Information about new data, related funding opportunities, and other PSID news is provided here.

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DateNews
17-Dec-14 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) 2013

The early release of the 2013 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) research file is now available. The purpose of DUST was to collect information from older adults in PSID families about disability, time use, and wellbeing. PSID heads (and spouses/partners) were each interviewed twice about two randomly selected days -- one week day and one weekend day. Information was obtained using time diaries about what respondents did, where they were, who did the activities with them, who else was there, how they felt, and (for household and care-related activities) for whom the activity was carried out. Diaries also include more detailed measures of well-being for 3 randomly selected activities per diary. The first interview also included in-depth questions about the respondent's health, functioning, well-being, and stylized time use/participation measures.

16-Dec-14 Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Research Using PSID Data

Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Research Using PSID Data. The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. The competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $10,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research using new data on intergenerational transfers, extended family connections, and time use. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a two-day conference to be held June 9-10, 2016. Proposals may request support to analyze either PSID’s 2013 Family Roster and Transfer Module or the 2009 / 2013 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) supplements or both. Applications are due March 2, 2015. For details see the full announcement here. Questions may be directed to Bob Schoeni bschoeni@umich.edu.

10-Mar-14 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - March 2014

Newly released data files are now available within the PSID Data Center. These releases include the following additions:

  • variables from Section R - Income/Weeks/Hours from 2 years ago released within waves 1999-2007 of the family and individual data files;
  • coded variables from Section M - Philanthropy released within waves 2001-2011 of the family data files; and
  • A truncated Urban/Rural Beale code released with waves 1985-2011 of the family data files.
Please see the March 2014 Release highlights on our website for complete details.

Newly released data on assisted housing is now available under restricted contract to users who demonstrate an appropriate data safeguarding plan and meet other requirements. The data file contains updated administrative data on assisted housing from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) matched to PSID addresses through 2009. Approximately 10% of the households in the PSID between 1968 and 1995, and approximately 5% of PSID households between 1995 and 2009 were identified as living in an assisted housing address at least one time during the time period in question.

29-Jan-14 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - January 2014

New data files are now available, including:

  • PSID - 2013 Housing, Mortgage Distress, and Wealth Data File: Early data collected
    from PSID families between March - December, 2013 on mortgage distress, housing,
    wealth, and computer use have been released. The mortgage distress data were first
    collected in 2009 and contain information on foreclosure activity, falling behind in
    payments, mortgage modification, and expectations about mortgage payment difficulties
    in the coming 12 months. The data consist of a balanced panel of 8,315 families active in
    the PSID in both 2011 and 2013. The ZIP file contains 1 SAS data file and a box and arrow
    questionnaire. These data are preliminary, un-imputed, and some values will change for
    the final data release.


  • PSID 2013 Roster & Transfers Data File: The 2013 wave of the PSID includes a
    new Family Roster and Transfers Module that collected data on the living parents and
    adult children (over age 18) of respondents and their spouses/partners. These data for
    family members include age, educational attainment, marital/partner status, and number
    of children, as well as respondent reports of any recent or long-term transfers of time
    and money to and from them. The data consist of 9,107 families participating in PSID in
    2013. There are two sets of files, one at the Family Level and one at the Parent/Child
    level. The ZIP file contains data files and SAS, SPSS and Stata statements as well as
    complete codebooks. These data are preliminary and values may change before final
    data are released.
New and updated data released for the Child Development Supplement, Waves I and II
  • Percentile ranks and W scores were added and standardized scores were recalculated
    for the Woodcock Johnson tests of achievement in both CDS-I (Child file) and CDS-II (Child
    Assessments file).
PSID launches new web-based video tutorial series:
  • PSID has launched a new video tutorial series, designed to introduce users to a variety of PSID
    topics. The first three web-based tutorials cover Aging and Health Content in the PSID,
    Intergenerational Transfers (including the 2013 Rosters & Transfers Modules), and using the Family
    Information Mapping System (FIMS). Users are encouraged to provide feedback and suggest additional
    topics. Video tutorials are available at http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/tutorials/default.aspx.
    The series is funded by the National Institute on Aging.

18-Dec-13 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - December 2013

Newly released data files are now available, including:

  • Family-level data files 1968 - 2011
  • Cross-year individual data file
  • Transition into Adulthood 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011
These releases include the following additions:
  • generated variables that were previously missing for the years 1994-2001 including bringing forward the background section (KL) for all Heads/Wives/"Wives" for years 1994-1999;
  • correction of an error with Head and Wife completed education for 2009 and 2011; and
  • suppression of potentially identifying variables on the public release versions to protect the anonymity of our respondents.
Please see the December 2013 Release highlights on our website for complete details:
http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/help/DataRelease-Dec2013.pdf

14-Oct-13 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - October 2013

New Data are now available, including:

  • New Consumption Expenditure Data:
    In response to a growing interest in understanding household consumption expenditures, the PSID expanded the number of questions on consumption expenditures in 1999 and again in 2005. The purpose of the PSID Consumption Expenditure Data Files is to provide summary consumption expenditure data for families in the 1999-2009 Family Data Files using a consistent approach across all years. These data and documentation are available on the supplemental data page of the PSID website.
  • Additional Data from the Third Wave of the Child Development Supplement (CDS-III):
    Data collected from children’s non-primary caregivers (i.e., "other caregivers") in CDS-III have now been released. Minor modifications have been made to the Primary Caregiver - Child and Demographic data files. These data files are available in the PSID Data Center.
  • Updated Geospatial Restricted Data:
    Geospatial data, including identification codes necessary to link residential location of PSID families to
    contextual data from secondary sources such as the Census, have been updated for 2011.
    These data are available under restricted contract.
Please Remember to Include a PSID Citation and Acknowledgement in Your Publications!
PSID reminds data users to cite the data and acknowledge our funding source in all publications using the data. Citation: Panel Study of Income Dynamics, public use dataset [restricted use data, if appropriate]. Produced and distributed by the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (year data were downloaded).

Acknowledgement: The collection of data used in this study was partly supported by the National Institutes of
Health under grant number R01 HD069609 and the National Science Foundation under award number 1157698.

Register Your Publications with NIH to Increase Their Impact and to Help PSID
If you have a publication based on NIH-funded research, then you must obtain a PubMed Central reference
number (PMCID) or NIH Manuscript Submission reference number for it. If your publication is not based on NIH-
funded research, you may still obtain a PMCID.

In either case, registering your publication will allow PSID to include it in our progress reports to NIH, which may
increase your publication’s visibility and impact. Doing so will also help us make a stronger case for continued
funding for PSID.

Please obtain a PMCID for all of your journal articles that use PSID data or its supplements (either public or
restricted-use) as follows:

  1. Some journals automatically submit published articles to PubMed
    Central: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process_journals.htm.
  2. Some journal publishers may submit the articles to PubMed Central automatically or upon request by the author: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/select_deposit_publishers.htm#b.
  3. If neither the journal nor the journal publisher will submit the article to PubMed Central, you may submit the article yourself. For detailed instructions on the process of submitting a journal article to PubMed Central, please see the NIH website: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process.htm.

26-Aug-13 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - August 2013

New Data are now available, including:

  • New Consumption Expenditure Data:
    In response to a growing interest in understanding household consumption expenditures, the PSID expanded the number of questions on consumption expenditures in 1999 and again in 2005. The purpose of the PSID Consumption Expenditure Data Files is to provide summary consumption expenditure data for families in the 1999-2009 Family Data Files using a consistent approach across all years. These data and documentation are available on the supplemental data page of the PSID website.
  • Additional Data from the Third Wave of the Child Development Supplement (CDS-III):
    Data collected from children’s non-primary caregivers (i.e., "other caregivers") in CDS-III have now been released. Minor modifications have been made to the Primary Caregiver - Child and Demographic data files. These data files are available in the PSID Data Center.
  • Updated Geospatial Restricted Data:
    Geospatial data, including identification codes necessary to link residential location of PSID families to
    contextual data from secondary sources such as the Census, have been updated for 2011.
    These data are available under restricted contract.
Please Remember to Include a PSID Citation and Acknowledgement in Your Publications!
PSID reminds data users to cite the data and acknowledge our funding source in all publications using the data. Citation: Panel Study of Income Dynamics, public use dataset [restricted use data, if appropriate]. Produced and distributed by the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (year data were downloaded).

Acknowledgement: The collection of data used in this study was partly supported by the National Institutes of
Health under grant number R01 HD069609 and the National Science Foundation under award number 1157698.

Register Your Publications with NIH to Increase Their Impact and to Help PSID
If you have a publication based on NIH-funded research, then you must obtain a PubMed Central reference
number (PMCID) or NIH Manuscript Submission reference number for it. If your publication is not based on NIH-
funded research, you may still obtain a PMCID.

In either case, registering your publication will allow PSID to include it in our progress reports to NIH, which may
increase your publication’s visibility and impact. Doing so will also help us make a stronger case for continued
funding for PSID.

Please obtain a PMCID for all of your journal articles that use PSID data or its supplements (either public or
restricted-use) as follows:

  1. Some journals automatically submit published articles to PubMed
    Central: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process_journals.htm.
  2. Some journal publishers may submit the articles to PubMed Central automatically or upon request by the author: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/select_deposit_publishers.htm#b.
  3. If neither the journal nor the journal publisher will submit the article to PubMed Central, you may submit the article yourself. For detailed instructions on the process of submitting a journal article to PubMed Central, please see the NIH website: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process.htm.

16-Aug-13 NEA Research: Art Works - FY2014 Guidelines Available

The National Endowment for the Arts' Office of Research & Analysis announces that grant application guidelines are available for Research: Art Works. This program supports research that investigates the value of the U.S. arts ecosystem and the impact of the arts, either as individual components within the U.S. arts ecology or as they interact with each other and/or with other domains of American life.

For grant application information and guidelines, please go to http://arts.gov/grants/apply/Research.html

30-Jul-13 2011 Main Interview Data are now available

This version replaces and expands the early release file ‘housing, mortgage distress, and wealth’ data, which were initially released in January 2012. The 2011 Main Interview Data also include new information on debts including student loans, medical bills, legal bills, and loans from relatives. New questions have also been added to expand the detail of chronic and acute health conditions, including the use of medications and treatments. For a complete look at the 2011 instrument, please see the full questionnaire:
ftp://ftp.isr.umich.edu/pub/src/psid/questionnaires/q2011.pdf

To download the 2011 Main Interview Data please go to the PSID website’s Data Center:
http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx

04-Jun-13 Updated PSID Medicare Claims Now Available

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics, at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, has now collected data for over four decades on the health and social and economic well-being of nearly 9,000 families as of 2011. Through a grant from the National Institute on Aging, PSID has linked nearly 2,100 PSID respondents to Medicare claims from 1991-2010. Applications to analyze Medicare claims linked to the PSID are now being accepted.

Available Files: 1991-2010 Denominator, Inpatient, Outpatient, Home Health Agency, Hospice, Skilled Nursing Facility, Carrier, and Durable Medical Equipment, Medea files, and Annual and Quarterly Summary Files.

How to Apply for the Data: Researchers with full-time, faculty-level appointments at a research institution who wish to obtain the PSID- Medicare files should send an email to the PSID Help Desk at psidhelp@umich.edu for application materials. The application process involves entering into separate contractual agreements with the University of Michigan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Data use requirements include a standalone (non-networked) computer protocol or use of an approved secure data enclave and IRB approval from the researcher's institution.

Please Remember to Include a PSID Citation and Acknowledgement in Your Publications!

PSID reminds data users to cite the PSID data and acknowledge PSID’s funding source in all publications using the data.

Citation: Panel Study of Income Dynamics, public use dataset [restricted use data, if appropriate]. Produced and distributed by the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (year data were downloaded).

Acknowledgement: The collection of data used in this study was partly supported by the National Institutes of Health under grant number R01 HD069609 and the National Science Foundation under award number 1157698.

Register Your Publications with NIH to Increase Their Impact and to Help PSID

If you have a publication based on NIH-funded research, then you must obtain a PubMed Central reference number (PMCID) or NIH Manuscript Submission reference number for it.

If your publication is not based on NIH-funded research, you may still obtain a PMCID.

In either case, registering your publication will allow PSID to include it in our progress reports to NIH, which may increase your publication’s visibility and impact. Doing so will also help us make a stronger case for continued funding for PSID.

Please obtain a PMCID for all of your journal articles that use PSID data or its supplements (either public or restricted-use) as follows:

1.   Some journals automatically submit published articles to PubMed Central:
      http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process_journals.htm.

2.   Some journal publishers may submit the articles to PubMed Central automatically or upon request by the
      author: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/select_deposit_publishers.htm#b.

3.   If neither the journal nor the journal publisher will submit the article to PubMed Central, you may submit the
      article yourself. For detailed instructions on the process of submitting a journal article to PubMed Central,
      please see the NIH website: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process.htm.

13-Feb-13 New School Identifier Restricted Data Available

School Identifier Data are now available under restricted data contract for all waves of the Children Development Supplement (CDS), and for waves 2005-2009 of the Transition into Adulthood (TA) Study. Variables containing school identifier information are provided that may be linked to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Common Core of Data and Private School Universe Survey for CDS participants, and to the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System for TA particpants. See information here for more details: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/restricted/NationalCenterEducation.aspx

27-Sep-12 Transition into Adulthood (TA) (release 1): 2011

The preliminary 2011 Transition into Adulthood data file (TA-2011) is now available.

This data file represents the fourth wave of the Transition into Adulthood Study (TA) which was introduced in 2005 to capture data on the developmental pathways and outcomes of children who participated in the PSID Child Development Study as they transitioned into young adulthood. This study fills a gap between detailed information about development up through adolescence, and detailed information on adulthood once PSID panel members assume the role of economic independence as heads and spouses in the main study. The module collects data on health and emotional well-being, time use, community involvement, self identity and perception, expectations for the future, family, peer, and romantic relationships, work, schooling, and more. The interview domains are coordinated with the CDS adolescent measures and the PSID employment and health measures, and additionally provide new questions unique to this developmental stage.

The ZIP file contains 1 SAS data set, text files containing contents and frequencies, and a box and arrow questionnaire. These files include all the information collected except data about employment. These files are preliminary and values may change before final and complete files are released later.

This project was supported by a grant from the Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute on Child Health and Human Development, 1R01HD059779-01A1.

24-Sep-12 Request for Proposals from the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research

A Request for Proposals has been issued by the University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research using funding from the Food and Nutrition Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture to competitively award grants to qualified individuals and institutions. The goal is to provide rigorous research that expands our understanding of food insecurity among children in the United States and the attendant policy implications. Total anticipated funding is $1.2 million across three large grants at $250,000 each and six small grants at $75,000 each. Letter of intent are due October 24, 2012.

24-Sep-12 Opportunities for Small Grants from the National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging has announced funding opportunities for small grants, and include both a special review group and a set-aside for funding (see links for details). The subject areas and mechanisms for the first two calls are identical -- the difference is one allows up to $100K in direct costs and the other is limited to $50K.

Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03) -- Up to $100K Direct costs
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to solicit R03 applications for up to two years for (1) secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, behavioral genetics, economics, demography or (2) archiving and dissemination of data sets to enable secondary analysis. Applications are due February 14, 2013.

Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03) -- Up to $50K Direct costs
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to solicit one-year R03 applications for (1) secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, behavioral genetics, economics, demography or (2) archiving and dissemination of data sets. Applications are due October 19, 2012.

New Funding Opportunities on Estimating the Economic Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. This funding opportunity encourages research on the economic costs of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including direct and indirect costs to public and private health care payers, families and other informal caregivers, as well as labor market costs from reduced productivity or labor force participation.
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-255.html (R01)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-253.html (R03)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-254.html (R21)

24-Aug-12 Call for Papers for a Cityscape Symposium on Intersections of Housing & Child/Youth Well-being

A call for papers and peer reviewers for a Cityscape Symposium on Intersections of Housing & Child/Youth Well-being is now available (submission deadline February 28, 2013).

This call seeks papers on topics for which PSID, CDS, and TA are potentially excellent data sources.

Direct inquiries to Elizabeth Rudd at Elizabeth.C.Rudd@hud.gov and/or to Molly Irwin at Molly.Irwin@acf.hhs.gov.

02-Aug-12 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP)

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) based on the use of data from the PSID.

The RFP is available here: http://arts.gov/grants/apply/Research/index.html

Please direct any questions about this RFP here: (nearesearchgrants@arts.gov).

04-Apr-12 Transition into Adulthood & Disability and Use of Time 2009 data release

  • Transition into Adulthood Study 2009: The final release of the 2009 Transition into Adulthood research file is now available in the Data Center. This release replaces the preliminary file that was released in 2011.  An updated User Guide is also available.

    Children who participated in the Child Development Supplement (CDS) are followed in the Transition into Adulthood (TA) study once they turn 18 and leave high school. A total of 1,554 interviews were collected for TA-2009, which includes both those who previously participated in TA (2007, 2005) as well as those newly eligible in 2009.


  • Disability and Use of Time (DUST) 2009 : The final release of the 2009 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) research file is now available. The purpose of DUST was to collect information from older couples in PSID families about disability, time use, and well being. PSID heads and wives were each interviewed twice about two randomly selected days -- one week day and one weekend day. Information was obtained using time diaries about what respondents did, where they were, who did the activities with them, who else was there, how they felt, and (for household and care-related activities) for whom the activity was carried out. Diaries also include more detailed measures of well-being for 3 randomly selected activities per diary. The first interview also included in-depth questions about the respondent's health, functioning, well-being, and stylized time use/participation measures.

06-Feb-12 Time and Money Transfer File 1988

The 1988 Time and Money Transfer has been reprocessed so that it may be merged with the latest version of the Cross Year Individual File. Person Numbers on the 1988 file have been updated to reflect the latest version of our Individuals.

The zip contains standard codebook documentation and introductory text in an updated pdf format. The data is now delivered in our standard ASCII (.txt) format along with our suite of statements to read the data (SAS, SPSS and Stata)

03-Feb-12 News from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics - February 2012


Call for Papers:

New data from PSID 2011 is now publicly available in the PSID Data Center:

  • PSID - 2011 Housing, Mortgage Distress, and Wealth Data File: Early data collected from PSID families between March - December, 2011 on mortgage distress, housing, computer use and wealth is now available. The mortgage distress data were first collected in 2009 and contains information on foreclosure activity, falling behind in payments, mortgage modification, and expectations about mortgage payment difficulties in the coming 12 months. The data consists of a balanced panel of 8,187 families active in the PSID in both 2009 and 2011. The ZIP file contains 1 SAS data file and a box and arrow questionnaire. These data are preliminary and values may change before final data are released later this year.
Several data files are available under restricted contract to users who demonstrate an appropriate data safeguarding plan and meet other requirements described here:
http://simba.isr.umich.edu/restricted/ProcessReq.aspx

  • The PSID Mortality Data File has been updated with data on the cause of death matched from the National Center for Health Statistics’ National Death Index for 2009 decedents. The data file contains information about all individuals in the PSID who are known to be decedents from the beginning of the study through the most recently available wave of data collection. See the PSID Mortality Data File Codebook for further detail.
  • School Identifier Data is available for PSID sample members 1975-2009. Variables containing school identifier information are provided that may be linked to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS). See the PSID-IPEDS Codebook for additional details.
  • Geospatial Data that includes identification codes necessary to link residential location of PSID families to contextual data from secondary sources such as the Census has been updated for 2009. See the PSID Geospatial Data Codebook for further detail.

19-Jan-12 Cross Year Individual File - Release 2

In this release, there was data and description updates for two sampling error estimation variables ER31996 and ER31997. Two outdated sampling error estimation variables have been dropped ER31998 and ER31999. We have also reconfigured the indicators for the DUST supplement ER34040-ER34042.

18-Jan-12 Family File 2007 - Release 3

In this release, we have reconfigured variable ER36106 - A50 Why did you move? We have recoded cases originally coded as 'Other/ambiguous' into existing categories where possible.

22-Jul-11 2009 Main Interview Data Released

The 2009 main interview final release data are now available on the PSID website:
http://simba.isr.umich.edu/data/data.aspx.

This version replaces and expands the early release file housing, mortgage distress, and wealth data - which was initially released in January 2010.

A new and expanded user manual is also available: http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/documents.aspx.

22-Oct-10 DUST Flat File Diary Weights -- Updated

We have corrected a minor miscalculation in the preliminary diary level weights on the flat file, df1td1wt and df1td2wt. The new weights provide a more exact balance across days of the week (each representing 14.3% when weighted). No other data fields (except file version number) have changed.

We recommend that DUST data users download the revised files by visiting http://simba.isr.umich.edu/Zips/zipSupp.aspx#DUST09.

06-Oct-10 PSID Medicare Claims Now Available

PANEL STUDY OF INCOME DYNAMICS ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF RESTRICED-USE MEDICARE CLAIMS

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics, of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, has now collected over four decades of data on the health and social and economic well-being of nearly 9,000 families as of 2009. Through a grant from the National Institute on Aging, PSID has linked approximately 2,000 PSID respondents to nearly two decades of Medicare claims data. Applications to analyze Medicare claims linked to the PSID are now being accepted.

Available Files: 1991-2008 Denominator, Inpatient, Outpatient, Home Health Agency, Hospice, Skilled Nursing Facility, Carrier, and Durable Medical Equipment, MedPar files, and Annual and Quarterly Summary Files.

How to Apply for the Data: Researchers with full-time, faculty level appointments at a research institution who wish to obtain the PSID-Medicare files should send an email to the PSID Help Desk at psidhelp@umich.edu for application materials. The application process involves entering into separate contractual agreements with the University of Michigan and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Data use requirements include a standalone (non-networked) computer protocol or use of an approved secure data enclave and IRB approval from the researcher's institution.

18-May-10 News from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics

PSID has been included in the National Science Foundation's "Sensational 60" most influential scientific projects in celebration of their 60th anniversary!  

Several new data files are now available from the PSID as described below:

Disability and Use of Time (DUST) 2009: The preliminary 2009 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) research files are now available. The purpose of DUST was to collect information from older couples in PSID families about disability, time use, and well being. PSID heads and wives were each interviewed twice about two randomly selected days¿one week day and one weekend day. Information was obtained using time diaries about what respondents did, where they were, who did the activities with them, who else was there, how they felt, and for household and care-related activities, for whom the activity was carried out. Diaries also include more detailed measures of well-being for 3 randomly selected activities per diary. The first interview also included in-depth questions about the respondent¿s health, functioning, well-being, and stylized time use/participation measures. This project was supported by a program project grant from the National Institute on Aging, 5P01AG029409.

2009 Housing, Mortgage distress, and Wealth data (Release 2): In 2009, families were asked new content about mortgage distress in the form of foreclosure activity, falling behind in payments, mortgage modification, and expectations about mortgage payment difficulties in the coming 12 months. This SAS data file contains 2009 data on mortgage distress, housing, and wealth (balance sheet). The file consists of a balanced panel of 7,922 families active in the PSID in both 2007 and 2009. The collection of these data was supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

1994-1997 Families Sharing Housing Unit Variables: This file contains variables that help describe situations where two or more family units share the same housing unit. These variables appear on the family files from 1982-1993 and from 1999-2007. For those waves where the family files are missing these variables, we provide them here as separate files.

1994-1999 Family Composition Change Variable: The Family Composition Change variable each wave documents changes in living arrangements between the prior wave of PSID interviewing and the current year of interview. These variables appear on the family files from 1969-1993 and from 2001-2007. For those waves where the family files are missing this variable, we provide it here as a separate file.

1994-1997 Location Variables: The "Beale Rural-Urban Code" variable appears on the Family Files from 1985-1993 and from 1999-2007. The "Size Largest City In County" variable appears on the Family Files from 1968-1993 and from 1999-2007. For those waves where the Family Files are missing these variables, we provide them here as separate files.

21-Dec-09 New PSID-CDS and TA Data: An Announcement from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Data Release:

Data from the Child Development Supplement Wave III (CDS-III) collected 2007/2008 and the Transition into Adulthood Study - 2007 (TA-2007) have now been released into the public domain and can be accessed at the PSID Data Center.

The CDS-III is the third wave of data collected from an original cohort of 3,563 children aged 0-12 and their caregivers in 2,394 PSID families starting in 1997 (CDS-I) and again in 2002/2003 (CDS-II). During 2007 and 2008, 1,506 children aged 10-19 and 1,608 caregivers were successfully re-interviewed for a 90% overall response rate.

The CDS gathers a broad array of measures on developmental outcomes across the domains of health, psychological well-being, time use, social relationships, cognitive development, achievement motivation, and education as well as a number of measures of the family, neighborhood, and school environments in which the sample members live and learn.

Children who participated in the CDS are followed in the Transition into Adulthood (TA) study once they turn 18 and complete high school. Data were first collected from 745 young adults in TA-2005 and these same young adults and those newly age eligible in 2007 for a total of 1,115 interviews. Data are currently being collected for TA-09. The study collects data on young adult developmental pathways and outcomes, filling a gap between the detailed information about development from early and middle childhood through adolescence (as measured in CDS-I, CDS-II, and CDS-III), and the detailed information on adulthood once these youth assume the role of economic independence and become PSID heads and wives.

The breadth and depth of seven waves of measurement on this cohort offers a substantially rich resource to study development of children and teens alike from infancy/early childhood through middle childhood and adolescence into young adulthood.

01-Aug-08 PSID Individual Data by Years - Updated Data Release

New and updated data have been released into the Data Center. The data are described in detail in the accompanying codebooks also found in the Data Center. The data include the following:

Variables released into the Individual data files:

1. Individual weights for 1993-2003 have been replaced with recalculated longitudinal weights. The prior weight values were archived and documented.

2. New Cross-sectional weights have been added for 1997-2003. Every individual, whether sample or non-sample, receives a non-zero weight value.

3. The K-6 depression scale for 2003 was recalculated.

4. The OFUM employment status for 2003 was corrected.

5. Head¿s annual work and unemployment hours in 1975 were corrected.

6. The final result code for TA in 2005 was revised after TA family composition editing.

01-Aug-08 PSID Main Family Data - Updated Data Release

New and updated data have been released into the Data Center. The data are described in detail in the accompanying codebooks also found in the Data Center. The data include the following:

Variables released into the Family data files:

1. Family weights for 1993-2003 have been replaced with recalculated longitudinal weights. The prior weight values were archived and documented.

2. New Cross-sectional family weights have been added for 1997-2003. Every family unit receives a non-zero weight value even if no sample members are present.

3. All income variables, the work hours and wages variables, and Head and Wife/"Wife" completed education variables formerly in supplemental files are now in the family files for 1994-2005.

4. Coded items including occupation, industry, and why job ended, formerly in supplemental files, were added to the main family files for 1994-1997.

5. The race and Spanish descent variables from 1994-1996 were updated.

6. The age of the youngest child, number of individuals in the family unit, and number of children under age 18, were recalculated for 1968-1996.

7. The date of interview for paper and pencil cases in 1993 and 1994 was corrected.

11-Dec-06 Fathers Outside the Home Child File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

11-Dec-06 Preschool/Daycare Teacher File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

11-Dec-06 Fathers Outside the Home Household File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

11-Dec-06 Preschool/Daycare Administrator File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

11-Dec-06 Elementary/Middle School Administrator File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

11-Dec-06 Home-Based Care Provider File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

17-Oct-06 User Guide Tutorial #6: Intergenerational (IG) Correlations in Earnings

Learn how to create and analyze intergenerational data using the PSID Data Center and SAS with Tutorial #6

01-Sep-06 New Data Center

Release of a new and improved PSID - CDS Data Center.

Two exciting new capabilities include a Cross-Year Variable Index allowing searching across all 48,000 variables and 34 waves of PSID data and 2 waves of Child Development Supplement data. Searches may be conducted by Topical Domain, by Year, by File, and by Archived Data Carts. During these searches, codebook information may be simultaneously accessed, and data downloaded into a data cart with a click of the mouse. http://simba.isr.umich.edu

In addition, a new software tool has been developed to facilitate the creation of data extracts for generational research. These extracts make it easier to link PSID and/or CDS data on a target individual to the PSID and/or CDS data on their parents, grandparents, and siblings across all waves.
This tool is called the Family Identification and Mapping System (FIMS) and may be accessed here: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/FIMS

PSID is now requiring users to register prior to downloading data in order to impart our Conditions of Use. Registration is very easy, and is required only once. Once registered, return trips can be made using a login and password.

03-Apr-06 Other Caregiver Household File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

03-Apr-06 Other Caregiver Child File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

03-Apr-06 Elementary/Middle School Teacher File - Release 2

In this release, we coded 0 for INAP values and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

01-Mar-06 Demographic File - including weights - Release 5

In this release, we constructed six new variables that describe the family context during the CDS-I data collection, coded “0” for INAP values, and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable.

01-Mar-06 Primary Caregiver Household File - Release 2

In this release, we constructed several scales, coded 0 for INAP values, and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable. Newly constructed variables are, as follows (See codebook descriptions for more specifics and the CDS-I User Guide Supplement for construction methodology): ability self concepts for reading and math and self-esteem.

01-Mar-06 Primary Caregiver Child File - Release 2

CDS-I Primary Caregiver Child File: For this release of the CDS-I PCG-Child interview, we constructed 17 new variables, coded “0” for INAP values, and constructed detailed codebook descriptions for each variable. The Food Security raw score, scale value, and status indicator have been added to the 1997 PCG Child File, where the individual question items are located. A separate file is no longer available in the data center. Newly constructed variables are, as follows (See codebook descriptions for more specifics and the CDS-I User Guide Supplement for construction methodology):

* Child BMI and weight status;
* Child Positive Behaviors Scale;
* Behavior Problems Index Total, Internalizing, and Externalizing scores, constructed using the same methodology as in CDS-II (original BPI variables using average score values are still available);
* Measures about the PCG, including parental warmth, self-esteem, self-efficacy, psychological distress, parenting disagreement, aggravation in parenting;

01-Mar-06 Demographic File - including weights - Release 4

This release contains three new variables describing the family context during the CDS-II data collection.

