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Current Population Survey, December 1998: Computer and Internet Use

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; households; labor force; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment
  • Abstract

    Data are provided in this collection on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 15 years old and older. Also shown are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin. This file also contains information on computer and Internet usage for persons 3 years old and older, including whether there was a computer in the household, if anyone in the household used the Internet, and whether anyone in the household used the Internet for e-mail.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998-12
  • Collection date: 1998-12
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled 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 48,000 households.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3045 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03045.v1
  • Goss, Ernest P., Phillips, Joseph M.. How Information Technology Affects Wages: Evidence Using Internet Usage as a Proxy for IT Skills. Journal of Labor Research.23, (3), 463-474.2002.
    • ID: 10.1007/s12122-002-1047-x (DOI)
  • Yu, Zhanghai. Online confidentiality concerns of e-learning Internet users. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University. 2001.
  • Cao, Xiaoli. Internet usage for educational purposes in the home by labor force participants. Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University. 2000.
  • Kaye, H. Stephen. Computer and Internet use among people with disabilities. Washington, DC: United States Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. 2000.
  • Kuhn, Peter, Skuterud, Mikal. Job Search Methods: Internet versus Traditional. Monthly Labor Review.123, (10), 3-11.2000.
  • Schau, Terry. Internet Use: Here, There, and Everywhere. Occupational Outlook Quarterly.44, (4), 40-47.2000.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Delano, Daryl. Uncle Sam studies the 'digital divide'. Electronic Business.25, (11), 13-14.1999.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (2001): Current Population Survey, December 1998: Computer and Internet Use. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.