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Current Population Survey, February 1999: Contingent Work Supplement (ICPSR 2898)

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


This collection provides data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and over. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin. The Contingent Work Supplement questions were asked of all household members aged 15 years or older who had jobs during the reference week and worked for pay or profit or who did not have jobs during the reference week but looked for work during the last year and were available for work during the reference week. The supplement data include information on contingent or temporary work performed without the expectation of continuing employment from an employer. Also included is information about each worker's expectation of continuing employment, satisfaction with his or her current employment arrangement, current job history, transition into the current employment arrangement, search for other employment, employee benefits, and earnings.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, February 1999: Contingent Work Supplement. ICPSR02898-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000-08-01. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02898.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02898.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, displaced workers, employee benefits, employment, Hispanic or Latino origins, households, job history, job loss, job satisfaction, job security, labor force, occupations, population characteristics, population estimates, temporary employment, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1999-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1999-02-14--1999-02-20

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

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 48,000 households.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2000-08-01

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