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From 01/15/2019 to 02/13/2019

02/13/2019

06:17 PM Support #1131: Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
Dear Ashley,
All of the variables and data files from BHPS have a bw_ prefix in the harmonised data, that is how w...
Stephanie Auty
06:11 PM Support #1136 (Resolved): IVSTAT2
Stephanie Auty
05:26 PM Support #1145 (In Progress): disdif and health 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
03:42 PM Support #1145 (Feedback): disdif and health variables
Hi, I am currently using the disdif1-12 variables which are supposedly filtered through the health variable. However,... Lea Samek
05:25 PM Support #1144 (In Progress): Matrix of variables vs waves
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
12:18 PM Support #1144 (Feedback): Matrix of variables vs waves
Hello!
I am wondering if there is a matrix available somewhere of all the variables that ever appear in any wave o...
Nurfatima Jandarova
05:24 PM Support #1143 (In Progress): Derived interview and demographic characteristics
Stephanie Auty
05:24 PM Support #1142 (In Progress): Identifying unemployment spells
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
05:23 PM Support #1141 (Feedback): Weighting
Stephanie Auty
04:11 PM New Understanding Society help-desk hour
Have a question about using Understanding Society? Discuss it directly with our User Support team during the online h... Stephanie Auty

02/12/2019

07:43 PM Support #1143 (Feedback): Derived interview and demographic characteristics
Hello!
I am unable to understand the derivations of several variables:
* *w_intdaty_dv*, *w_intdatm_dv*, *w_int...
Nurfatima Jandarova
07:02 PM Support #1139: Polytechnic vs university degree
Could I also ask additional questions?
# Is the BHPS variable ...
Nurfatima Jandarova
12:39 PM Support #1139: Polytechnic vs university degree
Dear Andrea Ichino and Nurfatima Jandarova,
Ok, I will discuss what we can do with the team and get back to you.
...
Stephanie Auty
09:23 AM Support #1139: Polytechnic vs university degree
Dear Stephanie,
It would be most helpful if you could tell us about conditions of access to this information.
T...
Nurfatima Jandarova
05:50 PM Support #1142 (In Progress): Identifying unemployment spells
Dear Understanding Society team,
I am trying to identify unemployment spells (and in particular job losses, i.e. m...
Lewis Anderson

02/11/2019

06:22 PM Support #1139: Polytechnic vs university degree
Dear Andrea Ichino and Nurfatima Jandarova,
We don't collect data on the type of university attended. At Wave 5 we...
Stephanie Auty
04:22 PM Support #1141: Weighting
Freya,
Yes, svy command is better suited for your purpose. This style of svyset command may be better, and also in...
Olena Kaminska
04:06 PM Support #1141: Weighting
Dear Olena
Many thanks for your very helpful email. I have a follow-on question which relates to how I use the chos...
Freya Cook
11:48 AM Support #1141: Weighting
Dear Freya,
Thank you for your question. I am not sure how long back you are looking at. But overall, you are righ...
Olena Kaminska
10:44 AM Support #1141: Weighting
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
10:40 AM Support #1141 (Feedback): Weighting
Hi,
I am currently working on a project looking at financial security, I am looking at the variable _finnow in ever...
Freya Cook
10:43 AM Support #1140 (In Progress): Mistake between ba_jbstat_bh ba_jbstat in Wave 1 of BHPS
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
10:33 AM Support #1140 (In Progress): Mistake between ba_jbstat_bh ba_jbstat in Wave 1 of BHPS
Hello,
I'm using the harmonized BHPS and UKHLS datasets from the UK Data Service.
I've noticed that the variabl...
Liam Wright

