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06/27/2020

11:15 AM Support #1370 (Resolved): BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
This issue is now continuing via email. So, this post is set to resolved. Alita Nandi
11:07 AM Support #1368: Unmatched households when merging hhresp with lsoa data
Hi Natalie,
These are the households without valid postcodes.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi

06/26/2020

05:54 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Hi Olena,
I just sent an email request for creating a tailored weight.
About merging youth and child data file...
Abigail Dumalus
05:35 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Abigail,
To understand the difference between '91' and 'ub' weight please see
https://www.understandingsociety.a...
Olena Kaminska
05:22 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Great to hear from you, Olena...
I am interested with creating my own tailored weight base on W_psnen??_lw. If I u...
Abigail Dumalus
04:43 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Abigali,
Yes, of course your analysis and research questions make sense, and indeed we do not have specific weight...
Olena Kaminska
04:17 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Thanks so much, Alita!
Hello Olena,
Does it make sense to merge the youth sample (for the question/variable 'y...
Abigail Dumalus
01:00 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
I am assigning this to our Survey Statistician, Dr. Kaminska, to answer your question on appropriate weights for this... Alita Nandi
12:37 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Hello Alita,
Yes, I am especially interested in analysing life satisfaction and GHQ happiness. Thank you for shari...
Abigail Dumalus
09:59 AM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
You're welcocme Abigail!
From your description it seems that you are planning to use the BHPS sample over 26 waves...
Alita Nandi
01:31 AM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Hello Alita,
I'm so glad to hear that you and Gundi are around to give advice!
I just have a follow up questio...
Abigail Dumalus
01:03 AM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Hi Abigail,
Following up on what Gundi has said, I took a look at the syntax file on our website and added Wave 9 ...
Alita Nandi
04:38 PM Support #1368: Unmatched households when merging hhresp with lsoa data
Sorry just to follow up so I can justify this later, could you confirm why those 2,898 cases are not in the LSOA file... Natalie Bennett
02:18 PM Support #1368: Unmatched households when merging hhresp with lsoa data
Hi Alita and Gundi
Thanks both for your help, I understand the source of the non-matches now.
Thanks so much.
...
Natalie Bennett
01:19 AM Support #1368 (Feedback): Unmatched households when merging hhresp with lsoa data
To follow up on what Gundi has said,
All households in c_hhsamp who have a valid postcode for their addresses are ...
Alita Nandi
02:02 PM Support #1369: Link UK Household Longitudinal Study with other datasets - is it possible?
Thanks so much for all this information - I will explore these possibilities now.
Thanks again for your time and h...
Daniela Rodrigues
01:46 PM Support #1369: Link UK Household Longitudinal Study with other datasets - is it possible?
Thanks Gundi.
Hi Daniela,
I had simultaneously asked our data team to provide a response to your query. Below i...
Alita Nandi
01:40 PM Support #1369: Link UK Household Longitudinal Study with other datasets - is it possible?
Hi Daniela,
the list of geographical identifier data files we make available is complete. Via this route it is not p...
Gundi Knies
01:24 PM Support #1369: Link UK Household Longitudinal Study with other datasets - is it possible?
Hi Gundi
Many thanks for this information. I have been exploring the link to geo-coded data shared by Alita but I ...
Daniela Rodrigues
01:03 PM Support #1369: Link UK Household Longitudinal Study with other datasets - is it possible?
Hi Daniela,
Alita has described procedures to link to geo-coded data. Your query suggest you may instead be interest...
Gundi Knies
12:27 PM Support #1369: Link UK Household Longitudinal Study with other datasets - is it possible?
Hi Alita
Thanks for your feedback. I checked the link you shared. Can you please just confirm - Is it possible to ...
Daniela Rodrigues
01:08 AM Support #1369 (Feedback): Link UK Household Longitudinal Study with other datasets - is it possible?
Hello,
Matching of Understanding Society data with external datasets which are at different levels of geography is...
Alita Nandi

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
 

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