CHANGE NOTICE #4 - 5/31/96

DPLS edition 4 of the Second Wave WLS (1992/93) data was released on 5/31/96.

If you received second wave data before May 31, 1996, please read this report.

Summary of the 5/96 update (see below for details):

The FOURTH edition of the 1992/93 WLS differs from previous releases in the following way:

  1. The data and documentation have been updated to correct numerous coding errors in religious preferences of respondent and spouse and minor errors in frequency of church attendance. The summary variable for frequency of church attendance has also been updated (RELI).
  2. The data and documentation for total scores for Psychological Well-Being Scales have been rewritten to distinguish non-sample cases (PSYB).
  3. Additional updates have been made to the data and documentation for Household and Parent Roster, Parental Income, and Assets (CRST, PINC and ASST).
  4. Minor corrections have been made to the documentation for the depression and alcohol section (HPER).

Details of the 5/96 updates: