I am currently researching ethnic pay gaps using the Understanding Society data set.
Initially I was using the a_payu variable, however this had a low level of data available for observing earnings. Therefore, I am now using the a_paynu_dv variable, however this variable has no label and I cannot find any further information on this variable in the data dictionary. I would appreciate any help on what this variable represents, e.g which question does it relate to, so I can interpret the results generated.
I greatly appreciate any help. Or guidance to using a different pay variable which may be of greater use in waves 1 to 7.
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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.
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer
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There is information on income estimation in section 3.4.3 of the Mainstage User Guide which you can download here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/user-guide