Current Population Survey, May 1995: Supplement on Race and Ethnicity

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
ancestry; census data; demographic characteristics; ethnicity; ethnic identity; Hispanic origins; households; nationality; population characteristics; population estimates; race
  • Abstract

    This file primarily contains data on racial and ethnic identification as well as preferences for alternative names for racial and ethnic categories, ancestry, and national origin. Some data from the basic Current Population Survey (CPS) on personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, household relationship, educational background, race, and ethnic origin are also provided. Data on methodological aspects of the data collection such as the month-in-sample and whether the interview was conducted in person or over the phone are also included. The only labor force activity information provided is employment status of persons 15 years and over. Users desiring comprehensive labor force data should consult the basic CPS data file.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1995-05
  • Collection date: 1995-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.
The probability sample selected to represent the universe consists of approximately 56,000 households.
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2161 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: (URL)
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    • ID: (URL)
  • Tucker, Clyde, McKay, Ruth, Kojetin, Brian, Harrison, Roderick, de la Puente, Manuel, Stinson, Linda, Robison, Ed. Testing Methods of Collecting Racial and Ethnic Information: Results of the Current Population Survey Supplement on Race and Ethnicity. BLS Statistical Notes No. 40.Washington, DC: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. 1996.
    • ID: (URL)
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    • ID: (URL)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15