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Current Population Survey, May 1997: Work Schedules

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; employment; Hispanic origins; households; labor force; multiple jobs; population characteristics; population estimates; temporary employment; unemployment; volunteers; working hours
  • Abstract

    Data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey are supplied in this collection. Information is available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and over. Demographic variables such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin are included. In addition to providing these core data, the May survey also contains a supplement on work schedules for all applicable persons aged 15 years and older who were employed at the time of the survey. This supplement focuses on shift work, flexible hours, and work at home for both main and second jobs.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1997-05
  • 1997-05-18 / 1997-05-24
    Collection date: 1997-05-18--1997-05-24
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe consists of 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 57,000 households.
Collection Mode
  • The record length is 915, not 913 as stated in the codebook. The last variable in the record, PWSUPWGT, is ten characters long. The last four characters are implied decimal places.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2482 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02482.v1
  • Hotchkiss, Julie L.. A closer look at the employment impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Journal of Human Resources.39, (4), 887-911.2004.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Presser, Harriet B.. Working in a 24/7 Economy: Challenges for American Families. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. 2003.
  • Fletcher, Hosanna K.. 'Workin' 9-to-5'? The Impact of 'Flexible' Worktime on the Workweek. Southern Sociological Society. 2002.
  • Sharpe, Deanna L., Hermsen, Joan M., Billings, Jodi. Factors Associated with Having Flextime: A Focus on Married Workers. Journal of Family and Economic Issues.23, (1), 51-72.2002.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1014277630200 (DOI)
  • Gariety, Bonnie Sue, Shaffer, Sherrill. Wage differentials associated with flextime. Monthly Labor Review.124, (3), 68-75.2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Golden, Lonnie. Flexible work schedules: What are we trading off to get them?. Monthly Labor Review.124, (3), 50-67.2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Stainback, Melissa O.. Structuring Work and Family Lives: Flexible Employment Patterns Among U.S. Families. Dissertation, Louisiana State Univeristy and Agricultural and Mechanical College. 2001.
  • Beers, Thomas M.. Flexible schedules and shift work: Replacing the '9-to-5' workday?. Monthly Labor Review.123, (6), 33-40.2000.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Mariani, Matthew. Telecommuters. Occupational Outlook Quarterly.44, (3), 10-17.2000.
  • Hamermesh, Daniel S.. Changing inequality in work injuries and work timing. Monthly Labor Review.122, (10), 22-30.1999.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Presser, Harriet B.. Toward a 24-hour economy. Science.284, (5421), 1778-1779.1999.
    • ID: 10.1126/science.284.5421.1778 (DOI)
  • Anonymous. Employee benefits items. Tax Management Financial Planning Journal.14, (4), 111-112.1998.
  • Anonymous. More than 21 million worked at home as part of primary job responsibilities. Tax Management Financial Planning Journal.14, (4), 93 -1998.
  • Stainback, Melissa, Donato, Katharine M.. Going to work but never leaving home. Population Today.26, (9), 3 -1998.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1998): Current Population Survey, May 1997: Work Schedules. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.