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Is information on day of birth available as a variable (in BHPS)?

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

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Hi Understanding Society,

I have asked before whether date of birth was available as a variable in Understanding Society and received this very helpful answer (included below). However, 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


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

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Copied from Support #773: Is information on day of birth available as a variable?Closed2017-05-03

History

#1 Updated by Sebastian Barfort over 3 years ago

  • Copied from Support #773: Is information on day of birth available as a variable? added

#2 Updated by Victoria Nolan over 3 years ago

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Dear Sebastian,

We do not currently provide a BHPS equivalent file. We will note the request and consider whether we could provide this in the future.

Best wishes, Victoria.

#3 Updated by Sebastian Barfort over 3 years ago

Victoria Nolan wrote:

Dear Sebastian,

We do not currently provide a BHPS equivalent file. We will note the request and consider whether we could provide this in the future.

Best wishes, Victoria.

Dear Victoria,

I hope that will be possible in the future. Would be wonderful for my research.

Best, Sebastian

#4 Updated by Victoria Nolan over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

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