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From 05/10/2022 to 06/08/2022

06/08/2022

06:43 PM Support #1713 (Feedback): fiyrl variable
Hello,
In principle, many of income variables in Understanding Society are updated in each release of the data (so...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:50 PM Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
To find more information on PSUs you should look into sampling documents for UKHLS and BHPS.
Olena
Olena Kaminska
02:14 PM Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Hi Olena,
Thanks very much for confirming that PSU is Postcode Sector - I couldn't find this in the User Guides/do...
Sue Easton
01:52 PM Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Sue,
You have to run a correct model with correct specification, though you don't need to interpret all the levels...
Olena Kaminska
09:18 AM Support #1710: Variable for current health status?
Yes, that is correct, users need to derive this variable on their own.
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User S...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/07/2022

07:24 PM Support #1711 (In Progress): Identifying care home residents
Understanding Society User Support Team
07:24 PM Support #1713 (In Progress): fiyrl 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
03:00 PM Support #1713 (Feedback): fiyrl variable
Hello,
I am writing to you because I am running an analysis on the motherhood penalty in the UK and, in the first ...
Césarine Boinet
07:22 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hi Emily,
We've had another look at the most up-to-date tab data on the UKDS website and the distribution of bd_cg...
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:38 PM Support #1710: Variable for current health status?
Thank you for your response. However, it doesn’t answer my question. I’ve looked through the FAQs, and they _imply_ t... Tera Allas
05:16 PM Support #1705: Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Hi Olena,
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Thanks very much for your advice.
However, I've done a bit of research on the data, and from a _geo...
Sue Easton
12:57 PM Support #1709: Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Thanks for your quick response! Nico Seifert
12:03 PM Support #1709: Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Hello,
I am sorry, I misunderstood your question. However, the situation was similar in the main survey - such que...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:12 AM Support #1709: Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Hello,
my question was not about the Covid-19 survey, but the main survey.
Best wishes,
Nico
Nico Seifert
10:30 AM Support #1653 (Resolved): Representativeness of lone mothers
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:29 AM Support #1651 (Resolved): Matching Partners Data
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:10 AM Support #1662 (Resolved): Linking with a different data set
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:10 AM Support #1656 (Resolved): Difference between variables bl_unib and bl_unim
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:09 AM Support #1659 (Resolved): Longitudinal analysis - correct weight
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/06/2022

09:06 PM Support #1661 (Resolved): Merging children with thier parent using SPSS
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:06 PM Support #1652 (Resolved): Should using longitudinal weights lead to a balanced panel?
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:04 PM Support #1660 (Resolved): Attitudes towards immigration (self-comp) in Wave 11
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:03 PM Support #1665 (Resolved): j_youth file lacking hrpid
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:57 PM Support #1666 (Resolved): Clarification of weights when joining datasets and comparing COVID and main survey waves
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:56 PM Support #1664 (Resolved): IEMB sample when combining data to financial years
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:56 PM Support #1669 (Resolved): Employment history and labour force spell
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:55 PM Support #1672 (Resolved): Long Covid
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:41 PM Support #1671 (Resolved): Linking parents-children data during COVID (2019-2021)
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:41 PM Support #1668 (Resolved): Net household income including housing benefit adjustment
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:40 PM Support #1675 (Resolved): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Employment Status
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:40 PM Support #1679 (Resolved): Wave 7 COVID-19 DATA- Universal Credit receipt
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:40 PM Support #1677 (Resolved): Covid Wave cx_age variable inconsistencies
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:25 PM Support #1680 (Resolved): Merging: Many to one & sorting
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:20 PM Support #1681 (Resolved): ff_stillfurl
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:18 PM Support #1678 (Resolved): Weights for the linked COVID-19 Youth data
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:17 PM Support #1683 (Resolved): Merging parents (cd_indresp_w.dta) to children (cd_youth.dta)
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:16 PM Support #1684 (Resolved): Difference between cd_chsdqtd_dv_f and cd_chsdqtd_dv_m
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:15 PM Support #1690 (Resolved): jbnssec8_dv
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:12 PM Support #1682 (Resolved): How to get access to postcodes?
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:09 PM Support #1685 (Resolved): creating a disabled status variable
Understanding Society User Support Team
07:50 PM Support #1692 (Resolved): Data Query
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:54 PM Support #1712 (Feedback): Linking waves
Hello,
You can link these datasets using the unique identifier variable, that is, pidp. The syntax files are avail...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:40 PM Support #1712 (Feedback): Linking waves
Hello,
I have two questions and I would be grateful if you can share stata syntax examples:
1. How to link mul...
amwaj abugamza
06:43 PM Support #1710: Variable for current health status?
Hello,
Please have a look at the FAQs here https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/help/faqs "Questions about varia...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:57 PM Support #1710 (Feedback): Variable for current health 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
02:07 PM Support #1709 (Feedback): Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Hi Nico,
The covid-19 surveys did include some questions from the self-completion module in the annual mainstage i...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:57 PM Support #1711: Identifying care home residents
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
10:27 AM Support #1711 (Feedback): Identifying care home residents
Hello,
I understand that whilst you have to be community dwelling to enter the sample, those who later move to in...
Jack Elliott

