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BHPS hhmove variable with 0 values

Added by Marek Rojicek 4 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
08/04/2021
% Done:

100%


Description

Hi,

In BHPS waves 7 and 11, the derived hhmove variable has blank values associated with a value label of 0. These can be seen in the variable search for hhmove under the relevant waves (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/hhmove).

It isn't however clear what these 0 values mean - would it please be possible to check these?

Thank you,
Marek

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 4 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback
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Hello,

In Wave 7, the UK component of the ECHP panel sample were added to the BHPS and the hhmove variable is missing for these cases (N=1065). These samples were interviewed until Wave 11, after which these were dropped. So, in g_hhsamp file these cases are correctly coded as -8 but in g_hhresp these are coded as 0, which is confusing - but that is the reason.

In Wave 11, the NI sample was added and these cases are correctly coded as -8 in bk_hhresp and bk_hhsamp. But there are 2 cases from existing samples who are also coded as -8 and 5 as 0. These are due to some coding error. You can use the variables bk_ivnadd and bk_ivfho to impute bk_hhmove for these case.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by Marek Rojicek 4 months ago

Hi,

Thank you for looking into this, these explanations are very helpful.

Could I please just ask how the bk_hhmove variable is derived from bk_ivnadd and bk_ivfho? I tried looking for it in the documentation but couldn't find it anywhere. And do you think that these 0 values could be fixed for a future release?

Thank you,
Marek

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 4 months ago

The bk_ivnadd shows whether this is a new address, corrected address etc and bk_ivfho shows the household interview outcome.

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 2 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

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