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Date of Birth variables

Added by Elena Pupaza about 3 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Urgent
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Category:
Special license
Target version:
-
Start date:
09/28/2017
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:

Description

Hi! I am trying to merge the Understanding Society data with another data-set on pensionable age, based on the date of birth. I understand from the questionnaire that you are asking respondents for their date of birth. However, I just downloaded Understanding Society waves 1-6 (SN6614 on UK Data Service) and I was only able to find the variable birthy (Year of birth). Could you please advice me on how to obtain respondents' full date of birth (variables 'birthd', 'birthm' and 'birthy').

Thank you very much for your assistance.

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#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

  • Category changed from Questionnaire content to Special license
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % 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 Elena Pupaza about 3 years ago

Good evening. Any news on the progress of my request?

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Stephanie Auty to Elena Pupaza
  • % Done changed from 10 to 60

Dear Elena,

Month of birth is available on Special Licence, but date of birth is only available by Secure Access. The procedure for Secure Access is available here: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/how-to-access/accesssecurelab As you can see, it’s not possible to download the Secure Access data, only the results. But note that it is not just that these linking files will have to be organised by UKDS, we would need to understand more about your plans to know if it would be considered an acceptable use of data within our data access strategy.

However, if you are only interested in finding out whether someone is of pensionable age, this data will be available on the next data release in November.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#4 Updated by Elena Pupaza about 3 years ago

Dear Stephanie,

Thank you for this information. I will start my application for the Secure Access data. Do I need to send you my research design as well or is it sufficient if I provide all the information to the UKDS?

Best wishes,
Elena Pupaza

#5 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

  • % Done changed from 60 to 80

Dear Elena,

Please just apply directly to UKDS.

Here is the link to the UKDS Helpdesk webpage: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/help/get-in-touch

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#6 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

#7 Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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