Can you please make the home ownership variable available from the 2001-2013 CPS December supplement?


I am attempting to replicate the analysis from Map the Meal Gap (…) which uses publicly available 2001-2013 CPS December Supplement varibles.

I find all necessary variables through IPUMS-CPS except for the Home Ownership (Dwelling Ownership) variable. Why is this publicly avaialble variale not included in IPUMS-CPS from the December Supplement 2001-2013?



The HETENURE variable is part of the CPS basic monthly survey. IPUMS has not yet harmonized this variable; however, we continue to add more basic monthly variables. The greater the perceived demand by IPUMS users, the sooner a variable is likely to be released.

In the meantime, it is possible to link IPUMS-CPS data to the source data files available through NBER. The IPUMS household linking variables can be found here. To link person records, you will also need to use LINENO, AGE, and SEX. The corresponding NBER variables are identified in this documentation.

Hope this helps.