I see a few related questions about weighting here, but I don’t see my specific question yet. I attended the orientation webinar to using NHIS in IPUMS in October, and I believe the guidance was, if you are doing an analysis where some variables use PERWEIGHT and some use SAMPWEIGHT, you would always use the more restrictive weight, i.e. SAMPWEIGHT.
However, what about if your overall dataset contains some variables using PERWEIGHT and some using SAMPWEIGHT, but the specific crosstab you are running only includes variables using PERWEIGHT? Would you use PERWEIGHT in that case? Or should you always use SAMPWEIGHT whenever you are working with a dataset that merges the person file with the sample adult and sample child files?