Support #2002

Identification of all parents of new entrant children in the data

Added by Joanna Clifton-Sprigg 3 months ago. Updated about 6 hours ago.

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I am preparing to analyse the take up of maternity/paternity leave among parents of children born into UKHLS.
Having looked at the routing for question matlv & matleave, I realised that questions about these two types of leave are either asked of those coded as "newmum" or "newdad", or of females (for matleave).
Newmum/newdad identifies only whether one is a biological parent of a child.
What happens in case of adoption? Are adoptive parents asked maternity/paternity leave question?
By law they are entitled to adoption leave which closely resembles maternity leave.


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 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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Dear Joanna,

Up to and including W12 the focus was on bio kids, so only maternity/paternity leave.
From W13 we updated the questionnaire to focus on all kids, so maternity/paternity/adoption, and to include shared parental leaves.

Best wishes,

UKHLS User Support


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 6 hours ago

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