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From 03/05/2019 to 04/03/2019

04/03/2019

08:40 AM Support #1180 (Feedback): BHPS + US harmonized measure of mental well-being
Dear all,
I would like to know your opinion about the following issue: I am working with all the waves of BHPS + US...
Giorgio Piccitto

04/02/2019

02:26 PM Support #1144 (Resolved): Matrix of variables vs waves
Stephanie Auty
02:25 PM Support #1179 (Feedback): EQ-5D-5L
Dear Erica,
These questions have been included in Wave 11 of the Innovation Panel, but are not yet part of our mai...
Stephanie Auty
12:28 PM Support #1167: Linking Understanding Society and HESA data
Dear Inga,
I'm sorry, the data is not available now and we cannot give an expected date at the moment. We will let...
Stephanie Auty
10:09 AM Support #1177: Birth order for all natural children ever had by a mother
Thanks for clarifying this! Chiara Pastore

04/01/2019

07:18 PM Support #1174 (Feedback): Creating reliable fertility history variables - UKHLS waves 1-8
The variable ch1bm_dv ch1by_dv in xwavedat show the month and year of birth of first child (note: ch1bm_dv variable ... Alita Nandi
07:13 PM Support #1177 (Feedback): Birth order for all natural children ever had by a mother
Each row in this file is uniquely identified by A_HIDP A_PNO A_CHILDNO. The variables A_HIDP A_PNO identify the paren... Alita Nandi
06:47 PM Support #1179 (In Progress): EQ-5D-5L
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
01:56 PM Support #1179 (Feedback): EQ-5D-5L
Is the health variable EQ-5D-5L available is USOC data, or can it maybe be calculated using other variables in the da... erica holt-white
06:43 PM Support #1178 (Feedback): Income
Dear Amandeep,
There is not one variable which tells you gross hourly pay, but you could calculate it yourself usi...
Stephanie Auty
01:24 PM Support #1178 (Feedback): Income
Hi, is there an income on gross hourly pay? I could not find one on the mainstage user guide.
Thanks
Amandeep Dhillon
03:49 PM Support #1169: Micro-level locational data
Dear Olayiwola Oladiran,
Apologies, I have been told that the information in this document: http://doc.ukdataservi...
Stephanie Auty
02:57 PM Support #1175: Can the cross-sectional self-completion interview weight variable be used to estimate the real population distribution at the Local Authority level?
Dear Jing Shen,
Thank you for your question. This question is rather a statistical one, and I can only answer abou...
Olena Kaminska
02:43 PM Support #1168 (Resolved): Selecting correct weighting
Stephanie Auty
02:38 PM Support #1142 (Feedback): Identifying unemployment spells
Dear Lewis,
Apologies for the delay in responding.
Yes, this is the reason for the change in wording. When the ...
Stephanie Auty

03/31/2019

03:31 PM Support #1177 (In Progress): Birth order for all natural children ever had by a mother
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
03:30 PM Support #1174 (In Progress): Creating reliable fertility history variables - UKHLS waves 1-8
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
03:29 PM Support #1175 (In Progress): Can the cross-sectional self-completion interview weight variable be used to estimate the real population distribution at the Local Authority level?
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
03:26 PM Support #1176 (Feedback): Merging a set of variables to wave 1
INSTEAD OF
use filename, clear
USE
use var1 var2 using filename, clear
This only extracts var1 var2 iste...
Alita Nandi

03/29/2019

12:34 PM Support #1176: Merging a set of variables to wave 1
(p.s this is using stata) erica holt-white
12:08 PM Support #1176 (Feedback): Merging a set of variables to wave 1
Hi there,
Thank you for previously helping me with merging USOC waves.
Unfortunately, my work PC does not allow me ...
erica holt-white
12:10 PM Support #1177 (Feedback): Birth order for all natural children ever had by a mother
Dear User support team,
I would like to have a birth order variable for all natural children observed for a given ...
Chiara Pastore

