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Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Survey, 2005 (ICPSR 4312)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data as well as supplemental data on work experience, income, noncash benefits, and migration. Comprehensive work experience information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and older. Additional data for persons 15 years and older are available concerning weeks worked and hours per week worked, reason not working full-time, total income and income components, and residence on March 1, 2005. Data on employment and income refer to the time of the survey. This file also contains data covering nine noncash income sources: food stamps, school lunch programs, employer-provided group health insurance plans, employer-provided pension plans, personal health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, CHAMPUS or military health care, and energy assistance. Also included are data covering training and assistance received under welfare reform programs, such as job readiness training, child care services, or job skill training. Background information such as age, sex, race, household relationships, and Hispanic origin is available for each person in the household enumerated.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey: Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Survey, 2005. ICPSR04312-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-11-22. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04312.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04312.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, child care, compensation, demographic characteristics, employment, households, income, job history, job training, labor force, Medicaid, Medicare, occupational mobility, occupations, population characteristics, unemployment, working hours

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2004-03--2005-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 2005-03

Unit of Observation:    household, family, individual

Universe:    Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units and members of the Armed Forces living in civilian housing units on a military base or in a household not on a military base.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Prior to 2003 this survey was called the Annual Demographic File. (2) In this hierarchical dataset, there are three record types. The first is Household, with 142 variables for 98,664 records. The Family record type has 76 variables for 87,149 records. The Person record type has 483 variables for 210,648 records. There are a total of 396,461 records in the file.


Sample:    A probability sample is used in selecting housing units.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-11-22

Version History:

  • 2006-01-06 Two person variables, PEINUSYR (731-732) and A-MJOCC (159-160), were unintentionally left blank in the original data file. The data file has been corrected for this error.

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