Table 1

 The number of employment transition in each transition category for 2335 men (6204 transitions) and 2757 women (7155 transitions) from the BHPS 1991–1998

Transition typeMen number (%)Women number (%)Total
*Relates to the employment status category “something else” in the BHPS. †Not explored in detail in this paper.
Employed to non-employed1742 (28.1)2217 (31.0)3959 (29.6)
    Unemployment1218 (19.6)730 (10.2)1948 (14.6)
    Retirement248 (4.0)245 (3.4)493 (3.7)
    Maternity leave197 (2.7)197 (1.5)
    Family care20 (0.3)762 (10.6)782 (5.8)
    Full time study95 (1.5)130 (1.8)225 (1.7)
    Long term illness108 (1.7)98 (1.4)206 (1.5)
    Other non-employed*53 (0.8)55 (0.7)108 (0.8)
Non-employed to employed1795 (28.9)2233 (31.2)4028 (30.1)
    Unemployment1333 (21.5)801 (11.2)2134 (16.0)
    Retirement79 (1.3)77 (1.1)156 (1.2)
    Maternity leave141 (2.0)141 (1.1)
    Family care22 (0.3)794 (11.1)816 (6.1)
    Full time study266 (4.3)319 (4.5)585 (4.4)
    Long term illness42 (0.7)41 (0.6)83 (0.6)
    Other non-employed*53 (0.8)60 (0.8)113 (0.8)
Employed to employed†1824 (29.4)1839 (25.7)3663 (27.4)
Non-employed to non-employed†843 (13.6)866 (12.1)1709 (12.8)
Total6204 (100)7155 (100)13359 (100)