alternative for a question
I wanted to ask about the variable “someone to rely on when there is a serious problem” which is constructed from three separate questions answered by adults aged 16 to 24, "How much can you rely on a spouse/ family member/friend if you have a serious problem?" scfrely/scrrely/scprely.
I know the variables have not been asked since 2013/2014 and wont be asked again until wave 11, but I was wondering if you were advising the use of any variables as possible alternatives to “rely on” that can be used in the meantime? I can of course use variables from a different data set but was hoping Usoc might have a solution?
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We can't give advice about what to use, as this will depend on your research question, but you may find some of the questions in the following modules useful:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/6/questionnaire-module/socialnetworks_w6 (also in W9) - some of these questions are included in the young adults module at other waves: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/8/questionnaire-module/youngadults_w8
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/7/questionnaire-module/familynetworks_w7 (also in W9)
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/6/questionnaire-module/scaneighbourhood_w6 (also in W9)
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/7/questionnaire-module/scapartner_w7 (also in W9)
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/7/questionnaire-module/parentsandchildren_w7 (also in W9, with similar questions in the youth questionnaire at the same waves)
Two questions from the young adults module:
These are also in the youth questionnaire at odd numbered waves.