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Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Links

These BLS links were selected by Jean Roth at the NBER to make using the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Data Files easier.

Getting Started with the SIPP

User's Guide 3rd Edition, 2001 -- Get started here.
User's Guide, 1987
User's Guide, 1987
SIPP Tutorial -- Comes with a Tutorial Roadmap
SIPP Quality Profile, 3rd Ed. -- "Summarizes what is known about the sources and magnitudes of errors in estimates based on SIPP data"
SIPP Bibliography -- "The most comprehensive, on-line resource of published and unpublished documents that include data derived from SIPP and methodological analyses."
What's Available from the SIPP -- List of Working Papers, Publications, Reports, Core Modules, Topical Modules, Data Availablity, User Notes
SIPP topical module listings by Subject
SIPP topical module listings by Panel
Working papers -- "Provides information about methodological aspects of the survey as well as analyses of SIPP data"
Statistical briefs and other Reports -- "present tabulations and analyses of SIPP data"

(quotes are from the SIPP Users' Guide)

Selected tables from the SIPP Users' Guide and the Census

Following Rules -- Rules about following individuals who move in or out of households
Variables Describing Household and Family Composition in the Core Wave Files
Variables Used to Describe Household Composition in the Topical Module Files
Variables Used to Describe Household Composition in the Full Panel Files
Household and Family Composition Variables in the Topical Module Files
1996 Panel: Rotation Groups, Waves (W) and Reference Months
Types of Income Reported in the SIPP
SIPP Users' Guide Core Variable Crosswalk: 1993 to 1996
SIPP Topcoding Specifications
Acronyms -- About 40 acronyms such as BLS, MSA, PRWORA, SIPP, WIC, etc.
Glossary
Comparison of SIPP, CPS, and PSID
Constructing Family and Subfamily ID Variables in the Longitudnal Research Files
Sample SAS Code to Change the Longitudnal Research Files From Person-Record Format to Person-Month Format for Panels Prior to 1996
Creating Monthly Food Stamp and SSI Income Variables from the Unearned Income Variables
Algorithm for Realigning SIPP Panel Months to Calendar Months in the 1992 Panel
SIPP ID Variable Names, by File Type
Weight Variables in SIPP Files for the 1996 and 1989-1993 Panels
Variables Describing Participation in Government Transfer Programs and Health Insurance in the Core Wave Files in the 1996 Panel
SIPP topical module listing by year

E-mail Jean Roth to report errors.

Last Update: April 8, 2004 Created by Jean Roth March 26, 2002

 
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