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Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1995 (ICPSR 6692)

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


This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data as well as supplemental data on work experience, income, noncash benefits, and migration. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 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 on March 1, 1994. This file also contains data covering nine noncash income sources: food stamps, school lunch programs, employer-provided group health insurance plans, employer-provided pension plans, personal health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, CHAMPUS or military health care, and energy assistance. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, household relationship, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1995. ICPSR06692-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06692.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06692.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, Hispanic or Latino origins, households, income, job history, labor force, Medicaid, Medicare, occupational mobility, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment, working hours

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1995

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995-03

Universe:    Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units and members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units on military bases or in households not on military bases.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The 285,550 cases in the hierarchical file include household-level, family-level, and person-level records. There are approximately 111 variables for household records, approximately 74 variables for family records, and approximately 343 variables for the person records.

Data on employment and income refer to the preceding year, although demographic data refer to the time of the survey.

The technical documentation incorrectly lists the residence information as pertaining to March 1, 1990 -- the correct year is 1994.

A major redesign of the Current Population Survey was implemented in January 1994. The primary aim of the redesign was to improve the quality of the data derived from the survey by introducing a new questionnaire and modernized data collection methods.


Sample:    A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. About 54,500 housing units were contacted, with an additional 2,500 Hispanic households added to the March survey sample. The sample was located in 792 sample areas comprising 2,007 counties and independent cities, with coverage in every state and in the District of Columbia.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1997-04-22

Version History:

  • 2000-05-09 The Census Bureau supplied a revised data file incorporating several corrections and additions. Four metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas were recoded: the Household Record variables affected are HG-MSAC (44-47)--MSA/PMSA FIPS Code, HMSA-R (57)--Modified metropolitan statistical area status code MSA residence, HCCC-R (58)--Central city metropolitan statistical area status code residence, and INDCCODE (285)--Individual central city code. A correction was made to H-IDNUM (320-331)--Household identification number. Health Insurance Recodes HMCARE (274), HMCAID (275), HCHAMP (276), and HHI-YN (277) were added, along with H-MIS (29)--Month in sample. Additions were made to the Family Record of Health Insurance Recodes FFNGCARE (251) and FFNGAID (256). Additions to the Person Record include Health Insurance Recodes P-MVCARE (643), P-MVCAID (648), and EMCONTRB (653). Corrections to the Person Record include Country of Birth PENATVTY (722), PEMNTVTY (725), and PEFNTVTY (728), and Citizenship Recode PRCITSHP (733). The corrections and additions to the data also are reflected in the codebook and database dictionary.

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