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Current Population Survey, June 2000: Fertility Supplement (ICPSR 3170)

Alternate Title:   CPS, June 2000

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


This data collection is comprised of responses from two sets of survey questionnaires, the basic Current Population Survey (CPS) and a survey administered as a supplement to the June 2000 CPS questionnaire on the topic of Fertility.

The CPS, administered monthly, collects labor force data about the civilian noninstitutional population, 15 years old and older, living in the United States. Moreover, the CPS provides current estimates of the economic status and activities of this population which includes estimates of total employment (both farm and nonfarm), nonfarm self-employed persons, domestics, and unpaid helpers in nonfarm family enterprises, wage and salaried employees, and estimates of total unemployment. Data from the CPS are provided for the week prior to the administration of the survey.

All females 15-44 years old that were eligible for the basic CPS survey were also eligible for the supplement survey, as applicable. Self or proxy responses were allowed for the supplement, that is a single respondent could provide answers for themselves or provide answers for all eligible household members, provided the respondent him/herself was a household member 15 years of age or older. Questions determining the number of live births, date of the last child's birth, and the age of women (in months) at the time of the birth of their last child were asked of the eligible women.

Demographic variables include age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, veteran status, educational background, occupation, industry, and income.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census, and United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Current Population Survey, June 2000: Fertility Supplement. ICPSR03170-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-11. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03170.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03170.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    birth, census data, children, compensation, demographic characteristics, employment, fertility, full-time employment, Hispanic or Latino origins, household composition, households, income, industry, labor (work), labor force, part-time employment, population characteristics, wages and salaries, work experience, working hours

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2000-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 2000-06-18--2000-06-24

Unit of Observation:    individuals within housing units

Universe:    The basic CPS universe consisted of all persons aged 15 years and older in the civilian noninstitutional population living in households in the United States. The June 2000 Fertility supplement universe consisted of the full basic CPS sample of females 15-44 years old.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Users are strongly encouraged to refer the User Guide (produced by the Principal Investigators), which contains the questionnaire for the supplement, as well as additional detailed technical documentation regarding the study design, sampling frame used, and response rates.

Additional universe statements for each variable are defined in the basic or supplement record layouts found in Attachment 7 and 8, respectively, of the User Guide.

ICPSR removed all FILLER and PADDING variables from the data. As a result, the column locations in any ICPSR-released data product (e.g., codebook and setup files) will have column locations that are not consistent with locations described in the User Guide.


Sample:    A multistage probability sample, based on the results of the most recent decennial census with coverage in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, was selected to represent the universe of approximately 48,000 households.


The data contain seven weight variables:

  • Household Weight -- HWHHWGT -- Used for tallying household characteristics.
  • Family Weight -- PWFMWGT -- Used only for tallying family characteristics.
  • Longitudinal Weight -- PWLGWGT -- Found only on adult records matched from month to month (used for gross flows analysis).
  • Outgoing Rotation Weight -- PWORWGT -- Used for tallying information collected only in outgoing rotations.
  • Final Weight -- PWSSWGT -- Used for most tabulations, controlled to independent estimates for (1) States; (2) Origin, Sex, and Age; and (3) Age, Race, and Sex.
  • Veteran's Weight -- PWVETWGT -- Used for tallying veteran's data only.
  • Composited Final Weight -- PWCMPWGT -- Used to create BLS's published labor force statistics.

There is no supplement weight associated with the June 2000 Fertility Supplement. Use the basic CPS final weight -- PWSSWGT -- for tallying individuals on the file. Users are strongly encouraged to refer to the User Guide for additional detailed information on how to use the weights, as well as how they were derived.

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)


Original ICPSR Release:   2001-06-18

Version History:

  • 2011-03-11 The ASCII data for this collection have been completely replaced. The data collection has been updated to include SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files for use with the new data. Also included in the update are a corresponding SAS transport (CPORT) file, SPSS system file, Stata system file, and a tab-delimited version of the new ASCII data.

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