01-Mar-06 Primary Caregiver Child File - Release 3

The third release of the CDS-II PCG-Child file includes newly constructed HOME Scale variables (See codebook descriptions for more specifics and the CDS-II User Guide for construction methodology).

16-Nov-05 PSID Main Family Data - Release 3

The Public Release I of the 2003 Family file was reissued on 11/16/2005. 1. It includes updated values for the background data for Heads (ER23389-ER23480) and Wives (ER23304-ER23387). These values have now been brought forward from prior waves for all cases, and include variables such as parents' country/state of birth, parents' educational and occupational status, region where Head grew up, Head/Wife race and ethnicity, Head/Wife military experience, the occupation/industry of first job of Head/Wife, Head/Wife religious preference, and variables about education, including Completed Education (Head: ER24148; Wife: ER24149). Other variables generated from the background data have also been completed (ER24146, ER24147, ER24153 and ER24154). 2. Variables derived from the Childbirth and Adoption History file containing counts of the numbers of births to Head, Wife and others (ER24171-ER24177) are completed. 3. The values for ER21001, Release Number, have been changed to 3 from their previous value of 2.

31-Oct-05 Child Assessments - Release 3

Release 3 contains corrections to the BMI calculation for 10 teens who were pregnant at the time of the CDS-II interview.

31-Oct-05 Demographic File - including weights - Release 3

Release 3 contains new module-response variables for time diaries and Common Core of Data files.

31-Oct-05 Child File - Release 3

Release 3 CDS-II Child interview includes calculated scale for the adolescent depression measure.

25-Aug-05 PSID Main Family Data - Hand Coded Occ, Ind, etc.

This file contains hand coded items including Head/Wife/"Wife"'s industry and occupation codes, reason for leaving a job, industry code for family-owned businesses and field of endeavor for non-academic degrees and certificates that were not included on the 1994 Family File.

Data and documentation can be downloaded from the Supplemental Data Page

25-Aug-05 PSID Main Family Data - Hand Coded Occ, Ind, etc.

This file contains hand coded items including Head/Wife/"Wife"'s industry and occupation codes, reason for leaving a job, industry code for family-owned businesses and field of endeavor for non-academic degrees and certificates that were not included on the 1995 Family File.

Data and documentation can be downloaded from the Supplemental Data Page

25-Aug-05 PSID Main Family Data - Hand Coded Occ, Ind, etc.

This file contains hand coded items including Head/Wife/"Wife"'s industry and occupation codes, reason for leaving a job, industry code for family-owned businesses and field of endeavor for non-academic degrees and certificates that were not included on the 1996 Family File.

Data and documentation can be downloaded from the Supplemental Data Page

25-Aug-05 PSID Main Family Data - Hand Coded Occ, Ind, etc.

This file contains hand coded items including Head/Wife/"Wife"'s industry and occupation codes, reason for leaving a job, industry code for family-owned businesses and field of endeavor for non-academic degrees and certificates that were not included on the 1997 Family File.

Data and documentation can be downloaded from the Supplemental Data Page

01-Aug-05 PSID Individual Data by Years - Release 4

Release 4 contains corrections to the father's IDs for two records.

01-Aug-05 The Family History Files 2003 Release: Parent ID File Release 4

Release 4 contains corrections to the father's IDs for two records.

26-Jul-05 PSID Individual Data by Years - Release 3

2003 PSID Individual Data by Years and All Years of Sampling variables, birth & marital variables (subset), gender Release 3 now available.

A complete codebook is now available in the data center, or packaged download. Summary sampling, birth, and marital variables (ER32001-ER32049) contain values current as of the 2003 wave.

30-Jun-05 PSID Main Family Data - 2003 Short-Term Co-Resident

The 2003 Short-Term Co-Resident file is now available. The purpose of the co-resident question series was to collect information on individuals who moved in and out of a Panel Family between the 2001 and 2003 interviewing waves. Information collected about these 397 between-wave co-residents include their move in and out dates and their relationship to the Head of their associated families. The data and documentation may be found here: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/zips/zipsupp.aspx#MH

28-Jun-05 PSID Main Family Data - 2003 Family History Files

Family History Files have been re-released, including: the 1985-2003 Marriage History File, the 1985-2003 Childbirth and Adoption History File, and the 2003 Parent Identification File. To access these files and their documentation, please go here: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/zips/zipsupp.aspx

21-Jun-05 Family Wealth - 2003 Wealth Variables

Imputed wealth variables for the 2003 wave are now available in the Data Center within the PSID Family Weatlth Data Group and also in the supplemental data packages and click here to see Documentation for the Wealth Data.

There are now 6 waves of PSID Wealth Data: 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003.

The 2003 variables include:

  • S602 BUSI03 WHETHER Farm/Business (w10 )
  • S604 CHEC03 WHETHER Checking/Savings (w27)
  • S605 VCHEC03 (2003$)
  • S606 DEBT03 WHETHER Credit Card Other (w38)
  • S607 VDEBT03 (2003$)
  • S608 REAL03 WHETHER Other Real Estate (w1)
  • S609 VREAL03 (2003$)
  • S610 STOCK03 WHETHER STOCK/MF (w15)
  • S611 VSTOCK03 (2003$)
  • S613 VTRAN03 (2003$)
  • S614 VALU03 WHETHER Other Sav/Assets (w33)
  • S615 VVALU03 (2003$)
  • S616 WEALTH103 (2003$ NO MAIN HOME EQUITY)
  • S617 WEALTH203 (2003$ MAIN HOME EQUITY INCL)
  • S618 IRA03 WHETHER Annuities/IRA (w21)
  • S619 VIRA03 (2003$)

We acknowledge the generous support of the National Institute on Aging who sponsored the collection and processing of these data.

15-Jun-05 PSID Main Family Data - 2003 Income and Hours Variables

Imputed income and hours variables for the 2003 wave are now available in the Data Center within the PSID Family Data Group and also in the zip package.

In 1994-2001 waves, these variables were made available as part of separate data files, i.e., Income Plus and Work Hours and Wages.

The variables include:

  • ER24077 'HEAD WORK WEEKS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24078 'HEAD WEEKLY WORK HOURS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24079 'HD OVERTIME WORK HOURS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24080 'HEAD TOTAL HOURS OF WORK LAST YEAR'
  • ER24081 'HD WEEKS MISSED FOR ILLNESS OF OTRS'
  • ER24082 'HD WEEKS MISSED FOR OWN ILLNESS'
  • ER24083 'HEAD WEEKS OFF FOR VACATION LAST YEAR'
  • ER24084 'HEAD STRIKE WEEKS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24085 'HEAD WEEKS LAID OFF LAST YEAR'
  • ER24086 'HEAD UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24087 'HEAD WEEKS OUT OF LABOR FORCE LAST YEAR'
  • ER24088 'WIFE WORK WEEKS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24089 'WIFE WEEKLY WORK HOURS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24090 'WF OVERTIME WORK HOURS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24091 'WIFE TOTAL HOURS OF WORK LAST YEAR'
  • ER24092 'WF WEEKS MISSED FOR ILLNESS OF OTRS'
  • ER24093 'WF WEEKS MISSED FOR OWN ILLNESS'
  • ER24094 'WIFE WEEKS OFF FOR VACATION LAST YEAR'
  • ER24095 'WIFE STRIKE WEEKS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24096 'WIFE WEEKS LAID OFF LAST YEAR'
  • ER24097 'WIFE UNEMPLOYMENT WEEKS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24098 'WIFE WEEKS OUT OF LABOR FORCE LAST YEAR'
  • ER24099 'TOTAL FAMILY INCOME LAST YEAR'
  • ER24100 'HEAD AND WIFE TAXABLE INCOME LAST YEAR'
  • ER24101 'HEAD AND WIFE TRANSFER INCOME LAST YEAR'
  • ER24102 'TAXABLE INCOME OF OTHER FU MEMBERS'
  • ER24103 'TRANSFER INCOME OF OTHER FU MEMBERS'
  • ER24104 'SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME LAST YEAR'
  • ER24105 'FARM INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24106 'ACC FARM INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24107 'BUSINESS INCOME LAST YEAR'
  • ER24108 'ACC BUSINESS INCOME LAST YEAR'
  • ER24109 'HD LABOR INCOME FROM BUSINESS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24110 'HD ASSET INCOME FROM BUSINESS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24111 'WF LABOR INCOME FROM BUSINESS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24112 'WF ASSET INCOME FROM BUSINESS LAST YEAR'
  • ER24113 'NUMBER OF BUSINESSES OWNED BY FU'
  • ER24114 'NUMBER OF BUSINESSES OWNED BY HEAD'
  • ER24115 'NUMBER OF BUSINESSES OWNED BY WIFE'
  • ER24116 'LABOR INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24117 'WAGES AND SALARIES OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24118 'ACC WAGES AND SALARIES OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24119 'BONUS INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24120 'ACC BONUS INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24121 'OVERTIME INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24122 'ACC OVERTIME INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24123 'TIPS OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24124 'ACC TIPS OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24125 'COMMISSION INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24126 'ACC COMMISSION INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24127 'PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24128 'ACC PROFESSIONL PRACTICE OF HD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24129 'MARKET GARDENING INCOME OF HD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24130 'ACC MARKET GARDENING INCOME OF HEAD'
  • ER24131 'HEAD ADDITIONAL JOB INCOME LAST YEAR'
  • ER24132 'ACC OF HEAD ADDITIONAL JOB INCOME'
  • ER24133 'MISC LABOR INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24134 'ACC MISC LABOR INCOME OF HEAD LAST YEAR'
  • ER24135 'LABOR INCOME OF WIFE LAST YEAR'
  • ER24136 'ACC LABOR INCOME OF WIFE LAST YEAR'
  • ER24137 'HEAD WAGE RATE LAST YEAR'
  • ER24138 'WIFE WAGE RATE LAST YEAR'

We acknowledge the generous support of the National Science Foundation for sponsoring the collection, processing, and distribution of these data.

19-May-05 Family Wealth - 2003 Family Wealth Data Now Available

The 2003 Family Wealth Data and Codebook are now available in the Data Center. These data build on existing wealth data from years 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2001 and are made possible with generous support from the National Institute on Aging.

05-Apr-05 The Family History Files 2003 Release

2003 Family History Files have been released. These three files - Marriage History File: 1985-2003, Childbirth and Adoption History File: 1985-2003, and Parent Identification File: 2003 can be downloaded as ZIP packages from the Supplemental Data page.

10-Feb-05 Child File - Release 2

The CDS-II Child File has been reissued and now contains: (1) updated dataset with an n=2182 cases; (2) variables reflecting coded responses to the open-ended items; (3) generated measures reflecting psychological scales in this interview.

10-Feb-05 Demographic File - including weights - Caregiver Map Updated

The caregiver map that accompanies your data center downloads now has updates to the Child, PCG and OCG ID68 and PN variables that correspond to the PSID 2003 data release in December, 2004. The following unique identifiers were updated:

  Year Person    ID68    PN  NEWID68  NEWPN 
  1997 KID       5569    40     5569    197
  1997 KID       5569    41     5569    198
  1997 OCG       5569    34     5569    195
  1997 PCG       5569    33     5569    194
  2002 KID       5569    40     5569    197
  2002 OCG       5569    34     5569    195
 

25-Jan-05 Time Diary Activity - Aggregate File - Release 1

Time diary aggregate files for both CDS-I and CDS-II, which "roll-up" individual activities in several ways: at the four-digit (for CDS-II) and three-digit code levels, which take all of the time spent in each of the activities and sum them across the diary day, and at the two-digit level, which aggregate time per diary day by 38 activity categories, as delineated in the codebook posted on line (http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/CDS/Codebooks/2003codebook.pdf). These aggregate files will be posted at the child-level, facilitating their use with developmental data from the other CDS modules. For CDS-II, there are aggregated time use data available for 2,569 target children/youth; for CDS-I, aggregated time use data are available for 2,904 CDS children.

25-Jan-05 Time Diary Activity - Aggregate File - Release 1

Time diary aggregate files for both CDS-I and CDS-II, which "roll-up" individual activities in several ways: at the four-digit (for CDS-II) and three-digit code levels, which take all of the time spent in each of the activities and sum them across the diary day, and at the two-digit level, which aggregate time per diary day by 38 activity categories, as delineated in the codebook posted on line (http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/CDS/Codebooks/2003codebook.pdf). These aggregate files will be posted at the child-level, facilitating their use with developmental data from the other CDS modules. For CDS-II, there are aggregated time use data available for 2,569 target children/youth; for CDS-I, aggregated time use data are available for 2,904 CDS children.

24-Jan-05 Primary Caregiver Household File - Release 2

The PCG-Household file is released to include the following changes:

Rename variable Q22A27A to Q22J27A;
Reformatted Q22J26A from field width of 4 to 5.

24-Jan-05 Primary Caregiver Child File - Release 2

The PCG-Child File now includes generated variables for scales and indexes and coded variables for open-ended items in the PCG questionnaire. The scales that are now included on the file include:

POSBEH02: POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SCALE 02
WARMTH02: PARENTAL WARMTH SCALE 02
BPI_T02: BPI FULL SCALE 02
BPI_N02: BPI INTERNALIZING BEHAVIORS 02
BPI_E02: BPI EXTERNALIZING BEHAVIORS 02
PARENT02: AGGRAVATION IN PARENTING SCALE 02
K6_02: PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS SCALE 02
DISAGR02: PARENTAL DISAGREEMENT SCALE 02
PEARLN02: PEARLIN SELF-EFFICACY SCALE 02
SLFEST02: ROSENBERG SELF-ESTEEM SCALE 02

More information on scale construction and scale properties will be available in CDS-II User Guide, which will be posted in February 2005. Currently, the online codebooks and the table found on webpage: http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/CDS/questionnaires/cdsiimeas.pdf provide some information of the items used to construct the measure, general sense of construction method, and the original source of the measure.

18-Jan-05 Child Assessments - CDS-II File Release 2: Child Assessments

Assessment Release 2 includes corrected values for the sum variables of the digit span forward, digit span backward, and digit span total (Q24DSFO, Q24DSBA, and Q24DSTO). It includes newly constructed variable "WTIND02" that categorizes the CDS target child's weight into four categories based on CDC guidelines.

30-Nov-04 Press Release - U.S. children and teens spend more time on academics

"U.S. children and teens spend more time on academics" press release by Juster, Stafford, and Ono highlight time use data from the Child Development Supplement. See http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2004/Nov04/r111704a for the full news story.

The data, publicly available since August 13, 2004, is available at the Data Center. We expect to post the files used in the News note in the future, after some additional data checks.

13-Aug-04 Time Diary - Second Wave of Time Diary Now Available

The Time Diary activity data from the second wave of the Child Development Supplement (CDS-II) are now available in the PSID-CDS Data Documentation Center . The time diary data were collected the same way as CDS-I for one randomly sampled weekday and one weekend day. The codes were expanded to a four digit coding scheme to capture additional detail on extracurricular and community activities. See the codebook for details: http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu /CDS/Codebooks/2003codebook.pdf. There are more than 99,000 activity records for 2,569 CDS response children.

