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19-May-20 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - May 2020

PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement 2017 - (TAS-2017) Updated Final Release
TAS-2017 collected data from 2,526 young adults aged 18-28 years in PSID families. The final release, version 2 of the TAS-2017 data file, is now available in the PSID Data Center. A User Guide, Questionnaire, Codebook, and Video Tutorial are also available. A new sample weight has been added to this version of the TAS-2017 data file. The "Weight for Participants Prior CDS/TAS" (TA171989) is a panel weight that can be used to analyze the cohort of Respondents who participated in TAS 2017 and a prior wave of CDS.

12-May-20 The PSID User Conference 2020 is Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 disease outbreak, PSID will be unable to hold the 2020 User Conference.

We are suspending the Call for Papers. Plans for the 2021 User Conference will be forthcoming.

09-Mar-20 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - March 2020

Call for Papers: PSID User Conference 2020
10–11 September 2020
This conference will provide new and experienced researchers with a forum to present preliminary results and to obtain comments and feedback from experienced PSID data users and PSID study staff.

Submissions are welcome on any topic, from researchers in any field, that use data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics or its supplements.

A total of 20 to 25 papers will be accepted for the conference, either for presentation or as posters.

Call for papers: psid.org/CallForPapers
Submissions: psid.org/Conference
Submission deadline: 1 June 2020

Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Research Using Data from CDS and TAS
PSID announces a small grant competition that will fund 8 to 12 grants in the range of $8,000–$12,000 each to conduct research with data from the PSID Child Development Supplement (CDS) and/or the PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS). Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at the 2021 PSID User Conference, tentatively scheduled for 16–17 September 2021.

The goals of this competition are to encourage scholars to use CDS or TAS data to generate scientific and policy-relevant findings and to facilitate future research and collaborations including proposal submissions to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Call for papers: psid.org/CallForProposals
Submissions: psid.org/SmallGrant
Submission deadline: 15 April 2020

23-Jan-20 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - January 2020

PSID–2019, Wave 41 Early Release File
Housing, Mortgage Distress, Food Security and Wealth
Early release data collected from PSID families between March-December, 2019 on mortgage distress, housing, food security, wealth, & computer use have been released.

Contents of Early Release File
The data consist of a balanced panel of 8,412 families active in the PSID in both 2017 and 2019. 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
Since 2009, these questions obtain information on foreclosure, falling behind on payments, mortgage modification, and expectations about payment difficulties. Of the 35.8% of 2019 families with a first mortgage, 1.7% are behind on mortgage payments, down from 2.2% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2015.

Food Security
The USDA-ERS Household Food Security Survey Module was collected from 1999-2003, and again starting in 2015. In 2019, 15.5% of families reported that ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’ the food they had just didn’t last and they did not have money to get more food, which has fallen from 16.8% in 2017.

Federal Government Shutdown
PSID asked families if they were impacted by the Federal Government Shutdown that occurred from December 2018-January 2019. Of the 3.5% of families who reported financial impact, 77.3% said they cut back on spending and 33.3% used food banks or community emergency support.

1968-2017 Family Composition File - Early Release
The Family Composition File describes the relatedness and coresidence of PSID sample children’s biological, adoptive, step- and social parents and siblings from first observation to age 18. The file is intended to document family structure stability and change over the early life course.

The Family Composition File project is sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.