Support #1062

Income in Nurse Health Assessment

Added by Luke Barry about 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

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I am working with the Nurse Health Assessment data and in the 'Guide to Nurse Health Assessment' PDF on page 20 it says that 'w_fihhmngrs_dv' and 'w_fihhmngrs_if' variables are included in the INDRESP_NS files however I am unable to find them. Can you please advise?

Also I was wondering if it would be accurate to multiply 'w_fihhmngrs_dv' by 'w_fihhmngrs_if' in order to get the share of household income per person?

Many thanks,


#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

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Dear Luke,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It looks like this documentation is out of date and these variables are not currently available in the datasets you mention.

You can find this data in the mainstage datasets for Waves 2 and 3, and merge the appropriate variables yourself. Please be careful as some nurse assessments were done in Wave 2 and others in Wave 3.

To answer your second question, no, multiplying w_fihhmngrs_dv by w_fihhmngrs_if will not give the share of household income per person. w_fihhmngrs_if is the proportion of household income which was imputed, not the proportion belonging to that individual. For individual income variables, please look in w_indresp, and for household income variables look in w_hhresp.

Best wishes,

#3 Updated by Luke Barry almost 2 years ago

Dear Stephanie,

That was very helpful thanks you. I just had a quick follow up in relation to the income variable, for example c_fimnnet_dv in wave 3, how should I interpret the negative values?

Many thanks,

#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 2 years ago

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Dear Luke,

Negative income values are due to self-employment loss.

Best wishes,

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