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Indu Khurana <indu.statauser@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
st: Generating a variable by assigning value form another variable |

Date |
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:52:18 -0400 |

Dear Statalisters, Subject: Generating a variable by assigning value form another variable I have a panel data of 5000 firms. Each firm can have multiple owners, but in the first stage I identified the main owner using the first year data and kept it same for all 6 years. This was done through a -reshape- command. ( In the data, if main owner==1 means that the first person was the main owner.) Now I have something like: firm_id main owner age gender hours_1 1 1 30 M 20 2 2 20 F 30 3 1 30 F 35 4 1 40 M 20 5 1 Basically this is the subset from year1 of the whole data. Now I want hours_worked each year to change because it is a time variant variable. When I merge this data with the rest of the data it looks like: firm_id main_owner age gendr hours_1 hours_01_2 hours_02_2 hours_03_2.. hours_10_2..hours_10_6 1 1 30 M 20 2 2 20 F 30 3 1 30 F 35 4 1 40 M 20 5 1 hours _01_2 means: hours worked by owner 1 in the second year. (hours_owner number* _ year) hours_02_2 means: hours worked by owner 2 in the second year. there are 1 to 10 owners and it goes over for 6 years. Now i generated 5 more variables hours_2 (for second year), hours_3, ....... hours_6 I want hours_2 to take the value from the columns: hours_01_2 hours_02_2 hours_03_2 ......... hours_10_2. If main owner identified in stage 1 is 1 then variable hours_2 should take the value from hours_01_2 and if If main owner identified in stage 1 is 2 then variable hours_2 should take the value from hours_02_2 .....and so on.. I did: gen hours_2=. gen hours_3 =. ...... local xx "01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10" for each x of local xx { replace hours_2 = hours_`x' if main_owner = " `x'" } But this does not work. Please guide. Thanks!! * * 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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