I was thinking I'd better use the ethnicity variable racel for adults of age 16+ from xwavedat instead indresp.
I have noticed that there are less missing observations in xwavedat than in indresp.
Can you confirm my thought?
#1 Updated by Redmine Admin over 6 years ago
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racel is only asked of new adult entrants each wave and this information is consolidated together with other stable characteristics on XWAVEDAT. We aim to bring XWAVEDAT up to date for BHPS sample later this year (BHPS sample members can be identified from hhorig).
#2 Updated by Giulia Montresor over 6 years ago
I am just using the first wave of Understanding Society and I noticed a difference in the number of observations between a_indresp and xwavedat file. Then this is because some individuals did not respond to the ethnicity question in wave 1 but in wave 2 only and xwavedat is corrected for that?
#4 Updated by Giulia Montresor over 6 years ago
I am sorry, I was not clear. I wanted to say that even if you consider the first wave only, xracel has more observations than racel.
Then this is because some individuals did not respond to the ethnicity question in wave 1 but in wave 2 only and xwavedat is corrected for that?