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Current Population Survey, February 1997: Contingent Work Supplement (ICPSR 2408)

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 14 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. Questions pertaining to displaced workers were asked of all persons aged 20 years and over who lost a job involuntarily within the last five years due to operating decisions of a firm, plant, or business in which the worker was employed. Data are provided on reasons for job displacement, industry and occupation of the former job, group health insurance coverage, job tenure, and weekly earnings. Additional data refer to periods of unemployment as well as number of jobs held, use of unemployment benefits, whether residence was changed to seek work in another area, current health insurance coverage, and current weekly 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 1997: Contingent Work Supplement. ICPSR02408-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-12-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02408.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02408.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:   

  • 1997-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1997-02-16--1997-02-22

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 59,000 households.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1998-07-15

Version History:

  • 2005-12-19 A data dictionary supplied by the Bureau of the Census has been added.

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