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From 12/27/2015 to 01/25/2016

01/25/2016

03:04 PM Support #490 (Resolved): Modified oecd equivalence scale
Dear David,
for the purpose of deriving this scale Understanding Society currently defines children as persons aged ...
Gundi Knies
12:04 PM Support #491 (Closed): parental education
Hello,
I am working with Wave 1, and I wanted to know why the number of missing cases is so high for the mother & ...
Carolina Zuccotti

01/22/2016

05:00 PM Support #490 (Closed): Modified oecd equivalence scale
What are the criteria used in this scale? I find the applicable variables in the HH file misleading. eg. wave 'e' ind... david rhodes
04:56 PM Support #489 (Closed): HRP
How do I identify the HRP? Although the HH data is answered by the HRP ('usually'), there are no details of sex, age,... david rhodes
04:46 PM Support #488 (Closed): Matching educational qualification in BHPS and Understanding Society
Dear Sir/Madam,
Could you please advise me how to match the educational qualification variables in the BHPS and Unde...
Min Zhang
03:33 PM Support #487 (Closed): Understanding Society variable: change jobs
I was trying to look at who changed jobs using waves 2, 3, and 4 of Understanding Society. For this I looked at wheth... Mariska van der Horst

01/21/2016

05:18 PM Support #482: Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Hi Sharon,
Sorry about the confusion - the above Stata code was an example to show how to merge the different file...
Alita Nandi
12:22 PM Support #482: Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Hi thanks for the reply,
Unfortunately when I follow those commands for my data I end up only retaining the three ...
Sharon Rith

01/20/2016

02:11 PM Support #482: Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Error: For the BHPS the unique cross-wave individual identifier is "pid" and not "pidp" ("pidp" is for Understanding ... Alita Nandi
02:06 PM Support #482: Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Hello,
To merge individual level files from different waves use pidp. For example,
use pidp kmaju using kindresp,...
Alita Nandi
02:02 PM Support #469 (Closed): cross tabulation question
Victoria Nolan
02:02 PM Support #463 (Closed): Job History Data
Victoria Nolan
02:00 PM Support #480 (Closed): Analysis by highest educational or vocational qualification
Victoria Nolan
01:54 PM Support #478 (Closed): Sexual orientation in Wave e
Victoria Nolan

01/19/2016

12:46 PM Support #473 (Closed): Zero income from labour but high job satisfaction
Victoria Nolan
12:45 PM Support #486 (In Progress): BHPS education leaving age variables
Dear Stefanie,
Many thanks for your enquiry.
Would you be able to send on a copy of the syntax that you are usi...
Victoria Nolan
12:42 PM Support #465 (Closed): Immediate - BHPS data access help
Victoria Nolan
12:42 PM Support #479 (Closed): Urgent - data accesss support
Victoria Nolan
12:40 PM Support #476 (Closed): Variable LVLONG reoccurence
Victoria Nolan
12:40 PM Support #470 (Closed): Benefit Data
Victoria Nolan
12:40 PM Support #475 (Closed): ECHP-SCPR, ECHP-ONS, and ECHP-NI
Victoria Nolan

01/17/2016

06:38 PM Support #482: Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Since some variables in Wave 13 do not have enough responses, I am trying to merge variables from other waves into th... Sharon Rith

01/14/2016

03:21 PM Support #472 (Closed): Inapplicable Answers
Victoria Nolan
03:20 PM Support #471 (Closed): Weights
Victoria Nolan
03:19 PM Support #461 (Closed): Was Maternal BMI or Maternal Weigth and Height Data been recorded?
Victoria Nolan
03:18 PM Support #474 (Resolved): Large income jump between Wave 18 of BHPS and Wave 2 of UKHLS
Dear Chris,
Please accept my apologies for the delay in getting back to you on this.
Annual income is not stric...
Victoria Nolan
12:25 PM Support #486 (Closed): BHPS education leaving age variables
Hi, I'm trying to create a variable for bhps that gives an overall 'education leaving age' which takes account of sch... Stefanie Jane

