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Study Report

Study Number: AH-004-012-2-1-United States-USCEN-1978

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey: annual demographic file, 1978 [reformatted].  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7836

Comments: Data have been reformatted. Abstract taken from ICPSR.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

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. Each March, in addition to the core of information mentioned above, the Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic Files provide detailed demographic data representative of the non-institutionalized, United States civilian population and male members of the Armed Services living in civilian housing. Approximately 200,000 records are included for each year. The data files for the years 1968-1976 were obtained from the Data Program and Library Service (DPLS), the University of Wisconsin. Some data management operations intended to store the records more efficiently were performed by DPLS. That organization also revised the original Census Bureau documentation. Sources of the later files are listed in their individual descriptions. Please note that other, related Current Population Surveys are conducted during March. These surveys are, nevertheless, separate entities. The data file for 1978 was prepared by the Census Bureau and was provided to ICPSR by Judith Rowe, Computing Center, Princeton University. There are 282,054 records in this file, each with a logical record length of 342 characters. Approximately 325 variables are included for each record.

Media/File Reports:

7380 (CD-Rom)
7381 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)