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dual fuel energy expenditure- split into electricity and gas?

Added by David Fantinic 2 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

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Feedback
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Normal
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Start date:
12/01/2022
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Hello,

I'm doing some analysis on household fuel expenditure. I'd like to be able to split out gas and electricity expenditure. Of course many households pay for these in a combined bill. I can see that this combined amount is recorded in the variable:

xpduely- amount spent on gas and electricity combined

Is there a variable that gives that combined fuel expenditure split out into an electricity amount, and a gas amount? I haven't seen it so assuming not, but wanted to check to make sure!

Thanks,

David

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 months ago

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You are correct. If they reported that they paid a combined bill they were asked for the total amount.

As a general rule, the questionnaire we upload here https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/questionnaires
includes the questions exactly as they were asked. So, if something is not in the questionnaire then it was not asked. Also, the Universe field below each question clarifies who gets asked that quesiton.

The Universe field below xpduely in the questionnaire is this **
Universe
If (fuelhave = 1 & Fuelhave = 2) // Has gas and electricity in accommodation
And If (fuelduel = 1) // Pay gas and electric as one bil **

This means that those who said they had electricity and gas in the accommodation and paid as one bill were asked about the combined amount xpduely.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

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