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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: variable to enumerate children panel dataset |

Date |
Sat, 11 Jun 2011 19:33:50 +0100 |

This got no replies. Why? I guess you would be better off showing an example of your data with variable names and detailed explanation of what is what. Presenting a large chunk of your code, expecting people to work out what it does and then to work it out why it doesn't do (all that) you want to do is giving us the wrong kind of information and the wrong kind of challenge. Nick On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Prado De Castro Alfaiate, Jorge <jprado@essex.ac.uk> wrote: > I am trying to generate a variable for child enumeration in a family. > > I have a panel where the same child appears several times with different ages. This makes things harder. > > The code below, which is the closest I could get to my objective, still fails to do what I want. > > g chilenum=0 > labe variable chilenum "children enumeration" > by family: replace chilenum=1 if age<=18 & child==1 > by family: replace chilenum=chilenum[_n-1]+1 if pid[_n]!=pid[_n-1] & age[_n]<=18 & age[_n-1]<=18 & child[_n]==1 & child[_n-1]==1 > by family: replace chilenum=chilenum[_n-1] if pid[_n]==pid[_n-1] & age[_n]<=18 & age[_n-1]<=18 & child[_n]==1 & child[_n-1]==1 > forval i=1/250 { > by family: replace chilenum=chilenum[_n-`i']+1 if pid[_n]!=pid[_n-`i'] & age[_n]<=18 & age[_n-`i']<=18 & age[_n-`i'+1]>18 & child[_n]==1 & child[_n-`i']==1 > } > forval i=1/250 { > by family: replace chilenum=chilenum[_n-`i']+1 if pid[_n]!=pid[_n-`i'] & age[_n]<=18 & age[_n-`i']<=18 & age[_n-`i'+1]>18 & chilenum[_n]==chilenum[_n-`i'] & child[_n]==1 & child[_n-`i']==1 > } > > > Alternatively, if anyone knows how to generate the variables below from a PANEL dataset, that would also be very helpful... > > “boy1st” if First child born is male; > “girl1st” if First child born is female > “boy2nd” if Second child born is male > “girl2nd” if Second child born is female and so on. > * * 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: variable to enumerate children panel dataset***From:*"Prado De Castro Alfaiate, Jorge" <jprado@essex.ac.uk>

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