I’m working on estimating economic security indicators for Northern Virginia. I’m using the 2010-2012 3-year file because I want to make sure I have a big enough sample size for racial breakdowns. However, for basic breakdowns I would like to use 1-year data to have the most recent information. In order to be more efficient I decided to download the 3-year file, and use MULTYEAR == 2012 to separate 2012 data.
Is it posible to use MULTYEAR to restrict the sample to a single year and still have accurate weighting? Or do I need to dowload the 1-year file to have accurate weights.
Thanks so much in advance for your response.
I look forward to hearing back from you