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 12 waves of the 1996 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, tenure, access, and complete kitchen facilities. 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. Core data also include post-secondary school attendance, public or private subsidized rental housing, low-income energy assistance, and school breakfast and lunch participation. 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) 1996 PANEL, LONGITUDINAL FILES. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 2002. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03668.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03668.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: The resident population of the United States, excluding persons living in institutions and military barracks.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
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Sample: A multistage stratified sampling design was used. One-fourth 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: 2003-08-27
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