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This page contains early release files of Main and Supplemental Studies before they are released in their final edited form. If the table below is empty, all data have been released in their final form at this time.
Wellbeing and Daily Life
An early release of the 2016 PSID Wellbeing and Daily Life Supplement is now available. The supplement collected information on the wellbeing, personality, and cognitive ability of PSID household heads and spouses/partners ages 30 and older. The early file includes 8,303 respondents who completed the interview as of August 1st, 2016.
The ZIP file contains the data file, read-in statements to SAS, Stata, and SPSS, a Codebook, and User Guide. A Box and Arrow Questionnaire is also available on the
page of the PSID website.
A video tutorial providing an Introduction to the 2016 Wellbeing and Daily Life Supplement is available
PSID Housing, Mortgage Distress, Food Security and Wealth Data File
Early data collected from PSID families between March - December, 2015 on mortgage distress, housing, food security, wealth, and computer use have been released. The mortgage distress data were first collected in 2009 and contain information on foreclosure activity, falling behind in payments, mortgage modification, and expectations about mortgage payment difficulties in the coming 12 months. The data consist of a balanced panel of 8,262 families active in the PSID in both 2013 and 2015. The ZIP file contains 1 SAS data file and summary documentation including a box and arrow questionnaire. These data are preliminary, un-imputed, and some values will change for the final data release.
This project was supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
Transition into Adulthood Supplement
This data file represents the sixth wave of the Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS) which was introduced in 2005 to capture data on the developmental pathways and outcomes of children who participated in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Child Development Supplement (CDS) as they transitioned into young adulthood. This study fills a gap between detailed information about development up through adolescence, and detailed information on adulthood once PSID panel members assume the role of economic independence as heads and spouses in the main study. The module collects data on health and emotional well-being, time use, community involvement, self identity and perception, expectations for the future, family, peer, and romantic relationships, work, schooling, and more. The interview domains are coordinated with the CDS adolescent measures and the PSID employment and health measures, and additionally provide new questions unique to this developmental stage.
The ZIP file contains 1 SAS data set, text files containing contents and frequencies, and a copy of the box-and-arrow questionnaire. These files include all the information collected except for data about employment. These files are *preliminary* and values may change before final and complete files are released later. This data can be merged with the PSID 68-13 Individuals file using ID68+PN.
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