Merging BHPS and USOC weighting.
I have merged BHPS waves 1 - 18 and Understanding Society Waves 2 and 3 in order to construct consistent work-life histories for the the BHPS panel survey sample. My research is aiming to identify the differential impacts of work transitions on GHQ wellbeing. However, at this early stage in my analyses I am having some problems in deciding what weights to use. Since BHPS wave 18 has post-stratified design weights adjusted for successive waves of non-response, would it be appropriate to use this to form the base for weighting from USOC wave 2 onwards?