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From 07/03/2020 to 08/01/2020

07/30/2020

05:53 PM Support #1389 (Feedback): Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hello,
Is there a variable which indicates the number of children a respondent has living outside the household? ...
Fiona Steele
01:57 PM Support #1388: Merging geographical special license data
Hi Alita,
It does, thanks for your help!
Kindest,
James
James Risk
02:30 AM Support #1388 (Feedback): Merging geographical special license data
Hello,
The geographical special license data files include households with valid postcodes including those that di...
Alita Nandi
02:46 AM Support #1387 (Feedback): Estimates of UK population
Hello,
Please take a look at the discussion in this working paper about this issue on pg 19-20 & see Table 6.
htt...
Alita Nandi

07/29/2020

09:23 PM Support #1388 (Feedback): Merging geographical special license data
Hi,
I've merged two geographical special license datasets (SN7630 and SN7248) with the main dataset (SN6614) for e...
James Risk
02:27 PM Support #1387 (In Progress): Estimates of UK population
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
01:51 PM Support #1387 (Feedback): Estimates of UK population
* Hi,
I have a basic query regarding the estimates of the share of the foreign-born population aged 16 and above ...
Marina Fernandez Reino

07/27/2020

04:09 PM Support #1347 (In Progress): weighting
Alita Nandi
03:35 PM Support #1347: weighting
Hi,
Apologies for the follow up.
I have a further question. Since I have individuals coming from only the you...
Laura Silva
08:51 AM Support #1384 (Feedback): Sharing Data
Hello Isaac,
Thanks for your query.
You are not allowed to upload or share the data. If anyone wants to use th...
Alita Nandi

07/24/2020

04:53 PM Support #1384 (Feedback): Sharing Data
Hello,
I am a MSc student at the United Nations University / Maastricht University completing my thesis using UKHL...
Isaac Thornton
09:33 AM Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
I will email you from our "usersupport@understandingsociety.ac.uk" email address (where you had corres...
Alita Nandi

07/22/2020

09:41 PM Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hello Alita,
I keep going back and reading Olena’s advice and the weighting FAQ to make sure that the results I ge...
Abigail Dumalus
06:02 AM Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
Has this question been answered by Olena's response to 1378?
Thanks,
Alita
Alita Nandi
11:30 AM Support #1383: Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Gundi Knies wrote:
> Hi Pascale,
> please take a look at the posts https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/551 ...
Pascale Bourquin
10:12 AM Support #1383: Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Hi Pascale,
please take a look at the posts https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/551 and https://iserswww.ess...
Gundi Knies
09:45 AM Support #1383 (Resolved): Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Hi,
I was wondering whether you would be able to give me some more information on how the variable “hiqual_dv” is...
Pascale Bourquin
10:28 AM Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Thanks Gundi, yes I will look into getting a better match with the look-up files.
Thank you all for your help.
...
Clara Mascaro
10:18 AM Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hi Clara,
jumping in here as I probably know a little more about geographical data linkage than Alita this being my ...
Gundi Knies

07/21/2020

05:59 PM Support #1382 (Feedback): Where to find questionnaire modules?
Hello,
Have you read our User Guide? Please take a look at that.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documenta...
Alita Nandi
05:48 PM Support #1382 (Feedback): Where to find questionnaire modules?
I am interested in using the Wealth, assets and debt module in my research. However I cannot find this data on the UK... Shreya Nanda
04:30 PM Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Alita Nandi wrote:
> And for these unmatched cases we found gor_dv and country were missing, as is expected since th...
Clara Mascaro

07/20/2020

06:31 AM Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
And for these unmatched cases we found gor_dv and country were missing, as is expected since their postcodes were mis... Alita Nandi
06:21 AM Support #1379 (Feedback): Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hi Clara,
Our data team has looked into this and found the number of individuals in w_indresp for whom a matched L...
Alita Nandi
06:06 AM Support #1380 (Resolved): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Alita Nandi
06:06 AM Support #1381 (Feedback): Query
The negative values refer to self-employment losses. You can check that by:
tab a_jbemp if a_fimnlabnet_dv<0
An...
Alita Nandi
05:57 AM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hi Abigail,
You are correct, The answer to your first question "Which variable would indicate those “interviews th...
Alita Nandi

