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The survey obtained information on the employment status, occupation and domestic circumstances of qualified nurses, midwives and health visitors no longer employed in the profession. It also enquired into the nature of their professional qualifications and their attitudes toward the profession.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Employment status; occupation; domestic circumstances; nature of professional qualifications; attitudes towards nursing, midwifery and health visiting
England, administration, administrative areas, age, application for employment, attitudes, career development, child day care, children, conditions of employment, degrees, domestic responsibilities, early retirement, economic activity, educational opportunities, employees, employment, employment history, employment opportunities, ethnic groups, expectation, full-time employment, gender, health, health services, health visitors, higher education, industries, job changing, job description, management, managers, marital status, midwives, nurses, nursing care, occupational status, occupations, part-time employment, private sector, promotion (job), qualifications, refresher courses, return-to-work incentives, satisfaction, self-employed, supervisors, termination of service, voluntary work, wages, working conditions, working time
Identifier Variables
Standard region, LA
Economic/Subject Categories
Employment, Labour
Area of Health System
Primary care, Secondary care
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
Data Type
Survey (cross-sectional)
Coverage (date of field work)
Unit of Analysis

People aged under 55 in England with relevant qualifications who were not working in the field of nursing, midwifery or health visiting at the time of the 1991 Census. Weighted sample size: 3128

ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access