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From 12/09/2015 to 01/07/2016

01/07/2016

11:30 PM Support #463: Job History Data
Yes, it is called w_gor_dv (w is the wave prefix)
Alita Nandi
02:56 PM Support #463: Job History Data
Alita Nandi wrote:
> As the reasons for this decision was not dependant on any individual, household or regional cha...
Anuj Vithlani
04:25 PM Support #478 (Feedback): Sexual orientation in Wave e
Dear Paco,
Yes, this question was only asked of 16-21 year olds in wave 5. Other adult respondents were not asked ...
Victoria Nolan
09:06 AM Support #478 (In Progress): Sexual orientation in Wave e
Dear Paco,
Many thanks for your enquiry - I am just following this up with colleagues and I will get back to you w...
Victoria Nolan
03:53 PM Intro to Understanding Society using Stata 17-18 Nov 2016
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03:52 PM Intro to Understanding Society using Stata 14-15 April 2016
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03:16 PM Support #480 (In Progress): Analysis by highest educational or vocational qualification
Dear Veronique,
Many thanks for your enquiry.
qfhigh_dv includes vocational qualifications which could not be f...
Victoria Nolan
10:52 AM Support #480 (Closed): Analysis by highest educational or vocational qualification
We are planning to analyse some of the Understanding Society variables by highest educational or vocational qualifica... Veronique Siegler

01/06/2016

05:35 PM Support #473: Zero income from labour but high job satisfaction
Victoria
Thanks for your update. I've been using both BHPS and Understanding Society data. In BHPS, I've been using ...
Chris Martin
03:05 PM Support #477: Childcare module
Hi Chris,
the w_child.dta files include a number of pointers to the various people who may have provided information...
Gundi Knies
08:36 AM Support #477 (In Progress): Childcare module
Dear Charlie,
Many thanks for your enquiry. I have assigned this to my colleague Gundi who will be able to respond...
Victoria Nolan
09:16 AM Support #476 (Resolved): Variable LVLONG reoccurence
Dear Kristina,
I have checked with colleagues and we do not carry that question, or anything about life expectancy...
Victoria Nolan
08:39 AM Support #476 (In Progress): Variable LVLONG reoccurence
Dear Kristina,
Many thanks for your enquiry - I am just following this up with colleagues and I will get back to y...
Victoria Nolan
08:38 AM Support #474 (In Progress): Large income jump between Wave 18 of BHPS and Wave 2 of UKHLS
Dear Chris,
Many thanks for your enquiry - I am just following this up with colleagues and I will get back to you ...
Victoria Nolan
06:54 AM Support #479 (In Progress): Urgent - data accesss support
What data management or statistical softwares do you use? If you use Stata or SPSS then you could download the data i... Alita Nandi
05:31 AM Support #479 (Closed): Urgent - data accesss support
I am looking to download data in a format that I can ideally use in excel. If not, I am willing to download any softw... Christopher Booth

01/05/2016

10:54 PM Support #478 (Closed): Sexual orientation in Wave e
Hi there,
I see from the documentation that the variable e_sexuor is available in wave 5 of the panel.
However, i...
Paco Perales
03:44 PM Support #477 (Closed): Childcare module
Is it possible to find the person number for the person completing the childcare module? The file c_child.sav include... Charlie Owen
02:25 PM Support #473 (In Progress): Zero income from labour but high job satisfaction
Dear Chris,
Thank you for your request.
Firstly for information, the routing information for each variable is ...
Victoria Nolan
11:51 AM Support #470 (In Progress): Benefit Data
Dear Megan,
Mnany thanks for your enquiry.
There are different methods of finding variables available in the da...
Victoria Nolan
11:41 AM Support #476 (Closed): Variable LVLONG reoccurence
Dear UKHLS support team,

--- Could I please confirm if a specific question that first occurred in the British Hou...
Kristina Dietz
09:48 AM Support #475: ECHP-SCPR, ECHP-ONS, and ECHP-NI
Hi Chris,
As Gundi said, the ECHP sample is not part of Understanding Society. However, if you are using the BHPS ...
Alita Nandi
09:43 AM Support #475 (Resolved): ECHP-SCPR, ECHP-ONS, and ECHP-NI
Dear Chris,
the ECHP subsample did not become part of the Understanding Society sample because data collection for t...
Gundi Knies

