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From 01/24/2019 to 02/22/2019

02/22/2019

04:35 PM Support #1148 (In Progress): Geographic 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
04:34 PM Support #1149 (Feedback): Caregiving
Dear Camille,
Those questions are asked of respondets who say yes to aidxhh, that they care for someone outside th...
Stephanie Auty
04:26 PM Support #1149 (In Progress): Caregiving
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
01:31 PM Support #1150 (Resolved): ypwght (samping (weight)?) appears as a physical characteristic on (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/index/physical-characteristics)
Thank you for making us aware of this issue. We'll pass it on to the team overlooking the index terms.
Cheers,
Gundi
Gundi Knies
01:11 PM Support #1150 (Resolved): ypwght (samping (weight)?) appears as a physical characteristic on (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/index/physical-characteristics)
ypwght appears as a physical characteristic on:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/datas...
Georgios Chrysanthou
10:39 AM Spaces for helpdesk hour still available!
We have extended the date to register for the first helpdesk hour. You can now register up until Tuesday 26th Februar... Stephanie Auty

02/20/2019

10:01 PM Support #1149 (Feedback): Caregiving
Hi,
I am working with the caregiving module and I would like to ask you if partner/spouse for the aidhu1 and aidhu...
Camille Portier
05:53 PM Support #1148 (Feedback): Geographic information
Hello!
Could you please clarify one question about geographically linked data?
For my research project I need i...
Nurfatima Jandarova
03:12 PM Support #1128: How to match husbands and wives in USoc without dropping one or the other
Dear Nico,
That's right, partner includes spouse or cohabiting partner.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
03:10 PM Support #1137 (Feedback): Field of Study Variable
Dear Inga,
No, I'm sorry, this linked data is not yet available.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
03:07 PM Support #1147 (In Progress): Identification of members of household receiving care
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
02:54 PM Support #1147 (Feedback): Identification of members of household receiving care
How can I identify which members of the household are being cared for? For non-residents in the household, the variab... Jose Luis Iparraguirre

02/19/2019

03:07 PM Support #1146 (In Progress): Understanding Society Wave 8 Interview dates/times 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

02/18/2019

10:34 AM Support #1143: Derived interview and demographic characteristics
Thank you very much! This is really helpful.
But what about the derived year of birth and age?
Nurfatima Jandarova

02/17/2019

05:46 PM Support #1142: Identifying unemployment spells
An update - I have an idea as to why there is this discrepancy between bw_njusp and w_nunmpsp_dv, I'd be interested i... Lewis Anderson
05:20 PM Support #1143: Derived interview and demographic characteristics
w_racel_dv: The ethnic group question, w_racel (as well as the versions asked of telephone respondents w_racelt etc) ... Alita Nandi
04:59 PM Support #1131: Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
Yes, you are correct about civil partnership not being asked in the BHPS retrospective marriage histories but grouped... Alita Nandi

02/16/2019

10:00 PM Support #1146 (Feedback): Understanding Society Wave 8 Interview dates/times data
I was trying to obtain the length of interview in h_indresp using the following variables: h_istrtdaty, h_istrtdatm, ... Olga Maslovskaya

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 (Resolved): 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 (Feedback): 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
 

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