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Re: st: national sample survey data (India)


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: national sample survey data (India)
Date   Sat, 24 Jul 2010 01:47:07 +0200

With pleasure Dipankar. Alas, I don't have access to NSS data anymore.
I see that the reports are downloadable though...
What do you think of contacting an author of a published paper that
has used 61st round data?
Best
Abhimanyu

On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 11:04 PM, Deepankar Basu <dbasu@econs.umass.edu> wrote:
> Thanks Abhimanyu for your message.
>
> I did go through the documentation to understand the layout. Using that I
> prepared a dictionary file. Then I used the dictionary file to read in the
> data. I appended the 8 data sets to get the master data set.
>
> Using the information provided in the documentation I also generated the
> weights.
>
> To make sure I had read the data correctly I then tried replicating some
> results given in the NSS reports. For instance, I tabulated the distribution
> of MPCE (monthly per capita expenditure) at the all-India level and compared
> the mean of the distribution with the corresponding figure for average MPCE
> that appears in Table P5 (Report 508, NSS). My figures are way off!
>
> That is what indicated that I must be either reading in the data incorrectly
> or not specifying the sample design properly.
>
> Deepankar
>
> Quoting Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>:
>
>> As far as I am aware of, NSS data is provided in notepad (.txt
>> format), (around 8 in number) that cover the whole of India. I think
>> there is an excel file provided with the data as well (apart from
>> survey documentation) which gives details on how the data is organized
>> (blocks and levels). The first step is to use the information in the
>> excel file to create a dictionary file for loading the .txt data into
>> stata (later one can append/merge the 8 datasets so obtained).
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Deepankar Basu <dbasu@econs.umass.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Stata Users,
>>>
>>> I am using Stata 10 and trying to read in unit-level data from the 61st
>>> Round of National Sample Survey (Consumption Expenditure). I am having
>>> trouble converting the information about sample design provided in the
>>> documentation into the "svyset" command for Stata. I was wondering if
>>> anyone
>>> has used this data set earlier and could inform me how she/he provided
>>> the
>>> survey details to Stata.
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>> Deepankar
>>>
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