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data and documentation not matching up (jbsoc variable)

Added by Ruth Boardman 6 months ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
COVID-19
Start date:
01/10/2022
% Done:

50%


Description

Hi, I am trying to use wave 8 job title and description variable ch_jbsoc, however the variable doesn't seem to exist in the data, despite it stating it does in the documentation/variable search. please can you inform me on how to proceed.

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 6 months ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days. While we will aim to keep to this response times due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) related situation it may take us longer to respond.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 6 months ago

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Dear Ruth,

The fieldwork for the COVID-19 web surveys – and subsequent occupation coding – is done by a different agency than the main
annual interview. Moreover, the main survey annual interviewing makes use of dependent
interviewing in collecting occupation and this was not possible in the COVID-19 web surveys.
This has led to differences in coded occupations and may have led to potentially spurious
occupation changes between pre-COVID and COVID period, which required further
investigation. We have, therefore, temporarily withdrawn cw_jbsoc00_cc variables collected in the employment
module, while we investigate and we will update users at the next COVID-19 data release.
The current plan is to include these variables with in the February 2022 Covid-19 data release.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 6 months ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback

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