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PSID staff has created videos as a tool for training interviewers. The content, in these videos may also be useful to users of the data, providing an introduction to the survey as well as an overview of study terminology and different sections of the instrument.


PSID History
(5:47 minutes)
 
PSID Overview
(17:09 minutes)
 
Basic Concepts
 
Sample membership and management
(14:43 minutes) *
 
Family units and housing units
(12:48 minutes)
 
Coding relationships
(15:53 minutes)
Family changes 1
(16:06 minutes)
 
Family changes 2
(12:01 minutes)
 
Questionnaire Sections
 
Section A: Housing
(8:02 minutes)
Section P: Pensions
(8:31 minutes)
 
Section BCDE: Employment
(15:17 minutes)
Section H: Health and healthcare costs
(7:10 minutes)
 
Event history calendar
(13:26 minutes)
Section J: Marriage and children
(4:44 minutes)
 
Section F: Food, vehicles, and other expenses
(4:55 minutes)
Section KL: Background of new head and wife/"wife"
(4:18 minutes)
 
Section G: Income
(14:16 minutes)
Section M: Philanthropy
(3:36 minutes)
 
Section W: Wealth
(7:10 minutes)

* The 7 digit Sample-ID mentioned in the training video is only used during data collection and is not on our release files. Instead, data users should use 68ID (ER30001) in conjunction with Person Number (ER30002) to identify each individual.