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Imputation flag for income variable fimngrs_dv in BHPS

Added by Daniël van Wijk 2 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
High
Category:
Harmonisation
Start date:
07/26/2022
% Done:

90%


Description

I am using the income variable fimngrs_dv, which measures the total monthly personal income of a respondent. This income variable is available in both the BHPS and UKHLS, and missing values have been imputed by the Understanding Society team in both surveys (although in slightly different ways). I would like to add a dummy variable to my models that measures whether income was imputed. However, the imputation flag that provides this information (fimngrs_if) is only available for the UKHLS. My question is, therefore, whether there is a way to retrieve if incomes in fimngrs_dv have been imputed also for the BHPS.

Thank you in advance for your help!

Daniël

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 months ago

  • Category changed from Income to Harmonisation
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • % Done changed from 0 to 90
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Dear Daniël,

Please use the w_fimnthi (Imputation flag - wFIMN (derived)) - fimngrs_dv is named fimn in the unharmonised version of the dataset. It looks like the names and labels for quite a few of these imputation flag variables have not been updated when the data was harmonised.

Best wishes,
Piotr
UKHLS User Support Team

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