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From 04/26/2022 to 05/25/2022

05/25/2022

03:15 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hi Emily,
So this might be the reason behind the difference, I was using SPSS and Stata. I'll investigate this fur...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:40 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hello
I'm using R, so it's the tab files.
I also picked up that the weighting variables don't seem to be included...
Emily Humphreys
02:37 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hi Emily,
Which software version of the data are you using? Stata, SPSS or Tab?
Best wishes,
Understanding Soc...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:07 PM Support #1703: Time-varying UKHLS identifier
Thank you for sending more details over email. We will check this with our Data Team and try to find out the cause of... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:14 AM Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Sue,
Thank you for your question.
1. In any multilevel model you should be able to use a weight, sometimes strat...
Olena Kaminska
09:46 AM Support #1688: Linkage Query
Thank you for letting me know. I asked this query because I am interested in exploring wider determinants of health a... Brenda Hayanga

05/24/2022

05:44 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hello
That's really strange - my read6614 file also refers to the 15th edition so this should be the same data. I d...
Emily Humphreys
02:12 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hi Emily,
Thank you, I'm attaching the distribution of the bd_scghq2_dv in wave 4 of the BPHS. As you can see, the...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:08 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Sorry, I should say - in case it's not obvious - that the missing data discrepancy is in the "inapplicable" category ... Emily Humphreys
12:37 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Thanks for your help. This shows waves 1-7 and is from the harmonised version (release that includes Understanding So... Emily Humphreys
02:13 PM Support #1705 (In Progress): Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
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
02:02 PM Support #1705 (Feedback): Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Hi,
1. Are there any reference documents on how/where to enter the UKHLS variables: PSU, strata and k_indinus_lw i...
Sue Easton
08:50 AM Support #1704: Representative Counts of Migration Moves
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

05/23/2022

04:33 PM Support #1702 (Feedback): Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hi Emily,
I have compared the distribution of these variables in wave 4 BPHS to waves 3 and 6 of the BHPS and have...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:18 PM Support #1702 (In Progress): Wave 4 GHQ scores
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
01:55 PM Support #1704 (Feedback): Representative Counts of Migration Moves
Hello,
I am attempting to ascertain how many people moved into each U.K. region per year. To begin this process, I...
Morgan Ward
12:20 PM Support #1703 (In Progress): Time-varying UKHLS identifier
Hi Lydia,
Could please provide some examples? It will make it easier to investigate this.
Best wishes,
Underst...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:18 PM Support #1701 (In Progress): Problems with latest release
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

05/20/2022

08:42 PM Support #1703 (Resolved): Time-varying UKHLS identifier
Dear UKHLS User Support,
I noticed that some BHPS enumerated respondents change their UKHLS identifier while havi...
Lydia Palumbo
05:17 PM Support #1699: BHPS - UKHLS self-completion weight
Hi Rebeka,
The course "How to create tailored weights is here" https://open.essex.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=301
an...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:29 PM Support #1702 (Feedback): Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hello
I'm trying to understand the reason for what seems to be a very different distribution of the w_scghq1_dv a...
Emily Humphreys

05/19/2022

09:36 AM Support #1699: BHPS - UKHLS self-completion weight
Hi Olena,
Thanks. Where could I request the training material?
Rebeka
Rebeka Balogh

05/16/2022

12:06 PM Support #1700 (Feedback): Interview timing
Hello,
We don't think this is a serious issue for our survey due to way the interviews are conducted. Sample house...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:53 AM Support #1688 (Feedback): Linkage Query
Hello,
We are sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
We are not planning on linking our data to the GP wo...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:46 AM Support #1699 (Feedback): BHPS - UKHLS self-completion weight
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:46 AM Support #1698 (Feedback): Weights for Waves 1-11 (CS and Longitudinal)
Understanding Society User Support Team

05/15/2022

12:17 AM Support #1701: Problems with latest release
I am writing this because I noticed that many variables either changed their name (age_dv-->age in indall) or were de... Lydia Palumbo

