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

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.