07/19/2020

04:46 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail Dumalus wrote:
> Thanks so much, Alita, for your feedback. Does the 24-month wave period preclude me from us...
Nick Dret
04:34 PM Support #1381 (Feedback): Query

Hi
I would like to ask about the fimnlabnet_dv variable: what dose the negative values represent ?
amwaj abugamza

07/17/2020

08:32 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
I will start with the second question:
- yes, you can use indinus_lw directly
- in the first option you assume that...
Olena Kaminska

07/16/2020

07:21 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Thanks for the suggestions, Olena.
Which variable would indicate those “interviews that took place (finished) in J...
Abigail Dumalus
07:01 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Oh, and with regard to your comment on 'it seems that I am still missing a step or two to generate average life satis... Olena Kaminska
06:58 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail,
The method I described earlier does not correspond to BHPS data (before UKHLS started). BHPS is normally ...
Olena Kaminska
05:45 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hello Olena,
I am using indin91_lw for longitudinal regressions over time from 1996 to 2017 with life satisfaction...
Abigail Dumalus
05:03 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail,
I think you have a few questions that I will try to answer below.
First, why are you using indin91_lw. I...
Olena Kaminska
12:50 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
May I please get any advice on my queries above about item 11 in the weighting FAQ? Many thanks for your time and con... Abigail Dumalus
05:04 PM Support #1380 (In Progress): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
I have assigned this to Olena. This is similar to your question on the other post which also I have as...
Alita Nandi
04:34 PM Support #1380 (Resolved): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hello Alita,
I tried following item 11 for doing January 2014 as an example. When I filtered interviews from wave ...
Abigail Dumalus
03:46 PM Support #1379 (Feedback): Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hello,
I have recently added local authority level unemployment rates to a panel of individual-level UKHLS data (w...
Clara Mascaro

07/15/2020

05:05 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hello Olena,
I tried following item 11 for doing January 2014 as an example. When I filtered interviews from wave ...
Abigail Dumalus
04:06 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail,
Yes, I can confirm that FAQ question 11 applies to 3-months analysis. We do not have a ready syntax for y...
Olena Kaminska
03:06 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
I read item 11 in the weighting FAQ. It seems appropriate but I cannot be sure whether this applies for building 3-mo... Abigail Dumalus
02:14 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
I see. Yes, you can analyse by calendar year. Take a look at item 11 in the weighting FAQ and see if that is appropri... Alita Nandi
01:53 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Thanks so much, Alita, for your feedback. Does the 24-month wave period preclude me from using “year” as a panel time... Abigail Dumalus
01:36 PM Support #1378 (Feedback): Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Yes, in Understanding Society the fieldwork period for any wave stretches over 24 months and is overlaps with the nex... Alita Nandi
01:28 PM Support #1378 (Feedback): Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hello Alita,
I noticed from browsing the dataset that wave periods from wave 2 until wave 9 have been overlapping....
Abigail Dumalus
01:39 PM Support #1375: XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Yes drop all the weight variables, then merge i_indin91_lw from i_indrsp onto the entire long format file (many to on... Alita Nandi
01:11 PM Support #1375: XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Hello Alita,
I apologise for not replying for almost a week. I have been ill. I currently have several weighting ...
Abigail Dumalus
03:35 AM Support #1375 (Feedback): XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Alita Nandi
03:37 AM Support #1241 (Resolved): Problem merging inderesp with children data
Alita Nandi
03:37 AM Support #1337 (Resolved): w_jbnssec3_dv have more than 3 category
Alita Nandi
03:35 AM Support #1374 (Resolved): Weights
Alita Nandi
03:35 AM Support #1377 (Feedback): Weights in Covid-19 Study
Hello Darja,
ca_betaindin_xw = i_indinui_xw * non-response probability based on a model of non-response between m...
Alita Nandi

