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1962-1987: 99+ coded as 99
1988-2001: 90+ coded as 90
2002-2003: 80+ coded as 80
2004-onward: 80-84 coded as 80, 85+ coded as 85

Description

Age gives each person's age at last birthday.

Comparability

Apart from differences in the top-coded value, this variable is completely comparable across all years. However, there may be inaccurate age values in the 2003-2010 samples; see this page for more information.

Comparability with IPUMS-USA

Other than differences in the top-coded value, AGE is completely comparable in IPUMS-USA and IPUMS-CPS.

Universe

  • 1962-1967 (ASEC): Persons age 14+ (pre-1968 samples do not include persons under age 14).
  • 1968+ (ASEC): All persons.
  • January 1976-December 1988, excluding October samples (non-ASEC): Persons age 14+
  • 1976 October, 1977 October: Persons age 3+
  • 1989+ (non-ASEC): All persons.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1962 – 1975 - - X - - - - - - - - - -
1976 – 2016 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2017 X X - X X X - - - - - - -

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