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From 09/20/2022 to 10/19/2022

10/19/2022

05:27 PM Support #1789: Missing responses for racel_dv at each wave
Hi Alita,
Not really unfortunately, maybe I'm not understanding something - I'm only talking about the racel_dv va...
Albert Ward
01:55 PM Support #1789 (Feedback): Missing responses for racel_dv at each wave
Every adult respondent is asked questions about their ethnic group the first time they are interviewed. Those who are... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:43 AM Support #1789 (Resolved): Missing responses for racel_dv at each wave
Hi,
I'm using the crosswave variable racel_dv: when I match it into UKHLS indresp waves that I am interested in, I...
Albert Ward
04:01 PM Support #1703: Time-varying UKHLS identifier
Thanks for pointing this out. This is a data error and we will fix this in the next data release. Understanding Society User Support Team
01:57 PM Support #1703 (Resolved): Time-varying UKHLS identifier
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01:56 PM Support #1739 (Feedback): Weights when pooling data from different waves
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01:56 PM Support #1741 (Feedback): Weights - Main Survey Wave 9 & Covid Waves
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01:55 PM Support #1747 (Feedback): Weight problem when running regression
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01:48 PM Support #1787 (Feedback): BHPS variables availability and question route (jlendm, rjlend4, rjlsoc00)
Q1&2
Only new entrants who say they are not currently employed are asked about the last job they ever had, while c...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:57 PM Support #1786 (Feedback): Weights for longitudinal study
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:57 PM Support #1779 (Feedback): Calculating persistent poverty
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12:34 PM Support #1780 (Feedback): Code creator
Thanks for your feedback and spotting the error. Our data team are working on correcting this. In the meantime we hav... Understanding Society User Support Team
11:53 AM Support #1771 (Feedback): Computing number of own dependent children for BHPS waves
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11:52 AM Support #1771: Computing number of own dependent children for BHPS waves
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11:49 AM Support #1777 (Feedback): Creating Longitudinal Weights for Unbalanced Panel
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10/18/2022

03:56 PM Support #1771: Computing number of own dependent children for BHPS waves
Thanks both, that makes sense
From what I can see from the syntax for deriving depchl_dv is that this would still ...
Albert Ward
03:35 PM Support #1772: Start of interview (istrtdaty) for BHPS wave 1
Ah, I see! Thank you
Best,
Albert
Albert Ward
02:30 PM Support #1786: Weights for longitudinal study
Connor,
Thank you for your question. The answers are below:
Q1: Weighting represent any subgroup of the populatio...
Olena Kaminska
02:24 PM Support #1783: ff_jbsoc00 not available
Thanks Piotr,
I should have said that I have access to the Special Licence version of the harmonised dataset - I w...
Albert Ward

10/17/2022

05:43 PM Support #1787 (Feedback): BHPS variables availability and question route (jlendm, rjlend4, rjlsoc00)

Hi,
I have a couple of questions about variable availability and conditions in the BHPS waves:
1. What is the...
Albert Ward
05:41 PM Support #1786 (Feedback): Weights for longitudinal study
Hi Olena,
I am currently looking to see the effect of government policy on the mental health of people in England,...
Connor Gascoigne

10/13/2022

09:07 AM Support #1764: Identifying individual movers consistently across UKHLS and BHPS samples
Ok, that makes sense. Thanks for your help!
Best,
Albert
Albert Ward

10/12/2022

06:40 PM Support #1770: Making best use of the Ethnic Minority Boost Sample
Dear Laurence,
Here is the advice from Olena Kaminska, our survey statistician:
"For an analysis with only one...
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:37 PM Support #1764: Identifying individual movers consistently across UKHLS and BHPS samples
Hi Albert,
This is postcode change, not the exact address change.
Best wishes,
Piotr,
UKHLS User Support
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:35 PM Support #1785 (Feedback): Question regarding geographical data
Hello,
You can find the list of all available geographic variables here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/do...
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:31 PM Support #1785 (Feedback): Question regarding geographical data
My name is Anil Menon. My co-author and I are currently using the Understanding Society data for a project and am won... Anil Menon
06:30 PM Support #1784 (Feedback): Questions on Housing Problems
Hello,
Thank you for your feedback.
If the questions you are interested in are asked every wave than a more up...
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:17 PM Support #1783 (Feedback): ff_jbsoc00 not available
Hi Albert,
This is because that ff_jbosoc00 is a text variable, by definition it is very disclosive and that's why...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:38 PM Support #1779: Calculating persistent poverty
Dear Facundo,
Thank you for your question.
Yes, the weights account for attrition, including that related to inc...
Olena Kaminska

