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Re: st: cluster and robust in logit


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>, "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: cluster and robust in logit
Date   Wed, 02 Dec 2009 16:37:34 -0500

At 04:17 PM 12/2/2009, Sue wrote:
Thanks for the replies. So there is no option to implement
vce(cluster) only, without the robust option? I looked at section
20.16 in the manual, but didn't see a discussion on this (please
correct me if I'm wrong). Again, I'd appreciate your input.

Robust and cluster go together.  Like it says on p. 300 of the manual,

"The robust estimator of variance has one feature that the conventional estimator does not have: the ability to relax the assumption of independence of the observations. That is, if you specify the vce(cluster clustvar) option, it can produce "correct" standard errors (in the measurement sense), even if the observations are correlated."


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