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From 09/14/2020 to 10/13/2020

10/13/2020

04:55 PM Support #1424: Stability of resp ethnicity over time
Yes, but there is one exception: When the Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost sample was added in Wave 6, ethnic grou... Alita Nandi
04:48 PM Support #1424: Stability of resp ethnicity over time
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hello,
>
> You are right. Here is a summary:
>
> Those who enter the survey as adults (16...
Alex Mathers
04:37 PM Support #1424 (Feedback): Stability of resp ethnicity over time
Hello,
You are right. Here is a summary:
Those who enter the survey as adults (16+) are asked the question once...
Alita Nandi
11:57 AM Support #1424 (Resolved): Stability of resp ethnicity over time
Hi,
I'm investigating the degree to which individuals retain or change their ethnicity over time, particularly fro...
Alex Mathers
04:43 PM Support #1421 (Feedback): top coding in income components
Alita Nandi
04:42 PM Support #1421: top coding in income components
Hi Luca - Yes, if you use the non-topcoded values, there will be more extreme values. But please note that we do not ... Alita Nandi
03:46 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
The longitudinal weights will not be available with the next release of the data. Alita Nandi
12:36 PM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
If someone returned to work you will be able to identify them by using the employment status variable, cW_sempchk. Th... Alita Nandi
12:29 PM Support #1423 (Feedback): Merging youth to adult data
Hello,
To link individual level data to household level data use the household ID, w_hidp
To link children/youth ...
Alita Nandi

10/12/2020

02:29 PM Support #1423 (Resolved): Merging youth to adult data
Hello,
I am using R to do my work.
I am looking at the impact of social media usage on the outcome variable s...
George Comp
09:51 AM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hi Alita. Are there any news from covid weighting team on the longitudinal weighting issue? Theocharis Kromydas
09:15 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
Thanks so much again for your prompt responses. I checked the coding for those who were furloughed on hrschange* in t... Darja Reuschke
08:42 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
Yes, use the hrschange* variables. Alita Nandi
08:35 AM Support #1422: furlough in Covid-19 Study
Thanks so much. However, are those who were on furlough in April or May ask whether they are still on furlough? I can... Darja Reuschke
06:49 AM Support #1422 (Feedback): furlough in Covid-19 Study
Hello Darja,
Take look at the Universe for the question FURLOUGH in the questionnnaires for Waves 2 & 3. The Unive...
Alita Nandi

10/11/2020

06:22 PM Support #1422 (Feedback): furlough in Covid-19 Study
Hello Support team,
I am grateful if you could help me identifying respondents who are on furlough in each wave in...
Darja Reuschke

10/09/2020

11:09 AM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Alita,
I still haven't heard from the team. As I have mentioned before, it's been over a year since I first ap...
Kevin Brennan

10/08/2020

05:21 PM Support #1421: top coding in income components
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Thanks for your query. I have passed on your concern to the income team.
>
> A...
Luca Giangregorio
03:22 PM Support #1421: top coding in income components
Hello,
Thanks for your query. I have passed on your concern to the income team.
About your question, "In this c...
Alita Nandi
05:13 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
If br_lrwtuk1 is the weight variable for BHPS W11-18 for longitudinal analysis, then I have to genera...
Abigail Dumalus
09:53 AM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hi Abigail,
It is not your mistake, it is mine. Very sorry. The names of the weight variables for BHPS have not ye...
Alita Nandi

10/07/2020

11:05 AM Support #1421 (Resolved): top coding in income components
Hi there,
sorry to bother during these unfortunate times.
I'm working with UKHLS 1-3 to build a 3-years income av...
Luca Giangregorio
06:06 AM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Hello Alita,
When I am restricting the analysis to Waves 11-18 of the BHPS, using indin01_lw as weighting variable...
Abigail Dumalus

