ESS2 Version notes

ESS2 edition 3.6 (published 01.12.18):
Changes from edition 3.5:

Changes in variables:
Variable labels and values have been harmonised for the following variables: BSMW, CLDNHHD, CNTBRTHA, CRSPCE, CTZSHIPA, DSGRMNY, EDLVADK, EDLVAES, EDLVAGB, EDLVAHU, EDLVAIT, EDLVCZ, EDLVFR, EDLVLU, EDLVNL, EDLVSE, EDLVUA, EMPRF14, EMPRM14, FBRNCNT, GWDVHWK, GWHHPRC, HMEQPHW, ICCHLD, ICCLDNH, ICEMPLR, ICOMDNP, LKAFOHH, LNGHOMA, LNGHOMB, MBRNCNT, MNACTIC, MNACTP, NWSPPOL, NWSPTOT, OCCF14A, OCCM14A, PPLTRST, PRNTGHR, PRRFMLY, PRTCLAPT, PRTCLCZ, PRTCLGB, PRTCLLU, PRTCLSK, PRTCLUA, PRTMBCZ, PRTMBGB, PRTMBLU, PRTMBSK, PRTMBUA, PRTVTCZ, PRTVTGB, PRTVTLU, PRTVTSK, PRTVTUA, RDPOL, RDTOT, REGIOACH, REGIONCZ, REGIONES, REGIONNL, REGIONSE, STDASK, TVPOL, TVTOT, UPDHLRP, WNTRTR and WRKSPV.

ESS2 edition 3.5 (published 01.12.16):
Changes from edition 3.4:

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

Changes in country data:
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 ESS2-2004 Documentation Report.
 

ESS2 edition 3.4 (published 26.11.14):
Changes from edition 3.3:

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

C8 (HLTHHMP): Variable label has been amended.

G57 (ICAG45Y): Original interviewer code ICB1958 has been replaced by ICAG45Y to reflect that filter has been edited in accordance with respondent's age (AGEA) rather than respondent's year of birth (YRBRN).

G58 (PLNCHLD): Due to recoding of interviewer code G57 (ICB1958) to ICAG45Y, missing values 6 "Not applicable" and 9 "No answer"  have been edited accordingly.

G110 (ICAGU70): Original interviewer code ICB1934 has been replaced by ICAGU70 to reflect that filter has been edited in accordance with respondent's age (AGEA) rather than respondent's year of birth (YRBRN).

G111 (IPJBSCR) - G116 (WKHSCH): Due to recoding of interviewer code G110 (ICB1934) to ICAGU70, missing values  6 "Not applicable" and 9 "No answer" have been edited accordingly.

Changes in country data:
SLOVENIA:
G91 (GRSPAY): "Usual gross pay in euros, before deductions for tax and insurance" has been recoded from national currency into euro.
G92 (NETPAY): "Usual gross pay in euros, after deductions for tax and insurance" has been recoded from national currency into euro.
 

ESS2 edition 3.3 (published 18.12.2012):
Changes from edition 3.2:

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:
AUSTRIA:
F13 (EMPLNO): Corrected "number of employees" for IDNOs 261, 718, 866, 962, 1562, 1589, 2050, 2538, 2549, 2750, 3174, 3294, 3632, 3633, 3642, 4201.

DENMARK:
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Corrected "occupation, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 10867, 14641, 14853, 16318, 33764, 33811, 37564.
F39-F41 (ISCOCOP): Corrected "occupation partner, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 11164, 12411, 17542, 18108, 23151, 27668, 32718, 36770.

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

SLOVENIA:
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Corrected "occupation, ISCO88 (com)" for IDNOs 7, 505, 737, 1046, 1090, 1226.

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

ESS2 edition 3.2 (published 02.02.2011):
Changes from edition 3.1:

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, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, 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:
CZECH REPUBLIC:
C23 LNGHOMB, code 888 has been recoded to the correct code 000 (no second language mentioned).

GERMANY:
G11 IMPFREE and G12 IPHLPPL were switched for all female respondents. This has now been corrected.

UNITED KINGDOM:
Data from C10 RLGDNM and C12 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.
Country-specific variable F6 EDLVAGB has been added to the data file.
 

ESS2 edition 3.1 (published 16.10.08):
Changes from edition 3.0:

Changes in country data:
ESTONIA:
Data from F32 (HINCTNT) have been omitted from the international data file. For further details please see item 46 in the Country report in the Documentation Report.

FRANCE:
IDNO. All French respondents have been given new identification numbers.

SWITZERLAND:
F22-F24 (ISCOCO): Wild code 1329 has been recoded to missing value 99999 in one record.

UKRAINE:
Data from F32 (HINCTNT) have been omitted from the international data file. For further details please see item 46 in the Country report in the Documentation Report.
 

ESS2 edition 3.0 (published 19.12.06):
Additional countries:
Turkey

New variables:
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 from edition 2.0:
EDULVLA has been renamed EDULVL.

HUNGARY:
B12 (PRTVTAHU) has been renamed (PRTVTHU).
B20b (PRTCLAHU) has been renamed (PRTCLHU).
B22 (PRTMBAHU) has been renamed (PRTMBHU).

ICELAND:
G91 (GRSPAY) and G92 (NETPAY) have now been corrected and are reported in Euro.

PORTUGAL:
F6 (EDULVL) and EDLVPT have been replaced with new and corrected data from Portugal.

SLOVENIA:
F22-F24 (ISCOCO) has been replaced with new and corrected data from Slovenia.
 

ESS2 edition 2.0 (published 08.03.06):
Additional countries:
France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Ukraine.

Changes from edition 1.0:
BELGIUM:
Corrected records in the household grid variables.

CZECH REPUBLIC:
REGIONCZ the region variable in ESS2 edition 1.0 has been recoded and is now correct.
DWEIGHT The designweight for the Czech Republic has been adjusted.

SWEDEN:
F31 (HINCSRCA) Deviating answer categories. The Swedish data have been omitted from the second edition of the international data file.
For further details about deviations, please see item 46 in the Country reports in the Documentation Report.
 

ESS2 edition 1.0 (published 28.09.05):
Includes all countries having deposited their data before 01.06.05
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.