Presentation on theme: "ESDS Resources for the GHS Vanessa Higgins ESDS Government Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR) University of Manchester."— Presentation transcript:
ESDS Resources for the GHS Vanessa Higgins ESDS Government Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR) University of Manchester
ESDS Government One of four specialist services of ESDS. ESDS is a national data service (since Jan 03) –ESDS Government –ESDS Longitudinal –ESDS Qualidata –ESDS International ESDS Government provides access and user support for key large-scale government surveys such as General Household Survey and Labour Force Survey Access remains via the UKDA. User support based at Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR), University of Manchester
ESDS Government (CCSR) Angela Dale (Head of Service) Vanessa Higgins, Jo Wathan and Reza Afkhami (day to day support) Gill Meadows (administration) Sam Smith (IT)
Resources for the GHS (1) GHS web pages Publications database Derived variables http://www.esds.ac.uk/government
Resources for the GHS (6) Helpdesk: Govsurveys@esds.ac.uk Straightforward: E.g. what does 'na hours' stands for in the variable 'wkstate'? Complex: E.g Why are there big changes in frequencies between same variables in early years? Plus, queries about occupational coding from 1980s and 1990s. Documentation not as good for earlier years. Liaison with ONS: User could not find ETHNIV variable which contained 9 or 10 categories. We contacted ONS who said that it should be available and they added it to the data.
Resources for the GHS (7) Events –GHS User Group –Introductory seminars Information about GHS in thematic guides Mailing list www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/esds-govsurveys