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Census of Governments, 1977: Work Stoppages (ICPSR 8119)

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


This data collection provides information on all work stoppages involving any governmental unit included in the 1977 Census of Governments, regardless of the duration or the number of workers involved. There were 80,000 governmental units represented in the 1977 Census of Governments. Work stoppages occurring between October 1976 and October 1977 are covered by these data. Information for each strike is provided for the following employment functions: education teachers, education other, highway, public welfare, hospitals, police protection, fire protection, sanitation other than sewage, and other. The following data are provided for each function: number of employees involved, work days idle (duration), person days idle, major issue, contract status, and final method of resolution.

Series: Census of Governments Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, 1977: WORK STOPPAGES. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1980. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1983. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08119.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08119.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, counties, employment, fire protection, government employees, government services, labor contracts, labor strikes, labor (work), local government, municipalities, police protection, public schools, sanitation, school districts, state government, teachers, townships, waste disposal

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976-10-16--1977-10-17

Universe:    All work stoppages involving a governmental unit that was included in the 1977 Census of Governments, regardless of the duration or number of workers involved. The 1977 Census of Governments covered all 50 state governments and approximately 80,000 local government units.


Data Source:

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Original ICPSR Release:   1984-07-02

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