02/08/2019

02:40 PM Support #1136: IVSTAT2
Thank you!
Luckily, I was able to sort it out.
I thought it was referred to the respondent file (indresp) and di...
Lydia Palumbo
12:55 PM Support #1136 (Feedback): IVSTAT2
Dear Lydia,
What information are you looking for from these variables? If it is first wave enumerated or first wav...
Stephanie Auty
12:51 PM Support #1138 (Feedback): fihhmnnet1_dv
Dear Camille,
Some of the values of fihhmnnet1_dv may be negative, but I do not see any missing values in the data...
Stephanie Auty
11:17 AM Support #1138 (In Progress): fihhmnnet1_dv
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
12:41 PM Support #1132: Non-biological children in cohabitation
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Ashley,
>
> The questions on which the data in the files you mention are asked of th...
Ashley Burdett
11:21 AM Support #1139 (In Progress): Polytechnic vs university degree
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
11:17 AM Support #1137 (In Progress): Field of Study 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

02/06/2019

04:15 PM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Stephanie,
I do have a follow-up question. An easy one I must admit, but I could not find anything in the us...
Nico Ochmann
12:34 PM Support #1139 (Feedback): Polytechnic vs university degree
We would like to use the Understanding Society data to study educational choices in the UK population.

As you pro...
Nurfatima Jandarova

02/05/2019

08:06 PM Support #1138 (Feedback): fihhmnnet1_dv
Hi,
I have noticed this variable is missing for some household for wave 1 to wave 8. However I do not manage to kno...
Camille Portier
03:02 PM Support #1137 (Feedback): Field of Study Variable
Hi,
I have noticed that Understanding Society does not contain a variable capturing what field/subject people hav...
Inga Steinberg

02/04/2019

05:07 PM Support #1135 (Feedback): Wave 8 - Vote 8 - Northern Ireland
Dear Frida,
The Northern Ireland sample are part of the first year of fieldwork and so they were almost all interv...
Stephanie Auty
04:59 PM Support #1133: Measures of inequality?
Dear Luke,
What kind of inequality are you interested in? Many aspects of inequality can be investigated through t...
Stephanie Auty
04:48 PM Support #1132 (Feedback): Non-biological children in cohabitation
Dear Ashley,
The questions on which the data in the files you mention are asked of those respondents who identify ...
Stephanie Auty

02/03/2019

04:51 PM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Stephanie,
thanks for your help once again. I will have a look.
Best wishes.
Nico
Nico Ochmann

02/01/2019

03:38 PM Support #1130 (Feedback): risk items innovation sample waves 6 and 7
Dear Rui,
The fieldwork agency changed between IP6 and IP7 and as a result in IP6 respondents entered a number fro...
Stephanie Auty
03:26 PM Support #1127 (Feedback): Determing end date of cohabitation spell
Dear Barbara,
Apologies for the delay in responding to your question.
You are correct that the date of the end ...
Stephanie Auty
09:54 AM Support #1129 (Feedback): fimnlabgrs
Dear Lydia,
There are no missing values in w_fimnlabgrs_dv in the UKHLS datasets because any missing data is imput...
Stephanie Auty

01/31/2019

03:44 PM Support #1128 (Feedback): How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Nico,
Before that line of code (i.e., bysort hidp partnum: drop if (sex==1 & _n==2) | (sex==1 & _n==1)), you ...
Stephanie Auty

01/29/2019

05:42 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Frida,
Yes, I can assure you that you can represent Northern Ireland as an individual country using our weights.
...
Olena Kaminska
02:27 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Hi Olena,
Thank you for this. However, I am still wondering whether I can use the weights to represent Northern I...
Frida Bowe

01/28/2019

02:41 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Frida,
Yes, this is correct. Since 2001 we had 3 boosts: GPS+EMBOOST in 2007-2008, and IEMB in 2013-2014. For thes...
Olena Kaminska
12:02 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Hi Olena,
I am still slightly confused whether the w_indin01_lw weights are the correct weights for analysing the ...
Frida Bowe
12:12 PM Support #1136 (In Progress): IVSTAT2
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

01/25/2019

03:58 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Frida,
Yes sorry, w_indin01_lw is good if you are using information from the main questionnaire.
Olena
Olena Kaminska