13-Aug-04 Time Diary Questionnaire - Second Wave of Time Diary Questionnaire Now Available

The Time Diary questionnaire data from the second wave of the Child Development Supplement (CDS-II) are now available in the PSID-CDS Data and Documentation Center. The time diary data were collected the same way as CDS-I for one randomly sampled weekday and one weekend day for 2,569 CDS response children. The questionnaire data file contains the time diary survey items at the end of the diary. See http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/CDS/questionnaires/cds-ii/english/cdsiitdday.pdf for a copy of the instrument.

02-Aug-04 Primary Caregiver Household File - Release 1

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver's PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS web pages for questionnaires and other study documentation. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

02-Aug-04 Primary Caregiver Child File - Release 1

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver's PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS web pages for questionnaires and other study documentation. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

02-Aug-04 Elementary/Middle School Administrator File - CDS-II File Release: Teacher Interview

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver's PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS web pages for questionnaires and other study documentation. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

02-Aug-04 Demographic File - including weights - Release 1

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver's PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS web pages for questionnaires and other study documentation. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

02-Aug-04 Child Assessments - Release 1

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver's PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS web pages for questionnaires and other study documentation. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

02-Aug-04 Child File - Release 1

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver's PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS web pages for questionnaires and other study documentation. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

02-Aug-04 Other Caregiver Household File - Release 1

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver's PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS web pages for questionnaires and other study documentation. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

02-Aug-04 Other Caregiver Child File - Release 1

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver's PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS web pages for questionnaires and other study documentation. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

02-Aug-04 The second wave of the Child Development Supplement (CDS-II) data are now available

The CDS-II data are now available through the PSID-CDS Data Center.

We have released the following files: PCG Child, PCG Household, OCG Child, OCG Household, Child Interview, Assessments, Teacher Interview, and Demographic file, based on data collected on 2,907 CDS children/youth aged 5-18 in the fall of 2002/ spring of 2003. These same children were interviewed in 1997 when they were 0-12 for CDS-I, also available through the PSID-CDS Data Center. Each data file is accompanied by a complete on-line codebook. In the Data Center, a map of the caregiver"s PSID IDs now accompanies all CDS downloads. This map can be used to link PSID main study individual data about the caregivers with the CDS data. See the CDS documentation for questionnaires and other study documents. A User Guide for CDS II will be available around Labor Day 2004; Time Diary data are planned for release in the early fall of 2004.

01-Aug-04 Family Wealth - Release 2

Release #2 of the 1984 Family Wealth data contains the following changes:

  • A codebook is now available
  • Yes/No variables have been recoded to 1=yes 2=no
  • The following variables have been dropped: S112 "TRAN84 WHETHER WHEELS (QK118)" and S118 "FAMILY WEIGHT 1984 (V11079)"

01-Aug-04 Family Wealth - Release 2

Release #2 of the 1989 Family Wealth data contains the following changes:

  • A codebook is now available
  • Yes/No variables have been recoded to 1=yes 2=no
  • The following variables have been dropped: S212 "TRAN89 WHETHER WHEELS" and S218 "FAMILY WEIGHT 1989 (V17612)"

01-Aug-04 Family Wealth - Release 2

Release #2 of the 1994 Family Wealth data contains the following changes:

  • A codebook is now available
  • Yes/No variables have been recoded to 1=yes 2=no
  • The following variable has been dropped: S312 "TRAN94 WHETHER WHEELS (QG120)"

01-Aug-04 Family Wealth - Codebook Now Available

A codebook for the 1999 Family Wealth data is now available in the data center.

01-Aug-04 Family Wealth - Codebook Now Available

A codebook for the 2001 Family Wealth data is now available in the data center.

28-Jul-04 Time Diary Questionnaire - Filename Renamed

We renamed the "TD Followup" data file that contains the survey questions about the time diary administration to "Time Diary Questionnaire".

13-May-04 PSID Main Family Data - 1993 DATE OF INTERVIEW CORRECTION FILE

For the 1993 wave of data collection, the PSID began using electronic interviewing for the first time. Due to system crashes, a number of interviews were conducted using paper and pencil and were entered by coding staff into the interviewing application, and hence the Survey Research Center sample management systems logged the entry date as the interview completion date.

PSID staff failed to notice this for some time, and when the error was discovered, mounting an effort to identify and locate the paper materials and to hand code the dates was not practicable with staff resources then available, although we fully intended to correct the data.

However, the date on which the interview actually occurred is very important for some users, and a timely request by Dr. Joseph Altonji at Yale University and Dr. Nicolas Williams at the University of Cincinnati combined with a staffing window of opportunity precipitated our completion of this project.

This file contains corrections for the month-day combination variable (V22403) for date of interview for the PSID 1993 Family data. The dates are in error for 857 of the 9,977 families; this file contains only those cases requiring corrections.

The 1993 Date of Interview Correction file consists of one data file with 857 cases and two variables, and each record has a length of 9. In addition to the data file above and this document, we also include SAS, SPSS and STATA data definition statements.

The data in the .zip package are in raw ASCII form, and the file is named IWDATE93.DAT. Refer to the corresponding .SAS, .SPS or .DO file for record format layout information.

Two variables are present on the file: V21602, "1993 INTERVIEW NUMBER" and V22403, "3. DATE OF 1993 INTERVIEW". The contents correspond to variables with the same names in the 1993 Family codebook. To use the corrections, match to the family file using the family identifier, V21602.

The corrections file is not available through the PSID Web Site Data Center, since the main family file will be corrected at the time of release of our next wave of data.

13-May-04 PSID Main Family Data - 1994 DATE OF INTERVIEW CORRECTION FILE

For the 1994 wave of data collection, the PSID used electronic interviewing for the second time. Due to system crashes, a number of interviews were conducted using paper and pencil and were entered by coding staff into the interviewing application, and hence the Survey Research Center sample management systems logged the entry date as the interview completion date.

PSID staff failed to notice this for some time, and when the error was discovered, mounting an effort to identify and locate the paper materials and to hand code the dates was not practicable with staff resources then available, although we fully intended to correct the data.

However, the date on which the interview actually occurred is very important for some users, and a timely request by Dr. Joseph Altonji at Yale University and Dr. Nicolas Williams at the University of Cincinnati combined with a staffing window of opportunity precipitated our completion of this project.

This file contains corrections for the month-day combination variable (ER2005) for date of interview for the PSID 1994 Family data. The dates are in error for 1,971 of the 10,764 families; this file contains only those cases requiring corrections.

The 1994 Date of Interview Correction file consists of one data file with 1,971 cases and two variables, and each record has a length of 9. In addition to the data file above and this document, we also include SAS, SPSS and STATA data definition statements.

The data in the .zip package are in raw ASCII form, and the file is named IWDATE94.DAT. Refer to the corresponding .SAS, .SPS or .DO file for record format layout information.

Two variables are present on the file: ER2002, "1994 INTERVIEW #" and ER2005, "DATE OF INTERVIEW". The contents correspond to variables with the same names in the 1994 Family codebook. To use the corrections, match to the family file using the family identifier, ER2002.

The corrections file is not available through the PSID Web Site Data Center; the main family file will be corrected when the full 1994 data are re-released.

07-May-04 Work Hours and Wage Rates - Immigrant Data Added

Due to repeated user inquiry, at long last we have cleaned and generated work hours and wage rate data for the 1997 Immigrant sample. The Immigrant cases have been appended to the 1997 Work Hours-Wages File, which formerly contained information only for core sample families. The complete 1997 Work Hours-Wages data are available both through the to Data Center and the downloadable .ZIP package. The .ZIP¿s readme has been revised to reflect the updated case counts.

29-Mar-04 Potential Funding Opportunities for PSID / CDS Secondary Data Analysis Projects

Various PSID/CDS funding agencies would be pleased to receive applications for secondary data analysis of the PSID/CDS.

05-Mar-04 PSID Main Family Data - Section G (G100 and G101) Updated: 1994-1996 PSID Core Family Data

The following variables from Section G (G100 and G101) have been corrected in the 1994-1996 Family Data files:

  • 1994: ER3703, ER3704
  • 1995: ER6705, ER6706
  • 1996: ER8823, ER8824

These are lump sum payment amounts and inheritance amounts, respectively, which were previously off by a factor of 10. This information has also been updated in the zipped data packages and in the corresponding codebooks.

05-Mar-04 PSID Main Family Data - Section G (G100 and G101) Updated: 1994-1996 PSID Core Family Data

The following variables from Section G (G100 and G101) have been corrected in the 1994-1996 Family Data files:

  • 1994: ER3703, ER3704
  • 1995: ER6705, ER6706
  • 1996: ER8823, ER8824

These are lump sum payment amounts and inheritance amounts, respectively, which were previously off by a factor of 10. This information has also been updated in the zipped data packages and in the corresponding codebooks.

05-Mar-04 PSID Main Family Data - Section G (G100 and G101) Updated: 1994-1996 PSID Core Family Data

The following variables from Section G (G100 and G101) have been corrected in the 1994-1996 Family Data files:

  • 1994: ER3703, ER3704
  • 1995: ER6705, ER6706
  • 1996: ER8823, ER8824

These are lump sum payment amounts and inheritance amounts, respectively, which were previously off by a factor of 10. This information has also been updated in the zipped data packages and in the corresponding codebooks.

12-Jan-04 PSID and CDS Bibliography

The PSID and CDS bibliography Web pages have been upgraded.

  • You may submit your own citation.
  • You may search by author, title, year, or full citation.
  • Browse citations by keyword or author.

18-Dec-03 Intergenerational User Guide Tutorials

We now have 3 online tutorials on using the PSID for multigenerational analysis. Try them out at the tutorials section of this site.

These are Tutorial #4 (extensively revised and matches the new Data Center's new intergenerational file features as of fall 2003), and now Tutorial #5A (home ownership) and Tutorial 5B (birthweight in CDS and health of the mother and grandmother).

04-Dec-03 Summary Variables (Sampling Variables, Family History Variables, and Sex) - 1999 PSID T-2 Individual Income Data

After the 1997 interviewing year, the PSID switched to biennial interviewing. Questions concerning income for the "off" year and addressing welfare reform were added beginning in 1999.

Download these files at the Supplemental Data Page

04-Dec-03 Summary Variables (Sampling Variables, Family History Variables, and Sex) - 2001 PSID T-2 Individual Income Data

After the 1997 interviewing year, the PSID switched to biennial interviewing. Questions concerning income for the "off" year and addressing welfare reform were added beginning in 1999.

Download these files at the Supplemental Data Page

29-Oct-03 PSID Main Family Data - Six cases were invalidated

The 1996 family data have been changed. The data have been reissued because six cases were invalidated subsequent to the initial release. These cases have no match on the Individual File nor are they desired on the family file, and hence they have been deleted. Nothing else has changed, however: variable names and values are identical for all of the remaining cases. The readme file has been updated with the new case count.

The deleted cases had the following values for 1996 Interview Number (ER7002):
345
713
2665
7885
8229
8416

01-Oct-03 PSID Web Site Search Interface Upgraded

The PSID Web site documents are searchable.

The variable search interface has also been upgraded. You can now search for variables using variable name, label, question and explanation text form 1968-2001 core and most of the supplemental files, including CDS.

17-Sep-03 The PSID Web Site and Data Center Have Been Upgraded

The PSID has upgraded its Web Site http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu and Data & Documentation Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/

The new Data & Documentation Center now contains all waves of PSID data 1968-2001 and Child Development (CDS-I) data along with full Codebooks for each wave of data. Features of the new Data & Documentation Center include:

  • Automatic merging of multiple waves of PSID and PSID-CDS data with your choice of merging options
  • Customized codebooks in PDF, HTML, XML, and more
  • Easy to use data shopping cart system
  • Save your data sets for sharing with others, or for updating and editing later
  • Many optional output formats, including Excel, SAS, STATA, SPSS
  • Search and Browse variables

17-Sep-03 Create CDS intergenerational Data Files In the Data Center

This feature lets you create and download data from core PSID files on CDS1997 PCGs' and OCGs' and data-map that relates Child to (Primary Caregiver (PCG) and/or Other Caregiver (OCG)). This data-map is helpful in allowing CDS researchers to merge caregiver files with child files.

31-Aug-03 Summary Variables (Sampling Variables, Family History Variables, and Sex) - The individual-level summary variables added to the Data Center

Due to user interest, the individual-level summary variables were added to the Data Center in August 2003 as part of the individual variable listings. Their names are virtually identical to those on the 1968-1993 Individual File, except that they are prefaced with "ER" instead of "V". They include the ethnicity variables used in designing the combined Core-Latino weights (ER31987-ER31989); the cross-year summaries of an individual's history in the study, e.g., whether deceased, whether a sample member, etc. (ER32001-ER32008); and the birth and marriage history summaries (ER32009-ER32049). The values for ER31987-ER32008 are current through 1993, that is, they have NOT been updated for subsequent waves. However, users will be pleased to know that values for the birth and marriage history variables, ER32009-ER32049, ARE current through 2001, as they were generated from the most recent family history files. See the online codebooks, available through the Data Center, for specific information about each variable.

31-Aug-03 PSID Individual Data by Years - The individual-level summary variables added to the Data Center

Due to user interest, the individual-level summary variables were added to the Data Center in August 2003 as part of the individual variable listings. Their names are virtually identical to those on the 1968-1993 Individual File, except that they are prefaced with "ER" instead of "V". They include the ethnicity variables used in designing the combined Core-Latino weights (ER31987-ER31989); the cross-year summaries of an individual's history in the study, e.g., whether deceased, whether a sample member, etc. (ER32001-ER32008); and the birth and marriage history summaries (ER32009-ER32049). The values for ER31987-ER32008 are current through 1993, that is, they have NOT been updated for subsequent waves. However, users will be pleased to know that values for the birth and marriage history variables, ER32009-ER32049, ARE current through 2001, as they were generated from the most recent family history files. See the online codebooks, available through the Data Center, for specific information about each variable.

15-Jul-03 Family Wealth - Updated Data For "Total Wealth Holdings"

Release of a new version of the 1999 and 2001 wealth data. This version features imputed missing values for the total wealth holdings (include housing equity) variable.

12-Mar-03 ICPSR Summer Courses in Quantitative Methods

ICPSR Summer Courses in Quantitative Methods presents a 3 day workshop on "Using the PSID," June 2-4, 2003 in Ann Arbor, MI. Enrollment is limited.

20-Feb-03 Data Alert

Data Alert: If you created a dataset using the Data Center at any time between 1/27/2003 and 2/20/2003 with multiple years of family and individual level variables, please generate a new dataset. It is possible that your dataset was incorrectly merged by the Data Center during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you are a registered user and saved any Data Carts during this time period, you can now simply re-run them to generate a corrected dataset.

29-Jan-03 Philanthropy

A question series on philanthropic giving and volunteering was added in 2001 and will be slightly modified for 2003. Please use the following citation when reporting results based on these data:

Center on Philanthropy Panel Study (COPPS). 2001. In the Panel Study of Income Dynamics Wave XXXII Computer File. Ann Arbor, MI: ICPSR (http://simba.isr.umich.edu).

