Status:Closed    Asked:Nov 17, 2014 - 10:26 AM

variables related to supplemental poverty

I am trying to download all the variables that are related to supplemental poverty from the March supplement for 2010-2013. I am getting missing for all years on all the variables except for SPMLUNCH, SPMCAPHOUS, SPMNEWFAM and SPMMORT. The codebook seems to indicate that there are data for these variables for these years. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

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I am unable to replicate your error. Using your most recent data extract, I see values for all of the SPM variables. On occasion, the data extract does not download properly. This can be remedied by resubmitting your extract, downloading the data, and using a data compression utility to decompress the file completely.

I hope this helps.


Nov 18, 2014 - 01:00 PM

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Thanks for your reply.

Is there someone I can go to for more help?

I have experience downloading a extract and opening it in SAS, but for some reason I've downloaded this extract several times and I'm still not seeing these variables.

I would really appreciate it if I could email someone some screenshots of what Im doing to see if there is something Im missing that Im just not seeing. Or can I send the extract and my program along to someone who can tell me if there is an error in the dataset, or if there is just something wrong with the SAS program Im using?

Thanks for your time


Nov 19, 2014 - 08:37 AM

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