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Universe of school variable

Added by Nurfatima Jandarova 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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Feedback
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Normal
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Data documentation
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Start date:
12/16/2019
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Hello!

Could you please help me figure out my confusion about school attendance status. If I look at the questionnaire, the universe for school question are respondents who have never been interviewed before. Am I understanding this correctly that if some people who were still at school in wave 1 finished school in wave 2, they do not get their school status updated? Ever?

If I look at the first and second wave and tabulated the two school measures, this is what I see:

never went to/still          |                 never went to/still at school (wave 2)   
at school (wave 1) | missing inapplica don't kno write in never wen still at | Total
---------------------+------------------------------------------------------------------+----------
missing | 0 6 0 3 0 0 | 9
refusal | 0 2 0 1 0 0 | 3
don't know | 0 18 6 37 2 0 | 63
write in age | 1 34,636 37 2,585 13 29 | 37,301
never went to school | 0 166 2 14 26 1 | 209
still at school | 0 630 0 96 0 49 | 775
-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------------------------+----------
Total | 1 35,458 45 2,736 41 79 | 38,360

And the whole column of inapplicable values in wave 2 is exactly the cases where

b_ff_ivlolw == 1 & b_ff_everint == 1

I am asking this because many other measures depend on the value of this variable, for example school leaving age or school codes. So, there is always a subset of people for whom this information could have been collected but wasn't because the school varibale has not been updated.
I understand this is not a big number of people (630 in the above table). I just need to know if my understanding is correct, so I can understand better the sample I am working with.

Thank you!

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#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty 4 months ago

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Dear Nurfatima,

You can use the derived variables school_dv and scend_dv in xwavedat to see the most up to date information we have for each individual. You can see which variables are used to calculate them by looking at the online documentation: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/scend_dv and https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/school_dv

Best wishes,
Stephanie

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