01/13/2016

03:16 PM Support #485 (Resolved): Query about adapting and using a question from the survey
Dear Jessica,
Many thanks for your enquiry.
There is no problem with you using this education question - it was...
Victoria Nolan
11:21 AM Support #485 (Closed): Query about adapting and using a question from the survey

I'd like to use an adapted version of this question in an academic research project and I wasn’t sure whether I nee...
Jessica Walburn
10:37 AM Support #484 (Closed): Matching data to new administrative datasets
Dear Jack,
Many thanks - I have passed on your comments to our data linkage team.
Best wishes, Victoria.
Victoria Nolan
10:10 AM Support #484: Matching data to new administrative datasets
Hi Victoria,
Thank you very much for your quick reply. I feared this would be the case, but thought it worth check...
Jack Worth

01/12/2016

04:38 PM Support #482: Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Yes. Indall includes some basic information on every household member (all ages) of every responding household in tha... Alita Nandi
11:33 AM Support #482: Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Thank you for your help Alita & Victoria, that is extremely useful to know!
Additionally, concerning the youth qu...
Sharon Rith
04:08 PM Support #484 (In Progress): Matching data to new administrative datasets
Dear Jack,
Many thanks for your enquiry.
Unfortunately, linking respondents to the School Workforce Census woul...
Victoria Nolan
09:47 AM Support #484 (Closed): Matching data to new administrative datasets
I am exploring the prospect of using Understanding Society data for a research project on teachers, as there are arou... Jack Worth
12:13 PM Support #477: Childcare module
Hi Charlie,
I have looked into your follow-up question (posted below for the benefit of other users who may come acr...
Gundi Knies

01/11/2016

07:37 PM Support #482: Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Yes the category 'inapplicable' is for individuals with 0 siblings (MSIBS=2). It is also inapplicable for individuals... Alita Nandi
10:41 AM Support #482 (In Progress): Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Dear Sharon,
Many thanks for your enquiry. I have assigned this to my colleague Alita who will be able to respond ...
Victoria Nolan
10:42 AM Support #481 (Closed): Should household identifier match (for most respondents) across waves?
Victoria Nolan
09:33 AM Support #469 (Resolved): cross tabulation question
Victoria Nolan
09:31 AM Support #473 (Resolved): Zero income from labour but high job satisfaction
Dear Chris,
If you would like Understanding Society data with income not top-coded then you would need to apply vi...
Victoria Nolan

01/10/2016

01:57 PM Support #482 (Closed): Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Hi I am using the BHPS Wave 13 to undertake some undergraduate research.
I am unclear about the variable 'mnsibs' ...
Sharon Rith

01/08/2016

08:08 PM Support #473: Zero income from labour but high job satisfaction
Victoria
Thanks. There does appear to be one difference--the income from labor in US appears to be top-coded, wherea...
Chris Martin
07:43 PM Support #473: Zero income from labour but high job satisfaction
Dear Chris,
Based on the information you provided, I think you will find that the those with zero employment incom...
Victoria Nolan
05:19 PM Support #481: Should household identifier match (for most respondents) across waves?
Hi Alita,
Fantastic, thanks for your response (and so quickly).
Phil
Phil Jones
05:15 PM Support #481 (In Progress): Should household identifier match (for most respondents) across waves?
Hi Phil,
There is no concept of a longitudinal household in Understanding Society. As households change it is diff...
Alita Nandi
05:11 PM Support #481 (Closed): Should household identifier match (for most respondents) across waves?
Do household identifiers (b_hidp, and c_hidp) match across waves (for respondents who do not move home)?
I've crea...
Phil Jones
04:32 PM Support #463: Job History Data
The best way to find out is to either search in the questionnaire for the wave you are interested in
https://www.un...
Alita Nandi
04:16 PM Support #463: Job History Data
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Yes, it is called w_gor_dv (w is the wave prefix)
Ahh ok thank you very much. Also, I was st...
Anuj Vithlani

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
Free training course!
For further details and to register, please visit:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk...
Victoria Nolan
03:52 PM Intro to Understanding Society using Stata 14-15 April 2016
Free training course!
For further details and to register, please visit:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk...
Victoria Nolan
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
 

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