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

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


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.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY, MAY 1995: SUPPLEMENT ON RACE AND ETHNICITY. ICPSR02161-v1. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    ancestry, census data, demographic characteristics, ethnicity, ethnic identity, Hispanic origins, households, nationality, population characteristics, population estimates, race

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1995-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995-05

Universe:    All persons in the 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 56,000 households.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2004-10-18

Version History:

  • 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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