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From 01/10/2022 to 02/08/2022

02/08/2022

08:51 PM Support #1650: yp2uni missing/inapplicable/don't know categories
Dear Alessandro,
Thank you for pointing out these issues. In waves 6,8 and 9 the -8 "inapplicable" category was as...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:45 PM Support #1652: Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Dear Olena,
Thanks for the swift reply. I have now requested the information on pooled data from user support via ...
Lucas Auer
03:29 PM Support #1652: Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Lucas,
Thanks. Please request usersupport for the information on pooled data. Have a look and come back to me if y...
Olena Kaminska
03:04 PM Support #1652: Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Hi Olena,
Thanks so much for getting back to me. Using the data in long format seemed to make perfect sense to me,...
Lucas Auer
02:03 PM Support #1652: Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Lucas,
Thank you. Can you give me a little bit more details on your analysis. It's not clear why you are using lon...
Olena Kaminska
02:56 PM Support #1646 (Feedback): Weight for analysis of household income restricted to complete households
Matt,
Thank you for your question. Yes, you are right - our weights are either for people who respondent to interv...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:26 PM Support #1646 (In Progress): Weight for analysis of household income restricted to complete households
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
02:55 PM Support #1654 (Feedback): Looking for motherhood status variables
Dear Amwaj,
You can use nchild_dv which gives you the number of own children in the household, including natural c...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:48 PM Support #1647 (Feedback): Filter issues of "vote7"
Dear Sebastian,
Vote7 was asked only of respondents who completed their interview after the 12th of December 2019,...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:27 PM Support #1655 (In Progress): Household income in Covid surveys
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:05 AM Support #1655 (Resolved): Household income in Covid surveys
Hi
Could you advise me on the appropriate way to handle the income data provided in the covid-19 surveys? Am I ri...
Natalie Bennett
02:26 PM Support #1656 (In Progress): Difference between variables bl_unib and bl_unim
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:31 AM Support #1656 (Resolved): Difference between variables bl_unib and bl_unim
Hi, I am seeking some information on what the difference is between variables "unib" and "unim" that are in wave BH12... Jonathan Ramshaw

02/07/2022

12:12 PM Support #1648 (Feedback): Help with linking data across two waves
Dear Fathia,
You can link variables across waves using the individual identifier variable pidp. Pidp is a cross-wa...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:35 AM Support #1648 (In Progress): Help with linking data across two waves
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:45 AM Support #1650 (In Progress): yp2uni missing/inapplicable/don't know categories
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:42 AM Support #1651 (In Progress): Matching Partners Data
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:41 AM Support #1653 (In Progress): Representativeness of lone mothers
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
10:28 AM Support #1653 (Resolved): Representativeness of lone mothers
Hi,
I have been comparing the UKHLS data to data from the FRS and LFS. For reasons not clear to me, the UKHLS data...
Tom Waters
11:38 AM Support #1654 (In Progress): Looking for motherhood status variables
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
10:58 AM Support #1654 (Feedback): Looking for motherhood status variables
To whom it may concern
I would like to conduct a study comparing women with children (group 1) to women without c...
amwaj abugamza
11:36 AM Support #1652: Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team

02/05/2022

08:57 AM Support #1652 (Resolved): Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Dear Olena,
I have a question concerning the correct use of longitudinal weights. I want to perform longitudinal a...
Lucas Auer

02/04/2022

04:04 PM Support #1651 (Resolved): Matching Partners Data
I am currently working with the data matched with partners but I am wondering if there is a way to match data with pa... Laura Bryce
11:45 AM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Olena,
Thanks very much for your help. I have now implemented the longitudinal weights as you suggested and my es...
Ashley Burdett
10:32 AM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Ashley,
You can use only the first wave weights with survival analysis.
I am still not sure whether your analysis...
Olena Kaminska
10:00 AM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Olena,
I have now reviewed the pooled analysis document and it seems the document recommends that I use scaled x ...
Ashley Burdett
11:04 AM Support #1650 (Feedback): yp2uni missing/inapplicable/don't know categories
I am working with the yp2uni variable from the youth questionnaire and I see some incongruence in the missing values.... Alessandro Ferrara
10:33 AM Support #1648 (Feedback): Help with linking data across two waves
I am a Masters student completing my dissertation at Cardiff University using an COVID-19 Understanding Society data.... FATHIA Ali

