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From 03/12/2018 to 04/10/2018

04/10/2018

09:39 PM Support #952 (Feedback): variable g_frjtpn, ‘PNO of joint recipient’, on the data file g_income
Dear Simone,
The error on g_frjtpn will not have affected either of these variables.
Best wishes,
Stephanie Au...
Stephanie Auty
09:10 PM Support #955 (In Progress): Individual level net monthly income and social benefit income
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
03:40 PM Support #955 (Resolved): Individual level net monthly income and social benefit income
Hi,
I am using individual level net monthly income (w_fimnnet_dv) and am looking at the different income componen...
Anisa Butt
08:43 PM Support #948: Impevents question transcripts
Dear Thiemo,
We do not release the free-text responses as it’s possible they would include something disclosive ab...
Stephanie Auty
01:22 PM Support #951: Deriving alcohol consumption units
(As another thought: since the DrinkFreq (g_auditc3) categories are measured in proportions of a year - it may be bet... jason morgan
10:10 AM Support #947 (Feedback): the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
In Wave 1, a_natchild will have birth year information for all children ever born to the respondent. After Wave 1, w_... Alita Nandi

04/09/2018

05:13 PM Support #954 (In Progress): Nurse health assessment - bioimpedance measures
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
03:01 PM Support #954 (Resolved): Nurse health assessment - bioimpedance measures
I am analysing data from the Understanding society Nurse Health assessment. To evaluate kidney function I aim to use ... Per-Ola Sundin
05:13 PM Support #953 (In Progress): Variable on intention to quit/leave current job
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
01:30 PM Support #953 (Resolved): Variable on intention to quit/leave current job
Dear all,
I am looking for a variable indicating whether respondents intent to leave/quit their job.
Does UKHLS c...
Ourega-Zoe Ejebu
05:12 PM Support #952: variable g_frjtpn, ‘PNO of joint recipient’, on the data file g_income
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
10:30 AM Support #952 (In Progress): variable g_frjtpn, ‘PNO of joint recipient’, on the data file g_income
Stephanie Auty
10:29 AM Support #951 (In Progress): Deriving alcohol consumption units
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

04/08/2018

11:22 AM Support #952 (Resolved): variable g_frjtpn, ‘PNO of joint recipient’, on the data file g_income
Hi,
A few days ago I received an email from Graham Jolliffe about an error of the variable g_frjtpn, ‘PNO of joint...
Simone Angioloni

04/07/2018

11:48 PM Support #951 (Feedback): Deriving alcohol consumption units
Dear USoc Team,
My research is examining the impact of alcohol consumption on individual earnings.
With regards...
jason morgan

04/05/2018

03:51 PM Support #946 (Feedback): hiqual_dv values
Dear Rory,
Yes, this is because we have re-released the data but the online documentation is not yet updated.
B...
Stephanie Auty
03:10 PM Support #910: How to download NPD linked UKHLS
Dear Nirosha,
Please contact the UKDS helpdesk if you believe you are receiving this message in error:
https://ww...
Stephanie Auty
12:29 PM Support #910: How to download NPD linked UKHLS
From: NIROSHA ELSEM VARGHESE [mailto:nirosha.varghese@phd.unibocconi.it]
Sent: 06 February 2018 12:27
To: usersupp...
Stephanie Auty
01:21 PM Support #950: IP8 interviewer numbers
Unfortunately, subtracting 21000000 from all eligible (not missing, -9/-1) h_intnum in the wave 8 household data from... Dana Garbarski
01:19 PM Support #950: IP8 interviewer numbers
Jonathan Burton wrote:
> You should be able to fix it by subtracting 21000000 from positive numbers if they are abov...
Dana Garbarski
12:46 PM Support #950 (Feedback): IP8 interviewer numbers
Stephanie Auty
12:22 PM Support #950: IP8 interviewer numbers
i_intnum in i_indresp_ip is not correct at all – this will be addressed at IP10 release Jonathan Burton
12:20 PM Support #950: IP8 interviewer numbers

You should be able to fix it by subtracting 21000000 from positive numbers if they are above 42000000. This will br...
Jonathan Burton
09:28 AM Support #950 (Resolved): IP8 interviewer numbers
Hi,
I am raising this on behalf of Dana Garbarski who contacted me directly - dgarbarski@luc.edu
It's a follow ...
Jonathan Burton
12:58 PM Support #895: data release mental health and social media
Dear Danilo,
If you read the questionnaire as above, you will see question 27 contains the SDQ variables, and they...
Stephanie Auty
12:34 PM Support #895: data release mental health and social media
From: danilo di emidio [mailto:danilo_di_emidio@hotmail.com]
Sent: 12 February 2018 18:16
To: usersupport@understa...
Stephanie Auty
12:36 PM Support #944 (Resolved): Lowest level reliability with spatial data
From: Paul Downward [mailto:P.Downward@lboro.ac.uk]
Sent: 03 April 2018 11:52
To: usersupport@understandingsociety...
Stephanie Auty
12:35 PM Support #939 (Resolved): Northern Irish Sample
From: Tara McNeill [mailto:tara.mcneill7@gmail.com]
Sent: 23 March 2018 16:00
To: usersupport@understandingsociety...
Stephanie Auty
12:35 PM Support #919 (Resolved): weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(g)
From: Nico Ochmann [mailto:nico.ochmann@manchester.ac.uk]
Sent: 14 February 2018 12:24
To: usersupport@understandi...
Stephanie Auty
12:31 PM Support #906: Highest educational qualification using qfhigh_dv: potential issues with immigrants
From: Nico Ochmann [mailto:nico.ochmann@manchester.ac.uk]
Sent: 07 February 2018 11:47
To: usersupport@understandi...
Stephanie Auty
10:11 AM Support #949 (In Progress): Total length of interview time for individual interviews
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

