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From 02/26/2019 to 03/27/2019

03/26/2019

11:45 AM Support #1168: Selecting correct weighting
Dear Ningqian,
Thank you for your question. I don't have enough details about your analysis, but it sounds to be t...
Olena Kaminska

03/24/2019

01:42 PM Support #1162: Month of Sample Issue
Hi Stephanie,
Thanks for the response.
I'm surprised by the answer as I find differences in (Wave 1) region of ...
Liam Wright

03/22/2019

08:39 PM Support #1170 (Feedback): Self reported health
Dear Erica,
You can access our data on the UK Data Service website, here: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacat...
Stephanie Auty
04:27 PM Support #1170 (Feedback): Self reported health
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to inquire about self-reported health prevalence data (i.e variable scsf1 ), Is a da...
erica holt-white
07:58 AM Support #1166: Material deprivation response categories
Thank you so much for your quick reply, Stephanie! This is very helpful.
Kind Regards,
Christina
Christina Nascimento

03/21/2019

10:16 PM Support #1169: Micro-level locational data
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN wrote:
> Hello,
>
> How can I access more micro-level locational information? I know there i...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
09:43 PM Support #1169 (Feedback): Micro-level locational data
Dear Olayiwola Oladiran,
THe geographical data available with Special Licence access are listed here: https://www....
Stephanie Auty
06:25 PM Support #1169 (Feedback): Micro-level locational data
Hello,
How can I access more micro-level locational information? I know there is the regional level data on the l...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
09:46 PM Support #1078: Marital change
Dear Lydia, Ashley and Lewis,
We apologise for the delay in releasing this data. In April we should be able to giv...
Stephanie Auty
03:46 PM Support #1168 (New): Selecting correct weighting
Hi,
We are now conducting a housing research regarding the following three questions:
1. Comparison of the propor...
Ningqian Yang
12:33 PM Support #1165: Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
Dear Olena,
Once again, thanks very much for your help. I may get in touch again later on if I have queries about ...
Sergio Salis
12:10 PM Support #1165 (Feedback): Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
Stephanie Auty
11:55 AM Support #1165: Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
Dear Sergio,
I can confirm that everything you said is correct, except for the point 7 - we currently do not have ...
Olena Kaminska
11:12 AM Support #1165: Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
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
09:05 AM Support #1165 (Feedback): Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
Good morning,
First of all, thanks for patiently discussing this issue with me yesterday. Your advice was indeed v...
Sergio Salis
12:10 PM Support #1166 (Feedback): Material deprivation response categories
Dear Christina,
We don't have any more information on why individuals may choose this response option, and it is u...
Stephanie Auty
11:19 AM Support #1166 (In Progress): Material deprivation response categories
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
10:09 AM Support #1166 (Feedback): Material deprivation response categories
Hello,
I am conducting some research using the material deprivation items included in the UKHLS. In particular, I ...
Christina Nascimento
11:24 AM Support #1167 (In Progress): Linking Understanding Society and HESA data
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
10:13 AM Support #1167 (In Progress): Linking Understanding Society and HESA data
Hi,
Could you please let me know what the predicted date of completion of the linking of Understanding Society and...
Inga Steinberg

03/20/2019

05:58 PM Support #1121 (Feedback): Variable "plbornc" vs "plbornc_all
Stephanie Auty
05:50 PM Support #1143 (Feedback): Derived interview and demographic characteristics
Dear Nurfatima Jandarova,
Apologies for the delay in responding to the remaining part of this question.
The sam...
Stephanie Auty
05:38 PM Support #1146 (Feedback): Understanding Society Wave 8 Interview dates/times data
Dear Olga,
This appears to be an error in the data as delivered to us. Thank you for bringing it to our attention....
Stephanie Auty
05:13 PM Support #1152 (Feedback): Coding of x_jbxpcha in Waves 6 and 8
Dear Nhlanhla,
Thanks for explaining.
We don't have any more information about why people may choose that optio...
Stephanie Auty
02:33 PM Support #1164 (Feedback): job classification
Dear Michela,
w_jbsoc10 will only be populated for individuals who have changed their job since we introduced codi...
Stephanie Auty

03/19/2019

09:58 PM Support #1164 (Feedback): job classification
Dear support team,
I am using wave 3 to construct measures of over/under education by occupation. I would like to us...
Michela Vecchi
05:27 PM Help-desk hour every Wednesday 2-3pm
h2. Have a question about using Understanding Society? Discuss it directly with our User Support team during the onli... Stephanie Auty
02:49 PM Support #1162 (Feedback): Month of Sample Issue
Dear Liam,
Households were assigned randomly to sample months, apart from BHPS and NI sample members. The BHPS sam...
Stephanie Auty
01:22 PM Support #1078: Marital change
Dear Stephanie,
Sorry to jump in with the same question as above - but are you able to give any indication of when...
Lewis Anderson

