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RE: st: RE: constructing sibling sex composition


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: constructing sibling sex composition
Date   Mon, 8 Dec 2008 09:35:44 +0100

Well, you wanted to -count- something, and -egen, count()- sounds like a
good idea to me. It allows -by- as well, so you can count for each family...

HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nirina F
Sent: Monday, December 08, 2008 12:36 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: constructing sibling sex composition

Dear Martin,
I looked but couldn't find which one would work for what I
specifically would like to construct.
Do you mind pointing it to me please?

By the way, what do you mean: line for the server?
Nirina

On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> Line for the server...
>
> This code would give you an indicator variable showing what the highest
> value of "sex" is for each family. Provided that in the dummy "sex" the
> females are coded as "1" (which in my experience is unusual), you can take
> this as a dummy for the presence of at least one female in the family. It
> does not give you the number you asked for in the initial post, though...
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nirina F
> Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 10:35 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: RE: constructing sibling sex composition
>
> Thank you Martin,
> you are for example pointing out to this code?
>
> -egen anyfem = max(sex), by(family) -
>
> Thakns,
> Nirian
>
> On Sun, Dec 7, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>>
>> Line for the server...
>>
>> You may find the answer here: http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/
>>
>>
>> HTH
>> Martin
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nirina F
>> Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2008 9:54 PM
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: constructing sibling sex composition
>>
>> Hello,
>> I have a household survey data and would like to construct a variable
>> that indicates the sex composition of the respondent's siblings.
>>
>> I have the year of birth and sex of siblings.
>>
>> Does anyone know how to do this because the number of siblings vary by
>> respondent and the minimum number of sibling  is 0 and maximum is 12.
>>
>> Thank you very much,
>> Nirian
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