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Weights using the BHPS Consolidated Marital, Cohabitation and Fertility Histories

Added by Natalia Carralero about 1 year ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Weights
Start date:
05/26/2023
% Done:

100%


Description

Hello. I am studying differences in single/partnered parents. To do so, I am using the British Household Panel Survey Consolidated Marital, Cohabitation and Fertility Histories (1991-2009) to identify my sample of single/non-single parents, and then, merging it with the BHPS individual questionnaire to get the relevant variables.
My question is, which weights should I be using? I was thinking on indin91_lw, but I am not entirely sure.
Besides, which type of weights are they? Frequency or analytic weights?
Thank you!

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 1 year ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days.

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Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 1 year ago

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#3

Updated by Olena Kaminska about 1 year ago

Dear Natalia,

Thank you for your question. All the weights we provide are probability weights (pw in stata).
If you analysis is a longitudinal _lw weight will be good, if you are pooling information you may use _xw weights (if your analysis uses information from the same wave).
For further information read our FAQs:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/general/weighting_faqs.pdf

Hope this helps,
Olena

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 1 year ago

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 8 months ago

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