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From 10/21/2015 to 11/19/2015

11/19/2015

09:48 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Thank you. I have just had a look at the descriptions of the waves. However, I cannot find the sexuality variable in ... Alex Best
06:04 PM Support #443: Orgm variables
Hello,
c_orgm is asked only of those who chose c_org=1. Just replace c_orgm* = 0 if c_org=2.
In case of c_orga...
Alita Nandi
05:50 PM Support #446: Childcare analysis
Hello,
Yes, if you combine ccare and ccwork and restrict the analysis to those who had a job last week (jbhas=1|jb...
Alita Nandi
03:58 PM Support #438 (Closed): Identifying a change in address
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03:53 PM Support #447 (Closed): Wave 5
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12:30 PM Support #451 (Closed): Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost sample Wave 6
Hello,
Is there any written documentation on the sample design for the additional immigrant and ethnic minority b...
Dharmi Kapadia
10:46 AM Wave 5 is out!
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2015/11/19/wave-5-data Redmine Admin

11/18/2015

12:41 PM Support #448: weights
And thank you, again, Olena.
Vernon
Vernon Hedge
10:18 AM Support #448: weights
Vernon,
Thank you for your citations. And yes, you should use psu alone as clusters. This is because you are using...
Olena Kaminska

11/17/2015

02:52 PM Support #450 (Closed): subpopulation analysis
Hi, I need some advice on analyzing a subpopulation of the sample. Specifically I am only analyzing individuals that ... Stefanie Jane
02:33 PM Support #448: weights
Thanks again, Olena,
With a fast encroaching penultimate deadline for a thesis, I guess it is too late for me to s...
Vernon Hedge
11:22 AM Support #448: weights
Vernon,
We suggest where possible to use full information on design, including psu, strata and weights. It is poss...
Olena Kaminska
12:57 AM Support #448: weights
In paragraph 5 "(i.e, 1/c_indscub_x)" should read "(i.e., 1/c_indscub_xw). Apologies. Vernon Hedge
12:53 AM Support #448: weights
Thank you so much, Olena, for that very detailed and considerate reply!
It is my first attempt at negotiating surv...
Vernon Hedge
09:10 AM Support #449 (In Progress): Sexuality Variable
The various files are described here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-document... Redmine Admin

11/16/2015

07:24 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
I have just redownloaded it and it works, thank you! When I download the STATA version of the dataset I get the diffe... Alex Best
03:19 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
When I downloaded the data from UKDS a minute ago it was there(?).
On behalf of the team, Jakob
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03:00 PM Support #449 (Closed): Sexuality Variable
Hi,
I have downloaded understanding society's dataset and have realised the variable c_sexuor which should be in d...
Alex Best
03:22 PM Support #442 (Closed): Weight for longitudinal analysis with BHPS Youth dataset
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03:21 PM Support #444 (Closed): I need help
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03:21 PM Support #445 (Closed): Pain and work
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12:29 PM Support #448: weights
Dear Vernon,
Thank you for your question. Your thinking of selecting the weight for your analysis are all correct....
Olena Kaminska
12:17 AM Support #448 (Closed): weights
I am looking at data exclusively at Wave C Understanding Society c_indresp.sav. I am planning to employ model based ... Vernon Hedge

11/10/2015

12:35 PM Support #81: Does Health Visitor data still exist in Understanding Society
FYI: There has been a review of the information Understanding Society collects about health, and the lack of informat... Gundi Knies

11/09/2015

01:04 PM Support #241 (Closed): c_fiyrinvinc_dv vs c_fiyrdia
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01:04 PM Support #406 (Closed): Calcuation of net income variables
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01:03 PM Support #415 (Closed): Question on household income
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01:03 PM Support #417 (Closed): Choice of income bands in proxy question on annual earnings
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01:03 PM Support #418 (Closed): Understanding Society dataset harmonised with GGP
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01:02 PM Support #428 (Closed): Adult SC Questionnaire Wave 2
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01:02 PM Support #430 (Closed): Sample size and weight within blood sample w2
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01:01 PM Support #435 (Closed): Question relating to " main reason respondent was away from work last week?" in the UK HLS
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01:01 PM Support #436 (Closed): How to identify the Household Reference Person
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01:01 PM Support #437 (Closed): sample design and community establishments
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01:00 PM Support #440 (Closed): Longitudinal Regression Analysis Weights
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12:59 PM Support #445 (In Progress): Pain and work
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12:41 PM Support #447: Wave 5
We expect the Wave 5 launch the third week of Nov - so very soon.
On behalf of the team, Jakob
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11:23 AM Support #447 (Closed): Wave 5
Hello,
Please can you let me know the date of the Wave 5 data release?
Many thanks,
Dharmi
Dharmi Kapadia
12:39 PM Support #438: Identifying a change in address
I have received the following advice:
You are correct – w_plnowy4 identifies those who moved since the last wave. ...
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11/06/2015

