ESS6 Version notes

ESS6 edition 2.3 (published 01.12.16):
Changes from edition 2.2

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

Changes in country data:
SLOVAKIA:
F15 (EDULVLB): Category 322 has been recoded to category 423 for 30 cases.
F45 (EDULVLPB): Category 322 has been recoded to category 423 for 12 cases.
F58 (EDULVLFB): Category 322 has been recoded to category 423 for 13 cases.
F64 (EDULVLMB): Category 322 has been recoded to category 423 for 15 cases.

SLOVENIA:
B13 (WRKORG): Data have been omitted from the integrated data file. For further details, please see item 46 in the Country reports in the ESS6-2012 Documentation Report.
 

ESS6 edition 2.2 (published 09.03.16):
Changes from edition 2.1

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

Changes in country data:
CYPRUS:
C23 (LNGHOM2): Category 999 "No answer" recoded into 000 "No second language mentioned" in 1025 records.

CZECH REPUBLIC:
C23 (LNGHOM2): Category 999 "No answer" recoded into 000 "No second language mentioned" in 1951 records.

DENMARK:
F31 (NACER2): Respondents in the sectors "Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing" or "Mining And Quarrying" have been miscoded into other categories. Values have been replaced for 41 respondents.

FRANCE:
F52 (EDULVLFB): Category 5555 "Other" recoded into 8888 "Don't know" in 52 records.
F52 (EISCEDF): Category 55 "Other" recoded into 88 "Don't know" in 52 records.
F56 (EDULVLMB): Category 5555 "Other" recoded into 8888 "Don't know" in 19 records.
F56 (EISCEDM): Category 55 "Other" recoded into 88 "Don't know" in 19 records.

ICELAND:
A1 (TVTOT): Category 99 "No answer" recoded into 0 "No time at all" in 7 records.

ISRAEL:
F31 (NACER2): Variable was incorrectly coded from 3 to 2 digits. Values have been replaced for all respondents.

ITALY:
F53 (EMPRF14): Category 1 "Employee" and 2 "Self-employed" were erroneously reversed. Values have been recoded in 840 records.
F57 (EMPRM14): Category 1 "Employee" and 2 "Self-employed" were erroneously reversed. Values have been recoded in 375 records.

POLAND:
A2 (TVPOL): Category 66 "Not applicable" recoded into 99 "No answer" in 1 record.

 

ESS6 edition 2.1 (published 26.11.14):
Changes from edition 2.0

Changes in variables:
C8 (HLTHHMP):
Variable label has been amended.

Changes in country data:
ALBANIA:
(SUPQAD2): Variable has been set to value 1 "Face to face interview" for all cases.

FRANCE:
F41 (HINCTNTA): The income categories have been corrected. Category 5 has been recoded to category 1, category 9 has been recoded to category 2, category 1 has been recoded to category 3, category 7 has been recoded to category 4, category 3 has been recoded to category 5, category 10 has been recoded to category 6, category 6 has been recoded to category 7, category 2 has been recoded to category 9 and category 4 has been recoded to category 10.

LITHUANIA:
B12 (PRTVALT1): Variable label has been amended.
B12 (PRTVALT2): Variable label has been amended.
B12 (PRTVALT3): Variable label has been amended.

SPAIN:
(INWTM): Interview length in minutes has been corrected.

SWITZERLAND:
(PRTVTDCH): Variable PRTVCH1 has been renamed to PRTVTDCH according to ESS variable name convention.
(PRTVCH2): Variable has been removed from the integrated file. PRTVCH2 is available from a separate country specific file for Switzerland at  http://www.europeansocialsurvey.org/data/

 

ESS6 edition 2.0 (published 14.5.14):
Changes from edition 1.2

Additional countries:
Albania, France, Italy, Lithuania, Ukraine

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

Changes in country data:

CZECH REPUBLIC:
MARITALB: Category 3 "Legally separated" recoded to 4 "Legally divorced/civil union dissolved" in 277 records.
Country-specific variables (RSHPSCZ, MARSTCZ) have been added.

GERMANY:
F15 (EDUADE1), F45 (EDUPADE1), F58 (EDUFADE1), F64 (EDUMADE1): Value labels have been amended.

HUNGARY:
The erroneous data which were removed in ESS6 edition 1.2 have been corrected. All records for Hungary have been reinstated with corrected data.

ISRAEL:
F64 (EDUFAIL1): Value labels have been amended.

NORWAY:
F33 (ISCO08): Wild code 3440 corrected to category 3430 "Domestic housekeeper" in 1 record.

POLAND:
C10 (RLGDNAPL), C12 (RLGDEAPL): Variable name and value labels have been corrected to reflect the changes introduced in ESS5 - 2010.

PORTUGAL:
(DWEIGHT): The design weights for Portugal have been corrected.

SLOVENIA:
(DWEIGHT): The design weights for Slovenia have been corrected.

UNITED KINGDOM:
F15 (EDUGB2), F45 (EDUPGB2), F58 (EDUFGB2), F64 (EDUMGB2): Value labels have been amended.

 

ESS6 edition 1.2 (published 13.1.14):
Changes from edition 1.1

Changes in country data:

HUNGARY:
Due to extensive errors in the Hungarian data, all data records for Hungary have been removed. Corrected data for Hungary will be published in the next ESS6 release.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
An error in the categories in the regional variable for the Russian Federation has been corrected:
Values RU15, RU16, RU17 and RU18 have been recoded as follows: RU15=RU16, RU16=RU17, RU17=RU18 and RU18=RU15.
In addition there has been a switch in category labels between categories RU11 and RU12. The correct categories and labels are:
RU11 Central FO
RU12 North-Western FO
RU13 Volga FO
RU14 South FO
RU15 North Caucasian FO
RU16 Urals FO
RU17 Siberian FO
RU18 Far East FO

 

ESS6 edition 1.1 (published 29.11.13):
Changes from edition 1.0


Changes in country data:
HUNGARY:
B26 (GINCDIF), B27 (FREEHMS): Due to errors found, data have been removed for
Hungary for these variables awaiting possible corrections.
D2 (OPTFTR), D3 (PSTVMS), D4 (FLRMS), D6 (FLTEEFF), D8 (WRHPP), D10
(ENJLF), D11 (FLTSD), D16( DCLVLF), D17 (LCHSHCP), D18 (ACCDNG), D19
(WRBKNRM), D23 (DNGVAL), D24 (NHPFTR), D25 (LOTSGOT), D26 (LFWRS), D27
(FLCLPLA): Due to errors found, the data for Hungary have been removed for these variables awaiting possible corrections.

 

ESS edition 1.0 (published 30.10.13):
Includes data from Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Kosovo, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.