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From 08/08/2019 to 09/06/2019

09/06/2019

10:20 AM Annual leave
Due to annual leave we will not be able to respond to messages between 6th and 17th September 2019. We will respond w... Stephanie Auty
10:14 AM Support #1238 (Feedback): Genotyping Data - plink format
Dear Dionysios,
We do not support these files here. Please write to the EGA about this.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty

09/05/2019

04:03 PM Support #1238 (In Progress): Genotyping Data - plink format
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
03:32 PM Support #1238 (Resolved): Genotyping Data - plink format
Hi,
We have granted access to the gwas data through EGA (through WTSI) after the process of signing an agreement (...
Dionysios Grigoriadis
04:02 PM Support #1237 (Feedback): Month of birth variables
Dear Maddalena,
The month of birth is only available in the Special Licence datasets. The variable is w_dobm_dv in...
Stephanie Auty
03:24 PM Support #1237 (Resolved): Month of birth variables
Hello,
I would like to use the variable month of birth.
According to the online documentation:
- in the understa...
Maddalena Ronchi
01:30 PM Support #1236: Variable defining month of sample issue
No. That is for the Innovation Panel.
This is what you need: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studie...
Alita Nandi
12:02 PM Support #1236: Variable defining month of sample issue
Hi Alita
Thanks for your response.
I downloaded June 2019. Is this the right data UKDA-6849-stata?
Previously i u...
Oarabile Molaodi
11:32 AM Support #1236 (In Progress): Variable defining month of sample issue
Hello Oarabile,
I can find a_month, b_month,... variables in a_hhresp, b_hhresp in the most recently released vers...
Alita Nandi

09/04/2019

12:06 AM Support #1236 (In Progress): Variable defining month of sample issue
I previous used understanding society data when it was up to Wave 5 i.e. wave 1-5, in the hhresp data they had a vari... Oarabile Molaodi

09/03/2019

04:14 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
When a population is divided into mutually exclusive and exhaustive parts and then samples are chosen from each of th... Alita Nandi
12:17 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Dear Alita
I come to you with another question that I hope you can help with
I just want to confirm what Stra...
Sarah H

09/02/2019

06:25 PM Support #1234: Variable for checking if parent has same ex-partner for all children
For 5. & 6., my numbers are 91 and 97. You are consistently getting slightly fewer discrepancies than I am. Not sure ... Alita Nandi
06:07 PM Support #1231: Percentage of young people living with their parents in England
Hello Louise,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Our team has looked at the ONS report you are referring ...
Alita Nandi
02:19 PM Support #1228: Unbalanced panel weight
Louise,
Yes, we have a general guidance for such situations. Please see below:
Creating your own tailored weigh...
Olena Kaminska
12:37 PM Support #1235 (Feedback): Country of birth of children aged 0 to 15
Dear Marina,
We don't have this data for most children. There was a question, f_bornuk, in Wave 6 which asked if a...
Stephanie Auty

08/30/2019

11:13 AM Support #1228: Unbalanced panel weight
Olena,
Thanks a lot. This is a great help!
Unbalanced panel weight might be more suitable for my research. Howe...
Louise Luo

08/29/2019

04:33 PM Support #1235 (Feedback): Country of birth of children aged 0 to 15
Hi,
I am struggling to find the country of birth for children under age 16. I thought I could find this variable ...
Marina Fernandez Reino
02:44 PM Support #1231: Percentage of young people living with their parents in England
Hi Alita,
I check the figures using longitudinal weight (indpxnub_lw) in a balanced panel today. I found the perce...
Louise Luo
11:31 AM Support #1234: Variable for checking if parent has same ex-partner for all children
Hi Alita,
Thanks for looking into it.
I was using a merged dataset and looked at it observationally but also chec...
Charlotte Edney
11:07 AM Support #1234 (In Progress): Variable for checking if parent has same ex-partner for all children
Hello Charlotte,
I have run a quick check and compared c_exsame e_exsame g_exsame and found:
1. 62 cases where c_...
Alita Nandi

