I am currently applying for access to use the restricted-use versions of the NHIS and MEPS available at the Census Research Data Center (RDC) located at the University of Kentucky. I wanted to know if there is a way to link the syncronized versions of the data from IPUMS to the geographic identified versions at the RDC. More specifically, I wanted to know if there was a variable to facilitate merging between the common datasets or if there was a manual somewhere that outlines a procedure on how to do so. Thank you so much for your help.
Joseph Benitez, PhD
Department of Health Management & Policy
College of Public Health
University of Kentucky