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Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com> |

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

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Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:19:40 -0400 |

I think Austin's reference is to: Michael Davern, Arthur Jones Jr, James Lepkowski, Gestur Davidson, Lynn A. Blewett (2007) Estimating Regression Standard Errors with Data from the Current Population Survey's Public Use File. Inquiry: Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 211-224. -Steve On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote: > Mónica Guadalupe Chávez Elorza <monick.elorza@gmail.com>: > Surveys, including the CPS, have pweights. See help weights and help svy. > > They are also stratified and clustered, though the CPS does not > identify strata and clusters. > You can reverse engineer clusters (the most important piece), however. > Find a paper by Davern et al in Inquiry on CPS clustering comparing > an approximation to using the actual clustering variable. > > 2010/4/15 Mónica Guadalupe Chávez Elorza <monick.elorza@gmail.com>: >> 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. -- Steven Samuels sjsamuels@gmail.com 18 Cantine's Island Saugerties NY 12477 USA Voice: 845-246-0774 Fax: 206-202-4783 * * 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/

**References**:**st: Use of weights from Current Population Survey, March Supplement***From:*Mónica Guadalupe Chávez Elorza <monick.elorza@gmail.com>

**Re: st: Use of weights from Current Population Survey, March Supplement***From:*Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>

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