The Panel Study of Income Dynamics: A User's Guide

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics: A User's Guide

by Martha S. Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803946090

ISBN-13: 9780803946095

Pub. Date: 10/29/1991

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Income, employment, family composition, health and retirement - are all topics on which the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) has annually gathered information from more than 4,800 US households. Hill sets out to make this wealth of data more accessible to researchers by reviewing key analysis issues and identifying key variables for the user. Several detailed

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Income, employment, family composition, health and retirement - are all topics on which the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) has annually gathered information from more than 4,800 US households. Hill sets out to make this wealth of data more accessible to researchers by reviewing key analysis issues and identifying key variables for the user. Several detailed analysis examples show how to make use of the PSID to estimate earnings regressions, changes in women's income following divorce and the correlation between parents' income and a child's adult income, as well as to create a longitudinal poverty measure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803946095
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/29/1991
Series:
Guides to Major Social Science Data Bases Series, #2
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Introductionix
Forewordxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
1.Introduction1
Monograph Purpose and Content1
Overview of the PSID2
Origin of the PSID4
Administration and Funding5
Illustrative Uses of the PSID5
2.Study Design7
Overall Design7
Sample Design8
Sample Frame8
Latino Supplemental Sample10
Tracking Rules10
3.Field Procedures11
Data Collection11
Interviewer Hiring and Training12
Monitoring13
Assignment of Interviewers to Respondents13
Maximizing Response Rates14
4.Data Preparation15
Coding and Cleaning15
Precoding Editing15
Coding16
Postcoding Cleaning17
Computer-Generated Variables17
Missing-Data Conventions18
Construction of Weights19
The 1968 Weights19
Adjustments to the Sampling Rates and Family Weights Since 196821
Adjustments to Individual Weights Since 196823
Nonsample Individuals24
5.Data Quality25
Response Rates25
Unicon Study26
Lillard-Waite Study of Marital Histories26
Curtin, Juster, and Morgan Study of Wealth27
Other Evidence on Representativeness28
Validation Study29
"Seam" Transitions30
6.Content32
Topics32
Core Content33
Intermittent Content33
Types of Variables35
Family-Level Variables35
Individual-Level Variables39
7.Data Files40
Main Data Files41
Types of Main Data Files41
Basic Structure of Main PSID Files45
Special Public-Release Files47
Demographic History Files47
Work-History File49
Relationship File49
1988 Time and Money Transfers File49
1990 Health Supplement50
Special Restricted Files50
PSID-Geocode and Census-Extract Files50
Death Index Information51
Documentation51
8.Data Analysis53
Key Analysis Issues53
Unit of Analysis54
Family Composition Change55
Construction of Variables57
Data Quality Issues58
Weighting the Data60
Sampling Errors and Design Effects62
Split-Sample Hypothesis Testing68
Key Variables68
Which Files for What Analysis?70
Data Analysis Examples73
Example 1Single-Year Cross-Sectional Regression74
Example 2Multiyear Pooled Cross-Sectional Regression76
Example 3Longitudinal Measure of Poverty78
Example 4Longitudinal Estimate of Change in Income79
Example 5Intergenerational Income Correlation81
9.Getting Started83
Ordering Data Files and Documentation83
Public-Release Files83
Special Restricted Files84
User Guide84
Bibliography and User Survey85
Staff Assistance86
References87
About the Author89

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