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Current Population Survey, May 1979 (ICPSR 7974) RSS

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Summary:

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. Supplemental information on respondents with more than one job includes weekly income, reason for additional job, hourly wage amount, days and hours worked per week, labor union membership, and time of day work began and ended. Also included are data on pension plan coverage, employee contributions, and pension provisions made by the self-employed. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Citation

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, MAY 1979. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1980. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07974.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, demographic characteristics, employment, Hispanic origins, households, income, jobs, labor force, multiple jobs, occupations, pension plans, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment, union membership, working hours

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1979-05

Date of Collection:  

  • 1979-05

Universe:   Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in May 1979.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Approximately 76,700 households were selected for interview.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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