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Current Population Surveys: Uniform March Files, 1964-1988 (ICPSR 9307)

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The principal investigators for this data collection created a "uniform" series of Current Population Surveys: Annual Demographic Files (March) that have a rectangular file structure and use one set of documentation. These Current Population Survey (CPS) files are annual surveys of the population of the United States conducted by the United States Census Bureau and are often referred to as the March CPS Demographic Supplements. The files contain records for families selected in the samples as well as for each person in the families. Information is included on labor force activity, income, age, race, household structure, education, family relationships, occupation, and employment history.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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DS1:  1964 Data - Download All Files (20.8 MB)
DS2:  1965 Data - Download All Files (20.7 MB)
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Study Description


Mare, Robert D., and Christopher Winship. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEYS: UNIFORM MARCH FILES, 1964-1988. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-10-26. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09307.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SOC-7912648)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, labor force, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1964--1988

Date of Collection:  

  • 1969--1989

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

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The Bureau of the Census files were reformatted from the original hierarchical structures to rectangular versions.


Sample:   A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units.

Data Source:

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: ANNUAL DEMOGRAPHIC FILES (MARCH)

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.


Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2007-10-26 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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