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From 01/10/2016 to 02/08/2016

02/08/2016

03:47 PM Support #499: Blood pressure feedback
Dear Will,
Many thanks for your enquiry. We are actively looking into this at the moment and will respond as soon ...
Victoria Nolan
03:36 PM Support #495: ethnicity

Thanks Angela for your reply - I've added it here as it is a reply to this post rather than a new issue, and I will...
Victoria Nolan
02:29 PM New "How To" Guide for using the Support Forum
New "How To" Guide for using the Support Forum - How to get started with raising an issue Victoria Nolan
01:08 PM Support #498 (Closed): weight youth self-completion + adult
Victoria Nolan
01:07 PM Support #491 (Closed): parental education
Victoria Nolan
01:07 PM Support #489 (Closed): HRP
Victoria Nolan
01:06 PM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Garbiella Melis wrote:
thank you very much for your suggestion, although instead of the w_hsownd I have used the d...
Victoria Nolan
11:14 AM Support #500 (Closed): ever had/fathered children
In the indresp file there is a variable lprnt: Variable label = ever had/fathered children
I am analysing wave 3 d...
Charlie Owen

02/05/2016

05:59 PM Support #487: Understanding Society variable: change jobs
Dear Victoria and Alita,
Thank you very much for this information!
Best wishes,
Mariska
Mariska van der Horst
03:00 PM Support #487: Understanding Society variable: change jobs
Dear Mariska,
There was a scripting error for this routing flag. These cases were assigned a value of -9. This iss...
Alita Nandi
11:02 AM Support #499 (Closed): Blood pressure feedback

Hi,
I am working with the blood pressure data from the wave 2/3 nurse health assessment data and I am hoping y...
Will Cook

02/04/2016

02:44 PM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
As explained in Issue# 290
"Both in the BHPS and Understanding Society, the household questionnaire is completed b...
Alita Nandi
02:30 PM Support #497 (Resolved): NPD linkage to Primary/Secondary SEN type?
Dear Eric,
Many thanks for your enquiry.
Primary/Secondary SEN type is a very sensitive data item for DfE and a...
Victoria Nolan
02:26 PM Support #495: ethnicity
Hi Angela,
You are correct it is based on the EW version of the Census ethnic group qusetion. These can still be u...
Alita Nandi
02:11 PM Support #495 (In Progress): ethnicity
Dear Angela,
Many thanks for your enquiry. We are actively looking into this at the moment and we will be able to ...
Victoria Nolan
02:19 PM Support #487 (In Progress): Understanding Society variable: change jobs
Dear Mariska,
Many thanks for your enquiry, and apologies for the delay in responding.
We are actively looking...
Victoria Nolan
01:29 PM Support #493 (Resolved): Difference in response 3 and 4 for solar questions
Dear Ante,
The correct labels should be
3 ”no”
4 “considered in the past and rejected”
We will be correctin...
Victoria Nolan
01:26 PM Support #498 (Resolved): weight youth self-completion + adult
Victoria Nolan
11:27 AM Support #498: weight youth self-completion + adult
Many Thanks Olena, found it! Carolina Zuccotti
11:09 AM Support #498: weight youth self-completion + adult
Carolina,
For w1-w2 analysis you should use b_psnenus_lw weight, and for 1-3 waves, it should be c_psnenus_lw.
...
Olena Kaminska
10:46 AM Support #498: weight youth self-completion + adult
Hi Olena,
Many thanks for this prompt reply.
Just to make sure I understood, if I use individuals who are 15 in w1 ...
Carolina Zuccotti
10:28 AM Support #498: weight youth self-completion + adult
Carolina,
The best weight for your analysis is an enumeration longitudinal weight taken from the last wave of your...
Olena Kaminska
10:02 AM Support #498 (Closed): weight youth self-completion + adult
Hello,
I would like to follow individuals (14-15 yrs) who completed the self-completion youth questionnaire into the...
Carolina Zuccotti
01:25 PM Support #496 (In Progress): Clarification Query - Understanding Society linked NPD, and Understanding Society with School Codes
Dear Matteo,
Many thanks for your enquiry.
All the files (Understanding Society waves 1-5, NPD linkage files, s...
Victoria Nolan

02/03/2016

10:05 PM Support #497 (Closed): NPD linkage to Primary/Secondary SEN type?
Hi

We are contracted through Public Health England to contribute to their Knowledge and Intelligence Directorate ...
Eric Emerson
02:53 PM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Gabriella Melis wrote:
Hi,

Thank you for your answer below.