12:28 PM Support #446 (Closed): Childcare analysis
Hello,
I would like to use the Understanding Society wave 4 data to assess whether childcare arrangements made to ...
Ceri Hughes
07:57 AM Support #435: Question relating to " main reason respondent was away from work last week?" in the UK HLS
Hi Alita,
thanks for your answer.
It's a pity the duration cannot be inferred. I hope this issue could be conside...
Ourega-Zoe Ejebu

11/05/2015

05:01 PM Support #435: Question relating to " main reason respondent was away from work last week?" in the UK HLS
Hi Zoe,
No, these questions only refer to whether they were off from work during the week before the interview and...
Alita Nandi

11/04/2015

09:14 PM Support #440: Longitudinal Regression Analysis Weights
That's great thank you! Esther Afolalu
05:19 PM Support #445: Pain and work
Look at the Data Documentation: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation
...
Alita Nandi
02:52 PM Support #445 (Closed): Pain and work
We are currently looking into a project on pain and work. I saw the following question in the most recent Understandi... Karen Steadman

11/03/2015

07:27 PM Support #444: I need help
XWAVEID, XWLSTEN and XWAVEDAT: these are individual level files for all individuals ever sampled. The online document... Alita Nandi
05:17 PM Support #444 (Feedback): I need help
Hi Abdulganiyu Ajani,
you say you are merging files ... and then that you are appending variables ... this makes it ...
Gundi Knies
04:21 PM Support #444 (Closed): I need help

I am currently using BHPS to do a research, but facing problems merging the waves. I was able to successfully appen...
Abdulganiyu Ajani
02:32 PM Support #435: Question relating to " main reason respondent was away from work last week?" in the UK HLS
Hi Alita. Thanks for your answer. Much appreciated.
I did use the variables you mentioned to help me calculate the ...
Ourega-Zoe Ejebu
01:27 PM Support #443 (Closed): Orgm variables
Hi there,
I want to compare orga and orgm of wave 3 but I can't do this as they are not both representative of the...
Olivia D'Lima
09:57 AM Support #442: Weight for longitudinal analysis with BHPS Youth dataset
Genevieve,
Thanks for your question. There is no one way of conducting longitudinal analysis of youth data. The ma...
Olena Kaminska

11/02/2015

05:49 PM Support #442 (Closed): Weight for longitudinal analysis with BHPS Youth dataset
Hello,
What weights should I use when conducting longitudinal analysis with BHPS YOUTH data? Only cross-sectional ...
Genevieve Gariepy
10:50 AM Support #440: Longitudinal Regression Analysis Weights
Here are the answers to your questions in the order asked. Yes, d_indscus_lw is correct, and a_indscus_xw is correct ... Olena Kaminska

11/01/2015

06:55 PM Support #440 (Closed): Longitudinal Regression Analysis Weights
Hello. I am working on the understanding society database looking specifically at the self-completion questionnaire d... Esther Afolalu

10/30/2015

06:42 PM Support #428: Adult SC Questionnaire Wave 2
thanks very much Jakob! i'll look for the data update.
Redmine Admin wrote:
> Please note that we have no self-c...
afshin zilanawala
12:24 PM Support #428: Adult SC Questionnaire Wave 2
Please note that we have no self-completion data for observations with missing value codes -7 (proxy respondent) and ... Redmine Admin
11:12 AM Support #424 (Closed): Proxies in general, how do they work?
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11:07 AM Support #429 (Closed): Calculation of Benefits Income in BHPS and USoc
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11:06 AM Support #433 (Closed): How can I apply for a special license?
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11:06 AM Support #434 (Closed): "None of the above" in `w'_qfhigh
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10/29/2015

