Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

The PSID began in 1968 with a nationally representative sample of over 18,000 individuals living in 5,000 families in the United States. Information on these individuals and their descendants has been obtained through various data collection efforts. Data collection include: (1) main interview collecting data on employment, income, wealth, expenditures, health, education, marriage, childbearing, philanthropy, and numerous other topics; (2) Child Development Supplement (CDS) collecting data on children and their extended families with which to study the dynamic process of early human and social capital formation; (3) Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS) gathering data on time use, psychological functioning, marriage, family, responsibilities, employment and income, education and career goals, health, social environment, religiosity, and outlook on life; and (4) Disability and Use of Time (DUST) collecting data on time use, health, functioning, well-being, and stylized time use and participation measures.

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Maintainer The PSID’s original funding agency was the Office of Economic Opportunity of the United States Department of Commerce. The study’s major funding source is now the National Science Foundation.
Last Updated January 4, 2022, 20:34 (UTC)
Created November 20, 2019, 20:23 (UTC)