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Using variables with different weights

I want to do an analysis that involves some variables (WKSTAT, EMPSTAT) that take the WTSUPP weighting, and another (PAIDHOUR) that takes the EARNWT weighting. How can I do this? When I use WTSUPP I get a large NIU, and when I use EARNWT the totals get all wacky. Any suggestions? (My ultimate goal is to isolate the population of full-time, nonhourly-paid workers, and then analyse them by pay and occupation, for which I was going to use INCWAGE and OCC respectively. If I should be going about this some other way, could someone clue me in?)

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The EARNWT variable is more restrictive than WTSUPP. So, if one of your variables requires EARNWT (e.g. PAIDHOUR), then you should use EARNWT. I also recommend comparing the Universe statements for each variable.

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Jul 21, 2015 - 05:44 PM

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