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Current Population Survey, March 1983: Estimates of Noncash Benefit Values (ICPSR 8332)

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


This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data as well as 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 older. Additional data are available concerning weeks worked and hours per week worked, reason not working full-time, total income and income components, and residence. This collection was formed by expanding CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: ANNUAL DEMOGRAPHIC FILE, 1983 (ICPSR 8192) to include monetary value estimates for five types of noncash benefits,such as food stamps, school lunch programs, public or subsidized rental housing, Medicaid, and Medicare. Estimates are derived from three valuation approaches: the market value approach, the recipient or cash equivalent approach, and the poverty budget share approach. Data on employment and income refer to the preceding year, while demographic data refer to the time of the survey. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, household relationship, 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, MARCH 1983: ESTIMATES OF NONCASH BENEFIT VALUES. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1984. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08332.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08332.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, labor force, Medicaid, Medicare, population characteristics, population estimates, poverty, public assistance programs, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1983-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 1983-03

Universe:    Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States living in households including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing in March 1983.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This data file contains weights, which must be used in any analysis. (2) This hierarchical file contains 300,423 records. There are three record types. Household records contain 62 variables, family records contain 113 variables, and person records contain approximately 200 variables.


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

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-05-24

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