10/11/2022

08:26 PM Support #1784 (Feedback): Questions on Housing Problems
I hope you are well! As a way of introduction, my name is Neftalem Emanuel and I'm an MSc Sociology student at Nuffie... Neftalem Emanuel
01:39 PM Support #1770: Making best use of the Ethnic Minority Boost Sample
Dear Piotr,
I am using Wave 10 and am using the weight j_indinus_lw as later on in my analysis I will be involving v...
Laurence Rowley-Abel
12:05 PM Support #1783 (Feedback): ff_jbsoc00 not available
Hi,
I've noticed that some variables I am interested in (e.g. Jbsoc00) are contingent on ff_jbsoc00, but that this...
Albert Ward
10:54 AM Support #1782 (Feedback): DK and prefer not to say options in web component of Understanding Society
Dear Alessandra,
I am posting the answer from Tarek (which you have also received directly from him via email):
...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:30 AM Support #1782 (In Progress): DK and prefer not to say options in web component of Understanding Society
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
09:54 AM Support #1781 (Feedback): Identifying House Moves
Dear Caroline,
It looks like the addrmov_dv could be helpful: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:29 AM Support #1780 (In Progress): Code creator
Dear David,
I am sorry to hear you have encountered an issue. I will report this to people responsible for the cod...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:26 AM Support #1779: Calculating persistent poverty
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
09:24 AM Support #1778 (Feedback): Asking about confusing variable in the birth date in UKHLS
Dear Yi Wu,
These variables use a different source of information, you can check the questionnaires (https://www.u...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:14 AM Support #1777 (In Progress): Creating Longitudinal Weights for Unbalanced Panel
Understanding Society User Support Team

10/10/2022

05:33 PM Support #1782 (Feedback): DK and prefer not to say options in web component of Understanding Society
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am writing to ask a question regarding the DK and prefer not to say options in web component of U...
Alessandra Gaia
04:50 PM Support #1781 (Feedback): Identifying House Moves
Hi,
I am interested in identifying individuals who have moved home during the 11 available waves of UKHLS. As I w...
Caroline Kienast von Einem
03:09 PM Support #1780 (Feedback): Code creator
Hi,
The code creator is great, thanks for introducing this.
I'm struggling to resolve an issue that has arisen ...
David Bayliss
10:35 AM Support #1774: adcts not available for UKHLS wave 2
Hi Piotr,
Thanks, you're right, for some reason I didn't notice this.
Best
Albert Ward

10/08/2022

08:09 PM Support #1779 (Feedback): Calculating persistent poverty
Dear Team,
I need to estimate persistent poverty rates following the standard definition that someone is persistentl...
Facundo Herrera

10/07/2022

03:51 PM Support #1776: Wave6 - Migration history questionnaire module missing
Dear Piotr,
Thank you very much! This clarification is very helpful
All the best,
Marion
Marion Lieutaud
02:24 PM Support #1776 (Feedback): Wave6 - Migration history questionnaire module missing
Hi Marion,
Thank you for letting us know about the issue with the empty Migration history module on the website, I...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:06 PM Support #1778 (Feedback): Asking about confusing variable in the birth date in UKHLS
We have some questions about the variable, birth date in the ukhls dataset since WAVE 1
For example, for the Year of...
Yi Wu
02:50 PM Support #1777: Creating Longitudinal Weights for Unbalanced Panel
You can access the tailored weights course here: https://open.essex.ac.uk/enrol/index.php?id=301
Best wishes,
Piotr
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:01 PM Support #1777: Creating Longitudinal Weights for Unbalanced Panel
I am pooling wave 1 to wave 11. I want to run xtlogit on Stata to predict the probability of being in temporary emplo... JoAnn Tan
01:37 PM Support #1777: Creating Longitudinal Weights for Unbalanced Panel
Can you give a little more details on your analysis, specifically which waves are you pooling, and what you want to r... Olena Kaminska
10:44 AM Support #1777: Creating Longitudinal Weights for Unbalanced Panel
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
02:31 PM Support #1770: Making best use of the Ethnic Minority Boost Sample
Dear Laurence,
Can I ask which weight you use and with which wave?
Best wishes,
Piotr
Understanding Society U...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:23 AM Support #1775 (Feedback): Reason for job change - same employer, different job
Dear Ceri,
The reasons for job change are captured in the following way:
1) empchk=2 -> stendreas (wave 1-6), s...
Understanding Society User Support Team

10/06/2022

05:31 PM Support #1777 (Feedback): Creating Longitudinal Weights for Unbalanced Panel
I have a question similar to #1257.
In #1257, Alita mentioned that we can create longitudinal weights for unbalanc...
JoAnn Tan
09:29 AM Support #1776 (Resolved): Wave6 - Migration history questionnaire module missing
Dear Understanding Society team,
I hope this finds you very well - I wanted to consult the Wave 6 migration histor...
Marion Lieutaud

