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Current Population Survey, January 1984 (ICPSR 8462)

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


Supplementary information on involuntary job loss and occupational training programs is provided in this collection, in addition to standard monthly Current Populaion Survey data on labor force activity. Workers who lost a job within the previous five years due to operating decisions of their employer were surveyed. Data include the reasons for job displacement, industry and occupation, job tenure and earnings, and health and unemployment benefits. The occupational training portion of the collection contains data on training program attended within the past two years, including the number, length, and type of programs attended, as well as the source of payment. The monthly labor force information includes data for persons age 14 and older on employment status, occupation, and industry. Demographic data such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, education, household relationship, and Spanish origin are also provided.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, January 1984. ICPSR08462-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08462.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08462.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, displaced workers, employment, health insurance, households, job loss, job tenure, labor force, layoffs, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1984

Date of Collection:   

  • 1984-01

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 71,000 households, located in 629 sample areas with coverage in every state and the District of Columbia.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1986-04-28

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