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Final weight (longitudinal), 1994-2009


UH_WGTL_B2 is a 11-digit numeric variable with four implied decimals. That is, 12345678901 should be interpreted as 1234567.8901. The IPUMS command files automatically make the necessary adjustment, so no further adjustment is needed.


Final weight (longitudinal) - 1994-2009

Unicon Corporation made the following notes about this variable:
Only found on adult records matched from month to month. (Used for gross flow analysis.) Each month in CPS is weighted independently. The outgoing rotations files are 1/4 of each of the 12 monthly files (groups 4 and 8). The weights must be divided by 3 (12/4) to compute annual averages. The sum of all the weights on one complete year of data would be 3 times too large without this adjustment. (per Census 5/98)

These string values in the original data have been recoded as follows:

-1' '' '' '' '' '' '' '' ' => -9999999999 : Missing


UH_WGTL_B2 is comparable across all available samples.


  • All adults.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1994 – 2009 X X - X X X X X X X X X X


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