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Current Population Survey, February 1995: Contingent Work Supplement (ICPSR 6736)

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 aged 15 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, asked of all applicable persons aged 15 years and older, focused on contingent or temporary work that a person performed without expecting continuing employment from that particular employer. Additional questions covered workers' satisfaction with their current employment arrangements, 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


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, FEBRUARY 1995: CONTINGENT WORK SUPPLEMENT. ICPSR06736-v2. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1998. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06736.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06736.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employee benefits, employment, Hispanic 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:   

  • 1995-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995-02

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The abstract portion of the codebook states erroneously that the logical record length of this data file is 1,239. The actual record length is 1,241.


Sample:    The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 60,000 households.

Mode of Data Collection:    personal interview


Original ICPSR Release:   1996-12-19

Version History:

  • 2005-12-06 A database dictionary has been added.
  • 1998-04-20 These data were resupplied by the Census Bureau to correct the following: (1) substate geography, metropolitan/nonmetropolitan status, and specific metropolitan identifiers in the New England states and Hawaii, (2) the citizenship recode (PRCITSHP) for some individuals, and (3) country of birth of the sample person and his or her mother and father for South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia. Also, ICPSR has prepared a PDF codebook.

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