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From 11/16/2019 to 12/15/2019

12/12/2019

07:18 PM Support #1293: How to contact sample members from wave 2?
I see. Thank you.
Louise
Louise Luo
05:42 PM Support #1293 (Feedback): How to contact sample members from wave 2?
Dear Louise,
The calls you are referring to are not telephone calls, but times that the interviewer called at the ...
Stephanie Auty
03:42 PM Support #1293 (Feedback): How to contact sample members from wave 2?
Dear officer,
I know that there is a participant web for sample persons to update their addresses. However, I am n...
Louise Luo
04:07 PM Support #1292 (Feedback): SF-12 Items
Dear Laura,
You don't say which wave you are working with, but from Wave 2 onwards the components of the sf12 were...
Stephanie Auty
02:00 PM Support #1292 (Feedback): SF-12 Items
Dear UKHLS Team,
I am interested in using the SF-12 in my research. However, I would prefer to work with the 12 i...
Laura Spitaleri
01:53 PM Support #1280: ISCED
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Laura,
>
> The Wave 9 data does contain the information needed to calculate the ISCE...
Laura Spitaleri

12/10/2019

06:17 PM Support #1291 (Feedback): Measurement error in savings data
Dear Mihai,
As this question was only asked of those who have savings accounts, in Wave 8 13% of respondents provi...
Stephanie Auty
12:53 AM Support #1291 (Feedback): Measurement error in savings data
Hi,
I am currently working with the savings data in USoc (save, saved, svamt etc.) and the savdocs variable shows ...
Mihai Codreanu
05:58 PM Support #1290 (Feedback): Zero/negative values of monthly labour income
Dear C,
Negative values in our income variables refer to self employment losses. A value of 0 means their income w...
Stephanie Auty

12/09/2019

04:35 PM Support #1290 (Feedback): Zero/negative values of monthly labour income
Hi!
I'd like to better understand what a value of zero means for the variable fimnlabgrs_dv. Similarly, what does ...
C Josten

12/05/2019

07:36 PM Support #1287 (Feedback): Inapplicable observations
Dear Xavier,
You do not say which wave you are looking at, but some general advice would be to look at the questio...
Stephanie Auty
12:12 AM Support #1287 (Feedback): Inapplicable observations
Hi there,
There are a few variables of observation which have data listed as inapplicable, the reason for which I ...
Xavier Castelino
07:12 PM Support #1288 (Feedback): Overtime variables
Dear Xavier,
You can see the flow of the questions, either by downloading the full questionnaire here: https://www...
Stephanie Auty
12:25 AM Support #1288 (Feedback): Overtime variables
Hi there,
I've been looking at the overtime variables, and am a little confused at the measurement technique. Both...
Xavier Castelino
06:59 PM Support #1280: ISCED
Dear Laura,
The Wave 9 data does contain the information needed to calculate the ISCED value, but it has not yet b...
Stephanie Auty
05:15 PM Support #1289: What are the values 7 through 12 in the jbnssec3_dv variable
Brilliant, thankyou Nicole Martin
02:59 PM Support #1289 (Resolved): What are the values 7 through 12 in the jbnssec3_dv variable
Hi Nicole,
sorry for that. We have changed the programmes and have overlooked a coding mistake on this variable. It ...
Gundi Knies
12:18 PM Support #1289 (Resolved): What are the values 7 through 12 in the jbnssec3_dv variable
I have used the variable w_jbnssec3_dv in the file w_indresp for a number of projects but in the new data release the... Nicole Martin

12/03/2019

03:59 PM Support #1286: Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
Perfect. thanks a lot for your help!
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear David,
>
> Yes, w_childpno in w_chmain corre...
David Irvine
02:57 PM Support #1285 (Feedback): Missing interview year and month
Dear C,
For Understanding Society datasets, please use the derived date variables, w_intdatd_dv w_intdatm_dv w_int...
Stephanie Auty

12/02/2019

01:39 PM Helpdesk appointments
Have a question about using Understanding Society? Discuss it directly with our User Support team by making an appoin... Stephanie Auty

11/29/2019

03:51 PM Support #1286 (Feedback): Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
Dear David,
Yes, w_childpno in w_chmain corresponds to w_pno in w_indall (within a wave) so, along with w_hidp, ca...
Stephanie Auty
03:24 PM Support #1282 (Feedback): ISCO-88 derived classification
Dear C,
THe coding for those variables in these waves was done by our fieldwork agencies at the time. The 11 and 2...
Stephanie Auty
02:58 PM Support #1278: Keeping in touch with participants
This issue will be discussed directly. Stephanie Auty

11/28/2019

07:05 PM Support #1282: ISCO-88 derived classification
Thanks, I will get back to you when I have an answer.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
07:05 PM Support #1286 (In Progress): Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
Stephanie Auty
04:51 PM Support #1286: Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
David,
Thank you for your question. I suggest you use g_psnenui_xw weight as it has a higher sample size, but g_ps...
Olena Kaminska
07:04 PM Support #1284 (In Progress): Identifying parents with various types of child maintenance arrangements and the specific children these relate to
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
05:35 PM Support #1285 (In Progress): Missing interview year and month
Dear C,
BHPS does not include an interview year variable because all of the interviews took place within one calen...
Stephanie Auty
04:50 PM Support #1283 (Feedback): Job satisfaction: comparability across BHPS and Understanding Society
Dear C,
The main reason we have not harmonised these variables was that jbsat in BHPS wasn't asked of self employe...
Stephanie Auty

