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From 06/04/2022 to 07/03/2022

06/29/2022

12:32 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1719 (Feedback): Several inconsistencies for birthy and also mastat
Hi Lydia,
1) I'd recommend using doby_dv from xwavedat. It is a derived variable and our Data Team has tried to ma...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/26/2022

05:12 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1719 (Feedback): Several inconsistencies for birthy and also mastat
Dear UKHLS Support,
I am currently noticing that there are several differences between the variable birthy in the...
Lydia Palumbo

06/24/2022

05:29 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1717 (Feedback): vote8 variable election coverage
Dear Leonard,
"the last election" may refer to the same general elections in more than one wave, so the same event...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/23/2022

03:04 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Dear Emily,
I downloaded the data on the 7th of June from here: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/stu...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:19 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hello
Thanks again for your help and apologies for delay - I've been away for a couple of weeks.
I've redownl...
Emily Humphreys

06/22/2022

02:35 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1711 (Feedback): Identifying care home residents
Dear Jack,
I am sorry for the delay in responding to your question.
1) you can identify if the household is in...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:28 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1718: Sexuor Access
Dear Evie,
I checked this with the team responsible for managing levels of access. The change was suggested by the...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/17/2022

05:47 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1718: Sexuor Access
Thank you for the above information! Would you be able to inform me why this variable (and I notice HIV diagnosis als... Evie Tabor
04:13 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1718 (Feedback): Sexuor Access
Dear Evie,
This information is now considered to be sensitive and for that reason it was moved to the Special Lice...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:14 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1717 (In Progress): vote8 variable election coverage
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team

06/16/2022

03:19 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1718 (Feedback): Sexuor Access
To whom it may concern,
I have noticed that the sexuor variable has been moved to special licence access via the U...
Evie Tabor
10:32 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1717 (Feedback): vote8 variable election coverage
Hello,
I am working on a project on voter behaviour, using variable "vote8" as a dependent. The variable asks for ...
Leonard Mussler

06/15/2022

01:07 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1708 (Feedback): Usual and last pay - question on imputation and missing values
Hi Rebeka,
Thanks for your question. Missing data is unlikely to be missing at random, and so dropping missing cas...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/14/2022

06:57 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1716 (Feedback): constituency level data
Hello,
Please check the dataset Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies available under Special Licence Access (h...
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:27 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1716 (Feedback): constituency level data
To study the rollout effect of universal credit, I need to get the constituency-level data first. However, this data ... huihui song

06/10/2022

05:03 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1714 (Feedback): Merge the COVID19 survey waves
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:02 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1714: Merge the COVID19 survey waves
Hello,
The problem arises here:
"foreach w in ca cb cc cd ce cf ck cg ch ci {

// find the wave number
local wa...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/09/2022

10:05 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1714 (Feedback): Merge the COVID19 survey waves
Hi
I am trying to merge the COVID19 survey waves into long format using stata based on the syntax provided in the...
amwaj abugamza

06/08/2022

06:43 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1713 (Feedback): fiyrl variable
Hello,
In principle, many of income variables in Understanding Society are updated in each release of the data (so...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:50 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
To find more information on PSUs you should look into sampling documents for UKHLS and BHPS.
Olena
Olena Kaminska
02:14 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Hi Olena,
Thanks very much for confirming that PSU is Postcode Sector - I couldn't find this in the User Guides/do...
Sue Easton
01:52 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Sue,
You have to run a correct model with correct specification, though you don't need to interpret all the levels...
Olena Kaminska
09:18 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1710: Variable for current health status?
Yes, that is correct, users need to derive this variable on their own.
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User S...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/07/2022

