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From 09/05/2018 to 10/04/2018

10/02/2018

11:05 AM Support #1062: Income in Nurse Health Assessment
Dear Stephanie,
That was very helpful thanks you. I just had a quick follow up in relation to the income variable,...
Luke Barry

10/01/2018

05:59 PM Support #1068 (Feedback): Locating and accessing sexuality identity data within LHS data sets
Stephanie Auty
05:46 PM Support #1068: Locating and accessing sexuality identity data within LHS data sets
Dear Bere,
The variable w_sexuor records the respondent's sexual orientation. It was asked of all adults who agree...
Stephanie Auty
05:49 PM Support #951: Deriving alcohol consumption units
Dear Jason,
Just to follow up on this, we have now been able to load the scripts and see what the respondents see ...
Stephanie Auty
05:35 PM Support #1067 (Feedback): Strengths and Difficulties variable
Dear Suzi,
There was a data error in these variables in data released in November 2017 (see #890). This has been c...
Stephanie Auty
04:35 PM Support #1064 (Feedback): Including local level identifiers in Understanding Society
Dear Jan,
You can see on this page which lower level geographies are available, scroll down to GN 33428 Understand...
Stephanie Auty
04:19 PM Support #1063 (Feedback): Employment variables
Dear Amie,
These variables don't match because they are based on different parts of the questionnaire where people...
Stephanie Auty
12:22 PM Support #1062 (Feedback): Income in Nurse Health Assessment
Dear Luke,
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It looks like this documentation is out of date and these...
Stephanie Auty
12:13 PM Support #1043 (Feedback): Seaming effects
Dear Lydia,
Below is a response from our Income team. If you would like to discuss this further please let us know...
Stephanie Auty

09/29/2018

10:47 AM Support #1066: Weights for Waves 3 and 6
Dear Olena,
Thank you so much for getting back to us so quickly and for pointing us in the right direction.
Luca
Luca Bernardi

09/27/2018

04:39 PM Support #1068 (In Progress): Locating and accessing sexuality identity data within LHS data sets
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
12:56 PM Support #1068 (Resolved): Locating and accessing sexuality identity data within LHS data sets
Myself and a colleague plan analysing the Survey's sexuality data. We aim to explore how sexuality is linked to healt... Bere Mahoney
04:38 PM Support #1067 (In Progress): Strengths and Difficulties 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
12:10 PM Support #1067 (Resolved): Strengths and Difficulties variable
I am currently trying to run some analysis using the SDQ total difficulties score (ypsdqtd_dv). According to the stre... Suzi Robertson
04:37 PM Support #1066 (Feedback): Weights for Waves 3 and 6
Stephanie Auty
12:40 PM Support #1066: Weights for Waves 3 and 6
Luca,
The weight you suggested would be correct, but the weight f_indinub_lw will give you higher sample size - so...
Olena Kaminska
09:28 AM Support #1066 (Resolved): Weights for Waves 3 and 6
Dear Understanding Society Support Team,
We are using data from adult main interviews from Waves 3 and 6. We are e...
Luca Bernardi

09/25/2018

11:34 AM Support #1064 (In Progress): Including local level identifiers in Understanding Society
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
11:31 AM Support #1063 (In Progress): Employment variables
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

09/24/2018

01:27 PM Support #1064 (Resolved): Including local level identifiers in Understanding Society
Would it be possible to have local level geographical identifiers, such as ward, postcode sector or SMOA, included in... Jan Janmaat

09/23/2018

01:10 PM Support #1063 (Resolved): Employment variables
Hello
I've noticed that employment status of some variables in the Main survey don't match. For instance, EMPLOY, ...
Armine Ghazaryan

09/20/2018

06:06 PM Support #1062 (In Progress): Income in Nurse Health Assessment
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
06:03 PM Support #1062 (Resolved): Income in Nurse Health Assessment
Hello,
I am working with the Nurse Health Assessment data and in the 'Guide to Nurse Health Assessment' PDF on pag...
Luke Barry
10:51 AM Support #1038: Imputations for savings, investment, debts and housing value
Dear Nora,
It would be helpful to have some more information if possible to try to find what you are looking for. ...
Stephanie Auty

09/19/2018

04:03 PM Support #1060 (Feedback): Longitudinal weights to reflect UK population
Stephanie Auty
03:15 PM Support #1060: Longitudinal weights to reflect UK population
Pierre,
All our weights are designed to represent the population. By using the weights your results become represe...
Olena Kaminska
11:35 AM Support #1060: Longitudinal weights to reflect UK population
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
04:02 PM Support #1059 (Feedback): the variable in BHPS "drinking"
Dear Yuting,
As my colleague suggested on your previous issue #1028, you can look for variables in the online docu...
Stephanie Auty

09/18/2018

02:40 PM Support #1060 (Resolved): Longitudinal weights to reflect UK population
Hi,
I am trying to use the BHPS sample to undertake longitudinal analysis on employment questions. To weight the d...
Pierre Baustert
11:56 AM Support #1042: usage of social welfare services
Hi Stephanie!
Thank you ever so much for your help. These information are very helpful.
All my best wishes,
...
Yanan Zhang

09/17/2018

04:23 PM Support #1059 (Resolved): the variable in BHPS "drinking"
Dear Office,
I want to use the variable like "smoking", "drinking" for measure a person's health-related behaviour...
Yuting Deng

09/14/2018

11:45 AM Support #1049: Scottish Education Data Linkage
That's great, thanks very much for the update. Best, Sarah Sarah Stopforth
11:35 AM Support #1049 (Feedback): Scottish Education Data Linkage
Dear Sarah,
Our current estimate for this data being made available is in 3-4 months' time. Please be aware that s...
Stephanie Auty
11:32 AM Support #1042 (Feedback): usage of social welfare services
Dear Yanan,
The page you linked to shows that these variables were not collected in Understanding Society. There a...
Stephanie Auty
11:12 AM Support #218 (Resolved): Use of health and welfare services in USoC
Dear Yanan,
As the answer to this question has changed since it was asked, I will reply on your new post, issue #1...
Stephanie Auty

09/13/2018

09:50 AM Support #1021: Household weighting for longitudinal analysis
Dear Olena,
Thank you for the clarification.
I have one more question related to weights. In the User Manual it...
Ante B

09/12/2018

01:22 PM Support #1049 (In Progress): Scottish Education Data Linkage
Stephanie Auty
12:14 PM Support #1049 (Resolved): Scottish Education Data Linkage
Dear Support Team,
I was wondering when the linked UKHLS - Scottish Education Data might be released/available for...
Sarah Stopforth
12:15 PM Support #1021 (Feedback): Household weighting for longitudinal analysis
Stephanie Auty
12:05 PM Support #1021: Household weighting for longitudinal analysis
Dear Ante,
1) You can use household weight if you have information for everyone in the household (if the informati...
Olena Kaminska
12:14 PM Support #1047 (Feedback): Weights
Stephanie Auty
11:41 AM Support #1047: Weights
Yulia,
We do not provide longitudinal weights for youth self-completion because there is no child that participate...
Olena Kaminska
11:57 AM Support #1008: Creating longitudinal weights
Joe,
I see the problem you are facing and I see the reasoning behind it. I will make two further suggestions:
1. ...
Olena Kaminska

09/11/2018

05:26 PM Support #1027 (Feedback): Pregnancy status
Dear Lydia,
There is a variable available in Waves 14 and 16 of BHPS, bw_hlpreg, which you could use, but there ar...
Stephanie Auty
04:57 PM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Dear Joseph,
I just wanted to add that we run a training course here at Essex and online, which could be helpful f...
Stephanie Auty
02:35 PM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Thank you Gundi,
I will let you know how I get on with the merging, your input and explanations have been invaluab...
Joseph Williams
01:57 PM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Why not just try and see! If it does not work out as a 1:1 match, it may be useful to think again about which variabl... Gundi Knies
01:39 PM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Dear Gundi,
Thank you again for all your help in this matter, my research question is based on a child-mother-fath...
Joseph Williams
01:31 PM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Hi Joseph,
to decide which cases to keep you need to understand who the mismatches on _mnpid on b_youth and pidp on ...
Gundi Knies
12:26 PM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Hi Gundi,
I also had a question about the ethnic minority boost sample, how would one go about removing this samp...
Joseph Williams
12:07 PM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Hi Gundi,
Thank you for the explanation, I believe i have now been able to merge the data successfully using the f...
Joseph Williams
11:17 AM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Joseph,
that is fine - the data structure is a bit complex.
Remember, that your dataset is now at the level of a...
Gundi Knies
10:24 AM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Hi Gundi,
I tried renaming the variables, but seem to come out with the same outcome. Please see below the code I ...
Joseph Williams
09:55 AM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Hi Joseph,
the suggestion is to rename all child-level variables of interest, including the child's pidp, so they ar...
Gundi Knies
09:34 AM Support #1044: Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Dear Gundi,
Thank you for the speedy response, following the instructions I tried to merge the data, but I am unsu...
Joseph Williams
09:04 AM Support #1044 (Feedback): Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Dear Joseph,
please see this query. It has a step-by-step guide on how to link info child records with their mother'...
Gundi Knies
04:52 PM Support #1046 (Feedback): Wave 8
Dear Per-Ola,
Yes, the Wave 8 data is still scheduled for release in November.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
01:23 PM Support #1046 (Resolved): Wave 8
Could you please inform me whether wave 8 will be released i november as planned?
Yours sincerely
Per-Ola Sundin
Per-Ola Sundin
04:44 PM Support #1030 (Feedback): how to incorporate the ISCO-88 into the regression in STATA
Dear Yuting,
It seems that your question relates to how to build your analysis model. Our remit at the User Forum ...
Stephanie Auty
01:36 PM Support #1047 (Feedback): Weights
Dear Support Team,
I am emailing you because I am trying to understand how the weights should be applied for my fi...
Yuliya Kazakova
11:05 AM Support #1043 (In Progress): Seaming effects
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
11:04 AM Support #1042 (In Progress): usage of social welfare services
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
11:03 AM Support #1038 (In Progress): Imputations for savings, investment, debts and housing value
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

09/10/2018

11:38 PM Support #1044 (Resolved): Merging children to parents in Wave 2 of Understanding Society survery
Hi,
I am very new to Stata and I have been trying without success to merge young children to their parents using i...
Joseph Williams
02:25 PM Support #1043 (Resolved): Seaming effects
Dear US Support,
I noticed that there are often "seaming effects"
when merging BHPS and UKHLS. For instance, thi...
Lydia Palumbo
12:27 PM Support #1042 (Resolved): usage of social welfare services
Hi,
Please see the link below: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentatio...
Yanan Zhang

09/07/2018

05:42 PM Support #218 (In Progress): Use of health and welfare services in USoC
Stephanie Auty
03:20 PM Support #218: Use of health and welfare services in USoC
Hi, I have the same concerns. Do you get any answer about it? Yanan Zhang
11:17 AM Support #1038 (Resolved): Imputations for savings, investment, debts and housing value
Dear support team, I am interested in net worth which I derive from the variables savings, investments, debts (bhps w... Nora Müller
11:12 AM Support #1021: Household weighting for longitudinal analysis
Dear Ante,
Apologies for the slow response to this issue. Our weighting team have been on annual leave and will re...
Stephanie Auty
 

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