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Gordon Hughes <G.A.Hughes@ed.ac.uk> |

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st: Re: Weighting by State Population: Use iweight? |

Date |
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 10:56:37 +0100 |

Gordon Hughes g.a.hughes@ed.ac.uk ===================================== I am working on running a panel data regression that compares various crime rates (dependent) to unemployment and income inequality (independent). The panel consists of 50 states from 1976 to 2009. Most of the previous literature when providing summary statistics and OLS regression results simply state that the statistics and regressions are "weighted by state population". I am very confused on how to weight by state population. I do not think I need to use pweight or aweight as the data is already aggregated by the US Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics.Would I, therefore, use the iweight command? Could create a new variable that is the percent of the total US population that a state posses and use this as the weight? * * 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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