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Support #1673

pensioner_dv seems to be wrong for men

Added by Tom Waters 10 months ago. Updated 9 months ago.

Status:
In Progress
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Data inconsistency
Start date:
03/29/2022
% Done:

10%


Description

Hi,

The pensioner_dv variable is supposed to determine whether the respondent is past State Pension Age (SPA). But for men, in wave K, all men aged 64 or younger are defined as not being past SPA, and all men aged 65 or older are. However, men born after 6 December 1953 have a SPA after their 65th birthday (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/310231/spa-timetable.pdf)

For women this does not seem to be a problem - at least, there are 65 year old women in wave K for whom the pensioner_dv variable says they are below SPA.

(Though, there are 36 women in wave K who are 60 years old and pensioner_dv indicates that they are past SPA. Presumably that can't be right?)

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