Hi all

I was just wondering whether there is any personal income information available via IPUMS CPS? I noticed that the CEPR CPS have quite some detailled income information, but the IPUMS CPS seems to lack these. Is that the case or am I just looking in the wrong place?


Although the CPS is not primarily designed to estimate income of the US population, this information is available in two key places. The first is in the ASEC supplement samples. The Second is in the Outgoing Rotation Group (earner study) questions. Both of these are available in IPUMS CPS. You can select ASEC supplement samples on the Select Samples page. The Outgoing Rotation Group questions are available under the Person drop-down menu on the Select Data page.