ESS8 Error in A6 (PPLHLP) for Norway

Vigilant ESS users have detected an error in the Norwegian ESS8 data file (in the integrated ESS8 data file), where variable A6 (PPLHLP) is a duplicate of A5 (PPLFAIR).

A data file containing the corrected variable is available for download on the ESS8 - 2016 Data Download page. The variable will be corrected in future updates of the integrated ESS8 data file.

In the meantime, we advise our users to update the data by replacing PPLHLP in the ESS8 - integrated file, edition 2.0 with PPLHLP in the corrected file ESS8NO_PPLHLP.sav (for SPSS syntax example, see below. In this example, note that the data files are stored locally in folder "ESS" on the C: drive):

GET FILE "C:\ESS\ESS8e02.sav".
UPDATE
 /FILE=*
 /FILE="C:\ESS\ESS8NO_PPLHLP.sav"
 /BY cntry idno.
EXE.
SAVE OUT "C:\ESS\ESS8e02_Update.sav".

(27/08/18)

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