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Re: st: pool cross-section survey data

From   "Clive Nicholas" <>
Subject   Re: st: pool cross-section survey data
Date   Tue, 7 Oct 2008 18:47:00 +0100

Gaby Guerrero Serdan wrote:

> I wonder if you could point me out on readings and on the main issues when trying to pool two or three independent cross-sectional surveys. N is large and T is small. The data is not panel in the sense that I do not observe the same individuals in the three surveys but they are representative at the provincial and urban/rural areas.
> I am trying to see if I can model something like this:
> Yidt= a + b Xidt + c Zt + dPidt + u
> where Xit are characteristics that might varied over time for each individual. Z is specific time for all individuals. P is dummy for individuals treated in region d and time t.
>  I have been reading the Wooldrige on cross-sectional and panel data but would like to know if you know of any other sources or have in mind any applied examples and/or econometric problems you may encounter.

John Micklewright's chapter on analysing pooled cross-sectional data
in Dale and Davies (1994) might be a very useful starting point for

Clive Nicholas

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Dale A and Davies RB (1994) Analysing Social and Political Change: A
Casebook of Methods, London: Sage.
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