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Codebook for Data Set msassp.por

James Gerber, San Diego State University

© The Author, 1998; Last Modified 16 August 1998

The metropolitain statistical area (MSA) data in the SPSS file msassp.por is drawn from the Regional Economic Information System (REIS) and is produced by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The REIS data base provides local area economic data for states, counties, and metropolitan areas for 1969-1995. In the data drawn from the REIS files, each variable has a 1970, 1980, and 1990 value. Variable names have the same root in each of the three years followed by either 70, 80, or 90, depending on the year. For example, the variable pop70 is the MSA population in 1970, pop80 is MSA population in 1980, and pop90 is MSA population in 1990. All three, pop70, pop80, and pop90 are distinct and separate variables.

The variables name, state, desig, and msacode appear once in the dataset. In the following variable list, every variable except these four is listed by its root and "xx" to designate the year. Income variables are in thousands of dollars (current) and employment variables are the number employed.
Variable name Variable label
1. name MSA name
2. state State location of the MSA, may be two or more states
3. desig Designation as an MSA, PMSA, NECMA, or CMSA
4. msacode FIPS and BEA MSA code
5. Popxx Population, in hundreds

Aggregate income variables
6. tpixx Total personal income
7. fixx Farm income
8. dirxx Dividends, interest and rent,income
9. tranxx Transfer payments
10. wasxx Wages and salaries
11. olixx Other labor income
12. propixx Proprietor's income

Income by sector
13. asffixx Agricultural services, fisheries, and forestry income
14. mixx Mining income
15. cixx Construction income
16. manixx Manufacturing income
17. tpuixx Transportation and public utilities income
18. wtixx Wholesale trade income
19. rtixx Retail trade income
20. fireixx Finance, insurance,and real estate income
21. sixx Services income
22. fcixx Federal government civilian income
23. milixx Military income
24. salixx State and local government income

Aggregate employment variables
25. exx Total employment
26. wasexx Wage and salary employment
27. selfexx Self (proprietor's) employment
28. fexx Farm employment

Employment by sector
29. asffexx Agricultural services, fisheries, and forestry employment
30. mexx Mining employment
31. cexx Construction employment
32. manexx Manufacturing employment
33. tpuexx Transportation and public utilities employment
34. wtexx Wholesale trade employment
35. rtexx Retail trade employment
36. fireexx Finance, insurance,and real estate employment
37. sexx Services employment
38. fcexx Federal government civilian employment
39. milexx Military employment
40. salexx State and local government employment

N of Cases: 331.

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