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Re: st: Loading 1980's CPS into stata


From   David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Loading 1980's CPS into stata
Date   Sun, 26 Mar 2006 11:13:43 -0500

At 02:28 PM 3/25/2006, Ben (bta78@mail.eco.utexas.edu) wrote:
Hey all -

I'm attempting to import some 1980's (84,85,86) CPS files into stata.  There
doesn't seem to be a dictionary/do-file on the NBER website or a relatively
quick way to get it into stata.  I'm just not sure how to get it into a
readable format.  Any information would be most appreciated!!!

[...]
I had used the CPS (that's the Current Population Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau), but not those years. I got the dictionaries (which needed a bit of tweaking) from NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research). So, I guess you mean that NBER has some dictionaries, but not for those years. You might want to contact the person at NBER who did the dictionaries; she may be able to do them for the years in question. (I don't recall her name, but I can get it if necessary. But you probably know who it is, if you have been scouting the NBER website.) She had an automated method of generating a Stata dictionary from the Census Bureau's layout description. So it may be a simple matter to run it for the years in question.

Also, if you run across any SAS code to read the files, write to me privately; I have an automated tool for converting that to a Stata dictionary.

Good Luck
--David
(kantor.d@att.net)

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