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From 04/25/2016 to 05/24/2016

05/24/2016

01:26 PM Support #538 (In Progress): missing proxy interviews in wave 1
Alita Nandi
01:25 PM Support #563 (In Progress): Weights when using the youth panel
Alita Nandi
01:23 PM Support #565 (Closed): Egoalt file and meaning of alwstat codes
Alita Nandi
10:59 AM Support #561: Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
Dan,
1) xtreg assumes you have clustering / nesting (this does not include psu - some nesting related to analysis)...
Olena Kaminska

05/23/2016

07:20 PM Support #561: Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
And thanks Alita - have found and read that example!
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hello Dan,
>
> The training manual t...
Dan Brown
07:19 PM Support #561: Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
Hi Olena,
Thanks for your reply.
I have two follow up questions:
1) You say 'basically you will have at leas...
Dan Brown
05:48 PM Support #561: Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
Hello Dan,
The training manual that Olena has asked you to look at to deal with single unit PSUs, is Example 6 of ...
Alita Nandi
04:58 PM Support #561: Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
Dan,
Thanks for your questions.
To start with the issues with weights and strata+psu are separate and are not re...
Olena Kaminska
06:49 PM Support #568 (In Progress): BHPS: analysing results from children who have left the household and matching them to their parents
Hi Marianne,
there are different ways of doing this.
One option is to start off with the data file XWAVEDAT. It in...
Gundi Knies
11:15 AM Support #571 (In Progress): routing for a_jbhad and b_jbbgd/b_jbbgm/b_jbbgy
Hi Zoe,
on your query regarding a_jbhad. In Wave 1 JBHAD had the following routing:
if (JBHAS = 2 and JBOFF = 2)
...
Gundi Knies

05/21/2016

04:25 PM Support #571 (Closed): routing for a_jbhad and b_jbbgd/b_jbbgm/b_jbbgy
Hi,
I am trying to work out the routing for some of the employment variables and for some variables, the routing i...
Zoe Oldfield

05/20/2016

02:08 PM Support #569 (In Progress): Repeated child identifer for a given adult in a_natchild file
Hi Paulino,
Thanks for letting us know. We are looking into this.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi
12:04 PM Support #569 (Closed): Repeated child identifer for a given adult in a_natchild file
Hello,
In the file a_natchild the variable a_childno records every child listed by a given adult. However, some of...
Paulino Font Gilabert
01:59 PM Support #570 (In Progress): Missing stable characteristics data in xwavedat
Hi Meg,
This file includes every person who has ever been part of a sampled and enumerated household. Which means ...
Alita Nandi
01:50 PM Support #570 (Closed): Missing stable characteristics data in xwavedat
Hi,
I am using the xwavedat file to match stable characteristics of individuals in the main survey, but I noticed ...
Megan Scott

05/19/2016

10:25 PM Support #568 (Closed): BHPS: analysing results from children who have left the household and matching them to their parents
Hi, I'm hoping someone could offer some guidance.
I'm currently working with the BHPS and trying to see the effect...
marianne walker
04:47 PM Support #563: Weights when using the youth panel
Libby,
Thank you for your question. You situation is complex and unique and we do not have the weight that will ta...
Olena Kaminska
04:39 PM Support #566 (In Progress): Data on children's mental health
Yes, there is information on 10-15 yaer olds' SDQ scores (see the youth quesionnaires), their self-reported ethnic gr... Alita Nandi
01:53 PM Support #564 (Feedback): Is there an Opportunity to get the BHPS Waves 1-18 and BHPS data that's integrated in UKHLS as one big dataset?
Hi Leolo,
we do not provide a combined BHPS/Understanding Society, but the BHPS member’s pid is included in the Unde...
Gundi Knies
08:37 AM Support #567 (Closed): Household Income vs. Housing costs
I am trying to derive a measure of the % of household income that is spent on housing. I am using gross household in... Emily Murray

05/17/2016

02:46 PM Support #511 (Closed): SCEVERDRNK variable Wave 2
Victoria Nolan
02:46 PM Support #537 (Closed): Merged File Request
Victoria Nolan

05/16/2016

10:11 PM Support #566 (Closed): Data on children's mental health
Dear Understanding Society,
I wanted to ask about the process of applying to access the data for a research proje...
Sophie Epstein
12:56 PM Support #565 (Closed): Egoalt file and meaning of alwstat codes
I have previously asked ISER for the meaning of the alwstat codes in the egoalt file, but did so via email (not on th... Dan Brown

