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Re: st: Increase in Observations


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Increase in Observations
Date   Sun, 18 Feb 2007 23:07:08 +0000 (GMT)

--- Renuka Metcalfe <rm18203@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I then merged this file by sort serno with the main
> employer only file. But the observations always go up
> to about 4660 in my analysis. But the total
> observations are about 7700. But the employer only
> file as I said only had about 2200 observations.

It looks like something going wrong with the merge. After the merge
type -tab _merge- and  if there are many non-3s your problem is in the
merge. Most likely the variable serno doesn't match. For more info see:
-help merge-. 

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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