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IPUMS INTERNATIONAL: Will PERWT make sample representative on national level or also on regional level?

I am using IPUMS International to look into local labour markets. Will the weighting variable PERWT make a given sample representative for the national level or also on the regional level? I.e. if I weight all observations from region X by PERWT and then compute statistics are they representative of that region?



 
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Joe_Grover

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The sampling procedure by which IPUMS-International samples are drawn creates an implicit geographic stratification which makes the samples representative at sub-national levels. I would recommend reading through the Sampling Error and Variance Estimation for a more complete discussion of the subject.

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Jan 27, 2016 - 09:28 AM

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