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Re: st: playing with coefficients

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: playing with coefficients
Date   Mon, 26 Mar 2012 09:30:08 +0200

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 1:45 PM, Christopher Baum wrote:
>> Occupation takes the values from 1 to 7, therefore by using
>> i.occupation I get 7 coefs. i.fem is instead a dummy variable (fem==1
>> if female, 0 otherwise). The use of both i.occupation and i.fem
>> therefore gives me the coefs for female. How do I get the one for male
>> (fem==0)?
> The -margins- command can calculate all of these conditional means for you if you use i., c. and # or ## in specifying the equation.

An alternative (and equivalent) solution is discussed in:

M.L. Buis (forthcoming) "Stata tip 106: With or without reference",
The Stata Journal, 12(1).

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
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