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From 02/16/2018 to 03/17/2018

03/14/2018

04:33 PM Support #941 (In Progress): Industry Concordance | SIC 1980 to SIC 2007
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
11:53 AM Support #941 (Resolved): Industry Concordance | SIC 1980 to SIC 2007
Dear Understanding Societ team,
I am looking for a concordance from the SIC 1980 used in the BHPS to more recent i...
Amin Oueslati
02:44 PM Support #917: how to merge xwavedat with data from all the other seven waves
Alita,
you are fantastic, thanks for clearing that up.
Have a great day.
Nico
Nico Ochmann
12:19 PM Support #917: how to merge xwavedat with data from all the other seven waves
Hi Nico,
Your code is fine and the data is fine.
As you know XWAVEDAT includes everyone who has ever been enume...
Alita Nandi
11:58 AM Support #917: how to merge xwavedat with data from all the other seven waves
Hi Alita,
thank you very much for working on this issue now.
Here we go:
tab hhorig if _wemerge_2==2
Sam...
Nico Ochmann
10:44 AM Support #917: how to merge xwavedat with data from all the other seven waves
Hi Nico,
Could you please provide the frequency distribution of HHORIG for _m==2 cases?
Thanks,
Alita
Alita Nandi
10:24 AM Support #917: how to merge xwavedat with data from all the other seven waves
Dear Alita,
I have notified you a few weeks ago, but my reply might have gone missing. At any rate, No this is no...
Nico Ochmann
11:34 AM Support #932: Weighting
Wonderful, thanks. Elena Cora Magrini
11:32 AM Support #932: Weighting
Elena,
Yes this is correct. With one exception: the weight should be from the last wave in your analysis - so if y...
Olena Kaminska
10:42 AM Support #932: Weighting
Hi Olena,
Again, thanks for your help. One last clarification.
I am using longitudinal data from wave a to f....
Elena Cora Magrini
09:59 AM Support #932: Weighting
Hi Olena,
Many thanks for your help.
Elena
Elena Cora Magrini
08:53 AM Support #918 (Feedback): lnprnt - number of children ever had
Hello Alice,
No. While the routing into LNPRNT is different in the BHPS and Understanding Society, LNPRNT is asked...
Alita Nandi

03/13/2018

04:26 PM Support #926: Education variable hiqual_dv in USOC
Many thanks Stephanie,
Rossella
Rossella Icardi
11:29 AM Support #928: Merging Youth.
Vicky,
This is a response with regard to weighting. I am not sure about how you are doing your analysis.
If you a...
Olena Kaminska
10:54 AM Support #928: Merging Youth.
Dear Vicky,
Apologies for the delay in responding.
There is infomation regarding choosing a weight in the Mains...
Stephanie Auty
11:22 AM Support #939 (In Progress): Northern Irish Sample
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
09:31 AM Support #939 (Resolved): Northern Irish Sample
Hello
I am currently looking at wellbeing inequality in Northern Ireland in conjunction with national, political a...
Tara McNeill

03/12/2018

04:12 PM Support #938: Household HEAD variable in the UKLS data
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Olayiwola,
>
> We don't have this variable in UKHLS, and the closest alternative is ...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
04:00 PM Support #938 (Feedback): Household HEAD variable in the UKLS data
Dear Olayiwola,
We don't have this variable in UKHLS, and the closest alternative is to use w_hrpid which is the H...
Stephanie Auty
03:55 PM Support #934 (Feedback): Household representative person
Hi Martin,
I can see these variables in the latest version of the data, in the datafiles w_indresp, w_indall and w...
Stephanie Auty

03/09/2018

03:23 PM Support #938 (In Progress): Household HEAD variable in the UKLS data
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty

03/08/2018

11:13 AM Support #938 (Resolved): Household HEAD variable in the UKLS data
Hello,
I am trying to identify the household HEAD variable in the UKLS data. It is coded as "hoh" in the BHPS datase...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
10:24 AM Support #936: Weights for combined BHPS and UKHLS sample
Many thanks, that's really helpful of you. Best wishes, Gill Gill Weston

