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Current Population Survey, May 2001: Work Schedules and Work at Home Supplement

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
  • United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
commuting (travel); demographic characteristics; economic conditions; employee benefits; employment; full-time employment; Hispanic or Latino origins; households; income; industry; Internet; job change; job satisfaction; labor (work); labor force; occupational status; ocuupations; part-time employment; population characteristics; population estimates; temporary employment; unemployment; work; work experience; working hours
  • Abstract

    This data collection is comprised of responses from two sets of survey questionnaires, the basic Current Population Survey (CPS) for May 2001 and a supplement survey on the topic of Work Schedules and Working at Home.The CPS, administered monthly, is a labor force survey providing current estimates of the economic status and activities of the population of the United States, for the week prior to the survey. Specifically, the CPS provides estimates of total employment (both farm and nonfarm), nonfarm self-employed persons, domestics, and unpaid helpers in nonfarm family enterprises, wage and salaried employees, and estimates of total unemployment.The May 2001 supplemental survey queried respondents on their working hours and shift of work. Other questions asked about hours spent working at home and equipment used, temporary work done without expecting continuing employment from the employer, worker's expectation of continuing employment, satisfaction with their current employment arrangement, current job history, transition into the current employment arrangement, search for other employment, employee benefits, and earnings.Demographic variables include age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, occupation, and income.
  • Methods

    The data contain eight weight variables: Household Weight -- HWHHWGT -- Used in tallying household characteristics.; Family Weight -- PWFMWGT -- Used only in tallying family characteristics.; Longitudinal Weight -- PWLGWGT -- Found only on adult records matched from month to month (used for gross flows analysis).; Outgoing Rotation Weight -- PWORWGT -- Used for tallying information collected only in outgoing rotations.; Final Weight -- PWSSWGT -- Used for most tabulations, controlled to independent estimates for (1) States; (2) Origin, Sex, and Age; and (3) Age, Race, and Sex.; Veteran's Weight -- PWVETWGT -- Used for tallying veteran's data only.; Composited Final Weight -- PWCMPWGT -- Used to create BLS's published labor force statistics.; Supplement Weight -- PWSUPWGT -- Used in tallying individuals on the file.; Users are strongly encouraged to refer to the User Guide for additional detailed information on how to use these weights, as well as how they were derived.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2001-05
  • 2001-05-13 / 2001-05-19
    Collection date: 2001-05-13--2001-05-19
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe for the basic CPS consists of all persons aged 15 and older in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States, living in households. The May 2001 supplement universe represented the full CPS sample comprising all households, for persons age 15 years or older who are currently employed.
A multistage probability sample was selected to represent the universe of approximately 48,000 households.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

    Users are strongly encouraged to refer to the User Guide (produced by the Principal Investigators), which contains information about the basic CPS survey and detailed technical documentation specific to the Work Schedules and Work at Home Supplement. In particular, Attachment 9 of the User Guide contains the supplement questionnaire.

    Detailed and edited universe statements for various variables are defined in either the basic or supplement record layout, which are located in Attachments 7 and 8, respectively, of the User Guide.

    ICPSR removed all FILLER and PADDING variables from the data. As a result, the column locations in any ICPSR-released data product (e.g., codebook and setup files) will have column locations that are not consistent with locations described in the User Guide.

2011-12-21 The ASCII data for this collection have been completely replaced. The data collection has been updated to include SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files for use with the new data. Also included in the update are a corresponding SAS transport (CPORT) file, SPSS system file, Stata system file, and a tab-delimited version of the new ASCII data.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3663 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03663.v1
  • Weeden, Kim A.. Is there a flexiglass ceiling? Flexible work arrangements and wages in the United States. Social Science Research.34, (2), 454-482.2005.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2004.04.006 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census; United States Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2003): Current Population Survey, May 2001: Work Schedules and Work at Home Supplement. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.