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Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1987 (ICPSR 8863) RSS

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This data collection supplies the standard monthly labor force data and also provides supplemental data on work experience, income, noncash benefits, and migration. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Additional data for persons 15 years old and older 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, 1986. Data on employment and income refer to the preceding year, although demographic data refer to the time of the survey. 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. Characteristics such as age, sex, race, household relationship, and Spanish origin are available for each person in the household enumerated.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census, and United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1987. ICPSR08863-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-02-03. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08863.v2

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1986--1987

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 a military base or in a household not on a military base.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Geographic fields reflect the new metropolitan statistical area definitions.

Methodology

Sample:   A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. About 56,500 housing units were contacted with an additional sample of 2,500 Spanish households added to the March survey sample. The sample was located in 729 sample areas comprising 1,973 counties and independent cities with coverage in every state and in the District of Columbia.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview

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Version History:

  • 2009-02-03 The technical documentation section of the codebook was updated because a User Note was added by the Principal Investigator. Also, based on the CPS Web site, the Bureau of Labor Statistics was added to the Principal Investigator field.

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