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From 01/01/2020 to 01/30/2020

01/30/2020

04:50 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Fatima,
Your detailed explanation really clarifies your data setup. So ignore some of my comments from before as s...
Olena Kaminska
04:30 PM Support #1308: Cross-sectional weights 0 values
Hi Olena,
Thanks a lot for your detailed response. Apologies that it has taken me a while to get back to you, I wa...
Pascale Bourquin
04:28 PM Support #1306: Marital and Cohabitation History Dataset
Chloe,
Let's assume you will analyse wave 6 with the marriage datafile. For this you can use ub_xw weight. This wi...
Olena Kaminska
12:11 PM Support #1306: Marital and Cohabitation History Dataset
ok. I have assigned this issue to Olena Kaminska, our survey statistician, who will respond to your question on weights. Alita Nandi
12:06 PM Support #1306: Marital and Cohabitation History Dataset
Hi,
No problem. I'll analyse the 2015 version in the meantime and will keep my eyes peeled for the new update.
...
Chloe Lloyd
11:59 AM Support #1306: Marital and Cohabitation History Dataset
Hello Chloe,
Yes you are right marital status since 2015 could have changed for some respondents. The updated vers...
Alita Nandi
02:07 PM Support #1300: reason for leaving job for self-employment
Hi Xiaowei,
I looked at the group of respondents who reported they were in paid employment in Wave 1 and self-empl...
Alita Nandi
11:53 AM Support #1303: Accessing linked data
Hi Alita,
Thanks for your help! Sorry, I'll be clearer, by participant conditions I mean health conditions or thei...
Petra Graham

01/29/2020

05:11 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Thank you for a quick reply!
Ok, let me try to explain my setup again. I want to have a panel of people that woul...
Nurfatima Jandarova
03:12 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Fatima,
See my answers below.
1. My understanding is that you need information on the highest degree for each per...
Olena Kaminska
12:27 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Thank you for all your help so far!
Can I ask more questions? Well, basically similar questions but now that I have ...
Nurfatima Jandarova
03:35 PM Support #1308: Cross-sectional weights 0 values
Pascale,
Your clarification helps a lot, and I think your situation is a little bit more complex and unique than I...
Olena Kaminska
02:49 PM Support #1308: Cross-sectional weights 0 values
Hi Olena,
Thanks a lot for you quick response. Here some clarifications:
- Basically, what we are doing is selectin...
Pascale Bourquin
11:41 AM Support #1308: Cross-sectional weights 0 values
Pascale,
Thank you for your question. Before I answer it I have a few clarifications. I am not sure what your anal...
Olena Kaminska
10:33 AM Support #1308 (Resolved): Cross-sectional weights 0 values
Hello,
We are doing crossectional analysis combining all waves from USoc and the BHPS and include all household memb...
Pascale Bourquin
11:54 AM Support #1305: Weighting for youth questionnaire
Charlotte,
The best variables for nonresponse correction are the ones related to your y variable and to nonrespons...
Olena Kaminska
11:21 AM Support #1279: Wave 9 chmain file
Hi Stephanie,
Thanks for your response. I think I understand it better now. I just want to clarify something from ...
Charlotte Edney

01/28/2020

10:53 AM Support #1302: See term variable changed for wave i?
Thank you, this doesn't really help the situation though. I had looked at cseeterm2 and it has even more missings and... Laura M
10:39 AM Support #1301: Volume change between releases
Perfect, thank you for looking into it. Laura M

01/27/2020

04:00 PM Support #1307: Inconsistency between releases for certain variables

Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Chetan,
>
> This is a derived variable, as indicated by the _dv suffix, and is bas...
Chetan Jethwa
12:28 PM Support #1307 (Feedback): Inconsistency between releases for certain variables
Dear Chetan,
This is a derived variable, as indicated by the _dv suffix, and is based on some variables which may ...
Stephanie Auty
11:37 AM Support #1302 (Feedback): See term variable changed for wave i?
Dear Laura,
Apologies for the delay in response.
If you look at the questionnaire, here: https://www.understand...
Stephanie Auty

01/24/2020

06:30 PM Support #1301: Volume change between releases
To clarify, if in a future wave these individuals appear in a household with at least one OSM or PSM they will be eli... Alita Nandi
06:17 PM Support #1301: Volume change between releases
We have checked and you are correct there is a difference in number of observations between the g_indresp files in th... Alita Nandi
10:08 AM Support #1301: Volume change between releases
Hello,
Just looking at G_INDRESP I see different volumes between the 2 versions I am comparing. As I said before I...
Laura M
03:05 PM Support #1307 (Resolved): Inconsistency between releases for certain variables
Good afternoon,
I am recently looking at pension income (Variable name: *a_fimnpen_dv*) for wave found that income...
Chetan Jethwa
11:28 AM Support #1304: The "fihhmnnet" net household income variables - what deductions are made?
Thanks a lot - i'd forgotten all about that document sorry. David Irvine
10:28 AM Support #1223: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) linked dataset release timeline & access
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Karen,
>
> I'm afraid we can't give a timescale for availability of this data at the...
Karen Arulsamy
09:39 AM Support #1305 (In Progress): Weighting for youth questionnaire
Alita Nandi

