Principal Investigator(s): Woolhandler, Steffie; Himmelstein, David U.
The major objective of this study was to develop a new data resource for crossnational comparisons of health care systems. To that end, the project compiled data from the United States and Canada to compare the number of health personnel per capita in these two countries. The collection comprises three data files: one file with data from the United States and two files with Canadian data. Part 1, the United States file (named the HWKXTRCT file by the principal investigators), contains records of respondents employed in health industries and occupations extracted from the United States Bureau of the Census Current Population Survey Annual Demographic (March) Files for 1968 through 1992. Variables in Part 1 include age, educational attainment, race, sex, ethnic origin, wage or salary income, self-employment income, health industry group and occupation, and labor force status during the last week. This file also includes recoded variables generated by the principal investigators, such as annualized hours worked in principal employment, and wages adjusted to 1991 United States dollars. The two Canadian files, Parts 4 and 7, contain custom tabulations generated from the 1971 and 1986 Censuses of Canada. These tabulations give the number of persons in Canada employed for 1-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, and 50+ hours per week by sex, occupation, industry, and the number of weeks worked during the previous year.
These data are freely available.
Woolhandler, Steffie, and David U. Himmelstein. Trends in Hospital and Health Personnel in the United States and Canada, 1968-1991. ICPSR06243-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06243.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06243.v1
This study was funded by:
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (18710)
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: Persons employed in health care delivery in the United States during 1968-1991 and in Canada during 1971 and 1986.
Data Types: survey data, and aggregate data
Data Collection Notes:
Parts 5 and 8 were produced using the SAS CPORT procedure.
Sample: United States: random sample of the noninstitutionalized population. Canada: 20-percent sample of the 1971 and 1986 Canadian censuses.
United States data: United States Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey Annual Demographic (March) Files for 1968 through 1992. Canadian data: 1971 and 1986 Canadian censuses.
Original ICPSR Release: 1995-08-16
- 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
- 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
- 1998-06-12 The codebook and frequencies are now available as PDF files.
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