03/28/2019

04:56 PM Support #1175 (Feedback): Can the cross-sectional self-completion interview weight variable be used to estimate the real population distribution at the Local Authority level?
We're currenlty working on a study, for which we need to know the percentage of each religous group in every LA unit.... Jing Shen
09:35 AM Support #1162: Month of Sample Issue
Liam,
Just to add to the above:
I can confirm that the allocation of GPS PSUs to sample month was random - spec...
Peter Lynn

03/27/2019

11:50 PM Support #1174 (Feedback): Creating reliable fertility history variables - UKHLS waves 1-8
Dear UKHLS team
I have had a look at the existing FAQs but haven't been able to find a response, but please let me...
fabiana macor
03:44 PM Support #1111: Data discepancy? Tenure_dv and movdir / plnew
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Chris,
>
> We have some team members looking into this issue and will update you whe...
Chris Foye
02:29 PM Support #1172 (Resolved): seeming errors in fnspid and mnspid variables
Alita Nandi
01:24 PM Support #1172: seeming errors in fnspid and mnspid variables
Alita Nandi wrote:
> USE
>
> egen long fpidp=max(fnspid), by (pidp)
>
> INSTEAD OF
>
> egen fpidp=max(fnspi...
Katy Morris
10:44 AM Support #1172 (In Progress): seeming errors in fnspid and mnspid variables
USE
egen long fpidp=max(fnspid), by (pidp)
INSTEAD OF
egen fpidp=max(fnspid), by (pidp)
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi
02:24 PM Support #1171: How to match information of any two household members across waves
Following on from our discussion now here is the syntax file. Alita Nandi
12:58 PM Support #1171: How to match information of any two household members across waves
Dear Alita,
thanks for your prompt reply. You write:
When matching for each wave separately (as shown in the ex...
Nico Ochmann
10:31 AM Support #1171: How to match information of any two household members across waves
Stephanie now handles this forum and I am responding as she is away :)
When matching for each wave separately (as ...
Alita Nandi
02:21 PM Support #1168: Selecting correct weighting
Thanks Olena! Ningqian Yang
02:18 PM Support #1168: Selecting correct weighting
Ningqian,
Yes, the h_psnenui_xw will be the correct weight for the combination of child and hhresp datasets.
...
Olena Kaminska
12:58 PM Support #1168: Selecting correct weighting
Dear Olena,
Thanks a lot for your answer.
May I ask what if I only use hhresp and h-child in the analysis? Whic...
Ningqian Yang
10:59 AM Support #1168: Selecting correct weighting
Dear Ningqian,
Thank you for your clarification. Your weight will depend on the datasets you use. When you use hhr...
Olena Kaminska
10:32 AM Support #1168 (In Progress): Selecting correct weighting
Alita Nandi
10:10 AM Support #1168: Selecting correct weighting
Dear Olena,
Thanks for your kind answer.
Sorry for not having provided enough information in my questions. For ...
Ningqian Yang
12:01 PM Support #1173: Clustering
Alita Nandi wrote:
> If you use a pooled cross-sectional set up then there will be more than one observation for som...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
11:57 AM Support #1173: Clustering
If you use a pooled cross-sectional set up then there will be more than one observation for some individuals and so t... Alita Nandi
11:49 AM Support #1173: Clustering
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Please provide some more information about your analysis.
>
> We can say that ...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
11:41 AM Support #1173 (Feedback): Clustering
Hello,
Please provide some more information about your analysis.
We can say that the data is clustered and stra...
Alita Nandi
11:21 AM Support #1173 (Feedback): Clustering
I am trying to run some analysis using individual and household characteristics and having to deal with clustering is... OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
11:56 AM Support #1162: Month of Sample Issue
Liam,
Thank you for contacting us. Yes, your question is very interesting. The differences observed are very likel...
Olena Kaminska
11:42 AM Support #1124 (Resolved): A binary variable for children under the age of 7 in a given household
Alita Nandi
11:16 AM Support #1038 (Resolved): Imputations for savings, investment, debts and housing value
Alita Nandi

03/26/2019

05:19 PM Support #1172 (Resolved): seeming errors in fnspid and mnspid variables
Hello,
I am trying to match parents and children in UKHLS (using via pidp, fnspid and mnspid variables) and obtai...
Katy Morris
11:45 AM Support #1168: Selecting correct weighting
Dear Ningqian,
Thank you for your question. I don't have enough details about your analysis, but it sounds to be t...
Olena Kaminska

