ESS5 Version notes

ESS5 edition 3.4 (published 01.12.18):
Changes from edition 3.3

Changes in variables:
Variable labels and values have been harmonised for the following variables: CNTBRTHB, CTZSHIPB, EDAGEFGB, EDAGEGB, EDAGEMGB, EDAGEPGB, EDLVDBE, EDLVDCH, EDLVDCY, EDLVDCZ, EDLVDDK, EDLVDEE, EDLVDFI, EDLVDFR, EDLVDHR, EDLVDHU, EDLVDIE, EDLVDNL, EDLVDNO, EDLVDPL, EDLVDPT, EDLVDRU, EDLVDSE, EDLVDSK, EDLVFDBE, EDLVFDCH, EDLVFDCY, EDLVFDCZ, EDLVFDDK, EDLVFDEE, EDLVFDFI, EDLVFDFR, EDLVFDHR, EDLVFDHU, EDLVFDIE, EDLVFDNL, EDLVFDNO, EDLVFDPL, EDLVFDPT, EDLVFDRU, EDLVFDSE, EDLVFDSK, EDLVFDUA, EDLVMDBE, EDLVMDCH, EDLVMDCY, EDLVMDCZ, EDLVMDDK, EDLVMDEE, EDLVMDFI, EDLVMDFR, EDLVMDHR, EDLVMDHU, EDLVMDIE, EDLVMDNL, EDLVMDNO, EDLVMDPL, EDLVMDPT, EDLVMDRU, EDLVMDSE, EDLVMDSK, EDLVPDBE, EDLVPDCH, EDLVPDCY, EDLVPDCZ, EDLVPDDK, EDLVPDEE, EDLVPDFI, EDLVPDFR, EDLVPDHR, EDLVPDHU, EDLVPDIE, EDLVPDNL, EDLVPDNO, EDLVPDPL, EDLVPDPT, EDLVPDRU, EDLVPDSE, EDLVPDSK, EDUDE2, EDUDE3, EDUFDE2, EDUFDE3, EDUFIL2, EDUIL2, EDULVLB, EDULVLFB, EDULVLMB, EDULVLPB, EDUMDE2, EDUMDE3, EDUMIL2, EDUPDE2, EDUPDE3, EDUPIL2, EDUPL2, FBRNCNTA, ICPART1, ICPART2, ICPART3, LNGHOM1, LNGHOM2, MARSTIE, MBRNCNTA, NAME, NWSPPOL, NWSPTOT, PPLTRST, PRODDATE, PRTCLBCZ, PRTCLBIL, PRTCLCDE, PRTCLCNL, PRTCLCPT, PRTCLCY, PRTMBBCZ, PRTMBBIL, PRTMBCDE, PRTMBCNL, PRTMBCY, PRTVCDE1, PRTVCDE2, PRTVTAIE, PRTVTBCZ, PRTVTBIL, PRTVTBPT, PRTVTCY, PRTVTDNL, RDPOL, RDTOT, REGION, RLGDEACH, RLGDEAGR, RLGDEAPL, RLGDEARU, RLGDEASE, RLGDEBE, RLGDEDE, RLGDEIL, RLGDELT, RLGDENL, RLGDENO, RLGDEPT, RLGDNACH, RLGDNAGR, RLGDNAPL, RLGDNARU, RLGDNASE, RLGDNBE, RLGDNDE, RLGDNIL, RLGDNLT, RLGDNNL, RLGDNNO, RLGDNPT, TPORGWK, TVPOL and TVTOT.

Changes in country data:
BULGARIA:
F15 (EDULVLB): Category 321 has been recoded to category 323 for 26 cases. Category 423 has been recoded to category 421 for 4 cases.
F45 (EDULVLPB): Category 321 has been recoded to category 323 for 12 cases. Category 423 has been recoded to category 421 for 2 cases.
F58 (EDULVLFB): Category 321 has been recoded to category 323 for 29 cases. Category 423 has been recoded to category 421 for 10 cases.
F64 (EDULVLMB): Category 321 has been recoded to category 323 for 15 cases. Category 423 has been recoded to category 421 for 11 cases.
F15 (EISCED): Category 3 has been recoded to category 4 for 26 cases.
F45 (EISCEDP): Category 3 has been recoded to category 4 for 12 cases.
F58 (EISCEDF): Category 3 has been recoded to category 4 for 29 cases.
F64 (EISCEDM): Category 3 has been recoded to category 4 for 15 cases.

