Self-teaching: Income coding edition

Some CRCF brownbaggers are fairly adept at self-teaching. I have to say, it’s not my forté, and I need a pretty specific guide to help me along the way. So, I was very excited when I stumbled upon this set of self-teaching guides from the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS). In SPSS, SAS, or Stata, you can learn how to code the Gini coefficient, equivalent household income, or a relative poverty line. The code, while tailored to LIS variables, is obviously transferrable if you have equivalent variables in your dataset. I’ve been using this one today, to confirm/clarify some of my potentially fuzzy coding logic, and so far the guide is fantastic!

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