07:24 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1711 (In Progress): Identifying care home residents
Understanding Society User Support Team
07:24 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1713 (In Progress): fiyrl variable
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
03:00 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1713 (Feedback): fiyrl variable
Hello,
I am writing to you because I am running an analysis on the motherhood penalty in the UK and, in the first ...
Césarine Boinet
07:22 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hi Emily,
We've had another look at the most up-to-date tab data on the UKDS website and the distribution of bd_cg...
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:38 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1710: Variable for current health status?
Thank you for your response. However, it doesn’t answer my question. I’ve looked through the FAQs, and they _imply_ t... Tera Allas
05:16 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Hi Olena,
__
Thanks very much for your advice.
However, I've done a bit of research on the data, and from a _geo...
Sue Easton
12:57 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1709: Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Thanks for your quick response! Nico Seifert
12:03 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1709: Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Hello,
I am sorry, I misunderstood your question. However, the situation was similar in the main survey - such que...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:12 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1709: Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Hello,
my question was not about the Covid-19 survey, but the main survey.
Best wishes,
Nico
Nico Seifert
10:30 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1653 (Resolved): Representativeness of lone mothers
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:29 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1651 (Resolved): Matching Partners Data
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:10 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1662 (Resolved): Linking with a different data set
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:10 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1656 (Resolved): Difference between variables bl_unib and bl_unim
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:09 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1659 (Resolved): Longitudinal analysis - correct weight
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/06/2022

09:06 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1661 (Resolved): Merging children with thier parent using SPSS
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:06 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1652 (Resolved): Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:04 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1660 (Resolved): Attitudes towards immigration (self-comp) in Wave 11
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:03 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1665 (Resolved): j_youth file lacking hrpid
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:57 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1666 (Resolved): Clarification of weights when joining datasets and comparing COVID and main survey waves
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:56 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1664 (Resolved): IEMB sample when combining data to financial years
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:56 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1669 (Resolved): Employment history and labour force spell
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:55 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1672 (Resolved): Long Covid
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:41 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1671 (Resolved): Linking parents-children data during COVID (2019-2021)
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:41 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1668 (Resolved): Net household income including housing benefit adjustment
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:40 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1675 (Resolved): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Employment Status
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:40 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1679 (Resolved): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Universal Credit receipt
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:40 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1677 (Resolved): Covid Wave cx_age variable inconsistencies
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:25 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1680 (Resolved): Merging: Many to one & sorting
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:20 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1681 (Resolved): ff_stillfurl
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:18 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1678 (Resolved): Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:17 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1683 (Resolved): Merging parents (cd_indresp_w.dta) to children (cd_youth.dta)
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:16 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1684 (Resolved): Difference between cd_chsdqtd_dv_f and cd_chsdqtd_dv_m
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:15 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1690 (Resolved): jbnssec8_dv
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:12 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1682 (Resolved): How to get access to postcodes?
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:09 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1685 (Resolved): creating a disabled status variable
Understanding Society User Support Team
07:50 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1692 (Resolved): Data Query
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:54 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1712 (Feedback): Linking waves
Hello,
You can link these datasets using the unique identifier variable, that is, pidp. The syntax files are avail...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:40 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1712 (Feedback): Linking waves
Hello,
I have two questions and I would be grateful if you can share stata syntax examples:
1. How to link mul...
amwaj abugamza
06:43 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1710: Variable for current health status?
Hello,
Please have a look at the FAQs here https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/help/faqs "Questions about varia...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:57 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1710 (Feedback): Variable for current health status?
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
02:07 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1709 (Feedback): Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Hi Nico,
The covid-19 surveys did include some questions from the self-completion module in the annual mainstage i...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:57 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1711: Identifying care home residents
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
10:27 AM Understanding Society User Support Support #1711 (Feedback): Identifying care home residents
Hello,
I understand that whilst you have to be community dwelling to enter the sample, those who later move to in...
Jack Elliott

06/04/2022

03:05 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1710: Variable for current health status?
Clarification: the data I’m seeking to either find or create is an indicator of whether an individual has health cond... Tera Allas
03:02 PM Understanding Society User Support Support #1710 (Feedback): Variable for current health status?
I would like to compare data on individuals’ health status (e.g., “have you been diagnosed with X”, “do you still hav... Tera Allas
 

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