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Ethnicity and Socio-economic group - inapplicable data

Added by Helena Dare-Edwards over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Survey design
Start date:
09/22/2017
% Done:

100%


Description

Hi,

I am trying to put together profile data for respondents with dependent children involved in wave 6 (using the variable f_ndepchl_dv - Number of own dependent children in household in datafile:f_indresp) and have managed to tabulate data for region, gender, and age, but am having problems with ethnic group (f_racel) and socio-economic group (f_jbseg_dv). Both of these variables have very high proportions of respondents (of the whole sample) for whom the question appears to be inapplicable (79% and 42% respectively), and it isn't clear to me why? Are these missing data represented elsewhere? These don't appear to be errors in our datafile once imported as the same proportions are reported in tables on the website under the respective variables (e.g. https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/6/datafile/f_indresp/variable/f_racel).

I have looked at the other variables that cover the same themes, but the result, in terms of applicability, is the same - could you advise please? Are there other variables I am missing that you could point me in the direction of, or is there another way of analysing the ethnicity and social group of respondents who have dependent children in household? Alternatively, are we able to request such data from Understanding Society directly?

Many thanks,

Helena

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