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Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-040-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, May 1985: work schedules, multiple jobholding, and premium pay.  [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: 8663

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: Standard labor force activity data for the week prior to the survey are provided in this data collection. Comprehensive data are supplied on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also presented are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. Supplemental data pertaining to work schedules include items on the usual number of hours worked daily and weekly, usual number of days and specific days worked weekly, starting and ending times of an individual's work day, and whether these starting and ending times could be varied. For deviations from regular work schedules, the main reason a particular schedule or shift was worked is elicited. Questions dealing with overtime include number of extra hours worked and rate of pay. For dual jobholders, data are provided on starting and ending times of the work day, number of weekly hours worked, earnings, occupation, industry, and main reason for working more than one job. This is the first Current Population Survey to contain questions about temporary work and about primary job-related activities completed at home.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.

SAMPLE: The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 71,000 households.

NOTE: During the period from April 1984 through July 1985, the Bureau of the Census systematically introduced a new sample design for the Current Population Survey based on the results of the 1980 decennial census. Due to the phase-in of the new design, the May 1985 CPS sample had two rotation groups in the 629 sample areas of the old design comprising 1,148 counties, independent cities and minor civil divisions, and six rotation groups located in the 729 sample areas of the new design comprising 1,973 counties and equivalent geographic areas in the United States.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: May 1985

DATE OF COLLECTION: May 1985

SUBJECT TERMS: census data. demographic characteristics. economic attitudes and behavior. education. employment. groups. households. income. jobs. labor force. labor market behavior. marital status. occupational mobility. occupations. population. social attitudes and behavior. veterans. work. workers. working conditions. United States.

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