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merging children's file and wealth index [message #6822] Mon, 20 July 2015 13:00 Go to next message
avr25 is currently offline  avr25
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Hi! Does anyone have code in stata to merge the children's file(KR) to the wealth file.
I am aware that caseid = whhid + v003
I just don't know how to subtract the last character in caseid to match it to whhid? what command or syntax would be most appropriate?
Re: merging children's file and wealth index [message #6837 is a reply to message #6822] Mon, 20 July 2015 16:26 Go to previous message
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You can use the "substring" command and simply keep all of the characters except the last one. Syntax can be found here if you are using Stata:

http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?substr()

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