psidR: Build Panel Data Sets from PSID Raw Data
Makes it easy to build panel data in wide format from Panel Survey
of Income Dynamics ('PSID') delivered raw data. Downloads data directly from
the PSID server using the 'SAScii' package. 'psidR' takes care of merging
data from each wave onto a cross-period index file, so that individuals can be
followed over time. The user must specify which years they are interested in,
and the 'PSID' variable names (e.g. ER21003) for each year (they differ in each
year). The package offers helper functions to retrieve variable names from different
waves. There are different panel data designs and sample subsetting criteria
implemented ("SRC", "SEO", "immigrant" and "latino" samples).
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