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Re: st: Creating new variables for parent groups in a joint family


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Creating new variables for parent groups in a joint family
Date   Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:53:10 +0100

Indeed. You need to extend the identifier to include a couples
identifier and use that as well in the -by()- argument.

Nick

On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Tanu Kohli
<tkohli@andromeda.rutgers.edu> wrote:
> Thank you Nick. However, one household can have more than one set of parents in the
> second generation. These are also coded as 3 and 4. i have education for 1st set of
> parents coded as 3 and 4, but cannot get it for families which have more than one
> couple in the second generation.
>
> Any suggestions?
>
>
> Sincerely,
> Tanu Kohli
> Division of Global Affairs/ Dept of Economics
> Rutgers University
> Newark
>
> You can calculate new variables such as
>
> egen edu3 = total((relationcode == 3) * education) , by(HHID)
>
> egem edu4 = total((relationcode == 4) * education), by(HHID)
>
> and then
>
> collapse edu3 edu4 , by(HHID)
>
> For "STATA" read "Stata".
>
> Nick
>
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 4:42 PM, Tanu Kohli
> <tkohli@andromeda.rutgers.edu> wrote:
>
>> I have a dataset that contains information on joint families and is coded and
>> arranged in the following way-
>>
>> HHID Relation to the Head        Relation code       Education
>> 1        Self                              1             3
>> 1        Spouse of head                    2             1
>> 1        Married Child 1                   3             10
>> 1        Spouse of married child 1         4             7
>> 1        Grandchild 1                      6             3
>> 1        Grandchild 2                      6             2
>> 1        Married child 2                   3             12
>> 1        Spouse of married child 2         4             13
>> 1        Grandchild 3                      6             1
>>
>> I want to seperate education of married child 1 and spouse of married child 1 as
>> new variables corresponding with their children's education (grandchild 1 and
>> grandchild 2). Similarly, I want new variables for education of married child 2
>> and
>> his spouse corresponding with their child (grandchild 3).
>>
>> How can I do this STATA so that I have only 1 observation for household 1 and
>> rest
>> information as new variables?
>>
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