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Date of birth data

Added by ISHA GUPTA 7 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
Assignee:
-
Category:
Special license
Start date:
01/13/2022
% Done:

100%


Description

Hi,

I am exploring the Understanding Society Survey and I need data on the date of birth (date, month and year) of all the children born to a mother.
According to the US documentation, there should a variable called "birthm" in the following data files of all the rounds- child, xwaveid, xwavedat, indall, indresp, xwaveid_bh.
But In the data files there is no such variable.
Please help.

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

  • Category set to Special license
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Hi Isha,

I'm assuming you're using the End User Licence version of the data. Birthm variable is considered to be potentially disclosive and it is available only in the Special Licence version of the study for which you need to apply separately: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=6931

The exact birth of date is considered to be the most disclosive data, therefore it is available only via Secure Access. This means that you can't download this information, you can only access it remotely via a special secure platform provided by the UK Data Service. You can read more about the UKHLS data access levels here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/access-data

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by ISHA GUPTA 7 months ago

Thank you for your quick response.
May I know how much time does it usually take to get access to the data once the request for special license version data is requested?

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

Hi Isha,

It may take up to a few weeks, for further details please contact UK Data Service as they responsible for processing applications: https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/contact/get-in-touch/

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 80
#5

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 5 months ago

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

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