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From 01/25/2022 to 02/23/2022

02/22/2022

12:47 AM Support #1658: Questions
Hi,
Thanks for that. I think it indeed answered my question. Many thanks.
Weixi Kang

02/21/2022

05:03 PM Support #1658: Questions
Hello,
You can find some additional information about ethics and consent in the BHPS Quality Profile: https://www....
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:56 PM Support #1649 (Feedback): Weights for longitudinal analysis
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:56 PM Support #1652 (Feedback): Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:55 PM Support #1661 (Feedback): Merging children with thier parent using SPSS
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:55 PM Support #1659 (Feedback): Longitudinal analysis - correct weight
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:55 PM Support #1663 (Feedback): How to obtain an approximate measure for UK citizenship across Waves 1-11
If you look at the questionniares you will see that the Universe of these questions that these changed across waves, ... Understanding Society User Support Team
09:17 AM Support #1663 (In Progress): How to obtain an approximate measure for UK citizenship across Waves 1-11
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

02/20/2022

09:47 AM Support #1631: Consistencies across gross and net income in BHPS and USoc
Hi,
I hope you are well, could I please request if someone would be able to help with this?
Thank you,
Marek...
Marek Rojicek

02/17/2022

12:53 PM Support #1658: Questions
I will need to check with one of the team members who worked on the BHPS, I will let you know when I hear back.
Be...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:01 PM Support #1663 (Resolved): How to obtain an approximate measure for UK citizenship across Waves 1-11
Dear Forum,
I am trying to construct a simple rough binary variable UK citizen yes or no for all eleven waves. I ha...
Nico Ochmann
11:41 AM Support #1656: Difference between variables bl_unib and bl_unim
Dear Jonathan,
These two questions were discontinued, but you can see the Higher Education establishments of resp...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:26 AM Support #1650: yp2uni missing/inapplicable/don't know categories
Dear Alessandro,
So, just to make sure, your question is whether one can interpret answering 1 "Get a full time jo...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/16/2022

11:55 PM Support #1658: Questions
Hello,
Thanks for that. May I know which institution approved the ethics of the study with relevant detials?
Weixi Kang
09:20 PM Support #1660 (Feedback): Attitudes towards immigration (self-comp) in Wave 11
Hello,
This module has been postponed and will be available in wave 12 (November 2022).
Best wishes,
Understan...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:17 PM Support #1661: Merging children with thier parent using SPSS
Hello,
We would recommend checking the SPSS version of our online Introduction to Understanding Society Moodle cou...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:08 PM Support #1662 (Feedback): Linking with a different data set
Hello,
It is not possible to link UKHLS to WERS at an individual and workplace level. The only linkage that might ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:02 PM Support #1655: Household income in Covid surveys
Hi Natalie,
Household income variables were not included in the 2019 jk dataset. However, since wave 11 was releas...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/15/2022

04:52 PM Support #1662 (Resolved): Linking with a different data set
Is it possible to link BHPS with Workplace Employment Relations Study? Thank you. Soyoung Han
03:13 PM Support #1661 (Resolved): Merging children with thier parent using SPSS
Hello,
I am trying to study the association between children's mental health and their parents' mental health, bef...
Afag Mohammed
03:07 PM Support #1655: Household income in Covid surveys
Apologies, I have one final question. I can't seem to find household income in any of the mainstage wave 9 data files... Natalie Bennett
10:26 AM Support #1655: Household income in Covid surveys
Ok great, thanks so much for your help.
Best wishes
Natalie
Natalie Bennett
09:47 AM Support #1655: Household income in Covid surveys
Hi Natalie,
Yes, I think it is the only solution.
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/14/2022

10:21 AM Support #1659: Longitudinal analysis - correct weight
Yes, set it to zero. Olena Kaminska
08:51 AM Support #1659: Longitudinal analysis - correct weight
Hi Olena,
Thanks very much for this quick and very clear answer.
One follow-up question: to correct for non-resp...
Rebeka Balogh
09:13 AM Support #1650: yp2uni missing/inapplicable/don't know categories
Dear Understanding Society User Support Team,
Thank you for your answer. So if I understand correctly, the "Inappl...
Alessandro Ferrara

02/13/2022

04:27 PM Support #1656: Difference between variables bl_unib and bl_unim
Thank you, this clears this up for me.
Additionally, is there a reason why both of these questions as well as the ...
Jonathan Ramshaw

