Thanks for supplying the world with useful data. I frequently work with the ASEC, but recently downloaded a large chunk of the monthly CPS data. I’m running into an issue where the data do not appear to be identified by YEAR, SERIAL, and PERNUM, or at the very least seem to be scrambled.
I’m attaching a picture which illustrates the issue. As you can see, individuals with the same YEAR, SERIAL, and PERNUM appear to have different ages/sex across different months. I’ve tried doing the same data import using R, and experienced the same thing. Please advise.