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st: distribution curve with svy


From   Holly Kosiewicz <HKosiewicz@epe.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: distribution curve with svy
Date   Tue, 8 Sep 2009 13:24:07 -0400

Hi Statalist,

I currently have a dataset that contains a sample of individuals; this dataset also contains a final weight variable that can be used to generate population estimates.

I would like to draw a distribution curve of a variable that measures income, by the educational attainment level of the individual.  The end goal is to see two  distributional curves - each curve representing a population with a specific educational attainment level - one superimposed on the other, and compare them. Ideally, I would make these comparisons based on the population, not on the sample.

The first thing that came to mind was a histogram command, but I noticed that the only curve that it can generate is a normal curve. That's not what I want. Then I thought about using a graph twoway scatterplot, but that too does not produce the distributional curve that I want. Any thoughts?

Many thanks in advance. 

Best,

Holly Kosiewicz, M.A.
Research Associate
Research Center
Editorial Projects in Education, Inc.
6935 Arlington Road
Bethesda, Maryland  20814




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