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From 05/30/2019 to 06/28/2019

06/28/2019

07:20 AM Support #1206: Data linkage to NHS data
Yes you are right we do have consent to do this linkage but the linkage to English health records is not currently in... Alita Nandi

06/27/2019

05:19 PM Support #1207 (In Progress): Weighting and state benefits
Many thanks for your enquiry.
We have assigned your query regarding weights to our Survey Statistician who will g...
Alita Nandi
04:52 PM Support #1207 (Feedback): Weighting and state benefits
Hi,
I am currently undertaking cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses using both BHPS and US data looking at li...
Marcus McPhillips
03:52 PM Support #1205: self-completion weight wave 7
Dear Gill,
Thank you for pointing this to us. Yes, please use g_indscub_xw weight and disregard the User Guide co...
Olena Kaminska
03:48 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Yes, to both questions. Olena Kaminska
03:29 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi
I think this has gone on to a different topic, to confirm that if I use the n_indpxui_xw weight in SPSS, this ma...
Sarah H
08:07 AM Next Helpdesk Hour on Wednesday 10th July
Note there will be no helpdesk hour next Wednesday 3rd July as we will be at the Understanding Society Scientific Con... Alita Nandi
07:45 AM Support #1206 (In Progress): Data linkage to NHS data
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

06/26/2019

04:45 PM Support #1206 (Feedback): Data linkage to NHS data
Hi,
I am interested in looking at some health related outcomes and possibly mental health related outcomes as part...
Eleanor Temple
07:58 AM Support #1205: self-completion weight wave 7
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

06/25/2019

06:10 PM Support #1205 (Feedback): self-completion weight wave 7
Dear USoc Team
In issue #736 Peter Lynn helpfully explains that the decision not to provide indscub_xw from w5 was...
Gill Weston

06/24/2019

02:48 PM Support #1204: UKHLS zero weight in panel data
Hello,
Don't worry about zero values of weights - as long as you use weights and adjust for clustering and stratif...
Olena Kaminska
09:44 AM Support #1203: Net Income Variable in BHPS
But please note the Jenkins et al net income files only produced net household labour income and not individual level... Alita Nandi
09:40 AM Support #1203 (In Progress): Net Income Variable in BHPS
bW_fimnlabgrs_dv is gross labour income.
bw_fimnlabgrs_dv in the harmonised files is the same as bw_fimnl in the s...
Alita Nandi

06/23/2019

03:42 PM Support #1131: Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
Thank you very much, Alita. Ashley Burdett
11:53 AM Support #1131: Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
The partnership history files are now available at the UKDA.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2019/06/20/new-p...
Alita Nandi
12:25 PM Support #1204: UKHLS zero weight in panel data
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
12:25 PM Support #1203: Net Income Variable in BHPS
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
11:55 AM New partnership history files are now avaialble
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2019/06/20/new-partnership-history-data-available-from-understanding-society Alita Nandi
11:55 AM Support #1078: Marital change
The partnership history files are now available at the UKDA.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2019/06/20/new-p...
Alita Nandi

06/20/2019

12:49 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Sarah,
I suggest that you use proportions, and not frequencies, that SPSS gives you. If you need to get population...
Olena Kaminska
11:27 AM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
I am using SPSS. Does this change anything that you have responded above in terms of error message and weighting vari... Sarah H
10:54 AM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Sarah,
I was referring to the syntax in Stata, for example svy command and pw=n_indpxui_xw within this command. Is...
Olena Kaminska
09:50 AM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi Olena
I am using n_indpxui_xw using the h_indresp database (individuals and proxies) looking at England geograph...
Sarah H

06/19/2019

11:05 AM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Sarah,
Which syntax are you using? Our weights are not frequency weights so please do not use fweights command. Ou...
Olena Kaminska

06/18/2019

11:30 PM Support #1204 (Feedback): UKHLS zero weight in panel data
Hello. I'd like some advice about weighting variable. I'm using UKHLS waves 1 through 7, individual data.
When I ran...
Sook Kim
06:45 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi Olena
when I apply the weight, shouldn't expect the counts to shift and the frequencies to be higher? They do n...
Sarah H
03:43 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Sarah,
Yes, definitely.
Olena
Olena Kaminska
03:41 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi Olena
I'm applying this weight to analysis conducted on data that respondents are resident in England only. Is ...
Sarah H
03:36 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Dear Sarah,
Yes, this message is correct but you don't need to worry about it. Understanding Society has a much mo...
Olena Kaminska
02:46 PM Support #1203 (In Progress): Net Income Variable in BHPS
Hi,
I was wondering whether the derived labour income variable bW_fimnlabgrs_dv in the BHPS data (not UKHLS) measure...
Jonas Stein

