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From 01/25/2024 to 02/23/2024

02/20/2024

12:06 PM Support #1883: Periods for personal income - fimnlabgrs_dv & paygu_dv
Resolved Understanding Society User Support Team

02/19/2024

11:22 AM Support #2055: Reasoning for inapplicable variables which don't have a preceding question or perequisit.
Also, -9 cases are where the interview was online (CAWI) and the person did not answer the question. Understanding Society User Support Team

02/17/2024

05:25 PM Support #1832: Highest qualification variables - query about correct variable and coverage of non-UK qualifications
Sorry this question was removed from the FAQ as the detailed note had been included as variable notes for QFHIGH_DV a... Understanding Society User Support Team
05:15 PM Support #2001: Special licence request
Hello,
xbaseline is not a separate survey, but rather includes the variables that were asked about the "baseline" ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:02 PM Support #2055: Reasoning for inapplicable variables which don't have a preceding question or perequisit.
In all waves that these questions are asked (9 10 11 12 13), except for the additional issue with Wave 12, these ques... Understanding Society User Support Team
04:24 PM Support #2055: Reasoning for inapplicable variables which don't have a preceding question or perequisit.
You reply was sent to our email instead of being posted here, so copying it here
Hi,
Thanks for your reply!
I'...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/16/2024

12:46 PM Support #2000 (Resolved): BHPS+UKLHS weigths
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:45 PM Support #2026 (Resolved): expenditure in UKHLS
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:45 PM Support #2032 (Resolved): hidp missing from hhresp but present in income, egoalt, indresp files
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:44 PM Support #2039 (Resolved): Household identifier in Understanding Society COVID-19 Survey Waves
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:42 PM Support #2055 (Feedback): Reasoning for inapplicable variables which don't have a preceding question or perequisit.
Hello,
This question was raised by someone else, please see our response to that query: https://iserredex.essex.ac...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/15/2024

05:06 PM Support #2055 (Feedback): Reasoning for inapplicable variables which don't have a preceding question or perequisit.
Hi,
I have a query regarding the status of 'inapplicable' for certain variables.
A few participants show up as ...
Molly Rowe

02/14/2024

05:59 PM Support #2033 (Feedback): Derived variable on income / earnings of each benefit unit
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Here is the response from our income team.
For complete households you...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/12/2024

08:42 PM Support #2042 (Feedback): Survey Weights for Multi-Wave Pooled Analysis
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:40 PM Support #2036 (Feedback): Understanding Society - weights
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:50 AM Support #2052 (Feedback): Vote Choice: display all parties
Hello Tarek,
The complete description of the "other party" option can be located in the Study "SN 6931 - Understandi...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/09/2024

03:52 PM Support #2052 (Feedback): Vote Choice: display all parties
Hi,
In the questions regarding voting behaviour. Is it possible to get the all the vote choices of the respondent...
Tarek Jaziri-Arjona

02/08/2024

09:11 PM Support #2051 (Feedback): Local Authority variable name in Special Licence dataset (SN 6666)
Hello Hannah,
You can find the variables associated with Study "SN6666":https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatal...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:56 PM Support #2051 (Feedback): Local Authority variable name in Special Licence dataset (SN 6666)
Hello,
I am struggling to find the variable name for Local Authority indicators in the Special Licence Access vers...
Hannah Chappell
10:16 AM Support #2050 (Feedback): Linking BHPS and US Dataset for special license data (6931)
Hello Max,
The response is on Issue #2049.
Best wishes,
Roberto Cavazos
Understanding Society User Support T...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:14 AM Support #2049 (Feedback): Linking BHPS and US Dataset for special license data (6931)
Hello Max
The variable "age_dv" represents the age, in completed years, at the time of the interview. It is calcul...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/07/2024

10:00 PM Support #2050 (Feedback): Linking BHPS and US Dataset for special license data (6931)
I am attempting to merge individual files from harmonised bhps and ukhls into long format. The datasets I am using ar... Max Bradley
03:44 PM Support #2049 (Feedback): Linking BHPS and US Dataset for special license data (6931)
I am attempting to merge individual files from harmonised bhps and ukhls into long format. The datasets I am using ar... Max Bradley
10:31 AM Support #2048: Code Creator
Hi Roberto
Thanks for your help. I am still having issues but will edit the code you sent for now and hope it reso...
Martha Tindall
10:16 AM Support #2048: Code Creator
Hello Martha,
I've completed the process to obtain the code and can confirm that it's working fine. I'm attaching...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:57 AM Support #2048: Code Creator
Hi Roberto
I have tried various variables including benbase4, sc_ghq1_dv and age_dv.
Thanks
Martha
Martha Tindall
09:53 AM Support #2048 (Feedback): Code Creator
Hello Martha,
Which specific variables are you trying to use? I just did a similar exercise myself and everything...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:42 AM Support #2048 (Feedback): Code Creator
Hi
I am having issues when trying to use the code creator on your website. When I click save the save it does not...
Martha Tindall

