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02:21 PM Support #1260: non-respondent adjustment
Hi Olena,
In the user guide p58 table 28, it says w_indall includes non-respondents as well. It seems that it is n...
Louise Luo
01:33 PM Support #1260 (Resolved): non-respondent adjustment
Stephanie Auty
11:39 AM Support #1260: non-respondent adjustment
Olena,
Thanks a lot for your reply. It is very clear to me.
Louise
Louise Luo
10:36 AM Support #1260: non-respondent adjustment
Louise,
Thank you for your question. Indeed, the variables in indall are only available for respondents in the cur...
Olena Kaminska

10/15/2019

05:37 PM Support #1260 (Resolved): non-respondent adjustment
Dear Officer,
Thank you for your previous support. Your help really means a lot to me.
I am currently looking ...
Louise Luo
08:45 AM Support #1259 (In Progress): Education level
Hi Xavier,
the differences between the two variables are indeed minute. The difference stems from a slight differenc...
Gundi Knies

10/11/2019

05:37 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Regarding my last question, I am essentially trying to understand the consequences on my model/results of not taking ... Samir Sweida-Metwally
12:39 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Hello Olena,
Thanks a lot, this is v helpful.
As discussed, I applied the changes but *I wanted to check I used...
Samir Sweida-Metwally

10/09/2019

04:59 PM Support #1259: Education level
To confirm, above I meant to write B7, not B2. Xavier Castelino
04:58 PM Support #1259: Education level
Xavier Castelino wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I was wondering why there are differences in the data for BHPS respondent...
Xavier Castelino
04:13 PM Support #1259 (In Progress): Education level
Hi there,
I was wondering why there are differences in the data for BHPS respondents between the variables hiqual_...
Xavier Castelino
03:45 PM Support #1258 (In Progress): Housing costs in BHPS
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
02:17 PM Support #1258 (In Progress): Housing costs in BHPS
I am keen to create an after housing costs in BHPS but am unclear what is included in the variable xphsg (gross month... Lindsay Judge
03:42 PM Support #1257 (Feedback): Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Stephanie Auty
02:34 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Samir,
Thank you for your question. I think you are using pooled analysis putting together waves 1 to 8.
For thi...
Olena Kaminska
12:02 PM Support #1257 (Feedback): Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Dear Olena,
I hope this message finds you well.
I am undertaking a longitudinal data analysis using wave 1 to w...
Samir Sweida-Metwally
03:42 PM Support #1256 (Feedback): questions re deaths and representativeness
Dear David,
No, we don't currently link to death records.
The following working paper will help with your repre...
Stephanie Auty
10:45 AM Support #1256 (Feedback): questions re deaths and representativeness
Sorry to bug you – especially as, no doubt, this information is available somewhere on your website. In my defence, h... David Walsh
11:48 AM Support #1252: Youth survey subjective wellbeing questions
Thanks Stephanie, I understand that this is not in your remit.
I have a follow up question that I think will be thou...
Laura M

10/07/2019

10:45 AM Support #1249: Calculation of rent-to-income ratio
Thanks very much for your detailed explanation, Stephanie Marina Fernandez Reino

10/04/2019

05:27 PM Support #1243: longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
Dear Olena,
Thank you very much for your reply. It is a very professional answer.
I am not sure if you are fam...
Louise Luo
03:31 PM Support #1252 (Feedback): Youth survey subjective wellbeing questions
Dear Laura,
Our remit at the User Forum is to answer queries related to Understanding Society data and provide gen...
Stephanie Auty
03:10 PM Support #1255 (Feedback): Religion data
Dear Xavier,
This is because at some waves only new entrants are asked these questions, while at others everyone i...
Stephanie Auty

10/03/2019

08:10 PM Support #1255 (Feedback): Religion data
I'm trying to use the religion data from Understanding Society, and there's a few variables for which there isn't an ... Xavier Castelino
05:24 PM Support #1254 (Feedback): alternative for a question
Dear Georgina,
We can't give advice about what to use, as this will depend on your research question, but you may ...
Stephanie Auty
01:25 PM Support #1254 (Feedback): alternative for a question
Hi there,

