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From 03/26/2022 to 04/24/2022

04/22/2022

10:10 AM Support #1685: creating a disabled status variable
Hi,
Our definition is:
health: (long-standing illness or disability) where the standard response 1 = "yes"; res...
William Shufflebottom

04/21/2022

09:01 PM Support #1687 (Feedback): Query about Likert variable in ca_indresp_w
Hi,
This is a summary index for the battery of the 12 General Health Questionnaire questions ranging from scghqa t...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:46 PM Support #1687 (Feedback): Query about Likert variable in ca_indresp_w
Hi,
I'm a final year student working on my dissertation and had a question about the variable ca_scghq1_dv in ca_i...
Eman Akbar
05:53 PM Support #1685 (Feedback): creating a disabled status variable
So, if I understand correctly, your definition of disability is this: health=2 AND disdif96=0, which translates to: n... Understanding Society User Support Team

04/20/2022

07:40 PM Support #1686 (In Progress): New diabetes diagnoses in UKHLS wave 10
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
10:30 AM Support #1686 (Feedback): New diabetes diagnoses in UKHLS wave 10
Hello
Sorry if I've missed details on this somewhere but I was wondering if there was any information on the appar...
Amy Clair
07:39 PM Support #1685 (In Progress): creating a disabled status 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
09:14 AM Support #1685 (Resolved): creating a disabled status variable
Hi USoC team,
Could you advise on an appropriate recode for disability status? We are currently using the "health"...
William Shufflebottom
06:07 AM Support #1631: Consistencies across gross and net income in BHPS and USoc
2. These were cases where either the total annual hh income or the labour income or non-labour incomes were imputed (... Understanding Society User Support Team

04/19/2022

05:56 PM Support #1684 (Feedback): Difference between cd_chsdqtd_dv_f and cd_chsdqtd_dv_m
_m stands for mothers, _f for fathers. Please see section 14.2 "July 2020: Special Education Needs (SEN) and Strength... Understanding Society User Support Team
01:42 PM Support #1683 (Feedback): Merging parents (cd_indresp_w.dta) to children (cd_youth.dta)
Rename pidp_c in cd_youth to pidp and then merge it to the latest main survey wave w_indall file from the main survey... Understanding Society User Support Team
01:16 PM Support #1631: Consistencies across gross and net income in BHPS and USoc
Hi,
Apologies for checking in on this again but could I please request if you could look into the other questions ...
Marek Rojicek

04/14/2022

06:05 PM Support #1684 (Resolved): Difference between cd_chsdqtd_dv_f and cd_chsdqtd_dv_m
Hello!
I am currently using cd_schild_w.dta dataset from COVID-19 wave 4 (June 2020).
I have noticed that after ...
Irina Kolegova
05:42 PM Support #1683 (Resolved): Merging parents (cd_indresp_w.dta) to children (cd_youth.dta)
Hello!
I am trying to merge children to parents for COVID waves. Could you please tell me how can I do that?
T...
Irina Kolegova
03:31 AM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
looked t the screenshop - yes, weights created and use of svyset is ok Understanding Society User Support Team
03:26 AM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
As your objective i to estimate trends, you don't need to restrict to cases that responded in all 3 waves. Understanding Society User Support Team

04/13/2022

05:40 PM Support #1682 (Feedback): How to get access to postcodes?
Hello,
Please check the list of available geographical identifiers: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documen...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:18 PM Support #1682 (Resolved): How to get access to postcodes?
I'm a postgrad student at LSE and I am wanting to use the understanding society study for my dissertation which has t... Benjamin Laidlaw
03:32 PM Support #1681 (Feedback): ff_stillfurl
Dear Darja,
In Waves 5 & 6, respondents who had said they had been on furlough and hadn’t said previously that the...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:30 PM Support #1681 (Resolved): ff_stillfurl
Dear support team,
In the online data catalogue, the variable still furloughed (ff_stillfurl) is coded 1=no longe...
Darja Reuschke
12:58 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
and do I need to keep only matched observations (when I am merging waves in the beginning) in this case? Irina Kolegova
12:57 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Hello! I have applied the weights for the youth as you recommended, could you please tell me if I have done it correc... Irina Kolegova