Hence, for UndSoc we must assume that the pers...
Victoria Nolan
10:48 AM Support #496 (Closed): Clarification Query - Understanding Society linked NPD, and Understanding Society with School Codes
Dear Understanding Society team,

My name is Matteo and I would like to ask you some clarifications regarding, nam...
Matteo Sandi

02/02/2016

03:30 PM Support #488 (Closed): Matching educational qualification in BHPS and Understanding Society
Victoria Nolan
03:27 PM Support #490 (Closed): Modified oecd equivalence scale
Victoria Nolan

02/01/2016

03:32 PM Support #495 (Closed): ethnicity
Hi all
I think you might need to clarify the Racel variable on your questionnaire. It states in your questionnaire...
angela potter-collins
01:08 PM Support #474 (Closed): Large income jump between Wave 18 of BHPS and Wave 2 of UKHLS
Victoria Nolan
01:08 PM Support #477 (Closed): Childcare module
Victoria Nolan
09:41 AM Support #494 (Closed): Pooled Cross-Sectional Analysis
We are aware that some users wish to pool data from multiple waves for the purpose of cross-sectional estimation (for... Peter Lynn

01/28/2016

06:31 PM Support #491: parental education
Dear Carolina,
In wave 1, these questions were asked of the first six months sample (a_month>=1 & a_month<=6), tha...
Alita Nandi
05:52 PM Support #486: BHPS education leaving age variables
If there is someone who has completed school but is in further education, for them ascend>0 but afeend==-8. So, by yo... Alita Nandi
05:05 PM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Hello Gabriella,
You can construct the hrp variable for Understanding Society using the variables:
w_hidp, w_pno,...
Alita Nandi
11:30 AM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Gabriella Melis wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Thank you for your answer below.
>
> Hence, for UndSoc we must assume that th...
Gabriella Melis
11:30 AM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Hi,
Thank you for your answer below.
Hence, for UndSoc we must assume that the person who answered the HH quest...
Gabriella Melis

01/27/2016

03:45 PM Support #485 (Closed): Query about adapting and using a question from the survey
Victoria Nolan
03:07 PM Support #486: BHPS education leaving age variables
Hi Alita,
Stefanie emailed me with the details below - are you able yo follow up? Many thanks, Victoria.
Dear V...
Victoria Nolan
01:08 PM Support #493 (Closed): Difference in response 3 and 4 for solar questions
Dear Sir or Madam,
I'm referring to the summarised responses for variables d_solar1, d_solar2 and d_solar3 in wave...
Ante B
08:36 AM Support #488 (In Progress): Matching educational qualification in BHPS and Understanding Society
Dear Min Zhang,
Many thanks for your enquiry. Please refer to the variable _hiqual_dv and its description. To cons...
Victoria Nolan
08:25 AM Support #491 (In Progress): parental education
Dear Carolina,
Many thanks for your enquiry. I am assigning this to my colleague Alita who will be able to get bac...
Victoria Nolan
08:24 AM Support #489 (In Progress): HRP
Dear David,
Please refer to this earlier query for a response that hopefully answers your question?
https://www...
Victoria Nolan
08:22 AM Support #492 (In Progress): Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Dear Gabriella,
Many thanks for your enquiry, and apologies for any confusion. I think in that earlier issue, the ...
Victoria Nolan

01/26/2016

06:58 PM Support #492 (Closed): Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Hi,
please, I have already seen that this same query was dealt with around a year ago here: https://www.understand...
Gabriella Melis

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
 

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