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Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 2002

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 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, 2002. This file also contains data covering nine noncash income sources: 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. Also included are data covering training and assistance received under welfare reform programs, such as job readiness training, child care services, and skill training. 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: 2002
  • Collection date: 2002-03
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.
The CPS sample is based on the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States. The sample is located in 792 sample areas comprising 2,007 counties and independent cities with coverage in every state and the District on Columbia. In all, some 72,000 housing units or other living quarters are assigned for interview each month, about 57,000 of them containing approximately 112,000 persons 15 years old and older. Also included are demographic data for approximately 31,000 children 0-14 years old and 450 Armed Forces members living with civilians either on or off base within these households. In 2002, the March CPS Annual Demographic File (ADF), sample was expanded, primarily to improve state estimates of children's health insurance coverage. The expansion is known as the CHIP sample. This sample increase results in the addition of about 34,000 households to the ADF. Adding together the regular sample (60,000), plus the Hispanic sample (4,500) which is part of the March survey sample, plus the CHIP sample (34,500), the total sample size for the ADF is about 99,000 households.
Collection Mode
  • In this hierarchical dataset, there are three record types. The first record type is Household, with 142 variables for 98,848 records. The Family record type has 76 variables for 89,063 records, and Person records have 471 variables for 217,219 records. There are a total of 405,130 records in the file.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3664 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (2003): Current Population Survey: Annual Demographic File, 2002. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.