I'm conducting a longitudinal analysis of waves 1-5 using the GPS and EMB samples and have a quick question about the correct weight to use. Basically I'm interested in residential mobility between pairs of waves during the W1-5 period but I'm not 100% sure how to specify the correct longitudinal weights.
The User Guide says to take the longitudinal weight (w_indinus_lw in my case I think) from the last wave of data in use and apply this to all waves provided by respondents. However this assumes a balanced panel as only those people interviewed at every wave will end up with a longitudinal weight. Because the number of movers is relatively limited I'd like to also include cases provided by people until they stop responding for the first time. Is this possible and how should I create the weight? Can I for example just create a panel containing only person-years until people stop completing an interview for the 1st time and use their final longitudinal weight value in the analysis?
Thanks in advance.