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From 08/06/2020 to 09/04/2020

09/04/2020

01:20 PM Support #1404 (In Progress): Coding of vote3
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
01:15 PM Support #1405 (In Progress): Ethics application number for 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... Alita Nandi
12:01 PM Support #1405 (Feedback): Ethics application number for Understanding Society
Hello,
I am trying submit a journal manuscript but the editors are refusing the accept the paper unless I supply an ...
Neil Smith

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
 

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