What kind of weight command should be used with the wtsupp variable, in Stata?


#1

What kind of weight command should be used with the wtsupp variable, in Stata?


#2

There are multiple ways to do this. Different people will tell you different methods. I’d suggest using the SVY commands. The general syntax for CPS data is as follows: svyset serial [pweight==wtsupp]. The SERIAL variable is a household serial number and tells STATA about the sampling unit used in the survey.


#3

For others who may be using the user forum to find information on specifying the SVYSET command for weighting in stata for the CPS, I found this page particularly helpful:

https://cps.ipums.org/cps/repwt.shtml

It even has the correct code to use in Stata.