20-Dec-02 Income Plus - The 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Work Hours and Wage Rates - The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Income Plus - The 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Work Hours and Wage Rates - The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Income Plus - The 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Work Hours and Wage Rates - The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Income Plus - The 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Work Hours and Wage Rates - The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Income Plus - The 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Work Hours and Wage Rates - The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

20-Dec-02 Demographic (derived) Variables - Updated Variables Now Available

Updated variables for Education of Head and Wife/"wife" are now available for 2001 data at the Data Center and selecting Other Family Data, then under the Demographic (derived) Variables category, select 2001.

20-Dec-02 Income Plus - The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated.

The 2001 Income Plus and the 1994-1999 Work Hour and Wage data files have been updated: As part of a check on data quality and comparability, the 1994-1999 Income Plus data file has been re-released to incorporate updates to other family unit member income variables. The 1994-1999 Work Hours and Wage Rate files have also been re-released with updates for wage rate.

27-Nov-02 Income Plus - The 2001 Data are now available.

The 2001 Data are now available: Included are the 2001 Individual, Family, Income Plus, Wealth, Work Hours & Wage Rates, Relationship History, and Weight files, based on data collected from 7,406 PSID families and 21,396 individuals between February and December 2001.

New data content for 2001 includes: A supplement on Philanthropic Giving; A short screening scale for Psychological Distress (K6).

27-Nov-02 Family Weights - The 2001 Data are now available.

The 2001 Data are now available: Included are the 2001 Individual, Family, Income Plus, Wealth, Work Hours & Wage Rates, Relationship History, and Weight files, based on data collected from 7,406 PSID families and 21,396 individuals between February and December 2001.

New data content for 2001 includes: A supplement on Philanthropic Giving; A short screening scale for Psychological Distress (K6).

27-Nov-02 Work Hours and Wage Rates - The 2001 Data are now available.

The 2001 Data are now available: Included are the 2001 Individual, Family, Income Plus, Wealth, Work Hours & Wage Rates, Relationship History, and Weight files, based on data collected from 7,406 PSID families and 21,396 individuals between February and December 2001.

New data content for 2001 includes: A supplement on Philanthropic Giving; A short screening scale for Psychological Distress (K6).

27-Nov-02 PSID Main Family Data - The 2001 Data are now available.

The 2001 Data are now available: Included are the 2001 Individual, Family, Income Plus, Wealth, Work Hours & Wage Rates, Relationship History, and Weight files, based on data collected from 7,406 PSID families and 21,396 individuals between February and December 2001.

New data content for 2001 includes: A supplement on Philanthropic Giving; A short screening scale for Psychological Distress (K6).

27-Nov-02 Income Plus - The 2001 Income Plus data file is now available.

The 2001 Income Plus data file is now available: This includes all income components including total family income and components, occupation industry codes, and USDA and Census annual needs standards.

27-Nov-02 Summary Variables (Sampling Variables, Family History Variables, and Sex) - The 2001 Data are now available.

The 2001 Data are now available: Included are the 2001 Individual, Family, Income Plus, Wealth, Work Hours & Wage Rates, Relationship History, and Weight files, based on data collected from 7,406 PSID families and 21,396 individuals between February and December 2001.

New data content for 2001 includes: A supplement on Philanthropic Giving; A short screening scale for Psychological Distress (K6).

27-Nov-02 Family Wealth - The 2001 Data are now available.

The 2001 Data are now available: Included are the 2001 Individual, Family, Income Plus, Wealth, Work Hours & Wage Rates, Relationship History, and Weight files, based on data collected from 7,406 PSID families and 21,396 individuals between February and December 2001.

New data content for 2001 includes: A supplement on Philanthropic Giving; A short screening scale for Psychological Distress (K6).

17-Oct-02 Upgraded Data Center

The PSID Data Center has been upgraded: You can now use new Search and Browse functions, create Customized Data Subsets, and save and access Historical Downloads from the family and individual data files, including selected supplemental data, and Child Development Supplement 1997 (CDS) data.

11-Oct-02 PSID Main Family Data - The Public Release I of the 1999 Family file was reissued on 10/10/2001

The Public Release I of the 1999 Family file was reissued on 10/10/2001. 1. It includes corrected values for all imputed income variables for the prior calendar year, 1998 (ER16448-ER16466). 2. The values for ER13001 (RELEASE NUMBER) have been changed to 2; previously they were 1.

01-Oct-02 Trends in Household Wealth Dynamics, 1999-2001

Trends in Household Wealth Dynamics, 1999-2001: Early data from 2001 on family wealth holdings reveal that there has been a slight increase in total family wealth, a decline in business values, and an increase in home equity values for American families since 1999.

01-Aug-02 Using PSID Tutorial Now Available

Tutorial number 4 provides instruction and user navigation of files from the Child Development Supplement. This tutorial illustrates the creation of a customized subset from a selection of CDS data modules and highlights the use of relational data structures.

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20-May-02 Demographic (derived) Variables - Updated Variables Now Available

Updated variables for Education, Race, and Spanish Descent for Head and Wife/"wife" are now available for years 1994-1999 by going to the appropriate Public Release file on the Data Center.

17-May-02 Work Hours and Wage Rates - 1999 Data Added To The Hours of Work and Wages Files.

The Hours of Work and Wages data now spans 1994-1999. These data include documentation and data definition statements and can be downloaded as a Zip package, or downloaded using the Data Center.

17-May-02 Income Plus - 1999 Family Income Plus Date Revised.

The 1999 Income Plus data has been updated. A few cases now have new data for some variables. The data can be downloaded as a Zip package, or downloaded using the Data Center.

17-May-02 Using PSID Tutorial 3 Now Available

Create and explore a balanced panel of women to analyze their labor income transitions from 1994 to 1998 in our new tutorial #3

03-May-02 Food Security - Family Food Security Status Data File 1999

The 1999 Family Food Security Status Data File [PDF] is now available. It contains summary food security status information for families in the PSID 1999 Family Data File, calculated from responses to 18 questions in the U.S. Food Security Survey Module. Two sets of food security variables are included: one set is based on the Household Food Security Scale, and the other (for families with children) is based on the Children's Food Security Scale. The data may be downloaded from the main Data Center or as a zip file.

11-Apr-02 The Child Development Supplement added to the Data Center

The Child Development Supplement (CDS) Data Center is now available: Create custom subsets from CDS datasets - a comprehensive, nationally representative, and longitudinal data base of children and their families with which to study the dynamic process of early human capital formation.

11-Apr-02 The Child Development Supplement Time Diary added to the Data Center

The Child Development Supplement Time Diary Data Center is now available: Create custom subsets from CDS Time Diary datasets.

11-Apr-02 Income Plus - 1999 Data Added To The Family Income Plus Files

The Income Plus data now spans from 1994-1999 and includes complete codebooks with statistics. The data can be downloaded from a Zip file or by using the Data Center. An evaluation of the quality of the income data, 1968-1999 , is also now available.

06-Mar-02 Tutorial # 2 - subsetting data(with excel option)

Data Center subsetting tutorial # 2 (with Excel option): Changes in Participation in the Food Stamp Program

Recently we have added dBase as an output option for Data Center files that can easily be imported into Microsoft Excel. Also, the subsetting capacity has been improved. We have made available a second tutorial, titled: Changes in Participation in the Food Stamp Program on how to use the Data Center to produce dBase files that can be read into an Excel file and then processed and analyzed in Excel. Now, we are making available such an example in the belief that Excel users can see from the spreadsheet the processing steps.

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24-Jan-02 PSID Main Family Data - The 1999 family weight variable is now available.

The 1999 family weight variable (FCWT99) is now available for analysts who wish to conduct analyses of the 1999 Public Release I data for families in the PSID Core sample. The 1999 family weight variable is currently obtainable only through the PSID Data Center and is included with the other 1999 Public Release I family variables.

24-Jan-02 PSID Main Family Data - The Public Release I of the 1999 Family file was reissued on 1/24/2002

The Public Release I of the 1999 Family file was reissued on 1/24/2002.

1. It includes corrected values for a few variables in the employment questions (B20-B21, B78-B82 [ER13234-ER13242, ER13362-ER13366]; C1-C2, C70-C74 [ER13464-ER13472, ER13615-ER13619]; D20-D21, D78-D82 [ER13746-ER13754, ER13874-ER13878]; and E1-E2, E70-E74 [ER13976-ER13984, ER14127-ER14131]). In the PSID questionnaire, questions from Section B are asked about currently employed Heads and those from Section C are asked about all other Heads. Section D is asked only for currently employed Wives/"Wives", and Section E is asked for other Wives/"Wives". For example, although questions B20-B21, etc. are parallel with questions C1-C2, etc., employed Heads should have responses at B21, not C1. But both variables contained values for responses, regardless of Head's employment status. The Wife's/"Wife's" series also included this duplication of effort, that is, her responses were included in both the D and E questions. This has been corrected so that only the proper series contains the responses for that person.

2. The values for ER13001 (RELEASE NUMBER) have been changed to 3; previously they were 2.

15-Jan-02 Income Plus - The Income Plus data for 1994-1997 have been replaced with new versions.

Important Note: Effective January 15, 2002, the Income Plus data for 1994-1997 have been replaced with new versions, Release 2. These new releases include 1997 Occupation and Industry codes for the Head and the Wife, and corrections made to the 1994 social security and 1994 total family income variables. Please be sure to replace any downloads of the 1994 or 1997 Income Plus data made prior to January 15, 2002 with Release 2. These data can be downloaded from the PSID Data Center.

09-Nov-01 Data Center subsetting tutorial (with Excel option)

Recently we have added dBase as an output option for Data Center files that can easily be imported into Microsoft Excel. Also, the subsetting capacity has been improved. We have made available a tutorial on how to use the Data Center to produce dBase files that can be read into an Excel file and then processed and analyzed in Excel. Now, we are making available such an example in the belief that Excel users can see from the spreadsheet the processing steps.

The Excel file was for 1999 [5232 observations*] and took 14 Data Center PRI [Excel columns A-N] (family and individual) variables (labeled on the spreadsheet) to calculate [Excel columns O-AK] weighted (normalizing the individual weight to 1.000 and excluding those cases with no individual weight) housework hours of men (heads) and women (wives plus female heads). Then average housework hours of married men and married women (and by number of children living in the family) were calculated [S5234-5235 - AK5234-5235].

By clicking on the cells one can see the logical and calculation steps used in Excel. This full tutorial became available by December of 2001.

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16-Oct-01 PSID Individual Data by Years - The 1968-1999 Public Release I Individual File has been replaced with a new version.

The 1968-1999 Public Release I Individual File has been replaced with a new version, Release 2, that includes longitudinal weights for 1999 individuals. The only difference between Release 1 and Release 2 is the addition of the weight variable at the very end of each data record, following the 1999 portion of the data. No other changes were made to the file. All previously-released variables retain the same names and values as for Release 1. Get it from the PSID Data Center or download the full data and documentation in a Zip package.

06-Oct-01 Family Wealth - Release 2 of 1999 wealth components.

Release 2 of 1999 wealth components, as part of the 1984, 1989, 1994, and 1999 wealth files [ZIP] sponsored by the National Insitute of Aging. This release has deleted 50 cases which were deemed invalid since the posting of Release 1 on 2/21/00. Also 1999 IDs are available for linking with the other PRI variables posted on 8/24/01.

01-Oct-01 Demographic File - including weights - CDS data were moved to PSID-CDS Data Center.

CDS data were moved to PSID-CDS Data Center. ID68 and PN variables for child, PCG, and OCG reflect corrections since CDS-I data collection.

The Data Center now automatically merges CDS and PSID files into one downloadable file for you. Appropriate identification variables are also automatically included on the file, including ID68, Person Number, and yearly family Id.

Users working with files created prior to the data center migration may find the CDS1997 CASE_ID And PSID2001 ID68 AND PN Data Map file helpful in updating/merging current data.

24-Aug-01 PSID Main Family Data - 1999 Public Release I, Family and Individual Data: Get it from the PSID Data Center.

1999 Public Release I, Family and Individual Data: Get it from the PSID Data Center.

A number of important generated variables such as total family income and the various major components are available. These are variables ER16422 - ER16466. These variables also include traditional PSID-USDA Needs Standards.

24-Aug-01 PSID Individual Data by Years - 1999 Public Release I, Family and Individual Data: Get it from the PSID Data Center.

1999 Public Release I, Family and Individual Data: Get it from the PSID Data Center.

A number of important generated variables such as total family income and the various major components are available. These are variables ER16422 - ER16466. These variables also include traditional PSID-USDA Needs Standards.

20-Aug-01 Time Diary - Time Diary Activity Aggregate Data File 1997 is now available

Time Diary Activity Aggregate Data File 1997

26-Jun-01 PSID Main Family Data - Family History Files: 1999 Data

Family History Files: 1999 Data

28-May-01 PSID Bibliography is available

The 2001 PSID Bibliography is available.

07-May-01 Revised Data Terminology

Data News: Revised Data Terminology: Early-Release to Public Release I and Final-Release to Public Release II. More...

22-Dec-00 Demographic File - including weights - Variables used to identify the Primary Caregiver and the Other Caregiver have been added.

If you have previously downloaded these data, please review the following changes as you may want to obtain the new data set for your analysis.

The Demographic data file has been revised.

    Variables used to identify the Primary Caregiver and the Other Caregiver have been added:
VARIABLE NAME VARIABLE DESCRIPTION
ISPCGID WAS THE PCG IDENTIFIED?
PCGID68 1968 ID of PCG
PCGPN PERSON NUMBER OF PCG
ISOCGID WAS THE OCG IDENTIFIED?
OCGID68 1968 ID of OCG
OCGPN PERSON NUMBER OF OCG

25-Aug-00 Income Plus - Occupation and Industry codes added to Income Plus files.

Occupation and Industry codes for Heads and Wifes/"Wifes" current or most recent main jobs were added to the Income Plus files for 1994 and 1995 on Apr 13, 2000. (Codes for the 1996 wave were added some time ago; information for 1997 is not yet available.) Additionally, the two versions of needs, one based on USDA standards and the other on Census, that the PSID includes in Public Release II data have beed added for 1994 through 1997.

14-Apr-00 Demographic File - including weights - The variables used to weight the CDS data (CH97PRWT, CH97HHWT, etc...) have been updated.

If you have previously downloaded these data, please review the following changes as you may want to obtain the new data set for your analysis.

The Demographic data file has been revised. The variables used to weight the CDS data (CH97PRWT, CH97HHWT, PCGHHBWT, OTCGCHWT, OTCGHHWT, SUBSELWT) have been updated.

14-Apr-00 Primary Caregiver Child File - The Behavior Problems Index has been recoded so that higher scores indicate more behavior problems.

The Primary Caregiver Child data file has been revised.

The Behavior Problems Index (Q1G23a-Q1G23dd, Q1G32a, Q1G32b) has been recoded so that higher scores indicate more behavior problems.

