Should I get the exact same results as BLS


I am using the ATUS microdata and trying to replicate the exact numbers I find this BLS.

My numbers appear to be slightly off. Should I not expect them to be exactly the same?

  • Dan

I checked a few numbers in this table (the work hours row) and I was able to replicate it exactly with IPUMS ATUS data. Which numbers specifically were you trying to replicate? I wonder if you might not be using weights? You should be using WT06 as the weight for this. Also the time use variables you want are in the Time Use/ BLS Published Tables variable group.