UH_WGT_B2 is a 11-digit numeric variable with 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 - 1994-2009
Unicon Corporation made the following notes about this variable:
The 2000-based values for 2000-2002 come from a Census patch file which was appended by Unicon 6/08. The original wgt 1990-based values can be found in zwgt.
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
- All persons.
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