01/23/2020

02:43 PM Support #1306: Marital and Cohabitation History Dataset
I'm just concerned that I'm looking at 2009-2015 marital status with 2019 characteristics but the marital status of ... Chloe Lloyd
02:41 PM Support #1306 (Resolved): Marital and Cohabitation History Dataset
for a project, I want to look at the year couples got into a relationship so using the marriage datafile to obtain th... Chloe Lloyd
02:07 PM Support #1305: Weighting for youth questionnaire
Hi Olena,
Thanks for the prompt and helpful reply.
To clarify, the information about mothers does come from th...
Charlotte Edney
12:48 PM Support #1305: Weighting for youth questionnaire
Charlotte,
Thank you for your question. I just want to clarify a few details of your analysis before answering the...
Olena Kaminska
10:27 AM Support #1303: Accessing linked data
Hi Petra,
Yes, clicking on the "edit" button, which you did, is the correct way to reply.
What do you mean by N...
Alita Nandi
03:09 AM Support #1303: Accessing linked data
Hi Alita,
Sorry not sure if this is the way to reply - I can't see a reply button. We need NHS information on part...
Petra Graham
10:24 AM Support #1301: Volume change between releases
Hi Laura,
One reason I can think of that you would get a difference in the number of cases in the two created data...
Alita Nandi
09:44 AM Support #1301: Volume change between releases
Hello,
Further information:
I've made a variable using relationship questions in INDRESP and combining this at th...
Laura M

01/22/2020

06:05 PM Support #1305 (Resolved): Weighting for youth questionnaire
Hi,
I have a question about sample weighting. I'm using a sub-sample of children who have experienced their parent...
Charlotte Edney
02:22 PM Support #1304 (In Progress): The "fihhmnnet" net household income variables - what deductions are made?
Hello David,
Please look at the User Guide sections 3.4 and 3.5.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/def...
Alita Nandi
01:23 PM Support #1304 (Resolved): The "fihhmnnet" net household income variables - what deductions are made?
Hi,
Sorry to bother you. The Understanding Society online variable guide gives the following descriptions for the ...
David Irvine
02:19 PM Support #1303 (In Progress): Accessing linked data
Dear Petra,
When you say health data, do you mean the Nurse Data? https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/s...
Alita Nandi
11:50 AM Support #1303 (Resolved): Accessing linked data
Dear User Support team,
We are academics from outside the UK who are interested in obtaining access to the linked ...
Petra Graham
01:26 PM Support #1301 (In Progress): Volume change between releases
Hello Laura,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
What do you mean by "raw volumes"? Do you mean that th...
Alita Nandi
01:23 PM Support #1300 (In Progress): reason for leaving job for self-employment
Hello Xiaowei,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Our team is looking into this and will get back to you ...
Alita Nandi
01:19 PM Support #1299 (In Progress): New entrant - How to identify in BHPS
Hello Giorgio,
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
You can use b?_hhmem variables to identify new entra...
Alita Nandi
12:51 PM Support #1284: Identifying parents with various types of child maintenance arrangements and the specific children these relate to
Many thanks Stephanie David Irvine

01/17/2020

03:19 PM Support #1302: See term variable changed for wave i?
Looking at an earlier support question - is this down to a large change in the volumes of respondents who have a CSA ... Laura M
03:15 PM Support #1302 (Resolved): See term variable changed for wave i?
There has been a massive increase in the number of records for cseeterm and cseeterm2 in the chmain dataset being a -... Laura M
02:32 PM Support #1301 (Resolved): Volume change between releases
Comparing the wave g datasets in the most recent release to the first time it was released 2 years ago I see a differ... Laura M

01/16/2020

03:05 PM Support #1300 (Feedback): reason for leaving job for self-employment
Hello,
I'm doing some analysis on transitions into self-employment. As part of this I'd like to understand why peo...
Xiaowei Xu
12:34 PM Support #1298 (Resolved): Matching youth data to parent data in Understanding Society
Stephanie Auty
10:38 AM Support #1299 (Resolved): New entrant - How to identify in BHPS
Hello to everyone, I would like to ask you one clarification.
I am working with all the waves of BHPS + US, and I ...
Giorgio Piccitto

01/15/2020

04:24 PM Support #1279 (Feedback): Wave 9 chmain file
Dear Charlotte,
Apologies for the long delay in response.
The observations do loop over the children's names fr...
Stephanie Auty

01/14/2020

05:52 PM Support #1297 (Feedback): Household meat consumption
Dear Neha,
We don't ask any questions on meat consumption in Understanding Society.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
10:39 AM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Fatima,
1. Indeed longitudinal weights have more zeros than cross-sectional - this is by design as TSMs get positi...
Olena Kaminska

01/13/2020

06:18 PM Support #1298: Matching youth data to parent data in Understanding Society
Hi Stefanie,
This is very helpful indeed. I noticed from the reply to Understanding Society User Support issue#252...
Paul Downward
05:29 PM Support #1298 (Feedback): Matching youth data to parent data in Understanding Society
Dear Paul,
In the w_indresp files, w_mnspid is the identifier for that individual's mother, while pidp is the iden...
Stephanie Auty
05:29 PM Support #1297 (In Progress): Household meat consumption
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
01:42 PM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Dear Olena,
Sorry to bother you again, but I am afraid I am not understanding longitudinal weights. My aim is to ...
Nurfatima Jandarova

01/11/2020

08:29 AM Support #1298 (Resolved): Matching youth data to parent data in Understanding Society
Dear colleague,
I wonder if you can help me with the above. I have used the USS before and merged and matched waves ...
Paul Downward

01/10/2020

02:32 PM Support #1297 (Feedback): Household meat consumption
Hello,
I am using the data _"Understanding Society: Waves 1-9, 2009-2018 and Harmonised BHPS: Waves 1-18, 1991-200...
Neha Deopa
 

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