Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: QH-014-001-1-1-USA-UPENN-1994

Subject Area: Organizational Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: National employer survey, 1994.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania. Finance Department  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 7/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 8

Comments: Two versions of the survey were administered - one for establishments in the manufacturing sector and the other for establishments in non-manufacturing. The surveys are virtually identical and the only difference between the two was a minor modification in language to better fit the nature of business in the non-manufacturing sector. The codebook provided documents the manufacturing sector survey with the wording for the non-manufacturing sector in italics whenever there was a difference between the two surveys. The README file states that "These data can be used for analytical and modelling purposes but not for tallying national estimates". Note that these data are provided as a SAS transport file; included is the SAS code for reading in this file and creating the system file. 6/08 Data can also be downloaded from the Learning Alliance for Higher Education site. It also has the 1996, 1997 and 1998 data.

Access Status: Access unrestricted

Date Ordered: 7/1/1997

Documentation: Electronic codebook, SAS proc contents and two working papers accompany the data set. 1 copy of the hard copy codebook was printed and filed on the shelf, it includes print versions of the two working papers.

Abstract: This survey was administered between August-September 1994 to over 4,000 private sector establishments in the United States. The survey oversampled establishments in the manufacturing sector and those establishments with over 100 employees. Public sector employers, not-for-profit, establishments with less than 20 employees and corporate headquarters were excluded from the survey. Two versions of the sruvey were administered - one for establishments in the manufacturing sector and the other for establishments in non-manufacturing. The surveys are virtually identical and the only difference between the two was a minor modification in language to better fit the nature of business in the non-manufacturing sector. Questions focus on the extent and type of employee training, but other company-level data are included.

Media/File Reports:

7380 (CD-Rom)
7381 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)