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From 05/27/2020 to 06/25/2020

06/25/2020

10:31 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Not sure why the code on the website only goes to wave 8; it is porbably a co-incidence and I would not expect the co... Gundi Knies
10:11 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Thanks for the advice, Gundi.
I will use the duplicates report command. Is this the main reason why the merging-i...
Abigail Dumalus
09:36 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
the number of cases in wave 9 is suspicious because the sample size tends to reduce from wave to wave, due to non-res... Gundi Knies
07:49 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Why is the number of cases for UKHLS wave 9 suspicious? Does this mean there should only be 25 waves in the longitudi... Abigail Dumalus
07:31 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Try not to append UKHLS wave 9 to the data file that already has wave 9 data - the number of cases for w9 is suspicious. Gundi Knies
06:33 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Hello Gundi,
I have been trying append all UKHLS waves, using the standard Stata syntax for looping through the wa...
Abigail Dumalus
05:23 PM Support #1370 (Feedback): BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Hi Abigail,
it seems like you the wave values 1-9 twice - once for the BHPS and once for the UKHLS. Maybe treat UKHL...
Gundi Knies
03:45 PM Support #1370 (Feedback): BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Hello,
I found that linking all 26 waves went without a hitch. Since I intend to do longitudinal analysis of life...
Abigail Dumalus
05:28 PM Support #1368: Unmatched households when merging hhresp with lsoa data
Hi Natalie,
the universe of cases in the geographical identifier datasets is sampled households with a valid postcod...
Gundi Knies
11:32 AM Support #1369 (Feedback): Link UK Household Longitudinal Study with other datasets - is it possible?
I am doing my PhD on the impact of digital-first models of care on a range of outcomes, including health inequalities... Daniela Rodrigues

06/24/2020

03:26 PM Support #1366: Valid occupation code versus job hours
Thanks so much for looking into this. I think I have figured it now. I was looking at unique observations (i.e. by pi... C Josten
02:04 PM Support #1366: Valid occupation code versus job hours
No problem. I have looked at the data again. Over the 18+9 waves of data:
jbhas=1|jboff=1 for 370979 cases
jbocc9...
Alita Nandi

06/23/2020

08:18 PM Support #1366: Valid occupation code versus job hours
Hi Alita! Sorry to bother you again but just to reiterate: the occupation code actually has more unique observations ... C Josten
04:42 PM Support #1366: Valid occupation code versus job hours
Those who have a job in the week before the interview (jbhas=1 OR jboff =1), whether in paid employment or self-emplo... Alita Nandi
03:22 PM Support #1366: Valid occupation code versus job hours
I am interested in employed and self-employed. This should match the number of individuals with a valid occupation co... C Josten
03:18 PM Support #1366: Valid occupation code versus job hours
You're welcome.
jbsemp =1 for in paid employment and =2 for self-employed. So, you need to check for jbsemp=1 and ...
Alita Nandi
03:16 PM Support #1366: Valid occupation code versus job hours
Hi Alita!
Thanks for your fast and very helpful reply, which makes sense. The only follow up question - why is it ...
C Josten
03:01 PM Support #1366 (Feedback): Valid occupation code versus job hours
Hello,
Occupation question is asked of anyone who did paid work the week before the interview (jbhas=1 OR jboff=1)...
Alita Nandi
09:55 AM Support #1366 (Feedback): Valid occupation code versus job hours
Dear Understanding Society team,
I'm puzzled about the fact that in my data (all BHPS and US waves merged) I have ...
C Josten
05:06 PM Support #1367: Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
basrate is a direct question asked of those who said that they are paid an hourly rate. So, this will be missing for ... Alita Nandi
03:34 PM Support #1367: Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
This does make sense. Thanks, Alita.
Adding to the above I was wondering how basrate can be defined? Is it gross h...
C Josten
03:03 PM Support #1367 (Feedback): Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
Hello,
w_fimnlabgrs_dv is the gross monthly income from all labour market earnings = usual gross monthly wage from...
Alita Nandi
01:07 PM Support #1367: Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
Adding to the above I was wondering how basrate can be defined? Is it gross hourly wage or income? Does it make sense... C Josten
10:46 AM Support #1367 (Feedback): Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
Hi!
I would like to calculate hourly wages across all waves and am now wondering whether to use fimnlabgrs_dv or p...
C Josten
05:01 PM Support #1368 (Feedback): Unmatched households when merging hhresp with lsoa data
Hi I am trying to distribute LSOA identifiers to household level data using wave 3. I have an issue when I merge the ... Natalie Bennett
04:03 PM Support #1359: Using the EMB sample independently
Great thanks so much for your help Alita.
Many thanks
Natalie
Natalie Bennett

