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st: RE: question about weights

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: question about weights
Date   Wed, 2 Aug 2006 18:01:01 +0100

The answer is, I think, equally no and yes. 

Standard Stata commands should be fed at most one kind of weight. 
Either the command doesn't take weights, or weights are allowed, 
but at most one of the four kinds in one command. 

That doesn't stop you doing your upstream 
calculations and calculating composite weights
which then are fed to some other command. Typically 
this will be a multiplication, possibly followed
by a scaling. But you must declare them as one of a, f, i or p. 


Allen Glicksman
> I was wondering if there is any way to combine different 
> types of weights in the same analysis.  I have already 
> contacted Stata and read the manuals, and am assuming the 
> answer is no, but just in case I thought I would ask the list.
> I have a couple of data sets that include individual and 
> household variables.  For example, in IPUMS (the individual 
> level Census sample) there are individual level variables 
> (country of birth) and household variables (linguistic 
> isolation).  There are separate weights for individual level 
> variables and household level variables as well.  If I wanted 
> to use both variables in a regression analysis for example, 
> is there a way of using the weights for each variable?

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