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Re: st: Tips on working with multiple waves RAND HRS

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Tips on working with multiple waves RAND HRS
Date   Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:30:23 +0200

--- From:
>> I am currently working with a RAND HRS dataset consisting of 8 waves
>> of observations. This implies that for a single variable, such as
>> income, the dataset consits of 8 variables of observations, for
>> instance r1income, r2income,..., r8income. This works fine when
>> considering the effects seperately, i.e. if I want to calculate mean
>> in wave 1 and 8, but it is a bit comprehensive when one wants to
>> retrieve the mean of the full dataset.

On Mon, Sep 17, 2012 at 7:03 PM, meenakshi beri wrote:
> What I had done while working with  RAND HRS dataset was this:  I had created a new variable rincome in which I had stacked income (r1income,r2income,r3income,.....) from all waves by hhidpn (ID variable) and wave. n working with multiple waves RAND HRS

If you want to go that route, than it is probably easier to work with
your data in long format. To move from wide to long format you can use
-reshape-, see -help reshape-.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
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