Section_3_Spring2008

Section_3_Spring2008 - Stata: Interactive Version Econ 142...

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Stata: Interactive Version Econ 142 Spring 2008 Raymundo M. Campos-Vazquez February 6, 2008 Contents 1 Datasets 1 2 Cleaning 3 3 Analysis 3 3.1 Tables-Individual Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3.2 Collapse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.3 Correlation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3.4 Scatter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.5 Regressions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 1 Datasets ll use a random sample of the Merged Outgoing Rotation Groups (MORG) based on the Current Popu- lation Survey (CPS). This dataset is used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics to calculate employment rates and unemployment rates. I strongly urge to visit the following webpage http://www.nber.org/data/ in order to get acquainted with the di±erent datasets you can use for your thesis/research/class papers. After downloading the dataset, the ²rst thing you need to do is clean the dataset. "Clean- ing" refers to prepare the dataset for analysis. Questions you should address are the following: 1
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1. Do I include women and men? 2. Age limits? 3. Focusing only on those with a job? 4. Macro: which countries do I use? 5. Important: should I drop observations with missing values in important variables? You should do the following as well: 1. Change name of variables (if variables have weird names). 2. Label variables (as much as possible) We will use MORG data for years 1998 and 2004. Our goal for today is the following: outcomes at the city level? We will do some regressions similar to Altonji and Card
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ECON 142 taught by Professor Weber during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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