10/05/2022

04:39 PM Support #1775 (Feedback): Reason for job change - same employer, different job
Hi,
I am using UKHLS waves 2-10 to study people changing jobs between waves, using data from the annual event hist...
Ceri H
01:53 PM Support #1770: Making best use of the Ethnic Minority Boost Sample
Dear Piotr,
Many thanks for your reply. The issue is that when I use a function such as svymean in R, it uses the sm...
Laurence Rowley-Abel
09:55 AM Support #1770 (Feedback): Making best use of the Ethnic Minority Boost Sample
Dear Laurence,
A significant reduction of the weighted counts for ethnic minorities (so from 1314 respondents to 4...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:23 PM Support #1771: Computing number of own dependent children for BHPS waves
Hi Albert,
The syntax file for the w_ndepchl_dv variable that we provide is available on the syntax page under "UK...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:55 AM Support #1774 (Feedback): adcts not available for UKHLS wave 2
Hi Albert,
Are you sure this is from the wave 2 questionnaire pdf? I've had a quick look and I think it is the fol...
Understanding Society User Support Team

10/04/2022

04:09 PM Support #1771: Computing number of own dependent children for BHPS waves
Hi Piotr,
I'm probably not understanding the definition of a dependent child properly. I meant where someone is be...
Albert Ward
11:26 AM Support #1771 (In Progress): Computing number of own dependent children for BHPS waves
Dear Albert,
Can I just clarify one thing, what do you mean by _their_ children? Natural children?
Best wishes,...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:49 AM Support #1771: Computing number of own dependent children for BHPS waves
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
03:38 PM Support #1774 (Resolved): adcts not available for UKHLS wave 2
Hi,
I was wondering why adcts is not available for wave 2 of the UKHLS? Since plnowy4 is conditionally displayed p...
Albert Ward
12:04 PM Support #1773 (Feedback): Gig Economy module
Dear Yuliya,
Unfortunately, I have no quick way of checking wave 12, but you can look at the numbers from wave 11:...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:55 AM Support #1773: Gig Economy module
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 #1772 (Feedback): Start of interview (istrtdaty) for BHPS wave 1
Dear Albert,
You are right, istrtdaty is indeed missing in ba_indresp and we will consider adding it in the next r...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:50 AM Support #1772: Start of interview (istrtdaty) for BHPS wave 1
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
09:48 AM Support #1770: Making best use of the Ethnic Minority Boost Sample
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

10/03/2022

04:21 PM Support #1773 (Feedback): Gig Economy module
Dear Team Member,

I am interested in the *Gig Economy* module. I would like to ask if there is preliminary data o...
Yuliya Tavares
03:36 PM Support #1772 (Resolved): Start of interview (istrtdaty) for BHPS wave 1
Hi,
I'm trying to compute some variables which require interview date across the whole BHPS/UKHLS panel. The inter...
Albert Ward
01:05 PM Support #1756: Creating length of residence variable for BHPS and UKHLS using plnowy4, plnowm, mvyr, mvmnth and mvever
Hi Piotr,
Thanks for your reply - that's very helpful!
Best,
Albert
Albert Ward
11:59 AM Support #1771 (Feedback): Computing number of own dependent children for BHPS waves
Hi,
I'm interested in computing the number of own dependent children variable (ndepchl_dv) for the BHPS waves of t...
Albert Ward
11:15 AM Support #1759: Differences between figures for tenure_dv and hsownd
No, it's ok - it's not a big issue and I'm sure they understand the coding better than me.
Thanks,
Albert Ward
10:50 AM Support #1769 (Feedback): missing values after merging household and individual dataset
Hello,
Such missing values are rare but can happen in two situations:
1) the household questionnaire is completed...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:33 AM Support #1757: Computing a travel time to work variable using jsttwt (and jsttwtb_cawi?)
Great! Thanks for your help
Best,
Albert
Albert Ward

10/02/2022

03:18 PM Support #1770 (Resolved): Making best use of the Ethnic Minority Boost Sample
Hi Understanding Society team,
I am conducting a basic analysis of health outcomes across combinations of ethnic gro...
Laurence Rowley-Abel

09/27/2022

07:00 PM Support #1757: Computing a travel time to work variable using jsttwt (and jsttwtb_cawi?)
Yes you are right. Even though the information is collected in two separate questions/variables for CAWI and non-CAWI... Understanding Society User Support Team
06:37 PM Support #1759: Differences between figures for tenure_dv and hsownd
As you can see from the syntax file for tenure_dv, other variables are used to create this variable - not just hsownd... Understanding Society User Support Team
06:30 PM Support #1760 (Resolved): LVRel
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:30 PM Support #1761 (Resolved): Difference between distmov and distmov_dv
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:29 PM Support #1762 (Resolved): Matching egoalt files to individual level (indresp) - NA values
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:29 PM Support #1763 (Resolved): Non-matched records when combining indresp and hhresp files
Understanding Society User Support Team

09/26/2022

02:31 PM Support #1464: Matching household data from parents to children
Dear Lydia,
Yes, you are right. If the non-resident parent co-resided with the OSM parent or the OSM child at some...
Understanding Society User Support Team
 

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