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Description

DIFFANY indicates whether the respondent has any physical or cognitive difficulty, as measured by an affirmative response to at least one of the CPS' six physical or cognitive difficulties (DIFFHEAR, DIFFEYE, DIFFREM, DIFFPHYS, DIFFMOB, and DIFFCARE).

These data are collected in MISH 1 and 5 unless the household is new to the CPS. For additional information, see BLS frequently asked questions about disability data.

Researchers using these data should also note that estimates of disability prevalence from CPS are lower than estimates from other large-scale datasets.

Comparability

This variable is completely comparable across years.

Comparability with IPUMS-USA

There is no IPUMS-USA equivalent to this variable, although one can be constructed from the equivalent component variables in IPUMS-USA.

Universe

  • Civilians age 15+.

Availability

Years Jan Feb ASEC Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2008 - - - - - - X X X X X X X
2009 – 2020 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2021 X - - - - - - - - - - - -

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