01/24/2019

05:00 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Hi Olena,
I am sorry, slightly confused as can’t find the w_indall01_lw variable in any of the waves. However, I ...
Frida Bowe
01:11 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Frida,
Can you tell me which type of analysis you are using? If you are looking at people longitudinally you will ...
Olena Kaminska

01/23/2019

07:32 PM Support #1136 (Resolved): IVSTAT2
Dear UKHLS User Support, could you please clarify how to harmonize the variable ivstat2 across the waves of BHPS (fro... Lydia Palumbo

01/22/2019

04:21 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Dear Olena,
Thank you for your help. Unfortunately I am still struggling to figure out what weights to use, with ...
Frida Bowe
02:50 PM Support #1101 (Feedback): Use of social media
Dear Craig,
This variable will be corrected and included in the next data release.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty

01/21/2019

02:25 PM Support #1126 (Feedback): Who owns vehicle
Dear Rafael,
Yes, that's right, this variable was not part of the questionnaire from Wave 4 onwards.
Best wishe...
Stephanie Auty
01:18 PM Support #1135 (In Progress): Wave 8 - Vote 8 - Northern Ireland
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
01:17 PM Support #1134 (Feedback): Weights Northern Ireland
Stephanie Auty
01:16 PM Support #1133 (In Progress): Measures of inequality?
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
01:16 PM Support #1132 (In Progress): Non-biological children in cohabitation
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
01:15 PM Support #1131 (In Progress): Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
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
01:14 PM Support #1130 (In Progress): risk items innovation sample waves 6 and 7
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

01/17/2019

09:21 PM Support #1122: Construction lcoh lcohnpi
I am checking and those who have missing values are the ones that appear as "no union" in the Pronzato's files. Does ... Lydia Palumbo
04:00 PM Support #1134: Weights Northern Ireland
Dear Frida,
UKHLS weights make any subgroup representative, including Northern Ireland. So, just use the weights p...
Olena Kaminska
03:02 PM Support #1134 (Feedback): Weights Northern Ireland
Hi,
I am using the BHPS/UKHLS harmonised data for Northern Ireland longitudinally. What are the appropriate weigh...
Frida Bowe
03:06 PM Support #1135 (Feedback): Wave 8 - Vote 8 - Northern Ireland
Hi,
When analysing the data for Northern Ireland in wave 8, it is clear that for the Vote8 variable 2392 of the r...
Frida Bowe
11:43 AM Support #1133 (In Progress): Measures of inequality?
Hello,
I am working with waves 2 and 3 of understanding society and I was wondering if there is any information on...
Luke Barry

01/16/2019

09:21 PM Support #1122: Construction lcoh lcohnpi
I am not sure it solves the problem, as the lcoh variable in BHPS is not updated with the cohabitation histories.
Lydia Palumbo
04:51 PM Support #1132 (Feedback): Non-biological children in cohabitation
Dear UKHLS support,
Apologies for the multiple posts.
I would like to know if in the retrospective files rega...
Ashley Burdett
10:06 AM Support #1130: risk items innovation sample waves 6 and 7
Please disregard my +second+ point. I've now realized the DOPSERT data have only been collected in wave 7.
Rui Mata
09:46 AM Support #1130 (Feedback): risk items innovation sample waves 6 and 7
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am computing test-retest correlations to assess the temporal stability of risk preference using...
Rui Mata
09:49 AM Support #1131 (In Progress): Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
Dear UKHLS User Support,
I am currently trying to compile complete relationship histories for individuals using th...
Ashley Burdett

01/15/2019

06:16 PM Support #1129 (In Progress): fimnlabgrs
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
06:10 PM Support #1129 (Feedback): fimnlabgrs
Dear UKHLS User Support,
it is quite surprising for me to notice that the missing values (as proxy) of the harmoni...
Lydia Palumbo
 

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