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From 10/31/2019 to 11/29/2019

11/29/2019

03:51 PM Support #1286 (Feedback): Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
Dear David,
Yes, w_childpno in w_chmain corresponds to w_pno in w_indall (within a wave) so, along with w_hidp, ca...
Stephanie Auty
03:24 PM Support #1282 (Feedback): ISCO-88 derived classification
Dear C,
THe coding for those variables in these waves was done by our fieldwork agencies at the time. The 11 and 2...
Stephanie Auty
02:58 PM Support #1278: Keeping in touch with participants
This issue will be discussed directly. Stephanie Auty

11/28/2019

07:05 PM Support #1282: ISCO-88 derived classification
Thanks, I will get back to you when I have an answer.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
07:05 PM Support #1286 (In Progress): Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
Stephanie Auty
04:51 PM Support #1286: Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
David,
Thank you for your question. I suggest you use g_psnenui_xw weight as it has a higher sample size, but g_ps...
Olena Kaminska
07:04 PM Support #1284 (In Progress): Identifying parents with various types of child maintenance arrangements and the specific children these relate to
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
05:35 PM Support #1285 (In Progress): Missing interview year and month
Dear C,
BHPS does not include an interview year variable because all of the interviews took place within one calen...
Stephanie Auty
04:50 PM Support #1283 (Feedback): Job satisfaction: comparability across BHPS and Understanding Society
Dear C,
The main reason we have not harmonised these variables was that jbsat in BHPS wasn't asked of self employe...
Stephanie Auty

11/27/2019

05:00 PM Support #1286 (Feedback): Appropriate weights to use with Wave 7 "chmain" dataset
Hi,
Sorry to bother you again. I work for DWP and have been trying to do some cross sectional analysis of the wave...
David Irvine
04:54 PM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
I did see this note and orginally thought it makes it seems like this is an error in just wave 9? And it was applied ... Charlotte Edney
04:40 PM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
Just above the Universe this note is written:
"In Loops
Loop foreach child enumerated via CSAKIDNO, CMCOKIDNO and C...
Alita Nandi
04:24 PM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
Hi Alita,
I'm sorry but I'm not following you very well. I can't find the filtering information anywhere in the qu...
Charlotte Edney
03:49 PM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
In Waves 5, 7 and 9, adult respondents (cases in w_indresp) for whom w_csacalc=1 & at least one w_csakidno[N]=1 OR w_... Alita Nandi
04:44 PM Support #1285 (Feedback): Missing interview year and month
Hi!
I realised that the variable interview month and year is missing for all of BHPS wave one and for parts of other...
C Josten
04:25 PM Support #1284 (Feedback): Identifying parents with various types of child maintenance arrangements and the specific children these relate to
Hi,
Sorry to bother you. I work for DWP and am trying to find out how many parents have child maintenance arrangem...
David Irvine
03:51 PM Support #1282: ISCO-88 derived classification
Hi Stephanie,
thanks for getting back. The code 200 and the code 11 both appear in the BHPS in wave 1 and 9. The c...
C Josten
03:45 PM Support #1282 (In Progress): ISCO-88 derived classification
Dear C,
Could you tell me which waves you are looking at? I can see a code of 10 in UKHLS datasets but not the oth...
Stephanie Auty
02:36 PM Support #1282 (Feedback): ISCO-88 derived classification
Hi Stephanie!
Thanks for answering my previous question. Additionally, I'd be interested to know if there is an over...
C Josten
02:57 PM Support #1283 (Feedback): Job satisfaction: comparability across BHPS and Understanding Society
Hi! I'd be interested to know whether there is a joint "job satisfaction variable" that can be used across teh BHPS a... C Josten
02:20 PM Support #1281 (In Progress): Big Five Personality in 2005 of BHPS and Wave 3 of UKHLS
Dear C Josten,
1. We are not able to advise on this and suggest looking at previous research using personality mea...
Stephanie Auty

