BHPS sample in US
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?