Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AH-005-013-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Individual

Bibliographic Citation: Current population survey, October 1981: school enrollment.  [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: 8116

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, 1 duplicate.

Abstract: The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a household survey sample conducted monthly by the Census Bureau to provide estimates of employment, unemployment, and other characteristics of the general labor force, the population as a whole and various subgroups in the population. The entire non-institutionalised population of the United States is sampled to obtain the respondents for this survey series. Besides the CPS core questions, the October 1981 Current Population Survey also gathered supplemental data on school enrollment for all persons three years old and over: whether attending public or private school, grade, if in school when over 14, and year of high school graduation of those from 14 to 34 or last year of school for non-graduates. College students indicated whether enrolled in a 2- or 4-year program, as well as the degree anticipated. Those working towards associates degrees specified if the program was occupational or general. College-age persons indicated whether they were taking any business, vocational, technical, or correspondence courses other than job training. The civilian non-institutionalized population of the United States was sampled and approximately 77,000 households were surveyed. The October 1981 Current Population Survey data are contained in a rectangular file of 170,567 records, each with a logical record length of 600 characters.

SUBJECT TERMS: career goals. census data. college students. education. enrollments. high school students. occupations. private schools. public schools. students. students. vocational training. United States.

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