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hrhhid: CPS: Household identifier (Part 1)


hrhhid is part one of the household identifier on the CPS file, which can be used to merge the EPI extracts to the raw CPS data from Census.


Sample Years
Basic All years
May All years
ORG All years


Variable creation
* hrhhid
capture rename hrhhid orig_hrhhid
gen hrhhid = ""

if $monthlycps == 1 | $maycps == 1 {
    if tm(1973m1) <= $date & $date <= tm(1993m12) {
      replace hrhhid = hhid
    if tm(1994m1) <= $date {
      replace hrhhid = orig_hrhhid

lab var hrhhid "CPS: Household identifier (Part 1)"
notes hrhhid: 1973-1993 Unicon: hhid
notes hrhhid: 1994-present CPS: hrhhid
notes hrhhid: Used for joining EPI extracts to BLS/Census raw data