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08/14/2020

06:17 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
I’ll take note of these helpful details. Would it be easier if I can attach the respective weights b...
Abigail Dumalus
05:18 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hi Abigail,

Last time we spoke you said you wanted to estimate models using fixed effects using data from all 18 ...
Alita Nandi
05:38 PM Support #1171 (Resolved): How to match information of any two household members across waves
Alita Nandi
05:38 PM Support #1175 (Feedback): Can the cross-sectional self-completion interview weight variable be used to estimate the real population distribution at the Local Authority level?
Alita Nandi
05:37 PM Support #1181 (Feedback): Merging general health variables
Alita Nandi
05:36 PM Support #1120 (Feedback): Identification of child in the chmain.dta within the third wave of UKHLS
Alita Nandi
05:35 PM Support #1118 (Resolved): f_closenum filtering issues
Alita Nandi
05:34 PM Support #1216 (Feedback): Buckner's Neighbourhood Cohesion Instrument & Neighbourhood Social Cohesion
Alita Nandi
05:34 PM Support #1200 (Resolved): Wave 4 Famsup variable
Alita Nandi
05:33 PM Support #1203 (Resolved): Net Income Variable in BHPS
Alita Nandi
05:33 PM Support #1211 (Resolved): promotion variable and household income
Alita Nandi
05:32 PM Support #1214 (Resolved): variables "satisfaction with...."
Alita Nandi
05:32 PM Support #1215 (Resolved): wJHSTAT for employment at same firm
Alita Nandi
05:31 PM Support #1218 (Feedback): job change since the previous survey
Alita Nandi
05:30 PM Support #1220 (Feedback): Loneliness
Alita Nandi
05:30 PM Support #1222 (Feedback): Self-reported employer size variable (jbsize)
Alita Nandi
05:29 PM Support #1301 (Resolved): Volume change between releases
Alita Nandi
05:28 PM Support #1347 (Feedback): weighting
Alita Nandi
05:28 PM Support #1370 (Feedback): BHPS+UKHLS (26 waves) Repeated Time Values Error in Stata
Alita Nandi
05:27 PM Support #1376 (Feedback): Top coding on h_fimnnet_dv (total net personal income - no deductions)
Alita Nandi
08:29 AM Support #1396 (Feedback): calculate taxable income
Hello Peter,
Have you looked at the questionnaires (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage...
Alita Nandi

08/13/2020

06:05 PM Support #1396 (Feedback): calculate taxable income
Dear support team,
For my study i wish to calculate taxable income from indresp datasetS from the BHPS 1-18 . I a...
Peter Jiang

08/12/2020

10:50 AM Support #1395: f_scotvot2 - values
Hi Alita,
Thank you for your prompt reply and for clarifying.
Best wishes,
Ivelina
Ivelina Hristova
03:03 AM Support #1395 (In Progress): f_scotvot2 - values
Hi Ivelina,
Thanks for highlighting this. I have asked the data team to find out if there is any reason to believe...
Alita Nandi

08/11/2020

04:54 PM Support #1395 (Feedback): f_scotvot2 - values
Dear Sir/Madam,
I hope this finds you well.
I am currently looking at the Scottish referendum variables at Wave...
Ivelina Hristova
01:27 PM Support #1367: Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
Hi Colin,
I have forwarded your query to the team responsible for producing these variables. Due to team members b...
Alita Nandi
01:00 PM Support #1394 (Feedback): Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hi Abigail,
As this is a longitudinal survey, the same sample members are interviewed every year. Part of the BHPS...
Alita Nandi
12:53 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
I wanted to follow up on my query regarding having a “unified” weighting variable for analysing inter...
Abigail Dumalus
12:46 PM Support #1394 (Feedback): Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Abigail Dumalus

08/06/2020

06:26 PM Support #1367: Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
Hi Alita! I have a follow-up question to my previous query regarding hourly versus monthly wages. For individuals tha... C Josten

