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Current Population Survey, May 1980 (ICPSR 8137)

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


This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. Additional data are available concerning weeks worked and hours per week worked, reason not working full-time, total income and income components, and residence. Besides the CPS core questions, this survey gathered additional data on the time of day that wage and salary workers started and ended work, hours worked per week, hourly or weekly earnings, premium pay, union membership status, and whether the respondent worked according to a shift or flextime schedule. This survey also contains supplemental statistics on dual job-holders. Data provided include the reason for holding a second job and the number of hours worked per week at this job for the week prior to the survey. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational level, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, MAY 1980. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1983. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08137.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08137.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, Hispanic origins, households, income, labor force, occupations, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment, union membership, wages and salaries, working hours

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980-05

Universe:    All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in houses.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Approximately 77,000 households were sampled.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-28

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