02/03/2022

02:27 PM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Ashley,
I haven't used lifetable calculations, so I can't say. It depends on how the analysis treats missing data....
Olena Kaminska
02:04 PM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Olena,
I'm still waiting for the pooled analysis document, but I was wondering if your last comment applies to li...
Ashley Burdett

02/02/2022

11:26 AM Support #1647 (In Progress): Filter issues of "vote7"
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team

02/01/2022

02:54 PM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Ashley,
Ok, just one more question: are you using survival analysis? If so, you would use the weight at the first ...
Olena Kaminska
02:45 PM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Thanks, Olena.
I think, given your question, that I am interested in a pooled analysis (if an individual becomes ...
Ashley Burdett
11:44 AM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Ashley,
It sounds to me as a classic pooled analysis where you are not interested in representing people, but rath...
Olena Kaminska
02:31 PM Support #1647 (Feedback): Filter issues of "vote7"
Dear Support-Team,
I am trying to make sense of the variable "vote7" which is called "voted in last general electi...
Sebastian Jungkunz
01:52 PM Support #1646 (Resolved): Weight for analysis of household income restricted to complete households
I'm undertaking analysis to understand if pensioners who enter/exit poverty do so because their household receipt of ... Matt Barnes

01/31/2022

04:01 PM Support #1645 (Feedback): How to Deal with Missingness in Health Variables Over Time
Hello Sue,
Which health variables are you referring to? For some questions, not everyone is asked the question so ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:50 PM Support #1645 (Feedback): How to Deal with Missingness in Health Variables Over Time
Hi,
How to Deal with Missingness in Health Variables Over Time
I'm looking t health variables in UKHLS waves 1-...
Sue Easton
03:54 PM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Olena,
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
Not necessarily, individuals could be in my sample until the...
Ashley Burdett
02:40 PM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Ashley,
Thank you for the details. So, for each person you are only interested in their life time period between 2...
Olena Kaminska
02:27 PM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Olena,
I construct a panel using BHPS wave data only containing variables with information about age, marital sta...
Ashley Burdett
11:06 AM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Ashley,
Can you specify which information you use in each wave combination. Give me an example if a person is 24 i...
Olena Kaminska
09:46 AM Support #1643 (Feedback): Employment history for different samples
Hello,
The employment history for GPS & EMBS first six months samples were asked in Wave 1, and for the remaining ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:44 AM Support #1644 (Feedback): Inapplicable issue
Hello,
Not every respondent is eligible for every question. To know who is eligible for a specific question, take ...
Understanding Society User Support Team

01/30/2022

09:50 AM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Olena,
Thanks for your response and apologies for the delay.
Not sure this will resolve my problem. I am usin...
Ashley Burdett

01/28/2022

01:59 PM Support #1644 (Resolved): Inapplicable issue
Hi, I am trying to analyse Wave 10 data and the following variables all have a high number of 'inapplicable':
j_plbo...
Jo Cairns
01:36 PM Support #1643 (Feedback): Employment history for different samples
Hi support team,
I am looking to construct a variable indicating any unemployment spell prior to wave 8. I underst...
Rebeka Balogh
01:02 PM Support #1642 (Feedback): Incomplete Merge of Longitudinal individual indresp variables (a - k; 1 - 11) and longitudinal hhresp variables - Unmatched Data both ways
Hello Sue,
While attempt is made that all enumerated/responding households complete the household questionnaire, t...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:20 PM Support #1642 (Resolved): Incomplete Merge of Longitudinal individual indresp variables (a - k; 1 - 11) and longitudinal hhresp variables - Unmatched Data both ways
Hi,
I have merged (appended) core individual variables from all UKHLS indresp waves a - k (1 - 11) longitudinally,...
Sue Easton
09:38 AM Support #1641 (Feedback): 3 critical issues regarding COVID-19 UK Household Longitudinal Dataset
Hello,
Thank you for your valuable feedback.
A quick clarification - Understanding Society is led and managed a...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:24 AM Support #1641 (Resolved): 3 critical issues regarding COVID-19 UK Household Longitudinal Dataset
Dear UCL Institute of Education,
I am Seung Un Lee, currently studying Master's of Urban Economics at the National...
Seung Un Lee

