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SWINDEX: Stata module to create a standardized weighted index of multiple indicator variables


  • Benjamin Schwab

    () (Kansas State University)

  • Sarah Janzen

    () (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

  • Nicholas P. Magnan

    () (University of Georgia)

  • William M. Thompson

    () (IDInsight)

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swindex calculates a standardized weighted index from the variables in the varlist. The procedure follows a GLS weighting procedure as described in Anderson (JASA, 2008).

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  • Benjamin Schwab & Sarah Janzen & Nicholas P. Magnan & William M. Thompson, 2021. "SWINDEX: Stata module to create a standardized weighted index of multiple indicator variables," Statistical Software Components S458912, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s458912
    Note: Published in Stata Journal, 2020, 20:4. This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install swindex". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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