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Do weights adjust for non-independence of children within households?

Added by Peter Taylor over 8 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

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Closed
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Normal
Category:
Weights
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Start date:
05/22/2012
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% Done:

100%

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I wanted to know whether the weights provided for the youth self-completion data adjust for the problem of non-independence due to different children coming from the same household. Thank you.

Peter Taylor

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#1 Updated by Olena Kaminska over 8 years ago

Peter,

Thank you for your question. Weights do not adjust for so-called clustering or nesting within households. They adjust for unequal selection probability and for nonresponse. If you are using svyset command to adjust for complex sample design you should use household or psu as a cluster, in addition to a weight and strata. We suggest using psu as a cluster. Because a number of households are nested within psu, adjusting for clustering within psu will automatically adjust for clustering within households. The cluster and strata can be found in a_hhsamp.dta .

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#3 Updated by Gundi Knies almost 5 years ago

  • Category changed from 8 to Weights
  • Assignee set to Olena Kaminska
  • Target version set to X M

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