes data from Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Data from Hungary, Romania and Russian Federation are only available from a separate data file until design weights have been produced for these countries.