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From 07/14/2020 to 08/12/2020

08/11/2020

01:27 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1367: Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
Hi Colin,
I have forwarded your query to the team responsible for producing these variables. Due to team members b...
Alita Nandi

08/06/2020

06:26 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1367: Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
Hi Alita! I have a follow-up question to my previous query regarding hourly versus monthly wages. For individuals tha... C Josten

08/05/2020

04:00 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1393: Longitudinal or cross-sectional weighting with change scores?
Colin,
Alita's previous suggestion on the weight is correct. I see your point that you would want to include more ...
Olena Kaminska
01:49 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1393: Longitudinal or cross-sectional weighting with change scores?
Hi Alita,
Brilliant, thank you. However, (if I can ask a follow-up?) I see how the longitudinal weight adjusts for...
Colin Whittle
05:15 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1393 (Feedback): Longitudinal or cross-sectional weighting with change scores?
Hello,
Yes, as you are looking at change between Waves 4 & 6 and including self-completion items, you should use l...
Alita Nandi
07:01 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hi Fiona,
You are right. But the labelling is not wrong. NRELS1-NRELS6 in Waves 3 & 5 correspond to NRELS3-NRELS8 ...
Alita Nandi
05:36 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1391 (Feedback): dropouts due to mental health
Alita Nandi
05:35 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1391: dropouts due to mental health
Hi Kai,
Our survey team has confirmed that there aren't any targeted incentives for people in particular circumsta...
Alita Nandi
05:36 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1390 (Feedback): englang - change in English as first language
Alita Nandi

08/04/2020

06:19 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1393 (Feedback): Longitudinal or cross-sectional weighting with change scores?
Hello,
I actualy don't think it's quite a change score exactly, but for my outcome variable, I am looking at wheth...
Colin Whittle
03:58 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hi Alita,
Thanks very much for your advice. I will look into constructing the variable using the natchild files.
...
Fiona Steele
10:28 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hi Fiona,
The file a_natchild records the number of children ever born to adult respondents in GPS+EMBS and whethe...
Alita Nandi
12:48 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1391: dropouts due to mental health
Hello Kai,
Information on incentives is available here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mains...
Alita Nandi
11:46 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1391 (Feedback): dropouts due to mental health
Hello,
i was wondering whether there is any particular incentive for previous respondents to attend to upcoming in...
Kai Miele
10:56 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1390: englang - change in English as first language
Hi Alita,
Many thanks for your prompt reply - and for the helpful clarification and advice.
Best wishes,
Ive...
Ivelina Hristova
10:44 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1390: englang - change in English as first language
Hi Ivelina,
This question was supposed to be asked in Wave 1 of everyone, and in Wave 5 only those in the extra 5 ...
Alita Nandi

08/03/2020

06:05 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1347: weighting
Laura,
My previous suggestion of the weight is incorrect as I misunderstood the set up of your dataset. But to rep...
Olena Kaminska
03:45 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1390 (Feedback): englang - change in English as first language
Dear Sir/Madam,
I hope you are well.
I am doing analysis on ethnic identity and am currently looking at the eng...
Ivelina Hristova

07/30/2020

05:53 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1389 (New): Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hello,
Is there a variable which indicates the number of children a respondent has living outside the household? ...
Fiona Steele
01:57 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1388: Merging geographical special license data
Hi Alita,
It does, thanks for your help!
Kindest,
James
James Risk
02:30 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1388 (Feedback): Merging geographical special license data
Hello,
The geographical special license data files include households with valid postcodes including those that di...
Alita Nandi
02:46 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1387 (Feedback): Estimates of UK population
Hello,
Please take a look at the discussion in this working paper about this issue on pg 19-20 & see Table 6.
htt...
Alita Nandi

07/29/2020

09:23 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1388 (Feedback): Merging geographical special license data
Hi,
I've merged two geographical special license datasets (SN7630 and SN7248) with the main dataset (SN6614) for e...
James Risk
02:27 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1387 (In Progress): Estimates of UK population
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
01:51 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1387 (Feedback): Estimates of UK population
* Hi,
I have a basic query regarding the estimates of the share of the foreign-born population aged 16 and above ...
Marina Fernandez Reino

07/27/2020

04:09 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1347 (In Progress): weighting
Alita Nandi
03:35 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1347: weighting
Hi,
Apologies for the follow up.
I have a further question. Since I have individuals coming from only the you...
Laura Silva
08:51 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1384 (Feedback): Sharing Data
Hello Isaac,
Thanks for your query.
You are not allowed to upload or share the data. If anyone wants to use th...
Alita Nandi

07/24/2020

04:53 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1384 (Feedback): Sharing Data
Hello,
I am a MSc student at the United Nations University / Maastricht University completing my thesis using UKHL...
Isaac Thornton
09:33 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
I will email you from our "usersupport@understandingsociety.ac.uk" email address (where you had corres...
Alita Nandi

07/22/2020

09:41 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hello Alita,
I keep going back and reading Olena’s advice and the weighting FAQ to make sure that the results I ge...
Abigail Dumalus
06:02 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
Has this question been answered by Olena's response to 1378?
Thanks,
Alita
Alita Nandi
11:30 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1383: Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Gundi Knies wrote:
> Hi Pascale,
> please take a look at the posts https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/551 ...
Pascale Bourquin
10:12 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1383: Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Hi Pascale,
please take a look at the posts https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/551 and https://iserswww.ess...
Gundi Knies
09:45 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1383 (New): Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Hi,
I was wondering whether you would be able to give me some more information on how the variable “hiqual_dv” is...
Pascale Bourquin
10:28 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Thanks Gundi, yes I will look into getting a better match with the look-up files.
Thank you all for your help.
...
Clara Mascaro
10:18 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hi Clara,
jumping in here as I probably know a little more about geographical data linkage than Alita this being my ...
Gundi Knies

