Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-133-1-2-United States-USCEN-1996

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, September 1996: 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: CPSSep96

Date Accessioned: 7/18/2005

Number of Files Received: 3

Comments: As received from Charlie Fiss at CDE on a December 9, 2004 release CD. A data file and two document files are stored in an compressed archive. This replaced the November 2000 release files. 4/2007 See Jack Solock for access to this CD-ROM.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 7/10/2005

Documentation: Data dictionary file is in raw ASCII format and codebook is in PDF format. 4/2007 See CDE acquisition number 1621.00 for hard copy of the data dictionary.

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)