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Re: st:reweight to compare two samples


From   Bryan Sayer <bsayer@chrr.osu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st:reweight to compare two samples
Date   Fri, 03 Apr 2009 16:25:25 -0400

You don't want to use these types of "weights".  What you want to do is 
standardize wages for sample 2 on the race/gender mix of sample 1.

See a basic demography book for "age standardization", and then 
substitute your race/gender categories for age.


Bryan Sayer
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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)?
> 
> Any comments will be helpful! Thank you!
> 
> Mandy
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