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st: panel data

From   "Siddharth Kharkar" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: panel data
Date   Mon, 10 Jul 2006 14:05:55 -0400

Dear Sir,
I apologize if my email sounds na´ve... But if those are the only things you
want to do, would converting the data from long to wide format help?

Then, you could possibly have a variable "SelfEmployedAtSomePoint"

Gen SelfEmployedAtSomePoint="No"
Replace SelfEmployedAtSomePoint="Yes" if

Tab SelfEmployedAtSomePoint
List personal_number year1 employment1 year2 employment2..... If

Again, I apologize if my reply sounds na´ve, but I hope it helps.

Warm regards,

Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2006 17:50:25 +0200
From: "Andrey V. Ivanov" <>
Subject: st: panel data

Hi, all.

Suppose I have the following data:

personal_number	employment	year
1			perm		1997
1			perm		1998
2			un-Emp	1997
2			self-emp	1998
3			perm		1997
3			self-emp	1998
4			self-emp	1997
4			perm		1998

Now, I want Stata to tell me how many people were self-employed in this
data-set at SOME point in time. (3)

Next, I also want stata to list the whole employment history of anyone who
has been self-employed at SOME point in time.

Could you please assist me?

Many thanks

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