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LNKFWMIS45WT
Longitudinal weight for linking across the 8-month survey break (MISH 4 to MISH 5) (BMS only)

Codes

LNKFWMIS45WT 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

LNKFWMIS45WT is a longitudinal weight for linking a respondent's observations from month-in-sample 4 to month-in-sample 5.

LNKFWMIS45WT is not available in samples that cannot be linked to the month 8 months forward 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

LNKFWMIS45WT is comparable across all available samples.

Universe

  • Those individuals in MISH 4.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1976 X X - X - - - X - - - - X
1977 X 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 X X X - - -
1985 - - - - - - - - - - X X X
1986 X X - X X X - X X X X X X
1987 – 1993 X X - X X X X X X X X X X
1994 X X - 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

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