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How do I get the number of households and average household size- IPUMS-I

I would like to calculate the following

average household size, household composition- number of adults vs chidren, number of relationships, average family size- so how do I get the number of households, I am using IPUMS-I data

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Hello. My understanding is the following.

In general:

- PERWT denotes the number of individuals represented by a single observation (identified by SERIAL and PERNUM in a given census).

- HHWT denotes the number of individuals represenseted by a a household (identified by SERIAL in a given census), it should be counted once for each household.

For within household computations:

- first, all indiviudals from a household should be assigned the same weight of 1 when making computations within a given household ;

- and then, the results from each household should be combined together with HHWT.


I hope this helps,


Mar 11, 2016 - 07:43 AM

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