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Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 1991 Full Panel Microdata File (ICPSR 2036)
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
This data collection contains basic demographic, social, and economic data for each member of interviewed households during the eight waves of the 1991 Panel of SIPP. Variables include age, sex, race, ethnic origin, marital status, household relationship, education, and veteran status. Limited data are provided on housing unit characteristics such as number of units in structure and tenure. Core questions, repeated at each interview, cover monthly labor force activity, types and amounts of monthly income, and participation in various cash and noncash benefit programs for each month of the survey period. Data for employed persons include number of hours and weeks worked, earnings, and weeks without a job. Nonworkers are classified as unemployed or not in the labor force. In addition to income data associated with labor force activity, nearly 50 other types of income data are provided. Several variables are included for use in identifying longitudinal households and persons in them and to aid in analysis.
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. SURVEY OF INCOME AND PROGRAM PARTICIPATION (SIPP) 1991 FULL PANEL MICRODATA FILE. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02036.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02036.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: demographic characteristics, economic conditions, families, financial assets, government programs, households, income, income distribution, labor force, participation, poverty programs, public assistance programs, unearned income, unemployment, wages and salaries, wealth, welfare services, working hours
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: The universe is the resident population of the United States, excluding persons living in institutions and military barracks.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) Although the record length is 12,600, the last 32 locations are blank. (2) The documentation is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
Sample: A multistage stratified sampling design was used. One-forth of the sample households were interviewed each month, and households were reinterviewed at four-month intervals. All persons at least 15 years old who were present as household members at the time of the first interview were included for the entire study, except those who joined the military, were institutionalized for the entire study period, or moved from the United States. Original household members who moved during the study period were followed to their new residences and interviewed there. New persons moving into households of members of the original sample also were included in the survey, but were not followed if they left the household of an original sample person.
Original ICPSR Release: 1997-10-08
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