ESTONIA:
F58EE (EDLVFDEE): Value labels have been amended.

SLOVAKIA:
F15 (EISCED): Category 3 has been recoded to category 5 for 38 cases.
F45 (EISCEDP): Category 3 has been recoded to category 5 for 14 cases.
F58 (EISCEDF): Category 3 has been recoded to category 5 for 7 cases.
F64 (EISCEDM): Category 3 has been recoded to category 5 for 13 cases.

IRELAND:
B20bIE (PRTCLAIE): Variable has been renamed to PRTCLCIE.
B22IE (PRTMBAIE): Variable has been renamed to PRTMBBIE.
 

ESS5 edition 3.3 (published 01.12.16):
Changes from edition 3.2

Changes in variables:
D14 (PLCARCR): Variable label has been amended.

Changes in country data:
CZECH REPUBLIC:
F15 (EDLVDCZ), F45 (EDLVPDCZ), F58 (EDLVFDCZ), F64 (EDLVMDCZ): Value labels have been amended.

SLOVAKIA:
F15 (EDULVLB): Category 322 has been recoded to category 423 for 38 cases.
F45 (EDULVLPB): Category 322 has been recoded to category 423 for 14 cases.
F58 (EDULVLFB): Category 322 has been recoded to category 423 for 7 cases.
F64 (EDULVLMB): Category 322 has been recoded to category 423 for 13 cases.

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 ESS5-2010 Documentation Report.
 

ESS5 edition 3.2 (published 26.11.14):
Changes from edition 3.1

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

F41 (HINCTNTA): Value labels have been amended.

G64 (ICAGU70A): Original interviewer code ICB1940 has been replaced by ICAGU70A to reflect that filter has been edited in accordance with respondent's age (AGEA) rather than respondent's year of birth (YRBRN).

G65 (IPJBINI) - G72 (WKHSCH): Due to recoding of interviewer code G64 (ICB1940) to (ICAGU70A), missing values 6 "Not applicable" and 9 "No answer"  have been edited accordingly.

G86 (ICAGO45): Original interviewer code ICB1964 has been replaced by ICAGO45 to reflect that filter has been edited in accordance with respondent's age (AGEA) rather than respondent's year of birth (YRBRN).

G87 (AGERTR) - G88 (PLNCHLD): Due to recoding of interviewer code G86 (ICB1964) to (ICAGO45), missing values 6 "Not applicable" and 9 "No answer"  have been edited accordingly.

Changes in country data:
FRANCE:
F15 (EDLVDFR), F45 (EDLVPDFR), F58 (EDLVMDFR), F64 (EDLVMDFR): Category 21 has been recoded to category 23, category 22 has been recoded to category 24, category 23 has been recoded to category 21, and category 24 has been recoded to category 22.

LITHUANIA:
B12 (PRTVLT1): Variable label has been amended.
B12 (PRTVLT2): Variable label has been amended.
B12 (PRTVLT3): Variable label has been amended.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
B12 (PRTVTBRU): Value labels have been amended.

SLOVAKIA:
(PSPWGHT): Post-stratification weights have been corrected.
 

ESS5 edition 3.1 (published 29.04.14):
Changes from edition 3.0

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

G56 (GRSPAYA): Variable has been rounded.

Changes in country data:
CROATIA:
(REGION): Regional codes have been corrected.

DENMARK:
F 58 (EDULVLFB, EDLVFDDK, EISCEDF): Corrected “father’s highest level of education" in 565 records.

ESTONIA:
F15 (EDLVDEE): Corrected “highest level of education, Estonia" in 632 records.
F45 (EDLVPDEE): Corrected “partner’s highest level of education, Estonia" in 370 records.
F58 (EDLVFDEE): Corrected “father’s highest level of education, Estonia" in 379 records.
F64 (EDLVMDEE): Corrected “mother’s highest level of education, Estonia" in 440 records.

FRANCE:
F15 (EDLVDFR): Category 27 "Autre" recoded to 5555 "Other" in 9 records.
F45 (EDLVPDFR): Category 27 "Autre" recoded to 5555 "Other" in 5 records.
F58 (EDLVFDFR): Category 27 "Autre" recoded to 5555 "Other" in 8 records.
F64 (EDLVMDFR): Category 27 "Autre" recoded to 5555 "Other" in 4 records.

LITHUANIA:
(REGUNIT): Regional unit has been set to code 3 "NUTS level 3".

POLAND:
F45 (EDUPPL2): Category 9  "Not available/no partner" recoded to 6 "Not applicable" in 724 records.

