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From 07/16/2019 to 08/14/2019

08/14/2019

03:54 PM Support #1227 (In Progress): Family size
The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Best wishes,
Und...
Stephanie Auty

08/13/2019

11:38 AM Support #1227 (In Progress): Family size
To whom it may concern,
I am attempting to generate non-household family size variables for both waves three and s...
Ella Moonan-Howard

08/08/2019

10:14 PM Support #1221: Using UKHLS at the quarterly level
Yes, your understanding is correct. But you multiply the weight from wave B by 2 only because in the first place it i... Olena Kaminska
03:50 PM Support #1225 (Feedback): Definition of partially productive interview
Dear Olga,
A partial interview is where someone has completed up to the household finances section, but not finish...
Stephanie Auty
03:47 PM Support #1223: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) linked dataset release timeline & access
Dear Karen,
I'm afraid we can't give a timescale for availability of this data at the moment.
Our linked datase...
Stephanie Auty

08/07/2019

06:01 PM Support #1225 (In Progress): Definition of partially productive interview
Apologies for the delay in responsing to this question. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will... Stephanie Auty
12:17 PM Support #1205: self-completion weight wave 7
Many thanks for your help and clarification.
Best wishes
Gill
Gill Weston
11:29 AM Support #1205 (Feedback): self-completion weight wave 7
Stephanie Auty
11:33 AM Support #908 (Feedback): Request
Stephanie Auty
11:32 AM Support #1204 (Feedback): UKHLS zero weight in panel data
Stephanie Auty
11:32 AM Support #1212 (Resolved): UKHLS/BHPS Harmonized data set
Stephanie Auty
11:31 AM Support #1208 (Feedback): Identifying step-parent from relationship file
Stephanie Auty
11:31 AM Support #1206 (Feedback): Data linkage to NHS data
Stephanie Auty
11:30 AM Support #1207 (Feedback): Weighting and state benefits
Stephanie Auty
11:28 AM Support #1217 (Feedback): BHPS and UKHLS weights
Stephanie Auty
11:27 AM Support #1223 (In Progress): Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) linked dataset release timeline & access
Apologies for the delay in responsing to this question. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will... Stephanie Auty

08/06/2019

08:13 PM Support #1225 (Feedback): Definition of partially productive interview
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am looking for a definition of a "partially productive interview" used in Understanding Society...
Olga Maslovskaya
10:13 AM Support #596: employment spells
Dear Victoria and Nicole:
I find myself in the same situation as Pilar. I would like to construct a panel data wit...
Pietro Biroli

08/01/2019

05:36 PM Support #1216: Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument & Neighbourhood Social Cohesion
Hi Celine,
I have not done any research on differences in these two constructs. Some thoughts:
Both instruments...
Gundi Knies
03:57 PM Support #1216: Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument & Neighbourhood Social Cohesion
Hi Gundi,
Thank you for getting back to me.
I was hoping that you'd be able to let me know the difference betw...
Celine Teo
09:55 AM Support #1218: job change since the previous survey
Hi Dan,
I am attaching the employment annual events history questionnaire routing (two versions) that my colleague...
Alita Nandi

07/31/2019

03:58 PM Support #1221: Using UKHLS at the quarterly level
Olena Kaminska wrote:
> Tom,
>
> Let's change the number to 800 in 2009 and 400 in 2010 after attrition (1000 eac...
Tom Waters
02:48 PM Support #1221: Using UKHLS at the quarterly level
Tom,
Let's change the number to 800 in 2009 and 400 in 2010 after attrition (1000 each before). In this situation ...
Olena Kaminska
02:13 PM Support #1221: Using UKHLS at the quarterly level
Dear Olena,
Thank you for your prompt response. I am still thinking about the other points, but I had one immediat...
Tom Waters
01:28 PM Support #1221: Using UKHLS at the quarterly level
Tom,
Thank you for your question. Here is the note that we are preparing to answer your question (see below). It s...
Olena Kaminska
11:58 AM Support #1221 (In Progress): Using UKHLS at the quarterly 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
11:33 AM Support #1221 (Resolved): Using UKHLS at the quarterly level
Hi,
I am trying to look at various outcomes by quarter in a dataset which pools multiple UKHLS waves together with...
Tom Waters
03:46 PM Support #1222 (In Progress): Self-reported employer size variable (jbsize)
Hi Karen,
When you compared the "proportion of individuals in the smaller companies (those with less than 50 emplo...
Alita Nandi
03:09 PM Support #1222 (In Progress): Self-reported employer size variable (jbsize)
Hi,
I'm running analyses using the above variable in Understanding Society (US). However, I am seeing discrepancies...
Karen Arulsamy
03:26 PM Support #1220: Loneliness
Hi Sofi,
Our Questionnaire Team have clarified that we used the response options that ELSA used for the UCLA 3-ite...
Alita Nandi
03:21 PM Support #1223 (Feedback): Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) linked dataset release timeline & access
Hi,
Can I check when the above dataset (as mentioned here https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/link...
Karen Arulsamy

