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Current Population Survey, August 1988: Retiree Health Insurance (ICPSR 9345)

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


This dataset includes information on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are provided on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also included are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. The supplement includes data on the health insurance status of retirees and the surviving spouses of retirees. The purpose of the supplement was to determine whether retirees or their surviving spouses had access to health plans through the retirees" past employers. All persons aged 40 or older, including males and females, were asked the supplement items.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, AUGUST 1988: RETIREE HEALTH INSURANCE. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09345.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09345.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, health insurance, Hispanic origins, households, labor force, population characteristics, population estimates, retirees, unemployment, veterans

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1988

Date of Collection:   

  • 1988-08

Universe:    The universe consists of 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 57,000 households.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1992-02-03

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