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RE: st: how to weight


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: how to weight
Date   Wed, 10 Mar 2004 23:07:32 -0000

As you say, non-integers cannot be frequency weights. 

Otherwise how these weights are to be interpreted looks like 
a substantive matter. You need to move upstream 
towards the author or supplier of the dataset. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Lijun Song
 
> I come to another questions. In the original spss data, there 
> are three 
> kinds of weights. One is gender weights, oen is rural-urban 
> weights,and 
> another is the combination of gender and rural-urban weights. What is 
> the application difference between these three weights?
> 
> I am not familiar with the spss data. So I am also confused regarding 
> what should I use in stata. The outputs have shown that the 
> weights are 
> noninteger, so that I could not use fw. Then between aw and pw, which 
> one should I use?

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