12:00 PM Support #438 (Closed): Identifying a change in address
Hello,
I am studying the effects of a reform on rents paid by an household.
I need accurate information on when the...
Federico Zilio

10/28/2015

02:58 PM Support #437: sample design and community establishments
Phil,
Thank you for your question. Indeed, wave 1 sample excludes people living in communal accommodations. The ex...
Olena Kaminska
10:36 AM Support #437 (Closed): sample design and community establishments
Hello,
I'm trying to establish if residents in communal accommodation are sampled in US. I've read the user guide ...
Phil Jones
12:56 PM Support #435: Question relating to " main reason respondent was away from work last week?" in the UK HLS
If you follow the Annual Event History then you will be able to identify the exact month since last interview when th... Alita Nandi

10/27/2015

12:02 PM Support #406: Calcuation of net income variables
No, housing benefit reported on the income file is included in hhnetinc1 as well as hhnetinc3. On behalf of the team,... Redmine Admin
11:52 AM Support #417: Choice of income bands in proxy question on annual earnings
That's a fair question, but unfortunately I have not been able to track down the answer yet. Jakob Redmine Admin
11:48 AM Support #417: Choice of income bands in proxy question on annual earnings
Thanks for the update, Jakob. Do you know what criteria the income bands were designed to satisfy? Till Hoffmann
11:46 AM Support #417: Choice of income bands in proxy question on annual earnings
The categories used at W1-2 were taken from British Household Panel Survey Wave 18. The categories were redefined at ... Redmine Admin
10:23 AM Support #430: Sample size and weight within blood sample w2
Dear Gaelle,
Thank you for your questions. First, we indeed provide blood weight for combined sample of GPS and BH...
Olena Kaminska

10/26/2015

08:31 PM Support #406: Calcuation of net income variables
Thank you, and I presume that the deductions referred to hhnetinc3 do not include housing benefit? Laura Jones
09:51 AM Support #406 (In Progress): Calcuation of net income variables
Laura,
Yes, housing benefit reported on the income file is included in hhnetinc1. However no allowance is made in h...
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10/25/2015

08:12 PM Support #406: Calcuation of net income variables
Could I please ask whether housing benefit received by the household goes into hhnetinc1?
many thanks,
Laura
Laura Jones

10/23/2015

07:12 AM Support #432 (Closed): Distributions of NS-SEC variables in earlier and later versions of Wave 1 data
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07:11 AM Support #431 (Closed): Coding of 'missing' in earlier and later versions of Wave 1 data of variable 'a_scghq2_dv'
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07:06 AM Support #427 (Closed): Income variables' descriptive stats on US website do not match my results
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07:05 AM Support #426 (Closed): Merging youth to family information
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07:03 AM Support #436: How to identify the Household Reference Person
pls see #290 Redmine Admin

10/22/2015

05:49 PM Support #436 (Closed): How to identify the Household Reference Person
Hi there,
I'm using US for a masters project and am trying to select my dataset so that it only includes the househo...
Laura Jones
09:25 AM Support #241: c_fiyrinvinc_dv vs c_fiyrdia
Some are questions and the details can be found in the questionnaire specification and others are derived variables, ... Redmine Admin
09:21 AM Support #406: Calcuation of net income variables
We will be providing more details on the income variables in the user guide to the forthcoming release. Please also n... Redmine Admin
09:18 AM Support #415: Question on household income
A part from households with genuinely low incomes some households may be reluctant to report incomes in general. See ... Redmine Admin

10/21/2015

05:20 PM Support #429: Calculation of Benefits Income in BHPS and USoc
The INCOME file stores the multiple reported income sources. In the rare instances where an amount cannot be itemised... Redmine Admin
09:07 AM Support #435: Question relating to " main reason respondent was away from work last week?" in the UK HLS
Hi Jakob,
thanks for your answer.
_length of sickness/injury absence in the question "main reason why you were aw...
Ourega-Zoe Ejebu
08:56 AM Support #435: Question relating to " main reason respondent was away from work last week?" in the UK HLS
> ... length of sickness/injury absence in the question "main reason why you were away from wor?" (variable JBOFFY)
...
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