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Current Population Survey, June 1981 (ICPSR 8143)

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This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information 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 also gathered supplemental data on birth history and birth expectations. Data for women aged 15-59 years include the total number of children ever born, data of birth of the first child and most recent child, and date of first marriage. Women aged 18-34 years were asked to provide the number of children they expected to have within the next five years. Information on demographic characteristics, such as sex, age, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, income, educational background, 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, JUNE 1981. 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. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08143.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   birth expectations, census data, demographic characteristics, employment, Hispanic origins, households, income, labor force, occupations, population characteristics, population estimates, reproductive history, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1981-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981-06

Universe:   All persons in the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States living in households.

Data Types:   survey data


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

Data Source:

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