UKRAINE:
F15 (EDLVDUA) Category 13 "Inshe" recoded to 5555 "Other" in 4 records.
F45 (EDLVPDUA): Category 13 "Inshe" recoded to 5555 "Other" in 4 records.
F58 (EDLVFDUA): Category 13 "Inshe" recoded to 5555 "Other" in 26 records.
F64 (EDLVMDUA): Category 13 "Inshe" recoded to 5555 "Other" in 28 records.

GERMANY:
F15 (EDUDE1), F45 (EDUPDE1) F58 (EDUFDE1) F64 (EDUMDE1): Value labels have been amended.

POLAND:
C18 (RLGDNAPL), C20 (RLGDEAPL): Variable name have been changed due to changes in variables since ESS4. Value labels have been amended.

F15 (EDUPL2), F45 (EDUPPL2):  Variable labels and value labels have been amended.

UNITED KINGDOM:
F15 (EDUGB1 and EDUGB2), F45 (EDUPGB1 and EDUPGB2) F58 (EDUFGB1 and EDUFGB2) F64 (EDUMGB1 and EDUMGB2): Value labels have been amended.

 

ESS5 edition 3.0 (published 18.12.12):
Changes from edition 2.0

Additional countries: Lithuania.

Changes in country data:
CROATIA:
G56 (GRSPAYA): "Usual gross pay in euros, before deductions for tax and insurance" has been recoded from national currency into euro.

CYPRUS:
(REGION): Region has been recoded to value "CY0" for all cases.
(INWDDS, INWMMS, INWYYS, INWSHH, INWSMM, INWDDE, INWMME, INWYYE, INWEHH, INWEMM, INWTM): The timing variables have been corrected for a considerable number of cases (N > 50).

ESTONIA:
F15 (EDULVLB, EISCED): Corrected "highest level of education" for 632 cases.
F45 (EDULVLPB, EISCEDP): Corrected "partner’s highest level of education" for 370 cases.
F58 (EDULVLFB, EISCEDF): Corrected "father’s highest level of education" for 379 cases.
F64 (EDULVLMB, EISCEDM): Corrected "mother’s highest level of education" for 440 cases.

IRELAND:
(AGEA): Corrected "age of respondent, calculated" for 654 cases.
(INWDDE, INWDDS, INWMME, INWMMS, INWYYE, INWYYS): Administrative variables "start/end of interview, main questionnaire (sections A-G)" have been added to the data file.
F30 (WKHTOT): Corrected "total hours normally worked per week in main job overtime included" for 8 cases.
G19 (YRCREMP): Corrected "year first started working for current employer" for 1 case.

ISRAEL:
F15 (EDULVLB, EISCED): Corrected "highest level of education" for 51 cases.
F45 (EDULVLPB, EISCEDP): Corrected "partner’s highest level of education" for 31 cases.
F58 (EDULVLFB, EISCEDF): Corrected "father’s highest level of education" for 18 cases.
F64 (EDULVLMB, EISCEDM): Corrected "mother’s highest level of education" for 23 cases.
G56 (GRSPAYA): "Usual gross pay in euros, before deductions for tax and insurance" has been recoded from national currency into euro.

RUSSIAN FEDERATION:
F45 (EDLVPDRU): Variable label has been amended.

SPAIN:
G72 (WKHSCH): Corrected "how many hours would choose to work weekly" for 1 case.

UKRAINE:
F31 (NACER2): Variable has been added to the data file.
G56 (GRSPAYA): "Usual gross pay in euros, before deductions for tax and insurance" has been recoded from national currency into euro.

ESS5 edition 2.0 (published 28.03.12):
Changes from edition 1.0

Additional countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Slovakia, Ukraine.

Changes in country data:
GERMANY:
Interviewer file: (INTAGEA) The six-category INTAGE (age of interviewer) has been replaced with the ESS5 standard variable INTAGEA (exact age)

HUNGARY:
(DWEIGHT) The design weights for Hungary have been corrected.
Interviewer file: (INTAGEA) The six-category INTAGE (age of interviewer) has been replaced with the ESS5 standard variable INTAGEA (exact age)

SLOVENIA:
(INWYYE ) Corrected "end of interview year" for IDNOs 232, 233, 234, 235, 237, 238, 254, 315, 615, 814.

SWEDEN:
3 records removed due to high item non-response.

ESS5 edition 1.0 (published 26.10.11):
Includes data from Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.