Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-011-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1979

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, March-April 1979: match file.  [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: 8345

Comments: Abstract taken from ICPSR. 2/2001Data should be downloaded from ICPSR. The Census Bureau copy of this file can not be read off DAT tape DP5018 and DP5055. Distrubutor is changed from USCensus to ICPSR.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: 2/2001 A hard copy codebook from the Census Bureau is maintained for rerence use only. A PDF codebook is available from ICPSR.

Abstract: This match file is comprised of records for six rotation groups common to the March and April 1979 Current Population Survey (CPS). Demographic data such as age, sex, race, marital status, household relationship, educational attainment, and Spanish origin for each household member are included. Comprehensive data are provided for persons 14 years old and over on employment status, occupation, and industry. Variables also include number of weeks worked, number of hours per week worked, reason for not working full time, total income, income components, and residence on March 1, 1975. Data on alimony and child support are provided for females 18 years old and over. These data highlight alimony and child support arrangements made at the time of separation or divorce, amount of payments actually received, and value and type of any property settlement. The universe consists of all persons in the noninstitutionalized population of the United States living in housing units. A probability sample was used in selecting housing units. The estimates are based on data obtained from the March 1979 and April 1979 Current Population Surveys. The collection consists of one hierarchical data file which has 192,365 records each having a logical record length of 420 characters. There are approximately 200 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: census data. children. demographic characteristics. divorce. education. employment. ethnicity. family. household structure. income. job history. migration. occupational mobility. occupations. population. socioeconomic indicators. work. working conditions. United States.

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