Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-058-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, May 1988: survey of employee benefits.  [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: 9316

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and 2 duplicates.

Abstract: This dataset includes information on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are provided on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also included are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. The supplement includes data on pension and retirement plan coverage through employer- or union-sponsored retirement plans, as well as individual retirement plans (IRAs) and Keoghs. Questions were asked of all persons employed for pay in four rotation groups common to the March 1988 Current Population Survey (CPS). Income and work experience data from the March income supplement are also included for individuals in these four rotation groups. In addition, the May supplement file was matched to the June CPS file to pick up that month's earnings data, and it was matched to the March income supplement to pick up detailed income information. The May supplement can be viewed as having three distinct parts: CPS labor force data, employee benefits supplement data, and March income data.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: The universe consists of 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 53,000 households.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: May 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: May 1988

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. ''The Current Population Survey: Design and Methodology''(Technical Paper 40). Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census, n.d. United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. ''Employment and Earnings, June, 1988.'' Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, n.d.

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