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Fwd: st:reweight to compare two samples

From   Mandy fu <>
Subject   Fwd: st:reweight to compare two samples
Date   Fri, 3 Apr 2009 17:03:00 -0500

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From: Steven Samuels <>
Date: Apr 3, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: st:reweight to compare two samples
To: Mandy fu <>

For the purposes of reweighting, you *should* specify that the new
weights are probability weights.


On Apr 3, 2009, at 3:53 PM, Mandy fu wrote:

> Hi all,
> To compare wage rates of two samples, I 'll reweight  sample 2 using
> sample 1 as the control group  according to the gender and racial
> decomposition. The result of reweight will be the gender and racial
> decomposition of sample 2 is close to that in sample 1.
> But I'm not sure when I get the calculated "weight" from reweighting,
> as which type of weight I should treat it in following estimation in
> the four types of weights, like analysis weight, important weight,
> frequency weight(I know it should not be probability weight)?
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