I wanted to ask about the variable “someone to rely on when there is a serious problem” which is constr...
Georgina Martin
05:05 PM Support #1253 (Feedback): Selecting correct weights
Dear Fatima,
Yes, if you reply to this issue then I will reassign it to Olena.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
10:39 AM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Thanks a lot for the advice! I will do as suggested. If I have some additional questions along the way, could I reope... Nurfatima Jandarova

10/02/2019

02:12 PM Support #1250: Identifying transitions from households to institutions (older adults)
Dear Tom,
We do have some additional data which could help answer your question but it is not currently released. ...
Stephanie Auty
02:06 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Yes, you are right - at the second stage you should use longitudinal weights, although if for example you only use 2 ... Olena Kaminska
01:52 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Currently, my analysis is cross-sectional. As of now, there is no difference for me if it is wave 1 or 8. Although, h... Nurfatima Jandarova
01:41 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Thank you. Can I just clarify how many waves per person you need for your analysis. Is one wave observation enough or... Olena Kaminska
01:33 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
My population of interest are people who have finished their school in 80s, 90s and 00s. I am looking at their univer... Nurfatima Jandarova
01:28 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Fatima,
Thank you for your question. Could you kindly tell me what you are trying to study - schools or people, ag...
Olena Kaminska
01:10 PM Support #1253 (Feedback): Selecting correct weights
Hello!
I am a bit lost about the correct weights for analysis. My project makes use of school codes and I can see ...
Nurfatima Jandarova
11:22 AM Support #1249 (Feedback): Calculation of rent-to-income ratio
Dear Marina,
A response from our Income team:
I will try to shed some light on the issues around the data.
F...
Stephanie Auty
10:39 AM Support #1252 (Feedback): Youth survey subjective wellbeing questions
I'm wanting to categorise the youth wellbeing questions, for example using ypsdqha_dv to define who has a high or not... Laura M

10/01/2019

04:20 PM Support #1251 (Feedback): Identifying country of birth
Dear Matthias,
This information is avaiable in the variable plbornc_all which is part of the Special Licence datas...
Stephanie Auty
02:32 PM Support #1251 (Feedback): Identifying country of birth
Hi
For many individuals born abroad, the country of birth is subsumed under the category "other" (the same is true...
Matt F
04:16 PM Support #1250 (In Progress): Identifying transitions from households to institutions (older adults)
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 AM Support #1248: Longitudinal Weights- BHPS and UKHLS
Helen,
Averaging weighted scores over time would have a very strange meaning. So, it would be useful to know at th...
Olena Kaminska

09/30/2019

05:46 PM Support #1249: Calculation of rent-to-income ratio
Hi Stephanie,
Thank you for your help.
The FRS uses the rent net of housing benefit. I assume that if I want ...
Marina Fernandez Reino
05:38 PM Support #1249 (In Progress): Calculation of rent-to-income ratio
Dear Marina,
In the first step, you should divide by the OECD equivalence scale rather than multiplying. Next, if ...
Stephanie Auty
04:28 PM Support #1247 (In Progress): Share of EU born respondents with UK citizenship only
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
04:18 PM Support #1250 (In Progress): Identifying transitions from households to institutions (older adults)
I am trying to identify transitions from households to institutions among older people aged 65+ (ideally residential ... Tom Snell
03:35 PM Support #1248: Longitudinal Weights- BHPS and UKHLS
Thanks for the quick response, Olena.
Yes, I am looking to pool information by individual across different time po...
Helen Burkhardt
10:42 AM Support #1248: Longitudinal Weights- BHPS and UKHLS
Helen,
I think what you are doing is pooled analysis. For this you pool information from different waves rather th...
Olena Kaminska

09/27/2019

12:15 PM Support #1249 (Feedback): Calculation of rent-to-income ratio
Hi,
I am trying to calculate a measure indicating the share of income spent on rent among private renters only. M...
Marina Fernandez Reino

