Support #525

Inapplicable responses are so high for academic qualification- BHPS cohort of Understanding Society

Added by Ujjwal Kumar Das over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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Dear all,

After combining wave 2-5 of Understanding Society (US) the -8 (inapplicable)responses of the variable w_qfhigh_dv become 16 percent. But, when I keep only pids that trace back to BHPS cohort, the -8 responses for 2-5 waves of US become more than 72 percent. Apparently, respondents from BHPS in Understanding Society have mostly inapplicable responses to academic qualification w_qfhigh_dv. Any thoughts or clarification on this?


Updated by Alita Nandi over 6 years ago

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Hello Ujjwal,

You are correct the BHPS respondents were not asked the initial conditions questions and so this derived variable which is based on that is missing for them. Please read the explanation in the online documentation that has been provided by our data management team - it is very useful.

If this does not help, please let us know.

Best wishes,


Updated by Alita Nandi over 6 years ago

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Updated by Ujjwal Kumar Das over 6 years ago

Hi, Thanks for this clarification. Any suggestions how I can incorporate the initial academic qualification for those respondents while creating a panel combining US and BHPS?


Updated by Alita Nandi over 6 years ago

Use w_hiqual_dv.

Read about it in the online documentation.

If you have further queries please let us know.


Updated by Ujjwal Kumar Das over 6 years ago

Thanks, It has been a great help indeed.



Updated by Victoria Nolan over 6 years ago

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