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United States Panel Study of Income Dynamics 2003


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2003 - 11/2003
Series or system 
United States Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
Data type
  • Household
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
  • Nationally representative

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), is a nationally representative longitudinal household survey of families living in the United States. Begun in 1968, the survey was conducted annually until 1997. After 1997, the PSID main interview was conducted biennially, and supplemental studies on disability and use of time, child development, transition into adulthood, and others were instituted. Topics covered in the PSID main interview typically include income, housing, family composition, family history, marriage, expenditures, employment, and education. Questions on health status are asked in increasing detail starting in 1997.

Suggested citation 

Panel Study of Income Dynamics, 2003 public use dataset. Produced and distributed by the University of Michigan with primary funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Aging, and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Ann Arbor, MI, (2011).