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From 04/05/2017 to 05/04/2017

05/04/2017

08:03 PM Support #774: Merging BHPS and Understanding Society stata
Hi Sonia,
my log file shows two diffrent data merges: once using indall and once using indresp. Both show that there...
Gundi Knies
06:18 PM Support #774: Merging BHPS and Understanding Society stata
Good afternoon, thank you for your answer,
we are using the files Xindresp, may they be different than Xindall in th...
Sonia Turrero
12:50 PM Support #774 (In Progress): Merging BHPS and Understanding Society stata
Hi Sonia,
in general terms, I cannot confirm your finding that none of the BHPS members in Wave 14-18 are included i...
Gundi Knies
11:51 AM Support #774 (Closed): Merging BHPS and Understanding Society stata
Good morning,
we are working on our Master project using BHPS panel data, and we wanted to add the Understanding Soc...
Sonia Turrero

05/03/2017

02:44 PM Support #764 (Closed): Reward variables
Victoria Nolan
02:43 PM Support #773 (Feedback): Is information on day of birth available as a variable?
Dear Sebastian,
Many thanks for your enquiry. For exact date of birth you would need to apply for access to Unders...
Victoria Nolan
11:08 AM Support #773 (Closed): Is information on day of birth available as a variable?
Hi Understanding Society,
I have downloaded the Understanding Society: Waves 1-6, 2009-2015 and also the British H...
Sebastian Barfort

05/02/2017

02:13 PM Support #766 (Closed): USoc wave 4 investment questions
Victoria Nolan
02:12 PM Support #767 (Closed): Work experience in UKHLS
Victoria Nolan
02:11 PM Support #758 (Feedback): weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(f)
Victoria Nolan
02:10 PM Support #771 (Feedback): Interviewers' observations about the household
Dear Dana,
They make these observations before making contact, so they are generally done when the interviewer is ...
Victoria Nolan
02:09 PM Support #772 (Feedback): training interviewers to make observations
Dear Dana,
Many thanks for your enquiry.
Unfortunately we don’t have this information available. It’s part of t...
Victoria Nolan

05/01/2017

08:22 PM Support #772 (Closed): training interviewers to make observations
Hello,
I'm wondering where I might find information on how interviewers were trained to make observations about 1) h...
Dana Garbarski
07:18 PM Support #771 (Closed): Interviewers' observations about the household
Hello,
I'm interested in knowing when in the interview--before soliciting participation or after the interviews are ...
Dana Garbarski

04/28/2017

07:53 PM Support #758: weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(f)
Hi Peter,
I appreciate your reply very much. I have read your nice little note you coauthored with Olena. It is q...
Nico Ochmann
09:10 AM Support #770 (Feedback): Social background indicators/ parents education level
Dear Natasha,
to better understand why information is not available (i.e. the data assume values of -11/-1) it is a ...
Gundi Knies

04/27/2017

02:31 PM Support #769: number of siblings ever had
Dear Gundi,
Thank you very much for your response. I think I will try to get the number of siblings living togethe...
Sait Bayrakdar
02:15 PM Support #769 (Feedback): number of siblings ever had
Dear Sait,
the total number of siblings ever had (NSIBS) was only asked once in the BHPS (in Wave 13) and it was app...
Gundi Knies
01:54 PM Support #769 (In Progress): number of siblings ever had
Dear Sait,
Many thanks for your enquiry, we are looking into it and will get back to you shortly.
Best wishes, ...
Victoria Nolan
01:55 PM Support #770 (In Progress): Social background indicators/ parents education level
Dear Natasha,
Many thanks for your enquiry, we are looking into it and will get back to you shortly.
Best wishe...
Victoria Nolan
01:19 PM Support #758: weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(f)
Nico,
That would be a correct weight to use, in the sense that it will give population representation when using a...
Peter Lynn

04/26/2017

10:39 AM Support #770 (Closed): Social background indicators/ parents education level
Hi Understanding Society Team,
I have a question about possible social background characteristics, particularly x...
Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster

04/25/2017

10:58 AM Support #745 (Closed): Interviewer number query
This will be addressed for the release of IP9 data. Victoria Nolan

