Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-076-6-1-United States-NBER-1979

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey annual earning file: 1979-2006 extracts.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Cambridge, Massachusetts: National Bureau of Economic Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: morg79_06

Date Accessioned: 8/7/2007

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: All the annual data files are in STATA format. They are stored in a self-extracting archive file called morg.exe. STATA program codes are stored in Sources directory on the CD-ROM. Document files are in PDF and Word formats and can be found in Docs directory. To learn more about this study, visit this NBER site

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook, a duplicate copy and accompanying document files on CD-ROM. Document files are either in Microsoft Word or PDF formats. Current Population Survey, technical paper 63: Design and Methodology is on the reference shelf.

Abstract: This data set contains the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) extracts of the famous Current Population Survey (CPS) Annual Earnings File which is also known as the Merged Outgoing Rotation Groups. These extracts are created from all the monthly Current Population Surveys cover 1979 through 2006. There are about 30,000 individual records per month. The 50 or so variables are related to employment: hours worked, earnings, industry, occupation, education and unionization. The extracts also contain many background variables: age, sex, race, ethnicity, geographic location, etc. Annual income is not among the variables-that question is asked only in March. Aside from standardizing the many different codes used by Census to indicate missing values, most variables are just as created by Census. In a few cases NBER recoded variables to enhance uniformity through time.

Media/File Reports:

7247 (CD-ROM)
7307 (CD-ROM)