06/04/2022

03:05 PM Support #1710: Variable for current health status?
Clarification: the data I’m seeking to either find or create is an indicator of whether an individual has health cond... Tera Allas
03:02 PM Support #1710 (Feedback): Variable for current health status?
I would like to compare data on individuals’ health status (e.g., “have you been diagnosed with X”, “do you still hav... Tera Allas

05/31/2022

07:50 PM Support #1709 (In Progress): Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
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
02:50 PM Support #1709 (Feedback): Self-completion questionnaire during Covid-19
Dear Understanding Society team,
I would be interested to know how the self-completion questionnaire was completed...
Nico Seifert
06:49 PM Support #1701: Problems with latest release
Hi Lydia,
The variable bw_age_dv, Age at Date of Interview, in bw_indall and bw_indresp, has been renamed
to its ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:46 PM Support #1705 (Feedback): Longitudinal Weighting of UKHLS Data in MLwiN
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:45 PM Support #1706 (Feedback): International Socio-Economic Index for class from ISCO-88 codes
Hi George,
You can use the ISCO-88 version of the occupation variables, jbisco88_cc Current job: ISCO88 (condensed...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:49 AM Support #1707 (Feedback): mvyr - Year Moved To Current Address
Dear Caroline,
In wave 1 the mvyr and mvmnth questions were asked of people who had not lived at current address w...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:24 AM Support #1708 (In Progress): Usual and last pay - question on imputation and missing values
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

05/30/2022

03:40 PM Support #1708: Usual and last pay - question on imputation and missing values
* last pay Rebeka Balogh
03:33 PM Support #1708 (Feedback): Usual and last pay - question on imputation and missing values
Hi there,
I'm constructing indicators relating to an individual's current employment in wave 8. My sub-sample cons...
Rebeka Balogh
01:26 PM Support #1707 (Feedback): mvyr - Year Moved To Current Address
Dear Understanding Society team,
I have a question regarding the variable ‘mvyr’ (and mvnth, mnever), these three...
Caroline Kienast von Einem
09:46 AM Support #1706 (Feedback): International Socio-Economic Index for class from ISCO-88 codes
Hi everyone,
I'm a 1st year Politics PhD student at the University of Southampton, attempting to use Understanding...
George Bolton

05/27/2022

03:31 PM Support #1701: Problems with latest release
Sorry I intend that I compared age_dv and age Lydia Palumbo
03:25 PM Support #1701: Problems with latest release
Thank you. Could you also confirm that the renaming of some variables (apart from weights) does not affect data? I cu... Lydia Palumbo
03:07 PM Support #1701 (Feedback): Problems with latest release
Hi Lydia,
The missing BHPS identifier PID is a separate issue. It was accidentally dropped, the issue will be fixe...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:40 AM Support #1701: Problems with latest release
Lydia,
BHPS weights now follow naming convention of UKHLS. So find them in the end of the file under 91 or 01 weig...
Olena Kaminska
10:18 AM Support #1704 (Feedback): Representative Counts of Migration Moves
Dear Morgan,
You need to multiple the weighted proportions by the UK population, then you will get the population ...
Understanding Society User Support Team

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 (In Progress): 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
 

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