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Existence of siblings

Added by Lea Samek over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Closed
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Normal
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Data documentation
Target version:
-
Start date:
08/11/2017
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% Done:

100%

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Description

Hi,
I am interested in whether respondents in Understanding Society have siblings. I am not interested in the number of them, just whether they have them. It is easy to determine that when they live in the same household through the relationship variable but what if they do not live in the same household? I found the variable called "lvrel4" but that was only asked in wave 1, wave 3 and wave 5. Obviously I can determine the existence of siblings in wave 2 and wave 4 if the respondent participates in wave 1 to wave 5 but what if they only enter in wave 2? That would also mean that I cannot use wave 6 at all. Am I missing something here or is there any other variable with this information, which I am not aware of?
Thank you very much in advance.
Best,
Lea

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#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee changed from Gundi Knies to Stephanie Auty
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#2 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Stephanie Auty to Lea Samek
  • % Done changed from 10 to 60

Hi Lea,

This question is part of the Family Networks module. As you can see in the long term content plan (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/long-term-content-plan), this module is and will be asked in odd numbered waves, so when the wave 7 data is available later this year you will have another wave you can use.

As the surviving BHPS sample members joined the UKHLS in Wave 2 and a similar question was asked in the BHPS (PNLVSIB in wave 16, number of siblings living outside the household), you could use this to derive the information you need for these respondents.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 60 to 100

#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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