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      name:  <unnamed>

       log:  C:\Documents and Settings\Michael Rosenfeld\My Documents\newer web pag

> es\soc_meth_proj3\2010_logs\section_two.log

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 opened on:   2 Feb 2010, 12:15:40

 

. use "C:\Documents and Settings\Michael Rosenfeld\Desktop\cps_mar_2000_new.dta", clear

 

. table vetlast, contents(freq mean age)

 

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Veteran's     |

most recent   |

period of     |

service       |              Freq.           mean(age)

--------------+---------------------------------------

          NIU |             30,904  7.5073127746582031

   No service |             91,149  41.703880310058594

 World War II |              2,428  77.236412048339844

   Korean War |              1,716  67.861885070800781

  Vietnam Era |              3,683  52.601955413818359

Other service |              3,830  45.138904571533203

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. table vetlast, contents(freq p25 age mean age p75 age)

 

*In answer to how we should calculate the range of ages for each veteran status

 

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Veteran's     |

most recent   |

period of     |

service       |              Freq.           p25(age)          mean(age)

--------------+---------------------------------------------------------

          NIU |             30,904                  4 7.5073127746582031

   No service |             91,149                 28 41.703880310058594

 World War II |              2,428                 74 77.236412048339844

   Korean War |              1,716                 66 67.861885070800781

  Vietnam Era |              3,683                 49 52.601955413818359

Other service |              3,830                 34 45.138904571533203

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Veteran's     |

most recent   |

period of     |

service       |           p75(age)

--------------+-------------------

          NIU |                 11

   No service |                 53

 World War II |                 80

   Korean War |                 70

  Vietnam Era |                 55

Other service |                 59

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. tabulate vetlast sex

 

Veteran's most recent |          Sex

    period of service |      Male     Female |     Total

----------------------+----------------------+----------

                  NIU |    15,810     15,094 |    30,904

           No service |    37,926     53,223 |    91,149

         World War II |     2,339         89 |     2,428

           Korean War |     1,681         35 |     1,716

          Vietnam Era |     3,584         99 |     3,683

        Other service |     3,451        379 |     3,830

----------------------+----------------------+----------

                Total |    64,791     68,919 |   133,710

 

 

. *So, to answer the question about age range for HW1, any reasonable way you figured the age range for each war is OK.

 

. *And we see, of course, that the great majority of veterans are men.

 

. codebook vetlast

 

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vetlast                                     Veteran's most recent period of service

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                  type:  numeric (byte)

                 label:  vetlastlbl

 

                 range:  [0,9]                        units:  1

         unique values:  6                        missing .:  0/133710

 

            tabulation:  Freq.   Numeric  Label

                         30904         0  NIU

                         91149         1  No service

                          2428         4  World War II

                          1716         6  Korean War

                          3683         8  Vietnam Era

                          3830         9  Other service

 

. *codebook is a handy command for seeing what the numeric values and the corresponding labels are, just make sure you use the option to see all the different levels. Try help codebook to see the syntax.

 

. exit, clear