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Research ResourcesSurvey of Consumer Finances

2007-09 Panel Survey of Consumer Finances

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Four types of technical documentation for the 2007-09 Panel SCF are available on this page: the 2007-09 codebook, a text version of the questionnaire, the SAS program used to create variables for the 2007 SCF comparable to those collected in the 2007-09 Panel SCF, and a copy of the MR Interview (r) computer code that was used for computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). In addition, technical working papers on the survey methodology are available.

Codebook for the 2007-09 Panel Survey of Consumer Finances
The codebook contains the text, variable names, and responses for the questions asked in the survey. Also provided are a brief summary of the technical features of the survey design; a copy of the source code for the CAPI program, a concordance of variable names in the final data set and those used in the CAPI program; two programs that calculate standard errors for regression models and another program to calculate standard errors for simple statistics such as weighted medians, all three of which account for sampling error and multiple imputation; and a list of the variables included in the public data set.
Codebook ()
Last updated 9/4/2014

Questionnaire for the 2007-09 Panel Survey of Consumer Finances
The questionnaire is a paper representation of the CAPI program used to administer the survey.
Questionnaire ()
Last updated 3/20/2012

SAS Program to Map 2007 SCF Variables to 2007-09 Panel Variables
These SAS programs provided documentation on the methods for creating variables for the 2007 SCF comparable to those collected in the 2007-09 Panel SCF.
SAS program ()
Last updated 3/26/2012

At key points during the administration of the interview, interviewers show the respondents a series of cards containing information relevant to framing or answering a question. Most of this information is displayed as part of the question text or response categories, but some is more general.
Showcards ()
Last updated 3/21/2012

MR Interview (r) Computer Code used for Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI)
The 2007-09 panel survey data were collected using CAPI. A copy of the source code for the program is provided below. In previous years of the SCF, an executable version of the CAPI program has been provided, but for 2009, only a text version of the program code is available. Licensed users of MR Interview who wish to run this software should right click and choose save, then change the file extension to .mdd.
MR Interview Program ()
Last updated 6/25/2009

Last update: September 2, 2014