10/06/2020

12:16 PM Support #1420: covid-19 observations not merging with wave 9 data
Sorry I misunderstood your question. But I could not find the problem you have highlighted. Your understanding of i_i... Alita Nandi
11:36 AM Support #1420: covid-19 observations not merging with wave 9 data
Thanks Alita, I'm still a bit confused.
I understand that the covid sample also includes some individuals who were...
Cristina Sechel
10:58 AM Support #1420 (Feedback): covid-19 observations not merging with wave 9 data
Hello Cristina,
Anyone 16+ years, who was in a household that participated in at least one of the last two waves o...
Alita Nandi

10/05/2020

11:24 PM Support #1420 (Resolved): covid-19 observations not merging with wave 9 data
Hello
Some individuals from the April-June covid-19 data files do not match with wave 9 data (using the pidp varia...
Cristina Sechel
11:49 AM Support #1418: Weight variable for appending all waves of USOC
Dear Olena,
Thank you very much for your reply. It helps a lot.
Best, Arpita
Olena Kaminska wrote:
> Arpi...
Arpita Ghosh
11:41 AM Support #1419 (Feedback): Moved to current address variable
Hi Laura,
No, there is no such composite variable.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi

10/03/2020

04:03 PM Support #1419 (Resolved): Moved to current address variable
Hi,
if I understand well the variable *_myvr is asked every wave only to new entrants. Is there any variable that...
Laura Silva

09/30/2020

02:08 PM Support #1418: Weight variable for appending all waves of USOC
Arpita,
Thank you for your question. 'ui' weight is better in two ways: it has higher sample size (so higher stati...
Olena Kaminska
12:31 PM Support #1418 (In Progress): Weight variable for appending all waves of USOC
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
11:19 AM Support #1418 (Resolved): Weight variable for appending all waves of USOC
Dear User Support Team,
I hope you are doing well in these difficult times. My questions are related to this old o...
Arpita Ghosh
12:59 PM Support #1417 (Feedback): Time-varying predictor variables at different waves to outcome
Dear Goerge,
Our remit is to answer queries related to Understanding Society data and provide general advice about...
Alita Nandi
12:31 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Thanks Kevin Brennan
12:30 PM Support #1411 (In Progress): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Sorry about that Kevin. I have written to the team and waiting to hear back from them.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi
11:59 AM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Alita,
Would it be possible to get contact information for whoever is processing my data. I haven't heard from...
Kevin Brennan

09/29/2020

06:43 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Thanks for letting me know Gundi!
Harry
Theocharis Kromydas
06:41 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Many thanks Alita! I appreciate this. Best, Harry Theocharis Kromydas
10:59 AM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hello Harry,
My understanding is that with the weights currently provided you cannot do that. The weight, cW_betai...
Alita Nandi
09:50 AM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Thanks Alita.
I have certainly read the survey user guide before I post my question here. What is not clear to me ...
Theocharis Kromydas
03:12 PM Support #1417 (Resolved): Time-varying predictor variables at different waves to outcome
I am using longitudinal models and have a specific question regarding Understanding Society data and a specific way I... George Comp

09/28/2020

11:52 AM Support #1416 (Resolved): components of weight variables
Alita Nandi

09/25/2020

10:26 AM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Abigail,
Just to add, if you are concerned about the differences in the populations, then you can use full samples...
Olena Kaminska
10:03 AM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Harry,
the definition of the dependent child variable seems to have changed over time and we are currently review...
Gundi Knies

09/24/2020

11:56 AM Support #1416: components of weight variables
That's clear now Olena, many thanks! Filip Sosenko
11:44 AM Support #1416: components of weight variables
Filip,
We do not calibrate to housing tenure. Housing tenure is used in the correction for attrition. So the infor...
Olena Kaminska
11:24 AM Support #1416: components of weight variables
Thank you for the answer Olena. Could you also let me know what external source is used for calibrating the housing t... Filip Sosenko
11:15 AM Support #1416: components of weight variables
Dear Filip,
Thank you for your question. I can confirm that housing tenure goes into weighting models.
Unfortuna...
Olena Kaminska
08:01 AM Support #1416 (In Progress): components of weight variables
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

