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Reading Survey of Program Dymanics (SPD) Files with SAS, SPSS, or Stata

The SAS, SPSS, and Stata files were created by Jean Roth at the NBER to make access to the Census' Survey of Program Dynamics Files easier.

The corresponding data files are available at the Census/BLS Data Download page. Also, the Census has old and new data extraction tools for the more recent files. Internal users can access these files and corresponding data in a UNIX shell at /homes/data/spd or on an NBER PC at Network Neighborhood --> NBER --> home --> data --> spd

To download files in Internet Explorer, right click on them and select "Save Target As...". If you want to print the files, cut out the parts you don't want first. Each file has thousands of lines.

Updates and changes.

Survey of Program Dyanmics Files
Data Files
Data Dictionary
SAS
SPSS
Stata
.zip
.Z
.do
.dct
2001 Minimally Edited Cross-Sectional Data File spdc01.zip spdc01.dat.Z spdc01.ddf spdc01.sas spdc01.sps spdc01.do spdc01.dct
2002 Minimally Edited Cross-Sectional Data File spdc02.zip spdc02.dat.Z spdc02.ddf spdc02.sas spdc02.sps spdc02.do spdc02.dct
Second Longitudnal Data File spdl2.zip spdl2.dat.Z spdl2.ddf spdl2.sas spdl2.sps spdl2.do spdl2.dct

Longitudnal Data File Documentation
Users' Guide
User Notes
Questionnaires & Flashcards
Cross-Sectional Data File Documentation -- Data Dictionary Appendices   Word Perfect   Word   Text   RTF

E-mail Jean Roth to report errors or problems

Last Update: April 16, 2013 Created by Jean Roth March 20, 2002

 
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