11/26/2019

05:20 PM Support #1281 (Feedback): Big Five Personality in 2005 of BHPS and Wave 3 of UKHLS
Hi!
I have two questions regarding the Big5 personality traits in the BHPS and Understanding Society:
1. I am c...
C Josten
12:31 PM Support #1280 (In Progress): ISCED
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

11/25/2019

12:57 PM Support #1273: Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Lydia,
Yes, you can take couples into account. If you want you can specify three levels of clustering: PSUs, coupl...
Olena Kaminska

11/22/2019

03:51 PM Support #1273: Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Hi,
I do have another question about multistage sampling.
My sampling strategy is to consider only those who f...
Lydia Palumbo
10:20 AM Support #1280 (Feedback): ISCED
Dear support team,
I am wondering if there is an ISCED variable available for UKHLS? I saw that this exists for B...
Laura Spitaleri
09:18 AM Support #1278 (In Progress): Keeping in touch with participants
Alita Nandi
09:15 AM Support #1278: Keeping in touch with participants
Hello,
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you...
Alita Nandi
09:18 AM Support #1279 (In Progress): Wave 9 chmain file
Hello,
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you...
Alita Nandi

11/21/2019

03:20 PM Support #1279 (In Progress): Wave 9 chmain file
Hi,
I've just downloaded wave 9 of Understanding Society to add another wave of child maintenance data (chmain fil...
Charlotte Edney
09:31 AM Support #1278 (In Progress): Keeping in touch with participants
Dear Support,
Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction of any keeping in touch exercises that you ca...
Anna Tudor

11/20/2019

02:56 PM Support #1271 (Feedback): Individual weights of those whose household questionnaires are not available
Stephanie Auty
02:56 PM Support #1273 (Feedback): Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Stephanie Auty
10:26 AM Support #1275: Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for your help and advice.
Best wishes,
Yuliya
Yuliya Kazakova

11/19/2019

05:30 PM Support #1277 (Feedback): Tracking marital statuses
Dear Chetan,
New entrants are asked their relationship history in the relationshiphistory module at the wave they ...
Stephanie Auty
11:43 AM Support #1277 (Feedback): Tracking marital statuses
I was wondering if it was possible to determine whether an individual was a single mother or divorced when they were ... Chetan Jethwa
05:05 PM Support #1276 (Feedback): Info on estranged young people
Dear Andrew,
When using the questions you mention, please be aware that if a participant has both a biological and...
Stephanie Auty
10:24 AM Support #1276 (Feedback): Info on estranged young people
I am trying to find out more information on young people (25 and under) who have been estranged from their parents. P... Andrew O'Neil

11/18/2019

05:46 PM Support #1275 (Feedback): Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Dear Yuliya,
This appears to be a coding error in bg_oprlg1. I have referred it to the data team to correct it, bu...
Stephanie Auty
04:02 PM Support #1275: Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Dear Stephanie,
I am using the harmonised dataset and, yes, I am looking at bw_oprlg1.
Thank you,
Yuliya
Yuliya Kazakova
03:40 PM Support #1275 (In Progress): Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Dear Yuliya,
Could you confirm whether you are using the harmonised dataset? If so, are you looking at the harmoni...
Stephanie Auty
12:16 PM Support #1275: Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Hello,
I just wanted to add some comments on the religion distribution in 1997 and 1999.

I take only those peo...
Yuliya Kazakova

11/15/2019

11:36 AM Support #1271: Individual weights of those whose household questionnaires are not available
Olena,
I see. Thank you very much.
Best wishes,
Louise
Louise Luo

