I am having some trouble selecting the proper weight to be used in the analysis of hourly wage. I am introducing the following modifications to the data:
- According to the description of UHRSWORKORG, “for basic samples, 1982-1988, the outgoing rotation usual hours question wording matches that of UHRSWORK1. Thus this variable is included in UHRSWORK1 for those years, not in UHRSWORKORG”.
If I use UHRSWORK1 for the ORG rotation group prior to 1988, can I still use EARNWT weight? I only work with individuals eligible for the Outgoing Rotation Group.
If I can not use EARNWT, what weights can I use for the analysis of ORG hours worked prior to 1988?
I am keeping only workers who were in the ORG in both month 4 and month 8, can I still use EARNWT weight?
I am keeping only workers who did not change the 1990 occupation between month 4 and month 8. Again, is the EARNWT still appropriate?
Thank you so much for your help!