Support #1883

Periods for personal income - fimnlabgrs_dv & paygu_dv

Added by Selcuk Beduk 2 months ago. Updated about 2 months ago.

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Dear colleagues,

May I ask which time periods do the following personal income/earnings variables refer to: fimnlabgrs_dv & paygu_dv

In other words, usual pay or gross earnings for which months/years (relative to interview year/date)?

Could you explain separately for BHPS and UKHLS?

Many thanks in advance,



Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 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.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 months ago

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Hi Selcuk,

I am afraid it is impossible to identify specific dates relative to the interview for paygu_dv, for fimnlabgrs_dv only for the annual business accounts component captured by the jsprf question. Most other source questions for these variables ask about "usual" and "on average" without any specific dates. You can check the details in the "Understanding Society and its income data" working paper , particularly figures 33, 37, 38, and table 13.

I hope it helps.

Best wishes,
UKHLS User Support


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 2 months ago

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