Hello, my question is the same as this:
but I don’t think that answer is correct.
I create total time like this:
gen tottime= bls_carehh+bls_carenhh+bls_comm+bls_educ+bls_food+bls_hhact+bls_leis+bls_other+bls_pcare+bls_purch+bls_social+bls_work
this results in 88% of the full 2003-2016 sample having 1440 total minutes. Nobody has less than 1440 minutes. The suggestion in the linked post suggests dropping bls_other and bls_pcare. However, this results in almost nobody having 1440 minutes, and the average is now 850. Can I do better than 88%? Do the other 12% reflect mis-reported time? Thank you for your help. Jacob