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Re: st: Current Population Survey and Stata, 2003-2005

From   Friedrich Huebler <>
Subject   Re: st: Current Population Survey and Stata, 2003-2005
Date   Tue, 17 Aug 2010 19:33:42 -0400

The NBER also offers Stata do-files and dictionary files to process
CPS data, including the March supplement.


On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 6:40 PM, Scott Cunningham <> wrote:
> What about IPUMS CPS? not sure if it is the March CPS but assuming it
> is, you can download the variables you want with do files and stats
> dictionaries. Google "IPUMS CPS" and check. Apologies if that's not
> the march or not what you need, but if it is, it's super
> straightforward.
> On Tuesday, August 17, 2010, Philipp Rehm <> wrote:
>> Zach,
>> are you aware of ?
>> You can easily extract a tailor-made CPS extract, and it comes with all relevant syntax files to produce a Stata file.
>> HTH,
>> Philipp
>> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
>>> Datum: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 16:24:02 -0500
>>> Von: "Schaffer, David L." <>
>>> An: "" <>
>>> CC: "Schaffer, David L." <>
>>> Betreff: st: Current Population Survey and Stata, 2003-2005
>>> I'm an Economics student at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire working
>>> with Prof. David Schaffer and have a question about converting CPS data
>>> text files(ASCII) into Stata data files.  I'm working with March CPS data.
>>> I've already successfully done this for the years 2006-2007 but we are
>>> having trouble for the years 2003-2005.  Do you know how to do this?  Your
>>> help is appreciated!!
>>> -Zach

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