03/18/2019

11:48 AM Support #1162 (In Progress): Month of Sample Issue
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
11:47 AM Support #1156 (Feedback): Fertility History and birth events
Dear Maddalena,
Please use the egoalt files for this.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty

03/15/2019

12:34 PM Support #1162 (Feedback): Month of Sample Issue
Hi,
I'm interested in what specifically determined the month of sample issue in the General Population Sample. I l...
Liam Wright
11:53 AM Support #1155: What variables to use to construct hourly gross labor wage that accounts for overtime
Thanks a lot Stephanie.
Have a great weekend.
Nico
Nico Ochmann
10:22 AM Support #1155 (Feedback): What variables to use to construct hourly gross labor wage that accounts for overtime
Dear Nico,
w_paygu_dv includes overtime if the individual usually receives overtime pay.
You can find out wheth...
Stephanie Auty
10:42 AM Support #1151: Carrying forward variables across waves, creating 'how long lived at address' variable
Dear Natasha,
Just to add, the month and year of moving are recorded in w_plnowm and w_plnowy4.
Best wishes,
S...
Stephanie Auty
10:39 AM Support #1151 (Feedback): Carrying forward variables across waves, creating 'how long lived at address' variable
Dear Natasha,
w_mvyr is only asked of new entrants, which you can see from the Universe in the online documentatio...
Stephanie Auty
10:18 AM Support #1158 (Feedback): On variables in entrepreneurship studies
Dear Daniel,
I think you will find our Index Terms page useful: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentati...
Stephanie Auty

03/14/2019

05:35 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Thanks a lot Stephanie. I have written to the principal investigator as you suggested because unfortunately the gende... Maddalena Ronchi
04:44 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Dear Maddalena,
The dataset British Household Panel Survey Consolidated Marital, Cohabitation and Fertility Histor...
Stephanie Auty
03:02 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Hi Stephanie,
Any news about my question? I'd be happy to just replicate the startegy suggested by the BHPS - if a...
Maddalena Ronchi
01:24 PM Support #1161 (Feedback): Medication query
Dear Luke,
You can find the exact wording of all of the questions in the nurse visit by reading the questionnaire,...
Stephanie Auty
09:37 AM Support #1161 (Feedback): Medication query
Hello,
In the nurse visit a question is asked as to whether the respondent was ‘taking or using any medicines, pil...
Luke Barry
01:22 PM Support #1160 (Feedback): sample size - households in NI in latest wave
Dear Gillian,
The number of responses for Northern Ireland are:
Households (hh questionnaire completed): 1382 (W8...
Stephanie Auty
01:20 PM Support #1159 (Resolved): Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Stephanie Auty

03/13/2019

04:30 PM Support #1159: Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Dear Olena,
Sounds good. Many thanks again.
Luca
Luca Bernardi
04:26 PM Support #1159: Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Luca,
Yes, the weight is correct, and it should come from the last wave that you use in your analysis. Note, 'ub_l...
Olena Kaminska
01:39 PM Support #1159: Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Dear Olena,
Many thanks for replying so quickly. That's very helpful. If I understand correctly, since I am using ...
Luca Bernardi
12:01 PM Support #1159: Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Luca,
Thank you for your question.
If you are interested in estimates in a particular time point - you should us...
Olena Kaminska
11:33 AM Support #1159 (Resolved): Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Dear Understanding Society Support Team,
I am using data from adult main interviews from all waves. I am estimatin...
Luca Bernardi
03:15 PM Support #1160 (Feedback): sample size - households in NI in latest wave
I would like to know how many households are represented in the most recent wave (full year) for Northern Ireland. I ... gillian young

03/12/2019

06:15 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Thank you very much Stephanie and sorry for uploading the file, it won't happen again now that I know I shouldn't do ... Maddalena Ronchi

03/08/2019

06:06 PM Support #1152: Coding of x_jbxpcha in Waves 6 and 8
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for the response, I think I was not quite clear with my question. The issue I had was wh...
Nhlanhla Ndebele
04:31 PM Support #1152: Coding of x_jbxpcha in Waves 6 and 8
Dear Nhlanhla Ndebele,
Please can you tell me in which wave you found this problem? I have looked at Waves 6 and 8...
Stephanie Auty
04:38 PM Support #1154 (Feedback): Pay
Dear Amandeep,
There is information on income estimation in section 3.4.3 of the Mainstage User Guide which you ca...
Stephanie Auty
12:48 PM Support #1154 (In Progress): Pay
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
04:22 PM Support #1142: Identifying unemployment spells
Dear Lewis,
We are currently investigating this issue.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
04:21 PM Support #1146: Understanding Society Wave 8 Interview dates/times data
Dear Olga,
We are currently investigating this issue.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
04:20 PM Support #1157 (Feedback): Missing variable: a_nbrsnci_dv (Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument)
Dear Mike,
I see these variables in my copy of the a_indresp, c_indresp and f_indresp. Please try re-downloading t...
Stephanie Auty
12:59 PM Support #1157 (In Progress): Missing variable: a_nbrsnci_dv (Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument)
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
12:59 PM Support #1158 (In Progress): On variables in entrepreneurship studies
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
03:54 AM Support #1158 (Feedback): On variables in entrepreneurship studies
I'm currently researching on self employment among ethnic minorities in the UK and I'm wondering if you have got a gu... Daniel Okoli
12:55 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
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
12:49 PM Support #1155 (In Progress): What variables to use to construct hourly gross labor wage that accounts for overtime
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