08/28/2019

06:27 PM Support #1234 (In Progress): Variable for checking if parent has same ex-partner for all children
Hi,
I'm looking at waves 3, 5 and 7 of the individual file and the variable exsame. I noticed something that looks...
Charlotte Edney
01:00 PM Support #1233: Commuting to work (jsttwt)
Dear Maddalena,
If you are using BHPS and Understanding Society together it is better to use https://beta.ukdatase...
Stephanie Auty
12:41 PM Support #1233: Commuting to work (jsttwt)
Dear Staphanie, I have found the problem: my questions refers to the variable *jsttwt*, but I have copied for you the... Maddalena Ronchi
12:06 PM Support #1233: Commuting to work (jsttwt)
I have also just re-downloaded the following dta: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=661... Maddalena Ronchi
11:29 AM Support #1233: Commuting to work (jsttwt)
Dear Stephanie, thanks a lot for your quick reply!
I have tried redowloading the data before wirting to the support ...
Maddalena Ronchi
11:12 AM Support #1233 (Feedback): Commuting to work (jsttwt)
Dear Maddalena,
I have checked several waves of data, including the one you mention here, and I find that the data...
Stephanie Auty
09:51 AM Support #1233 (Resolved): Commuting to work (jsttwt)
Hello,
I want to use the variable jsttwt="minutes spent travelling to work" in the BHPS/UKHLS but I am experiencin...
Maddalena Ronchi

08/27/2019

03:41 PM Support #1232 (Feedback): 2015 immigrant and ethnic minority boost and ward level data
Stephanie Auty
03:40 PM Support #1229 (Feedback): Equality Act 2010 definition of disability
Stephanie Auty
03:38 PM Support #1228 (In Progress): Unbalanced panel weight
Stephanie Auty

08/23/2019

01:34 PM Support #1231 (In Progress): Percentage of young people living with their parents in England
Hi Louise,
We are looking into this issue and will get back to you soon.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi
01:25 PM Support #1232 (In Progress): 2015 immigrant and ethnic minority boost and ward level data
Yes, the data for this boost sample, IEMBS, is already mereged into all the files. You can identify the data for this... Alita Nandi
01:08 PM Support #1232 (Resolved): 2015 immigrant and ethnic minority boost and ward level data
To whom it may concern,
I don't seem to be able to find the 2015 Understanding Society immigrant and ethnic minori...
Elena Pupaza

08/21/2019

02:45 PM Support #1231 (In Progress): Percentage of young people living with their parents in England
Hi,
I found the percentage of young people (aged 20-34 years old in each wave) living with their parents in UKHLS ...
Louise Luo
02:22 PM Support #1228: Unbalanced panel weight
Louise,
'91' is the zz part of the weight. To choose it correctly please refer to my ealier message.
Generally i...
Olena Kaminska
10:22 AM Support #1230 (Closed): Equality Act 2010 definition of disability
Duplicate issue to issue #1229. Alita Nandi
10:21 AM Support #1229: Equality Act 2010 definition of disability
Hi Onyinye,
Please read the text of the question "disdif" in the questionnaire for Wave 7 to determine if someone ...
Alita Nandi

08/20/2019

05:23 PM Support #1228: Unbalanced panel weight
Hi Olena,
Sorry for bothering you again.
I just found that '91' weight is only applied to those who participa...
Louise Luo
04:48 PM Support #1228: Unbalanced panel weight
Hi Olena,
Thanks for your reply.
I am investigating young people aged 20 to 34 years old in each wave. It is a ...
Louise Luo
12:39 PM Support #1228: Unbalanced panel weight
Louise,
So, I guess you don't care when a perons is 20, in 1991 or 2008 let's say. And I imagine you are doing a l...
Olena Kaminska
03:35 PM Support #1230 (Closed): Equality Act 2010 definition of disability
Hi there,
I would like to conduct some analysis on disabled sample members in USoc as defined by the Equality Act ...
Onyinye Ezeyi
03:34 PM Support #1229 (Resolved): Equality Act 2010 definition of disability
Hi there,
I would like to conduct some analysis on disabled sample members in USoc as defined by the Equality Act ...
Onyinye Ezeyi

08/19/2019

03:16 PM Support #1228: Unbalanced panel weight
Dear Olena,
Many thanks for your help.
Back to your question, the unit of my analysis is individual in England....
Louise Luo
12:06 PM Support #1228: Unbalanced panel weight
Thank you for your question.
Generally you won't go wrong if you use the weight from the last wave in your analys...
Olena Kaminska

08/16/2019

11:04 AM Support #1228 (In Progress): Unbalanced panel weight
Hello. I am working on regression models using fixed effect. It is a longitudinal analysis using all the available da... Louise Luo

08/15/2019

05:37 PM Support #1131: Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
Hi Ashley,
We used the cohabitation and marital history data collated by Pronzato from the BHPS indresp and marita...
Alita Nandi
04:24 PM Support #1131: Harmonization of retrospective cohabitation and marital status information
Dear Alita,
I have a couple of questions regarding "British Household Panel Survey Consolidated Marital, Cohabita...
Ashley Burdett
01:07 PM Support #1227: Family size
Dear Ella,
There does seem to be a mismatch betweeen the data, the questionnaire and the online documentation. The...
Stephanie Auty

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
 

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