This public use data file contains jobs-level data from the 2020 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC). Released both as an ASCII file (with related SAS, SPSS, STATA, and R programming statements) and in SAS transport format, this public use file provides information collected on a nationally representative sample of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States during the calendar year 2020. The file contains job-level information collected in Rounds 6-7 for Panel 23, Rounds 3-5 for Panel 24, and Rounds 1-3 of Panel 25 of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2020). This year, 2020, is the first data year to include three panels of data; Panel 23 was extended to include Rounds 6 and 7. The file includes variables pertaining to household-reported jobs, including wages, hours, industry, and occupation.
For more details on loading MEPS PUFs into R, SAS, and Stata, please visit the MEPS GitHub page.
The MEPS Industry Codes Condensing Rules and Occupation Codes Condensing Rules are now located in the Documentation Appendix, and no longer listed as separate files.
*The PDF version of the codebook is recommended for printing; the HTML version is database driven and lets you navigate quickly to details on each variable.
**Right-click on the data file link, then select Save Target As or Save Link As to download the file.