Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CA-511-002-2-1-International-PAM-1980

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Cross-national equivalent file, 1980-2002 (BHPS-GSOEP-PSID-SLID).  [machine-readable data file] / German Institute of Economic Research  [principal investigator(s)] / Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: CNEF

Date Accessioned: 4/4/2005

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This study was obtained from the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University. The data and document files can be accessed via the index.html file on the CD. The data files are available in several formats: Stata, SPSS-PC, SPSS-Portable, SAS-PC, SAS-Transport and comma-delimited ASCII. These data files are encrypted. Users need to ask DPLS staff's assistance in using a password to expand the data files. British Household Panel Survey, German Socio-Economic Panel, and Panel Study of Income Dynamics are included on this CD. CFEF registered users can submit programs directly to Statitics Canada for accessing the Canadian Survey of Labour and Income Dynamic (SLID), 1993-2001. DPLS internal note on how to open the encrypted data files. 1. Copy needed encrypted *.exe files to the hard drive. 2. From the Programs menu select Accessories then Command Prompt/DOS. 3. At the Command Prompt type in syntax like *.exe -pass=password and a list of files will be expanded on the same directory.

Access Status: Restricted

Date Ordered: 3/1/2005

Documentation: Machine-readable document files in PDF format. Visit this CNEF site for more information about CNEF files. One hard copy GSOEP 1984-2002 overview and installation manual (shared with CA-511-001).

Abstract: The Cross-National Equivalent File 1980-2002 contains equivalently defined variables for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP), the British Household Panel Study (BHPS), and the Canadian Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID). The data are designed to allow cross-national researchers not experienced in panel data analysis to access a simplified version of these panels, while providing experienced panel data users with guidelines for formulating equivalent variables across countries. Most importantly, the equivalent file provides a set of constructed variables (for example pre- and post-government income and United States and international household equivalence weights) that are not directly available on the original surveys. Since the Cross-National Equivalent File 1980-2002 can be merged with the original surveys, PSID-CNEF users can easily incorporate these constructed variables into current analyses.

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