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Longitudinal weight for a the second four months of the panel rotation (MISH 5-8) (BMS only)


LNKFWMIS58WT 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.
LNKFWMIS58WT is 0 for individuals that do not appear in all the required months. In addition, LNKFWMIS58WT is 0 for observations not in universe.


LNKFWMIS58WT is a longitudinal weight for linking a respondent's observations from month-in-sample 5 through 8.

LNKFWMIS58WT is not available in samples that cannot be linked to the next four months 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.


LNKFWMIS58WT is comparable across all available samples.


  • Those individuals in MISH 5.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1976 X X - X X X X X X X - - -
1977 - - - - - - - - - - - - X
1978 – 1984 X X - X X X X X X X X X X
1985 X X - - - - - - - - X X X
1986 – 1994 X X - X X X X X X X X X X
1995 X - - - - - - - - X X X X
1996 – 2021 X X - X X X X X X X X X X
2022 X X - X X X X X X X X X -


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