Support #1042

usage of social welfare services

Added by Yanan Zhang over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Please see the link below:

I am looking for the data on the usage of social welfare services. Based on the information in the above link, those variables eg. hlsvc are only available in the BHPS but not in the UKHLS. Are those variables not collected any more or are published in other affiliated dataset?

Best wishes,

Yanan Zhang


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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Dear Yanan,

The page you linked to shows that these variables were not collected in Understanding Society. There are some questions on similar topics which you may find useful, which are included in Wave 7 of Understanding Society and are contained in the Social Care ( and Health Service Use ( modules. There is also information about hospital stays for newly diagnosed health conditions is part of the Annual Events module from Wave 6 onwards (

There is a longer set of questions on health service use and health conditions as part of Wave 10 which is currently in fieldwork. This may be helpful to you in the future and the questionnaire for Wave 10 is avaialble here:

Best wishes,


Updated by Yanan Zhang over 5 years ago

Hi Stephanie!

Thank you ever so much for your help. These information are very helpful.

All my best wishes,



Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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