Question

Status:Closed    Asked:Oct 24, 2016 - 02:17 PM

Is the data from IPUMS already merged and matched by household?

I found many methods to merge and match data of CPS. I wonder if the data I download from IPUMS is already merged or matched by household. Or it's still original data which I need to merge and match by myself.

 
Do you have the same question? Follow this Question
 

Staff Answer

avatar

Jeff Bloem

Staff

Each record in the IPUMS-CPS data is a person, however in most samples persons are able to be organized into households. This makes it possible to study household characteristics. On the IPUMS-CPS website variables are grouped by either the household or person level. If you select household level variables, the variables will download already merged with person level variables. Here is a FAQ about how IPUMS data is "rectangularized".

 

Oct 25, 2016 - 09:08 AM

1
0
Report it

OTHER QUESTIONS NEEDING ANSWERS

is it possible to extract ipums-cps data with some cps original technical var...
Should the IPUMS-CPS and NBER CPS data match?
Can March ASEC data be matched with July CPS data?
Login   |   Register


Share |