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WELCOME TO THE UNDERSTANDING AMERICA STUDY MONTHLY EVENTS PANEL DATA PAGE

The UAS Monthly Events Panel Dataset merges and organizes the data from the Monthly Events surveys. The Monthly Events surveys are a set of surveys fielded at the start of every month among all UAS respondents aged 50 or more. These surveys are fielded at the beginning of the month and ask respondents about their experiences in the previous calendar month. In particular, the surveys ask whether they experienced a number of events in the preceding month, as well as their self-assessments of health, life satisfaction, pain, hours worked, earnings and medical expenditures, during the previous months.

The UAS Monthly Events Panel Dataset is updated monthly. Each new update adds the data from the most recent month. The first Monthly Event survey (UAS 102) was fielded in June of 2019, and asked about issues and events that happened in May of 2019. This survey is referred to as wave 1. The second survey, wave 2, was fielded in July of 2019 and asked about events in June, and so on. The dataset is organized as a panel. Each record represents the responses of an individual to a given wave. More information about the dataset is available in the UAS Monthly Events Panel Dataset Description.


DOWNLOADS

The following downloads are available (as of February 2020):

Previous versions of these files can be downloaded in the UAS Monthly Events Panel Archive.


FUNDING AND CITATION

This dataset was created at the University of Southern California’s Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR). Support for this data set is provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the National Institute on Aging through the grant U01AG054580 “Toward Next Generation Data on Health and Life Changes at Older Ages”.

For citation, please use the following for the file and documentation: