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Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 1987 Panel

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
child care; child support; demographic characteristics; economic conditions; educational background; energy consumption; families; financial assets; government programs; health insurance; health services utilization; health status; higher education; household composition; households; income; income distribution; investments; job history; labor force; participation; poverty programs; public assistance programs; public housing; unearned income; wages and salaries; wealth; welfare services
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a longitudinal survey designed to provide detailed information on the economic situation of households and persons in the United States. These data examine the distribution of income, wealth, and poverty in American society and gauge the effects of federal and state programs on the well-being of families and individuals. There are three basic elements contained in the survey. The first is a control card that records basic social and demographic characteristics for each person in a household, as well as changes in such characteristics over the course of the interviewing period. The second element is the core portion of the questionnaire, with questions repeated at each interview on labor force activity, types and amounts of income, participation in various cash and noncash benefit programs, attendance in postsecondary schools, private health insurance coverage, public or subsidized rental housing, low-income energy assistance, and school breakfast and lunch participation. The third element consists of topical modules, which are series of supplemental questions asked during selected household visits. A topical module was not created for the first wave of the 1987 panel. The Wave II topical module includes data on marriage and fertility history, education and training history, employment and work disability history, migration, family background, and household relationships. The Wave III topical module concerns child care arrangements and child care costs. The Wave IV topical module provides information on assets and liabilities. Included are questions on loans, IRAs, medical bills, other debts, checking accounts, and savings bonds, as well as questions related to mortgages, royalties, other investments, real estate property and vehicles, rental income, self-employment, and stocks and mutual fund shares. The topical module for Wave V includes data on educational enrollment and financing. Variables include enrollment in elementary school, high school, and college, costs of school attendance for those not attending public schools, and sources of financial assistance such as grants, loans, fellowships and scholarships, tuition reduction, and the GI Bill. The topical module for Wave VI provides information on work schedules, child care, child support agreements, support for non-household members, long-term care, disability status of children, and health status and utilization of health care services. Wave VII topical module includes data on assets and liabilities.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Wave I Rectangular Data
    • DS2: Data Dictionary for Wave I Rectangular File
    • DS3: Wave II Rectangular Core and Topical Module Data
    • DS4: Data Dictionary for Wave II Rectangular Core and Topical Module File
    • DS5: Wave III Rectangular Core and Topical Module Data
    • DS6: Data Dictionary for Wave III Rectangular Core and Topical Module File
    • DS7: Wave IV Rectangular Core and Topical Module Data
    • DS8: Data Dictionary for Wave IV Rectangular Core and Topical Module File
    • DS9: Wave V Rectangular Core and Topical Module Data
    • DS10: Data Dictionary for Wave V Rectangular Core and Topical Module File
    • DS11: Wave VI Rectangular Core and Topical Module Data
    • DS12: Data Dictionary for Wave VI Rectangular Core and Topical Module File
    • DS13: Wave VII Rectangular Core and Topical Module Data
    • DS14: Data Dictionary for Wave VII Rectangular Core and Topical Module File
    • DS15: User Notes
    • DS16: User Guide
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-10 / 1989-01
    Time period: 1986-10--1989-01
  • 1987-02 / 1989-05
    Collection date: 1987-02--1989-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Resident population of the United States, excluding persons living in institutions and military barracks.
A multistage stratified sampling design was used. The 1987 panel consisted of approximately 16,700 households. 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 were included for the entire study, except those who joined the military, were institutionalized for the entire study period, or moved from the United States. Original household members who moved during the study period were followed to their new residences and interviewed there. New persons moving into households of members of the original sample also were included in the survey, but were not followed if they left the household of an original sample person.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1990): Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 1987 Panel. Version 1. Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.