Release of 2014 ASEC data


Dear IPUMS Staff,

I received an e-mail saying that the 2014 ASEC data had been released, but when I tried to download it I got an incomplete sample (only 139,415 individuals vs approximately 200,000 for other years).

Could you tell me why this is the case?

Thank you,



The 2014 ASEC has a split-design structure with two separate sets of income-related questions. IPUMS-CPS currently provides only the 5/8 of the sample who received income questions similar to those that have previously been on the CPS. Data from the other 3/8 of the sample (approximately 30,000 households) with the redesigned income questions should be available this summer.

Hope this helps.


Ok, thank you very much for the clarification.