04/24/2017

01:57 PM Support #752 (Closed): Weights
Victoria Nolan
01:56 PM Support #763 (Closed): question about b_mever and b_mvyr
Victoria Nolan
01:55 PM Support #760 (Closed): Number of sibling pairs with genetic data
Victoria Nolan
01:55 PM Support #703 (Closed): Longitudinal weights for periods of years
Victoria Nolan
01:54 PM Support #765 (Closed): Pay variables for Immigrant and ethnic minority boost
Victoria Nolan
01:53 PM Support #494 (Closed): Pooled Cross-Sectional Analysis
Victoria Nolan
01:45 PM Support #761 (Closed): Why monthly gross income is negative?
Victoria Nolan
01:34 PM Support #768 (Feedback): Data linkage - NPD & Wave 4 - ETA?
Dear Nick,
I'm sorry but we do not have a date timetabled - we are dependent on working with DfE and there are a l...
Victoria Nolan

04/21/2017

02:21 PM Support #766: USoc wave 4 investment questions
Thanks very much! Laura Gardiner
02:20 PM Support #769 (Closed): number of siblings ever had
Hi,
I see that in BHPS there is a question about the total number of siblings respondents ever had (NSIBS). Is the...
Sait Bayrakdar

04/20/2017

11:47 AM Support #752: Weights
From: <n.spencergodfrey@surrey.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 5:16 PM
Subject: RE: [Understanding Society User S...
Peter Lynn
09:25 AM Support #764 (Feedback): Reward variables
Dear Roxana,
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
Your first place to look would be in our long term...
Victoria Nolan

04/18/2017

06:58 PM Support #767: Work experience in UKHLS
Yes, you are correct. The start date of the current employment status is asked every wave (w_jbbgd w_jbbgm w_jbbgy in... Alita Nandi
04:09 PM Support #763: question about b_mever and b_mvyr
Thanks for the clarification Alita!
Best wishes,
Carolina
Carolina Zuccotti
03:36 PM Support #763: question about b_mever and b_mvyr
Hi Carolina,
These happen when the person was interviewed by proxy in the last wave. The "never interviewed/new en...
Alita Nandi
03:32 PM Support #766: USoc wave 4 investment questions
Thanks for highlighting this issue. The online documentation will be updated to reflect these value labels. Alita Nandi
03:31 PM Support #766: USoc wave 4 investment questions
Hello Laura,
Here is the value label for nvestbrt1-3, 97
-8 "inapplicable" -9 "missing" -7 "proxy respondent" /...
Alita Nandi
03:11 PM Support #760: Number of sibling pairs with genetic data
Just to add - if you have further queries, our genetics and biomarkers team may be able to help: genetics@understandi... Victoria Nolan
03:10 PM Support #760 (Feedback): Number of sibling pairs with genetic data
Dear Gibran,
I'm very sorry for the delay in getting back to you about this, due to holiday commitments over the e...
Victoria Nolan
01:11 PM Support #768 (Closed): Data linkage - NPD & Wave 4 - ETA?
Hi,
I was wondering if there is anticipated completion date of the Wave 4 to National Pupil Database linkage?
...
Nick Garnett

04/13/2017

02:42 PM Support #767: Work experience in UKHLS
Dear Victoria,
many thanks for your quick and detailed answer! This is already very helpful.
What you describe ab...
Sabine Hübgen
01:15 PM Support #767 (Feedback): Work experience in UKHLS
Dear Sabine,
I'm not sure exactly which variables you're trying to use, but below is some essential information fo...
Victoria Nolan
02:23 PM Support #756 (Closed): Questions regarding the cognitive ability measures in understand society
Victoria Nolan
02:23 PM Support #763 (In Progress): question about b_mever and b_mvyr
Dear Carolina,
Many thanks for your enquiry - the team is looking into it and will get back to you as soon as we c...
Victoria Nolan
02:19 PM Support #764 (In Progress): Reward variables
Dear Roxana,
Many thanks for your enquiry - the team is looking into it and will get back to you as soon as we can...
Victoria Nolan
02:15 PM Support #766 (In Progress): USoc wave 4 investment questions
Dear Laura,
Many thanks for your enquiry - the team is looking into it and will get back to you as soon as we can....
Victoria Nolan
02:14 PM Support #762 (In Progress): inconsistency between xwavedat and indresp on parental occupation?
Dear Carolina,
Many thanks for your enquiry - the team is looking into it and will get back to you as soon as we c...
Victoria Nolan
12:15 PM Support #703: Longitudinal weights for periods of years
Agnes,
The attached extract from our weighting programmes shows the input variables for the models for each of the...
Peter Lynn
11:56 AM Support #752: Weights
Nicola,
I'm so sorry. For some reason the system did not notify me of your reply so I've only just seen this! The ...
Peter Lynn

