Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-056-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1977

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, June 1977.  [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: 9283

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This collection contains standard 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 14 years old and over. Also supplied are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. In addition, supplemental data pertaining to birth history, birth expectations, and child care arrangements are included in this file. Data on birth history were collected for unmarried women ages 18-49 and for married women ages 14-49 and include variables such as total number of children ever born, dates of birth of the first and most recent child, and date of first marriage. Questions on birth expectations, asked of unmarried women ages 18-44 and currently married women ages 14-44, included number of children they expect to have and ages of all children living in the household. Currently married women were asked the number of children they expect to have within the next five years and when they expected their first/next child to be born within the next five years. Questions on child care arrangements were asked of all currently employed women ages 18-44 with a child under the age of five living in the household. Data are provided on child care arrangements for the two youngest children and include items such as whether regular day care arrangements are made, location of day care facility, who provides and pays for care, and types of activities occupying the mother while day care is provided. Respondents were also asked whether they would work more hours or have more children if they could make additional child care arrangements at a reasonable cost.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: All persons 14 years and over in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.

SAMPLE: A probability sample consisting of approximately 66,000 households was selected to represent the universe.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: June 1977



United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. THE CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY (TECHNICAL PAPER 40). Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, n.d.

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