For all persons, ROUNDRD is a MEPS-constructed variable used to specify the round number for the person. MEPS interviews persons five times, once per round. Analysts may wish to combine ROUNDRD with MEPSIDRD, which uniquely identifies persons within year. For more information on the relationship between calendar year, panel, and round data, please see the IPUMS MEPS Panel Design Documentation.
Codes and Frequencies
ComparabilityThe comparability of this variable over time has not yet been assessed.
- 1996-2016 : PERWEIGHT