Category archives for CPS

2016 CEPR CPS ORG Extract data updated

Version 2.2.1 of the CEPR CPS ORG program files for 1979-2016 has been released with one minor change: a new variable (hourslwm) has been added. Download the data or view the programs files for changes to the final extracts. CEPR CPS Basic Monthly program files for 1994-2016 have also been updated and […]

2014 CEPR CPS March 3/8ths file updated

Version 0.9.8.1 of the CEPR CPS March program files for 1980-2014 has been released. With this update, we are now using the most recently available raw data for the sample with redesigned income questions. Download the data or view the program files for changes to the final extracts.

How to uniquely identify households in the March CPS

Within a single file, the best way to uniquely identify households is to use the hhseq variable. Here’s an explanation from Unicon Research Corporation (which provides the underlying source of our extract from 1980-2013) – “Beginning in 1994 through the current year, there is a problem with duplicate HHIDs for different household units. The problem […]

2014 CEPR ORG Extract data updated

Version 2.0.1 of the CEPR CPS ORG program files for 1979-2014 has been released with a minor change. The hhid2, hrsample, hrsersuf, and hhnum variables have been corrected. Download the data or view the programs files for changes to the final extracts.

2013 CEPR ORG Extract data updated

Version 1.9.1 of the CEPR CPS ORG program files for 1979-2013 has been released with a minor change. The why3594 variable has been added for years 2003-2013, and previous years are left unchanged. Download the data or view the programs files for changes to the final extracts.

Updated FAQs for CPS ORG

The frequently asked questions pages for the CPS ORG and CPS Basic have been updated to discuss the preferred wage variable and how to calculate correct standard errors.

Minor Changes to 2011 March CPS

Due to a re-release of the 2011 CPS March data by the Census, version 0.9.5.2 of the CEPR Extract program files for March 1980 – March 2011 has been updated. The only variables affected are eitc and veteran. Download the data and view the program files for changes.

2010 CEPR CPS March data updated

Version 0.9.2 of the CEPR CPS March program files for 1980-2010 has been released. Download the data or view the program files for changes to the final extracts from CEPR. Note that this is still a beta release. We welcome any comments or questions about this release.

Minor changes to CEPR March CPS data

Version 0.9.5.1 of the CEPR March CPS program files for March 1980 – March 2011 has been released, adjusting minor error in health insurnace coding. Download the data and view the program files for changes.