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Please contact us at psidhelp@umich.edu with any questions, comments, or feedback. Please also send us your citations based on PSID publications you have authored.

Study Directors

Narayan Sastry is Co-Director of PSID, Director of the PSID Child Development Supplement, and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Sastry's research interests center on social and spatial dimensions of health, development, and well-being of children and adolescents. He is the Co-Director of the Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey and is the Director of the Displaced New Orleans Residents Survey.

Katherine McGonagle is Co-Director of PSID and Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Dr. McGonagle is a social psychologist with research interests in the areas of survey research methods, health, and well-being.

Paula Fomby is an external affiliate of PSID. She is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the relationship between family organization and child development in the context of social and economic inequality.

Numerous other principal investigators and co-investigators at PSID, the University of Michigan, and elsewhere have been involved in CDS and TAS in the years since its inception, including Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Pam Davis-Kean, Greg Duncan, Jacquelynne Eccles, Martha Hill, Sandra Hofferth, Robert Schoeni, Frank Stafford, and Jean Yeung.

Funding History

The PSID Child Development has been funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) since its inception. The three waves of the original CDS were funded primarily through NICHD Grant R01 HD033474 between 1996 and 2011 under Principal Investigators Sandra Hofferth (1996–2001), Frank Stafford (2001–2008), and Narayan Sastry (2008–2011). Funding for the original CDS was also provided through NICHD Grant R01 HD044027 under Principal Investigator Frank Stafford. Funding for the third wave of the original CDS and for the ongoing waves of CDS from 2014 onwards were funded through NICHD Grant R01 HD052646 under Principal Investigators Frank Stafford (2007–2009) and Narayan Sastry (2009–Present). Additional funding for CDS has been provided by the Economic Research Service and the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

The PSID Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS) has also been funded by NICHD since its inception. Initially funding came from the same grants that funded CDS. From 2009 to the present, TAS was funded by NICHD Grants R01 HD059779, R01 HD072493, and P01 HD087155, under Principal Investigator Narayan Sastry.

Citation and Acknowledgement

Please cite the data and acknowledge our funding source in all publications using the data.

Citation: Child Development Supplement and/or Transition into Adulthood Supplement, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, public use dataset [restricted use data, if appropriate]. Produced and distributed by the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (year data were downloaded).

Acknowledgement: The collection of data used in this study was partly supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development under grant number R01 HD052646 (CDS) and/or grant number P01 HD087155 (TAS).

PubMed Central reference number (PMCID): We request that all journal articles based on analysis of CDS or TAS data obtain a PubMed Central reference number (PMCID). Journal articles must be submitted to PubMed Central to receive a PMCID. The method of PubMed Central submission and Investigator responsibility for submission depend on the journal and its publisher. Some journals automatically submit published articles to PubMed Central: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process_journals.htm . Some journal publishers may submit the articles to PubMed Central automatically or upon request by the author: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/select_deposit_publishers.htm#b. If neither the journal nor the journal publisher will submit the article to PubMed Central, the Investigator will be responsible for the submission. For detailed instructions on the process of submitting a journal article to PubMed Central, please see the NIH website: http://publicaccess.nih.gov/submit_process.htm.

Project Background

The following articles provide useful background on CDS and TAS and their contributions.

Hofferth, Sandra L., Bickham, David S., Brooks-Gunn, Jeanne, Davis-Kean, Pamela E., and Yeung, Wei-Jun Jean. Contributions of Research Based on the PSID Child Development Supplement . The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 2018. 680, (1): 97-131. PMCID: PMC6550474

McGonagle, Katherine A. and Sastry, Narayan. Cohort Profile: The Panel Study of Income Dynamics’ Child Development Supplement and Transition into Adulthood Study . International Journal of Epidemiology. 2015. 44, (2): 415-422. PMCID: PMC4553706