Hi. I am trying to recreate and extend the results from a study published in 2002 that used, according to the study, 1970, 1980 and 1990 1% PUMS data from the “United States Census”. One of the important variables is METAREA. Initially, I thought they did this in order to only use the decennial census. In order to extend the study, I’d like to add 2000 and 2010 data.
Since I’m a total noob, are they referring to ACS, AHS, the Metro sample or some other sample?
Also, it seems like one cannot get this variable from only 1%-samples? What implications does this have? Using the exact same data would be nice, but I think as long as I get coefficients of similar magnitude and significance, that’d be fine.
A bit lost at this early stage. Best regards