06/22/2020

03:08 PM Support #1365 (Feedback): Payment methods gas and electricity
Hello Antonia,
The respondents read these categories and responded to these based on how they interpreted these. S...
Alita Nandi
02:30 PM Support #1365 (Feedback): Payment methods gas and electricity
Hi,
is there any information how to sort your categories in "method of payment for electricity" or "method of pay...
Antonia Schuster

06/20/2020

02:54 AM Support #1362 (Feedback): Deriving own weights
Alita Nandi
02:42 AM Support #1363 (Feedback): Covid weights
Hi Laura,
As it says in the user guide "or the purposes of weighting, the COVID-19 study is treated as an instrume...
Alita Nandi
02:29 AM Support #1364 (Feedback): Sample overlap with other studies
Hi Amy,
We have no restriction on our respondents participating in other surveys but we don't know who has partici...
Alita Nandi

06/18/2020

01:58 PM Support #1362: Deriving own weights
Karen Mak wrote:
> Thank you so much for your help Olena! Hugely grateful.
Karen Mak
01:58 PM Support #1362: Deriving own weights
Thank you so much for your helo Olena! Hugely grateful. Karen Mak
10:28 AM Support #1362: Deriving own weights
Karen,
Yes, I would recommend more predictors. Choose predictors to be related to both nonresponse and your own mo...
Olena Kaminska
12:22 PM Support #1364 (Feedback): Sample overlap with other studies
Dear all,
Are individuals recruited to UKHLS also allowed to participate in other studies?
If so, is there any ...
Amy Osborne
09:23 AM Support #1363 (Feedback): Covid weights
Hello,
I would like to check my understanding of how to use the weights from the covid survey. If I'm combining wi...
Laura M

06/17/2020

05:04 PM Support #1362: Deriving own weights
I am sorry - I meant a model like this: logit responseW5 ageW2 if b_indscus_lw>0 & b_indscus_lw!=. ?
Would it matter...
Karen Mak
04:57 PM Support #1362: Deriving own weights
Dear Olena,
Thank you so much for your prompt response. This is really helpful!
May I ask, for point 3, does it ...
Karen Mak
03:49 PM Support #1362: Deriving own weights
Karen,
Thank you for your question. A few comments:
1) as a base weight you should use a longitudinal weight b_in...
Olena Kaminska

06/16/2020

05:50 PM Support #1362 (In Progress): Deriving own weights
Hello,
Thank you for your query. We have assigned this issue to our weighting expert who will get back to you.
...
Alita Nandi
04:27 PM Support #1362 (Feedback): Deriving own weights
Hope you are well.
My research focuses on the relationship between arts engagement (Wave 2) and wellbeing (Wave 5...
Karen Mak
01:11 PM Support #1360: How to find all publications
Hi Alita,
all right. Thank you very much for your quick response.
Best wishes,
Lina
Lina Brieske
01:00 PM Support #1360 (Feedback): How to find all publications
Hi Lina,
We are not aware of any other such resource, it is updated from the library system.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi
10:33 AM Support #1360: How to find all publications
Dear Alita,
I am using this page: https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/bhps/publications because there are more publicati...
Lina Brieske
06:07 AM Support #1359: Using the EMB sample independently
" if I wanted to stratify my analysis by ethnicity and produce regression models separately for certain ethnic groups... Alita Nandi

06/15/2020

04:58 PM Support #1359: Using the EMB sample independently
Hi Alita
That's great, thanks so much for your help. One last question; if I wanted to stratify my analysis by eth...
Natalie Bennett
10:16 AM Support #1359: Using the EMB sample independently
"If I want to analyse only those who have been asked the extra five minutes questions (so EMB + 500 random GPC + GPS ... Alita Nandi
09:10 AM Support #1359: Using the EMB sample independently
Hi Alita
Thanks so much for your reply. Apologies, I think I am confusing the extra 5 minutes sample and the EMB s...
Natalie Bennett
10:15 AM Support #1360 (In Progress): How to find all publications
Dear Lina,
When you say you are using the University of Essex database do you mean this page?
https://www.underst...
Alita Nandi

06/14/2020

02:50 PM Support #1360 (Feedback): How to find all publications
Dear all,
I was wondering if there is a possibility of finding all publications to the BHPS. Currently I am using...
Lina Brieske

