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Identifying individual movers consistently across UKHLS and BHPS samples

Added by Albert Ward 3 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Resolved
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Start date:
08/30/2022
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Hi,

I'm looking for a simple way to identify whether a participant has moved address in a consistent way for BHPS and UKHLS waves (I'm using the harmonised survey).

I'm a little bit confused as to the best way to approach this. From what I can see, and from looking at other support tickets, I could use the BHPS variables plnew or movest, but I can't see an equivalent for UKHKLS. From what I understand, origadd wouldn't be appropriate, because it's household-level, and addrmov_dv only measures postcode change, so wouldn't record any intra-postcode movement. I can also see adcts, but this isn't a computed variable based on address at current and previous wave.

Other tickets:
[[https://iserredex.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/688]]]

Would you be able to advise on this?

Many thanks,
Albert

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months ago

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Hi Albert,

I'd say that adcts offers a fairly reasonable degree of comparability to the BHPS plnew, though the universe was different: the universe of adcts is much more complex and limited (if ff_ivlolw = 1 | ff_everint = 1 (Interviewed at prior wave or has been interviewed previously) and if (HHGrid.OrigAdd = 1 & HHGrid.NewPer = 4) | (HHGrid.OrigAdd = 2 & HHGrid.NewPer = 2) (HH interviewed at current address previously and respondent is a continuing respondent or HH interviewed at different address previously and respondent is a rejoiner)) than the one of plnew which was asked of all respondents at each wave except of proxies, so you would need to filter out those extra people yourself.

I checked if there was a UKHLS equivalent to the BHPS movest, but couldn't find it. I will check what happened with the plan of creating such a variable mentioned earlier (https://iserredex.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/688)

Best wishes,
Piotr,
UKHLS User Support Team

#2

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 months ago

Two variables were created for UKHLS: distmov_dv and addrmov_dv. But these are not available for the moves between Waves 1 & 2.
Please see the Variable Notes for further details of how these were created.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/addrmov_dv
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/variable/distmov_dv

Hope this helps.
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#3

Updated by Albert Ward 3 months ago

Thanks for your answer,

Is addrmov_dv a flag for address change, or postcode change? I was just wondering whether it would capture movement within postcodes (not that there would be many of these I guess).

Thanks,

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 2 months ago

Hi Albert,

This is postcode change, not the exact address change.

Best wishes,
Piotr,
UKHLS User Support

#5

Updated by Albert Ward about 2 months ago

Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for your help!

Best,
Albert

#6

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 1 month ago

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