National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Series

Investigator(s): Hofferth, Sandra, Frank P. Stafford, Wei-Jun J. Yeung, Greg J. Duncan, Martha S. Hill, James Lepkowski, and James N. Morgan

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) series was begun in 1968 to fill the need for a better understanding of the determinants of family income and its changes. Its main sponsors are the National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Aging. The PSID is a longitudinal survey of a representative sample of United States individuals and the families in which they reside. The data were collected annually through 1997, and biennially starting in 1999. ICPSR's holdings consist of three separate PSID data collections. The core data files contain the full span of information collected over the course of the study. The data provide information on economic status, economic behavior, demographics, and attitudes. The investigators hoped to discover whether most short-term changes in economic status are due to forces outside the family or if they can be traced to something in the individual's own background or in the pattern of his or her thinking and behavior. The data are intended to shed light on what causes family income to rise above or fall below the poverty line. PSID data can be used for cross-sectional, longitudinal, and intergenerational analysis and for studying both individuals and families. ICPSR captures the data only periodically and the most current data are on the at the PSID Web site.

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2014
Rossi, Maurizio, Scappini, Ettore . Church attendance, problems of measurement, and interpreting indicators: a study of religious practice in the united states, 1975-2010. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 53, (2), 249-267.
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2013
Goldhaber-Fiebert, Jeremy D.,  Rubinfeld, Rachel E.,  Bhattacharya, Jay,  Robinson, Thomas N.,  Wise, Paul H. The utility of childhood and adolescent obesity assessment in relation to adult health. Medical Decision Making. 33, (2), 163-175.
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2012
2010
Heathcote, Jonathan,  Perri, Fabrizio,  Violante, Giovanni L. Unequal we stand: An empirical analysis of economic inequality in the United States, 1967-2006. Review of Economic Dynamics. 13, (1), 15-51.
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2010
Li, Geng,  Schoeni, Robert F.,  Danziger, Sheldon,  Charles, Kerwin Kofi . New expenditure data in the PSID: Comparisons with the CE. Monthly Labor Review. 133, (2), 29-39.
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2010
Vartanian, Thomas P.,  Houser, Linda . The Effects of Childhood Neighborhood Conditions on Self-reports of Adult Health. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 51, (3), 291-306.
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2010
Wu, Yanyuan . The Economic Well-being of the Elderly and Public Policy. University of Chicago.
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2009
Gelber, Alexander M.,  Mitchell, Joshua W. Taxes and Time Allocation: Evidence from Single Women. NBER Working Paper Series. 15583, Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research.
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2009
Ono, Hiromi . Husbands' and wives' education and divorce in the United States and Japan, 1946-2000. Journal of Family History. 34, (3), 292-322.
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2009
Pais, Jeremy,  South, Scott J.,  Crowder, Kyle . White flight revisited: A multiethnic perspective on neighborhood out-migration . Population Research and Policy Review. 28, (3), 321-346.
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