WageData: Earnings data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Description Usage Format Source

Description

These data come from the years 1976-1982 in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with information about the demographics and earnings of 595 individuals.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 4165 rows and 14 variables:

id

Unique identifier for each survey respondent

t

A number corresponding to each wave of the survey, 1 through 7

wks

Weeks worked in the past year

lwage

Natural logarithm of earnings in the past year

union

Binary indicator whether respondent is a member of union (1 = union member)

ms

Binary indicator for whether respondent is married (1 = married)

occ

Binary indicator for whether respondent is a blue collar (= 0) or white collar (= 1) worker.

ind

Binary indicator for whether respondent works in manufacturing (= 1)

south

Binary indicator for whether respondent lives in the South (= 1)

smsa

Binary indicator for whether respondent lives in a standard metropolitan area (SMSA; = 1)

fem

Binary indicator for whether respondent is female (= 1)

blk

Binary indicator for whether respondent is African-American (= 1)

ed

Years of education

exp

Years in the workforce.

Source

These data are all over the place. This particular file was downloaded from Richard Williams at http://www3.nd.edu/~rwilliam/statafiles/wages.dta, though he doesn't claim ownership of these data.

The data were shared as a supplement to Baltagi (2005) at https://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileychi/baltagi3e/data_sets.html.

They were also shared as a supplement to Greene (2008) at http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~wgreene/Text/Edition6/tablelist6.htm.

The data are also available in numerous other locations, including in slightly different formats as Wages in the plm package and PSID7682 in the AER package.


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