Hello! Let’s say I need to know how many children under 10 live with mothers who meet poverty level D in a given region. I’m able to find each of a mother’s children via MOMLOC, and then count how many are under 10 per mother, and make my own new variable CHILDCOUNT10 per mother.
My concern has to do with weighting. There are N=200 for mothers who meet poverty level D in the given region, but I see that weighted N=80,000. My question is this: am I able to use weighted data along with CHILDCOUNT10? Conceptually, I know that a weight represents how frequently a person with given characteristics appeared in the data. Since CHILDCOUNT10 is not in the data, will it be compatible with all N=100,000 mothers who meet poverty D?
Thank you so much for any help.