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RE: st: Questions on Merging Two Data sets(Individual and Household data)
You don't _have to_ do it this way.
Suppose that household data are repeated across
individuals in each household. Then you can
tag just one observation for each household
. egen hh = tag(hhid)
and thereafter work
. ... if tag
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> Subject: Re: st: Questions on Merging Two Data sets(Individual and
> Household data)
> As Fredrik mentioned, the best way to -merge- the two dataset
> is by taking
> the individual one as the "master" and the household as the
> "using" one.
> This procedure will ensure that all the information will be
> in a single
> dataset. From my point of view you should use this dataset at
> the individual
> level even if your unit of analysis is the household.
> If you prefer to work only with household data you have to
> -collapse- the
> individual dataset into means, sums, etc. before merging it with the
> household one. In this last case it wont matter which dataset
> you take as
> the "master or the "using" one.
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