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Re: st: Breadwinner variable


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Breadwinner variable
Date   Wed, 22 Feb 2012 13:12:30 -0500

Peter Gambrill <shortmoneyconspiracy@gmail.com>:
See e.g.
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/members.html
and
http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=pr0007
page 423ff.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Peter Gambrill
<shortmoneyconspiracy@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have data like this
>
> Wave   Individual  Spouse  Earnings  Difference
> 1          101           102       x1          x1-y1
> 2          101           102       x2          x2-y2
> 3          101           102       x3          x3-y3
> 1          102           101       y1         y1-x1
> 2          102           101       y2         y2-x2
> 3          102           101       y3         y3-x3
>
> I need to create a variable that shows how much more or less one
> individual (101) in the couple earns compared to the other individual
> (102). Is there anyway of doing this? Something like the variable
> "Difference" above
>
> Also for each couple they don't always have observations for the same
> number of waves as each other or as the next couple in the data.

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