I would like to be able to isolate newlyweds in the CPS for the years 1980-present. I believe that year of first marriage was asked during some of these years, and I was wondering if there’s any way to get his data using IPUMS. Thanks!
Is there any way to get age at first marriage or year of first marriage for the CPS after 1971 using IPUMS?
I am afraid that IPUMS-CPS does not have a variable comparable to AGEMARR (which is available in the 1962, 1965, and 1967-1971 March Samples) available after 1971. IPUMS-USA, which provides data from the U.S. Decennial Censuses and the American Community Survey (ACS), has a comparable AGEMARR variable, available in the 1930, 1940, 1960, 1970, and 1980 Decennial Censuses. IPUMS-USA also has the variables YRMARR (Year last married), MARRINYR (Married in last 12 months), and MARRNO (Number of times married), for the 2008-onward ACS samples.
Unfortunately, I am unaware of any way to consistently identify newlyweds over the entire time period you are interested in.