informal care receipt in wave 7
I am currently using the information regarding informal care receipt in the social care module of wave 7.
Those eligible for this module can indicate their relationship to up nine nominated informal care providers ('g_hlpinfa1…g_hlpinfa9') and the associated person number of these providers ('g_infano1…g_infano9'). Using the information provided in the g_egoalt data file of relationships between all household members I have found that 'g_hlpinfa1…g_hlpinfa9'and 'g_infano1…g_infano9' can provide conflicting information. For example, one case may be that a recipient indicates they receive informal care from their son, daughter and grandchild via 'g_hlpinfa2, g_hlpinfa3, g_hlpinfa4', however the person number given via 'g_infano2, g_infano3, g_infano4' is only of one of these. If I have correctly identified a discrepancy in reporting would it be appropriate to assume that the relationship information or the person number information is correct?
There are various other types of discrepancies similar to the one described where the relationship and person number information do not match. Would it be possible to have some information on how the person number via 'g_infano1-9' was inputted into the survey (or any other relevant information regarding these variables)?
Many thanks in advance