09/23/2020

04:36 PM Support #1416 (Resolved): components of weight variables
Hello,
I have a general question and a specific one.
1) Please could direct me to documentation regarding what vari...
Filip Sosenko
02:23 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Sorry there was a typo: UKHLS Waves 1-2, use b_indinus_lw
And you can use i_indinub_lw for Waves 2-9.
And you c...
Alita Nandi
02:03 PM Support #1414 (Feedback): Weighting dual pay only
Alita Nandi
11:33 AM Support #1414: Weighting dual pay only
Antonia,
Yes, you can and should apply survey design adjustment for a subset just a you would for the whole popula...
Olena Kaminska
10:26 AM Support #1414 (Resolved): Weighting dual pay only
Hi,
I would like to analyze a subset of all households who pay their gas/electricity/oil bills on seperate bills ...
Antonia Schuster
02:02 PM Support #1415 (Feedback): Using weights for all 9 waves
Hello,
If you are analysing data from adult questionnaire including self-completion questionnaire from Waves 1 to ...
Alita Nandi
11:07 AM Support #1415 (Resolved): Using weights for all 9 waves
I'm using all 9 waves of data and need to choose the correct weight.
I understand that using 'indscui_lw' appears t...
John Poole
10:28 AM Support #1392: natid - change in national identity
Hi Alita,
Thank you for following up and for letting me know - much appreciated.
All the best,
Ivelina
Ivelina Hristova

09/22/2020

12:38 PM Support #1401 (Resolved): AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Alita Nandi
12:34 PM Support #1392: natid - change in national identity
Hi Ivelina,
Currently there are no plans to ask natid questions again.
Best wishesm,
Alita
Alita Nandi
12:32 PM Support #1390 (Resolved): englang - change in English as first language
Alita Nandi
12:32 PM Support #1397 (Resolved): questions about interviewer assignment and training for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Alita Nandi
12:31 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hello Harry,
Currently there is no longitudinal weight provided for analysing Covid waves. Only cross-sectional we...
Alita Nandi
12:25 PM Support #1399: jobhist equivalent for Understanding Society
Note that the employment history in Waves 1 & 5 are about past employment history, that is, before the respondent joi... Alita Nandi
12:20 PM Support #1411 (Resolved): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Alita Nandi
12:13 PM Support #1412: Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Hi Lydia,
If you are interested in gross household monthly income, then please use the variable called bw_fihhmngr...
Alita Nandi

09/21/2020

03:11 PM Support #1409: Ethnicity Query
A follow up:
The weighted percentage of adults (16+) who report their ethnic group as "White: British/EnglishScott...
Alita Nandi
02:52 PM Support #1413 (Feedback): Variables for employment
Hello Lior,
If you would like to know a person's main employment status then use the variable JBSTAT. If you would...
Alita Nandi
02:35 PM Support #1412 (Feedback): Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Alita Nandi

09/20/2020

03:37 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hi there
I also have the same question as Laia but I am not entirely sure I am getting Alita's response right. In ...
Theocharis Kromydas
01:33 PM Support #1413 (Resolved): Variables for employment
Hello,
I am trying to understand what is the best variable to use in order to understand if a person is employed.
...
Lior Shabtai

09/18/2020

03:30 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Gundi again
I read your last email carefully and it seems to me that the main problem I have is with definition...
Theocharis Kromydas
10:22 AM Support #1412: Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Lydia,
I am answering here your question regarding weights. The weight you use will depend on the level of analysi...
Olena Kaminska
10:07 AM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Great, thanks Becky.
Best wishes,
Kevin
Kevin Brennan
10:02 AM Support #1411 (Feedback): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Kevin,
Just to confirm that the data team have received the approval from Metadac and will be in touch with yo...
Rebecca Parsons

