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BHPS sample in US

Added by Onyinye Ezeyi almost 5 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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Closed
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High
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Category:
Weights
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Start date:
02/19/2015
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% Done:

100%

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Description

Hello,

For my analysis I shall be constructing a panel using the 18 waves of the BHPS and the BHPS sample within US (from wave 2 onwards). I just wanted to clarify which weights I am supposed to use and how to use them correctly.

I read in the BHPS user manual that when conducting longitudinal analysis, I should use the longitudinal weights from the most recent wave. Is this still the case in US? That is, am I to use the wave 4 longitudinal weight (d_indin91_lw) for each of the waves the BHPS and wave 2 & 3 of US?

If this is the case, does this mean that for each observation (my analysis is at the individual level) I am to merge the corresponding longitudinal weight using US wave 4 weights for all of the 18 waves of the BHPS and w2-w4 of US such that each unique individual (pid) in my panel has a weight equal to their corresponding weights in US w4 and this remains constant across all the waves in my panel?

Thanks,
Onyinye

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#1 Updated by Peter Lynn almost 5 years ago

Dear Onyinye,

Yes, if you are doing analysis that simultaneously uses variables from all 21 waves (up to wave 4 of Understanding society) then you should use d_indin91_lw.

Peter

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to BHPS
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

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