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Re: st: Generating dummy variable with information of household survey from different observations


From   Sumiko Hayasaka <sumi.hayasaka@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Generating dummy variable with information of household survey from different observations
Date   Mon, 7 May 2012 01:13:17 -0500

Thanks Eric!

Everything works out until I get to the "foreach" command. It says the
expression is too long [r(130)]. What should I do?

Thank you again!


On Sun, May 6, 2012 at 11:44 PM, Eric Booth <eric.a.booth@gmail.com> wrote:
> <>
>
> ***************!
> clear
> inp household_id   individual_id   father_row
>  1011     1    .
>  1011     2    .
>  1011     3    1
>  1011     4    1
>
>  1012     1     2
>  1012     2     .
>
>  1013      1    .
>  1013      2    .
>  1013      3    2
>  1013      4    1
>  1013      5    1
>  end
>
>
> levelsof individual_id, loc(a)
> reshape wide father_row, i(household_id) j(individual_id)
> ds father_row*
> loc checklist `r(varlist)'
> loc checklist:subinstr loc checklist " " ", " , all
> foreach n in `a' {
>         g father`n' = cond(inlist(`n', `checklist'), 1, 0, .)
>        }
> reshape long father_row father, i(household_id) j(individual_id)
>
>
> ***************!
> - Eric
>
> __
> Eric A. Booth
> Public Policy Research Institute
> Texas A&M University
> ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
> +979.845.6754
>
> On May 6, 2012, at 10:34 PM, Sumiko Hayasaka wrote:
>
>> I am trying to generate a dummy variable, with information from a
>> household survey, which can tell if a member of the household is a
>> father or not. I have a household id, an individual id (per
>> household), and a variable that tells me which individual id is marked
>> as being a father (members of the family are asked if their father
>> lives in the household and to give their father's individual id).
>> Therefore, I need to assign a 1 at the row in which someone at the
>> household said that was a father. To illustrate this, the data is
>> something like this (I am trying to get the "father" variable):
>>
>> household_id   individual_id   father_row   father
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>  1011                 1                      .                1
>>  1011                 2                      .                0
>>  1011                 3                      1               0
>>  1011                 4                      1               0
>>
>>  1012                 1                       2               0
>>  1012                 2                       .                1
>>
>>  1013                  1                      .                1
>>  1013                  2                      .                1
>>  1013                  3                      2               0
>>  1013                  4                      1               0
>>  1013                  5                      1               0
>>
>>
>> So, for example, members number 3 and 4 of household number 1011
>> stated that their father is individual number 1 in that household.
>> This means that I have to put the 1 of "father" (meaning the household
>> member is a father) at the row where father_row indicates (no matter
>> how many times this is done).
>>
>> Is there any way in which I can do this? I really appreciate your
>> help! Thank you!
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