hcost, hsyr04, mgold, mgtype
Please could you advise what the situation is with these variables. In BHPS they (or their equivalents) were initially asked of all owners in wave A, and then subsequently of movers and new morgagees. This condition means that it is possible to 'back-fill' up to a given wave to identify these mortgage variables for all applicable cases. (This is a laborious approach, necessitating extraction from all previous waves, so if you could advise me of a better method it would be appreciated.)
In US, it appears that movers and new morgagees were also asked these questions, but so far as I can ascertain from the missing cases in the data these questions do not appear to have been asked of all owners in US in wave a (nor in any other wave I think), meaning that it is not possible to complete an analysis of all owners in any wave of US using these variables (but just the BHPS cohort, and the movers and new mortgagees)? Can you confirm that my understanding of this situation is correct?
Please can you get back to me asap, as I am working to a deadline on a project for the JRF. Thank you.