07/30/2019

09:21 AM Support #1220: Loneliness
Hi Sofi,
I have passed on your query to the questionnaire team. I will get back to you as soon as I hear from them...
Alita Nandi
09:20 AM Support #1218: job change since the previous survey
Hi Dan,
The best way to understand question routing is to look at the questionnaire.
https://www.understandingso...
Alita Nandi

07/29/2019

03:23 PM Support #1216: Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument & Neighbourhood Social Cohesion
Hi Celine,
there is a typo in the variable note -- the attraction subscale in Buckner's instrument only has 3 compon...
Gundi Knies
10:35 AM Support #1217: BHPS and UKHLS weights
Dear Nurfatima,
You shouldn't use design weights on their own - they are provided for advanced users who want to c...
Olena Kaminska
09:38 AM Support #1220: Loneliness
Dear Alita,
On the UCLA measure the response options are 'hardly ever', 'some of the time' and 'often', but the do...
Sofi Nickson
09:36 AM Support #1218: job change since the previous survey
Thanks for this helpful reply Alita. I've got a couple of follow-up questions, if that's ok.
Firstly, I'm finding ...
Daniel Tomlinson

07/26/2019

03:40 PM Support #1220 (In Progress): Loneliness
Dear Sofi,
Response from our Questionnaire Team: We didn’t choose the response options. These come from a recognis...
Alita Nandi
02:15 PM Support #1220 (In Progress): Loneliness
Is there any documentation on why the response options for loneliness questions are 'hardly ever or never' as opposed... Sofi Nickson

07/25/2019

01:25 PM Support #908 (In Progress): Request
You were interested in the partnership history files that we were preparing. We have recently deposited the "Understa... Alita Nandi

07/24/2019

06:05 PM Support #1211: promotion variable and household income
A colleague has suggested that to identify promotions within the same job (when not being recorded as a job change) c... Alita Nandi
06:01 PM Support #1211: promotion variable and household income
Hi Ioulia,
There are 3 sets of variables that record reason for job end in UKHLS, based on the route taken - jbend...
Alita Nandi
06:01 PM Support #1215: wJHSTAT for employment at same firm
sorry, use this: UKHLS-REQUEST@JISCMAIL.AC.UK Alita Nandi
05:54 PM Support #1215: wJHSTAT for employment at same firm
Hi Chris,
Please see our response to #1218, a similar query to yours. That is not a complete answer for this query...
Alita Nandi
06:01 PM Support #1218: job change since the previous survey
sorry, use this: UKHLS-REQUEST@JISCMAIL.AC.UK Alita Nandi
05:55 PM Support #1218: job change since the previous survey
Note #1215 is a similar query. It may be useful to sign up for our JISC mail for data users to discuss analysis issue... Alita Nandi
05:47 PM Support #1218: job change since the previous survey
Specifically for between wave job changes look at the bw_johist files and the variable bw_jhstat variable. Alita Nandi
05:41 PM Support #1218 (In Progress): job change since the previous survey
In UKHLS, you can identify people who have experienced a job change between two waves by using this condition (w_empc... Alita Nandi

07/23/2019

06:52 PM Support #1218 (In Progress): job change since the previous survey
Hi,
I want to know how many people have left their job between each pair of survey waves, and would like to do this ...
Daniel Tomlinson
07:27 AM Support #1217 (Feedback): BHPS and UKHLS weights
Hello!
For our project we are working with wave 18 of BHPS and wave 1 of UKHLS. In these datasets we are using cro...
Nurfatima Jandarova

