CPS 2018 Summer Data Workshop Materials

The agenda for the 2018 Workshop can be viewed here.

Day 1 Presentations

  • Welcome
  • History of IPUMS
  • CPS: Then and Now
  • CPS Rotation Pattern and Time in the CPS
  • Flavors of CPS Data (Basic Monthly, SUpplements, ASEC, ORG)
  • Linking & Validating CPS Links
  • Day 2 Presentations

  • Panel Conditioning
  • Weights
  • Day 3 Presentations

  • Linking to ATUS
  • Families, Poverty, & Other Features of IPUMS CPS
  • CPS Linking Exercises

    Answer Keys are found at the end of the exercises. These Stata syntax tips may be helpful.

    1. Linking Possibilities
    2. Time in the CPS
    3. Linking ASEC to BMS, Part I
    4. Linking Validation
    5. Linking ASEC to BMS, Part II
    6. Gross Flows Analysis
    7. Linking with Outgoing Rotation Groups
    8. Panel Conditioning

    Stata Syntax

    These Stata do files represent one way of arriving at the answers to the exercises above.

    1. Linking Possibilities
    2. Time in the CPS
    3. Linking ASEC to BMS, Part I
    4. Linking Validation (part I)
    5. Linking Validation (part II)
    6. Linking ASEC to BMS, Part II
    7. Gross Flows Analysis
    8. Linking with Outgoing Rotation Groups
    9. Panel Conditioning

    Some of these call on external linking validation code. As mentioned in the exercises, this code implements very strict validation requirements, requiring SEX and RACE to match exactly and for AGE to change in expected ways across all observations.