Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-022-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, March 1981: after-tax money income estimates.  [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: 8269

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: 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. This data collection is formed by expanding the Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1983 (ICPSR 8192) to include an estimate of after-tax income and the amount of taxes paid (Federal and State individual income taxes, property taxes on owner-occupied housing units, Social Security taxes, retirement taxes). The data set includes monthly labor force data and supplemental data on work experience, types and amounts of ''before tax'' money income received during the previous calendar year, and migration. Data are also furnished for nine noncash income sources: food stamps, school lunch program participation, employer-provided group health insurance plan, employer-provided pension plan, personal health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, CHAMPUS or military health care, and energy assistance. Characteristics such as age, sex, race, household relationship, and Spanish origin are provided for members of each household. The non-institutionalized, civilian population of the United States and male members of the Armed Forces living in civilian housing units provide the universe for this survey. The data collection consists of one data file containing 300,423 records each with a logical record length of 420 characters. The file structure is hierarchical, There are approximately 314 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: career patterns. census data. children. demographic characteristics. education. employment. ethnicity. family. household structure. income. income estimates. insurance. job history. migration. occupations. personal finances. population. poverty. socioeconomic indicators. taxation. welfare. United States.

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