03/25/2019

12:05 PM Support #1171: How to match information of any two household members across waves
Dear Alita,
have not heard from you in a while, but Stephanie was very helpful too.
Both the 28K and 19K are wa...
Nico Ochmann
10:11 AM Support #1171 (In Progress): How to match information of any two household members across waves
Hi Nico,
Yes, you can replicate this matching excercise for each wave. You could do this excercise for each wave a...
Alita Nandi

03/24/2019

01:42 PM Support #1162: Month of Sample Issue
Hi Stephanie,
Thanks for the response.
I'm surprised by the answer as I find differences in (Wave 1) region of ...
Liam Wright

03/23/2019

03:56 PM Support #1171 (Resolved): How to match information of any two household members across waves
Dear Stephanie,
the handout to the question about matching info of any two hh members states that I quote: "In this...
Nico Ochmann

03/22/2019

08:39 PM Support #1170 (Feedback): Self reported health
Dear Erica,
You can access our data on the UK Data Service website, here: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacat...
Stephanie Auty
04:27 PM Support #1170 (Feedback): Self reported health
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing to inquire about self-reported health prevalence data (i.e variable scsf1 ), Is a da...
erica holt-white
07:58 AM Support #1166: Material deprivation response categories
Thank you so much for your quick reply, Stephanie! This is very helpful.
Kind Regards,
Christina
Christina Nascimento

03/21/2019

10:16 PM Support #1169: Micro-level locational data
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN wrote:
> Hello,
>
> How can I access more micro-level locational information? I know there i...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
09:43 PM Support #1169 (Feedback): Micro-level locational data
Dear Olayiwola Oladiran,
The geographical data available with Special Licence access are listed here: https://www....
Stephanie Auty
06:25 PM Support #1169 (Feedback): Micro-level locational data
Hello,
How can I access more micro-level locational information? I know there is the regional level data on the l...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
09:46 PM Support #1078: Marital change
Dear Lydia, Ashley and Lewis,
We apologise for the delay in releasing this data. In April we should be able to giv...
Stephanie Auty
03:46 PM Support #1168 (Resolved): Selecting correct weighting
Hi,
We are now conducting a housing research regarding the following three questions:
1. Comparison of the propor...
Ningqian Yang
12:33 PM Support #1165: Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
Dear Olena,
Once again, thanks very much for your help. I may get in touch again later on if I have queries about ...
Sergio Salis
12:10 PM Support #1165 (Feedback): Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
Stephanie Auty
11:55 AM Support #1165: Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
Dear Sergio,
I can confirm that everything you said is correct, except for the point 7 - we currently do not have ...
Olena Kaminska
11:12 AM Support #1165: Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) 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
09:05 AM Support #1165 (Feedback): Identifying the correct weights for analysis of Understanding Society (USoc) data
Good morning,
First of all, thanks for patiently discussing this issue with me yesterday. Your advice was indeed v...
Sergio Salis
12:10 PM Support #1166 (Feedback): Material deprivation response categories
Dear Christina,
We don't have any more information on why individuals may choose this response option, and it is u...
Stephanie Auty
11:19 AM Support #1166 (In Progress): Material deprivation response categories
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
10:09 AM Support #1166 (Feedback): Material deprivation response categories
Hello,
I am conducting some research using the material deprivation items included in the UKHLS. In particular, I ...
Christina Nascimento
11:24 AM Support #1167 (In Progress): Linking Understanding Society and HESA 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
10:13 AM Support #1167 (In Progress): Linking Understanding Society and HESA data
Hi,
Could you please let me know what the predicted date of completion of the linking of Understanding Society and...
Inga Steinberg

