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From 08/25/2019 to 09/23/2019

09/23/2019

03:14 PM Support #1223 (Feedback): Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) linked dataset release timeline & access
Dear Karen,
The DWP data is likely to have information regarding benefit claims, but it is not yet agreed.
For ...
Stephanie Auty
11:16 AM Support #1245: Weighting
Marina,
Thank you for the detailed explanation - this always clarifies the question. Yes, you definitely have to u...
Olena Kaminska
09:56 AM Support #1245: Weighting
Hi Olena,
In my model I use respondents from wave 7 only, but I consider the answers that wave 7 respondents gave...
Marina Fernandez Reino

09/20/2019

10:07 PM Support #1236 (Feedback): Variable defining month of sample issue
Stephanie Auty
10:06 PM Support #1243 (Feedback): longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
Stephanie Auty
10:06 PM Support #1245 (Feedback): Weighting
Stephanie Auty

09/19/2019

04:39 PM Support #1245: Weighting
Thanks, Olena! Marina Fernandez Reino
03:32 PM Support #1245: Weighting
Marina,
If in your model you only use information from wave h then you can use xw weight. But if you use any infor...
Olena Kaminska

09/18/2019

06:39 PM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Hi Marina,
great to hear that you have managed to get the data merge together the way you intended!
As to the in...
Gundi Knies
01:20 PM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Dear Gundi,
Thanks for your help. I have now a file with all the children below age 16 (1 child per row) and I ha...
Marina Fernandez Reino
05:39 PM Support #1245 (Feedback): Weighting
Hi,
I have a really basic question about weights though I want to make sure that I'm doing my analysis correctly....
Marina Fernandez Reino
01:52 PM Support #1243: longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
Louise,
I assume you are interested in a more general question on the covariates that are used in a specific weigh...
Olena Kaminska
11:02 AM Support #1243 (In Progress): longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Best wishes,
Under...
Alita Nandi
11:55 AM Support #1244: variable howling in SN6614
Hello,
You have made a small typo - the name of the variable is HOWLNG and not HOWLING. The variable HOWLNG is ava...
Alita Nandi
11:03 AM Support #1244 (In Progress): variable howling in SN6614
The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Best wishes,
Under...
Alita Nandi

09/17/2019

07:50 PM Support #1244 (In Progress): variable howling in SN6614
The variable howling (hours spent on housework per week) is included in the variable catalogue in indresp in waves 1,... Darja Reuschke
03:43 PM Support #1240: School codes
Hi Nurfatima,
Yes, your assumption is correct. We have raised an internal request to address this issue. The curre...
Gundi Knies

09/16/2019

05:47 PM Support #1243 (Feedback): longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
Dear Officers,
I am not an expert in sampling weight. Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks.
I am looking at ...
Louise Luo
05:35 PM Support #1231: Percentage of young people living with their parents in England
Hi Alita,
Thanks for your reply.
Best wishes,
Louise
Louise Luo
03:48 PM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Hi Marina,
I see - sorry for that. If it is just one wave your code seems to be fine. The h_indall file has 19,009 c...
Gundi Knies

09/13/2019

05:19 PM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Thanks, Gundi. I think the confusion is because you thought I was using all waves, but I am only using the last wave.... Marina Fernandez Reino
10:07 AM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Hi Marina,
I am afraid something has gone wrong in your data merge as there really are respondents who have a diff...
Gundi Knies
04:46 PM Support #1240: School codes
Thanks a lot for a reply!
Just to be clear, when you say to take country in account, it is only possible to do so ...
Nurfatima Jandarova
10:11 AM Support #1240 (Feedback): School codes
Dear Nurfatima,
Thank you for your questions.
We do not currently publish details of the school lists used by ...
Gundi Knies
10:44 AM Support #1229 (Resolved): Equality Act 2010 definition of disability
Gundi Knies
10:43 AM Support #1232 (Resolved): 2015 immigrant and ethnic minority boost and ward level data
Gundi Knies
10:42 AM Support #1233 (Resolved): Commuting to work (jsttwt)
Gundi Knies
10:42 AM Support #1237 (Resolved): Month of birth variables
Gundi Knies
10:41 AM Support #1238 (Resolved): Genotyping Data - plink format
Gundi Knies
10:29 AM Support #908 (Resolved): Request
Gundi Knies
10:28 AM Support #1221 (Resolved): Using UKHLS at the quarterly level
Gundi Knies
10:23 AM Support #1239 (Resolved): Using weights on a subsample of UKHLS
Gundi Knies
10:22 AM Support #1242 (Feedback): Data inquiry - BHPS - Month of birth of first child.
Dear Barbara,
the information is routinely provided in the SL version of the data, see - for example:
https://www.u...
Gundi Knies

09/12/2019

05:20 PM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Hi Gundi,
I just wanted to make sure I am doing this OK.
These are the steps I've followed:
_Get your pidp-C...
Marina Fernandez Reino
11:21 AM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Thanks for your detailed explanation, Gundi Marina Fernandez Reino

09/10/2019

06:57 PM Support #1241: Problem merging inderesp with children data
Hi Marina,
this is quite a complex data merge and, in general, I think it is best (as in: least error prone) to keep...
Gundi Knies
04:24 PM Support #1081: Youth and individual respondents datasets - merging info
Hi Gundi,
Just to make sure I am doing things right: there are 743 children who have a mother pidp identifier that ...
Marina Fernandez Reino
04:15 PM Support #1081: Youth and individual respondents datasets - merging info
Thanks, Gundi. I don't know how I didn't realised it could be done that way Marina Fernandez Reino
04:06 PM Support #1081: Youth and individual respondents datasets - merging info
Hi Marina,
I think you might want to look up the -merge- command in Stata. You can do a m:1 or 1:m merge on mnspid....
Gundi Knies
03:37 PM Support #1081: Youth and individual respondents datasets - merging info
Hi,
I have a question regarding Support #1081.
I am following Stephanie's advice because I also want to merge m...
Marina Fernandez Reino
03:24 PM Support #1242 (Feedback): Data inquiry - BHPS - Month of birth of first child.
To whom it may correspond,
My name is Barbara Boggiano and I am a PhD candidate in Economics at the University of...
Anonymous
02:59 PM Support #1239: Using weights on a subsample of UKHLS
Thanks very much for this Olena
A
Amanda Moorghen
09:50 AM Support #1239: Using weights on a subsample of UKHLS
Dear Amanda,
Yes, your syntax looks correct. And yes if you use any subpopulation you should use weights as for th...
Olena Kaminska
10:54 AM Support #1235: Country of birth of children aged 0 to 15
Thanks for your answer, Stephanie Marina Fernandez Reino

09/09/2019

07:52 PM Support #1241 (New): Problem merging inderesp with children data
Hi,
My objective is to construct a dataset that includes all household members, including children aged 0 to 15. ...
Marina Fernandez Reino
03:58 PM Support #1240 (Feedback): School codes
Hello!
I am using SN7182 dataset with school codes and have a question regarding the school codes. In the documentat...
Nurfatima Jandarova

09/07/2019

01:31 PM Support #1239 (Resolved): Using weights on a subsample of UKHLS
Hi,
I am running analysis (logit) on a subsample of UKHLS - wave 6 only, people under the age of 30.
I am using ...
Amanda Moorghen

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 (Feedback): 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
 

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