04/12/2022

05:51 PM Support #1650 (Feedback): yp2uni missing/inapplicable/don't know categories
Hi Alessandro,
1) Such an interpretation is possible as the yp2uni questions reads “after you finish school?”, so ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:18 PM Support #1680 (Feedback): Merging: Many to one & sorting
Dear Irina,
1) all these files are individual level files in which pidp is a unique identifier, so this is 1:1 mer...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:33 AM Support #1680 (In Progress): Merging: Many to one & sorting
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:33 AM Support #1680: Merging: Many to one & sorting
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
05:13 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Sorry about that - same principle applies for baseline using Wave 9.
After you have put the data together (as you ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:27 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Dear Understanding Society User Support Team,
Thank you for your response.
Just a quick remark - I am not using...
Irina Kolegova
04:06 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Hi Irina,
It seems that you want to estimate trend in these SDQ summary scales, rather than within person change i...
Understanding Society User Support Team

04/11/2022

10:01 AM Support #1650: yp2uni missing/inapplicable/don't know categories
Dear Support team,
Thank you for your help
To your question "So, just to make sure, your question is whether on...
Alessandro Ferrara

04/10/2022

08:05 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
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Irina Kolegova
08:04 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Hello,
I have finally managed to figure out the syntax for the regression part.
Here is my syntax:
// July 202...
Irina Kolegova

04/08/2022

05:46 PM Support #1680 (Resolved): Merging: Many to one & sorting
Hello,
I wanted to merge youth datasets for Wave 10 (UKHLS), Wave 4 (COVID) and Wave 8 (COVID).
1) Should I use ...
Irina Kolegova
04:19 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
I have just realised that I do not know which dependent variable I should use for my regression.
I was thinking to g...
Irina Kolegova
03:31 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Could you please also include the syntax for the regression part?
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:27 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Let me show my steps:
1) I merged youth who participated in Wave 4 (July 2020) and Wave 8 (March 2021) and kept thos...
Irina Kolegova
03:17 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
As I am using the same respondents who took part in the pre-covid wave, the 4th Covid wave and the 8th Covid wave I t... Irina Kolegova
02:12 PM Support #1678 (Feedback): Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:11 PM Support #1678: Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Dear Irina,
Is your analysis cross-sectional or longitudinal?
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:22 PM Support #1677 (Feedback): Covid Wave cx_age variable inconsistencies
This inconsistency is due to the fact that in the April 2020 web survey, there were 433 full and 49 partial responden... Understanding Society User Support Team
02:31 PM Support #1679 (Feedback): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Universal Credit receipt
Hi Fatiha,
You can look for variables using the variable search (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentat...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:01 PM Support #1679 (Resolved): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Universal Credit receipt
Hi there I am trying to use claiming Universal Credit as an independent variable when looking at food insecurity, how... FATHIA Ali

04/07/2022

05:36 PM Support #1678 (In Progress): Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth 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
04:59 PM Support #1678 (Resolved): Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Hello!
Hope this email finds you well.
I am currently working with COVID-19 youth data and I have a question a...
Irina Kolegova
05:34 PM Support #1677 (In Progress): Covid Wave cx_age variable inconsistencies
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
11:49 AM Support #1677 (Resolved): Covid Wave cx_age variable inconsistencies
I have noticed a few inconsistencies with the derived cx_age variables. For example if ages are listed where ca_age >... Richard Shaw
05:33 PM Support #1675 (Feedback): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Employment Status
In the Covid-19 survey the question about labour market activity was not asked in each wave, only whether the respond... Understanding Society User Support Team

04/05/2022

06:24 PM Support #1673: pensioner_dv seems to be wrong for men
Hi Tom,
We have passed this to our Data Team who are now investigating this discrepancy. We will keep you updated....
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:47 PM Support #1675 (In Progress): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Employment Status
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
05:47 PM Support #1676 (In Progress): Youth self-esteem measure
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
10:56 AM Support #1676 (Feedback): Youth self-esteem measure
Hello,
I am using the self-esteem measure from the youth questionnaire. There are 8 items - they seem to be from t...
Marie Mueller

04/04/2022

02:31 PM Support #1675 (Resolved): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Employment Status
I am trying to find a variable for employment status but cannot find one measuring whether people are employed or une... FATHIA Ali

03/31/2022

10:45 AM Support #1674 (Resolved): Merging parstyle and indresp using hidp
The question was answered by email. Understanding Society User Support Team

03/30/2022

06:20 AM Support #1674 (Resolved): Merging parstyle and indresp using hidp
I can't seem to merge parstyle and indresp using hidp Jose Leonard Humiding

03/29/2022

05:02 PM Support #1673 (In Progress): pensioner_dv seems to be wrong for men
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
11:29 AM Support #1673 (In Progress): pensioner_dv seems to be wrong for men
Hi,
The pensioner_dv variable is supposed to determine whether the respondent is past State Pension Age (SPA). But...
Tom Waters
 

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