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United States Panel Study of Income Dynamics 2005


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
03/2005 - 11/2005
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.

Aged adults, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Alcohol use disorders, Allergies, Anxiety disorders, Assets, Asthma, Bipolar affective disorder, Birth place, Birth weight, Body mass index, Breast cancer, COPD, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Child development, Child health care, Children, Colon and rectum cancers, Corrective lenses, Dental care, Diabetes, Disability, Drug use disorders, Education, Education expenditures, Electricity, Employment, Employment benefits, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Financial assistance for health, Food expenditures, Headache, Health care use, Health insurance, Health status, Heart disease, Heart failure, Height, Hodgkin lymphoma, Home care, Hospitals, Hours worked, Household expenditures, Household heat, Housing, Housing conditions, Hypertension, Income, Internet, Ischemic heart disease, Land ownership, Languages, Leisure activities, Limited mobility, Living conditions, Loans, Marital status, Mass media, Measles, Medicines, Melanoma, Mental and behavioral disorders, Migraine, Military service, Mobility aids, Mumps, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Nursing homes, Occupation codes, Occupations, Ovary cancer, Parental survival, Parents, Personal health expenditures, Physical activity, Poverty, Prostate cancer, Public social assistance, Race, Religion, Respiratory infections, Rheumatoid arthritis, Schizophrenia, School enrollment, Sibling survival, Siblings, Skin cancers, Stroke, Surgical procedures, Taxes, Telephones, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Training programs, Transportation, Unemployment, Unipolar depressive disorders, Vaccine preventable childhood diseases, Varicella, Water supply, Weight