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Variable on country of birth

Added by Lydia Palumbo over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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10/17/2018
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Dear Help Forum,

I am including in my model the status of foreigner as a control and I noticed that there are many
missing values.
I am analyzing both UKHLS and BHPS and the number of inapplicable is mainly
related to the latter one.

I checked if this is motivated by the insertion of the question from a certain point on, but this is not the case.
Could you please clarify the reason for this issue?

Thank you and best regards,
Lydia

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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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Dear Lydia,

You don't say which data file or variable you are using. Is it plbornc in xwavedat? This question is only asked of those not born in the uk - for uk country of birth please use ukborn. Values which are still missing are mainly from those under 16, and those who have never given a full interview, so these categories will not have been asked this question.

Best wishes,
Stephanie

#3 Updated by Lydia Palumbo over 1 year ago

Thank you for your answer. I am using ukborn. What do you mean by those who have never given a full interview? I cross-tabulated this variable with proxies and they do not coincide, so I guess that you mean something else.

#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from Lydia Palumbo to Stephanie Auty

#5 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

  • Assignee changed from Stephanie Auty to Lydia Palumbo
  • % Done changed from 70 to 80

Dear Lydia,

xwavedat contains every individual enumerated in the survey. Some of these will be children, while others are adults who have not completed even a proxy interview, but we do hold limited data on them from the household grid part of the questionnaire. xwavedat contains variables for first and last wave interviewed, and if these are inapplicable then the person has not been interviewed at all. You can also merge w_ukborn into w_indall and look at w_ivfio.

Best wishes,
Stephanie

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