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From 04/04/2022 to 05/03/2022

05/03/2022

04:11 PM Support #1685: creating a disabled status variable
Ok, I see.
We looked at the Wave 10 data and recreated the variable that you have created and we get the same freq...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:53 PM Support #1693 (Feedback): household data
All 10+ year old members in a responding household, are eligible for interviews - 10-15 year old for the youth interv... Understanding Society User Support Team
12:33 PM Support #1693 (Feedback): household data
Hello
Can you please confirm the following: if a household consists of two members eg a married couple, does the sur...
Thanos Verousis
12:17 PM Support #1692: Data Query
Based on the numbers it seems they have excluded telephone and proxy interviews and the ECHP sample that was temporar... Understanding Society User Support Team
10:41 AM Support #1686: New diabetes diagnoses in UKHLS wave 10
So to confirm - there is no way to conduct a longitudinal analysis of new diagnoses that includes wave 10?
Many th...
Amy Clair

05/02/2022

03:51 PM Support #1692 (Resolved): Data Query
Hi,
I'm a 2nd Year Ph.D at Glasgow University, researching happiness. I've been trying to replicate and then upda...
Stewart Dunlop

04/30/2022

01:55 PM Support #1632 (Resolved): Correct weighting for mental health
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:51 PM Support #1622 (Resolved): Creating my own longitudinal weight
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:50 PM Support #1624 (Resolved): Weights for subsample
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:50 PM Support #1623 (Resolved): Gender first-born child
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:50 PM Support #1646 (Resolved): Weight for analysis of household income restricted to complete households
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:49 PM Support #1658 (Resolved): Questions
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:49 PM Support #1655 (Resolved): Household income in Covid surveys
Understanding Society User Support Team

04/29/2022

12:33 PM Support #1690: jbnssec8_dv
Yes for jbnssec_dv unemployed is not included as an additional category, rather jbnssec_dv=-8 identifies those who sa... Understanding Society User Support Team
10:05 AM Support #1690: jbnssec8_dv
Understanding Society User Support Team wrote in #note-1:
> Hello,
>
> The value labels of jbnssec8_dv do not ma...
Ruth Bickerton

04/28/2022

05:07 PM Support #1676: Youth self-esteem measure
Hello,
Thank you very much for your reply. So, do you mean there are 10 items (9 + 1) or 9 items (8 + 1)?
The q...
Marie Mueller
04:10 PM Support #1676 (Feedback): Youth self-esteem measure
There are 9 questions (ypesta-ypesti) and the question "On the whole, I am satisfied with myself" is asked separately... Understanding Society User Support Team
03:54 PM Support #1691 (Feedback): Combining BHPS with US, as well as match children to parents across waves
The second option should work - first merge children with parents in each wave (BHPS & UKHLS) individually. It is not... Understanding Society User Support Team
01:25 PM Support #1691 (Feedback): Combining BHPS with US, as well as match children to parents across waves
I am analyzing effects of divorce, and the outcomes I am investigating are the household income, education level, hea... Viktoria Ancher-Jensen
03:46 PM Support #1690 (Feedback): jbnssec8_dv
Hello,
The value labels of jbnssec8_dv do not match the ONS NSSEC 8-cateogorisation, but the categories are the sa...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:42 AM Support #1690 (Resolved): jbnssec8_dv
Hi, I'm looking for some information around US SEC data (e.g. jbnssec8_dv). I'm looking for a variable to proxy socio... Ruth Bickerton
12:04 PM Support #1685: creating a disabled status variable
Hi,
Maybe we can use the Main survey Wave 10 to make things clearer as we attached these data from Wave 11 to Wave...
William Shufflebottom

04/27/2022

06:15 PM Support #1686: New diabetes diagnoses in UKHLS wave 10
Yes, continuing sample members were asked if they had ever been diagnosed with these health conditions - not whether ... Understanding Society User Support Team
06:12 PM Support #1686: New diabetes diagnoses in UKHLS wave 10
Thanks for getting back to me.
Is the suggestion then that the change in the way the variable was asked at wave 10...
Amy Clair
05:33 PM Support #1686 (Feedback): New diabetes diagnoses in UKHLS wave 10
Hello,
These health conditions were changed in Wave 10. Please take a look at the FAQ about this. Go to the FAQ pa...
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:12 PM Support #1685: creating a disabled status variable
Hello,
We could not find these variables in the UKHLS Covid Survey Wave 8 dataset (collected in Mar 2021 and more ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:50 PM Support #1689 (Feedback): Matching Spouses data across waves
Best to Link individuals and spouses at each wave and then link the waves. Here are the syntax files about how to mat... Understanding Society User Support Team
01:10 PM Support #1689 (Feedback): Matching Spouses data across waves
I am looking to link consecutive waves together as well as link individuals data with their spouses. I am wondering i... Laura Bryce
12:11 PM Support #1667 (Feedback): Youth self completion longitudinal weight with non-monotone response
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:10 PM Support #1670 (Resolved): Local Authority Districts (LAD) from SN 6666
Understanding Society User Support Team

04/26/2022

03:51 PM Support #1688 (In Progress): Linkage Query
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

04/25/2022

03:07 PM Support #1688 (Feedback): Linkage Query
Hello,
Can Understanding Society data be linked to General Practice Workforce data in anyway?
Kind regards
Brenda
Brenda Hayanga

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
 

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