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Q:  

I want to compare the mobility of siblings in the PSID. How can I find siblings considering they no longer live in their family of origin?

A:  

The PSID has created a Family Identification and Mapping System (FIMS):

https://simba.isr.umich.edu/FIMS/ (Login Required)

It allows one to create identifiers for intra-generational samples (e.g., siblings) or inter-generational (individual to parent; individual to grandparent; individual to great grandparent).

One can also control the biological nature of the relationship, e.g., full siblings; half siblings, dad in common; etc.

PSID has also created several tutorials on how to create and analyze intergernational data in its tutorial center:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/tutorials/

Here's a direct link to the most explicit tutorial:

http://psidonline.isr.umich.edu/Guide/tutorials/IG/IG.pdf.

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