I’m having trouble matching IPUMS and PUMS results for household records, and am hoping you could help me with it.
There seems to be some inconsistency between IPUMS H type variables and PUMS data. For example, using ACS 2006-2008 3yr,
while adding up HHWT (selected PERNUM = 1 to represent each households) for CA, I got a total of 13039770 which is different from the result from PUMS (13295476, matches the number from PUMS estimation file provided by census).
Person level data would match.
I checked individual weights, got the following, IPUMS don’t have missing value for hh weights. Could you let me know if I missed anything here? Can I use the “Ipums Online Data Analysis System” to validate customized results generated using PUMS?