Current Population Survey, February 1998: Displaced Workers and Employee Tenure

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; displaced workers; employment; health insurance; Hispanic or Latino origins; households; job loss; job tenure; labor force; layoffs; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment
  • Abstract

    This collection provides data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin. The displaced worker questions were asked of all persons aged 20 years and older who lost a job involuntarily within the last three years based on operating decisions of a firm, plant, or business. Data are provided on reasons for job displacement, industry and occupation of the former job, group health insurance coverage, job tenure, and weekly earnings. Additional data refer to periods of unemployment as well as number of jobs held, use of unemployment benefits, whether residence was changed to seek work in another area, current health insurance coverage, and current weekly earnings. The employee tenure questions were asked of all persons 15 years and older who were employed during the reference week.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998-02
  • 1998-02-15 / 1998-02-21
    Collection date: 1998-02-15--1998-02-21
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 48,000 households.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2574 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02574.v1
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    • ID: 10.1016/S1053-5357(01)00104-4 (DOI)
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  • Rodriguez, Daniel, Zavodny, Madeline. Are displaced workers now finished at age forty?. Economic Review - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.85, (2), 33-47.2000.
  • Siegel, Michele, Muller, Charlotte, Honig, Marjorie. Incidence of job loss: The shift from younger to older workers, 1981-1996. New York: International Longevity Center. 2000.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15