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# RE: st: Grouping income variables- RECODE COMMAND

 From "Antonio Rodriguez Andres" To Subject RE: st: Grouping income variables- RECODE COMMAND Date Sat, 1 Feb 2014 20:19:26 +0200

```Nick

The ESS defines the income categories as follows

J- Less than 40 Euros
R- 40 to under 70
C- 70 under 120
.
.
.
U-1730 to under 2310
N-2310 or more

Regards

Antonio

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2014 7:52 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Grouping income variables- RECODE COMMAND

Your code shows you using the -recode()- function, which is quite different from the -recode- command. In Stata functions and commands are different!

I think that to comment helpfully we need to see more about your -hinctnt-, for example, the results of

. su hinctnt, detail

Your categories are not disjoint as (e.g.) the definitions [70, 120] and [120, 230] leave ambiguous what happens with 120. Alternatively, your notation here confuses the meaning of [ ] and ( ).
Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com

On 1 February 2014 17:29, Antonio Rodriguez Andres <Antonio.Andres@emu.edu.tr> wrote:
> Dear Stata users,
>
> I have to group the income variable in different intervals. In the
> original dataset, the household income variable is grouped İnto 12
> categories
>
> J <40
> R [40,70]
> C [70, 120]
> M [120, 230]
> F [230, 350]
> S
> K
> P
> D
>  H
>  U [1730, 2310)
> N > 2310
>
> I want to group J and R categories <70 Euros, and create dummy
> variables for all income groups. That is the Stata ouput. I used the
> recode command But it does not work
>
> gen hinc_gr=recode(hinctnt, 70, 120, 230, 350, 460, 580, 690, 1150,
> 1730,
> 2310)
> (13282 missing values generated)
>
> . tab hinc_gr
>
>     hinc_gr |      Freq.     Percent        Cum.
> ------------+-----------------------------------
>          70 |     29,718      100.00      100.00
> ------------+-----------------------------------
>       Total |     29,718      100.00
>
> Regards
>
> Antonio
>
>
>
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