1= 'not true'

2= 'sometimes true'

3= 'often true'

This applies to the total behavior index (Q1BPITOT) and to its subscales- internal (Q1INTERN) and external (Q1EXTERN).

05-Apr-00 PSID Main Family Data - Version 3 of the 1993 Public Release II Family File

Version 3 of the 1993 Public Release II Family File [ZIP]

The Public Release II of the 1993 Family file, version 3, was issued on 3/30/00. It includes the following corrections:

1. Values for V22470 [B16 PAY/HR-PD HOURLY (HD-E)] and V22823 [D16 PAY/HR-HOURLY (WF-E)] have been changed. These dollar amounts, current wage rates for presently employed heads and wives/"wives" who were paid hourly, were rounded down to the next whole dollar in version 2.
2. The values for V20601 (RELEASE NUMBER) have been changed to 3; previously they were 2.

The 1993 family codebook (93fam.txt) has been revised to reflect these changes and re-issued.

05-Apr-00 PSID Main Family Data - The Public Release II of the 1993 Family file was reissued on 3/30/00

The Public Release II of the 1993 Family file was reissued on 3/30/00. It includes the following corrections.
1. Values for V22470 [B16 PAY/HR-PD HOURLY (HD-E)] and V22823 [D16 PAY/HR-HOURLY (WF-E)] have been changed. These dollar amounts, current wage rates for presently employed heads and wives/wives who were paid hourly, were rounded down to the next whole dollar in release 2. See below for the corrected and uncorrected distributions.

2. The values for V20601 (RELEASE NUMBER) have been changed to 3; previously they were 2.

The 1993 family codebook (93fam.txt) has been revised to reflect these changes and re-issued.

RELEASE 3 (CORRECTED) HOURLY WAGES OF HEAD
 
V22470B16 PAY/HR-PD HOURLY (HD-E) Number: 870
 
Type: NumWidth: 6Decimals: 2Location: 1591-1596
 
B16. What is your hourly wage rate for your regular work time?
 
The values for this variable represent dollars and cents per hour.
 
6610.01-997.99Actual amount 
0998..00$998.00 or more 
2966999.00NA; DK 
63500.00Inap.: not working for money now; is not paid an hourly wage 
 
Missing Data: 999.00
Valid N: 9842
Minimum: 0.00
Maximum: 950.00
Mean: 4.24
Std Dev: 20.52


RELEASE 2 (UNCORRECTED) HOURLY WAGES OF HEAD
 
V22470B16 PAY/HR-PD HOURLY (HD-E) Reference: 870
 
Type: NumWidth: 6Decimals: 2Location: 1591-1596
 
B16. What is your hourly wage rate for your regular work time?
 
The values for this variable represent dollars and cents per hour.
 
6610.01-997.99 Actual amount 
0998.00 $998.00 or more 
2966999.00 NA; DK 
63500.00 Inap.: not working for money now; is not paid an hourly wage 
 
Missing Data: 999.00
Valid N: 7011
Minimum: 0.00
Maximum: 180.00
Mean: 1.25
Std Dev: 6.36


RELEASE 3 (CORRECTED) HOURLY WAGES OF WIFE/"WIFE"
 
V22823D16 PAY/HR-HOURLY (WF-E) Number: 1223
 
Type: NumWidth: 6Decimals: 2Location: 2275-2280
 
D16. What is her hourly wage rate for her regular work time?
 
The values for this variable represent dollars and cents per hour.
 
3190.01-997.99Actual amount 
0998.00$998.00 or more 
1565999.00NA; DK 
80930.00Inap.: no wife/"wife" in FU; not working for money now; is not paid an hourly wage 
 
Missing Data: 999.00
Valid N: 9911
Minimum: 0.00
Maximum: 997.00
Mean: 2.42
Std Dev: 23.64


RELEASE 2 (UNCORRECTED) HOURLY WAGES OF WIFE/"WIFE"
 
V22823D16 PAY/HR-HOURLY (WF-E) Reference: 1223
 
Type: NumWidth: 6Decimals: 2Location: 2275-2280
 
D16. What is her hourly wage rate for her regular work time?
 
The values for this variable represent dollars and cents per hour.
 
3190.01-997.99Actual amount 
0998.00$998.00 or more 
1565999.00NA; DK 
80930.00Inap.: no wife/"wife" in FU; not working for money now; is not paid an hourly wage 
 
Missing Data: 999.00
Valid N: 8412
Minimum: 0.00
Maximum: 150.00
Mean: 0.43
Std Dev: 3.40

25-Feb-00 PSID Individual Data by Years - VERSION 3 OF 1968-1997 Public Release I INDIVIDUAL FILE

The finalization of the 1985-1997 Family History Files gave PSID staff the opportunity to correct some errors and add variables in our archive of individual data. The errors included scrambled data records for a few individuals, and so the case count has changed. The added variables include 1994-1997 Type of Individual and Why Non-Response; 1994-1997 Month and Year of Move Out and Family Interview Number of Main Family for splitoff individuals; 1994-1997 Follow Status; and 1996-1997 Reason for Following an individual. Age variables for all waves are now three-digit, with no topcoding at age 98, and 1994-1997 employment status for Other Family Unit Members is now included. See the readme file in the zip package for details.

21-Feb-00 Family Wealth - The 1999 data has been added to the 1984, 1989, 1994, and 1999 Wealth Files.

The 1999 data has been added to the 1984, 1989, 1994, and 1999 Wealth Files. Grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have made possible the collection of wealth data for the PSID in 1984, 1989, 1994, and 1999. (The ID variables were corrected on March 3, 2000. The prior ID variable was inconsistent with the documentation. The new ID variables are ER400 and ER401. See the documentation for details).

01-Feb-00 Paper using the 1999 PSID wealth data

Five Years Older: Much Richer or Deeper in Debt? [PDF] is a working paper using the 1999 PSID wealth data, presented at the Allied Social Science Meetings, Boston, Massachusetts, January 7, 2000.

Also available are initial CROSS-SECTIONAL WEALTH AND FINANCIAL WEALTH [PDF] tables of the household wealth distribution in 1984, 1989, 1994 and 1999. The collection of these data was supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging and the National Science Foundation.

06-Jan-00 PSID Main Family Data - Variable labels from the 1994-1997 Public Release I Family files were mislabeled

Variable labels from the 1994-1997 Public Release I Family files were mislabeled. These variables, from questionnaire sections G11A (Profit Business) and G11B (Loss Business) were reversed. See the Public Release I Data page to download this most recent version.

03-Dec-99 Geocode 1968-1997

PSID 1968-1997 updated Geocode Match File is now available under special contract. Contact PSID Help for more information.

01-Sep-99 Demographic File - including weights - The order of the variables has changed.

The Demographic data file has been revised. If you have previously downloaded these data, please review the following changes as you may want to obtain the new data set for your analysis.

  • The order of the variables has changed.  Variables with information specific to the child now appear first in the data set (after the ID variables), followed by variables containing family level information.

  • Some variable names have changed.
    OLD VARNAME NEW VARNAME
    AQCASE INTID97
    PSN SEQNUM97
    HHTYPE FUTYPE
    HUSIZE FUSIZE
    HEADINC HDLAB97
    WIFEINC WFLAB97
    HDWKHRS HDAVG97
    WFWKHRS WFAVG97


  • The date variables BDATE, CHIWDATE, and PCGIWDAT have been parsed from a single variable to separate variables representing the month, day and year (for confidentiality reasons, the variable BDATE is represented by month and year only).  These changes were made because SPSS did not interpret these values correctly.  The new variable names are:
    BDATE:
    BIRTHMON
    BIRTHYR
    CHIWDATE:
    CHIWMON
    CHIWDAY
    CHIWYR
    PCGIWDAT:
    PCGIWMON
    PCGIWDAY
    PCGIWYR

  • The following three additional weight variables have been added to the data set:

    • OTCGCHWT - other caregiver child booklet weight
    • OTCGHHWT - other caregiver household booklet weight
    • SUBSELWT - within household selection factor

    Refer to the CDS Weights Documentation for information and guidelines on the usage of these weights.

  • Some values for the updated variables HDLAB97, WFLAB97, HDAVG97, and WFAVG97 (formerly named HEADINC, WIFEINC, HDWKHRS, and WFWKHRS, respectively) have changed.  Some observations contained erroneous data for these variables.  These errors have been corrected.

  • Missing data (on a number of variables) was recovered for four cases.

  • The labels for the variables PCG, OCG, CH97PRWT, CH97HHWT and PCGHHBWT have been updated.

  • Five variables have been dropped from the data set:

    • FAMID
    • SIBNUM
    • HDWORK
    • WFWORK
    • WEIGHT (prelim weight)


09-Aug-99 1997 weighting

The full documentation of the 1997 weighting is available via FTP [ZIP] at the PSID Public Release I data page.

04-Aug-99 1968-1997 Cumulative Death File

The 1968-1997 Cumulative Death File is now available through special contract. The codebook is publicly available on this website. Contact PSID staff for more information.

12-Jul-99 PSID Individual Data by Years - The 1997 Public Release I data is now available through the Data Center.

The 1997 Public Release I data is now available through the Data Center.

12-Jul-99 PSID Main Family Data - The 1997 Public Release I data is now available through the Data Center.

The 1997 Public Release I data is now available through the Data Center.

10-Jun-99 Errata information updated for 1997 Family File

See the Errata for updated information on the Public Release I version of  the 1997 Family file.

10-Jun-99 PSID Main Family Data - See the Errata for updated information on the Public Release I version of the 1997 Family file.

See the Errata for updated information on the Public Release I version of the 1997 Family file.

27-May-99 Work Hours and Wage Rates - Minor adjustments in the SPSS files of the 1994-1997 Hours of Work and Wage data

We made minor adjustments in the SPSS files of the 1994-1997 Hours of Work and Wage data.

27-May-99 Work Hours and Wage Rates - Minor adjustments in the SPSS files of the 1994-1997 Hours of Work and Wage data

We made minor adjustments in the SPSS files of the 1994-1997 Hours of Work and Wage data.

27-May-99 Work Hours and Wage Rates - Minor adjustments in the SPSS files of the 1994-1997 Hours of Work and Wage data

We made minor adjustments in the SPSS files of the 1994-1997 Hours of Work and Wage data.

27-May-99 Work Hours and Wage Rates - Minor adjustments in the SPSS files of the 1994-1997 Hours of Work and Wage data

We made minor adjustments in the SPSS files of the 1994-1997 Hours of Work and Wage data.

21-May-99 Work Hours and Wage Rates - The Work Hours and Wages: 1994-1997 file is available for downloading.

The Work Hours and Wages: 1994-1997 file is available for downloading.

17-May-99 Errata information updated for Public Release I for Family and Individual Files

See the Errata for updated information on the Public Release I versions of both the 1968-1997 Individual and the 1997 Family files.

17-May-99 PSID Individual Data by Years - Reformatted the Public Release I versions of both the 1968-1997 Individual File

We reformatted the Public Release I versions of both the 1968-1997 Individual and the 1997 Cross-Year Family files and generated SAS and SPSS files based on these new formats.

17-May-99 PSID Individual Data by Years - See the Errata for updated information on Public Release I.

See the Errata for updated information on the Public Release I versions of both the 1968-1997 Individual and the 1997 Family files.

23-Apr-99 PSID Individual Data by Years - Public Release I versions of the 1997 Family- and the 1968-1997 Individual-Files available.

The Public Release I versions of the 1997 Family- and the 1968-1997 Individual-Files are available.

23-Apr-99 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release I versions of the 1997 Family- and the 1968-1997 Individual-Files available.

The Public Release I versions of the 1997 Family- and the 1968-1997 Individual-Files are available.

12-Mar-99 Income Plus - A newly revised version of the 1994-1997 Family "Income Plus" Files is available.

A newly revised version of the 1994-1997 Family "Income Plus" Files [ZIP] is available. These files are additionally revised since 3/9/99. This newest version includes a small number of corrections from editing family composition changes which occurred between 1996 and 1997. These files include state of residence with PSID and FIPS codes. In addition, the 1996 file includes 1970 census occupation and industry codes.  Please review the README and the CODEBOOK , also revised, before using them. Here is an additional suggestion for those using SAS to obtain descriptive statistics. Using "proc univariate; weight [weight variable];" with a weight variable will give you correct weighted means, but not weighted quantiles. Using "proc univariate; freq [weight variable];" will give weighted means and quantiles IF the weights are integers. Since PSID weights contain decimals they need to be first converted to integer form by multiplying by 1,000 in using "proc univariate; freq".

04-Feb-99 1998 PSID Bibliography

The 1998 PSID Bibliography is available.

04-Feb-99 Family Weights - The 1997 Public Release I Family Weights are available

The 1997 Public Release I Family Weights are available.

08-Dec-98 Income Plus - The 1994-1997 Family "Income Plus" Files are available.

The 1994-1997 Family "Income Plus" Files are available. These include state of residence with PSID and FIPS codes. Here is an additional suggestion for those using SAS to obtain descriptive statistics. Using "proc univariate; weight [weight variable];" with a weight variable will give you correct weighted means, but not weighted quantiles. Using "proc univariate; freq [weight variable];" will give weighted means and quantiles IF the weights are integers. Since PSID weights contain decimals they need to be first converted to integer form by multiplying by 1,000 in using "proc univariate; freq".

18-Sep-98 PSID Individual Data by Years - The 1994-1996 Public Release I Weights are available.

The 1994-1996 Public Release I Weights are available. The four data files, 1994, 1995, and 1996 Public Release I Family Weights and 1994-1996 Public Release I Individual Weights replace the earlier version (November 1997) of the preliminary weights: 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996 Public Release I Family Weights and 1993-1996 Public Release I Individual Weights. The November 1997 file did not include the 1995 preliminary Latino weight or the 1995 preliminary combined weight. The 1993 preliminary weight variables included in the November 1997 file are not included in the current files as the 1993 Public Release II weight variables are now available as part of the Public Release II data files.

18-Sep-98 PSID Main Family Data - The 1994-1996 Public Release I Weights are available.

The 1994-1996 Public Release I Weights are available. The four data files, 1994, 1995, and 1996 Public Release I Family Weights and 1994-1996 Public Release I Individual Weights replace the earlier version (November 1997) of the preliminary weights: 1993, 1994, 1995, and 1996 Public Release I Family Weights and 1993-1996 Public Release I Individual Weights. The November 1997 file did not include the 1995 preliminary Latino weight or the 1995 preliminary combined weight. The 1993 preliminary weight variables included in the November 1997 file are not included in the current files as the 1993 Public Release II weight variables are now available as part of the Public Release II data files.

25-Aug-98 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release I of the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Family File

Public Release I of the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Family File

The labels for amount of business profit and amount of business loss were reversed in the SAS and SPSS data definition statements. Files affected are those that were provided with the Public Release I version of the 1994 Family file issued 8/24/96, the 1995 Family file issued 5/9/96 and the 1996 Family file issued 3/21/97. (The variable labels provided for these variables in the Public Release I version of the 1993 Family file, since replaced by the Public Release II version, were correct.)

Public Release I 1994, 1995 and 1996 Family data obtained from the online Data Center will also have incorrect labels for these variables. The Public Release I cross-year variable list issued with the 1996 file also contained incorrect labels.

