Hi IPUMS,

Thank you very much for the wonderful databases. I’ve been doing some work with the IPUMS USA and CPS data, using R Studio. I wanted to hear you advice on how to best proceed in calculating the share of foreign born workers. My goal is to look for the share of foreign born workers (CITIZEN = 3) by year, who worked full time (35 hours +) by year and also by NAICS economic sector and industry. Eventually I’d like to do the same with SOC-Occupation, but I’ll hold on to that for now.

I just would like to make sure I understand what variables to use (I’m a bit unsure about which weights to use) and just how to proceed.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.