01/27/2022

02:11 PM Support #1621 (Resolved): How to merge two data files from two different waves?
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:11 PM Support #1618 (Resolved): Measuring attacks in the home using wave 1 module on harassment. Q'aire suggests this is possible. Data does not.
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:09 PM Support #1615 (Resolved): Enquiry of participants data collection
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:09 PM Support #1614 (Resolved): jbstat Wave 11
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:08 PM Support #1611 (Resolved): Geographical data
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:08 PM Support #1606 (Resolved): Adult Subject Birth Order
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:07 PM Support #1607 (Resolved): Questionnaire Sequencing for the last 5 minutes- EMBS
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:06 PM Support #1587 (Resolved): panssec8_dv
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:06 PM Support #1608 (Resolved): Question about weights for analysis of child and youth data
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:05 PM Support #1609 (Resolved): Including/excluding zero weights changes SEs (but not coefficients)
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:05 PM Support #1610 (Resolved): Weighting method for IP4 refreshment sample
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:03 PM Support #1613: Linking administrative health data
Hello Luke,
Sorry this slipped through. The best way to know of what linked administrative data is available is he...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:59 PM Support #1620 (Resolved): Raven Progressive Matrix
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:59 PM Support #1619 (Resolved): Differentiating between income-based benefits and contribution-based / "new style" benefits (JSA, ESA)
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:58 PM Support #1634: Employment Status History Wave 1 of UKHLS
Hi Ishita,
For continuing sample members, they are asked questions about changes in employment status via the Annu...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:55 PM Support #1639 (Resolved): Creating housing benefit indicator using _renthb & _renthb_bh
Understanding Society User Support Team
07:51 AM Support #1639: Creating housing benefit indicator using _renthb & _renthb_bh
Hello
Thank you for your response - it got me thinking and I realised my issue was that I did not account for resp...
Jack Hewton

01/26/2022

06:45 PM Support #1637 (Feedback): Religion in Covid survey
Questions about religion has been asked in the main survey, every 4 years for the whole sample (Waves 1 4 8), and onl... Understanding Society User Support Team
06:40 PM Support #1638 (Feedback): w_fimnlabnet_dv
Hello,
Basic information on how the income variables were created is available in this User guide section:
https:...
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:00 PM Support #1639 (Feedback): Creating housing benefit indicator using _renthb & _renthb_bh
Hello,
If you look at the Universe for this question, i.e., who were asked this question in the Questionnaire, you...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:50 PM Support #1640 (Feedback): Onward Social Fabric Index and Understanding Society Wave
Hello Luke,
Wave 12 data will be released in November 2022.
You can check which of these variables/questions we...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:49 PM Support #1640 (Feedback): Onward Social Fabric Index and Understanding Society Wave
Dear Understanding Society team,
I am writing to you on behalf of the thinktank Onward, regarding our Social Fabri...
Luke Stanley
01:04 PM Support #1632: Correct weighting for mental health
Joe,
Thank you for the details. I suggest you start with either i_psnenus_lw or i_indinus_lw as your base weights ...
Olena Kaminska

01/25/2022

03:42 PM Support #1632: Correct weighting for mental health
Good afternoon Olena,
I watched the videos yesterday, but have spent today going over them again and trying to wr...
Joe Lillis
02:56 PM Support #1639 (Resolved): Creating housing benefit indicator using _renthb & _renthb_bh
I was wondering if you were able to help me out at all with some clarification regarding the amount of missing variab... Jack Hewton