04/12/2017

04:24 PM Support #733 (Closed): Identifying residential movers
Victoria Nolan
04:22 PM Support #757 (Closed): Young mothers data
Victoria Nolan
04:21 PM Support #759 (Closed): SF-12
Victoria Nolan
12:34 PM Support #767 (Closed): Work experience in UKHLS
Dear support team,
I have a question regarding work experience in UKHLS.
I try to generate a work experience va...
Sabine Hübgen
11:35 AM Support #766 (Closed): USoc wave 4 investment questions
Hi

I have a specific question about the investment data in the USoc wave 4 household file:

The variables d_n...
Laura Gardiner
11:16 AM Support #765 (Feedback): Pay variables for Immigrant and ethnic minority boost
Dear Steve,
Many thanks for your enquiry.
We don’t currently produce derived income variables for the IEMB - ou...
Victoria Nolan
08:38 AM Support #765 (Closed): Pay variables for Immigrant and ethnic minority boost
If there a reason why the variables for monthly labour income are not present for the IEMB, even though there is data... Stephen McKay

04/11/2017

07:30 PM Support #494 (Feedback): Pooled Cross-Sectional Analysis
Victoria Nolan
04:33 PM Support #494: Pooled Cross-Sectional Analysis
Carolina,
For this kind of data I see no conceptual logic in pooling the waves for cross-sectional analysis. You c...
Peter Lynn
06:07 PM Support #764 (Closed): Reward variables
Hi, my name is Roxana and I am a Management PhD researcher currently working on a project in the area of employee wor... Roxana Corduneanu

04/10/2017

06:39 PM Support #494: Pooled Cross-Sectional Analysis
Hello,
From what I understand, I cannot use this syntax to pool waves 2 and 4 (which are the ones that have gender ...
Carolina Zuccotti
04:18 PM Support #755 (Closed): non-coresident adult children
Victoria Nolan
04:17 PM Support #761 (Feedback): Why monthly gross income is negative?
Dear Ujjwal Kumar Das,
Negative numbers are a result of a self-employment loss. More information is in the user gu...
Victoria Nolan
01:14 PM Support #763 (Closed): question about b_mever and b_mvyr
Hello,
From my understanding, b_mvever and b_mvyr refer to new entrants only; however, some people who have data on ...
Carolina Zuccotti

04/08/2017

05:13 PM Support #762 (Closed): inconsistency between xwavedat and indresp on parental occupation?
Hello,
I am a bit puzzled with the parental information contained in the indresp file and in the xwavedat file.
T...
Carolina Zuccotti

04/07/2017

12:21 PM Support #761: Why monthly gross income is negative?
> I can see for many, individual monthly gross income is negative which is unusual.
> Variable | Obs ...
Ujjwal Kumar Das
12:20 PM Support #761 (Closed): Why monthly gross income is negative?
I can see for many, individual monthly gross income is negative which is unusual.
a_fimngrs_dv | 50,994 14...
Ujjwal Kumar Das

04/06/2017

02:26 PM Support #756 (Feedback): Questions regarding the cognitive ability measures in understand society
Dear Johannes,
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
The following paper summarises the provenance of...
Victoria Nolan

04/05/2017

03:15 PM Support #760 (In Progress): Number of sibling pairs with genetic data
Dear Gibran,
Many thanks for your enquiry. It has been passed on to our genetics and biomarkers team, who will be ...
Victoria Nolan
03:13 PM Support #687 (Closed): Unusual age distribution after conditioning on wJBSTATT in wave `R`
Dear Till,
I'm very sorry for the delay in getting back to you - unfortunately we have been unable to identify a s...
Victoria Nolan
03:12 PM Support #750 (Closed): Industry codes
Victoria Nolan
03:11 PM Support #754 (Closed): Three Class NS-SEC - jbnssec3_dv
Victoria Nolan
03:11 PM Support #742 (Closed): Income
Victoria Nolan
03:11 PM Support #753 (Closed): Temporary Accommodation
Victoria Nolan
03:10 PM Support #749 (Closed): w_scparoutint
Victoria Nolan
03:10 PM Support #751 (Closed): Confusing data on rjbstat
Victoria Nolan
03:09 PM Support #748 (Closed): GHQ-12 results
Victoria Nolan
03:09 PM Support #735 (Closed): Weighting reducing sample numbers
Victoria Nolan
 

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