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People living in Multi-generational homes in the UK

Added by Charlotte Pierzchniak almost 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Closed
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Normal
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Target version:
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Start date:
10/12/2017
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Hi there,

I'm trying to get a percentage for the number of 0-3 year-olds, 4-11 yrs, 12-16 yrs, 17-25 yrs, 26-35 yrs, 36-50 yrs, 51-70 yrs, and 71+ yrs living in multi-generational homes in Britain where 'multi-generational households' are described as houses with 3 or more generations, households with a (or more) parent(s) and a (or more) child(ren) where the child is over 25, or households with a (or more) parent(s) and a (or more) child(ren) where the parent is elderly (65+ years).

Please let me know if data for ages in multi-generational homes is something that you have collected.

Thanks!

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#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

  • 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 Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • Assignee set to Charlotte Pierzchniak
  • % Done changed from 10 to 80

Dear Charlotte,

We don’t have a variable which records multi-generational households, but it would be possible to calculate this. You can use w_mnpno, w_fnpno, w_grmpno and w_grfpno in the file w_indall: these are pointers to the respondent’s natural parents and grandparents in the same household. Along with the birth year, this would enable you to find all of the groups you are looking for.

If you would like to be more precise about the ages, you could apply to use special licence data which also includes birth month.

If you would like to include parental relationships other than natural mother and father, there are also w_hgadoptm and w_hgafoptf for adoptive parents, or w_mnspno and w_fnspno for natural/adoptive/step parents which could be useful, or you could use w_egoalt to calculate it in the way you prefer.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

From: Charlotte Pierzchniak [mailto:]
Sent: 20 October 2017 15:44
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Subject: Re: [Understanding Society User Support - Support #863] (Feedback) People living in Multi-generational homes in the UK

Hi Stephanie,

Thank you so much for looking into this for me. I have data for how many multi-generational houses there are in the UK but I was enquiring to see if I could break that down further by age so that I did not have to assume the age-split within the household.

I have found some studies that allude to this data as so the validity of their arguments should be sound however I wanted to fact check it for myself.

Thank you so much for your time but I think, at least for now, I can assume that their information is correct.

I hope you have a lovely afternoon,

Charlotte

#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

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

#5 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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