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From 12/25/2018 to 01/23/2019

01/22/2019

04:21 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Dear Olena,
Thank you for your help. Unfortunately I am still struggling to figure out what weights to use, with ...
Frida Bowe
02:50 PM Support #1101 (Feedback): Use of social media
Dear Craig,
This variable will be corrected and included in the next data release.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty

01/21/2019

02:25 PM Support #1126 (Feedback): Who owns vehicle
Dear Rafael,
Yes, that's right, this variable was not part of the questionnaire from Wave 4 onwards.
Best wishe...
Stephanie Auty
01:18 PM Support #1135 (In Progress): Wave 8 - Vote 8 - Northern Ireland
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
01:17 PM Support #1134 (Feedback): Weights Northern Ireland
Stephanie Auty
01:16 PM Support #1133 (In Progress): Measures of inequality?
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
01:16 PM Support #1132 (In Progress): Non-biological children in cohabitation
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
01:15 PM Support #1131 (In Progress): Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
01:14 PM Support #1130 (In Progress): risk items innovation sample waves 6 and 7
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty

01/17/2019

09:21 PM Support #1122: Construction lcoh lcohnpi
I am checking and those who have missing values are the ones that appear as "no union" in the Pronzato's files. Does ... Lydia Palumbo
04:00 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Dear Frida,
UKHLS weights make any subgroup representative, including Northern Ireland. So, just use the weights p...
Olena Kaminska
03:02 PM Support #1134 (Feedback): Weights Northern Ireland
Hi,
I am using the BHPS/UKHLS harmonised data for Northern Ireland longitudinally. What are the appropriate weigh...
Frida Bowe
03:06 PM Support #1135 (In Progress): Wave 8 - Vote 8 - Northern Ireland
Hi,
When analysing the data for Northern Ireland in wave 8, it is clear that for the Vote8 variable 2392 of the r...
Frida Bowe
11:43 AM Support #1133 (In Progress): Measures of inequality?
Hello,
I am working with waves 2 and 3 of understanding society and I was wondering if there is any information on...
Luke Barry

01/16/2019

09:21 PM Support #1122: Construction lcoh lcohnpi
I am not sure it solves the problem, as the lcoh variable in BHPS is not updated with the cohabitation histories.
Lydia Palumbo
04:51 PM Support #1132 (In Progress): Non-biological children in cohabitation
Dear UKHLS support,
Apologies for the multiple posts.
I would like to know if in the retrospective files rega...
Ashley Burdett
10:06 AM Support #1130: risk items innovation sample waves 6 and 7
Please disregard my +second+ point. I've now realized the DOPSERT data have only been collected in wave 7.
Rui Mata
09:46 AM Support #1130 (In Progress): risk items innovation sample waves 6 and 7
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am computing test-retest correlations to assess the temporal stability of risk preference using...
Rui Mata
09:49 AM Support #1131 (In Progress): Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
Dear UKHLS User Support,
I am currently trying to compile complete relationship histories for individuals using th...
Ashley Burdett

01/15/2019

06:16 PM Support #1129 (In Progress): fimnlabgrs
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
06:10 PM Support #1129 (In Progress): fimnlabgrs
Dear UKHLS User Support,
it is quite surprising for me to notice that the missing values (as proxy) of the harmoni...
Lydia Palumbo

01/14/2019

03:54 PM Support #1128 (In Progress): How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
02:05 PM Support #1128 (In Progress): How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Stephanie, it is me again. I need your help with the following. I try to match husbands and wives (spouses) in U... Nico Ochmann
01:22 PM Support #1124: A binary variable for children under the age of 7 in a given household
Dear Stephanie,
thank you very much for your help, your step descriptions were very detailed and I think I unders...
Nico Ochmann
12:30 PM Support #1127 (In Progress): Determing end date of cohabitation spell
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
11:33 AM Support #1127 (In Progress): Determing end date of cohabitation spell
Dear supporter,
In our research, we are trying to compute a variable for duration (in months) since end of cohabitin...
BARBARA OKUN
12:29 PM Support #1126 (In Progress): Who owns vehicle
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty

01/13/2019

09:31 AM Support #1126 (Feedback): Who owns vehicle
Dear All
I see the Understand Society waves 4 to 7 do not have the variable 'x_carown' (who owns vehicle). Is it t...
Rafael Maldonado

01/11/2019

10:50 PM Support #1125: Weighting problem
Dora,
It is hard to judge what goes wrong from your description - the issue could be in many places.
I have ju...
Olena Kaminska
08:10 AM Support #887: Treatment of student sample members
Hello,
sorry for jumping into this discussion.
I just would like to know if the following of university student...
Lydia Palumbo

01/10/2019

03:56 PM Support #1125: Weighting problem
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for your reply. My initial query was to get general advice about the weights and not sta...
Theodora Kokosi

01/09/2019

05:45 PM Support #1125 (Feedback): Weighting problem
Dear Dora,
Our remit at the User Forum is to answer queries related to Understanding Society data and provide gene...
Stephanie Auty
05:35 PM Support #1112 (Resolved): Device variables at the individual level at Wave 8
Stephanie Auty
05:34 PM Support #1119 (Feedback): fiseq_bh and pidp are not unique in the income dataset
Dear Yanan,
We are working on documentation for the unique identifiers for each dataset.
In this case, pidp and...
Stephanie Auty
04:35 PM Support #1124 (Feedback): A binary variable for children under the age of 7 in a given household
Dear Nico,
It would be better to start with the w_indall file as all individuals are listed there. Keep the variab...
Stephanie Auty

01/08/2019

05:21 PM Support #1121: Variable "plbornc" vs "plbornc_all
Hello,
As there are only 23 response options for plbornc, many respondents have to choose 97 "other country". They...
Alita Nandi
03:31 PM Support #1125: Weighting problem
Dear Olena,
Thank you for your reply. I am imputing 5 variables. The 3 of them are linked data about air pollution...
Theodora Kokosi
12:55 PM Support #1125 (In Progress): Weighting problem
Stephanie Auty
10:44 AM Support #1125: Weighting problem
Dear Theodora,
Can you just clarify - what are you imputing: is it one specific variable (item nonresponse) or is ...
Olena Kaminska
01:38 PM Support #1119: fiseq_bh and pidp are not unique in the income dataset
Dear Yanan,
Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. Some of our team members are looking into it and w...
Stephanie Auty

01/07/2019

04:39 PM Support #1125 (Feedback): Weighting problem
Dear all,
Happy new year!
I am facing a problem with the weights from the youth dataset. I am running an analys...
Theodora Kokosi

01/04/2019

03:36 PM Support #1120: Identification of child in the chmain.dta within the third wave of UKHLS
Hello
"a. what is absparno?"
ANS: c_absparno = absent parent code. So, if a respondent has 3 biological childre...
Alita Nandi

01/03/2019

03:22 PM Support #1122: Construction lcoh lcohnpi
Hello,
Thanks for highlighting this issue.
Evercoh_dv is created using information from BHPS xwavedat lcoh, coh...
Alita Nandi

01/02/2019

05:57 PM Support #1101: Use of social media
Dear Craig,
We are looking into the issue of missingness, and have found from looking at the scanned questionnaire...
Stephanie Auty
01:31 PM Support #1124 (In Progress): A binary variable for children under the age of 7 in a given household
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty

12/28/2018

05:45 PM Support #1118: f_closenum filtering issues

Thank you Stephanie,
I have now realised I was getting confused at the distinction between AND and OR, from the ...
Ella Moonan-Howard

12/27/2018

06:09 PM Support #1122: Construction lcoh lcohnpi
Thank you for the information. I just would like to rephrase my question based on my further investigation, so that
...
Lydia Palumbo

12/26/2018

11:51 AM Support #1124 (Feedback): A binary variable for children under the age of 7 in a given household
Dear Alita,
I hope you had a good holiday season. When you get the chance please help me with this one. I would lik...
Nico Ochmann
 

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