03/20/2019

05:58 PM Support #1121 (Feedback): Variable "plbornc" vs "plbornc_all
Stephanie Auty
05:50 PM Support #1143 (Feedback): Derived interview and demographic characteristics
Dear Nurfatima Jandarova,
Apologies for the delay in responding to the remaining part of this question.
The sam...
Stephanie Auty
05:38 PM Support #1146 (Feedback): Understanding Society Wave 8 Interview dates/times data
Dear Olga,
This appears to be an error in the data as delivered to us. Thank you for bringing it to our attention....
Stephanie Auty
05:13 PM Support #1152 (Feedback): Coding of x_jbxpcha in Waves 6 and 8
Dear Nhlanhla,
Thanks for explaining.
We don't have any more information about why people may choose that optio...
Stephanie Auty
02:33 PM Support #1164 (Feedback): job classification
Dear Michela,
w_jbsoc10 will only be populated for individuals who have changed their job since we introduced codi...
Stephanie Auty

03/19/2019

09:58 PM Support #1164 (Feedback): job classification
Dear support team,
I am using wave 3 to construct measures of over/under education by occupation. I would like to us...
Michela Vecchi
05:27 PM Help-desk hour every Wednesday 2-3pm
h2. Have a question about using Understanding Society? Discuss it directly with our User Support team during the onli... Stephanie Auty
02:49 PM Support #1162 (Feedback): Month of Sample Issue
Dear Liam,
Households were assigned randomly to sample months, apart from BHPS and NI sample members. The BHPS sam...
Stephanie Auty
01:22 PM Support #1078: Marital change
Dear Stephanie,
Sorry to jump in with the same question as above - but are you able to give any indication of when...
Lewis Anderson

03/18/2019

11:48 AM Support #1162 (In Progress): Month of Sample Issue
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
11:47 AM Support #1156 (Feedback): Fertility History and birth events
Dear Maddalena,
Please use the egoalt files for this.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty

03/15/2019

12:34 PM Support #1162 (Feedback): Month of Sample Issue
Hi,
I'm interested in what specifically determined the month of sample issue in the General Population Sample. I l...
Liam Wright
11:53 AM Support #1155: What variables to use to construct hourly gross labor wage that accounts for overtime
Thanks a lot Stephanie.
Have a great weekend.
Nico
Nico Ochmann
10:22 AM Support #1155 (Feedback): What variables to use to construct hourly gross labor wage that accounts for overtime
Dear Nico,
w_paygu_dv includes overtime if the individual usually receives overtime pay.
You can find out wheth...
Stephanie Auty
10:42 AM Support #1151: Carrying forward variables across waves, creating 'how long lived at address' variable
Dear Natasha,
Just to add, the month and year of moving are recorded in w_plnowm and w_plnowy4.
Best wishes,
S...
Stephanie Auty
10:39 AM Support #1151 (Feedback): Carrying forward variables across waves, creating 'how long lived at address' variable
Dear Natasha,
w_mvyr is only asked of new entrants, which you can see from the Universe in the online documentatio...
Stephanie Auty
10:18 AM Support #1158 (Feedback): On variables in entrepreneurship studies
Dear Daniel,
I think you will find our Index Terms page useful: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentati...
Stephanie Auty

03/14/2019

05:35 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Thanks a lot Stephanie. I have written to the principal investigator as you suggested because unfortunately the gende... Maddalena Ronchi
04:44 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Dear Maddalena,
The dataset British Household Panel Survey Consolidated Marital, Cohabitation and Fertility Histor...
Stephanie Auty
03:02 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Hi Stephanie,
Any news about my question? I'd be happy to just replicate the startegy suggested by the BHPS - if a...
Maddalena Ronchi
01:24 PM Support #1161 (Feedback): Medication query
Dear Luke,
You can find the exact wording of all of the questions in the nurse visit by reading the questionnaire,...
Stephanie Auty
09:37 AM Support #1161 (Feedback): Medication query
Hello,
In the nurse visit a question is asked as to whether the respondent was ‘taking or using any medicines, pil...
Luke Barry
01:22 PM Support #1160 (Feedback): sample size - households in NI in latest wave
Dear Gillian,
The number of responses for Northern Ireland are:
Households (hh questionnaire completed): 1382 (W8...
Stephanie Auty
01:20 PM Support #1159 (Resolved): Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Stephanie Auty

