Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1984 (With 1985-Based Weights) (ICPSR 8418)

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


This is a new version of a data collection that was previously released under the title CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: ANNUAL DEMOGRAPHIC FILE, 1984 (ICPSR 8300). The earlier dataset used the 1980 Census as a basis for weighting. This reweighted file instead uses a new weighting procedure introduced into the Current Population Survey monthly estimation beginning in January 1985. It will enable users to gauge the impact of the new weighting procedure on estimates of change from March 1984 to March 1985. Both versions of the 1984 Annual Demographic File are available to users. 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. (Occupation and industry were coded using the 1980 Census of Population occupation and industry classification schemes.) Additional data for persons 15 years old and older are available concerning weeks worked and hours per week worked, reason not working full-time, total income and income components, and residence on March 1, 1983. This file also contains data covering nine noncash income sources such as food stamps, school lunch programs, employer-provided group health insurance plans, employer-provided pension plans, personal health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, CHAMPUS or military health care, and energy assistance. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, 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: ANNUAL DEMOGRAPHIC FILE, 1984 (WITH 1985-BASED WEIGHTS). ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, Hispanic origins, households, income, job history, labor force, Medicaid, Medicare, occupational mobility, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment, working hours

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1984-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 1984-03

Universe:    Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units and members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in 1984.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This hierarchical file contains 299,469 records. There are three record types. Household records contain 65 variables, family records contain 77 variables, and person records contain approximately 240 variables. (2) All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis. (3) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Approximately 56,000 households were sampled.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-10-09

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