Weights of the continuation of the BHPS sample into UKHLS
To whom it may concern,
I am using the BHPS sample, from its first wave (1991) through to the most recent wave of the UKHLS (selecting only BHPS members). I read about the BHPS and UKHLS weights in the documentation and training courses, but I still was not sure which weight I should use when restricting the analysis to only the BHPS using also its continuation. Furthermore, I could not find any other previous studies that have used the continuation of the BHPS sample into the UKHLS applying weights for the estimates. Therefore I was wondering whether there is a recommended procedure to ensure the analysis is representative of the UK or Great Britain, when following the BHPS sample into the UKHLS.
#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago
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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.
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Office
#2 Updated by Peter Lynn over 2 years ago
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For analysis of BHPS members who have participated since 1991 you should use the relevant weight with zz==91 (see section 3.8.2 of the waves 1-6 User Guide). e.g. f_indin91_lw or f_psnen91_lw.