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Finding variables in the household data (wave 1)

Added by Robin Kramer over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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08/16/2018
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I've only just started to try and get my head wrapped around all the files in the SN 5151 and SN 6614 datasets.
It looks like I can identify couples across these two datasets using their PIDs and that they should have the same household IDs...?
I see that there's an 'Lchmor' variable documented in the pdfs for 6614 dataset but how do I know where to find it in the SPSS files?
Thanks in advance for your help!

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#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#2 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

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#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

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Dear Robin,

To identify a respondent's partner at Wave 1 you can use the variable a_ppid, which contains their partner's pidp. They will have the same household ID, but there may be more than one couple in the household so it's best to use w_ppid. (w refers to the wave of data - a for Wave 1, b for Wave 2 etc.)

Most of the individual level responses are found in the files w_indresp. The exception to this is where there is a loop in the questionnaire and the same questions are asked multiple times, for example about previous employment, and these answers are in separate files. Household level responses are found in w_hhresp, and relationships are found in w_egoalt.

You may find it useful to take our training course which is available in person or via Moodle: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/help/training
Examples 7 and 8 in the course use the relationship variables.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

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