01/24/2022

04:54 PM Support #1638 (Feedback): w_fimnlabnet_dv
Hi,
Does this Labour income variable (w_fimnlabnet_dv) also capture the Statutory maternity pay (SMP) that the emplo...
ISHA GUPTA
04:47 PM Support #1632: Correct weighting for mental health
Joe,
Have you listened to the full training material yet? Some of the answers will be there as well as an example ...
Olena Kaminska
03:10 PM Support #1632: Correct weighting for mental health
Hi Olena,
So having a look at the data today, and playing around with creating a tailored weight. To be clear agai...
Joe Lillis
10:54 AM Support #1632: Correct weighting for mental health
Thanks very much for your help,
Will come back to this with further questions re. tailored weights if required.
...
Joe Lillis
10:23 AM Support #1632: Correct weighting for mental health
Yes, we asked you to continue to post your questions here. Thanks for doing that.
But to clarify you do need to em...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:57 AM Support #1632: Correct weighting for mental health
Thanks Olena,
The USoc email team responded, asking me to make this request here:
I need the training manual f...
Joe Lillis
01:17 PM Support #1637 (Feedback): Religion in Covid survey
Hello,
I hope you are well.
I had a question about the Covid survey (adults 16+). Looking at the data I can't s...
Samir Sweida-Metwally
11:21 AM Support #1636 (Feedback): Empstat wave 5
Hello,
You are correct the questions were about employment status and not jobs. The empstat datafile includes the ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:08 AM Support #1631 (In Progress): Consistencies across gross and net income in BHPS and USoc
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:07 AM Support #1635 (Feedback): Scotland – all UKLHS participants who completed secondary education in Scotland?
We also provide school locator variables of children's current schools and those of recent school leavers. To know mo... Understanding Society User Support Team

01/22/2022

12:22 AM Support #1636 (Feedback): Empstat wave 5
Hi Team,
I am trying to reconstruct the employment history of all the individuals. So, according to my understandi...
ISHA GUPTA

01/21/2022

02:10 PM Support #1635 (Feedback): Scotland – all UKLHS participants who completed secondary education in Scotland?
Hello,
Could you please advise us on the best way to identify individuals (in all UKLHS waves, but not BHPS) who h...
Yulia Anopa
12:35 PM Support #1633 (Feedback): Query regarding measurement of food poverty in UKLHS mainstage questionnaire
We do have food poverty questions in W12 but they are about foodbanks, not the Food Insecurity Experience (FIES) ones... Understanding Society User Support Team
12:32 PM Support #1632 (Feedback): Correct weighting for mental health
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:21 AM Support #1634: Employment Status History Wave 1 of UKHLS
Thank you for your quick response. It is extremely helpful.
In the life employment history('empstat' file in wave 5)...
ISHA GUPTA
07:56 AM Support #1634 (Feedback): Employment Status History Wave 1 of UKHLS
The employment history of the rest of the sample was asked in Wave 5. You may also be interested in the syntax that w... Understanding Society User Support Team

01/20/2022

06:53 PM Support #1634 (Resolved): Employment Status History Wave 1 of UKHLS
Hi,
According to the documentation the employment status history is only available for individuals surveyed betwee...
ISHA GUPTA

01/19/2022

08:28 PM Support #1633 (In Progress): Query regarding measurement of food poverty in UKLHS mainstage questionnaire
Dear Rachel,
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back...
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:27 PM Support #1626: Who is the respondent parent - SDQ
Dear Michaela,
There is also one more thing you might find useful. As part of Understanding Society efforts to h...
Understanding Society User Support Team

01/18/2022

03:22 PM Support #1633 (Feedback): Query regarding measurement of food poverty in UKLHS mainstage questionnaire
Hello there,
I have been reviewing variables available in the UKLHS questionnaires related to food poverty. I see on...
Rachel Loopstra
11:43 AM Support #1608: Question about weights for analysis of child and youth data
Marie,
Sounds like using youth weights should be a good option for you.
Best,
Olena
Olena Kaminska

01/17/2022

09:23 PM Support #1631: Consistencies across gross and net income in BHPS and USoc
Hi,
Thank you very much for helping with this.
Yes that's correct, I'm using the EUL version of the data and it...
Marek Rojicek
02:50 PM Support #1632: Correct weighting for mental health
Joe,
Thank you for your question. The set of instruments you use is unusual and we don't have specific weight for ...
Olena Kaminska
02:23 PM Support #1632 (Resolved): Correct weighting for mental health
Hello all,
Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
I've recently carried out an analysis on adolescent men...
Joe Lillis
01:30 PM Support #1630: Date of birth data
Hi Isha,
It may take up to a few weeks, for further details please contact UK Data Service as they responsible fo...
Understanding Society User Support Team

