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Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-025-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1983

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, March 1983: estimates of noncash benefit values.  [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: 8332

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. The focus of this particular data collection is on the value of noncash benefits received by some of the participants in the Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1983 (ICPSR 8192). Monetary value estimates are given for five types of noncash benefits (food stamps, school lunches, public or subsidized rental housing, Medicaid, and Medicare) using three valuation approaches: the market value approach, the recipient or cash equivalent approach, and the poverty budget share approach. As in all Current Population Surveys, questions are asked that deal mainly with labor force data. Characteristics such as age, sex, race, household relationship, and Spanish origin are also provided for members of each sample household. Data on employment and income refer to the preceding year while demographic data refer to the time of the survey. Please note that the CPS: Annual Demographic Files are also conducted in March. They are, nonetheless, a separate entity. The universe for the survey is the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units and male members of the Armed Forces living in civilian housing. A probability sample was used in selecting housing units. The data are contained in one data file consisting of 300,423 records each with a logical record length of 390 characters. There are approximately 334 variables in this collection. The file structure is hierarchical.

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

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