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15-Jun-22 Panel Study of Income Dynamics News - June 2022

CDS-2019 Final Release Data
Final release data from CDS-2019 are now available in the PSID Data Center, the CDS-TAS Data Center, and zip packages. CDS-2019 contains information on 4,629 children and their 2,616 Primary Caregivers (PCGs). Public files include the PCG-Household file, PCG-Child file, Child file, Child Assessments file, Time Diary files, Demographics file, Household Roster file, and Cumulative Identification Map.

CDS-2019 Restricted Data
Final release of CDS-2019 restricted data files are now available under restricted contract in the PSID Virtual Data Enclave. The updated files include IPEDS School Identifiers and Detailed Racial and Ethnic Identity. Information about how to apply for the restricted data is available here.

CDS-2019 Sensitive Data
Final release of CDS-2019 Child Reports of Sensitive Information are now available through a new application process that will provide access to these data outside the Virtual Data Enclave. More information about how to apply for the new CDS-2019 sensitive data is available here. Child Reports of Sensitive Information from CDS-2014 are now available as public use data.

CDS-2020 Final Release Data
Final release data from CDS-2020 are now available in the PSID Data Center, the CDS-TAS Data Center, and zip packages. CDS-2020 followed up with 1,997 children and 1,153 PCGs who completed CDS-2019 to obtain information on how the COVID-19 pandemic affected their lives. Public files include the PCG-Household file, PCG-Child file, Time Diary files, CDS-2019 Demographics and Household Roster files, and Cumulative Identification Map.

Updated PSID Geocode Data
An updated geocoding procedure now prioritizes physical residential address, using postal mail address only as a backup. The updated Geocode file is available under restricted data contract in the Virtual Data Enclave. An archived version of the Geocode file based on the previous geocoding procedure is available in the enclave for comparison.

04-Apr-22 PSID at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting


#PSIDatPAA
Support your PSID colleagues at the annual meeting of the Population Association of America from April 6th-9th, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Attend the #PSIDdata paper and poster presentations listed here and tweet @umpsid to publicize your presentation.

PSID Workshop April 6th, 2022
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics Workshop for New and Prospective Users will take place virtually on April 6th, 2022 from 1:00-5:00pm (EST). We will detail the genealogical, longitudinal design of the PSID, and demostrate the structure of publicly available data files. See agenda here.

Virtual Exhibit Booth
Visit our virtual exhibit booth to learn about the PSID, find the schedule of paper and poster presentations at #PAA2022, and join our virtual exhibit booth hours on zoom to get your PSID questions answered. We look forward to seeing you there!

11-Feb-22 PSID-2021 Early Release File

Housing, Mortgage Distress, Food Security, Wealth, and COVID-19
Early release data collected from PSID families between March-December, 2021 on mortgage distress, housing, food security, wealth, & COVID-19 have been released.

Contents of Early Release File
The data consist of a balanced panel of 8,468 families active in the PSID in both 2019 and 2021. 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, this series obtains information on foreclosure, falling behind on payments, mortgage modification, and expectations about payment difficulties. Of the 32.3% of 2021 families with a first mortgage, 3.5% are behind on mortgage payments, up from 1.7% in 2019 and 2.2% in 2017.

Food Security
The USDA-ERS Household Food Security Survey Module was collected from 1999-2003, and again starting in 2015. In 2021, 18.3% 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 risen from 15.5% in 2019.

COVID-19 Pandemic and Health
COVID-19 Pandemic and Health PSID asked families how their health has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 31.3% of reference persons who talked to a health care professional about whether they had COVID-19, 38.2% were told they ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ had COVID-19, and 8.9% of those were hospitalized.

COVID-19 Pandemic Financial Impact
PSID families were also asked about how they were financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 22.9% of families who reported financial difficulties, 94.5% said they cut back on spending and 32.5% used food banks or community emergency support.