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Support #877

weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(f)

Added by Nico Ochmann about 5 years ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
Assignee:
-
Category:
Weights
Start date:
11/10/2017
% Done:

100%


Description

Dear Peter,
I have a few more questions with regard to my original support #758.
1. When I generate my new weighting variable, newwgt, 600 observations in my estimation sample are assigned a zero meaning they are dropped. Why do you guys assign zero weights in w_indinus, w_indinub, etc. ?
2. The sample mean of my newwgt is 1.1 with a s.d. of 0.58. Does this look reasonable to you as in theory the mean should be 1.
3. Does USoc normalize weights so that N observations in weighted data equal N observations in unweighted data? It seems to me that you guys do that.
4. Given the normalization, how would I find the number of weighted and unweighted observations with Stata for my estimation sample?

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