See the corrected listing below and make appropriate changes in your files if you are using these variables. Revised files will not be issued.

NAME96
NAME95
NAME94
LABEL
ER8245
ER6128
ER3128
G11A PROFIT BUSINESS 1
ER8246
ER6129
ER3129
G11A PROFIT BUSINESS 2
ER8247
ER6130
ER3130
G11A PROFIT BUSINESS 3
ER8248
ER6131
ER3131
G11A PROFIT BUSINESS 4
ER8249
ER6132
ER3132
G11A PROFIT BUSINESS 5
ER8250
ER6133
ER3133
G11B LOSS BUSINESS 1
ER8251
ER6134
ER3134
G11B LOSS BUSINESS 2
ER8252
ER6135
ER3135
G11B LOSS BUSINESS 3
ER8253
ER6136
ER3136
G11B LOSS BUSINESS 4

25-Aug-98 PSID Main Family Data - In Public Release I of 1994, 1995 and 1996 Family File, some labels were reversed.

In the Public Release I of the 1994, 1995 and 1996 Family File, the labels for amount of business profit and amount of business loss were reversed in the SAS and SPSS data definition statements. See the Errata for details.

18-Aug-98 PSID Individual Data by Years - The 1993 Public Release II data have been added to the PSID Data Center.

The 1993 Public Release II data have been added to the PSID Data Center.

18-Aug-98 PSID Main Family Data - The 1993 Public Release II data have been added to the PSID Data Center.

The 1993 Public Release II data have been added to the PSID Data Center.

06-Aug-98 Wildcodes in five variables in 1990 Telephone Health

Wildcodes have been discovered in a few cases for five variables in the 1990 Telephone Health Questionnaire Supplement File. See the Errata for details.

30-Jul-98 HTML Format Documentationfor Active Savings

Documentation in HTML format is available for the 1984-1989 and 1989-1994 Active Saving Files.

17-Jul-98 1993 Interviewing Guide

The Guide to the 1993 Interviewing Year is available in appropriate documentation files.

15-Jul-98 Active Savings - The 1989 and 1994 Active Saving Files are available for downloading.

The 1989 and 1994 Active Saving Files are available for downloading.

15-Jul-98 Active Savings - The 1989 and 1994 Active Saving Files are available for downloading.

The 1989 and 1994 Active Saving Files are available for downloading.

07-May-98 1968-1985 Relationship

The 1968-1985 Relationship File is available for downloading. See also the Errata for information concerning this file.

23-Apr-98 PSID Main Family Data - The 1993 Family Alphabetic and Numeric Indices are now available.

The 1993 Family Alphabetic and Numeric Indices are now available.

05-Mar-98 PSID Main Family Data - PRII corrections, codebooks, Alphabetical and Numeric Indices available.

  • Corrections have been made to the Public Release II version of the 1993 familyfile. See Errata if you have used this file.
  • Codebooks are available for the Public Release II 1993 Family file and for the 1968-1993 Individual file.
  • The 1968-1993 Individual Alphabetical and Numeric Indices are available.

05-Mar-98 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1993 Family File Reissued

The Public Release II of the 1993 Family file was reissued on 2/14/98. It includes the following corrections.

For the Public Release II 1993 Family data file:

1. Values for V22405 (NUMBER IN FAMILY UNIT) and V23321 (# OF INDIVIDUAL RECORDS) have been changed. For about 60% of all 1993 families, those where the head was married, the values of these two variables in Release 1 were one greater than they should have been. See below for the corrected and uncorrected distributions.

2. The values for V20601 (RELEASE NUMBER) have been changed to 2; previously they were 1.

The 1993 family codebook has been revised to reflect these changes and re-issued.

RELEASE 2: NUMBER IN FAMILY UNIT
 
 

V22405
Frequency
Cumulative Frequency
1
2299
2299
2
2603
4902
3
1865
6767
4
1760
8527
5
885
9412
6
361
9773
7
109
9882
8
54
9936
9
25
9961
10
8
9969
11
4
9973
12
3
9976
13
1
9977

06-Feb-98 1985-1993 Marriage and Childbirth and Adoption History

The 1985-1993 Marriage History and Childbirth and Adoption History supplements are now available.

20-Jan-98 Bibliography Page

Visit the updated Bibliography Pages for a vast source of research based on the PSID data.

16-Jan-98 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of 1993 Family and Public Release II of 1968-1993 Individual files available.

The Public Release II version of the 1993 Family files and the Public Release II version of the 1968-1993 Individual files are available.

16-Jan-98 PSID Individual Data by Years - Public Release II of 1993 Family and Public Release II of 1968-1993 Individual files available.

The Public Release II version of the 1993 Family files and the Public Release II version of the 1968-1993 Individual files are available.

13-Nov-97 Family Weights - The 1993-1996 Public Release I Weights are available.

The 1993-1996 Public Release I Weights are available.

06-Nov-97 Risk Tolerance - The 1996 Risk Tolerance Data are available.

The 1996 Risk Tolerance Data are available. Updated look and links, 2/10/98!

15-Oct-97 PSID Individual Data by Years - 1996 Public Release I data have been added to the PSID Data Center.

The 1996 Public Release I data have been added to the PSID Data Center.

15-Oct-97 PSID Main Family Data - 1996 Public Release I data have been added to the PSID Data Center.

The 1996 Public Release I data have been added to the PSID Data Center.

14-Oct-97 PSID Medicare Claims File

PSID Medicare Claims File Available through Special Contract

03-Oct-97 Research and Funding

Research and Funding Opportunities

02-May-97 1997 Child Supplement Questionnaires

The 1997 child supplement questionnaires are available in PDF format.

28-Apr-97 PSID Main Family Data - Corrections to Public Release II version of the 1992 Family file.

Corrections, most notably changes to the weights, have been made to the Public Release II version of the 1992 Family file. See Errata if you have used this file.

28-Apr-97 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1992 Family file, reissued

The Public Release II of the 1992 Family file was reissued on 4/28/97. It includes the following corrections.

  • For the Public Release II 1992 Family data file:
    1. Values for V21547 (1992 CORE FAMILY WEIGHT), V21548 (1992 LATINO FAM WEIGHT) and V21549 (1992 COMBINED FAM WEIGHT) have been changed. The changes affect virtually all 1992 families.
    2. The values for V20301 (RELEASE NUMBER) have been changed to 002; previously they were 714.
    3. The values of a few variables for four cases have been changed.
  • For the Public Release II 1992 Family dictionary files (SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS):
    1. The label for V20301 has been changed to RELEASE NUMBER (2); previously it was STUDY NUMBER (714).
These changes affect the 1992 Family file on the CD-ROM issued in December 1995 and the version on the Internet issued in August 1995. Note that the percentages in the documentation volume (92fam.prn) are based on the original, uncorrected frequencies.
Background
In the original release of the file,
  • for the core families,
    • the 1992 COMBINED FAM WEIGHT contained the value of the 1992 CORE FAMILY WEIGHT and
    • the 1992 CORE FAMILY WEIGHT contained the value of the 1992 COMBINED FAM WEIGHT;
  • for the Latino families,
    • the 1992 COMBINED FAM WEIGHT contained the value of the 1992 LATINO FAMILY WEIGHT and
    • the 1992 LATINO FAMILY WEIGHT contained the value of the 1992 COMBINED FAM WEIGHT.
To fix the original release data, the core cases need the 1992 CORE FAMILY WEIGHT values moved to the 1992 COMBINED FAM WEIGHT variable and vice versa, while the Latino cases need the 1992 LATINO FAMILY WEIGHT values moved to the 1992 COMBINED FAM WEIGHT variable and vice versa. You can identify core and Latino cases by the values of V20621 (1968 ID) -- the core cases have values in the range of 0001 to 6872, Latino cases have values in the range of 7001 to 9308. Thus if you wish to make the changes on your own to original release of the file, you will want to do the following: /* fix for core families */ if V20621 lt 7001 and V20301 eq 714 then V20301 = 002 and savewt = V21547 and V21547 = V21549 and V21549 = savewt/* fix for latino families */ if V20621 ge 7001 and V20301 eq 714 then V20301 = 002 and savewt = V21548 and V21548 = V21549 and V21549 = savewtOther minor changes affecting variables
  • V20302 (1992 INTERVIEW NUMBER)
  • V21522 (MARITAL STATUS 1992)
  • V21523 (91-92 CNG MARITAL STATUS)
  • V21524 (COUPLE STATUS OF HEAD)
  • V20657 (A3 MARITAL STATUS)
  • V20673 (A23 HAVE MORTGAGE?)
  • V20674 (A27 #YRS LEFT TO PAY MTG)
  • V20675 (A28 SECOND MORTGAGE?)
  • V20676 (A29 MTG INCL PROP TAXES)
  • V20677 (A30 MTG INCL INS PREM)
  • V20326 (1992 REM MORT PRIN (A24))
  • V20327 (ACC REM MORT PRIN)
  • V20330 (92 ANN PROP TAX (A21))
  • V20331 (ACC ANN PROP TAX)
included the following:
  • if v20302=07459 then v21522=1 and v21523=1 and v21524=1 and v20657=1
  • if v20302=00084 then v20673=1 and v20674=11 and v20675=5 and v20676=5 and v20677=5
  • if v20302=05347 then v20673=1 and v20674=99 and v20675=5 and v20676=1 and v20677=1
  • if v20302=04550 then v20326=0 and v20327=0 and v20330=00806 and v20331=2

21-Mar-97 PSID Main Family Data - The 1996 Public Release I main files are available.

The 1996 Public Release I main files are available. Included are the Public Release I 1996 Family files and the Public Release I 1968-1996 Individual files. The 1968-1996 Public Release I Individual files supersede the 1968-1995 Public Release I Individual files.

21-Mar-97 PSID Individual Data by Years - The 1996 Public Release I main files are available.

The 1996 Public Release I main files are available. Included are the Public Release I 1996 Family files and the Public Release I 1968-1996 Individual files. The 1968-1996 Public Release I Individual files supersede the 1968-1995 Public Release I Individual files.

20-Feb-97 1993 Health Care Burden File

The 1993 Health Care Burden File is available. Grants from the National Institute for Aging have made possible the collection of health care burden data for the PSID. The file contains the detailed information collected in the 1993 PSID interview concerning health events of the elderly and their (primarily financial) burden on immediate and extended families.

06-Dec-96 PSID Individual Data by Years - See Errata about 1991 and 1992 "Completed Education" variables.

See Errata for information about 1991 and 1992 "Completed Education" variables in the Public Release I version of the 1968-1995 Individual file.

06-Dec-96 PSID Individual Data by Years - Public Release I version of the 1968-1995 Individual file

The Public Release I version of the 1968-1995 Individual file issued on 5/9/96 has been discovered to have incomplete information for the completed education variables for 1991 and 1992. These seem to be the only two variables in the Public Release I version of the 1968-1995 Individual file that are so problematic; a few other variables have frequencies that differ for one or two cases as the result of later corrections. You may wish to use the information from the Public Release II version of the 1968-1992 Individual file to pick up the 1991 and 1992 education information as we do not, at this time, plan on correcting and re-releasing the Public Release I version of the 1968-1995 Individual file.


 
File
Variable
Label

Non-Zero 

Correct or 

Incorrect 

68-95 Ind Early 

68-92 Ind Final

ER30703 

V30703

COMPLETED EDUC-IND 91 

COMPLETED EDUC-IND 91

4,086 

18,637

Incorrect 

Correct

68-95 Ind Early 

68-92 Ind Final

ER30748 

V30748 

COMPLETED EDUCATION 92 

COMPLETED EDUCATION 92

4,435 

19,651 

Incorrect 

Correct

68-95 Ind Early 

68-92 Ind Final

ER30725 

V30725

MEDICARE PERMISSION 91 

MEDICARE PERMISSION 91

902 

826 

Incorrect 

Correct

07-Oct-96 PSID Individual Data by Years - Public Release II of the 1968-1992 Individual file, reissued

The Public Release II of the 1968-1992 Individual file was reissued on 10/7/96. NOTE: This change was announced 9/16/96, but the new file was not up-loaded until 10/7/96. The most significant changes are to V32015 (Marital status of mother at time of individual's birth). See additional notes for a more detailed description of changes.

These changes affect the 1968-1992 Individual file on the CD-ROM issued in December 1995 and the version on the Internet issued in December 1995.

07-Oct-96 PSID Individual Data by Years - Corrected Public Release II of 1968-1992 Individual, release 3, available.

Corrected Public Release II version of the 1968-1992 Individual file, release 3, now available. See Errata if you have used this file.

20-Sep-96 PSID Bibliography Updated

The PSID Bibliography has been updated. See Bibliography for this most recent version.

16-Sep-96 PSID Individual Data by Years - Corrections to the Public Release II of 1968-1992 Individual file

Corrections have been made to the Public Release II version of the 1968-1992 Individual file. See Errata if you have used this file.

26-Aug-96 Working Paper

The working paper

"Wealth Dynamics of American Families, 1984-1994," Erik Hurst,Ming Ching Luoh and Frank P. Stafford, Department of Economics and Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1220, August 1996.
is available. It provides a descriptive overview of the wealth changes. For a copy, please write to Frank P. Stafford, Department of Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220.

16-Aug-96 Employment Opportunity

Employment opportunity with the Panel Study of Income Dynamics staff; send resume and cover letter by September 13, 1996.

Position has been filled.

14-Aug-96 1985-1992 Childbirth and Adoption History corrections

Corrections have been made to the Public Release II version of the 1985-1992 Childbirth and Adoption History file. See Errata if you have used this file.

30-Jul-96 PSID Main Family Data - Corrections to Public Release II of 1991 Family file

Corrections have been made to the Public Release II version of the 1991 Family file. See Errata if you have used this file.

30-Jul-96 Family Wealth - The 1984, 1989, and 1994 Wealth Files are available.

The 1984, 1989, and 1994 Wealth Files are available. Grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have made possible the collection of wealth data for the PSID in 1984, 1989, and 1994.

24-Jul-96 1988 Time and Money Transfer File

The 1988 Time and Money Transfer File is available on-line. The main PSID 1988 Family File contains summary information about these transfers but this Time and Money Transfers File provides the complete set of details collected about them.

20-Jul-96 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1991 Family file, reissued

The Public Release II of the 1991 Family file was reissued on 7/30/96. It includes the following corrections.

  • For the Public Release II 1991 Family data file:
    1. The values for V19001 (RELEASE NUMBER) have been changed to 003; previously they were 002.
    2. Values for V20243 (1991 CORE FAMILY WEIGHT) and V20244 (1991 LATINO FAM WEIGHT) have been recomputed; the change affects 282 core families and 290 Latino families. V20245 (COMBINED FAM WEIGHT) is not affected.
These changes affect the 1991 Family file on the CD-ROM issued in December 1995 and the version on the Internet issued in August 1995.
Background
We "corrected" the weights in the 1991 data when we were doing the 1992 weights. However, unfortunately when putting the recalculated weights (correcting a small arithmetical error) onto the 1991 family file we made bigger error.

