Status:Closed    Asked:Jun 23, 2014 - 05:23 PM

How do I apply a PERWT weight while calculating the POVERTY variable, given that poverty includes household data?

I would like to run basic tabulations with the POVERTY variable by race. I am applying the PERWT weight across all my calculations. Does the fact that poverty includes data specific to households affect the ability to apply the PERWT?

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It is appropriate to use the PERWT in this situation, since you are interested in the number of people exhibiting a specific trait. Similarly, even though the variable STATEFIP is a household level variable, in order to find the total number of people living within a state, you would apply PERWT to the variable.

I hope this helps.


Jun 25, 2014 - 09:53 AM

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