Occasionally, PSID creates supplemental data that includes many interesting calculated variables. Most of these data are also available in the Data Center.



Rosters and Transfers Data: 2013

The 2013 wave of the PSID includes a new Family Roster and Transfer Module that collected data on the living parents and adult children (over age 18) of respondents and their spouses/partners. These data for family members include age, educational attainment, marital/partner status, and number of children, as well as respondent reports of any recent or long-term transfers of time and money to and from them. The data consist of 9107 families participating in PSID in 2013. There are two sets of files, one at the Family Level and one at the Parent/Child level. The ZIP file contains both data files plus SAS, SPSS and Stata statements as well as complete codebooks. These data are preliminary and values may change. The family level file was re-released in September 2014 to provide users one additional key variable RT13V2B Sex of Head the rest of the data remains unchanged.



Housing, Mortgage Distress, and Wealth Data : 2013

Early data collected from PSID families between March - December, 2013 on mortgage distress, housing, wealth, and computer use. 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 8,315 families active in the PSID in both 2011 and 2013. The ZIP file contains 1 SAS data file and a box and arrow questionnaire. These data are preliminary and values may change before final data are released.



Housing, Mortgage Distress, and Wealth Data : 2011

These data are now available in the Data Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx.


Truncated Urban/Rural (Beale Code): 1985-2011

The purpose of this zip file is to provide a public release version of the Urban/Rural (Beale Code) that is accessible only via a restricted use contract. This truncated version collapses the two rural categories of the restricted Beale code variable (value 9 and 10) into one rural category while retaining the remaining distinctions.This zip file contains truncated Beale codes for the 1985-2011 waves. As we make other corrections to Family Files, truncated Beale codes will be added as a part of any future re-release and will then be available through the datacenter. The data consist of 166,415 records, one record for each family participating in the PSID from 1985-2011. The ZIP file contains a data file plus SAS, SPSS and Stata statements as well as a codebook.



Residential Moves Detail Files: 2003-2009

This zip contains raw, unprocessed data extracted from the Event History Calendar portion of the PSID instrument from the years 2003 through 2009 in a SAS Format. These files provide the start and end dates for residential location as collected in Section A for each of the waves of PSID from 2003-2009. Because these are unprocessed data, only limited user help is available. Moreover, the user should be aware of the fact that respondents may report inconsistent information in different waves.



PSID Consumption Expenditure Data: 1999-2009

The purpose of the PSID Consumption Expenditure Data Files is to provide summary consumption expenditure data for families in the 1999-2009 Family Data Files. The summary variables were calculated from responses to the consumption questions collected throughout the Family Interviews.

The ZIP file contains an ASCII data file, associated SAS, SPSS, and STATA data definition statements, a PDF codebook and a SAS programming file for each year, 1999-2009. A user guide for 1999-2009 is also included.



Disability and Use of Time (DUST) : 2009

The final release of the 2009 Disability and Use of Time (DUST) research file is now available. The purpose of DUST was to collect information from older couples in PSID families about disability, time use, and well being. PSID heads and wives were each interviewed twice about two randomly selected days -- one week day and one weekend day. Information was obtained using time diaries about what respondents did, where they were, who did the activities with them, who else was there, how they felt, and (for household and care-related activities) for whom the activity was carried out. Diaries also include more detailed measures of well-being for 3 randomly selected activities per diary. The first interview also included in-depth questions about the respondent's health, functioning, well-being, and stylized time use/participation measures.

The ZIP file contains 4 sets of data files and setups for reading them, 4 PDF codebooks, 2 box and arrow questionnaire documents, and a detailed User's Guide.

This project was supported by a program project grant from the National Institute on Aging, 5P01AG029409.




Housing, Mortgage Distress, and Wealth Data (release 2): 2009

These data are now available in the Data Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx.



Social Security Income Type: 1994-2007

The file contains information on head’s and wives’ social security income type for 1994-2007 survey years (question G33: "First let me ask about Social Security. Was that disability, retirement, survivor's benefits, or what?"). The data set includes four variables. For further informations, please see data file and documentation below.



Wealth Files: 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007

Grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) have made possible the collection of wealth data for the PSID in 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

The ZIP files contain ASCII data and SAS, SPSS and STATA statements and full documentation file in PDF format.


