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Questionnaires & Supporting Documentation


Video Tutorials

Introduction to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Begin with an introduction to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.

CDS - Comparing the Original & Ongoing Studies
Walk-through the website's most useful resources and documentation.

Accessing and Downloading PSID Data
Learn how to navigate the data pages and download a data set from the Data Center.

PSID Sample Weights
An overview of PSID sample weights.

The Family Identification Mapping System
Learn to use FIMS to create pairs of relatives in the PSID.

Merging PSID Records Part I: Identify & Follow Individuals
Learn how to merge individuals across files and follow them over time.

Merging PSID Records Part II: Following Families Over Time
Understand how to define a PSID family and follow families over time.

Unit of Analysis: Main PSID
Learn about different units of analysis in the Main PSID.

Restricted Data in the PSID
An overview of PSID restricted data files, application process, and the Virtual Data Enclave.

Adding Dementia Screen to the PSID
Learn about the dementia screening questions added to the PSID in 2017.

Aging and Health Content in the PSID
Learn about health, wealth and other aging-related content in the PSID.

2014 Child Development Supplement
An overview of the ongoing CDS, the 2014 Child Development Supplement.

CDS - Comparing the Original & Ongoing Studies
A comparison of CDS I-III with CDS-2014 and beyond.

Childhood Restrospective Circumstances Study
An overview of the 2014 Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study (CRCS).

Disability and Use of Time (DUST)
View an introduction to PSID's Disability and Use of Time (DUST) supplements.

Intergenerational Transfers
View an introduction to the 2013 Family Rosters and Transfers module.

TAS - Comparing the Original & Ongoing Studies
A comparison of the Original and Ongoing TAS Supplements.

Wellbeing and Daily Life Supplement
An overview of the 2016 Wellbeing and Daily Life Supplement.


Technical Papers