Hello IPUMS community,
I have been working with the CPS ASEC but lately trying to get my hands on the monthly sample. After going through a handful of posts on IPUMS forum, I was pretty confused before I come across this post - which was very clear about how I should approach the monthly data.
In spite of clear guidelines, I’m still trying to get hold of the concept of merging since I am not sure what will give me the best outcome to create the panel. I’m not sure should I create the 8 month panel ( given in the first exercise of stata workshop in 2018 ) or should I just create one year panel by linking CPSIDP. And also there is a concern of validation by age , race and sex.
My main purpose is to see how a person changes job and how it affects the wage in few selective states.
My sample is from 1995-2005. But, I haven’t been able to code it properly to come up with the matching. I think it would be best to see what’s the maximum time CPSIDP shows up within 16 months of his first interview - which goes perfectly with my research interest.
In the stata exercise 2 of workshop 2018 , it also shows me the code to track what’s the maximum time a unique CPSIDP shows up ( even after 1 year or 2 year later given the interview takes place two years before in December month ).
Since, I’m. a beginner with the monthly sample , therefore wanted ti make sure I’m starting off to the right direction with my concept.
Any helpful suggestion or additional help with coding will most definitely help !