01/14/2022

06:45 PM Support #1630: Date of birth data
Thank you for your quick response.
May I know how much time does it usually take to get access to the data once the ...
ISHA GUPTA
09:51 AM Support #1630 (Feedback): Date of birth data
Hi Isha,
I'm assuming you're using the End User Licence version of the data. Birthm variable is considered to be p...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:52 PM Support #1631 (Feedback): Consistencies across gross and net income in BHPS and USoc
In the UKHLS waves, most of these cases are explained by income top-coding. I am guessing you are using the EUL versi... Understanding Society User Support Team
12:01 PM Support #1631 (In Progress): Consistencies across gross and net income in BHPS and USoc
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:59 AM Support #1608 (Feedback): Question about weights for analysis of child and youth data
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:58 AM Support #1624 (Feedback): Weights for subsample
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:30 AM Support #1629 (Feedback): Merging Variable vote_7
Dear Jan,
The label of the value 7 of vote7 in wave7 of the BHPS reads "NA: ONS sub-sample" suggesting that this q...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:00 AM Support #1629: Merging Variable vote_7
Dear Jan,
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to...
Understanding Society User Support Team

01/13/2022

06:55 PM Support #1631 (Feedback): Consistencies across gross and net income in BHPS and USoc
Hi,
I have been doing some comparisons of the gross and net income variables in the hhresp files in USoc and BHPS ...
Marek Rojicek
04:34 PM Support #1630 (Resolved): Date of birth data
Hi,
I am exploring the Understanding Society Survey and I need data on the date of birth (date, month and year) of...
ISHA GUPTA
04:30 PM Support #1629 (Feedback): Merging Variable vote_7
Dear Madame or Sir,
i am a stundent and am using the bhps and ukhls datasets in a project.
I have a question co...
Jan Heinicke

01/12/2022

02:28 PM Support #1627: Coding of k_ypfhweve in k_Youth
Hi Alexandra,
We are investigating whether these are missing values which were not coded to the UKHLS convention (...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:15 PM Support #1628 (Feedback): data and documentation not matching up (jbsoc variable)
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:03 AM Support #1626 (Feedback): Who is the respondent parent - SDQ
Dear Michaela,
Please use the adresp15_dv variable to identify who is the responsible adult responding the SDQ que...
Understanding Society User Support Team

01/11/2022

02:36 PM Support #1628: data and documentation not matching up (jbsoc variable)
Dear Ruth,
The fieldwork for the COVID-19 web surveys – and subsequent occupation coding – is done by a different ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:10 PM Support #1628 (In Progress): data and documentation not matching up (jbsoc variable)
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
01:10 PM Support #1627 (In Progress): Coding of k_ypfhweve in k_Youth
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team

01/10/2022

12:08 PM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Ashley,
Thanks for your question. If you use wave 2 information than you will need to use longitudinal weight for ...
Olena Kaminska
09:57 AM Support #1624 (In Progress): Weights for subsample
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:57 AM Support #1624: Weights for subsample
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:43 AM Support #1628 (Feedback): data and documentation not matching up (jbsoc variable)
Hi, I am trying to use wave 8 job title and description variable ch_jbsoc, however the variable doesn't seem to exist... Ruth Boardman
11:24 AM Support #1627 (In Progress): Coding of k_ypfhweve in k_Youth
Hi,
I have just started looking at the data in Wave K of the youth data file and found that for k_ypfhweve: "Durin...
Alexandra Turner
10:12 AM Support #1625 (Feedback): What is the value label of the value 56 in ethn_dv?
Hi Mushtahid,
This is a coding error, the correct value for this person is 15 "Black African".
Best wishes,
Un...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:47 AM Support #1625 (In Progress): What is the value label of the value 56 in ethn_dv?
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:39 AM Support #1625: What is the value label of the value 56 in ethn_dv?
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
09:28 AM Support #1626 (In Progress): Who is the respondent parent - SDQ
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
09:01 AM Support #1626 (Feedback): Who is the respondent parent - SDQ
Good morning,
I was wondering whether there is a way to identify if the respondent parent is the mother or the fath...
Michaela Kyclova
 

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