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st: Missing values - panel data


From   lisa wallner <wallner.lisa@hotmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Missing values - panel data
Date   Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:43:13 +0100

Dear all,
 
I have a question concerning missing values. I have a panel data set for 6 years, in total 7 mio obs, but the panel is unbalanced. 
 
So, should I drop the obs with the missing values, or what's best? This would shrink the sample to 80% of its original size.
 
Thx in advance!
Lisa 		 	   		  
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