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2008 - American Sociological Association Annual Meeting Words: 328 words || 
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1. McGonagle, Kate. "10. Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Sheraton Boston and the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA, <Not Available>. 2019-09-16 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p273573_index.html>
Publication Type: Poster
Abstract: The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) is the worldÂ’s longest running nationally representative household panel survey. With data collected 1968-2007 on the same families and their descendents, the PSID is a cornerstone of the data infrastructure for empirically-based social science research. The long panel, genealogical blood-line, and broad content of the data represent a unique and powerful opportunity to study evolution and change within the same families over a considerable time span. The PSID now contains 40 years of prospective life histories of families with respondents who have become parents, grandparents and now great-grandparents, as well as over 5,500 respondents who have died since the survey began. These data are being used to support increasingly complex models of outcomes for individuals over the life cycle, for relatives within the same generation of a given family (e.g. sibling models), and for individuals across multiple generations of the same family (e.g. parent-adult child models). Data on employment, income, wealth, health, housing, and food expenditures, transfer income, and marital and fertility behavior have been collected annually since 1968. Recent additions include questions on mental health, an expansion of expenditure questions, and a supplement on philanthropic giving. From 5,000 families in 1968, the study as grown to include over 8,400 families and more than 65,000 individuals as of 2007. In recent years, the value of the PSID has been further extended through matching PSID respondents to Census geocodes, permitting the addition of valuable neighborhood characteristics to individual files. PSID data can be used to study the full life course. With rich information collected over many waves on health, retirement, and pensions, and nearly 5,000 individuals aged 50 and older, the data support the study of aging. All waves of PSID data and documentation are freely available to Internet users worldwide by accessing the website: http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/. This newly upgraded PSID Data Center is a user-friendly interface that allows the easy creation of customized data files and codebooks in a variety of formats.


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