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From 10/02/2020 to 10/31/2020

10/28/2020

11:06 AM Support #1433: Category of education variable 'd_qfhigh' and 'd_hiqual_dv'
Dear Alita,
Thanks for sharing the look-up file, which is very helpful. I currently get an understanding of how ot...
Ting Liu

10/27/2020

03:23 PM Support #1432: Self-employed who have applied for UC in Covid modules
Hello again team,
Just following up on the non-response adjustment.
As I understood from your answer, I would n...
Taha Abrar
12:17 PM Support #1433 (Feedback): Category of education variable 'd_qfhigh' and 'd_hiqual_dv'
Hello,
While a lower value generally reflects a higher educational qualification, these are not ordinal variables ...
Alita Nandi

10/26/2020

01:36 PM Support #1433 (Feedback): Category of education variable 'd_qfhigh' and 'd_hiqual_dv'
Educational variable ‘d_qfhigh’ includes 16 categories (shown as below). Does lower coding imply a higher educational... Ting Liu
09:54 AM Support #1432: Self-employed who have applied for UC in Covid modules
super helpful, thanks team! Taha Abrar
09:33 AM Support #1432 (Feedback): Self-employed who have applied for UC in Covid modules
Hello Taha,
Our remit is to respond to queries about the data. If you would like to know about the R syntax for me...
Alita Nandi

10/25/2020

03:00 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hi Alita. Just a reminder on this issue. Any advices from Covid team on what weights one should use when conducting a... Theocharis Kromydas

10/23/2020

12:32 PM Support #1432 (Feedback): Self-employed who have applied for UC in Covid modules
Hi there,
I've been doing a quick analysis for the question listed above, I was hoping someone could sense-check m...
Taha Abrar

10/22/2020

03:56 PM Support #1431 (Feedback): jbnssec3_dv & jbnssec8_dv
Hi Michael,
this question has already been asked, please see https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/1337.
The ...
Gundi Knies
03:34 PM Support #1431 (Feedback): jbnssec3_dv & jbnssec8_dv
Hi folks,
I was wondering if you could tell me what the values 7 to 12 relate to for the jbnssec3_dv variable? Als...
Michael Vallely
02:21 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Dear Kevin
Thank you for your patience. We are establishing with the data team when the data will be ready and wil...
Annette Pasotti
10:24 AM Support #1427 (Resolved): i_hidp and hidp missing from jk datasets?
Alita Nandi
10:23 AM Support #1423: Merging youth to adult data
Hi George,
It will involve merging data files, so should require standard R syntax to do that. But the complicatio...
Alita Nandi
10:14 AM Support #1408 (Resolved): Family structure
Alita Nandi
10:13 AM Support #1418 (Resolved): Weight variable for appending all waves of USOC
Alita Nandi
10:13 AM Support #1429 (Feedback): Current | job: ISCO88 | (condensed | 3 digits | version) - Manager occupations
Alita Nandi
09:21 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
The Covid19 team has responded: In the September data there is a new question asked of all respondents who have in on... Alita Nandi

10/21/2020

08:00 PM Support #1423: Merging youth to adult data
Thanks for the reply.
More specifically, how would I take youth data from say wave 1 and track those individuals t...
George Comp
10:58 AM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hello Kevin - the Metadac team have informed me that they will be emailing you very soon.
Alita Nandi

10/20/2020

12:23 AM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Can you please let me know if I and when I will receive this data? Kevin Brennan
10:48 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
Ok, I see. I will pass your question onto the covid19 team in case they are aware of any questions that may help iden... Alita Nandi

10/19/2020

01:29 PM Support #1427: i_hidp and hidp missing from jk datasets?
Hi Alita
Many thanks for your reply. This isvery helpful.
Theocharis Kromydas
12:27 PM Support #1429: Current | job: ISCO88 | (condensed | 3 digits | version) - Manager occupations
Hi Colin,
JBISCO88 is coded from JBSOC00, JBSEMP, JBSIZE and JSSIZE using rigid look-up files, see e.g. https://www....
Gundi Knies
11:57 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
Many thanks. However, those on furlough remained in employment. Sorry, I did not explain this well enough. Those who ... Darja Reuschke

