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From 05/26/2022 to 06/24/2022

06/24/2022

05:29 PM Support #1717 (Feedback): vote8 variable election coverage
Dear Leonard,
"the last election" may refer to the same general elections in more than one wave, so the same event...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/23/2022

03:04 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Dear Emily,
I downloaded the data on the 7th of June from here: https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/stu...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:19 PM Support #1702: Wave 4 GHQ scores
Hello
Thanks again for your help and apologies for delay - I've been away for a couple of weeks.
I've redownl...
Emily Humphreys

06/22/2022

02:35 PM Support #1711 (Feedback): Identifying care home residents
Dear Jack,
I am sorry for the delay in responding to your question.
1) you can identify if the household is in...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:28 PM Support #1718: Sexuor Access
Dear Evie,
I checked this with the team responsible for managing levels of access. The change was suggested by the...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/17/2022

05:47 PM Support #1718: Sexuor Access
Thank you for the above information! Would you be able to inform me why this variable (and I notice HIV diagnosis als... Evie Tabor
04:13 PM Support #1718 (Feedback): Sexuor Access
Dear Evie,
This information is now considered to be sensitive and for that reason it was moved to the Special Lice...
Understanding Society User Support Team
04:14 PM Support #1717 (In Progress): vote8 variable election coverage
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

06/16/2022

03:19 PM Support #1718 (Feedback): Sexuor Access
To whom it may concern,
I have noticed that the sexuor variable has been moved to special licence access via the U...
Evie Tabor
10:32 AM Support #1717 (Feedback): vote8 variable election coverage
Hello,
I am working on a project on voter behaviour, using variable "vote8" as a dependent. The variable asks for ...
Leonard Mussler

06/15/2022

01:07 PM Support #1708 (Feedback): Usual and last pay - question on imputation and missing values
Hi Rebeka,
Thanks for your question. Missing data is unlikely to be missing at random, and so dropping missing cas...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/14/2022

06:57 PM Support #1716 (Feedback): constituency level data
Hello,
Please check the dataset Westminster Parliamentary Constituencies available under Special Licence Access (h...
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:27 AM Support #1716 (Feedback): constituency level data
To study the rollout effect of universal credit, I need to get the constituency-level data first. However, this data ... huihui song

06/13/2022

01:01 PM Support #1715: Longitudinal Weighting of Non-Movers Only from UKHLS (in Wave 1)
Hi Olena,
Well sub-population 1) is the residents who have not moved at all.
However, is it possible to also in...
Sue Easton
12:40 PM Support #1715: Longitudinal Weighting of Non-Movers Only from UKHLS (in Wave 1)
Sue,
Thank you for your question. Do you mean you want to study the group who has not moved their house in the las...
Olena Kaminska
12:06 PM Support #1715 (Feedback): Longitudinal Weighting of Non-Movers Only from UKHLS (in Wave 1)
Hi, I have searched and can't find these key words in any posts.
Due to limitations of time I need to limit my ana...
Sue Easton

06/10/2022

05:03 PM Support #1714 (Feedback): Merge the COVID19 survey waves
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:02 PM Support #1714: Merge the COVID19 survey waves
Hello,
The problem arises here:
"foreach w in ca cb cc cd ce cf ck cg ch ci {

// find the wave number
local wa...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/09/2022

10:05 AM Support #1714 (Feedback): Merge the COVID19 survey waves
Hi
I am trying to merge the COVID19 survey waves into long format using stata based on the syntax provided in the...
amwaj abugamza

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,
__
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
09:05 PM Support #1649 (Resolved): Weights for longitudinal analysis
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 (Resolved): 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
 

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