09/26/2019

09:30 PM Support #1248 (New): Longitudinal Weights- BHPS and UKHLS
I am working with data from the adult 16+ individual questionnaire, namely the *_indresp data files. I am interested ... Helen Burkhardt
07:46 AM Support #1246: Evermar
Hi Alita,
Thank you.
I think that for evermar the coding that you mention is quite in line with my thoughts.
...
Lydia Palumbo

09/25/2019

05:08 PM Support #1246: Evermar
Hi Lydia,
All information about marriage and cohabitations reported, whether as part of the histories, or current ...
Alita Nandi

09/24/2019

05:54 PM Support #1246: Evermar
Ok, . That was what I was looking for! Ijust got confused by the two values.
So basically, if they had already bee...
Lydia Palumbo
05:02 PM Support #1246: Evermar
Dear Lydia,
These questions are part of the partnership history module, Wave 2 module here https://www.understandi...
Stephanie Auty
04:47 PM Support #1246: Evermar
Yes, exactly. I just noticed that there are different values : -9 is inapplicable and 0 date of the marriage is missi... Lydia Palumbo
04:15 PM Support #1246 (Feedback): Evermar
Dear Lydia,
Are you using the file xwavedat? The label for the value of 0 for both of those variables in xwavedat ...
Stephanie Auty
10:55 AM Support #1246 (Feedback): Evermar
Hi,
I am interested in understanding what the value = 0 for the variables lmar1y lmar1m means.
It is associate...
Lydia Palumbo
05:12 PM Support #1247 (In Progress): Share of EU born respondents with UK citizenship only

Hi,

This is to ask you about the unusually high share of EU born respondents reporting only British citizenship...
Marina Fernandez Reino

09/23/2019

03:14 PM Support #1223 (Feedback): Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) linked dataset release timeline & access
Dear Karen,
The DWP data is likely to have information regarding benefit claims, but it is not yet agreed.
For ...
Stephanie Auty
11:16 AM Support #1245: Weighting
Marina,
Thank you for the detailed explanation - this always clarifies the question. Yes, you definitely have to u...
Olena Kaminska
09:56 AM Support #1245: Weighting
Hi Olena,
In my model I use respondents from wave 7 only, but I consider the answers that wave 7 respondents gave...
Marina Fernandez Reino

09/20/2019

10:07 PM Support #1236 (Feedback): Variable defining month of sample issue
Stephanie Auty
10:06 PM Support #1243 (Feedback): longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
Stephanie Auty
10:06 PM Support #1245 (Feedback): Weighting
Stephanie Auty

09/19/2019

04:39 PM Support #1245: Weighting
Thanks, Olena! Marina Fernandez Reino
03:32 PM Support #1245: Weighting
Marina,
If in your model you only use information from wave h then you can use xw weight. But if you use any infor...
Olena Kaminska

09/18/2019

06:39 PM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Hi Marina,
great to hear that you have managed to get the data merge together the way you intended!
As to the in...
Gundi Knies
01:20 PM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Dear Gundi,
Thanks for your help. I have now a file with all the children below age 16 (1 child per row) and I ha...
Marina Fernandez Reino
05:39 PM Support #1245 (Feedback): Weighting
Hi,
I have a really basic question about weights though I want to make sure that I'm doing my analysis correctly....
Marina Fernandez Reino
01:52 PM Support #1243: longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
Louise,
I assume you are interested in a more general question on the covariates that are used in a specific weigh...
Olena Kaminska
11:02 AM Support #1243 (In Progress): longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Best wishes,
Under...
Alita Nandi
11:55 AM Support #1244: variable howling in SN6614
Hello,
You have made a small typo - the name of the variable is HOWLNG and not HOWLING. The variable HOWLNG is ava...
Alita Nandi
11:03 AM Support #1244 (In Progress): variable howling in SN6614
The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Best wishes,
Under...
Alita Nandi

09/17/2019

07:50 PM Support #1244 (In Progress): variable howling in SN6614
The variable howling (hours spent on housework per week) is included in the variable catalogue in indresp in waves 1,... Darja Reuschke
03:43 PM Support #1240: School codes
Hi Nurfatima,
Yes, your assumption is correct. We have raised an internal request to address this issue. The curre...
Gundi Knies
 

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