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Relative year 1 or 2 in panel


[ PRELIMINARY VARIABLE: Variable description may change once we confirm the universe and assess the comparability of this variable over time. ]

For all persons, RELYR indicates whether they are in their first or second year of participation in the MEPS household component panel. The MEPS panel involves five rounds of interviews over a period of about two years. For more information on the relationship between relative year, calendar year, panel, and round data, please see the IPUMS MEPS Panel Design Documentation.

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The comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.


The universe for this variable has not yet been confirmed.


  • 1996-2019


  • No weights are available for this variable. Please refer to RELYR for more information.


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