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Current Population Survey, June 1980 (ICPSR 7993)

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


This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force information for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. This supplement covers three topical areas: marital history, fertility history, and birth expectations. Data on marital history is provided for up to three marriages, the first two and the most recent marriage. All respondents aged 15-75 who had ever been married were asked to provide date of marriage, date marriage ended in widowhood or divorce, and for marriages ending in divorce, the date of separation. Men in their second or later marriage or who were widowed, divorced, or separated were asked about children living elsewhere who they supported. Questions about fertility history were asked of all women ages 18-75 and women 15-18, who had ever been married. Data are provided on the number of liveborn children including date of birth, sex, and current residence. Items of birth expectations include the number of children women aged 18-39 expected to have. Information on demographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, JUNE 1980. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07993.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07993.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    birth expectations, demographic characteristics, employment, fertility, Hispanic origins, households, income, labor force, marriage, population characteristics, population estimates, reproductive history, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1980-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 1980-06

Universe:    Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in June 1980.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Approximately 77,000 units were sampled.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-28

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