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"Nirina F" <fstata@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: -merge- which one would make sense? |

Date |
Thu, 22 May 2008 06:02:07 -0400 |

Dear Friedrich, Thank you again for responding. My problem is that I do not have a relationship to household head but I only have the line number of each respondent. Nirina On 5/21/08, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote: > Nirina, > > Let's say we have the household below. Assume that the two > 40-year-olds are married and that the 50-year-old man is married to > the 30-year-old woman. Your code merges the 50-year-old man with the > 40-year-old woman and the 40-year-old man with the 30-year-old woman, > which would be wrong. Given only the data below it is not possible to > identify married couples. You need something like line number of the > spouse. > > hhid sex age maritalstatus > 1 1 50 1 > 1 1 40 1 > 1 2 40 1 > 1 2 30 1 > 1 1 5 0 > 1 2 3 0 > > It may help if you read two Stata FAQs about data on families. > > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/members.html > http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/anyall.html > > Friedrich > > On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 6:52 PM, Nirina F <fstata@gmail.com> wrote: > > Dear David and Friedrich, > > > > You are right, within one household, there are the wife and husband, > > children and other people like mother of husband. > > This is the code I used originally: > > > > Using the original data: > > > > keep if sex==1 & maritalstatus==1 > > foreach x of var * { > > rename `x' h_`x' > > } > > > > gen hid=h_hhid > > sort hid > > save husband.dta > > > > keep if sex==2 & maritalstatus==1 > > foreach x of var * { > > rename `x' w_`x' > > } > > gen hid=w_hhid > > sort hid > > save wife.dta > > merge using husband.dta > > > > I also tried to include line number of respondent after each -keep- > > but it does not give me the answer where answers from husband on hh > > characteristics should match wive's. > > I am looking into details of what I have. > > thank you, > > nirina > > > > > > > > On 5/21/08, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Nirina, > >> > >> Further to my earlier question, I assume you have a variable that > >> identifies the marital status of each household member. Your > >> description is not clear but from what I understand you selected men > >> and women whose marital status is "married" and then assumed that a > >> married man and a married woman in the same household are each other's > >> spouse. Is this what you did? What did you do with households with > >> more than one married man and woman? > >> > >> Other possibilities are that you have a variable with the line number > >> of each household member's spouse or a variable that describes the > >> relationship to the household head. Either way, we need more > >> information in order to help you. > >> > >> Friedrich > >> > >> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote: > >> > Nirina, > >> > > >> > First, please include the Stata commands you used. > >> > > >> > Second, how do you identified husbands and wives? A married man and a > >> > married woman living in the same household are not necessarily married > >> > to each other. > >> > > >> > Friedrich > >> > > >> > On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 8:29 AM, Nirina F <fstata@gmail.com> wrote: > >> >> Hello, > >> >> I have a microdataset with 5000 individuals. In the data, I have > >> >> household questionnaires and individual questionnaires together, pid, > >> >> hhid. > >> >> > >> >> I did the following scenarios and now I'm lost: > >> >> > >> >> 1- I separated the household(hh) questionnaire from the individual(i) > >> >> questionnaires. > >> >> I split the remaining individual questionnaires into married female > >> >> and married male renamed all variables accordingly. > >> >> Then I merged the male and female because they are husband and wife by > >> >> their household id. I had 2000 households > >> >> Afterward, I merged the hh questionnaire. I end up back to 5000 observations. > >> >> > >> >> 2- I kept the original dataset and just split into two datasets > >> >> married female and married male which I merged afterward to have > >> >> husband and wives. I arrive at 2000 observations. > >> >> When I assert if household information from husband and wife is the > >> >> same, almost 90% of the observation is false. > >> >> > >> >> What do you think I should do? Which one of the two should make sense? > >> >> Thank you very much from your help. > >> >> Nirina > >> > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: -merge- which one would make sense?***From:*David Bell <dcbell@iupui.edu>

**References**:**st: -merge- which one would make sense?***From:*"Nirina F" <fstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: -merge- which one would make sense?***From:*"Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>

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**Re: st: -merge- which one would make sense?***From:*"Nirina F" <fstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: -merge- which one would make sense?***From:*"Friedrich Huebler" <fhuebler@gmail.com>

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