06/17/2019

04:25 PM Support #1202 (Feedback): Lost to follow-up wave 1, wave 4 & wave 7
Dear Jingjing Wang,
Do you mean that more people dropped out of the Survey between Waves 1 and 4 than between Wave...
Stephanie Auty
01:13 PM Support #1202 (Feedback): Lost to follow-up wave 1, wave 4 & wave 7
Why lost to follow between wave1 & wave4 is much higher than between wave4 & wave7? jingjing wang
03:21 PM Support #1201 (Feedback): Question in related to participants' response for chronic conditions in wave 1, wave 4 & wave 7
Dear Jingjing Wang,
We have detailed information about the hcond questions in our FAQ here: https://www.understand...
Stephanie Auty
01:10 PM Support #1201 (Feedback): Question in related to participants' response for chronic conditions in wave 1, wave 4 & wave 7
Question in related to participants' response for chronic conditions: Although the same questions were asked in wave ... jingjing wang
02:07 PM Support #1200: Wave 4 Famsup variable
Dear Chloe,
The results are the same using pweight.
Could you let me know the results of my previous suggestion...
Stephanie Auty
07:58 AM Support #1200: Wave 4 Famsup variable
Hi Stephanie,
I think it may be because you specify the weight using aweight and I specify it in my code as pweigh...
Chloe Lloyd

06/16/2019

05:38 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi
When I use this weight I get an error message >Warning # 3211
>On at least one case, the value of the weight var...
Sarah H

06/14/2019

11:03 AM Support #1200: Wave 4 Famsup variable
Dear Chloe,
No, I am still not getting the same results as you. I have attached my log file so you can compare.
...
Stephanie Auty
07:19 AM Support #1200: Wave 4 Famsup variable
Hi Stephanie,
I am using the weight d_indscub_xw for my analysis and interested mainly interested in column percen...
Chloe Lloyd

06/13/2019

09:39 PM Support #1200 (In Progress): Wave 4 Famsup variable
Dear Chloe,
I am not getting the same results as you. I have checked waves 3-5 and find around 50% say supported m...
Stephanie Auty
03:28 PM Support #1200 (In Progress): Wave 4 Famsup variable
I have been running single year of age for 16-21 year olds by the famsup variable (feel supported by family) for Wave... Chloe Lloyd

06/12/2019

12:32 PM Support #1199 (Feedback): UKHLS higher education data linkage
Dear Sook Kim,
We have plans to link our data to the HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) database, which wil...
Stephanie Auty
12:20 PM Support #1199 (Feedback): UKHLS higher education data linkage
Hello. I'm wondering if you provide higher education data (areas of degree subjects such as humanities, science, etc)... Sook Kim
11:49 AM Support #1198 (Feedback): Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Stephanie Auty
11:48 AM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Thank you Olena
Best wishes
Sarah
Sarah H
11:40 AM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Sarah,
Yes, I can confirm that n_indpxui_xw is the correct weight to use in your analysis. Thank you for pointing ...
Olena Kaminska
08:47 AM Support #1198 (Feedback): Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi
The US provides instructions on pages 65 to 71. Section 3.3 to choose the correct Variable to Weight the data.
...
Sarah H
10:13 AM Support #1197 (Feedback): 'inapplicable' category for jbft_dv variable
Dear Fabiana,
thank you for making us aware that the reference to the inapplicable value [-8] in the variable descri...
Gundi Knies

06/11/2019

04:38 PM Support #1197 (Feedback): 'inapplicable' category for jbft_dv variable
Hi there
I have a query tangentially related to a previous issue (REF 1063) [[https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support...
fabiana macor

06/07/2019

01:55 PM Support #1196 (Resolved): Adapting syntax from website ("Matching individuals within a household") - queries
Stephanie Auty
12:00 PM Support #1196: Adapting syntax from website ("Matching individuals within a household") - queries
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Fabiana,
>
> The steps in syntax for matching partner info does put the partner and ...
fabiana macor
11:26 AM Support #1196 (In Progress): Adapting syntax from website ("Matching individuals within a household") - queries
Dear Fabiana,
The steps in syntax for matching partner info does put the partner and main respondent info on the s...
Stephanie Auty

06/06/2019

09:40 PM Support #1196: Adapting syntax from website ("Matching individuals within a household") - queries
fabiana macor wrote:
> Hi there
>
> I'm using the syntax from Understanding Society website called "Matching indi...
fabiana macor
08:06 PM Support #1196 (Feedback): Adapting syntax from website ("Matching individuals within a household") - queries
Dear Fabiana,
The reason w_indall is used in the example for matching individuals within a household is that w_ind...
Stephanie Auty
12:36 PM Support #1196 (Resolved): Adapting syntax from website ("Matching individuals within a household") - queries
Hi there
I'm using the syntax from Understanding Society website called "Matching individuals within a household" ...
fabiana macor

05/31/2019

01:20 PM Support #1078: Marital change
Hi Ashley,
We are in the process of depositing the data. There are some technical difficulties at the UKDS which i...
Alita Nandi

05/30/2019

08:16 AM Support #1168: Selecting correct weighting
It was really giving me a good idea of doing some research work of mine. will connect if help needed. saleeha rashid
 

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