07/14/2020

03:36 PM Support #1377 (Feedback): Weights in Covid-19 Study
Dear Support Team,
I tsset (pidp wave) the April and May Study. Can I only use the weight (betaindin_xw) cross-sec...
Darja Reuschke
01:47 PM Support #1376: Top coding on h_fimnnet_dv (total net personal income - no deductions)
Hello,
Sorry the variable note for w_fimnnet_dv does not clearly explain how topcoding is done. There are 51 obser...
Alita Nandi

07/10/2020

10:31 AM Support #1374: Weights
Dear Olena,
This perfectly answers my question. Thanks so much for the clarification!
Best,
Maria
Maria Cotofan

07/09/2020

02:47 PM Support #1374: Weights
Maria,
Thank you for your questions. I am replying in order:
In your original message:
(1) Yes, your set up is c...
Olena Kaminska
10:27 AM Support #1374: Weights
ok. I am now assigning this to our Survey Statistican, Olena.
Alita Nandi
10:44 AM Support #1376 (In Progress): Top coding on h_fimnnet_dv (total net personal income - no deductions)
Hello,
Thank you for your query. I have passed on your query to our income team and we will get back to you soon.
...
Alita Nandi
09:44 AM Support #1376 (Feedback): Top coding on h_fimnnet_dv (total net personal income - no deductions)
Hello there,
I'm working with h_fimnnet_dv, and trying to build a regression model to predict income based on a ra...
Christopher Brown
10:26 AM Support #1375: XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Let's say your long file is, long.dta. Then you do this:
use long, clear
merge m:1 pidp using i_indresp, keepus(i...
Alita Nandi

07/08/2020

04:44 PM Support #1375: XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Hello Alita,
I understand what you’re saying. but is there an extra step or specific code that I need to implement...
Abigail Dumalus
06:01 AM Support #1375: XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Hi Abigail,
You need to take i_indin91_lw (as Wave 9 is the last wave you are including) and then attach that to a...
Alita Nandi
11:43 AM Support #1374: Weights
Dear Anita,
Thank you for your quick reply!
Regarding point (1), I was already familiar with item 12 in the FAQ...
Maria Cotofan
06:05 AM Support #1374: Weights
Hello,
(1) Take a look at item 12 in the weighting FAQ which discusses pooling waves for cross-sectional analysis....
Alita Nandi

07/07/2020

08:01 PM Support #1375 (Feedback): XTREG error: weight must be constant within pidp
Dear Olena,
As I mentioned in a separate issue weeks ago, I am analysing life satisfaction and GHQ (using indresp ...
Abigail Dumalus
10:50 AM Support #1374 (Resolved): Weights
Dear Sir/Madame,
I have a question regarding the use of weights when pooling the 9 waves of Understanding Society....
Maria Cotofan

07/03/2020

02:17 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Yes, this happens sometimes, but only a few such cases. In the 9 UKHLS waves there are 13 such cases. In BHPS the cut... Alita Nandi
01:47 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
I will try your advice and see how it goes. Thanks so much, Alita.
I meant to raise this before: just looking at i...
Abigail Dumalus
01:32 PM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
First check that that indall_longfile and indresp_longfile don't have repeated observations. Type
isid pidp wave
...
Alita Nandi
11:12 AM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Hello Alita,
It was a typo here. I used pidp. What I did was linking all indall files together for 26 waves (using...
Abigail Dumalus
06:34 AM Support #1370: BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
You said you ran the code "xtset pid wave" and got an error message. Did you use "pid" instead of "pidp" or this just... Alita Nandi
02:01 PM Support #1372: Question about age of respondents based on age_dv, and racel_dv (Re-created as original was deleted)
For the 9 wave of UKHLS data:
The variable w_birthy was checked for consistency across the waves. After resolving ...
Alita Nandi
01:24 PM Support #1373 (Feedback): Child file a-j [ca_childdoba]
Hello,
Respondents to this survey, who reported at least one child below the age of 18 (hhcompa>0 or hhcomdb>0 or ...
Alita Nandi
 

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