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From |
Mónica Guadalupe Chávez Elorza <monick.elorza@gmail.com> |

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Subject |
st: Use of weights from Current Population Survey, March Supplement |

Date |
Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:51:56 -0500 |

I am using Stata 11.0 to analyze the Current Population Survey. Specifically, weights on this survey are nonintegers, therefore when using frequency weigths - fw=marsupwt- sends the following message: may not use noninteger frequency weights. I came out with two options, but which should I used? and Why? 1. To use the importance weight -iw=marsupwt-, which allows the use of noninteger values, or 2. To generate a new weight, rounded to the nearest integer and that for those values that are negatives, values are set to zero. Any recommendations about the use of either option? Thanks! -- Monica Guadalupe Chavez Elorza Doctorado en Politica Publica EGAP - ITESM Oficina +52 (81) 8625 8360 Movil +52 (1) 811 414 7411 Edificio EGAP 5to piso Av. Fundadores y Rufino Tamayo S/N San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L., México. CP 66269 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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