01/04/2016

05:37 PM Support #475 (Closed): ECHP-SCPR, ECHP-ONS, and ECHP-NI
I am trying to understand the values of memorig, which codes the subsample in BHPS. I understand the meaning of value... Chris Martin
05:33 PM Support #474 (Closed): Large income jump between Wave 18 of BHPS and Wave 2 of UKHLS
Hello
I have merged data from the BHPS with Understanding Society and have an issue with income data. In BHPS, two o...
Chris Martin
05:31 PM Support #473 (Closed): Zero income from labour but high job satisfaction
There are many cases where income from labor is zero, but the respondent has a high level of job satisfaction. Could ... Chris Martin
02:37 PM Support #461 (Resolved): Was Maternal BMI or Maternal Weigth and Height Data been recorded?
Alita Nandi
02:36 PM Support #463 (In Progress): Job History Data
Alita Nandi
02:36 PM Support #472 (In Progress): Inapplicable Answers
Alita Nandi
02:25 PM Support #472: Inapplicable Answers
Hi Alex,
As you can see from the Universe this was asked only of "proxy respondents" who were in paid work in the ...
Alita Nandi
02:36 PM Support #471 (In Progress): Weights
Alita Nandi
02:30 PM Support #471: Weights
Hi Alex,
Please see "Example 6: Working with weights and complex survey design" of the "Introduction to Understand...
Alita Nandi
02:36 PM Support #465 (In Progress): Immediate - BHPS data access help
Alita Nandi

12/27/2015

06:14 PM Support #472 (Closed): Inapplicable Answers
Hi,
I looked at the variable c_pjbptft (whether they work full time or part time) in c_indresp (adult self comple...
Alex Best
05:57 PM Support #471 (Closed): Weights
I am doing cross-sectional analysis of wave 3 (adult self completion questionnaire), so I am aware I need to use the ... Alex Best

12/23/2015

10:38 AM Support #449 (Closed): Sexuality Variable
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10:37 AM Support #450 (Closed): subpopulation analysis
Redmine Admin
10:37 AM Support #453 (Closed): Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Redmine Admin
10:37 AM Support #456 (Closed): comparing across waves
Redmine Admin
10:36 AM Support #460 (Closed): Language variables
Redmine Admin
10:36 AM Support #464 (Closed): Local Authority Data
Redmine Admin
10:35 AM Support #466 (Closed): Deprivation scores
links should have been prepared. Thanks for making us aware of this problem. Jakob Redmine Admin
10:34 AM Support #467 (Closed): Ns-sec/UKborn and religion
Redmine Admin

12/22/2015

11:19 AM Support #470 (Closed): Benefit Data
Hello,
Can you please tell me what information is collected with regards to benefit payments. Is this a simple ye...
megan macpherson

12/21/2015

09:51 AM Support #453: Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Thanks Olena, it helps a lot !
Thank you again for the time you take to answer me. I better understand the use of ...
Gaelle Albertus
07:41 AM Support #463: Job History Data
As the reasons for this decision was not dependant on any individual, household or regional characteristics and as th... Alita Nandi

12/20/2015

10:35 PM Support #469 (In Progress): cross tabulation question
Hi Veronique,
when you look at the online variable level description you will see that _jbnssec_dv is derived from _...
Gundi Knies
11:48 AM Support #463: Job History Data
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hi Anuj,
> You will have to create these variables yourself. We do not provide these derived v...
Anuj Vithlani

12/19/2015

04:07 PM Support #463: Job History Data
Hi Anuj,
You will have to create these variables yourself. We do not provide these derived variables as yet.
Best w...
Alita Nandi

12/18/2015

02:23 PM Support #469 (Closed): cross tabulation question
When I cross tabulate c_jbnnssec_dv (NS-SEC of current job) with c_jobstat (current employment status) , some people ... Veronique Siegler

12/17/2015

05:33 PM Support #463: Job History Data
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Employment histories were collected for the 1-6 month samples in wave 1 and for the remaining 6...
Anuj Vithlani
03:31 PM Support #468: Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Wonderful, many thanks for your response and your help! I am looking forward to analysing the data!
Best wishes,
Ko...
Konstantin Käppner
02:12 PM Support #468 (Closed): Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Erroneously, the documentation from the previous deposit is currently the first part of the ducumentation you find. W... Redmine Admin
12:32 PM Support #468: Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Dear Jakob,
thank you for the information. I will hence apply for the special license datasets to obtain ward iden...
Konstantin Käppner
10:38 AM Support #468: Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
The most accurate information that we can offer on location is postcode centroids at a single point in time. This inf... Redmine Admin
10:25 AM Support #465: Immediate - BHPS data access help
All household level questions are asked in the household questionnaire. You can search for these variables by looking... Alita Nandi

