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18-Apr-18 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - April 2018

Panel Study of Income Dynamics News
Newly updated data files are now available within the PSID Data Center and zip packages, as well as new online resources and upcoming events.

PSID 2005-2015 Updated Release - Individual File
The Individual-level data file has been updated in the Data Center and zip packages to include individual-level measures of income for eligible Other Family Unit Members (OFUMs). New types of individual-level income include: Total Labor, Asset, Taxable, and Transfer Income, and their sub-components.

New Online Resources
The Getting Started page is now available to help users navigate all of the data and resources the PSID has to offer, including our new YouTube channel. A new video tutorial, Unit of Analysis: Main PSID discusses how to structure data sets in several ways using Main PSID data files. The complete video tutorial series is available here.

Population Association of America - 2018 Annual Meeting
Please join us in celebrating 50 years of the PSID at PAA 2018 in Denver, Colorado from April 26-28, 2018. Visit us in our exhibit booth (#219), come to our Special Paper Session and New User Workshop, check out the presentations using PSID data, and attend our 50th Anniversary Reception.

PSID Annual User Conference - Call for Papers
The PSID Annual User Conference will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan from September 13-14, 2018. This conference focuses on Child Wellbeing and Outcomes in Childhood, Young Adulthood, and over the Lifecourse, with a focus on the CDS and PSID Supplemental Studies. Applications are due on June 4, 2018.

23-Jan-18 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - January 2018

(PSID - 2017) Early Release File
Housing, Mortgage Distress, Food Security and Wealth

Early data collected from PSID families between March - December, 2017 on mortgage distress, housing, food security, wealth, and computer use have been released.

The primary sponsors of this project are the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

Contents of Early Release File

The data consist of a balanced panel of 8,404 families active in the PSID in both 2015 and 2017. The ZIP file contains 1 SAS data file and summary documentation. These data are preliminary, un-imputed, and some values will change for the final data release.

Mortgage Distress

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. Of families with a first mortgage (36.4% in 2015 and 35.5% in 2017), 2.2% are behind on their mortgage payments in 2017, which has decreased from 3.6% of families in 2015.

Food Security

In 2017, 18.7% of families reported that often or sometimes the food they had just didn’t last and they didn’t have money to get more food, compared to 16.8% in 2015. And of these 18.7% of families, 52.7% of them remained in that category in 2017.

Student Loans

In 2017, 24.7% of families reported having student loans, as compared with 25.4% in 2015.