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Re: st: R: imputation of missing dates


From   maarten buis <maartenlbuis@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: R: imputation of missing dates
Date   Fri, 6 May 2011 17:00:36 +0200

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Yulia Blomstedt wrote:
> matching is probably the best way to solve it. Can STATA do that for
> me? The database is built on 177 thousand individuals, so there is no
> way I could it manually.

If I were to do this I would look at -psmatch2-, see -findit
psmatch2-.  However, your problem sounds extremely problematic to me.
So be very careful. These techniques don't do magic, they cannot
create information that was not present in the data. So I would first
think about whether you have the information you need to answer your
question before turning on the computer and looking for programs and
techniques. I am afraid that the answer will be no.

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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Universitaet Tuebingen
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Germany


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