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MEPS HC-074: 2003 Jobs File
Release date: May 2005

This public use data file contains jobs-level data from the 2003 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS HC). Released as an ASCII file with SAS, SPSS, and STATA 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 2003. The file contains job-level information collected in Rounds 3-5 for the seventh Panel and Rounds 1-3 for the eighth Panel of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (i.e., the rounds for the MEPS panels covering calendar year 2003); it includes variables pertaining to household-reported jobs, including wages, hours, industry, and occupation.

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Documentation PDF (260 KB) / HTML
Codebook PDF (192 KB) / HTML*
SAS Programming Statements TXT (51 KB)
SPSS Programming Statements TXT (25 KB)
STATA Programming Statements TXT (33 KB)
2003 Industry Codes File PDF (73 KB) / HTML
2003 Occupation Codes File PDF (18 KB) / HTML

Data File, ASCII format ZIP (1.3 MB) / EXE (1.4 MB)
Data File, SAS transport format ZIP (1.9 MB) / EXE (2.0 MB)


Questionnaires — see Survey Questionnaires
*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.

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