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Weights

Added by Cameron Harries almost 2 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
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Start date:
02/08/2021
% Done:

100%


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Dear Team,

I am having a little trouble understanding how to implement the weights in my analysis. I have read the documentation and some of the questions posted on here, but I wanted to make 100% certain.

The first question I had was with regards to using the longitudinal weights and this comment from the documentation "For example if you are looking at waves 4 to 9, use the appropriate longitudinal weight from the last wave in your analysis (note wave 9 variables begin with i_)". In the data, I remove the wave tag (i.e., "i_") and append. So when selecting a weight for the longitudinal analysis I would be using the weight found in each relevant wave. Based on the quoted comment it would appear I should merge the weights from the last wave to each observation in previous waves?

The second question: given the above, if I am trying to run a regression at the individual level with a sample of self-employed workers in a specific SOC, that uses shares calculated at the ttwa year level, shall I collapse with the weight (i.e., indpxus_lw ?) and then include the same weight in the regression?

Thank you for your help.

Cameron

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