I’m trying to analyse the hours worked of various groups of young people from the time period 1994-2018. I’m using basic monthly data from the CPS. I think the relevant weight is ‘WTFINL’.
To use this weight, is it necessary to declare my survey design beforehand? My regressions appear to be ok when I run ‘reg ahrsworkt i.month i.year sum if age==18&ahrsworkt<70 [pweight=wtfinl]’.
But because the CPS is a stratified survey, is it necessary to declare survey design beforehand using ‘svyset’? If yes, what would be the appropriate command?
Apologies if my question is basic. I am new to this area.
I would deeply appreciate some guidance. Thank you.