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Current Population Survey, May 1997: Work Schedules (ICPSR 2482)

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


Data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey are supplied in this collection. Information is available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and over. Demographic variables such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin are included. In addition to providing these core data, the May survey also contains a supplement on work schedules for all applicable persons aged 15 years and older who were employed at the time of the survey. This supplement focuses on shift work, flexible hours, and work at home for both main and second jobs.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, May 1997: Work Schedules. ICPSR02482-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, Hispanic origins, households, labor force, multiple jobs, population characteristics, population estimates, temporary employment, unemployment, volunteers, working hours

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1997-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 1997-05-18--1997-05-24

Universe:    The universe consists of all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The record length is 915, not 913 as stated in the codebook. The last variable in the record, PWSUPWGT, is ten characters long. The last four characters are implied decimal places.


Sample:    The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 57,000 households.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1998-08-03

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