Using the Annual Social and Economic Supplement as part of a Current Population Survey panel

S.M. Flood, J.D. Pacas

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Abstract

The Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) is the most widely used type of Current Population Survey (CPS) data, but it is cumbersome to use the ASEC as part of a longitudinal CPS panel, especially linking to non-March months. In this paper, we detail the challenges associated with linking the ASEC to monthly CPS data, outline the creation of an identifier that links the ASEC and the March Basic Monthly data from 1989 through 2017, and provide substantive examples that illustrate the value of combining the ASEC with monthly data. The variable, MARBASECID, which we created to link ASEC and March monthly CPS data, represents a significant contribution to social and economic data infrastructure, saving individual researchers from having to duplicate the effort required to create linkages between ASEC and monthly CPS data. © 2017 - IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-248
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Economic and Social Measurement
Volume42
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

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Export Date: 26 December 2018

CODEN: JEMEE

Correspondence Address: Flood, S.M.; Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, 50 Willey Hall, 225 19th Ave S, United States; email: floo0017@umn.edu

Funding details: University of Maryland, UMD, R01HD053654

Funding details: University of Maryland, UMD, Z195701

Funding details: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NICHD

Funding details: University of Minnesota, UM, P2C HD041023

Funding details: Center for Produce Safety, CPS

Funding text 1: We thank Camilo Bohorquez, Maggie Charleroy, Julia Drew, Marina Gorsuch, Joe Grover, and Gina Rumore for helpful feedback on earlier versions of this paper. We also thank Ben Klaas for developing software to link the ASEC to monthly CPS data. This study was supported by the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota (P2C HD041023) and the Data Extract Builder of the American Time Use Survey (University of Maryland, R01HD053654; University of Minnesota, Z195701), both funded through grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).

Keywords

  • Current Population Survey
  • data infrastructure
  • data integration
  • linking
  • panel data

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