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Re: st: How to create weight variable


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to create weight variable
Date   Mon, 3 Nov 2008 14:28:30 +0000 (GMT)

--- fran brittan <franbrittan@googlemail.com> wrote:
> I have a dataset from a survey that over-sampled highly educated
> people. I'd like to weight it so that the data is closer to the
> values in the true population, which I have from census data.

The term you are looking for is post stratification, see:
-findit post stratification-

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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