Labor Market and Macroeconomic

We have appended national and MSA-level macroeconomic data corresponding to the sample city and interview dates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Survey of Consumers. This includes the Consumer Sentiment Index (national-level, monthly), unemployment/labor force participation (MSA-level, monthly), and jobs by age/sex/education (MSA-level, monthly). We also provide a flag for whether the residence is in the MSA of the sample city at each wave (~97% of mothers at Baseline; ~85% of mothers at Year 9). See the documentation for more information.