05/12/2016

07:42 PM Support #564 (Closed): Is there an Opportunity to get the BHPS Waves 1-18 and BHPS data that's integrated in UKHLS as one big dataset?
Hey,
If I understood coorectly, the BHPS got completely integrated into UKHLS. So that the variables and questionair...
Leolo Vogt
04:46 PM Support #563 (Closed): Weights when using the youth panel
Hi,
I'm wondering which are the most appropriate weights for my analysis. I'm analysing employment transitions betwe...
Libby Webb
02:00 PM Support #554: Special license data for non-UK issues
Hi Moyin,
Apologies for the delay. Please find attached details of the 2a/2b classificaitons for BHPS and UKHLS.
...
Victoria Nolan
01:38 PM Support #557 (Resolved): hscost mgold
Dear David,
Apologies for the delay in responding. We do not currently provide a summary measure of housing/mortga...
Victoria Nolan
09:39 AM Support #561: Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
Dear Dan,
Many thanks for your follow-up. My colleague Olena, who is responsible for weighting, is currently on le...
Victoria Nolan

05/11/2016

05:49 PM Support #561: Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
Dear Victoria,
Thanks for your reply, and sorry for posting as an attachment! I have read the worksheets on weight...
Dan Brown

05/10/2016

05:16 PM Support #556: Death in BHPS and US
Hi Emily,
"ret'ing" stands for "retiring" and "ret'd" for "retired". If you cross-tabulate astat with the variable l...
Gundi Knies
04:18 PM Support #561 (In Progress): Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
Dear Dan,
Many thanks for your enquiry. In the first instance, please have a look at the worksheets on weighting i...
Victoria Nolan
03:48 PM Support #561 (Closed): Survey design and longitudinal weight choice in unbalanced panels
Hi all!
My questions are in the attached pdf file. Thanks very much for your help!
Cheers,
Dan
Dan Brown
04:03 PM Support #541 (Closed): Health conditions module
Victoria Nolan
04:02 PM Support #555 (Closed): Household and individual income components
Victoria Nolan
04:02 PM Support #550 (Closed): Interview date
Victoria Nolan
04:01 PM Support #553 (Closed): Measuring highest level of education in both the BHPS and US data
Victoria Nolan
04:01 PM Support #551 (Closed): Hiqual_dv derivation
Victoria Nolan
04:00 PM Support #544 (Closed): Background informations on the questions in BHPS/US data regarding gender equality
Victoria Nolan
04:00 PM Support #549 (Closed): self employment
Victoria Nolan
03:59 PM Support #543 (Closed): household income
Victoria Nolan

05/06/2016

05:25 PM Support #511: SCEVERDRNK variable Wave 2
Note that 959 persons had left both boxes of Q23 blank (so -9 was coded) but had filled in b_scfalcdrnk categories 1-... Alita Nandi
05:14 PM Support #511: SCEVERDRNK variable Wave 2
B_SCEVERDRNK was mislabelled: 1 means they ticked the "Have never had an alcoholic drink" box. We will revise it. Tha... Alita Nandi

05/04/2016

11:01 PM Support #537: Merged File Request
Thanks for letting us know that m_rename is not available in the Moodle course. It has now been uploaded. Check the f... Alita Nandi
06:52 PM Support #537: Merged File Request
Hi Gundi,
can you please post the m_rename.sps macro for exercise 8? i am reworking through the exercises.
than...
zoe young
02:44 PM Support #537 (Resolved): Merged File Request
Further to my last post, it has puzzled me why your interpretation of Stata code does not yield the same number of in... Gundi Knies
04:11 PM Support #560 (Resolved): PNO of spouse in BHPS and UKHLS
Hi Christa,
when you are unsure about which relationships are covered in a variable pointing to a significant other ...
Gundi Knies
03:23 PM Support #560 (Closed): PNO of spouse in BHPS and UKHLS
Hello,
Just for clarification: is the hgspn variable in BHPS waves 1-18 the same as ppno in UKHLS? It is not exact...
Christa Hubers

05/03/2016

07:50 PM Support #537: Merged File Request
Hi Zoe,
as we have said before, it is bejond the remit of this support forum to work through individual user's code ...
Gundi Knies
09:51 AM Support #556 (In Progress): Death in BHPS and US
Victoria Nolan
09:50 AM Support #548 (Closed): Age variables BHPS and UKHLS
Victoria Nolan
09:49 AM Support #547 (Closed): Socio-economic status parents BHPS and UKHLS
Victoria Nolan