03/07/2018

05:50 PM Support #886 (Closed): Zero weights and statistical power
Stephanie Auty
05:48 PM Support #884 (Closed): Missing call records for the wave 2 and wave 3 nurse visits
Stephanie Auty
05:47 PM Support #926 (Feedback): Education variable hiqual_dv in USOC
Dear Rossella,
You can find more detailed qualification responses in the variable w_qfhigh_dv, which w_hiqual_dv i...
Stephanie Auty
05:45 PM Support #883 (Closed): a_indrep.sav Rel Quality Data
Stephanie Auty
05:44 PM Support #881 (Closed): weighting values of zero
Stephanie Auty
05:44 PM Support #880 (Closed): Genetic data linked to NPD
Stephanie Auty
05:44 PM Support #878 (Closed): employment histories
Stephanie Auty
05:43 PM Support #874 (Closed): try to link the birthweight to each child
Stephanie Auty
04:48 PM Support #934: Household representative person
We have deleted issue #935 because it is a duplicate of this one. Stephanie Auty
02:38 PM Support #934 (In Progress): Household representative person
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
02:41 PM Support #937 (In Progress): Merge children to parents
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
12:37 PM Support #937 (Resolved): Merge children to parents
I would like to add children data from child in the parent rows. However, I haven't found a suitable identifier for t... Karl Overdick
02:40 PM Support #936 (Feedback): Weights for combined BHPS and UKHLS sample
Stephanie Auty
10:57 AM Support #936: Weights for combined BHPS and UKHLS sample
Gill,
If your longitudinal analysis starts at w18 of BHPS you need to use BHPS-related weight, in this situation '...
Olena Kaminska
02:37 PM Support #933 (Feedback): urban rural info for BHPS
Stephanie Auty
10:54 AM Support #925: Weights for longitudinal analysis
Rossella,
Thanks for the clarification. If you are doing a longitudinal analysis you need just one weight - the we...
Olena Kaminska
08:59 AM Support #921: Council tax variable
Thanks Alita. Yes I found those... so there is no 'amount of council tax paid' variable for BHPS?
Thanks for the p...
Tom Waters

03/06/2018

11:31 PM Support #936 (Resolved): Weights for combined BHPS and UKHLS sample
Dear User Support
Please may I check with you whether I'm selecting the correct weight to use:
I'm undertaking ...
Gill Weston
05:02 PM Support #925: Weights for longitudinal analysis
Dear Olena,
thanks for the response. Let me clarify something, I am doing a longitudinal analysis using waves 1991...
Rossella Icardi
08:56 AM Support #925 (Feedback): Weights for longitudinal analysis
Alita Nandi
12:50 PM Support #934 (Resolved): Household representative person
In the dataset documentation (I am using wave 'd') reference is made to two fields d_hrpno and d_hrpid on the d_indre... Martin Burgess
10:20 AM Support #930: BMI variables in the youth panel - potential errors?
Dear Sian,
information about height and weight is collected in a paper-and-pencil interview which children/adolescen...
Gundi Knies
08:55 AM Support #932 (Feedback): Weighting
Alita Nandi
08:10 AM Support #921: Council tax variable
Sorry Tom, I did not realise you were asking about the BHPS files. This variable is only available in the UKHLS files... Alita Nandi

03/05/2018

01:55 PM Support #932: Weighting
Dear Elena,
Thank you for your question. Sample design of UKHLS is not simple random sample, and nonresponse at wa...
Olena Kaminska
01:43 PM Support #925: Weights for longitudinal analysis
Rossella,
Thank you for your question. Indeed the choice of weights depends on the type of analysis you are doing....
Olena Kaminska
12:23 PM Support #921: Council tax variable
Hi Alita.
Yes I have the special licence version.
Tom
Tom Waters
10:52 AM Support #921: Council tax variable
This is only available in the Special License Version. Have you downloaded that?
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi
10:08 AM Support #921: Council tax variable
Thanks Alita. I still cannot find a council tax variable in the harmonised BHPS, however. Has that been removed?
T...
Tom Waters
11:23 AM Support #933: urban rural info for BHPS
Hello Sait,
This variable is not available in the UKHLS-BHPS harmonised datafiles. The BHPS harmonisation user gui...
Alita Nandi

