Dear Michelle Pratt:
Thank you so very much for addressing my earlier question [5/23/2018] regarding finding the data file: Ipumsi_00001. The 2015 extract that this data file relates to was hidden, and I just didn’t know how to unhide it. Thanks for showing me how. As you can see, I have been away from this and another research project for nearly 3 years, due to the demands of my teaching activities. But, since I have a year long sabbatical to devote to these projects, I want to make the best use of this time.
I want to use the 1974 & 2008 IPUMS Liberian Census samples to study intra-ethnic and interethnic marriages in Liberia. The first hurdle that I need to overcome is linking/concatenating husbands and wives in these two samples, using the SPSS statistical software. After which, I will use SPSS to carry out crosstabs and other statistical analyses that will enable me to examine the extent of intra- and inter-ethnic marriages in Liberia. This is my first time carrying a study on ethnic intra-/inter marriages. I do have some ideas about how to go about linking husbands and wives in these samples; but, I will need some guidance/assistance. So, if you or other staff/IPUMS users can provide some assistance/guidance in this respect, I would greatly appreciate it.I hope that this second e-mail gets through to you. Again, thanks a million for addressing my earlier question. I look forward to hearing back from you when you have had some time to look at this request. Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Konia T. Kollehlon