Support #1084

Financial situation

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

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Dear User Support,

are you aware of a variable that is similar to b`w'_fisitc and b`w'_fisity of BHPS in USoc?

It should identify the subjective change in the feeling of the financial situation compared to the previous year.

In USoc, I found only the future expectations (`w'_finfut), which are compatible with the variable fisitx of BHPS.

Thank you and best,


#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,

There are not any equivalent variables to b`w'_fisitc and b`w'_fisity in UKHLS. However, you could look at how w_finnow changes from wave to wave.

Thank you for pointing out that bw_fisitx should be harmonised with w_finfut. I have sent the information to our Harmonisation team.

Best wishes,

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

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Dear Lydia,

Additionally, you may find the question w_xphsdba in the household questionnaire useful for comparison between waves. It asks if they are up to date with paying their household bills, and is found in the data file w_hhresp.

Best wishes,

#4 Updated by Lydia Palumbo over 1 year ago

Thank you for the answer.

I already noticed the variable. But if I understand correctly it only belongs to USoc.
I am not sure if it is also restricted to those who own a house, as there is quite a high number of inapplicable.
Is this the case?

Thank you again and best,

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