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How to obtain an approximate measure for UK citizenship across Waves 1-11

Added by Nico Ochmann 9 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

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Resolved
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Urgent
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Start date:
02/17/2022
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Dear Forum,
I am trying to construct a simple rough binary variable UK citizen yes or no for all eleven waves. I have access to the special license.
I am looking at the raw data: citzn1, citzn2, and citzn3.
I would appreciate your help as I am not certain, how to proceed.
Thank you very much,
Nico

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 9 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 9 months ago

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If you look at the questionniares you will see that the Universe of these questions that these changed across waves, but also all who should have been asked were not asked - that is why the Universe was changed later.

In Wave 1, all those not born in the UK were asked this question. In Waves 2-4 all new entrants not born in the UK were also asked this question. Those who said they didn't have a citizenship, could have acquired since the first interview. So, from onwards Wave 5, the universe was changed - in addition to non-UK born new entrants, continuing members who were not a citizen was asked again. Please note that since the 1980s, being born in the UK does not result in automatic UK citizenship. So, it is possible that some of the UK born are not citizens. Here is more information, https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-born-uk/uk-until-10

Additional variables, such as year & country of birth, country of birth of parents, year parents came to the UK are also available in the data. These may help in identifying UK citizens among the UK born who were not asked this question.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#3

Updated by Nico Ochmann 8 months ago

Thanks for your help,
Have a nice day,
Nico

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 8 months ago

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

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