ICPSR Summer Program
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop
Monday, 6/10/2019 to 2/14/2019
Location: ICPSR - Ann Arbor, MI
The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), begun in 1968, is the world's longest-running multigenerational household panel study. It is used widely in behavioral, social, and health sciences to investigate scientific and policy questions about life course trajectories in health and well-being, intergenerational social and economic mobility, income and wealth inequality, family investments in children, neighborhood effects on opportunity and achievement, and many other topics.
This five-day workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the core PSID interview, its special topics modules, and its supplemental studies, including the 1997-2007 and 2014 Child Development Supplements (CDS I-III and CDS-2014), the Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS), the Disability and Use of Time Supplement (DUST), the Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study (CRCS), and the Wellbeing and Daily Life Study.
Morning sessions will include lectures on topics such as study design, changes to content and sample composition over time, rules for following sample members into new households, and weighting. Classroom demonstrations using PSID data extracts will illustrate key concepts. In afternoon lab sessions, participants will develop their own analytic data files under the guidance of project staff.
Eligibility: The workshop is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty, and research professionals.
Software: Participants should be familiar with Stata or SAS, but all examples used in the workshop will be in Stata.
Application: Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Apply using the Summer Program Portal (by clicking on the "Registration" tab at the top of this page) to provide your information and select the course. Also, upload the following documents via the Portal:
Current curriculum vita.
A cover letter summarizing (1) your research interest in this course and in PSID data; (2) how the workshop will help you meet your research or educational goals; and (3) a brief note describing where you learned about the workshop (e.g., word of mouth, listserv announcement, advertisement).
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows only:
Stipends are available to help with travel and housing costs. Indicate your interest in being considered for a travel stipend in the cover letter and provide a brief description of your financial need.
A letter of recommendation from your faculty adviser, project manager, or Department Chair is required. The letter writer should directly submit their recommendation to the ICPSR Summer Program at email@example.com and include your name and "PSID Workshop" in the subject line or body of the email.
Letter writer's contact information (email address or telephone number) must be included in the letter of recommendation.
Deadline: April 12, 2019
Sponsor: Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Fee: $100 -- to be assessed only after applicants have been accepted into the workshop.