Age inaccuracies in CPS in 2000s

Did CPS release corrected files for CPS after researches found errors in age distributions resulting from disclosure avoidance techniques? The issue is described here (

I’m using linked CPS data and the rate of age mismatches is quite high in these years.


This issue is noted on the comparability tab of the AGE variable in IPUMS CPS. More detail is discussed on this page. Unfortunately, corrected age data have not been released by the BLS because “the error affects income and poverty estimates only slightly.”