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Matching children and young people to parents no longer in the same household

Added by Megan Scott almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Data analysis
Start date:
11/04/2016
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100%


Description

Hi,

I am using BHPS together with UKHLS and I am trying to match children and young people to their parents in the dataset, even if they are no longer in the household.
Using BHPS, this seems straightforward as fnspid and mnspid are constant throughout the dataset, so you can merge by creating a separate mother/father file and then merging pid to mnspid/fnspid from indresp.
However, in UKHLS, merging on fnspid and mnspid does not provide as many matches. Are these pidps? Is there a better way of matching which does not use household indicators?
I had a look at the previous query using w_indall in UKHLS but this seems to lead to duplicate cases in mnspid which cannot then be merged?

Many thanks

Meg

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