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Old changes

Version 0.5.6 -- 2018-12-20

Added

  • dind03: Census recode of detailed industry, primary job
  • mind03: Census recode of major industry, primary job
  • docc03: Census recode of detailed occupation, primary job
  • mocc03: Census recode of major occupation, primary job

Changed

  • orgwgt, basicwgt, finalwgt now use Census 2000-based weights for the 2000-2002 period

Fixed

  • raceorig: corrected variable labels

Version 0.5.5 -- 2018-12-13

Added

  • November 2018 extracts: all data from 2018 updated.

Version 0.5.4 -- 2018-11-19

Added

  • October 2018 extracts: all data from 2018 updated.

Version 0.5.3 -- 2018-11-05

Added

  • hispanic: Hispanic status
  • raceorig: original race code on file
  • wbhaom: White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Other, Multiple
  • wbhom: White, Black, Hispanic, Other, Multiple
  • wbonly: White only, Black only, Other

Fixed

  • wbhao: corrected missing Hispanic status in some months of 2012m5-2014

Version 0.5.2 -- 2018-10-30

Added

  • proxy: proxy/self response indicator
  • wbhao: five-category race/ethnicity, incl Asian

Changed

  • hoursuorg: now includes usual hours for nonhourly workers

Version 0.5.1 -- 2018-10-15

Added

  • September 2018 extracts: all data from 2018 updated.

Version 0.5.0 -- 2018-09-27

Added

  • cbsasize: CBSA population size
  • metstat: metropolitan area indicator
  • mocc10: major occupation code (consistent)
  • occ70, occ80, occ90, occ00, occ10: detailed occupation codes

Version 0.4.4 -- 2018-09-20

Added

  • August 2018 extracts: all data from 2018 updated.
  • ind02, ind07, ind12: 2002, 2007, 2012 Census industry codes

Changed

  • ind00, ind10: removed these in place of ind02, ind07, ind12

Version 0.4.3 -- 2018-09-13

Added

  • Trimming of extreme wage values wage and wage`otc set to missing if under 50 cents/hour or over $100/hour in 1989$.
  • veteran: veteran status

Version 0.4.2 -- 2018-09-12

Added

  • Hours imputation for wage and wageotc for non-hourly workers whose hours vary. For non-hourly workers whose hours vary during 1994-present, wage and wageotc use demographic/industry-predicted hours when calculating weekly earnings divided by hours worked. Depending on the year, this is roughly 2-3% of positive wage earners.

  • hoursu1i: imputed hours worked for ORG sample, used in wage and wageotc

  • hoursuint: intervalled usual weekly hours worked
  • manuf: manufacturing indicator
  • citizen: US citizenship indicator
  • cititsat: detailed citizenship/foreign born status
  • married: marital status
  • gradeatn: detailed 1992+ educational attainment (replaces grade92)

Changed

  • grade92: renamed to gradeatn

Version 0.4.1 -- 2018-09-11

Added

  • July 2018 extracts
  • June 2018 extracts
  • earnhour, a_earnhour: hourly earnings per hour for hourly workers

Changed

  • minsamp: extended back to 1973

Version 0.4.0 -- 2018-09-02

Added

  • Top-code adjustments for weekpay (and wage, wageotc). All top-coded values of weekpay replaced with gender-specific imputed mean above the top-code, assuming Pareto distribution of weekpay above 80th percentile. wage and wageotc incorporate top-code adjusted weekpay.

  • wage_noadj, wageotc_noadj, weekpay_noadj: non-adjusted wage values

Changed

  • hrhhid, pulineno: extended back to 1973
  • wage, wageotc, weekpay now include imputed means of weekpay above top-code

Fixed

  • weekly earnings top-code in 1986-1988 corrected, now $999

Version 0.3.5 -- 2018-08-21

Added

  • multjobs, numjobs: multiple job indicators
  • occcode: original Census occupation code
  • hoursumay: usual hours worked per week in May supplement
  • hoursuorg: usual hours worked per week in ORG
  • hoursu1, hoursu2, hoursut: usual hours on primary, other, all jobs
  • hourslw1, hourslw2, hourslwt: last week hours on primary, other, all jobs
  • hoursvary: hours vary indicator
  • unicon_recnum: link to Unicon source data for 1973-1993

Changed

  • restricted ORG sample to ages 16 and over
  • hourly earnings in May CPS for non-hourly workers now uses usual hours worked

Fixed

  • change weekly earnings top-code from $2884 to $2884.61 in 1998+ data

Version 0.3.4 -- 2018-08-01

Added

  • ind70, ind80, ind90, ind00, ind10: original industry codes
  • cow1, cow2: class of worker
  • mind16: harmonized major industry
  • selfemp extended to 1973

Fixed

  • removed inconsistent selfany variable

Version 0.3.3 -- 2018-07-27

Added

  • renamed wage3 to wage
  • renamed wage4 to wageotc

Fixed

  • educ missing values in 1992

Version 0.3.2 -- 2018-07-26

Added

  • wage3, lfstat extended to 1973
  • a_weekpay: BLS allocation for weekpay
  • cmpwgt: composite final monthly weight
  • discwork: discouraged worker
  • finalwgt: final monthly weight
  • lookdur: unemployment & looking duration
  • ptecon: part-time for economic reasons
  • public sector variables: pubsec, publoc, pubst, pubfed
  • samejob: same job as last month
  • schenrl: enrolled in college/high school
  • unempdur: unemployment duration
  • weekpay_tc: top-code indicator

Fixed

  • lfstat errors in 1988-1989

Modified

  • basicwgt is now final weight through 1997, composite weight cmpgwgt 1998-present

Version 0.3.1 -- 2018-07-09

Added

  • educ: Education level, available through 1973-present
  • gradehi: highest grade attended, 1973-1991
  • gradecom: completed highest grade, 1973-1991

Version 0.3.0 -- 2018-07-04

Added

  • Data through 2018-05
  • Initial version of 1973-1981 May extracts
  • So many other things
  • This changelog!

Fixed

  • Too many things