ACS Programs

The programs below take raw data from the American Community Survey 1-year PUMS and create a subset of consistent variables from 2005 through 2019, the most recent year available. These programs generate the core labor-market variables used in the various CEPR projects.

These programs are the primary documentation for our extract. The Stata code show the changes we have made to the original raw ACS variables in order to create our extract.

Once you have the raw ACS PUMS data you need, load all of the ACS program files below. Then, run the ACS master “do file” in Stata. This will create the CEPR ACS Uniform Data extract.

Since we regularly update files, we recommend that if you use the extracts for a particular project that you copy the versions of the data files you use in your analysis into a write-protected directory. That way, you’ll always be able to reproduce your earlier analysis, even if we’ve made subsequent revisions to the CEPR extracts.

A compressed version of the full set of files is here:

This compressed file contains the current set of CEPR ACS Programs: