Age adjustments in multi-year samples

In the multi-year samples, is there an adjustment for age similar to the inflation adjustment for dollar amounts? If a person is 20 years old in 2010, what will the AGE variable show for that person in the ACS 2010-2012 sample?

If AGE is not adjusted, do you recommend making the adjustment using the MULTIYEAR variable?

Thanks for your help and your great work.


The age variable is not adjusted in the multi-year files. The multi-year files are created using the population adjustments for the median year, meaning that the weighted frequency of age should be an accurate representation of the population of the median year of the multi-year file.

I hope this helps.