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From 08/05/2020 to 09/03/2020

09/03/2020

01:53 PM Support #1404 (Resolved): Coding of vote3
Dear support-team,
I am trying to identify potential non-voters in elections. The BHPS and the UKHLS both ask abou...
Sebastian Jungkunz
01:14 PM Support #1300 (Feedback): reason for leaving job for self-employment
Hi Xiaowei - sorry the delay in getting back to you. I should have clarified that as there is an error in routing or ... Alita Nandi
01:04 PM Support #1302 (Resolved): See term variable changed for wave i?
Alita Nandi
01:03 PM Support #1303 (Feedback): Accessing linked data
Alita Nandi
01:03 PM Support #1304 (Resolved): The "fihhmnnet" net household income variables - what deductions are made?
Alita Nandi
01:02 PM Support #1304 (Feedback): The "fihhmnnet" net household income variables - what deductions are made?
Alita Nandi
01:02 PM Support #1372 (Feedback): Question about age of respondents based on age_dv, and racel_dv (Re-created as original was deleted)
Alita Nandi
01:02 PM Support #1395 (Feedback): f_scotvot2 - values
Alita Nandi
01:00 PM Support #1383 (Resolved): Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Alita Nandi
01:00 PM Support #1389 (Feedback): Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Alita Nandi
12:59 PM Support #1400 (Feedback): Importance of Britishness to sense of self
Variable note has been added to clarify the different routing rules across waves.
https://www.understandingsociety.a...
Alita Nandi
12:59 PM Support #1402 (Feedback): Low wages/ how to prevent measurement bias
Alita Nandi
12:58 PM Support #1403 (Feedback): Questions about the data
Alita Nandi
12:58 PM Support #1401 (Feedback): AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
To add, the response rate definition used to produce Tables 13.13. & 13.14 in the user guide is a modified version of... Alita Nandi

09/02/2020

11:47 AM Support #1401: AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Hi Dana,
As this is a longitudinal survey, we know that the households issued after the first wave are eligible (i...
Alita Nandi
09:36 AM Support #1401: AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Dear Dana,
Thank you for your query. I have forwarded your question to the IP team and will get back to you soon.
...
Alita Nandi
10:57 AM Support #1403: Questions about the data
Hello Lior,
1) Is there a number of years of education variable?
Ans: Not number of years of education, but highe...
Alita Nandi
09:40 AM Support #1403 (Feedback): Questions about the data
Dear Madam/Sir,
There are several variables that I'm trying to find and I was hoping you could help me (if they ex...
Lior Shabtai
10:33 AM Support #1402: Low wages/ how to prevent measurement bias
Hello,
Thank you for raising this issue. This is not directly within the remit of the User Support Team to answer ...
Alita Nandi
09:37 AM Support #1402: Low wages/ how to prevent measurement bias
Following my above request I was also wondering how some individuals have very high overall work hours (jbot+jbhrs) w... C Josten
10:15 AM Support #1399: jobhist equivalent for Understanding Society
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hello Mathhew,
>
> In Understanding Society, In Wave 1, past employment history was asked fo...
Matthew Chen
09:29 AM Support #1399 (Feedback): jobhist equivalent for Understanding Society
Hello Mathhew,
In Understanding Society, In Wave 1, past employment history was asked for a quarter of the sample ...
Alita Nandi
09:53 AM Support #1400: Importance of Britishness to sense of self
Hello Jesse,
If you check the questionnaire and find this question BRITID, you will find who gets asked this quest...
Alita Nandi

09/01/2020

08:46 AM Support #1402 (Feedback): Low wages/ how to prevent measurement bias
Hi!
I'd be interested to know why wages (i.e. the variable paygu_dv) is very low for many observations despite wo...
C Josten

08/31/2020

10:17 PM Support #1401 (Resolved): AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Hello,
I am trying to figure out the response rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8 per the AAPOR response rate standards...
Dana Garbarski
05:42 PM Support #1400 (Feedback): Importance of Britishness to sense of self
Hi,
Apologies this is a very basic question.
I am using USoc Wave 1 data to examine how important Britishness is to...
Jesse Shipp
10:51 AM Support #1399 (Feedback): jobhist equivalent for Understanding Society
I've been trying to merge the datasets for BHPS and Understanding Society to have some idea of the transitions betwee... Matthew Chen

08/30/2020

11:38 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
My understanding of your weighting assignment is that Waves 2 and 6 have multiple (i.e. more than one...
Abigail Dumalus

08/19/2020

03:23 PM Support #1398 (Feedback): Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hi Laia,
As you may have seen from the Covid19 User guide, the Covid19 survey is considered to be a module of the ...
Alita Nandi
12:29 PM Support #1398 (Feedback): Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hello Support Team,
I've read the responses to previous questions regarding weights, but I am still confused as to...
Laia Becares

08/18/2020

07:17 PM Support #1397: questions about interviewer assignment and training for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Wonderful, many thanks for your help! -Dana
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hi Dana,
>
> Here is the response from our su...
Dana Garbarski
10:39 AM Support #1397 (Feedback): questions about interviewer assignment and training for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Hi Dana,
Here is the response from our survey team.
It is not an interpenetrated design, interviewers are alloc...
Alita Nandi
12:43 PM Support #1367: Hourly wage (accounting for overtime)
Hi Colin,
Whether you use basrate or fimnlabgrs_dv depends on what you are interested in.
basrte is not used to...
Alita Nandi

08/17/2020

06:05 PM Support #1397: questions about interviewer assignment and training for Innovation Panel Wave 8
A related question:
Do interviewers receive their full caseload all at once and work the sample continuously, or are...
Dana Garbarski
05:15 PM Support #1397 (Resolved): questions about interviewer assignment and training for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Hello,
Reviewers of a manuscript would like to know the following about Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave ...
Dana Garbarski
05:04 PM Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hi Fiona,
We have added variable notes to reflect this.
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/ma...
Alita Nandi
08:04 AM Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Yes you are correct. The label for NRELS1 in Wave 3 & 5 should be "Number of absent sons/daughters" Alita Nandi
11:54 AM Support #1347: weighting
Laura,
Thank you. I understand that you study 0-15 year olds and give them some attributes from their parents. We ...
Olena Kaminska
08:07 AM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
My suggestion would be to add the weights to the indresp files in before merging them. But remember to merge the rele... Alita Nandi

08/16/2020

10:54 AM Support #1347: weighting
Hi Olena,
apologies for the late reply.
The unit of my analysis is the child. I use both the child and the you...
Laura Silva

08/15/2020

06:35 AM Support #1389: Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Hi Alita,
I just saw your response - thank you so much. This is very clear.
I have one final query which would...
Fiona Steele

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
 

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