- Questionnaire Text
- UnHarmonized Variables
ASECWTH04 is a 7-digit numeric variable.
In July 2005, the Census Bureau recalculated weights for ASEC 2004 using more age detail for children. These calculations, which produce the official weights used in the 2005 and 2006 ASEC supplements, provide better estimates of children by single year of age. ASECWTH04 is an alternative household-level weight to ASECWTH, which was the household weight originally released with the ASEC 2004 data. For ASEC 2004, both of these household weights are made available through the IPUMS.
The CPS uses a complex stratified sampling scheme, and either ASECWTH or ASECWTH04 must be used to produce unbiased household-level statistics from IPUMS-CPS. For individual-level variables, researchers should use WTFINL, ASECWT, ASECWT04, or EARNWT. To reproduce published basic monthly statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, use WTFINL.
ASECWTH04 generally has the same value as ASECWT04 for the household head or reference person. Vacant housing units and households that could not be interviewed due to residents' absence or refusal to participate have a value of zero in ASECWTH04; such sampled units were included in the public use CPS data beginning in 1988.
ASECWTH04 is only available for 2004.
Comparability with IPUMS-USA
ASECWTH04 is fully comparable with the HHWT variable in the IPUMS census and ACS samples.
- Interviewed households.