I have read through the existing responses and several articles re: merging CPS March and monthly supplements over the years, yet am still left struggling. Essentially I am trying to look at how job tenure impacts income/employment in older/less healthy workers from 1989-2013. The problem that I’m finding is that I am using the March Supplement 1989-2013 for its income/employment/health information as my main dataset, but the job tenure data is only located in the Jan/Feb supplement of years 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009. The job tenure information is more or less useless to my project unless I can merge it with corresponding income/employment/health information. How would you recommend going about this? Do you think it would be worthwhile (or even possible) to try and track individual respondents over time and merge that way?
Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.