Hi IPUMS team,
I am trying to estimate the number of families with the youngest child under 3 and below the federal poverty level by state, using the combined 3 years of ASEC data (2018 - 2020). To adjust the weights to account for the combined 3 years of data, I plan to follow the method used in this forum post (Merging Jan-Dec IPUMS CPS files: How to set up weights correctly?). However, we do not have the equivalent of ASECWTCVD for the family weight (ASECFWT) in 2020. Is there a guidance for how to account for the effect of the 2020 pandemic in the weighted family-level analysis? I was not able to find the information in Rothbaum and Bee, 2021 (https://cps.ipums.org/cps/resources/other_docs/sehsd-wp2020-10.pdf).