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Death in BHPS and US

Added by Emily Murray almost 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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Data analysis
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04/27/2016
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How can I determine whether an individual in BHPS has died at following waves, including during their time in Understanding Society?

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#1 Updated by Olena Kaminska almost 4 years ago

Emily,

There is a cross-wave variable indicating final known status of respondents: it is astat in xwlsten.dta dataset.
Within UKHLS look in W_indsamp.dta file for each wave starting at wave 2 (as BHPS joined at wave 2): look at the variables W_finloc W_ivfio W_ivfho.

Please also note that not all deaths are recorded in the study – some are hidden among noncontacts and nonrespondents. Those who lived alone are least likely to be recorded.

Hopes this helps,
Olena

#2 Updated by Alita Nandi almost 4 years ago

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Additionally:
In the BHPS, as in UKHLS, you can also identify deceased respondents using "wivfio" variable in "windsamp" file. But unlike UKHLS "wfinloc" will not be useful.

Best wishes,
Alita

#3 Updated by Alita Nandi almost 4 years ago

Please note that the data structure of indsamp is different from indresp or indall. Here each individual can have more than one row of observation. If someone has moved, then will have two rows of observation. One for the household where they were expected to be found and then the new one. You can identify their current household using wfinloc=1 (w_finloc in UKHLS).

So each row is uniquely identified by (pid wfinloc) in BHPS and (pidp w_finloc) in UKHLS.

#4 Updated by Alita Nandi almost 4 years ago

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#5 Updated by Emily Murray almost 4 years ago

Alita Nandi wrote:

Please note that the data structure of indsamp is different from indresp or indall. Here each individual can have more than one row of observation. If someone has moved, then will have two rows of observation. One for the household where they were expected to be found and then the new one. You can identify their current household using wfinloc=1 (w_finloc in UKHLS).

So each row is uniquely identified by (pid wfinloc) in BHPS and (pidp w_finloc) in UKHLS.

Thank you for such a quick answer. Could you clarify what the 'ASTAT' variable represents? Is it the study member's status at each wave? And what do the rec'ing and rec'd mean? I can't find a description in the documentation.

#6 Updated by Victoria Nolan almost 4 years ago

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#7 Updated by Gundi Knies almost 4 years ago

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Hi Emily,
"ret'ing" stands for "retiring" and "ret'd" for "retired". If you cross-tabulate astat with the variable lewave (last enumerated wave) you will see that all outcomes that are labeled "ret'ing:" are from the last/current wave (wave 18). all outcomes labeled "ret'd:" refer to previous waves. The retiring sample members will not be contacted in the future; the retired sample have already not been contacted in Wave 18.
Cheers,
Gundi

#8 Updated by Victoria Nolan almost 4 years ago

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