I would like to construct state-industry level measures of employment, similar to what Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Isaac Sorkin and Henry Swift do in their replication code below:
collapse (sum) indwt = perwt_cz (firstnm)
geo' indind_digits’ if age>=18 & full_time==1, by(
What I am unsure about is what the weight should look like. They construct it as a combined weight of the standard person-level weight and “afactor”, which is simply measuring the share of a given “puma” population in a commuting zone, where the latter is the geographical unit that you are interested in.
rename afactor cz_wt
label var cz_wt “Commuting Zone Weight”
gen perwt_cz = perwt * cz_wt
label var cz_wt “Person * Commuting Zone Weight”
Will I need to construct a comparable “State Weight”?
Thanks for your help!