08/05/2020

04:00 PM Support #1393: Longitudinal or cross-sectional weighting with change scores?
Colin,
Alita's previous suggestion on the weight is correct. I see your point that you would want to include more ...
Olena Kaminska
01:49 PM Support #1393: Longitudinal or cross-sectional weighting with change scores?
Hi Alita,
Brilliant, thank you. However, (if I can ask a follow-up?) I see how the longitudinal weight adjusts for...
Colin Whittle
05:15 AM Support #1393 (Feedback): Longitudinal or cross-sectional weighting with change scores?
Hello,
Yes, as you are looking at change between Waves 4 & 6 and including self-completion items, you should use l...
Alita Nandi
07:01 AM Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hi Fiona,
You are right. But the labelling is not wrong. NRELS1-NRELS6 in Waves 3 & 5 correspond to NRELS3-NRELS8 ...
Alita Nandi
05:36 AM Support #1391 (Feedback): dropouts due to mental health
Alita Nandi
05:35 AM Support #1391: dropouts due to mental health
Hi Kai,
Our survey team has confirmed that there aren't any targeted incentives for people in particular circumsta...
Alita Nandi
05:36 AM Support #1390 (Feedback): englang - change in English as first language
Alita Nandi

08/04/2020

06:19 PM Support #1393 (Feedback): Longitudinal or cross-sectional weighting with change scores?
Hello,
I actualy don't think it's quite a change score exactly, but for my outcome variable, I am looking at wheth...
Colin Whittle
03:58 PM Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hi Alita,
Thanks very much for your advice. I will look into constructing the variable using the natchild files.
...
Fiona Steele
10:28 AM Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hi Fiona,
The file a_natchild records the number of children ever born to adult respondents in GPS+EMBS and whethe...
Alita Nandi
12:48 PM Support #1391: dropouts due to mental health
Hello Kai,
Information on incentives is available here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mains...
Alita Nandi
11:46 AM Support #1391 (Feedback): dropouts due to mental health
Hello,
i was wondering whether there is any particular incentive for previous respondents to attend to upcoming in...
Kai Miele
10:56 AM Support #1390: englang - change in English as first language
Hi Alita,
Many thanks for your prompt reply - and for the helpful clarification and advice.
Best wishes,
Ive...
Ivelina Hristova
10:44 AM Support #1390: englang - change in English as first language
Hi Ivelina,
This question was supposed to be asked in Wave 1 of everyone, and in Wave 5 only those in the extra 5 ...
Alita Nandi

08/03/2020

06:05 PM Support #1347: weighting
Laura,
My previous suggestion of the weight is incorrect as I misunderstood the set up of your dataset. But to rep...
Olena Kaminska
03:45 PM Support #1390 (Resolved): englang - change in English as first language
Dear Sir/Madam,
I hope you are well.
I am doing analysis on ethnic identity and am currently looking at the eng...
Ivelina Hristova

07/30/2020

05:53 PM Support #1389 (Feedback): Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hello,
Is there a variable which indicates the number of children a respondent has living outside the household? ...
Fiona Steele
01:57 PM Support #1388: Merging geographical special license data
Hi Alita,
It does, thanks for your help!
Kindest,
James
James Risk
02:30 AM Support #1388 (Feedback): Merging geographical special license data
Hello,
The geographical special license data files include households with valid postcodes including those that di...
Alita Nandi
02:46 AM Support #1387 (Feedback): Estimates of UK population
Hello,
Please take a look at the discussion in this working paper about this issue on pg 19-20 & see Table 6.
htt...
Alita Nandi

07/29/2020

09:23 PM Support #1388 (Resolved): Merging geographical special license data
Hi,
I've merged two geographical special license datasets (SN7630 and SN7248) with the main dataset (SN6614) for e...
James Risk
02:27 PM Support #1387 (In Progress): Estimates of UK population
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
01:51 PM Support #1387 (Feedback): Estimates of UK population
* Hi,
I have a basic query regarding the estimates of the share of the foreign-born population aged 16 and above ...
Marina Fernandez Reino

07/27/2020

04:09 PM Support #1347 (In Progress): weighting
Alita Nandi
03:35 PM Support #1347: weighting
Hi,
Apologies for the follow up.
I have a further question. Since I have individuals coming from only the you...
Laura Silva
08:51 AM Support #1384 (Feedback): Sharing Data
Hello Isaac,
Thanks for your query.
You are not allowed to upload or share the data. If anyone wants to use th...
Alita Nandi

07/24/2020

04:53 PM Support #1384 (Feedback): Sharing Data
Hello,
I am a MSc student at the United Nations University / Maastricht University completing my thesis using UKHL...
Isaac Thornton
09:33 AM Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
I will email you from our "usersupport@understandingsociety.ac.uk" email address (where you had corres...
Alita Nandi