Note: also available in the Data Center

Short-Term Co-Resident: 2003

The 2003 Short-Term Co-Resident file is now available. The purpose of the co-resident question series was to collect information on individuals who moved in and out of a Panel Family between the 2001 and 2003 interviewing waves. Information collected about these between-wave co-residents include their move in and out dates and their relationship to the Head of their associated families.

Documentation: Intro | Codebook | Univariates

The ZIP file contains an ASCII data file, associated SAS, SPSS, and STATA data definition statements, a PDF codebook and intro and an ASCII readme file. STC03.zip 62K (02/20/2007)



T-2 Family Income Files: 2003 and 2005

These data are now available in the Data Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx


T-2 Individual Income Files: 1999 and 2001

These data are now available in the Data Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx


Family 'Income Plus' Files: 1994-2001

Note: Also available in the Data Center
Note: Income Plus 2003 data are available in the main family data files.




Hours of Work and Wages File: 1994-2001

Note: Also available in the Data Center
Note:Work Hours and Wages 2003 data are available in the main family data files.


Historically (prior to the 1993 survey), the hourly wage calculation was accomplished substantially by preprocess editing of paper questionnaires - making case by case judgment easier. Here we calculated such variables by extensive programming code and then, ex post, applied judgmental hand editing to the remaining 'problem' cases.

Readme

Each of the following ZIP files contains four files: an ASCII data file; SAS and SPSS data definition statements and a readme file in ASCII format.



Family Food Security Status Data: 1999

Note: Also available in the Data Center

The 1999 Family Food Security Status Data File is now available. It contains summary food security status information for families in the PSID 1999 Family Data File, calculated from responses to 18 questions in the U.S. Food Security Survey Module. Two sets of food security variables are included: one set is based on the Household Food Security Scale, and the other (for families with children) is based on the Children’s Food Security Scale.  The data may be downloaded from the main data center or as a zip file.


Family Composition Change Variable: 1994-1999

These data are now available in the Data Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx



Calendar Methods Study: 1998



Families Sharing Housing Unit Variables: 1994-1997

These data are now available in the Data Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx



Location Variables: 1994-1997

These data are now available in the Data Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx



Estimating Risk Tolerance: 1996

In questions M1-M5, employed respondents are asked how willing they are to take jobs with different income prospects.


  • Documentation
  • The ZIP file contains an ASCII data file, associated SAS and SPSS data definition statements, a documentation file and a README file.
    rt.zip 29KB (11/6/97)


Active Saving Files: 1984-1989 and 1989-1994

Note: Also available in the Data Center

  • Documentation
  • The ZIP file contains two ASCII data files, associated SAS and SPSS data definition statements, ASCII codebooks and a readme file.
    actsav.zip 103KB (7/8/98)


Health Care Burden File: 1993

The 1993 Health Care Burden (HCB) file contains the detailed information collected in the 1993 PSID interview concerning health events of the elderly and their (primarily financial) burden on immediate and extended families. The file contains one record for each older Head, Wife/"Wife", other family unit member and parent of Head or Wife/"Wife". The purpose of the HCB supplements is to help provide a better understanding about the impact of these events on the families of the elderly. These supplements were funded by the National Institute for Aging.


  • The ZIP file contains an ASCII data file, associated SAS and SPSS data definition statements and a documentation and codebook file in ASCII format.
    93hcb.zip 174 KB (2/20/97)


OFUM Income Detail File: 1993

Beginning in 1993, the main family and individual files include somewhat less income detail about individuals who are not current Heads, Wives and long-term female co-habitors than was the past custom. Unlike the 1992 and earlier family files, the 1993 family file does not include separate taxable amounts for up to five earners, although the sum of all Other Family Unit Members' (OFUMs') taxable income is still present. The portion of the main individual file that contains 1993 data has three income variables: one for labor income, one for asset income, and one for total transfer income of each person. It does not contain the type variables for taxable and transfer incomes reported in 1993.

These dearths are more than compensated for with the 1993 OFUM Income Detail File. For each OFUM, it contains separate sets of variables for labor income from up to four jobs; two types of asset income, interest and other assets; and the eleven types of transfer income recognized by the PSID.



Parent Health Supplement: 1991

The supplement was conducted with a grant from the National Institute on Aging through the Rand Corporation.