03/07/2019

07:29 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Also, there are opposite cases with respect to the one highlighted above, i.e. cases in which a supposedly natural ch... Maddalena Ronchi

03/06/2019

05:29 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
I'd like to raise an extra point: there some instances in which the number of children computed in bchildnt.dta do no... Maddalena Ronchi
01:02 PM Support #1156 (Feedback): Fertility History and birth events
I have a couple of questions regarding how to buid fertility hisotires and birth events for individuals in the BHPS. ... Maddalena Ronchi
01:06 PM Support #1157 (Feedback): Missing variable: a_nbrsnci_dv (Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument)
I'm hoping to use the variables "a_nbrsnci_dv" (Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument), c_nbrsnci_dv and f_nbrs... Mike Thomas
10:58 AM Support #1155 (Feedback): What variables to use to construct hourly gross labor wage that accounts for overtime
Hello Stephanie,
I want to construct hourly wages with w_paygu_dv which I assume include payments for overtime pe...
Nico Ochmann

03/05/2019

01:54 PM Support #1154 (Feedback): Pay
Hi!
I am currently researching ethnic pay gaps using the Understanding Society data set.
Initially I was using ...
Amandeep Dhillon

03/04/2019

09:56 AM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Stephanie,
I found out a way to drop households that have a missing on any explanatory variable for both fem...
Nico Ochmann

03/02/2019

03:51 PM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Stephanie,
I should note that in coming up with the above summary stats, I did combine all eight waves in USoc.
...
Nico Ochmann

03/01/2019

04:15 PM Support #1152 (In Progress): Coding of x_jbxpcha in Waves 6 and 8
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
03:35 PM Support #1152 (Feedback): Coding of x_jbxpcha in Waves 6 and 8
I am using the variable x_jbxpcha as part of a longitudinal study and noted that response options include a 'does not... Nhlanhla Ndebele
04:14 PM Support #1148 (Feedback): Geographic information
Dear Nurfatima Jandarova,
Our Special Licence dataset SN7182 contains a variable called laestab. The first three d...
Stephanie Auty
03:43 PM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Stephanie,
thank you very much for your kind reply and your help once again. Due to the discrepancy, my ques...
Nico Ochmann
02:45 PM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Nico,
In reply to your first question, the _n refers to the number within the bysort group. You are using bys...
Stephanie Auty
10:12 AM Support #1078: Marital change
Dear Stephanie,
Apologies for stepping in, but I thought this was the most appropriate place to ask this question...
Ashley Burdett
10:05 AM Support #1139: Polytechnic vs university degree
Yes that's right, it is not yet released.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty

02/28/2019

02:02 PM Support #1139: Polytechnic vs university degree
Thank you for the information!
May I just clarify the very last sentence. Does it mean that name of institution (t...
Nurfatima Jandarova
11:31 AM Support #1144: Matrix of variables vs waves
Ah, thanks a lot! The index term is indeed helpful! No need in the spreadsheet then. Nurfatima Jandarova

02/27/2019

03:59 PM Support #1144 (Feedback): Matrix of variables vs waves
Dear Nurfatima Jandarova,
If we produce a spreadsheet like this it will not be interactive or have links to freque...
Stephanie Auty
10:55 AM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Hi Stephanie,
something else came up in this context, my apologies to post another question in this regard. I am ...
Nico Ochmann

02/26/2019

06:07 PM Support #1139 (Feedback): Polytechnic vs university degree
Dear Andrea Ichino and Nurfatima Jandarova,
Reading the questionnaires (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/doc...
Stephanie Auty
01:45 PM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Stephanie,
I got one final, final question with regard to this open issue. I am confused about this followin...
Nico Ochmann
11:23 AM Support #1147 (Feedback): Identification of members of household receiving care
Dear Jose,
Where w_aidhua1-16 refers to person number, this is person number recorded in w_pno, so to link to the ...
Stephanie Auty
09:53 AM Support #1144: Matrix of variables vs waves
Dear Stephanie,
It's for mainstage variables.
Thank you very much!
Nurfatima Jandarova
 

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