Description: The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) measures economic, social, and health factors over the life course of families over multiple generations.
Population: Nationally representative sample of approximately 18,000 individuals from 4,802 households (2,930 nationally representative plus over sample of 1,872 low income) and their descendants. Head of household is contacted and interviewed over the phone.
Periodicity: Data first collected in 1968. Collected annually through 1997 and biennially thereafter.
Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Income transfers, food expenditures, children/family status.
(Information adapted from the distributor)
For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.