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"Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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RE: st: RE: constructing sibling sex composition |

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Mon, 8 Dec 2008 17:10:09 +0100 |

As -help forvalues- shows, -forvalues- expects a -range- whereas you provide it with "numsib"... 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 1:23 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: RE: constructing sibling sex composition Hi Martin, I tried this: egen boynum= count(sexsib*==1), by (hhid) but of course sexsib* came out as invalid name. I have variables sexsib1 , sexsib2, .... sexsib12. These are the sex of the siblings and the siblings vary from 0 to 12 depending on the number of siblings in the household. But I have also numsib whcih tells me the number of siblings. I guess I have to write a loop : . forvalues t=numsib{ 2. egen boynum= count(sexsib`t'==1), by(hhid) 3. } but then I get " invalid syntax r(198);" because I have an error in my code Could you please let me know where I should correct? Thank you Nirina On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote: > 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 >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >>> * >>> * For searches and help try: >>> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >>> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >>> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >>> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> >> * >> * For searches and help try: >> * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search >> * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq >> * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >> > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: constructing sibling sex composition***From:*"Nirina F" <fstata@gmail.com>

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**Re: st: RE: constructing sibling sex composition***From:*"Nirina F" <fstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: RE: constructing sibling sex composition***From:*"Nirina F" <fstata@gmail.com>

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