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BHPS and UKHLS weights

Added by Nurfatima Jandarova over 3 years ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Weights
Start date:
07/23/2019
% Done:

100%


Description

Hello!

For our project we are working with wave 18 of BHPS and wave 1 of UKHLS. In these datasets we are using cross-sectional and design weights, respectively. At first we have simply appended the weights, but we've just noticed that the two have drastically different support. Cross-sectional weight from wave 18 ranges from 0 to 5.3, while design weight from wave 1 ranges from 0 to 6015.3. Could you please help us understand the difference and suggest ways to make them on a similar scale?

Thank you!

Best,
Nurfatima Jandarova

#1

Updated by Olena Kaminska over 3 years ago

Dear Nurfatima,

You shouldn't use design weights on their own - they are provided for advanced users who want to create their own nonresponse adjustment.
I suggest that you use an equivalent weight from UKHLS wave 1 to the one that you use in BHPS dataset.

Best,
Olena

#2

Updated by Stephanie Auty over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Olena Kaminska to Nurfatima Jandarova
  • % Done changed from 0 to 70
  • Private changed from Yes to No
#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 4 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (Nurfatima Jandarova)
  • % Done changed from 70 to 100

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