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Current Population Survey, 1973, and Social Security Records: Exact Match Data

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and administrative records data
  • Social Security Administration
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
demographic characteristics; employment; Hispanic origins; households; income; labor force; pension plans; pensions; population characteristics; population estimates; retirement plans; social security; unemployment; working hours
  • Abstract

    This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 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. This study matches data taken from CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: ANNUAL DEMOGRAPHIC FILE, 1973 (ICPSR 7564) with Social Security benefit and earnings records. Also included is a limited set of tax items furnished by the Internal Revenue Service from the 1972 Federal Income Tax Returns. Information on demographic characteristics such as, sex, ages, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, household relationship, and Hispanic origin, is available for each person in the household enumerated.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1973
  • Collection date: 1973
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in March 1973.
Collection Mode
  • (1) All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7616 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07616.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Social Security Administration (1984): Current Population Survey, 1973, and Social Security Records: Exact Match Data. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.