I noticed that for some observations there is a mismatch for the ethnicity variables between the files a_indall and a_indresp.
For example some individuals that are Indian according to the indresp file, result Pakistani according to the indall file.
I would like to understand the reason for the mismatch.
I know that the indresp file registers the interviewees'responses to the individual questionnaire, but what does the indall file register? Is it directly compiled by the interviewers?
Updated by Giulia Montresor over 10 years ago
the ethnic variables in indall are part of the household grid module. As far as I understood this module is related to the screening phase of Understanding Society.
At this stage only one adult per household was interviewed and asked to provide the ethnic background of every household member. Does this apply also to the other variables in indall, such as age, sex, marital status, etc.?