04/04/2018

05:13 PM Support #949 (Resolved): Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Hello,
I'm trying to figure out whether there is a variable that gives the total length of time in which an individu...
Dana Garbarski
03:30 PM Support #948 (In Progress): Impevents question transcripts
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
10:32 AM Support #948 (Resolved): Impevents question transcripts
Dear USOC support team,
I am looking to see if its possible to access the transcribed data for the following quest...
Thiemo Fetzer
01:20 PM Support #918: lnprnt - number of children ever had
Hi Alice,
In the BHPS, everyone was asked about all natural children (co-resident or non-resident) in Wave B for t...
Alita Nandi

04/03/2018

05:31 PM Support #918: lnprnt - number of children ever had
Hi Alice,
I have asked our BHPS experts to answer your question.
In the meantime you could take a look at the ...
Alita Nandi
05:29 PM Support #918: lnprnt - number of children ever had
Hi Nico,
1. Good idea to include ceasarian birth - thanks for spotting that.
2. The number of pregout variables d...
Alita Nandi
12:38 PM Support #947 (In Progress): the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
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
12:23 PM Support #947 (Resolved): the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Hi Alita,
this is my last question for you for a while, promised. I would like to get your general take on it tho...
Nico Ochmann
11:52 AM Support #945: total number of siblings of a given respondent (gender is irrelevant)
Dear Stephanie,
thank you very much for your help.
I think I can do it now.
Best wishes.
Nico
Nico Ochmann
10:52 AM Support #945 (Feedback): total number of siblings of a given respondent (gender is irrelevant)
Dear Nico,
The variables you have found give the number of siblings the respondent is not living with, so you will...
Stephanie Auty
09:50 AM Support #945 (In Progress): total number of siblings of a given respondent (gender is irrelevant)
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
11:38 AM Support #944: Lowest level reliability with spatial data
Dear Paul,
Thank you for your question. If you mean a unit of analysis - there isn't any restriction. You can use ...
Olena Kaminska
09:50 AM Support #946 (In Progress): hiqual_dv values
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

03/31/2018

04:44 AM Support #918: lnprnt - number of children ever had
Hi Alita,
Thank you so much for the information and code.
I am utilising the original BHPS sample (hhorig==3) a...
Alice Campbell

03/28/2018

03:26 PM Support #937: Merge children to parents
Hi Stephanie,
Thanks a lot that is very useful. We converted children into wide format and then matched them with t...
Karl Overdick

03/27/2018

09:35 AM Support #946 (Resolved): hiqual_dv values
Hello,
I am preparing a datafile and have noticed that the frequencies I obtain when tabulating the hiqual_dv vari...
Rory Coulter

03/25/2018

05:40 PM Support #945: total number of siblings of a given respondent (gender is irrelevant)
My apologies, I must be blind. I did find a_nrelsw12, c_nrels2, e_nrels2, and g_nrels4.
I guess my follow-up ques...
Nico Ochmann
04:59 PM Support #945 (Resolved): total number of siblings of a given respondent (gender is irrelevant)
Dear Support Team,
I am looking for the total number of siblings of a given respondent (gender is irrelevant).
...
Nico Ochmann

03/23/2018

08:25 PM Support #943 (Feedback): g_indresp - exercise variable
Dear Emma,
The variables you are looking at for time spent exercising, g_vwhrs, g_vwmin, g_mwhrs and g_mwmin, are ...
Stephanie Auty
02:59 PM Support #939 (Feedback): Northern Irish Sample
Dear Tara,
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. The description on the UKDS site is out of date and we wi...
Stephanie Auty
02:44 PM Support #944 (In Progress): Lowest level reliability with spatial 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
09:39 AM Support #944 (Resolved): Lowest level reliability with spatial data
I am currently supervising a PhD student who is very interested in exploring the environmental influences on individu... Paul Downward

03/22/2018

12:48 PM Support #918: lnprnt - number of children ever had
Dear Alita,
I am looking at the number of children a women had. For that purpose, I am very interested in the cod...
Nico Ochmann

03/21/2018

12:59 PM Support #943 (In Progress): g_indresp - exercise variable
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
12:53 PM Support #943 (Resolved): g_indresp - exercise variable
Good afternoon,
I'm hoping to use US to look at the correlations between mood and exercise for different cohorts ...
Emma Cook

03/20/2018

04:15 PM Support #942: Net income of multiple job holders
nevermind. I couldn't delete this comment but i figured out my problem G F
04:05 PM Support #942: Net income of multiple job holders
Thanks for the feedback. I tried out this variable, unfortunately, it didn't work for a panel I'm constructing. When ... G F
10:22 AM Support #942 (Feedback): Net income of multiple job holders
Stephanie Auty
10:22 AM Support #942: Net income of multiple job holders
Dear G F,
The following variables should help:
w_j2pay_dv is gross pay in second job (see questionnaire for cla...
Stephanie Auty
09:37 AM Support #942 (In Progress): Net income of multiple job holders
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
01:44 AM Support #942 (Resolved): Net income of multiple job holders
I'm a researcher doing a project on income of single vs. multiple job holders in the Understanding Society dataset an... G F
01:43 PM Support #937 (Feedback): Merge children to parents
Dear Karl,
You will need to merge this data using the parent identifiers in the child's record. If you are only in...
Stephanie Auty
09:57 AM Support #941 (Feedback): Industry Concordance | SIC 1980 to SIC 2007
Dear Amin,
We don't hold this information, but I have found this page on the ONS website: https://www.ons.gov.uk/m...
Stephanie Auty

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
 

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