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List Archive RefDirective titleParticipant RefGenderBirth cohortRegionDeprivation Index - EnglandDeprivation Index - ScotlandDeprivation Index - WalesDeprivation Index - Northern IrelandLiving ArrangementOccupation 1990Occupation 2010Employment StatusEmployment SectorMarital StatusKeywordsParticipant's Year of birthYear Participant joined
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SxMOA2/1/6/1/1/16:Summer 1982: Public&Private Services, The Budget, Gas & Electricity Bills, Royalty, Inflation, Currency, Food, EECA1male1930sSouth Eastlow (under 34)not answeredManagers and AdministratorsAdministrative and Secretarialnot answerednot answerednot answered Electricity bills;general knowledge and opinions about the EEC;weekday & Sunday main meals;gas & electricity bills;the NHS;DIY, services, maintenance: the 1982 Budget;reactions & predictions to inflation;health, education, transport cuts;dreams about Royal family;the impact to tecnology on jobs;½p and 20p coins;19301991
SxMOA2/1/8/1/1/18:Autumn 1982: Pocket Money, Business Premises/Cheque Books/CurrencyA1male1930sSouth Eastlow (under 34)not answeredManagers and AdministratorsAdministrative and Secretarialnot answerednot answerednot answered Parenthood; Pocketmoney; Teenagers; opening and closing of new shops; Cheque books; Children/ Childhood; Currency; Coins; Family relationships; description of mantelpiece; Homes; Income 19301991
SxMOA2/1/14/1/1/214: Winter 1983: Christmas Cards, Buying BritishA1male1930sSouth Eastlow (under 34)not answeredManagers and AdministratorsAdministrative and Secretarialnot answerednot answerednot answered spending £250,000;buying British;opening and closing of new shops;Christmas cards;19301991
SxMOA2/1/1/1/1/51:Summer 1981: Currency, Royal Wedding, Business Premises, Unemployment, Holidays, FoodA10female1930sSouth Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicablenot answerednot answerednot answered opening and closing of new shops; price of local veg; reactions to proposal of £1 and 20p coins; unemployment; holidays; 19331991
SxMOA2/1/2/1/1/62:Royal Wedding Special 1981: Diary for the DayA10female1930sSouth Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicablenot answerednot answerednot answeredThe 1981 Royal wedding19331991
SxMOA2/1/3/1/1/43:Autumn 1981: Currency, Pet Food, Shopping Strategies, Business Premises, Unemployment, Liberal-SDP Alliance, ChristmasA10female1930sSouth Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicablenot answerednot answerednot answered opening and closing of new shops; cheque books; use of loose change; effect of unemployment on family relationships; food shopping strategies; unemployment; the labour party's deputy leader election in 1981; 1981 Christmas; Liberal-SDP Alliance; the cost of feeding pets; 19331991
SxMOA2/1/1/1/1/61:Summer 1981: Currency, Royal Wedding, Business Premises, Unemployment, Holidays, FoodA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered opening and closing of new shops; price of local veg; reactions to proposal of £1 and 20p coins; unemployment; holidays; 18981991
SxMOA2/1/2/1/1/72:Royal Wedding Special 1981: Diary for the DayA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answeredThe 1981 Royal wedding18981991
SxMOA2/1/3/1/1/53:Autumn 1981: Currency, Pet Food, Shopping Strategies, Business Premises, Unemployment, Liberal-SDP Alliance, ChristmasA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered opening and closing of new shops; cheque books; use of loose change; effect of unemployment on family relationships; food shopping strategies; unemployment; the labour party's deputy leader election in 1981; 1981 Christmas; Liberal-SDP Alliance; the cost of feeding pets; 18981991
SxMOA2/1/4/1/1/34:Spring 1982: House Prices, Unsolicited Mail, Weather in January, Railway Strike, Local Elections, Business Premises, Unemployment, Falklands/Malvinas WarA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered opening and closing of new shops; Local elections; Local house prices; Unemployment; Rail strikes; Industrial relations; Unsolicited mail; Food prices; Effect of weather on food prices; 18981991
SxMOA2/1/6/1/1/86:Summer 1982: Public&Private Services, The Budget, Gas & Electricity Bills, Royalty, Inflation, Currency, Food, EECA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered Electricity bills;general knowledge and opinions about the EEC;weekday & Sunday main meals;gas & electricity bills;the NHS;DIY, services, maintenance: the 1982 Budget;reactions & predictions to inflation;health, education, transport cuts;dreams about Royal family;the impact to tecnology on jobs;½p and 20p coins;18981991
SxMOA2/1/8/1/1/78:Autumn 1982: Pocket Money, Business Premises/Cheque Books/CurrencyA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered Parenthood; Pocketmoney; Teenagers; opening and closing of new shops; Cheque books; Children/ Childhood; Currency; Coins; Family relationships; description of mantelpiece; Homes; Income 18981991
SxMOA2/1/10/1/1/710: Winter 1982: Food, GardeningA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered remembered foods from childhood;food and the environment;food preferences;vegetarianism, 'grow your own'18981991
SxMOA2/1/11/1/1/611:Spring 1983: The General Election, Water workers' Strike, Coinage, Viewing and ReadingA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answeredissue of £1 coin;the general election;waterworkers;reading;watching videos;reading magazines;newspaper reading;choice of newspaper, journals and magazines;favourite news programmes18981991
SxMOA2/1/12/1/1/712: Summer 1983: WorkA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered work and unemployment: future hopes and fears;comparisons: men's & women's jobs;employment, past, present, future;retirement;18981991
SxMOA2/1/13/1/1/613: Autumn 1983: Housework & maintenance, business premisesA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered Mantelpieces;housework allocation;sharing of domestic work;description of living room;a week's domestic work log;18981991
SxMOA2/1/14/1/1/814: Winter 1983: Christmas Cards, Buying BritishA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered spending £250,000;buying British;opening and closing of new shops;Christmas cards;18981991
SxMOA2/1/15/1/1/715: Spring 1984: Social Well-Being A11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered Health care;self esteem;health;well-being18981991
SxMOA2/1/16/1/1/516: Summer 1984: Electronic Banking, MiscellanyA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered cheque books;buying on credit;using banks;cash cards;saving;cash points;and current issues in the news18981991
SxMOA2/1/17/1/1/617: Autumn 1984: Attitudes To USAA11femalebefore 1910South Eastlow (under 34)not answerednot answered/not applicablenot answered/not applicableretirednot applicablenot answered President Kennedy;European in relation to USA;attitude to American films;attitudes towards to the USA;18981991

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