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Month of birth variables

Added by Maddalena Ronchi 9 months ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
Category:
Special license
Target version:
Start date:
09/05/2019
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Hello,

I would like to use the variable month of birth.
According to the online documentation:
- in the understanding society databaseit should be available in indresp wave 1 and 2 only (the variable is called scdobm); is this question made available in some other datasets?
- in the BHPS database it should be available in all inderesp waves (the variable is called dobm)

However I dont find the variable in the databases I have just downloaded.
I have tried to download the two the following dta
1) BHPS series only: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=5151
2) The harmonised version of BHPS and UKHLSE: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=6614

Any idea what can be wrong?
Thanks,
Maddalena

History

#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty 9 months ago

  • Private changed from Yes to No
  • % Done changed from 0 to 80
  • Target version set to X M
  • Assignee set to Maddalena Ronchi
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Category set to Special license

Dear Maddalena,

The month of birth is only available in the Special Licence datasets. The variable is w_dobm_dv in files for each wave and dobm_dv in xwavedat. Variables only available in SL are shown by the blue stripe at the top of their page in the online documentation, for example: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/xwave/datafile/xwavedat/variable/dobm_dv

You can see the terms for accessing Special Licence here: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/how-to-access/conditions/special-licence

Best wishes,
Stephanie

#2 Updated by Gundi Knies 9 months ago

  • % Done changed from 80 to 100
  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

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