03/13/2019

04:30 PM Support #1159: Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Dear Olena,
Sounds good. Many thanks again.
Luca
Luca Bernardi
04:26 PM Support #1159: Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Luca,
Yes, the weight is correct, and it should come from the last wave that you use in your analysis. Note, 'ub_l...
Olena Kaminska
01:39 PM Support #1159: Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Dear Olena,
Many thanks for replying so quickly. That's very helpful. If I understand correctly, since I am using ...
Luca Bernardi
12:01 PM Support #1159: Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Luca,
Thank you for your question.
If you are interested in estimates in a particular time point - you should us...
Olena Kaminska
11:33 AM Support #1159 (Resolved): Weights for cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Dear Understanding Society Support Team,
I am using data from adult main interviews from all waves. I am estimatin...
Luca Bernardi
03:15 PM Support #1160 (Feedback): sample size - households in NI in latest wave
I would like to know how many households are represented in the most recent wave (full year) for Northern Ireland. I ... gillian young

03/12/2019

06:15 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Thank you very much Stephanie and sorry for uploading the file, it won't happen again now that I know I shouldn't do ... Maddalena Ronchi

03/08/2019

06:06 PM Support #1152: Coding of x_jbxpcha in Waves 6 and 8
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for the response, I think I was not quite clear with my question. The issue I had was wh...
Nhlanhla Ndebele
04:31 PM Support #1152: Coding of x_jbxpcha in Waves 6 and 8
Dear Nhlanhla Ndebele,
Please can you tell me in which wave you found this problem? I have looked at Waves 6 and 8...
Stephanie Auty
04:38 PM Support #1154 (Feedback): Pay
Dear Amandeep,
There is information on income estimation in section 3.4.3 of the Mainstage User Guide which you ca...
Stephanie Auty
12:48 PM Support #1154 (In Progress): Pay
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
04:22 PM Support #1142: Identifying unemployment spells
Dear Lewis,
We are currently investigating this issue.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
04:21 PM Support #1146: Understanding Society Wave 8 Interview dates/times data
Dear Olga,
We are currently investigating this issue.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
04:20 PM Support #1157 (Feedback): Missing variable: a_nbrsnci_dv (Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument)
Dear Mike,
I see these variables in my copy of the a_indresp, c_indresp and f_indresp. Please try re-downloading t...
Stephanie Auty
12:59 PM Support #1157 (In Progress): Missing variable: a_nbrsnci_dv (Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument)
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
12:59 PM Support #1158 (In Progress): On variables in entrepreneurship studies
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
03:54 AM Support #1158 (Feedback): On variables in entrepreneurship studies
I'm currently researching on self employment among ethnic minorities in the UK and I'm wondering if you have got a gu... Daniel Okoli
12:55 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
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
12:49 PM Support #1155 (In Progress): What variables to use to construct hourly gross labor wage that accounts for overtime
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

03/07/2019

07:29 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
Also, there are opposite cases with respect to the one highlighted above, i.e. cases in which a supposedly natural ch... Maddalena Ronchi

03/06/2019

05:29 PM Support #1156: Fertility History and birth events
I'd like to raise an extra point: there some instances in which the number of children computed in bchildnt.dta do no... Maddalena Ronchi
01:02 PM Support #1156 (Feedback): Fertility History and birth events
I have a couple of questions regarding how to buid fertility hisotires and birth events for individuals in the BHPS. ... Maddalena Ronchi
01:06 PM Support #1157 (Feedback): Missing variable: a_nbrsnci_dv (Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument)
I'm hoping to use the variables "a_nbrsnci_dv" (Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument), c_nbrsnci_dv and f_nbrs... Mike Thomas
10:58 AM Support #1155 (Feedback): What variables to use to construct hourly gross labor wage that accounts for overtime
Hello Stephanie,
I want to construct hourly wages with w_paygu_dv which I assume include payments for overtime pe...
Nico Ochmann

03/05/2019

01:54 PM Support #1154 (Feedback): Pay
Hi!
I am currently researching ethnic pay gaps using the Understanding Society data set.
Initially I was using ...
Amandeep Dhillon
 

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