Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-054-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, January 1988: displaced workers.  [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: 9285

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and 1 duplicate.

Abstract: This collection provides data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons aged 14 and over. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. The displaced workers questions were asked of all persons aged 20 and over who lost a job involuntarily within the last five years due to operating decisions of a firm, plant, or business in which the worker was employed. Data are provided on reasons for job displacement, industry and occupation of the former job, group health insurance coverage, job tenure, and weekly earnings. Additional data refer to periods of unemployment as well as number of jobs held, use of unemployment benefits, whether residence was changed to seek work in another area, current health insurance coverage, and current weekly earnings.

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 57,000 households.

NOTE: The Census Bureau has padded the last block of data with missing data codes. Therefore, users will find more records than there are valid cases.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: January 1988


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