I am wondering if I am right in thinking that I need to keep at least one member of each household in my dataset if I want my analysis to be representative on the household level using the HHWT in the ACS. The documentation on HHWT is not clear; it just says “Users should also be sure to select one person (e.g., PERNUM = 1) to represent the entire household” – but it’s not clear what is meant by “select.”
When I drop some of the households from the sample, I get very different point estimates and standard errors in my regression. Would you explain that?
Thanks very much!!