Support #766

USoc wave 4 investment questions

Added by Laura Gardiner over 6 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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I have a specific question about the investment data in the USoc wave 4 household file:

The variables d_nvestbrt1 d_nvestbrt2 d_nvestbrt3 d_nvestbrt97 appear to take the categorical values 0-6 (e.g. see here: From reading the wave 4 questionnaire I can see they are based on unfolding brackets questions (nvestb1rt-nvestb5rt), but I can’t find anywhere in the documentation what values (or presumably ranges) the numbers 1-6 relate to. Could you let me know please?

Relatedly - there seem to be other variables in the wave 4 household file that are categorical but no value labels are listed (e.g. d_nvestljrt1 - but I've managed to work out what answers 1 and 2 relate to in this case)

Thanks and kind regards



Updated by Victoria Nolan over 6 years ago

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Dear Laura,

Many thanks for your enquiry - the team is looking into it and will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes, Victoria.

On behalf of the Understanding Society data user support team.


Updated by Alita Nandi over 6 years ago

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Hello Laura,

Here is the value label for nvestbrt1-3, 97

-8 "inapplicable" -9 "missing" -7 "proxy respondent" ///
0 "don't know, LT 1000£" 1 "1-499£" 2 "500-999£" 3 "1,000-4,999£" 4 "5,000-24,999£" 5 "25,000-99,999£" 6 "more than 100,000£"

Best wishes,


Updated by Alita Nandi over 6 years ago

Thanks for highlighting this issue. The online documentation will be updated to reflect these value labels.


Updated by Laura Gardiner over 6 years ago

Thanks very much!


Updated by Victoria Nolan over 6 years ago

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