07/22/2020

09:41 PM Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hello Alita,
I keep going back and reading Olena’s advice and the weighting FAQ to make sure that the results I ge...
Abigail Dumalus
06:02 AM Support #1380: Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
Has this question been answered by Olena's response to 1378?
Thanks,
Alita
Alita Nandi
11:30 AM Support #1383: Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Gundi Knies wrote:
> Hi Pascale,
> please take a look at the posts https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/551 ...
Pascale Bourquin
10:12 AM Support #1383: Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Hi Pascale,
please take a look at the posts https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/551 and https://iserswww.ess...
Gundi Knies
09:45 AM Support #1383 (Resolved): Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Hi,
I was wondering whether you would be able to give me some more information on how the variable “hiqual_dv” is...
Pascale Bourquin
10:28 AM Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Thanks Gundi, yes I will look into getting a better match with the look-up files.
Thank you all for your help.
...
Clara Mascaro
10:18 AM Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hi Clara,
jumping in here as I probably know a little more about geographical data linkage than Alita this being my ...
Gundi Knies

07/21/2020

05:59 PM Support #1382 (Feedback): Where to find questionnaire modules?
Hello,
Have you read our User Guide? Please take a look at that.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documenta...
Alita Nandi
05:48 PM Support #1382 (Feedback): Where to find questionnaire modules?
I am interested in using the Wealth, assets and debt module in my research. However I cannot find this data on the UK... Shreya Nanda
04:30 PM Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Alita Nandi wrote:
> And for these unmatched cases we found gor_dv and country were missing, as is expected since th...
Clara Mascaro

07/20/2020

06:31 AM Support #1379: Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
And for these unmatched cases we found gor_dv and country were missing, as is expected since their postcodes were mis... Alita Nandi
06:21 AM Support #1379 (Feedback): Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hi Clara,
Our data team has looked into this and found the number of individuals in w_indresp for whom a matched L...
Alita Nandi
06:06 AM Support #1380 (Resolved): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Alita Nandi
06:06 AM Support #1381 (Feedback): Query
The negative values refer to self-employment losses. You can check that by:
tab a_jbemp if a_fimnlabnet_dv<0
An...
Alita Nandi
05:57 AM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hi Abigail,
You are correct, The answer to your first question "Which variable would indicate those “interviews th...
Alita Nandi

07/19/2020

04:46 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail Dumalus wrote:
> Thanks so much, Alita, for your feedback. Does the 24-month wave period preclude me from us...
Nick Dret
04:34 PM Support #1381 (Feedback): Query

Hi
I would like to ask about the fimnlabnet_dv variable: what dose the negative values represent ?
amwaj abugamza

07/17/2020

08:32 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
I will start with the second question:
- yes, you can use indinus_lw directly
- in the first option you assume that...
Olena Kaminska

07/16/2020

07:21 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Thanks for the suggestions, Olena.
Which variable would indicate those “interviews that took place (finished) in J...
Abigail Dumalus
07:01 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Oh, and with regard to your comment on 'it seems that I am still missing a step or two to generate average life satis... Olena Kaminska
06:58 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail,
The method I described earlier does not correspond to BHPS data (before UKHLS started). BHPS is normally ...
Olena Kaminska
05:45 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Hello Olena,
I am using indin91_lw for longitudinal regressions over time from 1996 to 2017 with life satisfaction...
Abigail Dumalus
05:03 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
Abigail,
I think you have a few questions that I will try to answer below.
First, why are you using indin91_lw. I...
Olena Kaminska
12:50 PM Support #1378: Overlapping interview periods across waves?
May I please get any advice on my queries above about item 11 in the weighting FAQ? Many thanks for your time and con... Abigail Dumalus
05:04 PM Support #1380 (In Progress): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hi Abigail,
I have assigned this to Olena. This is similar to your question on the other post which also I have as...
Alita Nandi
04:34 PM Support #1380 (Resolved): Calendar month analysis [item 11, weighting FAQ] not making sense to recreate January 2014
Hello Alita,
I tried following item 11 for doing January 2014 as an example. When I filtered interviews from wave ...
Abigail Dumalus
03:46 PM Support #1379 (Feedback): Unmatched individuals when linking UKHLS to local authority data
Hello,
I have recently added local authority level unemployment rates to a panel of individual-level UKHLS data (w...
Clara Mascaro
 

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