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Fwd: st:reweight to compare two samples


From   Mandy fu <mandy.fu1@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Fwd: st:reweight to compare two samples
Date   Fri, 3 Apr 2009 17:03:00 -0500

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steven Samuels <ssamuels@albany.edu>
Date: Apr 3, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: st:reweight to compare two samples
To: Mandy fu <mandy.fu1@gmail.com>


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

-Steve


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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