I am running a regression & I have to use race for an IV. The breakdown for
race is as follows:
So if I create dummy variables for each of the above codes, resulting in 5
total race dummy variables - my question is how many of these MUST be
entered into the regression equation. I believe you must enter 4 out of the
My main interest is in demonstrating how much more of my DV whites possess.
Thus my reference group is whites - but I want to use the betas to talk
about whites - Not blacks, latinos, asian, nor the "other" category. Thus
if I put each of these dummies into the regression, excluding the "white"
dummy, I will have a difficult time talking about whites.
Any advise would be great.
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