CMGPD-SC now available at ICPSR!

I am pleased to report that the China Multigenerational Panel Dataset-Shuangcheng is now available for download at ICPSR:

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies/35292

We would like to thank everyone who worked with the draft versions of the release and documentation and reported problems. If you have been working with a draft version of the release downloaded from my own website, I recommend strongly that you download the official release and begin working with it. It incorporates a number of fixes to address problems reported by users.

We anticipate releasing the Landholding File sometime this fall. This will include landholding records that are linked to individuals recorded in the registers. We will also be releasing updates to the User Guide and other documentation over the next year.

Over the next year, we will also overhaul the variables related to official position to reflect new information located in the registers by Shuang Chen. We will also release a price time series.

Preparation of the CMGPD-SC and accompanying documentation for public release via ICPSR DSDR was supported by the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Grant no. R01 HD070985 “Multi-generational Demographic and Landholding Data: CMGPD-SC Public Release.” Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NICHD.