Longitudinal weight for the CPS



I’m linking individual records across the CPS monthly samples using CPSID and CPSIDP. I’m just wondering if the MPC offers longitudinal weight. The weight variables I found on the CPS website are for cross-sectional data.

Thank you very much!


While the Census Bureau does not provide longitudinal weights, the IPUMS-CPS team is currently looking into generating longitudinal weights for the linked CPS data. Unfortunately, I am not able to provide a timeline for the release of these longitudinal weights at this time.

I’m sorry I could not be of more help.