Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 1998

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
census data; demographic characteristics; employment; Hispanic or Latino origins; households; income; job history; labor force; Medicaid; Medicare; occupational mobility; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; working hours
  • Abstract

    This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data as well as supplemental data on work experience, income, noncash benefits, and migration. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and older. Additional data are available concerning weeks worked and hours per week worked, reason not working full-time, total income and income components, and residence on March 1, 1997. This file also contains data covering noncash income sources such as food stamps, school lunch programs, employer-provided group health insurance plans, employer-provided pension plans, personal health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, CHAMPUS or military health care, and energy assistance. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, household relationships, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998
  • Collection date: 1998-03
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in housing units and members of the Armed Forces living in civilian housing units on a military base or in households not on a military base.
A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. About 60,000 housing units were contacted, with an additional 3,500 Hispanic households added to the March survey sample. The sample was located in 792 sample areas comprising 2,007 counties and independent cities with coverage in every state and the District of Columbia.
Collection Mode
  • In this hierarchical dataset there are three record types. The first record type is Household, with 124 variables for 64,659 records. The Family record type has 76 variables for 56,768 records, and Person records have 428 variables for 131,617 records. There is a total of 253,044 records in the file.

    This survey queried respondents on their residence on March 1, 1997. The documentation erroneously states March 1, 1996.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2573 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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