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Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-012-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, January 1981.  [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: 8115

Access Status: Access restricted to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: The Current Population Survey has as its main objective the gathering of data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. In addition to demographic characteristics, data are provided on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Besides the CPS core questions, the January 1981 Current Population Survey also gathered supplemental data on job tenure and occupational mobility for employed persons 16 and over, including items such as occupation and labor force status a year ago, length of time with present employer, length of time in the same occupation, and reasons for changing occupation. Also included in this data file is information on residence one year earlier and education since January 1980. The civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States was sampled and approximately 77,000 households were surveyed. The January 1981 Current Population Survey data are contained in a rectangular file of 188,764 records, each with a logical record length of 361 characters.

SUBJECT TERMS: census data. demographic characteristics. education. employment. households. industry. jobs. labor force. occupation. occupational mobility. residence. United States.

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