ESS4 Version notes

ESS4 edition 4.4 (published 01.12.16):
Changes from edition 4.3:

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 ESS4-2008 Documentation Report.
 

ESS4 edition 4.3 (published 26.11.14):
Changes from edition 4.2:

Changes in variables:
C16 (HLTHHMP): Variable label has been amended.

Changes in country data:
RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
B12b (PRTVTARU), B20b (PRTCLARU), B22 (PRTMBARU): Value labels have been amended.
 

ESS4 edition 4.2 (published 29.04.14):
Changes from edition 4.1:

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

Changes in country data:
POLAND:
C18 (RLGDNPL), C20 (RLGDEPL): Value labels have been amended.
 

ESS4 edition 4.1 (published 18.12.2012):
Changes from edition 4.0:

Changes in variables:
(INWTM): Interview length in minutes, main questionnaire: Variable has been rounded.

Changes in country data:
GREECE:
(INWTM): Interview length in minutes, main questionnaire: Variable has been set to sysmis for IDNO 1140.

HUNGARY:
F6 (EDULVLA, EISCED), F36 (EDULVLPA, EISCEDP), F49 (EDULVLFA, EISCEDF), F55 (EDULVLMA, EISCEDM): The mapping between the harmonised variables for highest level of education and the underlying national questionnaire items has been corrected.

IRELAND:
C18 (RLGDNIE), C20 (RLGDEIE): The value labels have been changed to be in line with the value labels in ESS5 - 2010.

LITHUANIA:
F6 (EDULVLA), F36 (EDULVLPA), F49 (EDULVLFA), F55 (EDULVLMA): The mapping between the harmonised variables for highest level of education and the underlying national questionnaire items has been corrected.

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

SLOVENIA:
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Corrected "occupation, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 202, 402, 549, 554, 864, 1243.
F39-F41 (ISCOCOP): Corrected "occupation partner, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNO 899.

SPAIN:
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Corrected "occupation, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 349, 523, 1511, 1595, 2030, 2361, 2730, 2952, 3530.
F39-F41 (ISCOCOP): Corrected "occupation partner, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 449, 1536, 2287, 3299.

SWEDEN:
F6 (EDULVLA), F36 (EDULVLPA), F49 (EDULVLFA), F55 (EDULVLMA): 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 100002229, 100006527, 100009331, 200011740, 200015600, 300020443, 300027463.
F39-F41 (ISCOCOP): Corrected "occupation partner, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 100005073, 300023868.
 

ESS4 edition 4.0 (published 02.02.2011):
Changes from edition 3.0

Additional countries: Ireland, Lithuania.

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, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraina additional European Survey version of ISCED has been produced for respondent (EISCED), partner (EISCEDP), father (EISCEDF) and mother (EISCEDM). For Estonia only EISCED for respondent has been produced.

Changes in country data:
CROATIA:
The data in region variable REGIONHR have been replaced.

Changes in variables:
F32 HINCTNTA: The value labels have been changed to reflect the change in income measurement introduced in ESS4 - 2008.
 

ESS4 edition 3.0 (published 24.03.10):
Changes from edition 2.0
Additional countries: Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine.

Changes in country data:
GERMANY:
Question G11 (IMPFREE) and G12 (IPHLPPL) asked to women, had been switched in the German questionnaire. The variables IMPFREE and IPHLPPL have now been corrected.

NETHERLANDS:
Minor amendments in household grid variables F4 (RSHIPA2) "second person in household: relationship to respondent" and (RSHIPA3) "third person in household: relationship to respondent". RSHIPA2 has been amended for two respondents, and RSHIPA3 has been amended for one respondent.

PORTUGAL:
Administrative variables measuring the timing of the main and supplementary interview, variables INWDDS INWMMS INWYYS INWSHH INWSMM INWDDE INWMME INWYYE INWEHH INWEMM SUPQDD SUPQMM and SUPQYR, have been replaced. Variable INWTM “Interview length in minutes, main questionnaire” has been recalculated by the archive on the basis of the replaced variables.
 

ESS4 edition 2.0 (published 17.12.09):
Changes from edition 1.0:

Additional countries: Hungary, Israel, Netherlands.
Slovakia now included in the integrated file.
 

ESS4 edition 1.0 (published 23.09.09):
Includes data from Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Data from Slovakia are only available as a separate country file until design weights have been produced and added to their data.