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Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 1987 Full Panel Research File

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
demographic characteristics; economic conditions; families; financial assets; households; government programs; income; income distribution; labor force; participation; poverty programs; public assistance programs; unearned income; unemployment; wages and salaries; wealth; welfare services; working hours
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains basic demographic, social, and economic data for each member of interviewed households in the first seven waves of the 1987 Panel of SIPP. Variables include age, sex, race, ethnic origin, marital status, household relationship, education, and veteran status. Limited data are provided on housing unit characteristics such as number of units in structure and tenure. Core questions, repeated at each interview, cover monthly labor force activity, types and amounts of monthly income, and participation in various cash and noncash benefits programs for each month of the survey period. Data for employed persons include number of hours and weeks worked, earnings, and weeks without a job. Nonworkers are classified as unemployed or not in the labor force. In addition to income data associated with labor force activity, nearly 50 other types of income data are provided. Several variables are included for use in identifying longitudinal households and persons in them and to aid in analysis.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data
    • DS2: Data Dictionary
    • DS3: Variable Listing Showing All Repetitions
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-10 / 1989-04
    Time period: 1986-10--1989-04
  • 1987-02 / 1989-05
    Collection date: 1987-02--1989-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The resident population of the United States 15 years of age or older at the time of the interview, excluding persons living in institutions or military barracks.
The survey used a multistage stratified sampling design. Roughly 33,100 persons were initially designated in the sample. For Wave 1 of the 1987 Panel, interviews were obtained from approximately 30,700 occupants of about 11,700 of the designated living quarters. For later interviews, only original sample persons from Wave 1 and persons living with them were eligible to be interviewed. Sample households within the panel were divided into four subsamples of nearly equal size, called rotation groups, and each rotation group was reinterviewed at four-month intervals.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9600 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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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 (1991): Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) 1987 Full Panel Research File. Version 1. Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.