In release 2 of the file, 282 core families have 1991 CORE FAMILY WEIGHT = 0 and 1991 LATINO FAM WEIGHT = 0 and 1991 CORE FAMILY WEIGHT 0.

To fix the release 2 data, the core cases need the 1991 LATINO FAM WEIGHT values moved to the 1991 CORE FAMILY WEIGHT variable and vice versa for the Latinos.

You can identify core and Latino cases by the values of V19321 (1968 ID) -- the core cases have values in the range of 0001 to 6872, Latino cases have values in the range of 7001 to 9308.

Thus if you wish to make the changes on your own to release 2 of the file, you will want to do the following:

if V19001=2 and V19321 in(0001-6872) and V202440 then V20243=V20244 and V20244=0 and V19001=3
if V19001=2 and V19321 in(7001-9308) and V202430 then V20244=V20243 and V20243=0 and V19001=3

14-Jun-96 The PSID Data Center is now online!

The PSID Data Center is now online! This utility is designed to simplify the use of the PSID data. It provides for interactive merging, subsetting, and the selection of variables. The subsets produced from the Data Center are to be downloaded from the PSID webserver for further analysis in SAS, SPSS or other statistical analysis package.

10-May-96 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release I of 1995 Family and Public Release I of 1968-1995 Individual files available.

The Public Release I version of the 1995 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1995 Individual files are available. The 1968-1995 Public Release I Individual files supersedes the 1968-1994 Public Release I Individual files.

10-May-96 PSID Individual Data by Years - Public Release I of 1995 Family and Public Release I of 1968-1995 Individual files available.

The Public Release I version of the 1995 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1995 Individual files are available. The 1968-1995 Public Release I Individual files supersedes the 1968-1994 Public Release I Individual files.

06-May-96 49th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques

The Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan, will hold its 49th Annual Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at ISR during the summer of 1996. Among the courses offered, the Institute will sponsor a workshop focusing on the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), June 24 - June 28, 1996. For details contactThe 49th Annual Summer Institute.

02-Apr-96 1996 questionnaire

The 1996 questionnaire is available in PDF format.

01-Apr-96 Populations Association of America 1996

The Health and Retirement Study (HRS), Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD), and Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) will be on exhibit at the Populations Association of America 1996 Annual Meeting in the Fairmont Hotel at New Orleans, May 8 - 11. Come stop by our table at the exhibit area to meet with our staff in person! Gema Ricart-Moeswill be available to answer your questions concerning HRS and AHEAD, and Bob Bressan for PSID. We will demonstrate our World Wide Web Home Pages, have a special demo, and provide a number of materials for you to take home. We look forward to meeting you in New Orleans!

19-Jan-96 1968-1992 data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) (ICPSR 7439) are available on CD-ROM

Data for Waves 1-25 (1968-1992) from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) (ICPSR 7439) are available on CD-ROM. ICPSR CD0011 has 214 files containing 415,399,866 bytes of data, documentation, and SAS and SPSS data definition statements for the main data files, plus six supplemental files for the 1968-1992 period.

19-Jan-96 ASSA conference

We would like to thank the 500 plus people who stopped by our boothat the ASSA conference. Your interest in our work is much appreciated.

01-Jan-96 1991 and 1995 questionnaires

The 1991 and 1995 questionnaires are available in PDF format.

08-Dec-95 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1968 Family file, reissued

The Public Release II of the 1968 Family file was reissued on 12/08/95. Details of these changes and the files affected are described below. Since changes were not made to data files, a new release number is not being used.

  • For the Public Release II 1968 Family dictionary files (SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS):
    1. New SAS and SPSS statements have been provided. The earlier ones provided incorrect variable locations for V173 and all subsequent variables; only the locations provided for V1 - V172 were correct in the earlier statements. The OSIRIS dictionary was correct as originally issued and has not been reissued.

Public Release II of the 1968-1992 Individual file, reissued

The Public Release II of the 1968-1992 Individual file was reissued on 12/08/95. Details of these changes and the files affected are described below. Since changes were not made to data files, a new release number is not being used.

08-Dec-95 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1979 Family file, reissued

The Public Release II of the 1979 Family file was reissued on 12/08/95. Details of these changes and the files affected are described below. Since changes were not made to data files, a new release number is not being used.

For the Public Release II 1979 Family dictionary files (SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS): A carriage return character has been added to the end of each record. The lack of a carriage return caused some systems to not properly recognize the end of a line.

01-Dec-95 Lycos Point Survey

The content, presentation and overall user experience of this site were reviewed by Lycos Point Survey. We have been rated as being one of the top 5% of web sites! More information about this survey here.

18-Oct-95 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1990, 1991 and 1992 Family files, reissued

Portions of the Public Release II version of the 1990, 1991 and 1992 Family files were reissued on 9/15/95. Details of these changes and the files affected are described below. Since changes were not made to data files, a new release number is not being used.

Family dictionary files (SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS): Titles updated

18-Oct-95 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1990, 1991 and 1992 Family files, reissued

Portions of the Public Release II version of the 1990, 1991 and 1992 Family files were reissued on 9/15/95. Details of these changes and the files affected are described below. Since changes were not made to data files, a new release number is not being used.



1) SPSS statements LRECL (logical record length) corrected
2) SAS & SPSS statements include missing data definitions

18-Oct-95 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1990, 1991 and 1992 Family files, reissued

Portions of the Public Release II version of the 1990, 1991 and 1992 Family files were reissued on 9/15/95. Details of these changes and the files affected are described below. Since changes were not made to data files, a new release number is not being used.

SPSS statements include missing data definitions.

18-Oct-95 PSID Individual Data by Years - Public Release II of the 1968-1992 Individual file, reissued

The Public Release II of the 1968-1992 Individual file was reissued on 10/19/95. It includes the following corrections.

  • The 1991 & 1992 COMPLETED EDUCATION variables (V30703 & V30748) were incomplete. They were missing Head & Wife/"Wife" data.
  • A carriage return character has been added to the end of each data record. The lack of a carriage return caused some systems to not recognize the end of a line.
  • V32700 has been added to the end of the file; it has values of 002 for all records. As a result of adding this variable, the logical record length of the file has changed from 1885 to 1888.

31-Aug-95 1985-1992 Childbirth and Adoption History files and the 1985-1992 Marriage History files

The 1985-1992 Childbirth and Adoption History files and the 1985-1992 Marriage History files are available. The format of the documentation files for the 1985-1992 Childbirth and Adoption History files and the 1985-1992 Marriage History files has been changed. The documentation is now available in WordPerfect 5.1 format; formerly it was provided in Microsoft's Rich Text Format.

17-Aug-95 PSID Individual Data by Years - Public Release I version of the 1968-1993 Individual file, reissued

The Public Release I version of the 1968-1993 Individual file, release 2, was issued on 8/17/95. It includes the following corrections.

  • For the Public Release I 1968-1993 Individual data file:
    1. For 1993 movers-in who were not the 1993 Head of the family, 1990, 1991, and 1992 INTERVIEW NUMBER (variables ER30642, ER30689 and ER30733) have been filled with the appropriate ID values; previously these cases had values of zero for these three variables.
    2. For 1993 movers-in, the variables labeled TYPE OF IND RECORD and WHY NONRESPONSE, coded annually for 1968-1991, have been filled with the correct values; previously these cases had values of zero for each pair of these variables.
    3. For 1993 movers-in, SEX OF INDIVIDUAL (variable ER32000) has been filled with valid data; previously these cases had values of zero, a wild code.
    4. Several record-level corrections have been made. These corrections have resulted in a decrease in the total number of records in the Public Release I 1968-1993 Individual file. The file now contains 53,017 records; previously it contained 53,022 records.
    5. The values for RELEASE NUMBER (variable ER30000) have been changed to 2; previously this variable contained values of 1.

16-Aug-95 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of the 1991 Family file, reissued

The Public Release II of the 1991 Family file was reissued on 8/16/95. It includes the following corrections.

  • For the Public Release II 1991 Family dictionary files (SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS):
    1. The label for V19001 has been changed to RELEASE NUMBER; previously it was STUDY NUMBER (714).
  • For the Public Release II 1991 Family data file:
    1. The values for V19001 have been changed to 002; previously they were 714.
    2. 1991 COMBINED FAMILY WEIGHT (variable V20245) has been recomputed.

Other final family-year files, reissued

Other final family-year files, release 2, were issued on 8/16/95.

They include the following files with these corrections.

  • For the 1979 Family dictionary files (SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS):
    1. The MD2 specification of zero was removed from V6786 (BKT AGE WIFE 1979) and V6788 (EDUCATION OF 1979 WIFE)
  • For the 1971 Family dictionary files (SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS):
    1. The label for V1801 has been changed to RELEASE NUMBER; previously it was STUDY 768 (WAVE 4).
  • For the 1971 Family data file:
    1. The values for V1801 have been changed to 002; previously they were 768.
    2. Wild codes have been removed from V1806 (COVERSHEET COLOR).
  • For the 1968 Family dictionary files (SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS):
    1. The label for V2 has been changed to 5 DIGIT ID (V3, V4 COMB); previously it was INTERVIEW NUMBER 68.
    2. The label for V3 has been changed to INTERVIEW NUMBER 68; previously it was FAMILY NUMBER 1:6-9.

16-Aug-95 PSID Main Family Data - PRI 1994 Family, PRI 1968-1994 Individual, PR II 1992 Family, PRII 1968-1992 Individual available.

  • The Public Release I version of the 1994 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1994 Individual files are available. The 1968-1994 Public Release I Individual files supersedes the 1968-1993 Public Release I Individual files.
  • The Public Release II version of the 1992 Family files and the Public Release II version of the 1968-1992 Individual files are available.
  • Corrections have been made to the 1991, 1979, 1971 and 1968 files. See Errata for details.
  • Reminder: The 1990 Telephone Health Care Cost Supplement and the 1990 Self-Administered Health Care Cost Supplement have been available since January.

16-Aug-95 PSID Individual Data by Years - PRI 1994 Family, PRI 1968-1994 Individual, PR II 1992 Family, PRII 1968-1992 Individual available.

  • The Public Release I version of the 1994 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1994 Individual files are available. The 1968-1994 Public Release I Individual files supersedes the 1968-1993 Public Release I Individual files.
  • The Public Release II version of the 1992 Family files and the Public Release II version of the 1968-1992 Individual files are available.
  • Corrections have been made to the 1991, 1979, 1971 and 1968 files. See Errata for details.
  • Reminder: The 1990 Telephone Health Care Cost Supplement and the 1990 Self-Administered Health Care Cost Supplement have been available since January.

16-Aug-95 PSID Individual Data by Years - PRI 1994 Family, PRI 1968-1994 Individual, PR II 1992 Family, PRII 1968-1992 Individual available.

  • The Public Release I version of the 1994 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1994 Individual files are available. The 1968-1994 Public Release I Individual files supersedes the 1968-1993 Public Release I Individual files.
  • The Public Release II version of the 1992 Family files and the Public Release II version of the 1968-1992 Individual files are available.
  • Corrections have been made to the 1991, 1979, 1971 and 1968 files. See Errata for details.
  • Reminder: The 1990 Telephone Health Care Cost Supplement and the 1990 Self-Administered Health Care Cost Supplement have been available since January.

16-Aug-95 PSID Main Family Data - PRI 1994 Family, PRI 1968-1994 Individual, PR II 1992 Family, PRII 1968-1992 Individual available.

  • The Public Release I version of the 1994 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1994 Individual files are available. The 1968-1994 Public Release I Individual files supersedes the 1968-1993 Public Release I Individual files.
  • The Public Release II version of the 1992 Family files and the Public Release II version of the 1968-1992 Individual files are available.
  • Corrections have been made to the 1991, 1979, 1971 and 1968 files. See Errata for details.
  • Reminder: The 1990 Telephone Health Care Cost Supplement and the 1990 Self-Administered Health Care Cost Supplement have been available since January.

25-Jul-95 1994 questionnaire

The 1994 questionnaire is available in PDF format.

16-Jun-95 PSID Main Family Data - PRI of 1993 Family, PRI of 1968-1993 Individual, and PRI of 1992 Family are available.

You must complete a registration process before accessing our data. Just return to our homepage, select "Registration and Dataset Information" and you will be guided to our datasets.

  • The Public Release I version of the 1993 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1993 Individual files are available.
  • The Public Release I version of the 1992 Family files are available.
  • The 1992 and 1993 questionnaires are available in PDF format.
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16-Jun-95 PSID Main Family Data - PRI of 1993 Family, PRI of 1968-1993 Individual, and PRI of 1992 Family are available.

You must complete a registration process before accessing our data. Just return to our homepage, select "Registration and Dataset Information" and you will be guided to our datasets.

  • The Public Release I version of the 1993 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1993 Individual files are available.
  • The Public Release I version of the 1992 Family files are available.
  • The 1992 and 1993 questionnaires are available in PDF format.
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16-Jun-95 PSID Individual Data by Years - PRI of 1993 Family, PRI of 1968-1993 Individual, and PRI of 1992 Family are available.

You must complete a registration process before accessing our data. Just return to our homepage, select "Registration and Dataset Information" and you will be guided to our datasets.

  • The Public Release I version of the 1993 Family files and the Public Release I version of the 1968-1993 Individual files are available.
  • The Public Release I version of the 1992 Family files are available.
  • The 1992 and 1993 questionnaires are available in PDF format.
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10-May-95 1985-1991 Childbirth and Adoption History and 1985-1991 Marriage History

The 1985-1991 Childbirth and Adoption History files and the 1985-1991 Marriage History files are available.

16-Mar-95 PSID Individual Data by Years - Public Release II of 1991 Family and Public Release II of 1968-1991 Individual files available

  • The Public Release II version of the 1991 Family files and the Public Release II version of the 1968-1991 Individual files are available.
  • The 1991 Parent Health Supplement files are available.

16-Mar-95 PSID Main Family Data - Public Release II of 1991 Family and Public Release II of 1968-1991 Individual files available

  • The Public Release II version of the 1991 Family files and the Public Release II version of the 1968-1991 Individual files are available.
  • The 1991 Parent Health Supplement files are available.

06-Feb-95 PSID Individual Data by Years - PRII of 1990 Family files and PRII of 1968-1990 Individual files are available.

  • The Public Release II version of the 1990 Family files and the Public Release II version to the 1968-1990 Individual files are available.
  • Dr Greg Duncan, our director, is leaving the PSID. We wish him well at Northwestern University.
  • Dr Sandra Hofferth and Dr Frank Stafford have joined us as our new Co-Directors. Sandy comes to us from the Urban Institute in Washington, DC and Frank from the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan.
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06-Feb-95 PSID Main Family Data - PRII of 1990 Family files and PRII of 1968-1990 Individual files are available.

  • The Public Release II version of the 1990 Family files and the Public Release II version to the 1968-1990 Individual files are available.
  • Dr Greg Duncan, our director, is leaving the PSID. We wish him well at Northwestern University.
  • Dr Sandra Hofferth and Dr Frank Stafford have joined us as our new Co-Directors. Sandy comes to us from the Urban Institute in Washington, DC and Frank from the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan.
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