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st: Re: assigning household characteristics to an individual with missing values
Out of curiosity, what kind of data has households in which everyone
is either a father, mother, son, or daughter? What if there is no
father or more than one father in a household? Wouldn't it be more
precise if you had a variable that actually identifies the household
head, which may be simply the person listed first in each household?
--- "Ms. Marilyn Ibarra" <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have the following:
> Household ID Relationship Remits
> 1 father 1
> 1 mother 1
> 1 son 1
> 2 father .
> 2 mother .
> 2 son .
> 3 father 0
> 3 mother 0
> 3 daughter 1
> I would like to create a Remit_hh varible that tells me if
> the head of household (we can assume it is always father for
> this simple example) receives remittances. Remits takes on
> the value of 1 when the person receives and zero if they do
> not receive.
> I tried the following:
> generate remits_hh=remits if relationship==father
> by hhid: replace remits_hh=sum(remits_hh)
> It creates a problem where there are missing values, it
> places a 0. I guess I can then say:
> replace remits_hh=remits if remits==.
> but is there a better way to get at this than having to do
> the third command to all my variables that have missing
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