I’m using ASEC data to extract some descriptive analysis of labor market characteristics of native and foreign workers. But Stata does not allow ASECWT as fweight in the ‘contract’ command since numbers are not integers.
My question is: can I generate a new weight variable by rounding ASECWT and then use it as fweight? Would the frequencies still be reliable?
My alternative approach would be creating dummy variables for each characteristic and then use the weighted sum to calculate relative frequencies but this is considerably more complicated.