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st: Re: generating dummies


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: generating dummies
Date   Wed, 22 Jun 2005 09:05:51 -0400

Actually as http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/fip5-2.htm Table 1 shows, the 50 US states+DC are mapped into the integers 1..56, with several missing values (e.g., no state 3 nor 7). There are nine additional codes associated to various Pacific Islands, PR, and US VI.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html

On Jun 22, 2005, at 2:33 AM, statalist-digest wrote:


	I'd bet on a less-than-completely careful application of FIPS
codes...!  ;)
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