Hi, I have realized that data available from IPUMS-CPS are monthly, do you know how to get quarterly data or to convert the monthly data into quarterly ones? Thanks very much for your answer
You can pool together 3 months of the basic monthly samples in order to create quarterly data. If you intend to calculate representative population statistics with this pooled sample you’ll need to adjust the sampling weight appropriately. Since you are pooling together 3 samples, you’ll want to divide the sampling weight by 3 (the number of samples you are pooling together).
Thanks so much, your answer has been very helpful
If I want to pool the entire 2020 year, would I then divide by 12?
That is correct.