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Applying PERWT to STATEICP, IND1950 and OCC1950

How should I interpret PERWT for a given individual when examining STATEICP, IND1950 and OCC1950 codes? Can I assume that the PERWT indicates how many individuals in a given state have that particular IND1950 and OCC1950 category?


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Tim_Moreland

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PERWT indicates how many persons in the population are represented by each sample case. IPUMS-USA data is representative at the state level; therefore, within a margin of error, PERWT indicates how many individuals within a state have a particular value of IND1950 and OCC1950.


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