02/11/2022

03:59 PM Support #1660 (In Progress): Attitudes towards immigration (self-comp) in Wave 11
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
12:27 PM Support #1660 (Resolved): Attitudes towards immigration (self-comp) in Wave 11
The long-term content plan document appears to show that a module on attitudes towards immigration was planned for Wa... Maria Abreu
11:27 AM Support #1655: Household income in Covid surveys
Hi
Thanks for this. However, I am unsure how to handle the top coding of these household composition variables whe...
Natalie Bennett
11:00 AM Support #1653 (Feedback): Representativeness of lone mothers
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/10/2022

02:30 PM Support #1659: Longitudinal analysis - correct weight
Rebeka,
Yes, your approach will be correct and you could use wave 9 weights for both analyses (latent and regressi...
Olena Kaminska
02:19 PM Support #1659 (Resolved): Longitudinal analysis - correct weight
Hi there,
I'd like to conduct longitudinal analysis using UKHLS. In brief terms: I will be conducting a latent cla...
Rebeka Balogh
01:03 PM Support #1657 (Feedback): Identifying parents of under 5-year-olds
Hello,
Unfortunately, the parenthood status is not available in wave 1 of the Covid-19 survey. However, you can co...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:57 PM Support #1658 (Feedback): Questions
Hello,
There is a technical problem with the website, thank you for letting us know, we will try fix this ASAP. Re...
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:26 AM Support #1658 (Resolved): Questions
Hello,
I am using BHPS Wave 15, however, do you know why I cannot access this variable: https://www.iser.essex.ac.u...
Weixi Kang

02/09/2022

04:49 PM Support #1657: Identifying parents of under 5-year-olds
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
03:37 PM Support #1657 (Feedback): Identifying parents of under 5-year-olds
Hi,
I hope you are well.
I'm a research assistant working for Birgitta Rabe and Gabriella Conti on a project a...
Junzhao Shi
02:21 PM Support #1652: Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Lucas,
Thank you. You seem to be on a good track with your analysis.
And thank you for the suggestion on a better...
Olena Kaminska
12:40 PM Support #1652: Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Hi Olena,
Thanks for your reply. I was just typing up a follow-up:
I received the document yesterday and have g...
Lucas Auer
12:11 PM Support #1652: Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Lucas,
Your approach seems fine. The choice of weights will be explained via email. Come back to me if you still h...
Olena Kaminska
02:14 PM Support #1653: Representativeness of lone mothers
Tom,
Thank you for sharing this with us. We are aware of this general discrepancy. It can have a few different cau...
Olena Kaminska
12:39 PM Support #1651 (Feedback): Matching Partners Data
Dear Laura,
You can identify partners who do not live with the respondent only in cases where we captured the two ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:12 PM Support #1646: Weight for analysis of household income restricted to complete households
Great - thanks very much for your help. Matt Barnes
12:09 PM Support #1646: Weight for analysis of household income restricted to complete households
Matt,
Thanks. For the situations likes yours we have prepared an online training course for creating your own tail...
Olena Kaminska
10:23 AM Support #1646: Weight for analysis of household income restricted to complete households
Understanding Society User Support Team wrote in #note-3:
> Matt,
>
> Thank you for your question. Yes, you are ...
Matt Barnes
11:25 AM Support #1655 (Feedback): Household income in Covid surveys
Hi Natalie,
Yes, you need to multiply the hhincome_amount by a factor corresponding to the period provided in the ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:56 AM Support #1656 (Feedback): Difference between variables bl_unib and bl_unim
Dear Jonathan,
The unib question asked about the first degree (e.g. B.A., BSc, BEd), the unim about the second or ...
Understanding Society User Support Team

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
11:05 AM Support #1649: Weights for longitudinal analysis
Hi Olena,
Ok that's good to know, thanks! I will email about the tailored weight course.
Many thanks
Laurence
Laurence O'Brien
11:01 AM Support #1649: Weights for longitudinal analysis
Laurence,
Thank you for your questions. Firstly, yes, the choice of your weights is correct - well done :)
And on...
Olena Kaminska
10:42 AM Support #1649 (Resolved): Weights for longitudinal analysis
Hello,
I am trying to use Understanding Society to estimate how changes in workplace pension saving decisions are...
Laurence O'Brien
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
 

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