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UH_WGT_B1
Final weight, 1976-1993

Codes

UH_WGT_B1 is a 13-digit numeric variable with with two implied decimals. That is, 1234567890123 should be interpreted as 12345678901.23. The IPUMS command files automatically make the necessary adjustment, so no further adjustment is needed.

Description

Final weight - 1976-1993

Unicon Corporation made the following notes about this variable:
Used for most tabulations, controlled to independent estimates for: 1) states 2) origin, sex, and age and 3) age, race, and sex Apply this weight when using only basic variables.

Each month in CPS is weighted independently. To compute an annual value by combining all 12 monthly files, the result should be divided by 12. 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:

blank => -999999999999 : Missing

Comparability

UH_WGT_B1 is comparable across all available samples.

Universe

  • All records.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1976 – 1993 X X - X X X X X X X X X X

Flags

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