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From 06/08/2018 to 07/07/2018

07/07/2018

09:20 AM Support #997 (Resolved): how to find the variable ''drinking'' in the BHPS?
Dear office,
could I ask a question about the variable ''drinking'', which means the consumption of alcohol? It be...
Yuting Deng

07/06/2018

05:40 PM Support #995 (Feedback): Questions not asked of IEMB respondents in Wave 6
Dear Amanda,
The IEMB respondents joined the survey at Wave 6, so the responses for this question at Wave 6 will b...
Stephanie Auty
04:44 PM Support #994 (Feedback): Info on household variables
Dear Giorgio,
Have you read the section of the User Guide on following rules (Section 2.2.6)? In some cases we wil...
Stephanie Auty
04:32 PM Support #990 (Feedback): Neighbourhood Social Cohesion Measure
Dear Natalie,
We did not have space for all 18 items in Buckner’s paper, but given he suggests the measures load o...
Stephanie Auty

07/05/2018

04:33 PM Support #996 (In Progress): LAD identifiers starting with N0
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
04:19 PM Support #996 (Resolved): LAD identifiers starting with N0
Hello,
There are some LAD identifies starting with "N0" in waves 6 and 7 of the special licence data 6666. The doc...
Cristina Sechel
12:01 PM Support #995 (In Progress): Questions not asked of IEMB respondents in Wave 6
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
11:52 AM Support #995 (Resolved): Questions not asked of IEMB respondents in Wave 6
I am interested in examining trends in job satisfaction over time using data from all Waves of Understanding Society.... Amanda Sheely
11:34 AM Support #994 (In Progress): Info on household variables
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
10:09 AM Support #994 (Resolved): Info on household variables
I am Giorgio Piccitto, an Italian young research (University of Bologna). I am interested in using the data of 'Under... Giorgio Piccitto
10:02 AM Support #993 (In Progress): merging birth month and birth year to idresp and youth surveys
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
09:52 AM Support #993 (Resolved): merging birth month and birth year to idresp and youth surveys
Hello,
I am using the Harmonised BHP and Understanding Society dataset to evaluate the impact of raising the minim...
Yaroslava Zemlyanska

07/04/2018

11:21 AM Support #987: Weighting of sub-sample
Dear Olena,
I have a follow-up question.
If I choose d_indscus_lw to compare the sub-sample with the original sa...
Ante B

07/03/2018

03:18 PM Support #992: Individual-level Nonresponse Adjustment
Dear Olena,
This helps. Thank you very much for your support.
Best regards,
Ante
Ante B

07/02/2018

12:29 PM Support #989 (Feedback): Initial Outcomes for Innovation Panel Wave 1 Before Re-issuing
Dear EK,
Have you had a look at the callrec data file? This has a variable (a_issueno) which identifies the initia...
Stephanie Auty
10:23 AM Support #992 (Feedback): Individual-level Nonresponse Adjustment
Stephanie Auty
10:21 AM Support #992: Individual-level Nonresponse Adjustment
Ante,
We are aware of the importance of the list of variables for all the weights models. We do not have these cur...
Olena Kaminska
10:03 AM Support #992: Individual-level Nonresponse Adjustment
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty

07/01/2018

01:41 PM Support #992 (Resolved): Individual-level Nonresponse Adjustment
Dear Sir or Madam,
I'm referring to the Understanding Society, Waves1-5, User Manual. According to the Manual, th...
Ante B

06/29/2018

12:43 PM Support #991 (Feedback): Variables jbxpcha and jblkcha
Dear Lydia,
The value 3 in these questions is labelled "doesn't apply" in the datasets and the questionnaire. This...
Stephanie Auty
09:38 AM Support #991: Variables jbxpcha and jblkcha
Thank you for your answer.
It is related to the waves of BHPS (from the 8th on) and the 6th of UKHLS.
Lydia Palumbo
09:34 AM Support #991 (In Progress): Variables jbxpcha and jblkcha
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
08:52 AM Support #991 (Resolved): Variables jbxpcha and jblkcha
Dear US User Support,
I have a minor question on the recode of jbxpcha and jblkcha questions, but, since I am dea...
Lydia Palumbo

06/27/2018

05:10 PM Support #982 (Feedback): Coding of -vote3- and -vote4- variables in wave 7 of Understanding Society
Dear Richard,
You are correct, our fieldwork agency should have recoded these responses for Northern Ireland and d...
Stephanie Auty
04:21 PM Support #980: parental occupation variables in BHPS wave r
Hi Stephanie,
Thanks very much for the detailed response - that clears that up!
Cheers,
Rob
Robert de Vries
03:59 PM Support #980 (Feedback): parental occupation variables in BHPS wave r
Dear Rob,
There are a variety of reasons for these missing values as follows:
As you say, some are rising 16s w...
Stephanie Auty
04:18 PM Support #987: Weighting of sub-sample
Dear Olena,
Thank you very much for your fast clarification.
Best regards,
Ante
Ante B
04:01 PM Support #987 (Feedback): Weighting of sub-sample
Stephanie Auty
03:23 PM Support #987: Weighting of sub-sample
Ante,
Yes, you should use the longitudinal weight for wave 4, and the choice of d_indscus_lw is correct.
Olena
Olena Kaminska
12:37 PM Support #987: Weighting of sub-sample
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
02:54 PM Support #990 (In Progress): Neighbourhood Social Cohesion Measure
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
02:18 PM Support #990 (Resolved): Neighbourhood Social Cohesion Measure
At waves 1, 3 and 6 the variables w_scopngbha, w_scopngbhb, w_scopngbhc, w_scopngbhd, w_scopngbhe, w_scopngbhf, w_sco... Natalie Bennett
02:49 PM Support #989 (In Progress): Initial Outcomes for Innovation Panel Wave 1 Before Re-issuing
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
01:28 PM Support #989 (Resolved): Initial Outcomes for Innovation Panel Wave 1 Before Re-issuing
We are doing some research on the effect of interviewers on the effectiveness of incentives, one of the data sets we ... Eliud Kibuchi