02/06/2024

04:30 PM Support #2047 (Feedback): Council Tax
Hello Elaine,
“w_ficountax_dv” is designated as a special licence variable and can be located within the study "SN...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:00 PM Support #2047 (Feedback): Council Tax
Where can I find the amount of council tax paid by a household?
The variable look up suggests I need ficountax_dv an...
Elaine Robinson
04:15 PM Support #2045 (Feedback): Winter Fuel Payments
Hello Elaine,
We categorized benefits as a source of income. The benefits we’ve collected are listed in the income...
Understanding Society User Support Team
07:45 AM Support #2041: w_outcome in COVID-19 survey waves
Hello Laura,
Here is the feedback from our Survey team.
1. Yes, if they start the interview but stop before a point ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
07:41 AM Support #2046 (Feedback): Unable to locate org variable used in the past
Hello Mel,
The variable you mentioned, along with others related to the module groups and organisations, are curre...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/05/2024

01:05 PM Support #2041: w_outcome in COVID-19 survey waves
Understanding Society User Support Team wrote in #note-1:
> Dear Laura,
>
> I am not sure I understand what the ...
Laura Leone
11:33 AM Support #2044 (Feedback): Old Westminster constituecies
Hello Margherita,
The geographical data files for all waves of UKHLS are generated, whenever feasible, from ONS Po...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:23 AM Support #2046 (Feedback): Unable to locate org variable used in the past
Hello, We have previously used a variable which we noted the name of as 'org' which was about being a member of one o... Mel Cairns

02/01/2024

02:32 PM Support #2045 (In Progress): Winter Fuel Payments
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
02:06 PM Support #2045 (Feedback): Winter Fuel Payments
There are a range of benefits for those of pension age to help with fuel bills, including the Winter Fuel Payment and... Elaine Robinson
10:24 AM Support #2044 (In Progress): Old Westminster constituecies
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team

01/31/2024

01:32 PM Support #2044 (Feedback): Old Westminster constituecies
Hello, I am trying to link survey responses to electoral results for the Westminster constituencies. I have obtained ... Margherita Negri

01/30/2024

04:13 PM Support #2043 (Feedback): Legality of sharing Understanding Society data
Hello Michael,
The only way to share information with other people (considering they are registered in the UKDS) is ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:28 PM Support #2043 (Feedback): Legality of sharing Understanding Society data
Hello,
I am a final year PhD student who is very close to submission. As part of my research, I have reconstruct...
Michael Mahony
01:09 PM Support #2042: Survey Weights for Multi-Wave Pooled Analysis
Lisa,
Thank you for your question. Yes, you should use tailored weights, accounting for nonresponse of both parent...
Olena Kaminska

01/29/2024

11:05 AM Support #2042 (In Progress): Survey Weights for Multi-Wave Pooled Analysis
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
09:47 AM Support #2042 (Feedback): Survey Weights for Multi-Wave Pooled Analysis
Hello,
I have constructed an unconventional sample by pooling tab-delineated data files for SN 6614-Understanding...
Lisa Waddell
10:44 AM Support #2041: w_outcome in COVID-19 survey waves
Hi Laura,
I am afraid there is no officially released background information about the meaning of these labels but...
Understanding Society User Support Team

01/26/2024

08:28 PM Support #2040 (Feedback): Survey Weights
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:26 AM Support #2040: Survey Weights
Martha,
Thank you for your question. For answers have a look here, questions 13-17 are relevant to your question:
...
Olena Kaminska
11:20 AM Support #2040 (In Progress): Survey Weights
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
02:35 PM Support #2041: w_outcome in COVID-19 survey waves
Understanding Society User Support Team wrote in #note-1:
> Dear Laura,
>
> I am not sure I understand what the ...
Laura Leone
11:19 AM Support #2041 (Feedback): w_outcome in COVID-19 survey waves
Dear Laura,
I am not sure I understand what the problem is, could you elaborate please?
1) Which dataset are y...
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:16 AM Support #2041 (Feedback): w_outcome in COVID-19 survey waves
In the cv_indresp dataset (COVID-19 survey), there are three variables (i_outcome, j_outcome, k_outcome) referring to... Laura Leone

01/25/2024

11:26 AM Support #2036: Understanding Society - weights
Valentina,
Thank you for your question. Have a look in this paper, questions 14-16 should be helpful:
https://www...
Olena Kaminska
10:27 AM Support #2040 (Feedback): Survey Weights
Hi
I am conducting an analysis an dam struggling to determine the best weights to use and was hoping you could gi...
Martha Tindall
 

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