'm looking at the 2014 ASEC SPMpoverty measure.
A colleague mentioned that the 2014 ASEC involved partial implementation of some new question protocols, and that as a result I might not be able to look at SPMpoverty measures for the full sample.
In terms of SPMPOV in particular, can I run the data for the full sample, or do I need to control for HFLAG=0?
For the runs I’m doing, the results do vary slightly (by a few percentage points), depending upon whether i use the full sample or the 5/8 sample.
I’d rather use the full sample to have bigger n, but just not sure if that is appropriate, given whatever questionnaire changes were implemented that year.
I should also say–I am *not* trending the data at all, so that is not a concern for me; I’m just trying to get a 2014 snapshot.
TIA for any help,