07/22/2019

11:08 AM Support #1215 (In Progress): wJHSTAT for employment at same firm
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
11:07 AM Support #1216 (In Progress): Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument & Neighbourhood Social Cohesion
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
10:59 AM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Dear Sarah,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We generally provide support and advice on data (& weights...
Alita Nandi

07/21/2019

06:47 PM Support #1216 (In Progress): Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument & Neighbourhood Social Cohesion
Hi,
I'm working on neighbourhood social cohesion as a variable and looking at both Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion...
Celine Teo

07/20/2019

11:05 AM Support #1212: UKHLS/BHPS Harmonized data set
Glad I could help pointing this out and thanks for detailed response!
Best,
Martin
Gundi Knies wrote:
> Dear Ma...
Martin Binder
11:03 AM Support #1213: oprlg1 Religion variable in BHPS/UKHLS harmonized data set contains unexplained values in wave k
Dear Gundi,
thanks so much! That resolves it!
Best,
Martin
Gundi Knies wrote:
> Dear Martin,
> this appears t...
Martin Binder

07/19/2019

05:25 PM Support #1212: UKHLS/BHPS Harmonized data set
Dear Martin,
according to the question text and notes in the UKHLS questionnaire, the variable _mlstat should be rou...
Gundi Knies
04:37 PM Support #1213 (Feedback): oprlg1 Religion variable in BHPS/UKHLS harmonized data set contains unexplained values in wave k
Dear Martin,
this appears to be a labeling issue due to this question having been asked only in Northern Ireland (i....
Gundi Knies
03:17 PM Support #1215 (In Progress): wJHSTAT for employment at same firm
Hello,
I'm trying to find a way to use wJHSTAT to find out whether a participant worked at the same firm through all...
Chris Martin
05:22 AM Support #1214 (In Progress): variables "satisfaction with...."
Hi Ioulia,
Yes you are correct, the variable satisfaction with housing was not included in UKHLS.
Best wishes,
...
Alita Nandi

07/18/2019

04:58 PM Support #1208: Identifying step-parent from relationship file
Hi Alita,
Thanks for your response. Your explanation definitely sounds plausible.
I've just had a look into my...
Charlotte Edney
03:24 PM Support #1208: Identifying step-parent from relationship file
Hello Charlotte,
You are right about this discrepancy.
In Wave 3, there were 969 who said they were living with ...
Alita Nandi
04:15 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi
thank you. I'm coming up with an error message that says my weight is being ignored and a warning message on th...
Sarah H
03:25 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Sarah,
Cluster variable is called psu.
Best wishes,
Olena
Olena Kaminska
02:48 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi Olena
What is the cluster variable I should use? I have used the strata variable
Best wishes
Sarah
Sarah H
04:03 PM Support #1214 (In Progress): variables "satisfaction with...."
Hello,
I have a question on the variables the satisfaction variables sclfsat1 (health), sclfsat2 (income), sclfsat...
Ioulia Bessa
09:58 AM Support #1213 (Feedback): oprlg1 Religion variable in BHPS/UKHLS harmonized data set contains unexplained values in wave k
The religious denomination variable contains values in wave k (see also website: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.... Martin Binder
09:54 AM Support #1212 (Resolved): UKHLS/BHPS Harmonized data set
Dear Madam or Sir,
thank you for putting together such a great harmonized version of both data sets, I think this ...
Martin Binder

07/17/2019

04:11 PM Support #1211: promotion variable and household income
Dear Alita,
Thank you so much for the response.
It is massively helpful.
Thank you for being so responsive a...
Ioulia Bessa
03:48 PM Support #1211 (In Progress): promotion variable and household income
Hi Ioulia,
Stephanie is away right now, so your email was not picked up. Sorry about that. If you want to attend t...
Alita Nandi
11:45 AM Support #1211 (In Progress): promotion variable and household income
Hello,
I am working on a project, using Understanding Society and I have two questions:
a)I had to locate those...
Ioulia Bessa

07/16/2019

04:19 PM Support #1208: Identifying step-parent from relationship file
Hi Stephanie,
Sorry for the delay and thanks for your response.
I was looking at a longitudinal file of all waves...
Charlotte Edney
 

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