Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)

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PSID stands for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Data set often used in labor economics studies. Data is from U.S. and is put together at the University of Michigan.

Since 1968 the PSID has followed and interviewed annually a national sample that began with about 5000 families. Low-income families were over-sampled in the original design. Interviews are usually conducted with the 'head' of each family.

Includes a lot of income and employment variables, and continues to track children who grow up and move out. For more information see the PSID's Web site at

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