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Re: st: Bootstrap and pweights

Subject   Re: st: Bootstrap and pweights
Date   Tue, 25 Oct 2005 06:16:08 -0500

Check out Jeff Pitblado's -bs4rw- for weighted bootstrap estimation.


Hope this helps,

----- Original Message -----
From: Jann Ben <>
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 5:36 am
Subject: st: Bootstrap and pweights

> Hi, the issue of using bootstrap techniques with weighted
> data has been discussed several times on statalist. For
> example, see
> The basic message is that bootstrap cannot be used with
> probability weights (pweights) in Stata. This is bad news
> and I think it would be very valuable to change that.
> Do I understand right, that the only problem with using
> pweights is that weighted sampling is not implemented in
> Stata's -bsample- command? In other words: Is it true that
> the bootstrap technique produces accurate results for
> weighted data if the weights are accounted for via a
> weighted sampling design?
> Furthermore: Is there a fundamental difficulty with
> weighted sampling? (I.e. why is weighted sampling not
> implemented in -bsample-?) How could weighted sampling be
> implemented in -bsample-? (References?)
> Any help will be greatly appreciated!
> Thanks,
> ben
> PS: Am I the only one who feels bothered by the no-pweights
> restriction of the bootstrap command? Is it true that 
> -svy jackknive- could be an alternative?

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