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Current Population Survey, January 1991: Job Training (ICPSR 9716)

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


This collection provides data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons aged 14 and over. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. The collection contains a supplement that includes data on skills and training that workers needed to obtain their current or last job, on-the-job training, skills used on the last job, and workers' perceptions of the adequacy of their skills. This supplement makes it possible to analyze changes in occupation and to assess the relative stability of employment in various industries and occupations. Questions were asked of all persons 15 years of age or older who were living in households and who were members of the experienced labor force, whether they were currently employed or not.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, JANUARY 1991: JOB TRAINING. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09716.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09716.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, Hispanic origins, job satisfaction, job skills, job training, labor force, occupations, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1991-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 1991-01

Universe:    Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.

Data Type(s):    survey data


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

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1992-03-04

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