07/21/2020

05:59 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1382 (Feedback): Where to find questionnaire modules?
Hello,
Have you read our User Guide? Please take a look at that.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documenta...
Alita Nandi
05:48 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1382 (Feedback): Where to find questionnaire modules?
I am interested in using the Wealth, assets and debt module in my research. However I cannot find this data on the UK... Shreya Nanda
04:30 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Alita Nandi wrote:
> And for these unmatched cases we found gor_dv and country were missing, as is expected since th...
Clara Mascaro

07/20/2020

06:31 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
And for these unmatched cases we found gor_dv and country were missing, as is expected since their postcodes were mis... Alita Nandi
06:21 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1379 (Feedback): Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hi Clara,
Our data team has looked into this and found the number of individuals in w_indresp for whom a matched L...
Alita Nandi
06:06 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1380 (Resolved): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Alita Nandi
06:06 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1381 (Feedback): Query
The negative values refer to self-employment losses. You can check that by:
tab a_jbemp if a_fimnlabnet_dv<0
An...
Alita Nandi
05:57 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hi Abigail,
You are correct, The answer to your first question "Which variable would indicate those “interviews th...
Alita Nandi

07/19/2020

04:46 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail Dumalus wrote:
> Thanks so much, Alita, for your feedback. Does the 24-month wave period preclude me from us...
Nick Dret
04:34 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1381 (Feedback): Query

Hi
I would like to ask about the fimnlabnet_dv variable: what dose the negative values represent ?
amwaj abugamza

07/17/2020

08:32 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
I will start with the second question:
- yes, you can use indinus_lw directly
- in the first option you assume that...
Olena Kaminska

07/16/2020

07:21 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Thanks for the suggestions, Olena.
Which variable would indicate those “interviews that took place (finished) in J...
Abigail Dumalus
07:01 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Oh, and with regard to your comment on 'it seems that I am still missing a step or two to generate average life satis... Olena Kaminska
06:58 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail,
The method I described earlier does not correspond to BHPS data (before UKHLS started). BHPS is normally ...
Olena Kaminska
05:45 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hello Olena,
I am using indin91_lw for longitudinal regressions over time from 1996 to 2017 with life satisfaction...
Abigail Dumalus
05:03 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail,
I think you have a few questions that I will try to answer below.
First, why are you using indin91_lw. I...
Olena Kaminska
12:50 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
May I please get any advice on my queries above about item 11 in the weighting FAQ? Many thanks for your time and con... Abigail Dumalus
05:04 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1380 (In Progress): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
I have assigned this to Olena. This is similar to your question on the other post which also I have as...
Alita Nandi
04:34 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1380 (Resolved): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hello Alita,
I tried following item 11 for doing January 2014 as an example. When I filtered interviews from wave ...
Abigail Dumalus
03:46 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1379 (Feedback): Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hello,
I have recently added local authority level unemployment rates to a panel of individual-level UKHLS data (w...
Clara Mascaro

07/15/2020

05:05 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hello Olena,
I tried following item 11 for doing January 2014 as an example. When I filtered interviews from wave ...
Abigail Dumalus
04:06 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail,
Yes, I can confirm that FAQ question 11 applies to 3-months analysis. We do not have a ready syntax for y...
Olena Kaminska
03:06 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
I read item 11 in the weighting FAQ. It seems appropriate but I cannot be sure whether this applies for building 3-mo... Abigail Dumalus
02:14 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
I see. Yes, you can analyse by calendar year. Take a look at item 11 in the weighting FAQ and see if that is appropri... Alita Nandi
01:53 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Thanks so much, Alita, for your feedback. Does the 24-month wave period preclude me from using “year” as a panel time... Abigail Dumalus
01:36 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378 (Feedback): Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Yes, in Understanding Society the fieldwork period for any wave stretches over 24 months and is overlaps with the nex... Alita Nandi
01:28 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1378 (Feedback): Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hello Alita,
I noticed from browsing the dataset that wave periods from wave 2 until wave 9 have been overlapping....
Abigail Dumalus
01:39 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1375: XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Yes drop all the weight variables, then merge i_indin91_lw from i_indrsp onto the entire long format file (many to on... Alita Nandi
01:11 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1375: XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Hello Alita,
I apologise for not replying for almost a week. I have been ill. I currently have several weighting ...
Abigail Dumalus
03:35 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1375 (Feedback): XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Alita Nandi
03:37 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1241 (Resolved): Problem merging inderesp with children data
Alita Nandi
03:37 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1337 (Resolved): w_jbnssec3_dv have more than 3 category
Alita Nandi
03:35 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1374 (Resolved): Weights
Alita Nandi
03:35 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1377 (Feedback): Weights in Covid-19 Study
Hello Darja,
ca_betaindin_xw = i_indinui_xw * non-response probability based on a model of non-response between m...
Alita Nandi

07/14/2020

03:36 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1377 (Feedback): Weights in Covid-19 Study
Dear Support Team,
I tsset (pidp wave) the April and May Study. Can I only use the weight (betaindin_xw) cross-sec...
Darja Reuschke
01:47 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1376: Top coding on h_fimnnet_dv (total net personal income - no deductions)
Hello,
Sorry the variable note for w_fimnnet_dv does not clearly explain how topcoding is done. There are 51 obser...
Alita Nandi
 

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