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Weights for subsample

Added by Ashley Burdett 9 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Urgent
Category:
Weights
Start date:
01/06/2022
% Done:

100%


Description

Hello,

I am trying to estimate the fraction of people that transition to their first relationship (cohabitation or marriage) by age using the BHPS.

To do this I have constructed an unbalanced panel containing observations for individuals who have never had a relationship (marriage or cohabitation) before. Precisely I use observations for individuals that did not report a relationship in the marital history datasets but provided a full response to the wave 2 main survey. I also include observations for individuals that aged into the sample during the panel to increase my sample size.

I include observations for these individuals up until either they form their first relationship, they have a missing observation or the survey ends (2008).

Using this sample, I simply calculate the fraction of individuals observed at each age that transition to their first relationship at that given age.

My question is how do I appropriately incorporate weights into this analysis? I have tried numerous ways of approaching this problem and get very different results each time.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

All the best,

Ashley

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