CBO (2008) employed a Continuous Work History Sample of SSA data and found that earnings volatility had remained stable over the past few decades.
This paper merges the two approaches by using the PSID to create two continuous work history samples, one for individuals and another for families.
Using data from the Social Security Administration's Continuous Work History Sample
from 1980 to 2003, researchers conducted an analysis of lifetime earning patterns.
Smith, Creston M., "The Social Security Administration's Continuous Work History Sample
," Social Security Bulletin, October 1989, pp.
For several years, the Statistics of Income Division of the Internal Revenue Service has incorporated two four-digit Social Security Number endings, taken from the Continuous Work History Sample
, in its sample design.
Among the most notable of these are the Retirement History Survey and the Continuous Work History Sample
of the Social Security Administration, and the National Longitudinal Survey, conducted by the Center for Human Resource Research, Ohio State University.