03/02/2018

04:07 PM Support #933 (Resolved): urban rural info for BHPS
Hi,
I am sorry if the answer is obvious but I just cannot find it. Is there a urban_dv equivalent for BHPS data? I...
Sait Bayrakdar
01:35 PM Intro to Understanding Society using Stata 19-20 April 2018
Register here
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/training/2018/02/20/introduction-to-understandi...
Alita Nandi
01:17 PM Support #921 (Feedback): Council tax variable
The variable name has been changed to w_ficountax_dv. Please see page 99 of the user guide:
https://www.understandin...
Alita Nandi
01:15 PM Support #932 (In Progress): Weighting
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
01:09 PM Support #932 (Resolved): Weighting
Hi,
I am using data from different waves to see how job status changes over time (will be mostly working with var...
Elena Cora Magrini
11:24 AM Support #928: Merging Youth.
Hi Alita,
Thanks for your response. I will merge the waves via the pidp. I had noticed there were some issues wit...
Vicky Thompson
10:38 AM Support #931 (Feedback): twins
Dear Valentina,
Thanks for your query. Our data team has checked and the data is correct. There are few twins sinc...
Alita Nandi
10:34 AM Support #931 (Resolved): twins
I would like to know how I can identify respondents'children that are twins. I used the variable twinconf in wave 4-7... Valentina Tocchioni

03/01/2018

11:14 AM Support #929 (Resolved): Youth SDQ Scores Wave 7 Incorrect
Hello Cara,
As Gundi has responded to you directly I am changing the status as resolved. But if you have further q...
Alita Nandi
11:12 AM Support #930 (In Progress): BMI variables in the youth panel - potential errors?
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
11:10 AM Support #928 (Feedback): Merging Youth.
Hello Vicky,
Yes, it is ok to merge the data using PIDP. There is a known issue with SDQ scores due to a new missi...
Alita Nandi
10:54 AM Support #926 (In Progress): Education variable hiqual_dv in USOC
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
10:53 AM Support #925 (In Progress): Weights for longitudinal analysis
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi

02/27/2018

03:01 PM Support #930 (Resolved): BMI variables in the youth panel - potential errors?
Good afternoon,
I've come across something strange with the BMI data in the youth panel (available in waves b, d a...
Sian Hughes

02/26/2018

02:39 PM Support #929: Youth SDQ Scores Wave 7 Incorrect
This is the case for many of the youth questions and should be noted in the user guide or related documentation. Cara Booker
02:39 PM Support #929: Youth SDQ Scores Wave 7 Incorrect
In wave 7 there is an extra code to many of the variables, 9 which is 'incorrect answer'. I think this is the source ... Cara Booker
12:26 PM Support #929 (Resolved): Youth SDQ Scores Wave 7 Incorrect
Hi,
The scores for the SDQ total difficulties and subscale scorees in wave 7 are incorrect. At first glance it loo...
Cara Booker

02/25/2018

08:16 PM Support #928 (Resolved): Merging Youth.
Hi,
I am attempting to merge the youth data from waves 1, 3 and 5. Is it satisfactory to merge these waves of data...
Vicky Thompson

02/23/2018

12:47 PM Support #926 (Resolved): Education variable hiqual_dv in USOC
Hi,
I am exploring the educational variable hiqual_dv in usoc and I have a question with regard to the category 'o...
Rossella Icardi
12:35 PM Support #925 (Resolved): Weights for longitudinal analysis
Hi,
I am currently working with the long file using BHPS and USOC data (waves 1-25) and I am struggling to understan...
Rossella Icardi

02/21/2018

05:20 PM Support #924: Derivation of Fed Forward Values
Hi Gundi,
That is helpful, thank you.
Am I right in saying the variables are calculated as I thought above (dat...
Liam Wright
04:49 PM Support #924 (Feedback): Derivation of Fed Forward Values
Hi Liam,
the variables starting with the _ff_ prefix are not technically derived variables. They report the value of...
Gundi Knies
03:40 PM Support #924: Derivation of Fed Forward Values
Hello,
I am interesting in using data from the Annual History Module from Waves 2-7 in Understanding Society. I'm ...
Liam Wright
03:39 PM Support #924 (Resolved): Derivation of Fed Forward Values
Hello,
I am interesting in using data from the Annual History Module from Waves 2-7 in Understanding Society. I'm ...
Liam Wright

02/20/2018

07:08 PM Support #922 (Feedback): Question on the disability module (_disdif1 … _disdif1)
Hello Harry,
The way to figure this out is to go to the questionnaires from the different Waves, search for this v...
Alita Nandi
12:53 PM Support #922 (Resolved): Question on the disability module (_disdif1 … _disdif1)
It's not clear to me if a subject is asked the below question (on the disability module) only upon entering the surve... Harry Hill
 

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