05/14/2022

11:17 AM Support #1701 (Feedback): Problems with latest release
Dear UKHLS support,
is it my problem or in the BHPS files of the latest release some variables are missing from i...
Lydia Palumbo

05/13/2022

10:40 AM Support #1700 (Feedback): Interview timing
Dear Understanding Society team,
I was hoping you might be able to help me with a question: We are currently study...
Nils Braakmann

05/12/2022

02:43 PM Support #1699: BHPS - UKHLS self-completion weight
Rebeka,
You could use a suboptimal weight of indin01_lw or you could additionally correct for the remaining nonres...
Olena Kaminska
02:13 PM Support #1699 (Feedback): BHPS - UKHLS self-completion weight
Hi there,
I am looking to analyse trajectories of employment and mental health over waves of BHPS (waves 15 to 18)...
Rebeka Balogh
02:41 PM Support #1698: Weights for Waves 1-11 (CS and Longitudinal)
Rowan,
For wave a use hhdenus_xw - it is equivalent to hhdenub_xw (note it becomes hhdenui_xw from wave 6 onwards...
Olena Kaminska

05/11/2022

05:08 PM Support #1698 (Feedback): Weights for Waves 1-11 (CS and Longitudinal)
Hi Support Team,
I am doing two types analysis: One is a repeated cross-section of households and the other is a p...
Rowan Isaaks
12:12 PM Support #1696 (Feedback): random effects logistic regression models and weighting
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:03 PM Support #1694: Question on meaning ivfio
There is a variable bW_ivrref which provides reasons for refusal that may help understanding this category of cases f... Understanding Society User Support Team

05/10/2022

03:40 PM Support #1696: random effects logistic regression models and weighting
Dear Zohra,
In multilevel modelling you can have a few levels, the highest of which will be PSU as a clustering va...
Olena Kaminska
04:09 AM Support #1696 (In Progress): random effects logistic regression models and weighting
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
04:12 AM Support #1612 (Resolved): Understanding length of time unemployed
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:10 AM Support #1694: Question on meaning ivfio
We are not aware of a more detailed version of this variable for BHPS that has been released. Understanding Society User Support Team
04:07 AM Support #1695 (Feedback): Intimate Partner Violence Related Measure
Hello,
No we do not ask questions about this.
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team
Understanding Society User Support Team

05/09/2022

01:57 PM Support #1696 (Feedback): random effects logistic regression models and weighting
Hello,
I am attempting to run a random effects logistic regression model using waves 1-10 of the UKHLS, and am run...
Zohra Ansari-Thomas

05/08/2022

05:22 PM Support #1612: Understanding length of time unemployed
All clear, thank you for the reply and the support. Chris Chris Percy

05/05/2022

04:00 PM Support #1695 (Feedback): Intimate Partner Violence Related Measure
Hello,
I am just wondering if there are any questions/ variables that pertain to Intimate Partner Violence/ Domes...
Rachel Tisi
10:22 AM Support #1694: Question on meaning ivfio
Thank you very much. Do you also know whether there is a similar variable for BHPS?
Best regards,
Lydia
Lydia Palumbo

05/04/2022

10:31 PM Support #1692 (Feedback): Data Query
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:30 PM Support #1612: Understanding length of time unemployed
We are very sorry this slipped through.
In the syntax you have specified, you need to
(1) make sure that the nega...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:17 PM Support #1694 (Feedback): Question on meaning ivfio
IVFIO is a summary variable derived from the more detailed IOUTCOME also in INDALL.
Some of the IVFIO=11 cases are ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:01 PM Support #1694 (Feedback): Question on meaning ivfio
Dear UKHLS team,
I have a very simple question on the meaning of "other non-intw" answer to the ivfio item in the...
Lydia Palumbo
01:55 PM Support #1676: Youth self-esteem measure
Sorry I meant 8 + 1 questions, where the 8 are the YPEST* questions and the 1 is the life sastisfaction question. You... Understanding Society User Support Team

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
 

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