Welcome to the Understanding Society main survey User Guide.
How the dataset is structured, the variables available and how to undertake basic data management tasks with the dataset.
Understanding Society is built on the British Household Panel Survey, which ran from 1997 until 2009. BHPS data is harmonised with Understanding Society allowing researchers to use both datasets together.
How the questionnaire is structured, what's covered in the survey and how the Study carries out fieldwork.
Calculating income and using income variables in Understanding Society.
- Individual income variables
- Household income variables
- Imputation flags and top-coding of income variables
- Other derived variables