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Q:  

I need data from several years of the March Current Population Survey but notice that these data do not have set-up files associated with them.

A:  

If you are taking off just a few variables you can create your own set-up files based on the column locations in the codebooks. All the codebooks are available electronically.

However, a better solution for you might be to go to the IPUMS-CPS site at the University of Minnesota:

http://cps.ipums.org/cps/

You need to register, but get access immediately.

With this interface, you can extract the items you want across multiple years of the survey (1964-2010). The items have been normalized so that the coding for each item is the same. With your extract, you get set-up files in your statistical package of choice.

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