In 1991, the PSID asked an extensive questionnaire supplement about parents of Head and Wife/"Wife". Because of the supplement's length, it is available as a separate data file. The PHS data structure includes one record for each 1991 Head or Wife/"Wife" who had an eligible parent and who consented to the supplement. Thus, if a consenting Head and Wife/"Wife" each had eligible parents, two records exist on the supplemental file-- one for each pair of parents.

The supplement focused on circumstances and events at the time when a parent was no longer able to care for him or herself. To be eligible, at least one parent had to be living and age 70 or more by May 31, 1991 or deceased no earlier than 1980 and age 70 or more at death. Since screening all Heads and Wives/"Wives" to determine whether parents qualified for the supplement would have been lengthy and wasteful of precious interviewing time, PSID data from the 1988 Time and Money Help Supplement, which asked, among many other things, about age and sentience of parents, was used to "pre-qualify" them.

The ZIP file contains an ASCII data file, associated SAS and SPSS data definition statements, an OSIRIS dictionary and a documentation file in ASCII format with page breaks.



Telephone Health and Self Administered Questionnaire Supplement: 1990

As part of the 1990 interviewing effort, funds were granted to Lee Lillard of the Rand Corporation by the National Institute on Aging to supplement the PSID with data about older panel members in the core (but not Latino) sample. Two supplemental data files were produced.

1990 Self-Administered Questionnaire (90SAQ)

Each 1990 Head and Wife/"Wife" age 50 or older was mailed a self- administered questionnaire. The PSID had 3,276 core sample Heads and Wives/"Wives" in 1990 who were age 50 or older. We received 2,429 codeable questionnaires for a response rate of 74.4%. The data file has one record per responding person.

The questions asked about the respondent's health, health care coverage, long term care coverage, and asked permission for the PSID to obtain Medicare claims information from the Health Care Financing Administration.

The ZIP file contains an ASCII data file, associated SAS and SPSS data definition statements, an OSIRIS dictionary and a documentation file in WordPerfect format.



1990 Telephone Health Care Cost Questionnaire (90THQ)

The 1990 telephone health questionnaire for Heads and Wives/"Wives" age 65 or older was administered by the interviewer at the time of the main interview and was returned along with the main questionnaire. The PSID sample for 1990 included 1,194 core families with Heads and/ or Wives/"Wives" who were age 65 or older. Of these 1,194 eligible families, we failed to obtain the supplement for only 16 of them; thus the total number of families receiving the supplement was 1,178. The data file has one record per eligible family.

The questions in this supplement covered detailed health care costs for eligible Heads and Wives/"Wives". The data include separate cost and payment source information associated with every hospitalization or nursing home stay for each age-eligible Head or Wife/"Wife" during the twelve months prior to the 1990 interview. Similar cost and payment data about outpatient surgery, other office visits, oral surgery, prescription medication, eyeglasses and hearing aids, and professional and nonprofessional home care were also collected for each eligible Head and/or Wife/"Wife". Some collective questions were included about help with domestic duties, both paid and unpaid; help with financial planning; and cash and non-cash gifts.

The ZIP file contains an ASCII data file, associated SAS and SPSS data definition statements, an OSIRIS dictionary and a documentation file in ASCII format with page breaks.



If you have used this file, please see the Data Errata.


Time and Money Transfer File: 1988

The 1988 Time and Money Transfer has been reprocessed so that it may be merged with the latest version of the Cross Year Individual File. Person Numbers on the 1988 file have been updated to reflect the latest version of our Individuals.

The zip contains standard codebook documentation and introductory text in an updated pdf format. The data is now delivered in our standard ASCII (.txt) format along with our suite of statements to read the data (SAS, SPSS and Stata)



Relationship File: 1968-1985

The 1968-1985 Relationship file contains information about the relationship, on a pair-wise basis, of all individuals who were ever part of, or derived from, the same original 1968 household. Each record on the file contains variables indicating relationship of a pair of individuals in each of the eighteen years 1968-1985. Typically, the analyst will wish to merge additional information about the persons and their families from the PSID's 1968-1985 cross-year individual file, provided with the Relationship file, and the 1968 to 1985 family files.

The ZIP file contains two ASCII data files, associated SAS, SPSS and OSIRIS data definition statements, RTF codebooks and an ASCII readme file.



Retrospective Occupation-Industry: 1968-1980

These data are now available in the Data Center: http://simba.isr.umich.edu/default.aspx