The PSID Mortality File contains information about all individuals in the PSID who are known to be
decedents from the beginning of the study through the most recently available wave of data collection. As described in the Introduction
to the Mortality Data User Guide, and as listed in the
Mortality Data Codebook, variables include the year in which PSID staff uncovered death
information, month/year of death, age at death, the states or countries in which the individual was born and died, and an accuracy indicator
for missing death date data. Beginning with the 2005 data release, additional variables are included that document the National Death Index (NDI)
matching process as well as complete cause of death information for those cases deemed to be a good match.
The Mortality File is designed to be linked to the publicly available individual and family PSID data files available through the PSID Data Center, and identifiers are compatible with these datasets.