04/29/2016

06:08 PM Support #554: Special license data for non-UK issues
Hi Victoria,
Thank you very much for your reply. I read through the links you gave me, I still have 3 more quest...
audrina li
05:42 PM Support #537: Merged File Request
Hi
I have managed to finally perform steps 1 and 2. In case other people read this feed you need to:
ADD FILES for...
zoe young
12:34 PM Support #556: Death in BHPS and US
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Please note that the data structure of indsamp is different from indresp or indall. Here each i...
Emily Murray

04/28/2016

04:54 PM Support #557 (Closed): hscost mgold
Is it correct that to obtain the original purchase price and the amount borrowed at purchase for mortgagors it is nec... david rhodes
03:35 PM Support #554 (Feedback): Special license data for non-UK issues
Dear Moyin,
Many thanks for your enquiry. Apologies for the broken link, we will get this fixed.
Medium level g...
Victoria Nolan
12:08 PM Support #541 (Resolved): Health conditions module
Victoria Nolan
11:57 AM Support #555 (Feedback): Household and individual income components
Dear Alba,
The great majority of differences are proxy cases for which we do include the component values in the d...
Victoria Nolan
11:04 AM Support #556: Death in BHPS and US
Please note that the data structure of indsamp is different from indresp or indall. Here each individual can have mor... Alita Nandi
11:02 AM Support #556: Death in BHPS and US
Additionally:
In the BHPS, as in UKHLS, you can also identify deceased respondents using "wivfio" variable in "winds...
Alita Nandi
10:53 AM Support #556: Death in BHPS and US
Emily,
There is a cross-wave variable indicating final known status of respondents: it is astat in xwlsten.dta dat...
Olena Kaminska
09:30 AM Support #550: Interview date
Great, thanks Victoria! Christoph Kronenberg
08:47 AM Support #550: Interview date
Hi Christoph,
In the BHPS, the respondent never reports the date of interview, it’s always done by the interviewer...
Victoria Nolan

04/27/2016

05:07 PM Support #550: Interview date
Thanks Vicotria,
that is helpful, as a follow up:
At least in the BHPS (haven't checked US yet) there are vars wh...
Christoph Kronenberg
03:25 PM Support #556 (Closed): Death in BHPS and US
How can I determine whether an individual in BHPS has died at following waves, including during their time in Underst... Emily Murray
03:22 PM Support #555 (Closed): Household and individual income components
We are researching changes in household income over time, and are interested in determining which components (labour ... Alba Lanau

04/26/2016

07:15 PM Support #553: Measuring highest level of education in both the BHPS and US data
Hi Vanessa,
further to Victoria's response, I am now uploading the code that we run to create a proxy for the Unders...
Gundi Knies
03:47 PM Support #553 (In Progress): Measuring highest level of education in both the BHPS and US data
Hi Vanessa,
Many thanks for your enquiry and for transferring it to the user support forum.
Please can I refer ...
Victoria Nolan
03:38 PM Support #553 (Closed): Measuring highest level of education in both the BHPS and US data
Dear Victoria,
I noted that you responded to a colleague’s question on this matter, but provided the solution via...
vanessa gash
05:34 PM Support #554 (Closed): Special license data for non-UK issues
Hi there,
I'm a PhD student from the U.S.. I'm working with my professors on a social exclusion project that co...
audrina li
03:03 PM Support #537: Merged File Request
Hi Alita,
I have been trying to do the steps Gundi mentioned was done in stata in spss. Is there a possibility of g...
zoe young

04/25/2016

10:47 AM Support #551 (Resolved): Hiqual_dv derivation
Victoria Nolan
10:08 AM Support #551: Hiqual_dv derivation
Hi Emily,
we are aware that there are, unfortunately, problems with the correct display of some of the variable note...
Gundi Knies
09:22 AM Support #551 (Closed): Hiqual_dv derivation
I am looking for information about how the hiqual_dv variable is derived. I have found on the website the following i... Emily McDool
10:19 AM Support #550 (Feedback): Interview date
Dear Christoph,
Advance letters are sent to adults living in households that we are issuing to field. The advance ...
Victoria Nolan
10:12 AM Support #545 (Closed): I would like data for C-reactive protein
Victoria Nolan
10:12 AM Support #539 (Closed): matlv: Had period of maternity/paternity leave
Victoria Nolan
10:12 AM Support #542 (Closed): Partner Relationship Quality Measure
Victoria Nolan
10:11 AM Support #544 (Feedback): Background informations on the questions in BHPS/US data regarding gender equality
Dear Thea,
Many thanks for your enquiry and I'm sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
These questions are...
Victoria Nolan
 

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