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From 03/20/2019 to 04/18/2019

04/18/2019

01:01 PM Support #1181: Merging general health variables
Dear Erica,
Our Policy Unit (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/research/policy) are interested in contacting ...
Stephanie Auty

04/17/2019

05:57 PM Support #1183 (Feedback): Discrepancies in the distribution of religion between US and UK Census
Hello Jing Shen,
The Census question and the Understanding Society questions are slightly different.

In the 2...
Alita Nandi
10:19 AM Support #1185: Linking all waves of BHPS and UKHLS: Inconsistencies?
Thank you Alita!
This is very helpful as I was mostly wondering whether I did something wrong in the matching proces...
Nicole Schwitter
10:02 AM Support #1185: Linking all waves of BHPS and UKHLS: Inconsistencies?
Also, sex_dv is only available for the 8 UKHLS waves and it does not have the same problem, that is, there is a valid... Alita Nandi
09:40 AM Support #1185 (Feedback): Linking all waves of BHPS and UKHLS: Inconsistencies?
Hi Nicole,
Without looking at your code I cannot comment but I can say that when I appended 25 waves I too find si...
Alita Nandi

04/16/2019

11:38 PM Support #1185 (Feedback): Linking all waves of BHPS and UKHLS: Inconsistencies?
Hello,
I've merged all the waves of the BHPS and Understanding Society into one master data file in the long-forma...
Nicole Schwitter

04/12/2019

04:33 PM Support #1183 (In Progress): Discrepancies in the distribution of religion between US and UK Census
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
03:43 PM Support #1184: informal care receipt in wave 7
>> In that case do the data team correct RELATIONSHIP_DV based on a respondents answers to other questions in the sur... Alita Nandi
12:37 PM Support #1184: informal care receipt in wave 7
Hi Alita,
Thankyou for looking into this so quickly.
In that case do the data team correct RELATIONSHIP_DV base...
Sean Urwin
12:16 PM Support #1184 (In Progress): informal care receipt in wave 7
Hello Sean,
I have looked into this and identified these discrepancies that you have mentioned.
The relationsh...
Alita Nandi

04/11/2019

01:41 PM Support #1184 (In Progress): informal care receipt in wave 7
Hi,
I am currently using the information regarding informal care receipt in the social care module of wave 7.
T...
Sean Urwin
12:58 PM Support #1183 (Resolved): Discrepancies in the distribution of religion between US and UK Census
I'm currently working on religious variables in Understanding Society, and have found that the distribution of religi... Jing Shen
12:53 PM Support #1089: Does the data collection procedure of US fit the rule of randomization?
Thank you very much. This is very helpful! Jing Shen

04/09/2019

04:10 PM Support #1162: Month of Sample Issue
Hi Olena and Peter,
Thank you for these replies. These are very helpful.
Best wishes,
Liam
Liam Wright

04/08/2019

11:19 AM Support #1182: Pooling data for analysis by calendar year
Dear Rebecca,
Thank you for your question. No, your suggestion will not work. You should base your calendar year o...
Olena Kaminska
09:47 AM Support #1182 (In Progress): Pooling data for analysis by calendar year
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

04/07/2019

12:07 PM Support #1171: How to match information of any two household members across waves
Sorry for the late reply Alita,
if you add to your code above the following line: rename sp_`w'_* sp_* , then eve...
Nico Ochmann
09:35 AM Support #1182 (Feedback): Pooling data for analysis by calendar year
I am trying to get to the mean of certain variables for each calendar year and I am uncertain about rescaling weights... Rebecca Benson

04/05/2019

11:40 PM Support #1181 (In Progress): Merging general health variables
Dear Erica,
There could be unmatched cases because not every individual responds in every wave, but I would need m...
Stephanie Auty
12:19 PM Support #1181 (In Progress): Merging general health variables
Hi there,
after merging data using variables related to general health (such as scsf1) there seems to be many unmatc...
erica holt-white
11:34 PM Support #1180 (Feedback): BHPS + US harmonized measure of mental well-being
Dear Giorgio,
You can look at the index terms pages for health: subjective wellbeing (https://www.understandingsoc...
Stephanie Auty

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 (In Progress): 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 (In Progress): 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
 

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