IPUMS PMA Participant ID for Longitudinal Panel


Dear IPUMS, We would like to use the longitudinal data from Kenya PMA 2019–2022. However, once we download the data, we can’t find the common ID variable that identifies participants across phases. Is there a way you can support with this? Any form of help with this would be of great help.

There are two ways that you can use longitudinal data from IPUMS PMA. The easiest is to simply request a linked file from our website; I am including a brief video tutorial on how to get a longitudinal IPUMS PMA extract.

The linking key is FQINSTID; you can also use this variable to link women’s records across time. In the original PMA data (e.g., not the harmonized IPUMS version), this variable is called FQmetainstanceID.