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Is information on day of birth available as a variable?

Added by Sebastian Barfort about 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Hi Understanding Society,

I have downloaded the Understanding Society: Waves 1-6, 2009-2015 and also the British Household Panel Survey: Waves 1-18, 1991-2009 from the UK Data Archive. I am specifically looking for a variable that indicates the respondent’s exact data of birth, but I have been unable to locate such a variable. I can sometimes find “year of birth”, sometimes year and month of birth, but I need the exact date, that is, also the day of birth. Is this available anywhere? Can you please explain me how I can obtain this variable.

I look forward to hearing from you, thank you in advance for helping me,

All best,

Sebastian


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Copied to Support #790: Is information on day of birth available as a variable (in BHPS)?Closed2017-06-03

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#1 Updated by Victoria Nolan about 3 years ago

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Dear Sebastian,

Many thanks for your enquiry. For exact date of birth you would need to apply for access to Understanding Society data at the Secure level (GN33429: https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000053). If you refer to the Understanding Society mainstage user guide (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage), section 4 gives details of which additional information is available in the Special Licence and Secure levels of data.

We hope this helps, best wishes, Victoria.

On behalf of the Understanding Society Data User Support Team

#2 Updated by Victoria Nolan about 3 years ago

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#3 Updated by Sebastian Barfort about 3 years ago

Victoria Nolan wrote:

Dear Sebastian,

Many thanks for your enquiry. For exact date of birth you would need to apply for access to Understanding Society data at the Secure level (GN33429: https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000053). If you refer to the Understanding Society mainstage user guide (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage), section 4 gives details of which additional information is available in the Special Licence and Secure levels of data.

We hope this helps, best wishes, Victoria.

On behalf of the Understanding Society Data User Support Team

Dear Victoria,

Thank you so much for getting back to me (and apologies for the late reply). I have a follow up question: Is the same information available in the BHPS? As far as I can see there's no secure version of the BHPS that offers the exact date of birth of the respondent, even though this was asked in all surveys, but I wanted to double check with you before concluding anything.

Look forward to hearing from you and again thank you so much for your help.
Sebastian

#4 Updated by Sebastian Barfort about 3 years ago

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