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The PSID Child Development Supplement (CDS) and Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS) have supported research on the health, development, and well-being of children and young adults in the United States since 1997. These longitudinal studies, are embedded in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, the world’s longest-running multigenerational family panel study. This page provides an overview of the CDS-TAS Data Center to make getting started easy.

Getting to Know CDS and TAS


If you are completely new to the PSID Child Development Supplement or Transition into Adulthood Supplement, here are a few things you might want to do before accessing the data:

  • Watch our video introduction to the CDS-TAS Data Center (video forthcoming)
  • Watch our video overview series for a description of the current CDS study design , a comparison of the original and ongoing CDS , and a description of the original and ongoing design of TAS
  • Review the introductions to the CDS I-III, CDS-2014, and TAS user guides for an overview of each study and updates on recent changes and innovations.
  • Become a registered user at the Registration page. Registration is required to download CDS or TAS data. Receive email announcements and news as a registered user.

CDS and TAS Study Design


Visit the Study Design page for an overview of CDS and TAS samples and study contents over time and the research designs these studies enable.

CDS and TAS in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics


CDS and TAS are embedded in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), the world’s longest-running household panel study. Learn more about PSID through this introductory video.

The CDS-TAS Data Center provides a curated subset of variables from the PSID main interview that relate to key topics of interest for many researchers and that cover the years since CDS and TAS participants were born.

See the PSID Codebook for CDS-TAS Data Center Users here.

Follow CDS and TAS


Visit the News page to learn about upcoming training events, exhibits, user conferences, and funding opportunities. Find the latest CDS and TAS publications in our online bibliography, and stay up to date with CDS and TAS on Twitter (@umpsid).

Using Data from CDS and TAS


Review the Documentation

User Guides and codebooks from every wave of CDS and TAS and the PSID Codebook for CDS-TAS Data Center Users are available on the Documentation page.

Create a CDS or TAS Data Extract in the Data Center

Select variables from CDS, TAS, and PSID from the CDS-TAS Data Center to include in a data extract.

Find more information in Additional Files

Download packaged files containing the complete contents of CDS and TAS data files from each wave. Learn more about restricted data, and access early-release versions of the most recent data collections.