12/16/2015

07:17 PM Support #468: Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Dear Jakob,
many thanks for the swift response. As I said, I think it would be an easier solution if I could obtai...
Konstantin Käppner
06:58 PM Support #468 (In Progress): Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Unfortunately, we are not currently able to grant access to Secure Access data to researchers based outside the UK. W... Redmine Admin
12:53 PM Support #468 (Closed): Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Dear Understanding Society Team mebmers at ISER,
I am currently conducting an analysis of individual voting dynam...
Konstantin Käppner
07:13 PM Support #464: Local Authority Data
Please see this FAQ: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/support/projects/support/wiki/Is_it_possible_to_merge_in_... Redmine Admin

12/15/2015

07:27 PM Support #453: Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Dear Gaelle,
First, let me answer a question whether you need weights. You don’t need weights if you want to talk ...
Olena Kaminska
02:15 PM Support #467: Ns-sec/UKborn and religion
"Whether current job NS-SEC is given by c_j1soc10_cc (NS-SEC 10) or c_j1soc00_cc (NS-SEC 2000)?"
These do not ref...
Alita Nandi
02:04 PM Support #467: Ns-sec/UKborn and religion
ukborn (and other iniital conditions questions) are asked only when first interviewed so they will have a lot of miss... Alita Nandi
12:55 PM Support #467 (Closed): Ns-sec/UKborn and religion
Please could you just clarify(apologies unfamilar with running these in Understanding society and a colleague has que... angela potter-collins
08:59 AM Support #466: Deprivation scores
Thanks for letting us know. The new link is:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/support/projects/support/wiki/Is...
Redmine Admin

12/14/2015

08:39 PM Support #466 (Closed): Deprivation scores
My enquiry is about IMD/Carstairs scores. As I understand they are not included in the data but should be linked to g... Johanna Jokio
05:22 PM Support #450 (In Progress): subpopulation analysis
All our weights are designed for analysis of the whole population on any population subgroup. Apologies for taking a ... Redmine Admin
04:33 PM Support #465 (Closed): Immediate - BHPS data access help
Dear Understanding Society User Support,
I have registered for the UK Data Service and acquired BHPS data for my d...
Christopher Booth
01:20 PM Support #464 (Closed): Local Authority Data
Hello,
I am looking to use the Understanding Society data for a project I am involved in. I wondered if the data ...
megan macpherson
12:37 PM Support #461: Was Maternal BMI or Maternal Weigth and Height Data been recorded?
Please take a look at the variable description in the Online Documentation for the frequency distribution of response... Alita Nandi
12:33 PM Support #463: Job History Data
Employment histories were collected for the 1-6 month samples in wave 1 and for the remaining 6-24 month samples in w... Alita Nandi
12:31 PM Support #460: Language variables
>Can I clarify that there is no question asking if the respondents speaks a language other than English at home?
YES...
Alita Nandi
12:21 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Hi Alex,
Proxy interview: When a person is unable to give an interview, in some cases, their spouse or adult child...
Alita Nandi
07:45 AM Support #453: Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Hi Olena,
Thanks a lot for your helpful response.
I already read the User guide of both main stage and nurse h...
Gaelle Albertus

12/09/2015

07:34 PM Support #452 (Closed): identifying same-sex (female-female)partner
Redmine Admin
07:33 PM Support #454 (Closed): BHPS hhch12 variable in INDRESP files
Redmine Admin
07:33 PM Support #457 (Closed): ethnicity
Redmine Admin
07:32 PM Support #458 (Closed): country of birth and derived variable UK born
Redmine Admin
07:32 PM Support #459 (Closed): derived variable for total number of children
Redmine Admin
07:29 PM Support #462 (Closed): Longitudinal weights
Redmine Admin
05:38 PM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
Thanks Olena- this is a great help.
I think the most suitable solution is to continue to just use the longitudina...
Rory Coulter
02:30 PM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
Rory,
Cross-sectional weights will be wrong in this situation simply because you can't observe a move in a cross-s...
Olena Kaminska
01:45 PM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
Thanks Olena, this helps a lot.
Just one (hopefully final) clarification regarding pooled analysis. If I were to f...
Rory Coulter
11:26 AM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
To answer your questions:
1. Yes, and this is a safe option;
2. Pooled analysis is a good option if you want to rep...
Olena Kaminska
05:01 PM Support #463 (Closed): Job History Data
I've looked at both the BHPS and UKHLS data. Am I correct in saying that BHPS has job history data whilst the UKHLS d... Anuj Vithlani
12:26 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Thank you!
I was just wondering how do I find out what the "proxy" answers refer to? I assume proxy means other pe...
Alex Best
 

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