Current Population Survey, May 1995: Supplement on Race and Ethnicity (ICPSR 2161)

Published: Nov 4, 2005

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


Version V1

This file primarily contains data on racial and ethnic identification as well as preferences for alternative names for racial and ethnic categories, ancestry, and national origin. Some data from the basic Current Population Survey (CPS) on personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, household relationship, educational background, race, and ethnic origin are also provided. Data on methodological aspects of the data collection such as the month-in-sample and whether the interview was conducted in person or over the phone are also included. The only labor force activity information provided is employment status of persons 15 years and over. Users desiring comprehensive labor force data should consult the basic CPS data file.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, May 1995:  Supplement on Race and Ethnicity  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-11-04.

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The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 56,000 households.

All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.

personal interviews

survey data



2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.


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