10/16/2020

03:31 PM Support #1429 (In Progress): Current | job: ISCO88 | (condensed | 3 digits | version) - Manager occupations
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
03:04 PM Support #1429 (Feedback): Current | job: ISCO88 | (condensed | 3 digits | version) - Manager occupations
Hi! I'd be interested why there is a disproportionate large number of individuals who report to be in the ISCO88 occu... C Josten
02:49 PM Support #1426: Adverse childhood experience data
This is continuing via email. Alita Nandi
02:34 PM Support #1427: i_hidp and hidp missing from jk datasets?
1. About interviews in 2020: Sorry for not being clearer in my response. The Understanding sample can be considered t... Alita Nandi
01:08 PM Support #1427: i_hidp and hidp missing from jk datasets?

Hi there
Many thanks for your reply.
There are a couple of following up points I would need to clarify with ...
Theocharis Kromydas

10/15/2020

03:39 PM Support #1427 (Feedback): i_hidp and hidp missing from jk datasets?
Each person in the Covid19 survey will have been interviewed in 2019 either as part of Wave 10 or Wave 11. This dataf... Alita Nandi
02:08 PM Support #1426: Adverse childhood experience data
Hi Luke - Could you please clarify what you mean by "adverse childhood experience by adulthood"? From your earlier po... Alita Nandi
01:27 PM Support #1426: Adverse childhood experience data
Dear Alita,
Thank you for passing on this information. I have been using some of these methods and havent been abl...
Luke Barry

10/14/2020

06:25 PM Support #1427 (Resolved): i_hidp and hidp missing from jk datasets?
Hi there
I realised that there are only the j_hidp k_hidp and jk_hidp variables available in the new "mainstage_d...
Theocharis Kromydas
04:49 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
The current weights available with Covid19 survey data (cW_betaindin_xw) do not adjust for any bias arising from non-... Alita Nandi
11:23 AM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Thanks Alita. Are there any advices Usoc users can get from covid weighting team on how to construct longitudinal wei... Theocharis Kromydas
04:24 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
No same population. This is how longitudinal weights in this survey are computed: Iniital wave cross sectional weight... Alita Nandi
04:18 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
Thanks so much for the syntax file that you sent. I may be misunderstanding what you said here:
“ ...
Abigail Dumalus
03:38 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hi Abigail - I am providing a Stata syntax file to show you what I mean. Alita Nandi
03:15 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
For option 1, does this mean I can disregard the weight variable lrwtuk1 for BHPS W11-18 and simply f...
Abigail Dumalus
02:51 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Option 1: Append individual level files (indresp) from W11 of BHPS until W18, and W2 UKHLS until W9 into a long forma... Alita Nandi
02:43 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
I am using xtreg for W11-18 of BHPS along with W2-9 of UKHLS, so I am looking at the “harmonisation” ...
Abigail Dumalus
02:31 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Abigail,
If you are using xtreg you can only use one weight for the entire set of waves - as it is the same ...
Alita Nandi
01:34 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Olena,
Many thanks for your response. I tried generating a single variable to combine these two weighting va...
Abigail Dumalus
11:30 AM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Abigail,
The data for indin01_lw starts with 2001, and the data for indin91_lw starts in 1991. While the variabl...
Olena Kaminska
03:45 PM Support #1426 (Feedback): Adverse childhood experience data
Dear Luke,
There is alarge number of questions that are asked across the waves. Here are different ways you can se...
Alita Nandi
03:34 PM Support #1426 (Feedback): Adverse childhood experience data
Hello,
I have been looking through the data documentation to see if there are any variables which capture any adve...
Luke Barry

10/13/2020

04:55 PM Support #1424: Stability of resp ethnicity over time
Yes, but there is one exception: When the Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost sample was added in Wave 6, ethnic grou... Alita Nandi
04:48 PM Support #1424: Stability of resp ethnicity over time
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hello,
>
> You are right. Here is a summary:
>
> Those who enter the survey as adults (16...
Alex Mathers
04:37 PM Support #1424 (Feedback): Stability of resp ethnicity over time
Hello,
You are right. Here is a summary:
Those who enter the survey as adults (16+) are asked the question once...
Alita Nandi
11:57 AM Support #1424 (Feedback): Stability of resp ethnicity over time
Hi,
I'm investigating the degree to which individuals retain or change their ethnicity over time, particularly fro...
Alex Mathers
04:43 PM Support #1421 (Feedback): top coding in income components
Alita Nandi
04:42 PM Support #1421: top coding in income components
Hi Luca - Yes, if you use the non-topcoded values, there will be more extreme values. But please note that we do not ... Alita Nandi
03:46 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
The longitudinal weights will not be available with the next release of the data. Alita Nandi
12:36 PM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
If someone returned to work you will be able to identify them by using the employment status variable, cW_sempchk. Th... Alita Nandi
12:29 PM Support #1423 (Feedback): Merging youth to adult data
Hello,
To link individual level data to household level data use the household ID, w_hidp
To link children/youth ...
Alita Nandi