11/14/2019

03:49 PM Support #1275 (Feedback): Religion affiliation BHPS Wave 7 and 9
Hello,
I work with questions on religion and find some inconsistencies. Maybe you can help me in sorting this out....
Yuliya Kazakova
11:35 AM Support #1273: Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Thank you. Yes, I realized that the combination was nonsense.Thank you for the link.
I was not sure how to set the ...
Lydia Palumbo
10:18 AM Support #1273: Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Lydia,
No, you shouldn't combine PSU and ID - as the results will be wrong. If you have to choose you should use t...
Olena Kaminska
11:07 AM Support #1274 (Feedback): Polygenic Scores
Dear Michael,
A response from the biomarkers team:
We have not made polygenic scores for public use. We are consi...
Stephanie Auty
10:14 AM Support #1271: Individual weights of those whose household questionnaires are not available
Louise,
Thank you. For these households I imputed the missing predictor values.
Best of luck,
Olena
Olena Kaminska

11/13/2019

06:06 PM Support #1271: Individual weights of those whose household questionnaires are not available
Hi Olena,
Thank you very much for your reply.
I am creating my own cross-sectional individual weights. I want...
Louise Luo
02:10 PM Support #1271: Individual weights of those whose household questionnaires are not available
Louise,
I have checked for you and for the households id's that you mentioned we provided b_psnenub_xw b_psnenus_l...
Olena Kaminska
05:12 PM Support #1273: Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Thank you. It does.
I think that in this way it is possible to use svyset because
I can create a variable that ...
Lydia Palumbo
02:16 PM Support #1273: Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Lydia,
Indeed some statistical analyses do not work with svy command. One of such is multilevel models, random eff...
Olena Kaminska
11:52 AM Support #1273 (Feedback): Weights_considering survey complex structure ?
Dear Support,
I have a question on how to analyse weights.
In the handouts of the Moodle, I found that I should ...
Lydia Palumbo
03:11 PM Support #1274 (Feedback): Polygenic Scores
Hi,
Are there any plans for the public use data to have pre-constructed Polygenic scores and for these to be avail...
Michael Lebenbaum

11/12/2019

02:43 PM Support #1271 (Feedback): Individual weights of those whose household questionnaires are not available
Dear Officer,
According to my understanding, the individual weights take into account predicted household respons...
Louise Luo
11:39 AM Support #1270: Weights and BHPS-Understanding Society data
Ines,
No, you don't need to recalculated the weights. A weight that is used for the whole population is correct to...
Olena Kaminska
11:24 AM Support #1270: Weights and BHPS-Understanding Society data
Olena Kaminska wrote:
> Ines,
>
> Any weight that is appropriate for the whole population will also represent any...
Ines Barreiros

11/11/2019

02:09 PM Support #1270 (Feedback): Weights and BHPS-Understanding Society data
Stephanie Auty
12:13 PM Support #1270: Weights and BHPS-Understanding Society data
Ines,
Any weight that is appropriate for the whole population will also represent any subpopulation if defined usi...
Olena Kaminska

11/08/2019

10:35 PM Support #1270 (In Progress): Weights and BHPS-Understanding Society data
Dear Ines,
Government Office Region is the smallest area variable in the EUL dataset, but we have other smaller va...
Stephanie Auty
12:52 PM Support #1270 (Feedback): Weights and BHPS-Understanding Society data
Hello,
I am trying to analyse UK data from the Understanding Society dataset and I would like to make comparisons ...
Ines Barreiros

11/04/2019

06:52 PM Support #1268 (Feedback): Political Ideology
Dear Kris,
You may find the questions opsoca-f useful - these were included in several waves of BHPS and are due t...
Stephanie Auty
02:30 PM Support #1268 (In Progress): Political Ideology
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
01:43 PM Support #1269 (In Progress): Living with an ex
Dear Harvey,
You could investigate this through looking at the w_relationship_dv and w_mastat_dv variables as they...
Stephanie Auty

11/01/2019

05:13 PM Support #1269 (Feedback): Living with an ex
Hello,
A recent report using data from the Understanding Survey found that 2.5 million Brits are in "hidden househ...
Harvey Day

10/31/2019

05:47 PM Support #1268 (Feedback): Political Ideology
Hi,
After looking through the dataset, much of the documentation (which is vast), using the online variable search...
Kristinn Mar
 

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