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Status:Closed    Asked:Apr 19, 2018 - 10:55 AM

Sample weights

Hello, I've downloaded the census data for Bangladesh for 2011 and got a sample of 7+ million observations, how do I know what's the sample weight?

 
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In all IPUMS International samples, there are two weights available for analysis, a personal level weight (PERWT) and a household level weight (HHWT). Both of these weights are pre-selected when you create an extract, so you should see them in your file.

 

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