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From 01/25/2016 to 02/23/2016

02/23/2016

08:29 PM Support #511 (Closed): SCEVERDRNK variable Wave 2
Hello,
I was wondering if there is a variable SCEVERDRNK available for Wave 2? I can't seem to see it in the Stat...
Orla McBride
02:25 PM Support #499 (Resolved): Blood pressure feedback
Dear Will,
After further investigation we have established that the nurse protocol is correct (feedback is based o...
Victoria Nolan
02:12 PM Support #507: 'inapplicable' on newborn.dta
Hi Laia,
This question was asked of female respondents where the newborn child lives with the parent. Most of the ...
Alita Nandi
02:08 PM Support #510 (Resolved): Phenotype variables availablit Genetic data application
Dear Tenghao,
Many thanks for your enquiry. For this, you would need to apply via the METADAC for genetics data co...
Victoria Nolan
01:50 PM Support #508: BHPS identifying households or individuals across waves
Although issue 509 is about understanding society (ukhls) - the file structures for the two surveys are almost identi... Alita Nandi
01:49 PM Support #508: BHPS identifying households or individuals across waves
I am not sure why you cannot find pid but here are two possible reasons:
(1) In the BHPS all variables are lower c...
Alita Nandi
01:43 PM Support #509: Using household identifier from xwaveid.dta to merge data across waves
The reason for this difference is that in the second method you are only selecting individual adult respondents from ... Alita Nandi

02/22/2016

01:11 PM Support #510 (Closed): Phenotype variables availablit Genetic data application
Hi,
We are a research group planning to carry out a GWAS project and would like to apply for the genetic data of U...
Tenghao Zheng
12:26 PM Support #503: Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
Dear Olena and Alita,
Thank you for the updates. I will omit these cases for now.
It also appears that there a...
Till Hoffmann
11:53 AM Support #509 (Closed): Using household identifier from xwaveid.dta to merge data across waves
Hello,
Please could you let me know if the following way is valid for merging household data into individual files. ...
Dharmi Kapadia

02/21/2016

10:46 AM Support #508 (Closed): BHPS identifying households or individuals across waves
Hi,
I am looking to analyse a number of variables such as income, wealth and consumption across waves and to see h...
Christopher Booth

02/19/2016

05:34 PM Support #507 (Closed): 'inapplicable' on newborn.dta
Dear UKHLS team,
The variables on the newborn dataset have a large amount of missing data coded as 'inapplicable' ...
Laia Becares
11:40 AM Support #506 (Closed): weights and design variables query Waves 2-5
Hello,
I was wondering if you could answer a question I have about weights and psu/strata variables for analysing ...
Orla McBride

02/18/2016

01:04 PM Support #502 (Closed): Weights to use to analyse year-to-year transitions within waves 1-5
Victoria Nolan
01:04 PM Support #492 (Closed): Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Victoria Nolan
01:03 PM Support #487 (Closed): Understanding Society variable: change jobs
Victoria Nolan
01:03 PM Support #497 (Closed): NPD linkage to Primary/Secondary SEN type?
Victoria Nolan
01:03 PM Support #493 (Closed): Difference in response 3 and 4 for solar questions
Victoria Nolan
01:02 PM Support #496 (Closed): Clarification Query - Understanding Society linked NPD, and Understanding Society with School Codes
Victoria Nolan
12:55 PM Support #499: Blood pressure feedback
Dear Will,
I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this.... we have been investigating the issue, and un...
Victoria Nolan
11:46 AM Support #495: ethnicity
Hi Alita

Thanks.

White British is accurate and most suitable to use apart from when using data from Northern...
Victoria Nolan
11:19 AM Support #505 (Closed): Cross Sectional weights (xrwght/xrwtuk1) and job history files. [BHPS]
Victoria Nolan

02/17/2016

02:43 PM Support #505: Cross Sectional weights (xrwght/xrwtuk1) and job history files. [BHPS]
Hello again,
Apologies for the confusing query above. I made a small (read: stupid) mistake, confusing "append" wi...
Ivan Privalko
02:02 PM Support #505 (Closed): Cross Sectional weights (xrwght/xrwtuk1) and job history files. [BHPS]
Hi all,
I'm using the BHPS dataset (w1-w18) to look at the impact of job changes. Using the job history files, I c...
Ivan Privalko

02/16/2016

06:09 PM Support #503: Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
Hi Till,
You are correct. There are a handful of cases for whom SCAC shos that they "refused self-completion" or "...
Alita Nandi
12:45 PM Support #503: Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
Dear Till,
Thank you for letting us know. You are right that the 6 cases mentioned should have 0 cross-sectional s...
Olena Kaminska
05:50 PM Support #500: ever had/fathered children
Hi Charlie,
This question is only asked of those who report NO BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN in the household. Given that ch...
Alita Nandi
03:46 PM Support #495: ethnicity
Hi Angela,
Thanks for highlighting this issue.
We are in the process of updating the cateogry labels in the onl...
Alita Nandi
10:27 AM Support #489: HRP
Thank you for your suggestion to also seek out the 2001/2011 Census supporting material for a definition of the HRP c... Gundi Knies
08:49 AM Support #504: Svy Commands on Stata
Hello Alex,
Yes use:
svyset c_psu [pweight=c_indscub_xw], strata(c_strata) singleunit(scaled)
svy: reg y x1 x2
...
Alita Nandi

02/15/2016

03:23 PM Support #504 (Closed): Svy Commands on Stata
Hi there,
I am using Wave C in my dissertation and I've read that because Understanding Society's Dataset is so c...
Alex Best
02:34 PM Support #503 (Closed): Inconsistencies in self-completion module of wave three?
In wave three of the Understanding Society survey, there are six entries for respondents who have refused the self-co... Till Hoffmann
12:43 PM Support #489: HRP
Thank you for your reply. It is more than a little odd that US does not include an HRP identifier, given how central ... david rhodes

02/11/2016

01:13 PM Support #482 (Closed): Siblings variable in BHPS Wave 13
Victoria Nolan
01:12 PM Support #486 (Closed): BHPS education leaving age variables
Victoria Nolan
01:12 PM Support #502 (Resolved): Weights to use to analyse year-to-year transitions within waves 1-5
Victoria Nolan

02/10/2016

10:34 AM Support #492: Identifying HRP in UndSoc - comparable with BHPS HRP
Thank you Gabriella for offering the code.
I will write to you directly about this.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi

02/09/2016

01:40 PM Support #500 (In Progress): ever had/fathered children
Dear Charlie,
Many thanks for your enquiry. I have attached the table here in a word document. We will look into y...
Victoria Nolan
11:58 AM Support #502: Weights to use to analyse year-to-year transitions within waves 1-5
Sanne,
Yes, your situation is very similar to question 462. Potentially pooled data or balanced panel may be best ...
Olena Kaminska
11:15 AM Support #502 (Closed): Weights to use to analyse year-to-year transitions within waves 1-5
Hi,
I have a question about which weights to use. A similar question (no. 462) has been asked before, but I'm sti...
Sanne Velthuis

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
 

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