09/17/2020

02:24 PM Support #1412 (In Progress): Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Hi Lydia,
Thanks for your query, it's been passed to our weights specialist. We'll be in touch with a response so...
Rebecca Parsons

09/16/2020

08:47 PM Support #1412 (Resolved): Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Dear Support Team,
I am computing the poverty line for each wave of BHPS and UKHLS, as indicated by the files in ...
Lydia Palumbo
03:45 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Will do! Thanks,
Becky
Rebecca Parsons
03:41 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Thank you,
If the team need to contact METADAC, could you please ask the team to cc someone from METADAC apart fr...
Kevin Brennan
03:37 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Kevin,
Thanks for the additional information. The data team are checking and if the email from Stephanie isn't...
Rebecca Parsons
02:29 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Stephanie Roberts from METADAC has just got back to me, confirming to me that the email was sent to genetics@understa... Kevin Brennan
01:59 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Thank you.
Please not that while I am the contact person for the projects, the principal applicant is Olivier Gev...
Kevin Brennan
01:49 PM Support #1411 (In Progress): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Kevin,
Once the approval from Metadac has come through the data team at Understanding Society will prepare you...
Rebecca Parsons

09/15/2020

04:42 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Gundi
Thanks again for your very informative reply. I would need to test some of these classification using the...
Theocharis Kromydas
01:02 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Dear Harry,
as I said, ndepchl_dv is an individual-level variable: how many dependent children does this enumerated ...
Gundi Knies
11:15 AM Support #1408: Family structure
Dear Gundi
Many thanks for taking the time to look in my query in more detail. Many thanks for your suggestion too...
Theocharis Kromydas
10:02 AM Support #1411 (Resolved): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi there,
On May 26th I raised issue #1349 to enquire about linking UKHLS genetic and DNA methylation data from t...
Kevin Brennan

09/14/2020

09:18 PM Support #1401: AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Thank you for letting me know. Dana Garbarski
03:54 PM Support #1410 (Feedback): Determining the missing values in the jbsoc10_cc variable.
Hi Cameron,
we use dependent interviewing (DI) to minimise spurious changes in occupations, so instead of asking f...
Gundi Knies
12:31 PM Support #1410 (Resolved): Determining the missing values in the jbsoc10_cc variable.
Hi there,
I see in the jbsoc10_cc variable note it says: "SOC 2010 codes are [-9] missing for jobs that were alrea...
Cameron Harries
03:19 PM Support #1409: Ethnicity Query
Rebecca Parsons wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> We've looked into this and we think you need to contact CACI to see how the...
mark sheppard
02:46 PM Support #1409 (Feedback): Ethnicity Query
Hi Mark,
We've looked into this and we think you need to contact CACI to see how they've arrived at their figure. ...
Rebecca Parsons
09:37 AM Support #1409 (In Progress): Ethnicity Query
Hi,
Thanks for your question. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as so...
Rebecca Parsons
08:48 AM Support #1409 (Resolved): Ethnicity Query
Hi - i'm not sure this is the correct forum but hoping you can help. I'm using CACI Acorn data which supply UK ethnic... mark sheppard
01:29 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Harry,
sorry to not have been more precise. No, I am not recommending you to use or not use depchl_dv. I was just...
Gundi Knies
11:24 AM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Gundi
Many thanks for your quick response. So do you recommend me using depchl_dv (I guess you mean ndepchl_dv?...
Theocharis Kromydas
11:04 AM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Theocharis,
the household type variable draws on the number of dependent children in the household (depchl_dv) so...
Gundi Knies
09:41 AM Support #1408 (In Progress): Family structure
Hi Theocharis,
Thanks for your question. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we'll get back to ...
Rebecca Parsons
09:07 AM Support #1407 (Feedback): categories of the qfhigh_dv variable
Hi Jan,
qfhigh_dv does not make use of BTech and NVQs. These qualifications are captured in the variables qfvoc#,...
Rebecca Parsons
 

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