Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-123-1-2-United States-USCEN-1995

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, April 1995: food security supplement.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: CPSApr95

Date Accessioned: 7/18/2005

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: As copied from a December 9, 2004 release CD available from CDE. A data file and a data dictionary file are stored in an compressed archive. This replaced the November 2000 release files. 5/2007 See Jack Solock for a copy of the Census CD-ROM (ASCII data and .pdf codebook) of this data file. Also see Linux for a copy of this file (Unix compressed) and codebook (.pdf format): /cdelibrary/dali/c5/cps/04/95

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 7/10/2005

Documentation: Data dictionary file is in raw ASCII format.

Abstract: Data are provided in this collection on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and older. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin. The Food Security Supplement was conducted by the Bureau of the Census for the Food and Consumer Service (FCS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. Supplement questions were asked of all interviewed households, as appropriate. Questions included expenditure for food, whether the household had enough food and had the kinds of food they wanted, and whether the household was running short of money and trying to make their food or food money go further. Additional questions dealt with getting food from food pantries or soup kitchens, cutting the size of or skipping meals, and losing weight because there wasn't enough food. The supplement was intended to research the full range of the severity of food insecurity and hunger as experienced in United States households and was used by the supplement sponsor to produce a scaled measure of food insecurity. Responses to individual items in this supplement are not meaningful measures of food insufficiency and should not be used in such a manner.

Media/File Reports:

7115 (CD-ROM)
7271 (CD-ROM)
7398 (CD-Rom)
7399 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)