Support #1914

job title and descriptive information in the covid wave

Added by Shiyu Yuan 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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To who it may concern,

I am currently using UKHLS covid wave 7,8,9 to conduct research. In the questionnaires, jbsoc variable exists in these three waves, but in the data file, I can only find it in wave 8.

Also, there is no derived industry variable, and I found the question in wave 8 is checking the industry in wave 7 and in wvae 9 is checking either wave 7 and wave8. In this case, can I get the information by firstly derived one industry variable for wave 8 and then another one for wave 9.

The last part is regarding the marriage/cohabitation status. Can I generate a variable based on household relationships? But what if they get married but not living together? According to the way UKHLS suggests finding a partner or spouse, does it mean we can only identify a spouse or partner for couples living together that have the same household address?

Would you mind helping me with this issue, please?



Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 4 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 4 months ago

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These variables were dropped due to some inconsistencies we had discovered. There is a plan to release them with an instruction on how to use them, let me check with the Covid team what the timeline for that re-release is. In the meantime, you consider linking the information on occupation and industry from the main study.

I will also check the marriage question and get back to you.

Best wishes,
UKHLS User Support

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