Current Population Survey, January 1986: Displaced Workers (ICPSR 8978)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

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


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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 displaced workers questions were asked of all persons aged 20 and over who lost a job involuntarily within the last five years due to operating decisions of a firm, plant, or business in which the worker was employed. Data are provided on reasons for job displacement, industry and occupation of the former job, group health insurance coverage, job tenure, and weekly earnings. Additional data refer to periods of unemployment as well as number of jobs held, use of unemployment benefits, whether residence was changed to seek work in another area, current health insurance coverage, and current weekly earnings.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey, January 1986:  Displaced Workers . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 71,000 households.

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

personal interviews

survey data




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