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BHPS

Added by Maria Elena Garcia Reyes about 2 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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01/17/2018
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To whom it may concern,

I am using the BHPS to conduct research on income, house tenure and job history, for all waves. I can append in long format files windresp.dta which contain both income and tenure and balance them at pid level. Now the problem I have is with wjobhist.dta the individual files are unbalanced which means that when I append the waves in long format the data is all unbalanced...

My original plan was to have in a long format indresp then marge it with jobhist... but my problem is that I don't have unique pid for jobhist?

could you please help?

Thanks

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#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 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.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#2 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 2 years ago

Dear Maria,

Since wjobhist can have more than one record per respondent, you will need to do a one to many (1:m) or many to one (m:1) merge, depending on which file you have open and which is specified in the 'using' part of the code. You can find more information about this in:

(i) BHPS User Guide https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/bhps/documentation/vola/index.html

(ii) Constructing Consistent Work-life Histories: A guide for users of the British Household Panel Survey by David C Maré: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj1yfS8oN_YAhVDK8AKHdF5BwkQFggxMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iser.essex.ac.uk%2Ffiles%2Fiser_working_papers%2F2006-39.pdf&usg=AOvVaw3U7sVgpTv_FUE5C_bkK6Q0

(iii) Chapter 12 in “A Practical Guide to Using Panel Data” by Alita Nandi

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 2 years ago

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#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Maria Elena Garcia Reyes to Stephanie Auty

From: Maria Garcia Reyes [mailto:]
Sent: 22 January 2018 11:38
To:
Subject: Re: [Understanding Society User Support - Support #900] (Feedback) BHPS

Many thanls I understand better my problem on reading Mare, consistent work life Histories I realize there might be a do file available (wlh.zip dasboard.do setpath.do) create this consistent work life histories is it possible to have it is tit available online?
Does it work for all the waves?
Are there do files for the Oskrochi and Crouchley approach?

Thanking in advance,

Maria

#5 Updated by Alita Nandi about 2 years ago

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Dear Maria,

Dave Mare's files are available at the UKDS: https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7821&type=Data%20catalogue
As these are user written programmes we have limited information about these files. Please contact the authors regarding questions relating to these files.

Best wishes,
Alita

#6 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

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