How to use the PERWT variable: as analytic, frequency, importance, or probability/sampling weight? Thanks.


#1

PERWT person sample weight in Stata


#2

I’ve attached a document that discusses the nuance of these different options. Ultimately, it is recommended that fweights are not always best suited and that pweights better captures the complexity of IPUMS samples.
Weights in stata -3-.docx (21 KB)