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Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 1984 Panel: Health-Wealth Merged File

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Free Keywords
demographic characteristics; economic conditions; energy consumption; families; financial assets; government programs; health insurance; households; housing conditions; income; income distribution; labor force; participation; pensions; physical disabilities; poverty programs; public assistance programs; unearned income; wages and salaries; wealth; welfare services
  • Abstract

    This data collection, which contains merged data from the topical modules for Waves III and IV of Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), is especially useful for analyses on the older population. In addition to providing data on basic social and economic characteristics, sources of income, and participation in various cash and noncash transfer programs, the file also includes data on health conditions, physical limitations, health insurance coverage, pension coverage, assets and liabilities, housing conditions, costs, and energy use.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Dataset
    • DS2: Data Dictionary
    • DS3: Record Layout
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-01 / 1984-12
    Time period: 1984-01--1984-12
  • 1984-06 / 1985-01
    Collection date: 1984-06--1985-01
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Resident population of the United States, excluding persons living in institutions and military barracks.
SIPP employed a multi-stage stratified sampling design. Approximately 26,000 housing units were initially selected, and about 21,000 of these were occupied and eligible for interview. One-fourth of these households were interviewed each month, and households were re-interviewed at four-month intervals. All persons at least 15 years old who were present as household members at the time of the first interview are included, except those moving to Alaska, outside the United States, or into military barracks. About 4,000 of nearly 19,000 households had a householder aged 65 or older.
Collection Mode
  • Other SIPP files may be found under a separate study number, ICPSR 8317. The Health-Wealth file contains blanks, dashes, and alphabetic codes. Because the file has been collapsed from hierarchical to rectangular form, the file contains large blank areas. Data from Waves III and IV together span 12 months of information, from January to December 1984. Data for each respondent spans no more than eight months. The age distribution of the 58,268 persons interviewed was as follows: 0-64 years (n=54,370), 65-74 years (n=2,300), 75-84 years (n=1,308), 85 and older (n=290).

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8903 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08903.v1
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    • ID: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2006.00431.x (DOI)
  • Almond, Douglas, Mazumder, Bhashkar. 1918 influenza pandemic and subsequent health outcomes: An analysis of SIPP data. American Economic Review.95 , (2), 258-262.2005.
    • ID: 10.1257/000282805774669943 (DOI)
  • Bollinger, Christopher R., David, Martin H.. I didn't tell, and I won't tell: Dynamic response error in the SIPP. Journal of Applied Econometrics.20, (4), 563-569.2005.
    • ID: 10.1002/jae.794 (DOI)
  • Neumark, David, Powers, Elizabeth T.. Effect of the SSI program on labor supply: Improved evidence from Social Security administrative files. Social Security Bulletin.65, (3), 45-60.2003.
  • Carney, Stacie, Gale, William G.. Asset accumulation among low-income households. Assets for the Poor: The Benefits of Spreading Asset Ownership.New York, NY: Russell Sage. 2001.
  • Zabel, Jeffrey E.. An analysis of attrition in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and the Survey of Income and Program Participation with an Application to a Model of Labor Market Behavior. Journal of Human Resources.33, (2), 479-506.1998.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Mackin, Jeanne. Living Arrangements Vary for the Elderly. Human Ecology Forum.25, (2), 2-2.1997.
  • Burr, Jeffrey A., Massagli, Michael P., Mutchler, Jan E., Pienta, Amy M.. Labor Force Transitions among Older African American and White Men. Social Forces.74, (3), 963-982.1996.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Piskulich, C. Michelle. Toward a Comprehensive Model of Welfare Exits: The Case of AFDC. American Journal of Political Science.37, (1), 165-185.1993.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Crown, William H., Capitman, John, Leutz, Walter N.. Economic Rationality, the Affordability of Private Long-Term Care Insurance, and the Role for Public Policy. Gerontologist.32, (4), 478-485.1992.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/32.4.478 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1989): Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 1984 Panel: Health-Wealth Merged File. Archival Version. Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.