06/12/2020

11:27 AM Support #1358: Employment status: indall - indresp incosistency
All 16+ year olds enumerated in the household (and so present in indall), are eligible for adult interviews, but not ... Alita Nandi
11:05 AM Support #1358: Employment status: indall - indresp incosistency
Dear Alita,
thanks a lot for your answer, just a quick clarification: what could be the reason for someone >16 to...
Giorgio Piccitto
07:41 AM Support #1359 (Feedback): Using the EMB sample independently
Hi Natalie,
You are correct that EMB sample should not be analysed by itself. The JEMS paper you mentioned does no...
Alita Nandi

06/11/2020

05:23 PM Support #1359 (Feedback): Using the EMB sample independently
Hello, I have a question regarding the EMB sample I am hoping you can help me with? I was hoping to conduct an analys... Natalie Bennett
12:35 PM Support #1358 (Feedback): Employment status: indall - indresp incosistency
Hello,
the indresp file includes everyone who has responded to the adult (16+ year) interviews, while indall inclu...
Alita Nandi
11:45 AM Support #1358 (Feedback): Employment status: indall - indresp incosistency
Dear all, I would like to know your help about a probably silly question but on which I am struggling on.
Why the ...
Giorgio Piccitto

06/10/2020

04:36 PM Support #1343: Creating a family group for profile of parents
Ok, thanks anyway
best wishes,
Katie
Katie Quy
01:26 PM Support #1343: Creating a family group for profile of parents
Sorry Katie, there isn't one as yet. Alita Nandi
01:19 PM Support #1343: Creating a family group for profile of parents
Ah I see. Is there an equivalent syntax available for SPSS?
Best wishes,
Katie
Katie Quy
01:10 PM Support #1343: Creating a family group for profile of parents
Hi Katie,
Sorry I should have specified that this is a Stata syntax file. So, it will not work with SPSS.
Best ...
Alita Nandi
12:38 PM Support #1343: Creating a family group for profile of parents
Hi Alita,
Unfortunately not (I accept this may be me though!) Is this syntax suitable for use with SPSS? I'm getting...
Katie Quy
01:16 PM Support #1357 (Feedback): Covid-19 survey and Wave 9
Hi Chris,
The variable you need to match the two ca_indresp_w with any individual level file in Wave 9 is pidp. If...
Alita Nandi
01:05 PM Support #1357 (Feedback): Covid-19 survey and Wave 9
Hi,
I am a novice at using Understanding Society data, but it is my understanding that respondents in the Covid-19...
Chris Lalley
11:03 AM Support #1355: question on household earnings in COVID study
Hi Marina,
Sorry I missed your second question, "In addition, I would like to know how you compare the baseline ho...
Alita Nandi
10:05 AM Support #1355: question on household earnings in COVID study
Hi Alita,
Thanks for your fast answer. I am, however, still confused about how to construct a household earnings ...
Marina Fernandez Reino
08:54 AM Support #1355 (Feedback): question on household earnings in COVID study
Hello,
You are right that ca_blhhearn* is asked of everyone. But if someone gives a partial interview then it mean...
Alita Nandi

06/09/2020

06:00 PM Support #1355 (Feedback): question on household earnings in COVID study
Hi,
I am interested in the household questions in the COVID module (variables ca_blhhearn_answer ca_blhhearn_peri...
Marina Fernandez Reino
11:21 AM Support #1354 (Feedback): Linking children to adults in Covid-19 study
Hello,
The file ca_indresp_w is the adult level file where pidp uniquely identifies each row. The information prov...
Alita Nandi
10:40 AM Support #1354 (Feedback): Linking children to adults in Covid-19 study
Hello,
I have been analysing the April wave of the Covid-19 data. I have come across trouble linking the children ...
jennie parnham

06/04/2020

03:27 PM Support #1353 (Feedback): COVID-19 survey
Hi Alexis,
We advise users to use "scaled" option, as the "certainty" option means that these units do not contrib...
Alita Nandi
10:44 AM Support #1353 (Feedback): COVID-19 survey
Good morning and I hope you are well. I am trying to analyse data from the COVID-19 survey and I have a question.

...
Alexis Karamanos

05/29/2020

04:25 PM Support #1350 (Feedback): GCSE grade data
Alita Nandi

05/27/2020

07:56 AM Support #1343: Creating a family group for profile of parents
Hi Katie,
I am attaching a syntax file that attaches co-resident parents information. See if this works for you. I...
Alita Nandi
 

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