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LNKFW1YWT
Longitudinal weight for two adjacent years

Codes

LNKFW1YWT is a 14-digit numeric variable with four implied decimals. That is, 12345678901234 should be interpreted as 1234567890.1234. The IPUMS command files automatically make the necessary adjustment, so no further adjustment is needed.

Description

LNKFW1YWT is a longitudinal weight for linking adjacent months of the CPS.

LNKFW1YWT is not available in samples that cannot be linked to the next year using CPSIDP. See here for details on these samples.

Researchers interested in replicating published BLS labor force estimates should use COMPWT. When analyzing ASEC data, researchers should use the person weight ASECWT. For analyses including the variables EARNWEEK, HOURWAGE, PAIDHOUR, and UNION, researchers should use the EARNWT variable.

Comparability

LNKFW1YWT is comparable across all available samples.

Universe

  • Those individuals who are eligible to link to the next year.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1976 - X - X - - - X - X - - -
1977 X - - - - X X - X - X - X
1978 – 1983 X X - X X X X X X X X X X
1984 X X - X X X X - - - - - -
1985 - - - - - - - - - - X X X
1986 X X - X X X - X X X X X X
1987 – 1988 X X - X X X X X X X X X X
1989 – 1993 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
1994 X X X X X X - - - - - - -
1995 - - - - - - - - - X X X X
1996 – 2016 X X X X X X X X X X X X X

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