10/12/2020

02:29 PM Support #1423 (Feedback): Merging youth to adult data
Hello,
I am using R to do my work.
I am looking at the impact of social media usage on the outcome variable s...
George Comp
09:51 AM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hi Alita. Are there any news from covid weighting team on the longitudinal weighting issue? Theocharis Kromydas
09:15 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
Thanks so much again for your prompt responses. I checked the coding for those who were furloughed on hrschange* in t... Darja Reuschke
08:42 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
Yes, use the hrschange* variables. Alita Nandi
08:35 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
Thanks so much. However, are those who were on furlough in April or May ask whether they are still on furlough? I can... Darja Reuschke
06:49 AM Support #1422 (Feedback): furlough in Covid-19 Study
Hello Darja,
Take look at the Universe for the question FURLOUGH in the questionnnaires for Waves 2 & 3. The Unive...
Alita Nandi

10/11/2020

06:22 PM Support #1422 (Feedback): furlough in Covid-19 Study
Hello Support team,
I am grateful if you could help me identifying respondents who are on furlough in each wave in...
Darja Reuschke

10/09/2020

11:09 AM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Alita,
I still haven't heard from the team. As I have mentioned before, it's been over a year since I first ap...
Kevin Brennan

10/08/2020

05:21 PM Support #1421: top coding in income components
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Thanks for your query. I have passed on your concern to the income team.
>
> A...
Luca Giangregorio
03:22 PM Support #1421: top coding in income components
Hello,
Thanks for your query. I have passed on your concern to the income team.
About your question, "In this c...
Alita Nandi
05:13 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
If br_lrwtuk1 is the weight variable for BHPS W11-18 for longitudinal analysis, then I have to genera...
Abigail Dumalus
09:53 AM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hi Abigail,
It is not your mistake, it is mine. Very sorry. The names of the weight variables for BHPS have not ye...
Alita Nandi

10/07/2020

11:05 AM Support #1421 (Feedback): top coding in income components
Hi there,
sorry to bother during these unfortunate times.
I'm working with UKHLS 1-3 to build a 3-years income av...
Luca Giangregorio
06:06 AM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
When I am restricting the analysis to Waves 11-18 of the BHPS, using indin01_lw as weighting variable...
Abigail Dumalus

10/06/2020

12:16 PM Support #1420: covid-19 observations not merging with wave 9 data
Sorry I misunderstood your question. But I could not find the problem you have highlighted. Your understanding of i_i... Alita Nandi
11:36 AM Support #1420: covid-19 observations not merging with wave 9 data
Thanks Alita, I'm still a bit confused.
I understand that the covid sample also includes some individuals who were...
Cristina Sechel
10:58 AM Support #1420 (Feedback): covid-19 observations not merging with wave 9 data
Hello Cristina,
Anyone 16+ years, who was in a household that participated in at least one of the last two waves o...
Alita Nandi

10/05/2020

11:24 PM Support #1420 (Feedback): covid-19 observations not merging with wave 9 data
Hello
Some individuals from the April-June covid-19 data files do not match with wave 9 data (using the pidp varia...
Cristina Sechel
11:49 AM Support #1418: Weight variable for appending all waves of USOC
Dear Olena,
Thank you very much for your reply. It helps a lot.
Best, Arpita
Olena Kaminska wrote:
> Arpi...
Arpita Ghosh
11:41 AM Support #1419 (Feedback): Moved to current address variable
Hi Laura,
No, there is no such composite variable.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi

10/03/2020

04:03 PM Support #1419 (Feedback): Moved to current address variable
Hi,
if I understand well the variable *_myvr is asked every wave only to new entrants. Is there any variable that...
Laura Silva
 

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