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RE: st: How to assign distribution of one variable to the other variable


From   meenakshi beri <berimeenakshi@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: How to assign distribution of one variable to the other variable
Date   Mon, 28 May 2012 14:39:11 +0000

Thanks Stephen!
Yes, my health status variable is ordered categorical. Is there any package or command parallel to -invcdf- which can be applied to ordered categorical variables?

Regards,
Meenakshi

Meenakshi Beri
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Economics
Wayne State University
dy5651@wayne.edu


> Subject: st: How to assign distribution of one variable to the other variable
> Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 09:47:58 +0100
> From: S.Jenkins@lse.ac.uk
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> Is -invcdf- on SSC (by Ben Jann) what you are after? -findit invcdf-
>
> If so, I note that such transformations are usually applied to
> continuous (wage or income) variables rather than categorical ones -- I
> am guessing that your "health status" variable is ordered categorical.
> (So you observe health in some coarse groupings, rather than some
> underlying continuum.)
>
>
> Stephen
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 20:32:42 +0000
> From: meenakshi beri
> Subject: st: How to assign distribution of one variable to the other
> variable
>
> Hello Statalist Users,
>
> I am working on racial disparity. I am using rank and replace method
> which matches individuals based on their rank of health status and
> transforms the distribution of health status conditional on white race
> to equal the health status distribution conditional on black race.
>
> I am looking for an appropriate way to transform the distribution of
> white's health status to be equal to the distribution of blacks' health
> status in Stata. Any help would be highly appreciated.
>
> Thanks and regards,
> Meenakshi
>
>
>
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