06/26/2018

11:51 PM Support #987 (Resolved): Weighting of sub-sample
Dear Sir or Madam,
I would like to compare the means of several variables of a sub-sample (e.g. income, education)...
Ante B

06/25/2018

02:39 PM Support #985 (Resolved): Weights for pooled cross-section over all waves
Stephanie Auty
02:26 PM Support #985: Weights for pooled cross-section over all waves
Great, thank you very much, Olena! This is indeed very helpful.
Nhat An
Nhat An Trinh
12:30 PM Support #985: Weights for pooled cross-section over all waves
Nhat An,
Thanks. Yes, your selection of weights looks fine. Ideally you would want to scale your weights such that...
Olena Kaminska
12:10 PM Support #985: Weights for pooled cross-section over all waves
Dear Olena,
Yes, you are right: for each individual information is only taken from one wave and each individual on...
Nhat An Trinh
11:49 AM Support #985: Weights for pooled cross-section over all waves
Dear Nhat An,
Thank you for your question. You suggest that it is a pooled cross-sectional analysis, yet you menti...
Olena Kaminska

06/22/2018

08:30 PM Support #980: parental occupation variables in BHPS wave r
Dear Rob,
Apologies for the delay in response. We are still investigating some of these cases and should be back w...
Stephanie Auty
08:28 PM Support #984: Variables Only Available in IEMB
Dear Haydn,
The IEMB sample had a slightly different questionnaire in Wave 6, so some questions were asked of just...
Stephanie Auty
08:19 PM Support #986 (In Progress): Missing Values: Inapplicables for f_jbrise
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
07:35 PM Support #986 (Resolved): Missing Values: Inapplicables for f_jbrise
I am working with the Wave 6 Indresp file using Stata. I have limited the sample to respondents who have a paid job r... Nhlanhla Ndebele
05:10 PM Support #985: Weights for pooled cross-section over all waves
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
11:51 AM Support #985 (Resolved): Weights for pooled cross-section over all waves
Hello,
Although this issue has already been discussed a couple of times, I would like to address the selection and...
Nhat An Trinh

06/21/2018

10:27 AM Support #979: Country of Birth - Special Licence
Dear Simone,
Please note that this problem was corrected from Wave 3 onwards, so those entering the adult survey f...
Stephanie Auty

06/20/2018

08:20 PM Support #979 (Feedback): Country of Birth - Special Licence
Dear Simone,
Apologies for the delay in response.
I have investigated these cases, and the majority of these re...
Stephanie Auty

06/19/2018

11:17 AM Support #982: Coding of -vote3- and -vote4- variables in wave 7 of Understanding Society
Dear Richard,
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are currently in communication with our fieldwork a...
Stephanie Auty
11:15 AM Support #984 (In Progress): Variables Only Available in IEMB
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty

06/18/2018

12:41 PM Support #984 (Resolved): Variables Only Available in IEMB
HI
A number of variables I need for some work I'm doing using Understanding Society Wave 6 are flagged as "Only Av...
Haydn Brown

06/14/2018

01:18 PM Support #978: different size in "merge" and "previously been interviewed"
Thanks a lot, Stephanie.
I understand now the "previous wave".
Rgds,
Eduwin
Eduwin Pakpahan

06/12/2018

08:57 AM Support #981: Selection probability/ number of households and dwellings
Thank you very much, this helps me a lot!
Best regards,
Sina
Sina Chen

06/11/2018

05:37 PM Support #981 (Feedback): Selection probability/ number of households and dwellings
Stephanie Auty
11:04 AM Support #981: Selection probability/ number of households and dwellings
Sina,
Please use the variables a_hhno, a_duno, d_hhno and d_duno from the respective hhsamp_ip files. Unfortunatel...
Olena Kaminska
05:31 PM Support #978 (Feedback): different size in "merge" and "previously been interviewed"
Dear Eduwin,
Looking at the variable b_hhorig will help you to answer this question. This is the sample origin. If...
Stephanie Auty

06/08/2018

01:15 PM Support #981: Selection probability/ number of households and dwellings
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
01:15 PM Support #982 (In Progress): Coding of -vote3- and -vote4- variables in wave 7 of Understanding Society
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
12:18 PM Support #982 (Resolved): Coding of -vote3- and -vote4- variables in wave 7 of Understanding Society
I am using the UK Data Archive Understanding Society data for Stata (UKDA-6614-stata). I think the labels associated... Richard Upward
 

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