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Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1994 (ICPSR 6461)

Published: Mar 16, 1995

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


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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 15 years old and older. Additional data 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, 1993. This file also contains data covering nine noncash income sources: 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, sex, race, household relationship, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey:  Annual Demographic File, 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995-03-16.

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Data on employment and income refer to the preceding year, although demographic data refer to the time of the survey.

The technical documentation incorrectly lists the residence information as being for March 1, 1992--the correct year is 1993.

A major redesign of the Current Population Survey was implemented in January 1994. The primary aim of the redesign was to improve the quality of the data derived from the survey by introducing a new questionnaire and modernized data collection methods.

The 287,984 cases in this hierarchical file include household-level, family-level, and person-level records. There are approximately 130 variables for the household records, approximately 75 variables for the family records, and approximately 340 variables for the person records.

A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. About 57,000 housing units were contacted, with an additional 2,500 Hispanic households added to the March survey sample. The sample was located in 729 sample areas comprising 1,973 counties and independent cities with coverage in every state and in the District of Columbia.

Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units and members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units on military bases or in households not on military bases.

personal interviews

survey data




  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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