Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-114-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1995

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, February 1995: contingent work supplement.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6736

Date Accessioned: 5/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 5

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Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/1/1997

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Abstract: 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 15 and over. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin. The Contingent Work Supplement questions, asked of all applicable persons aged 15 years and older, focused on contingent or temporary work that a person performed without expecting continuing employment from that particular employer. Additional questions covered each worker's satisfaction with their current employment arrangements, job history, transition into the current employment arrangement, search for other employment, employee benefits, and earnings.

The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a household sample survey conducted monthly by the Census Bureau to provide estimates of employment, unemployment, and other characteristics of the general labor force, estimates of the population as a whole, and estimates of various subgroups in the population. The entire noninstitutionalized population of the United States is sampled to obtain the respondents for this survey series.

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