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Weights_poverty line (BHPS)

Added by Lydia Palumbo 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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Feedback
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Data analysis
Start date:
09/16/2020
% Done:

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Dear Support Team,

I am computing the poverty line for each wave of BHPS and UKHLS, as indicated by the files in the
Moodle X courses (attached for your convenience).
I have some questions on the BHPS file.
1) Fihhmn is indicated in hhresp but I have found it only in indresp. Was it recalled otherwise?
2) I am not sure about the weights used for computing the pov line in BHPS. The file uses the individual
weight xewght. However, the variable is at hh level. Shouldn't I use a hh level weight, like xhwght?

Thank you and best,
Lydia


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Worksheet ex 4BHPS.pdf (328 KB) Worksheet ex 4BHPS.pdf Lydia Palumbo, 09/16/2020 08:43 PM
#1

Updated by Rebecca Parsons 4 months ago

  • Category set to Weights
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Olena Kaminska
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Hi Lydia,

Thanks for your query, it's been passed to our weights specialist. We'll be in touch with a response soon.

Best wishes,
Becky

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#2

Updated by Olena Kaminska 4 months ago

  • Category changed from Weights to Data analysis
  • Assignee changed from Olena Kaminska to Alita Nandi

Lydia,

I am answering here your question regarding weights. The weight you use will depend on the level of analysis. If you analyse households and want to talk about households you will need household weight. But if you are talking about individuals (with household level characteristics for example) you should use individual level weights.

Hope this helps,
Olena

#3

Updated by Alita Nandi 4 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
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#4

Updated by Alita Nandi 4 months ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 80

Hi Lydia,

If you are interested in gross household monthly income, then please use the variable called bw_fihhmngrs_dv in bw_hhresp.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/fihhmngrs_dv

Best wishes,
Alita

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