Immediate - BHPS data access help
Dear Understanding Society User Support,
I have registered for the UK Data Service and acquired BHPS data for my dissertation. However, I have found it difficult to find data on household’s wealth, financial and housing assets and consumption. Looking at the summary table I noticed that waves 5,10 and 15 include information on wealth, assets and debt.
I would be very grateful if you would be able to help me find and access information on the following variables or others of a similar nature from at least 3 waves or more:
Household makeup / structure / type
Household financial assets
Household housing/property assets
Updated by Alita Nandi about 5 years ago
All household level questions are asked in the household questionnaire. You can search for these variables by looking at the useful online documentation:
Click on the MENU button on the top right corner and you will see different options of searching/finding these variables:
"Questionnaires and Survey Documents" - access the questionnaires, secifically look at the household questionnaires.
"Thesaurus" & "Index Terms" - search by key words and themes
"Record Types" - this will show you the list of all data files. If you click on any file you will find a list of all the variables within that file and a short description of that variable. Look at the files "whhresp" - ahhresp, bhhresp, chhresp etc. These include the variables corresponding to the questions in the household questionnaire. Also take a look at "windall" - it is an individual level file which includes some basic demographic information on every household member of responding households (including non-responding adults and children).
On behalf of the team.