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SERIAL
Sequential serial number, person record

Description

SERIAL is an IPUMS MEPS-constructed value that is an identifying number unique to each household in a given survey year. The combination of YEAR and SERIAL provides a unique identifier for every household in the IPUMS MEPS database.

Codes

SERIAL is a 6-digit numeric variable.

Comparability

This variable is fully comparable across years.

Universe

  • 1996-2017: All households.

Availability

  • 1996-2017

Weights

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

Flags

This variable has no flags.