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From |
"Ivica Rubil" <irubil@eizg.hr> |

To |
<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
FW: st: weights in pooled repeated cross sections |

Date |
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:40:01 +0200 |

so, you're saying I just pool the 4 datasets, divide the weights by 4, and apply -svyset- to the pooled dataset? Or should I rather use -svyset- for each of the 4 datasets, pool them in one, and then divide the weights by 4? Further, sorry for bothering you: what are PSUs? How do I check if they change form year to year? -- Ivica Rubil Ekonomski institut / The Institute of Economics, Zagreb Trg J. F. Kennedyja 7, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia tel. +385-1-2362-269 fax. +385-1-2335-165 irubil@eizg.hr www.eizg.hr -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Steven Samuels Sent: 27. rujan 2011 15:51 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: weights in pooled repeated cross sections Ivica- You can use the individual weights, Ivica, but divide by 4 so that they sum to the average population total over the four years You still have to write the rest of the -svyset- command. If the PSUs did not change over the four years, then treat the pooled sample as one large sample, and use the same -svyset- statement that you would use for a single year. If some PSUs changed you will have to do some stratum recoding. For an example see http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/ppt/nchs2010/46_Moriarity.ppt Steve On Sep 26, 2011, at 12:03 PM, Ivica Rubil wrote: Dear all, I am trying to pool four repeated cross-sections of Croatian Hpusehold Budget Survey. For each year that I want to pool, I have sampling weights for each observation (both household and person). My questions are: What should I do with the weights once I pool the four datasets? Is it wrong to use dataset-specific weights in the pooled dataset and just run estimation commands with the weight option, if available? I am confused. Please, help. Thanks, Ivica Rubil -- Ivica Rubil Ekonomski institut / The Institute of Economics, Zagreb Trg J. F. Kennedyja 7, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia tel. +385-1-2362-269 fax. +385-1-2335-165 irubil@eizg.hr www.eizg.hr * * 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/ * * 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/ * * 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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