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Study Report

Study Number: AH-004-047-1-1-United States-MPC-1962

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Integrated public use microdata series, current population survey: version 2.0. [online].  [machine-readable data file] / King, Miriam  [principal investigator(s)] / Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: IPUMS CPS

Date Accessioned: 2/26/2009

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data for IPUMS CPS is available at this site. Users need to fill out an online registration form before they can download the data.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 2/26/2009

Documentation: Documentation for IPUMS CPS is available at this site.

Abstract: The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly U.S. household survey conducted jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. CPS has been conducted for over 50 years. Currently, about 65,000 households are interviewed monthly, scientifically selected on the basis of area of residence to represent the nation as a whole, individual states, and other specified areas. CPS was designed to measure unemployment. A set of labor force and demographic questions, known as the "basic monthly survey," is asked every month. IPUMS-CPS is an integrated set of data from 46 years (1962-2007) of the CPS March files. Variables in IPUMS-CPS are coded identically or "harmonized" over the years to make cross-time comparisons more feasible. This harmonized dataset is also compatible with the data from the U.S. decennial censuses that are part of the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS-USA). IPUMS-CPS consists of all substantive variables from the original CPS samples. However, various constructed variables from the original datasets have been excluded.

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