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Council tax variable

Added by Tom Waters over 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Resolved
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Normal
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Category:
Data documentation
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Start date:
02/15/2018
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% Done:

100%

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Hi,

I have the special licence data for USoc and harmonised BHPS. I was sure that before there was a variable called dep9ctax which had the council tax bill of the household in at least the harmonised BHPS, but it doesn't seem to be there anymore. Am I just missing it or has it been removed from the special licence version?

Thanks
Tom

History

#1 Updated by Alita Nandi over 2 years ago

  • Category set to Data documentation
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Gundi Knies
  • Target version set to X M
  • 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,
Alita

#2 Updated by Alita Nandi over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Gundi Knies to Tom Waters
  • % Done changed from 0 to 90

The variable name has been changed to w_ficountax_dv. Please see page 99 of the user guide:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/documentation/mainstage/user-guides/mainstage-waves-1-7-user-guide.pdf

Best wishes,
Alita

#3 Updated by Tom Waters over 2 years ago

Thanks Alita. I still cannot find a council tax variable in the harmonised BHPS, however. Has that been removed?

Thanks
Tom

#4 Updated by Alita Nandi over 2 years ago

This is only available in the Special License Version. Have you downloaded that?
Best wishes,
Alita

#5 Updated by Tom Waters over 2 years ago

Hi Alita.

Yes I have the special licence version.

Tom

#6 Updated by Alita Nandi over 2 years ago

Sorry Tom, I did not realise you were asking about the BHPS files. This variable is only available in the UKHLS files.

In the BHPS b?_hhresp files, you will find these related variables:
b?_rent8 "Rent includes council tax"
b?_hsctax "Council tax band of accommodation"

For more information on the BHPS harmonised files see the user guide https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/documentation/mainstage/user-guides/bhps-harmonised-user-guide.pdf
And in that look at page 19 for the harmonised income variables

Best wishes,
Alita

#7 Updated by Tom Waters over 2 years ago

Thanks Alita. Yes I found those... so there is no 'amount of council tax paid' variable for BHPS?

Thanks for the pointer though on the name change in USoc - very helpful.

#8 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

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