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Added by steve martin almost 8 years ago. Updated over 7 years ago.

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Data analysis
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10/26/2012
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Dear BHPS

I am using BHPS data (wave 13-18) and have some queries.

First, for the purpose of my study, I will only include people from Scotland.
Could I ask what is the variable that I should use to allow me to do this.

Second, I am wondering what are the weighting variables for Scotland population only (not Scotland+Welsh)?
Are there separate weighting variables for longitudinal data or pooled cross-sectional?

Third, I notice that there are a lot of missing values for sex (I look at a variable called sex),
Is there any other variables in BHPS that can tell us the respondent's sex but with fewer missing values?

Fourth, I also want to know individual's age. I found a variable called (doby),
Again, is there any other variables that I should use for individual's age?

Fifth, I want to look at individual's educational background.
What variable should I use which tells me the highest education respondents have.

Last, I want to include respondent's income/socio-economics status.
I saw there are many possible variables that I can use,
but I am wondering what are the most commonly used variables for individual's income/socio-economic statues?

Many thanks

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#1 Updated by Redmine Admin almost 8 years ago

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Dear Steve,

First, for the purpose of my study, I will only include people from Scotland. Could I ask what is the variable that I should use to allow me to do this.

A: _REGION2 is a possibility

Second, I am wondering what are the weighting variables for Scotland population only (not Scotland+Welsh)? Are there separate weighting variables for longitudinal data or pooled cross-sectional?

A: please see user guide pp. 194+ https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/bhps/documentation/vola/vola.html

Third, I notice that there are a lot of missing values for sex (I look at a variable called sex), Is there any other variables in BHPS that can tell us the respondent's sex but with fewer missing values?

A: please let us know which file/variable you are looking at

Fourth, I also want to know individual's age. I found a variable called (doby),Again, is there any other variables that I should use for individual's age?

A: _AGE on INDRESP (but see previous answer)

Fifth, I want to look at individual's educational background. What variable should I use which tells me the highest education respondents have.

A: _QFEDHI

Last, I want to include respondent's income/socio-economics status. I saw there are many possible variables that I can use,but I am wondering what are the most commonly used variables for individual's income/socio-economic statues?

A: horses for courses? For a time series spanning 1990-2019, NS-SEC would have some advantages over others. Please also see user guide/documentation for information on the many income variables provided with the dataset.

Jakob

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin over 7 years ago

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