11/27/2019

05:00 PM Support #1286 (Feedback): Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
Hi,
Sorry to bother you again. I work for DWP and have been trying to do some cross sectional analysis of the wave...
David Irvine
04:54 PM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
I did see this note and orginally thought it makes it seems like this is an error in just wave 9? And it was applied ... Charlotte Edney
04:40 PM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
Just above the Universe this note is written:
"In Loops
Loop foreach child enumerated via CSAKIDNO, CMCOKIDNO and C...
Alita Nandi
04:24 PM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
Hi Alita,
I'm sorry but I'm not following you very well. I can't find the filtering information anywhere in the qu...
Charlotte Edney
03:49 PM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
In Waves 5, 7 and 9, adult respondents (cases in w_indresp) for whom w_csacalc=1 & at least one w_csakidno[N]=1 OR w_... Alita Nandi
04:44 PM Support #1285 (Feedback): Missing interview year and month
Hi!
I realised that the variable interview month and year is missing for all of BHPS wave one and for parts of other...
C Josten
04:25 PM Support #1284 (In Progress): Identifying parents with various types of child maintenance arrangements and the specific children these relate to
Hi,
Sorry to bother you. I work for DWP and am trying to find out how many parents have child maintenance arrangem...
David Irvine
03:51 PM Support #1282: ISCO-88 derived classification
Hi Stephanie,
thanks for getting back. The code 200 and the code 11 both appear in the BHPS in wave 1 and 9. The c...
C Josten
03:45 PM Support #1282 (In Progress): ISCO-88 derived classification
Dear C,
Could you tell me which waves you are looking at? I can see a code of 10 in UKHLS datasets but not the oth...
Stephanie Auty
02:36 PM Support #1282 (Feedback): ISCO-88 derived classification
Hi Stephanie!
Thanks for answering my previous question. Additionally, I'd be interested to know if there is an over...
C Josten
02:57 PM Support #1283 (Feedback): Job satisfaction: comparability across BHPS and Understanding Society
Hi! I'd be interested to know whether there is a joint "job satisfaction variable" that can be used across teh BHPS a... C Josten
02:20 PM Support #1281 (In Progress): Big Five Personality in 2005 of BHPS and Wave 3 of UKHLS
Dear C Josten,
1. We are not able to advise on this and suggest looking at previous research using personality mea...
Stephanie Auty

11/26/2019

05:20 PM Support #1281 (In Progress): Big Five Personality in 2005 of BHPS and Wave 3 of UKHLS
Hi!
I have two questions regarding the Big5 personality traits in the BHPS and Understanding Society:
1. I am c...
C Josten
12:31 PM Support #1280 (In Progress): ISCED
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

11/25/2019

12:57 PM Support #1273: Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Lydia,
Yes, you can take couples into account. If you want you can specify three levels of clustering: PSUs, coupl...
Olena Kaminska

11/22/2019

03:51 PM Support #1273: Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Hi,
I do have another question about multistage sampling.
My sampling strategy is to consider only those who f...
Lydia Palumbo
10:20 AM Support #1280 (In Progress): ISCED
Dear support team,
I am wondering if there is an ISCED variable available for UKHLS? I saw that this exists for B...
Laura Spitaleri
09:18 AM Support #1278 (In Progress): Keeping in touch with participants
Alita Nandi
09:15 AM Support #1278: Keeping in touch with participants
Hello,
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you...
Alita Nandi
09:18 AM Support #1279 (In Progress): Wave 9 chmain file
Hello,
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you...
Alita Nandi

11/21/2019

03:20 PM Support #1279 (In Progress): Wave 9 chmain file
Hi,
I've just downloaded wave 9 of Understanding Society to add another wave of child maintenance data (chmain fil...
Charlotte Edney
09:31 AM Support #1278 (In Progress): Keeping in touch with participants
Dear Support,
Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction of any keeping in touch exercises that you ca...
Anna Tudor

11/20/2019

02:56 PM Support #1271 (Feedback): Individual weights of those whose household questionnaires are not available
Stephanie Auty
02:56 PM Support #1273 (Feedback): Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Stephanie Auty
10:26 AM Support #1275: Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for your help and advice.
Best wishes,
Yuliya
Yuliya Kazakova

11/19/2019

05:30 PM Support #1277 (Feedback): Tracking marital statuses
Dear Chetan,
New entrants are asked their relationship history in the relationshiphistory module at the wave they ...
Stephanie Auty
11:43 AM Support #1277 (Feedback): Tracking marital statuses
I was wondering if it was possible to determine whether an individual was a single mother or divorced when they were ... Chetan Jethwa
05:05 PM Support #1276 (Feedback): Info on estranged young people
Dear Andrew,
When using the questions you mention, please be aware that if a participant has both a biological and...
Stephanie Auty
10:24 AM Support #1276 (Feedback): Info on estranged young people
I am trying to find out more information on young people (25 and under) who have been estranged from their parents. P... Andrew O'Neil

11/18/2019

05:46 PM Support #1275 (Feedback): Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Dear Yuliya,
This appears to be a coding error in bg_oprlg1. I have referred it to the data team to correct it, bu...
Stephanie Auty
04:02 PM Support #1275: Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Dear Stephanie,
I am using the harmonised dataset and, yes, I am looking at bw_oprlg1.
Thank you,
Yuliya
Yuliya Kazakova
03:40 PM Support #1275 (In Progress): Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Dear Yuliya,
Could you confirm whether you are using the harmonised dataset? If so, are you looking at the harmoni...
Stephanie Auty
12:16 PM Support #1275: Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Hello,
I just wanted to add some comments on the religion distribution in 1997 and 1999.

I take only those peo...
Yuliya Kazakova
 

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