Inquiry on the Use of REPWTP (Person Replicate Weights) in CPS Data Analysis

I would like to know when it is necessary to use REPWTP in the analysis of CPS data. Specifically, should I apply REPWTP if I aim to address the issues of repeated samples across different months or years in my analysis? If so, could you kindly provide some guidance on how to properly use the person replicate weights?

REPWTP is designed to give appropriate standard errors for the cross sectional sample. It will not properly account for the longitudinal aspect of the data in pooled samples. I’m not aware of a way to account for the repeated sampling in your standard error calculation when using pooled ASEC samples and replicate weights, besides using only one observation per individual. You might have better luck posting this question on Cross Validated.